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THIS WEEK IN SPORTGLOBE: I work hard for this – ‘Tuffy’ Anderson

Published:Friday | September 13, 2013 | 6:41 PM

I work hard for this – ‘Tuffy’ Anderson

In a dream response to chants of “Tuffy” on a soggy National Stadium pitch in Kingston last Tuesday night, 34-year-old Jermaine Anderson netted Jamaica’s first goal in some three months in a CONCACAF World Cup Qualification Match. He recalls the moment in a SportGlobe interview.



Blake not off point

Handlers of former 100m-world champion Yohan Blake have defended the athlete’s position in dismissing the importance of the Commonwealth Games and likelihood of his competing in the 2014 edition in Glasgow, Scotland.



Schoolboy Football: A nursery for young talent

“I have long categorized the Manning and daCosta Cups as the unofficial national youth football programmes of Jamaica. The absence of any significant alternative club or nationally organized competition that could be credibly compared to schoolboy football bears out my point,” writes Oral Tracey



Brazil will be worse without Jamaica

Former Reggae Boy, Robbie Earle believes that the 2014 FIFA World Cup of football in Brazil will be all the poorer if Jamaica does not make it to the final 32.



Shauna Helps: brain plus ability

As debate rages about the performance of student athletes in the classroom, Shauna Helps has proven that one can perform well both on track and in school.



Five questions with Danny McFarlane

Regarded as a dynamic and resolute athlete, Olympic 400m hurdles silver medalist Danny McFarlane is a role model in longevity. Residing in Oracabessa, St. Mary as a youngster, McFarlane came to a national prominence as a schoolboy running for Ocho Rios High School at the ISSA Boys Athletics Championship.



Wrestling returns to Olympics

Wrestling has been reinstated as an Olympic sport for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic games but there was heartbreak for squash and baseball/softball. The sport was one of the original disciplines at the Ancient Olympics but was excluded from the programme earlier this year.



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