In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgwin Division TwoIn the Division Two final, Peak Bottling defeated Sagicor Group 2-0 in the final thanks to goals from Maurice Ricketts in the 41st minute and Andrew Morrison in the 84th.Division One champions Petrojam won a third trophy on Wednesday when beating Peak Bottling 3-1 in the Challenge Shield match at Barbican. Goals from Andrew Christie, Leon Strickland, and Jarron Richards sealed the issue, while Andrew Morrison got a consolation goal for the Emelio Clarke-coached Peak Bottling in the 74th minute.Petrojam will play St Ann Business House champions Couples next Saturday in the all-island Champion of Champions final.Spit Fyan are Petrojam are BH Remember’ CupOrville Henriques showed his dominance of Professional Practical shooting at the local level when he won the latest challenge match dubbed ‘September to Remember’ at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club.Henriques tallied the maximum attainable score of 670 points after winning all eight stages. It was the highest margin of victory in recent years. Ellsworth Dixon, who finished second on two stages, was the runner-up with 70 per cent, gaining 471 points. Third and fourth, respectively, were female shooter Sue Ann Henriques and Evan Grant.Cleon Stewart was fifth, Thomas Jones sixth, and Owen Campbell seventh. Young shooter Desmond Prince made the top 10 for the first time with a creditable 246 points.Howie Chin Memorial Cup, October 2The fifth staging of the Howie Chin Memorial Football Cup for preparatory schools in Manchester will take place next Friday. Hosts for the opening games and dress parade will be defending champions Mt St Joseph Prep. Start time is noon.The competition is named in honour of Howie Chin, the former Manchester FA executive and previous owner of Brumalia House, which is also a current sponsor of the Manchester KO Cup.Eight teams will participate. one-day rallyBank of Jamaica (BoJ) won the Interbank five-a-side one-day rally at the NWC playing field last Sunday, clipping Jamaica National 1-0 in the final through a Roger Bucknor goal.Many-time champions Scotiabank, who were beaten in the semis by Jamaica National, won the dress parade for the 14th time, however, ahead of BoJ. The Interbank league kicks off tomorrow with two matches: defending champions Scotiabank vs BoJ at Alpha starting at 1:30 p.m. and Jamaica National vs NCB at 3:30 p.m.Peak Bottlingcenter_img mid-season champsCaribbean Classic’s unbeaten run in the 2015-2016 Jamaica Domino Council Association League came to an end as arch-rivals Spit Fyah overpowered them 300-267 in the mid-season final last Sunday.The Bayside, Portmore-based team assumed a 28-point lead (153-125) at half-time and never looked back.The teams will now focus on League play, which will resume tomorrow with a full slate of matches.George Lee Memorial 5K road race tomorrowThe George Lee Memorial 5K Run/Walk Road Race is on tomorrow starting at the Portmore HEART College of Construction Services in Portsmouth, St Catherine. Warm-up is at 6:15 a.m., with the race set to begin at 6:30 a.m. Proceeds of the event will go towards a children’s scholarship/ grant fund and a senior citizens recreational centre. The entry fee for individuals is $1000. For groups of 10 the fee is $800 per person. George Lee, affectionately called Mr Portmore, was instrumental in Portmore becoming a municipality. He was the first directly elected mayor of Portmore. He is also the only man to serve as mayor twice. Dover Lawrence of Sun City Radio and Dana Thomas of Bridgeport High School were last year’s male and female winners, respectively.90 juniors vie for Guardian Life Open titlesOver 90 of Jamaica’s best junior players will vie for Titles at The Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Tournament at the Liguanea Club.The tournament is scheduled to begin this morning at 9 o’clock with players, vying for trophies. The categories are Boys’ 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 and Girls beginners, intermediary and advanced levels.In addition to trophies, the winners in each category will also receive points toward their national ranking. The semi-finals will be played tomorrow at 9 a.m. with the finals scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. The closing and presentation ceremony will follow directly after the finals.Portsmouth Primary Football RallyThe Portsmouth Primary one-day football rally will be played next Friday, October 2 on the school grounds. Registration is set for 9 a.m., and matches are slated to begin at 9:30 a.m.Entry fee is $3,000 and must be paid by Thursday, October 1. The main aim of the competition is to promote and develop football within the schools and build the confidence of young players, while providing the experience needed for upcoming competitions. The competition is open to both primary and preparatory schools in Jamaica. The event was last contested in 2013, where McAuley Primary won from Spanish Town. They defeated the host school 3-2.South East St Catherine Domino League returnsUnbeaten Passagefort United will host Garveymeade at Myrtle Way when the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League returns with three games tomorrow. In other encounters, Waterford take on Westmeade Rising Stars at Waterford, while Cumberland are at home against Portsmouth.Recently, Passagefort thwarted the challenge of Westmeade Rising Stars 250-242 to jump to maximum 28 points from seven games, 10 points clear of Waterford (18 points).Waterford beat Garveymeade 250-226 in their last match. Ken’s Wildflower (18 points) beat Cumberland 250-242. Garveymeade (17 points) have dropped to fourth place, while Cumberland are fifth with 17 points, Westmeade, sixth with 11 points. Portsmouth are at the foot, of the table on two points.Wint returned as Manchester FA bossDalton Wint was re-elected to serve another two-year term as president of the Manchester FA at the parish’s annual general meeting recently.In winning his fourth straight term, Wint defeated challenger Duane James 27-14. Baron Watson was returned as first vice-president, but there is now a new second vice-president in Dudley Powell. Powell takes the post that was vacated by Nyron Goodhall. Janice Grant was returned as treasurer and Clarence Jackson as general secretary.There are two new faces on the executive committee. They are Omar Robinson and Derick Reid. Donovan Senior, Brian Sterling, and Cranston Kelly remain members of the executive.Henriques lands ‘September to Football championsPetrojam completed the Business House football double last Saturday when they defeated the previously unbeaten GraceKennedy 3-2 on penalty kicks in the KSAFA/Western Sports Division One final at Barbican playing field.The Lennie Hyde-coached Petrojam, which won the knockout title earlier this month, were winning the Division One title for the fifth time in the last six years.In a closely contested league final, Petrojam and GraceKennedy played to a 1-1 stalemate in regulation and extra time.Petrojam took the lead through Arnett Gardens Premier League player Jarron Richards in the 74th minute, beating the Grace goalkeeper, Edsel Scott, from close range.Despite having to play with 10 men from the 64th minute when Kerat HoSang was shown the red card for dangerous play, GraceKennedy gained the equaliser from Adrian Coley, his header beating goalkeeper Damion Hyatt in the 83rd minute.BoJ win Interbanklast_img read more

BARGAINS! Top 10 players out of contract next summer – REVEALED!

first_img 4. Bastian Schweinsteiger – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top three players that are out of contract next summer – The Germany international has been constantly linked with a move to Manchester United this summer and Bavarian boss Pep Guardiola has urged the midfielder to make a decision on his future. The 30-year-old is at a crossroads – he has achieved all of his dreams with Bayern – but faces the prospects of slipping down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena if he stays put. A new challenge could see him re-energised, but the Bundesliga champions will be keen to sell him this summer rather than risk such a key player walking away for nothing. 7. Wesley Sneijder – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of talkSPORT’s list of the best players that are out of contract next summer – The mercurial Dutch midfielder is too good to see out his career in Turkey. It’s as simple as that. In fact, many fans across Europe were disappointed that he decided to join Galatasaray from Inter Milan two years ago. The 31-year-old may well be past his best, but he could do a job in one of the continent’s major divisions. The question is whether he has the drive to do so, however. 10 10 10 9. Ezequiel Lavezzi – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of talkSPORT’s list of the best players that are out of contract next summer – The Argentina international isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. He’s inconsistent and has failed to reproduce the sparkling form that he enjoyed at Napoli during his stint in Paris. However, he’s not over the hill and, in the right circumstances, could prove to be a hit elsewhere. The forward represents a risk, but he is one that clubs could be willing to take with no feed to be paid. 8. Pepe – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of talkSPORT’s list of the best players that are out of contract next summer – The Portuguese centre back is a hot head. Although he is amongst the world’s best defenders on his day, he has a tendency to lose his cool far too often. With just one year remaining on his contract, the veteran would strengthen the majority of squads across Europe. However, with uncertainty regarding Sergio Ramos emerging this summer, Los Blancos could decide to offer Pepe an extension. 10 5. Branislav Ivanovic – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of talkSPORT’s list of the best players that are out of contract next summer – The Serbian defender was recently offered a one-year extension by Chelsea by virtue over their policy to only offer players over the age of 30 short-term deals. However, it is difficult to believe that Jose Mourinho wouldn’t have offered one of his most reliable lieutenants a longer contract if he could have. Questions have been asked of Ivanovic of late, especially in regards to his positioning, but the warrior like defender is still one of the best right backs in world football. The transfer window is officially open and football clubs around the world are set to start throwing their money around.Expect records to tumble, fees to go through the roof and, inevitably, mistakes to be made.However, not everyone has to cost an arm and a leg.Player power is a big as it has ever been, so it’s no surprise to see players run down their contracts and become available on a Bosman free transfer.Such a scenario can be a club’s worst nightmare, but it can give players more than a couple of bargaining chips in regards to their next move.It is rare for a player of real class to be allowed to leave for nothing, but there’s several household names that could do just that next July.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s full list of the best players that are out of contract next summer… 10 10 10 6. Samir Handanovic – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the top five players that are out of contract next summer – The superb Slovenian goalkeeper has slipped under the radar for several seasons. The 30-year-old has been at the San Siro since 2012, but word in regards to his ability has only just started to spread. Handanovic, would be an excellent addition to one of Europe’s elite, whether as a first choice or stellar deputy. If he fails to agree a contract with Inter Milan, don’t expect him to be short of offers next summer. 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more of talkSPORT’s list of the best players that are out of contract next summer – The powerful Swedish striker has recently entered the final year of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain. Ibrahimovic remains one of manager Laurent Blanc’s best players, but the Ligue 1 champions are well aware that they will be unable to secure a decent fee for the ageing 33-year-old unless he is moved on during the current transfer window. The maverick striker will be in no rush, however, so don’t be surprised to see him finish his career at yet another club. 10 10 10. Robin van Persie – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see talkSPORT’s full list of the best players that are out of contract next summer – The Dutchman was once the man that led the Red Devils’ front line and helped to secure a 20th title, but has slowly slipped down the pecking order under countryman Louis van Gaal. However, he still has plenty to offer and won’t have lost his scoring touch just yet. The striker would represent a solid addition, despite his age, to plenty of sides. 2. Theo Walcott – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the best player that is out of contract next summer – Sign da ting? It’s a case of Groundhog Day for Gunners fans as Walcott approaches the end of his deal, just as he did back in 2013. The England international resisted the temptation to leave and signed a lucrative extension two years ago, but the outcome could be different this time around. A new contract is expected to be tabled for the forward, but Walcott is likely to expect assurances from Arsene Wenger that he will feature in his preferred position. 1. David de Gea – The Manchester United goalkeeper’s future is uncertain and he could walk out of Old Trafford for nothing next summer – The 24-year-old is a shadow of the slender figure that signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2011. Although the Spaniard’s ability was regularly questioned in the early stages of his spell on this shores, he has learnt to cope with the physicality of the English game and is now one of the best goalkeepers in world football. Real Madrid are keen to secure his services, but the Red Devils are desperate to secure his long-term future. The threat of losing the shot-stopper on a free could force the Red Devils’ hand. 10last_img read more