The Jamaica Olympic Association will support the country’s bobsled team headed to the Olympics in Sochi. The two-man team of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon had qualified for the Games, but earlier reports said there was some uncertainty due to funding constraints.
Novak Djokovic was silenced in the Australian Open quarter-finals. The 3-time defending champion was beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in a major upset. Wawrinka faces Tomas Berdych, who beat David Ferrer earlier in the day. On the women’s side, Eugenie Bouchard moves on after defeating Ana Ivanovic, becoming the 1st Canadian to reach the Australian Open Read More
West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka may face a ban after he made the “quenelle” gesture on the field. The “quenelle” is described as an inverted Nazi salute, and is considered by many to be anti-Semitic. If found guilty, he could miss a minimum of 5 matches.
Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo are among those to sign the West Indies Cricket Board’s Grade A contracts after a three-year gap. Others at the top grade are Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy, and Marlon Samuels. A Grade B contract was given to Kemar Roach, while Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell, Read More
In West Indies Regional Super 50 news, Darren Sammy is out as captain of defending champions the Windward Islands. The all-rounder was scheduled to play but pulled out due to injury. In his place will be fellow all-rounder Craig Emmanuel, and Liam Sebastian will take over as Windwards captain.
Alastair Cook said that he would consider quitting as the ODI captain for Team England. He thought about it after their nightmare in Australia, where the English faced a 5-0 Ashes defeat, followed by 3 ODI losses. But many are urging him to stay on board in ODI and in Test cricket, including all-rounder Ravi Read More
In the 4th round of the Australian Open, Serena Williams has been knocked out after a loss to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. However, Canada’s own Eugenie Bouchard made it through, beating Australia’s Casey Dellacqua. Also, Victoria Azarenka beat Sloane Stephens of the USA, and Agnieszka Radwanska took out Garbine Muguruza of Spain. In men’s singles, Read More
It’s another scorching day of action in Melbourne as the Australian Open continues. In women’s singles, Serena Williams is enjoying another win as she dismissed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia; she also made a record for the most career victories at the Open. Canada’s own Eugenie Bouchard was also successful after beating Lauren Davis of the Read More
In the second round at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova moves on after beating Italy’s Karin Knapp, and Victoria Azarenka beat Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic. On the men’s side, number one Rafael Nadal defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia, Roger Federer beat Slovenia’s Blaz Kavcic, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci, and Read More
In Jamaica, the anti-doping case for Asafa Powell has been adjourned after the two-day session was deemed inadequate. On Wednesday, Powell’s close friend Gregory Plummer testified, saying that he and the athlete had researched the supplement Epiphany D1. Asked why he helped Powell research this substance and not the others, Plummer replied that the name Read More