KINGSTON:SportsMax has now added schoolboy football to its impressive line-up, as it has been awarded the exclusive three-year broadcast rights for the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy Manning and daCosta Cup competitions for 2015, 2016 and 2017.The rights were put to tender by the recently formed Greenfield Media Productions Limited, a joint venture between ISSA and GraceKennedy Limited. SportsMax, a Digicel Group company, will now have the exclusive international broadcast rights and licence for live and delayed television broadcast of competitions via television and streaming.SportsMax’s broadcast rights extend to all territories worldwide, with Caribbeanwide television coverage to 25 countries on SportsMax into the United States and Canada on its sister channel, CEEN, and on free-to-air television via Television Jamaica (TVJ) in Jamaica. TVJ will be using all of its channels, including TVJSN and 1spotmedia, to ensure full coverage of this year’s schoolboy football competitions.”SportsMax has been instrumental in ensuring that local and international coverage of Jamaica’s football continues to receive unprecedented international exposure,” said Oliver McIntosh, SportsMax president and CEO. “We and our parent company, Digicel, have worked with ISSA before, and this is another big step for us as we work more closely with Greenfield Media to showcase the depth of talent in the Caribbean.”live actionClaire Grant, general manager at TVJ and TVJSN, said: “We are pleased to be able give Jamaicans everywhere, on any device, the supreme joy of watching potential Reggae Boyz from our high schools play in the glorious game of football.”SportsMax and TVJ’s coverage of the schoolboy football season kicked off on Saturday with the double-header at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, featuring Manning Cup champions Jamaica College and daCosta Cup holders Clarendon College.The two channels will be bringing live action from all high-school competitions every week through to the crowning of the champion high-school footballers. The Manning Cup final is set for November 28 at the National Stadium and the daCosta Cup final slated for December 5 at Catherine Hall stadium in St James.Digicel SportsMax also holds broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League, Spanish La Liga, UEFA Champions League, NBA, Women’s Tennis Association tour, IAAF Diamond League, Indian Premier League, Ashes cricket series between Australia and England cricket, and more.
Primary school children in Hanover got a new experience with exposure to the sport of basketball, at the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) clinic and seminar, which took place at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea.”This is the first time that most of these kids had ever seen or played basketball,” noted INSPORTS officer, Calvin Martin.”There had not been any such activity for primary school kids. They were very excited, and for the kids it was a new experience playing a new sport that they had not played before,” he added.”The project focused on the fundamentals – passing, dribbling and shooting – and there were over 50 kids.”Martin, who is also president of the powerful Southern Conference Basketball Association, noted that the clinics are part of the agency’s drive to develop the sport right across the island, and they will be conducting another in a couple months.”INSPORTS is doing a lot of work with primary schools in different sports. In January, we’re going to be doing another one (basketball clinic), but the date has not been set as yet,” he outlined.”Then after GSAT there’s going to be a tournament,” he said, relating to the final-year examinations forprimary school children.
GEELONG, Australia (CMC):Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood both gathered half-centuries as West Indies survived a day of extreme temperatures to flourish on the opening day of their two-day tour fixture against Victoria XI yesterday.Brathwaite struck 78, while Blackwood carved out 69 at the Simonds Stadium with the mercury reaching 308C and soaring to 438 by the afternoon – one of the hottest days on record in the history of Australia.Several West Indies batsmen got starts but none were able to reach three-figures. However, the outing served as a much-needed build-up for the second Test match against Australia, slated for the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Boxing Day.Marlon Samuels hit 45, Denesh Ramdin scored 38 not out, while opener Rajindra Chandrika chipped in with 28.Leg-spinner Jeremy Hart was the best bowler with four for 93.The 23-year-old Brathwaite again looked in good touch and appeared set for a century before he retired at the tea break after facing 175 balls and counting eight boundaries on both sides of the wicket off both pace and spin.He was largely untroubled throughout his knock and it backed up his stroke-filled 94 in the first Test.The right-hander shared three productive stands to give West Indies a handy start, posting 47 for the first wicket with Chandrika, 68 for the second wicket with Samuels and a breezy third-wicket stand of 99 with Blackwood.The right-handed Blackwood’s knock was important, especially after failing to score in either innings of the Hobart Test. He faced 102 balls and hit seven fours and a six in what was a good comeback following the double failure.Samuels showed a glimpse of his prowess with an innings containing seven crisp boundaries off 39 balls, but touched an out-swinger to the keeper just when he looked set for much more.The innings slipped from 226 for three to 257 for seven in the final session as West Indies lost four quick wickets for 31 runs. However, Ramdin found a good partner in Jomel Warrican and the pair has so far added 43 in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand.Ramdin, who looked solid off both the front foot and back foot, has so far counted four fours off 73 deliveries, while Warrican mixed unorthodox defence with measured aggression to close on 22 not out.
Popular owner Oneil Hinds (O’Shaun Connection) has hit the ground running at the start of the new season, thanks to four winners including the grey ITALIANO who romped the opening James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Hinds and trainer Neive Graham teamed up for a second winner on the nine-race card when highly fancied PERSIAN BELLE (2-1) made all in the fourth race for $250,000 – $210,000) claimers over 1820 metres, winning by six lengths from PERFECT FLYER (5-2) who chased him relentlessly. The seven-year-old gelding, ITALIANO, running as the 1-4 favourite with former champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, shot past early leader AGAKHAN (2-1) leaving the half mile and breezed home by five lengths from 2-1 chance GOLDEN BULLET in a field of seven $450,000 $400,000 claiming horses. PERSIAN BELLE, on the other hand was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson. Significantly, both horses were claimed, but Hinds was not perturbed. “That ‘s the nature of game, you would like to keep horses when they win and do well for the most part, but there are others out there in the claiming marketplace with an eye for an Italiano or Persian Belle and as the owner, it’s best you lose them as winners,” said Hinds who finished sixth on the list of top owners last year with 18 winners and $81 million in stakes. “I can’t complain about my numbers in 2015, but the plan is to finish higher in the standings this season even though most of my earnings will come through claimers,” added Hinds ,who owns the O&S Tack Room (horse supplies and accessories provider) located on the Caymanas Park compound.
At the time, Barcelona were cruising toward a repeat of the Champions League, Spanish league and Copa del Rey treble. But Luis Enrique’s squad has won only one of its last six games, being eliminated by Atletico in the Champions League quarter-finals and seeing its league lead collapse. Its 39-game unbeaten streak ended with a home loss to Real Madrid earlier this month. Atletico have three of their last five games at home, while Barcelona will play away three times. Real Madrid also are away in three of their last five matches. Valencia opened the scoring after Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic deflected a cross into his own net in the 26th minute. Midfielder Dani Parejo then provided a perfect pass for Santi Mina’s precise shot into the far corner in first-half injury time. Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal in the 63rd to end a five-game scoring slump that was his worst with Barcelona in five years. He completed a cross by Jordi Alba to keep his team’s hopes alive, but it was not able to capitalise on its chances of equalising. Several opportunities MADRID (AP): Barcelona fell to Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou yesterday, losing their third straight game to allow Atletico Madrid to draw level on points atop the Spanish league with five rounds to go. Atletico erased Barcelona’s lead by beating Granada 3-0 earlier yesterday. Real Madrid are only one point behind after winning 5-1 at last-place Getafe on Saturday. Atletico were trailing by nine points three rounds ago, and Real Madrid were 12 points back four games ago. Champions League Valencia had several opportunities to put the game away in counterattacks, but the best scoring chance of the match was squandered by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique in the 89th. He had only the goalkeeper to beat but missed from close range. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves made a few great saves to help secure the win, including a spectacular one after a Rakitic shot from inside the area in the 75th. It was the second win in a row for Valencia after four straight losses, moving the club further away from the relegation zone. They have 40 points from 33 games and are in 12th place.
AC Milan 0 1 Sampdoria Empoli 1 1 Torino Atalanta 2 0 Cagliari Palermo 1 0 Crotone Genoa 0 1 Sassuolo Pescara 2 6 Lazio Chievo 0 0 Udinese MILAN (AP): No team appears capable of stopping Juventus after the Bianconeri beat Inter Milan 1-0 yesterday in an entertaining Derby d’Italia in Serie A. Juan Cuadrado scored on the stroke of halftime for Juventus, which also hit the bar twice in the first period as Massimiliano Allegri’s side extended their Serie A record to 28 consecutive home wins. Juventus moved six points clear of second-placed Napoli and seven above Roma, which play Fiorentina tomorrow as the Stadio Olimpico was being used for Italy’s Six Nations match. Inter slipped to fifth, a point behind Lazio and 12 behind Juve. The Juventus match was entertaining from the start and Paulo Dybala could have had two stunning goals in the opening 12 minutes. First his overhead kick was brilliantly saved by Samir Handanovic after Mario Mandzukic nodded down Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross. Minutes later Dybala lobbed Handanovic but the Argentine’s curled effort came off the crossbar. Inter also had their chances but Roberto Gagliardini volleyed narrowly over and Joao Mario’s low shot went inches wide of the left post, much to the relief of an unmoving Gianluigi Buffon. Gagliardini also headed Ivan Perisic’s cross straight at Buffon. Mandzukic’s diving header was also just wide of the right upright, while Handanovic fingertipped Miralem Pjanic’s free kick onto the crossbar seconds before Cuadrado gave Juve the lead, firing the resulting corner into the top right. Handanovic kept Inter in the match in the second half with saves from Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain and Mandzukic, but the Nerazzurri struggled to carve out opportunities to equalise. Perisic was sent off for dissent in stoppage time. RESULTS
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“It made me all teary-eyed,” said Robyn Mason, who watched with her husband, Greg, from a grassy embankment near the third base outfield. “It was just so momentous. Just really cool — and very pretty.”Other teams hosting events included the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Oregon, the Idaho Falls Chukars, the Bowling Green Hot Rods in Kentucky, Tennessee’s Nashville Sounds and the Greenville Drive, Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs, all in South Carolina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Volcanoes’ game against the Hillsboro Hops started late because the Hops got stuck in traffic. The game stopped briefly in the first inning as fans and players paused to watch the eclipse. Many players donned disposable protective glasses and sat in the grass in front of each dugout. At one point, the sellout crowd chanted, “Let’s go science!”In Nebraska, the Saltdogs sold game tickets to buyers from as far away as the United Kingdom and Germany, team spokesman Michael Shively said. 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Teen gunned down in Masbate LOOK: NBA teams exploit solar eclipse to mock Phoenix Suns Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “This was really the easiest place to get to that was in the path of the totality,” he said as he walked into the Lincoln stadium. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event — that minute and a half of experiencing something out of this world.”Jordan Wilson and his wife, Nicole, brought their 5-year-old son, Izayah, to the game to see the eclipse. On the way down from their home in Omaha, the family sat through bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 80.“It’s probably the last full eclipse we’ll see in our lifetimes,” he said.In South Carolina, the Columbia Fireflies celebrated a “Total Eclipse of the Park” event as they hosted the Rome Braves. The Fireflies wore special glow-in-the-dark jerseys that were scheduled to be auctioned after the game, with proceeds benefiting local science, technology, math and engineering programs.No Major League Baseball games coincided with the event, but some players checked out the eclipse as their teams warmed up to play hours later. And the cosmic spectacle caught the interest of teams from other sports preparing for their season openers.Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey scheduled practice to end in time so that the team could watch the eclipse on the practice field.“It was pretty cool to be out there with the rest of the team, looking like 9 o’ clock at night at 1:30,” linebacker Derrick Morgan said.As the Titans gathered to watch the eclipse, Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By The Light” and “Dancing In The Dark” and Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night” played over the loudspeaker.Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle said he and his teammates were all excited to see the eclipse. “We’ve been talking about it in the locker room,” he said.The Minnesota Golden Gophers tweeted out their practice play list for the day, with songs ranging from Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” to Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” One of the Germans was Theo Kleinfeld, 65, who flew to Lincoln last week so he could photograph the eclipse at the Saltdogs’ game against the Gary Southshore Railcats.Kleinfeld said he watched the 1999 eclipse that crossed Germany and traveled to Shanghai for another in 2009. But in Shanghai, he said, the sky was overcast.“This is a good opportunity,” Kleinfeld said as he set up his camera outside Saltdogs Stadium. “If it doesn’t work today, I’ll just have to come back in 2024,” when the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will occur.Paul Kobs, 38, of Minneapolis, took a day off work and drove to Lincoln with his girlfriend. The couple started planning the trip three months ago and picked Lincoln because it was one of the places closest to their home to see the eclipse.Kobs said they initially planned to drive down to Beatrice, Nebraska, where eclipse viewers gathered at the Homestead National Monument, but the cloudy forecast for that area persuaded him to stay in Lincoln.ADVERTISEMENT LINCOLN, Neb. — Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.The Lincoln Saltdogs wore special black-and-white jerseys and stopped their game just before 1 p.m. to watch the eclipse darken the sky. Spectators erupted in applause at 1:02 p.m. as the moon crawled in front of the sun until the whole sky looked like a late-evening sunset. The air turned chilly and went still.ADVERTISEMENT
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t tell that to the Bucks, who also had to contend with Kevin Love’s second double-double of the season.Love finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Kyle Korver tallied 17, hitting five-of-six three pointers.“This is a huge win as a team,” said James.James injured his ankle after stepping on the foot of rookie forward Cedi Osman during practice on September 27.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 34 points on 15-of-22 shooting with eight rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, who lost their home opener and dropped to 1-1 on the season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award James said the Cavs stuck to their game plan, setting the tone early on defence before getting the offence “popping.”“We know Giannis is going to get his. But we made them make multiple passes, multiple triple drives. We defended.“And then offensively in the second half we started to get that ball popping and had their defence off balance.”Elsewhere, Kemba Walker scored 26 points and Dwight Howard burned his former team for 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets rallied from a 20-point deficit to storm past the Atlanta Hawks 109-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket during the second half of a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on October 20, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James has picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists on Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97.The four-time NBA most valuable player led the Cavaliers in scoring for the second straight game despite missing most of the pre-season with an injury.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene When James started the season he knew it was going to take time to fully recover from a sprained left ankle that limited him to just one pre-season game.He played 37 minutes and drained 10 of 16 shots on Friday in front of a crowd of 18,700 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I felt better tonight than I did after game one,” said James who scored a team high 29 points in a season-opening win over Boston on Tuesday.“Each game is going to be another opportunity for me to get into game shape,” he added. “Today I am still not where I want to be.” View comments Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The draft will take place at Robinsons Place Manila.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UAAP Starting 5: Week 7 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson READ: Standhardinger no-show at PBA Draft Combine“Hi guys, Everything is good! It is understood that I am officially under contract in Hong Kong, so I could not be at the PBA Draft Combine,” Standhardinger posted on his Twitter account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“My agent has already informed PBA officials in advance. Looking forward to seeing you all at Draft Day!” he wrote.Standhardinger, who is projected to be this year’s top overall pick, is currently in Hong Kong practicing with the Long Lions. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comAfter skipping the Draft Combine on Monday, Christian Standhardinger assured that he will attend the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.The Fil-German big man shared that he had already notified the league of his absence in the mandatory combine weeks ahead due to his commitments with his ABL team Hong Kong.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’