No Butler takeover - Ricketts lays down the law

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Michael Ricketts, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, said yesterday that there is nothing his association can do if Leon Bailey wants to represent another country other than the one of his birth.However, he insists that he will refuse…

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Giving Moore to Arnett Gardens

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After a goalscoring performance which helped his team to recover from being two down to UWI FC, Arnett Gardens midfielder Jason Moore said he was happy to have contributed to his team’s fight back in the Red Stripe Premier League match on Monday…

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JOA boss hails bobsledders

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President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Christopher Samuda, is confident the nation’s women’s bobsled team will improve their position when they compete in the final two runs today at the Winter Games.The history-making two-man team of Jazmine…

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Sir Viv Stadium, no problem

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NORTH SOUND, Antigua: The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in North Sound, Antigua, much like the Trelawny Stadium in Jamaica was built ahead of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, but since then, both venues have had contrasting fates.The similarities…

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Foster’s Fairplay | New twist to Bailey saga

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When will the saga end as to whose national kit the increasingly popular, 20-year-old Jamaican football talent Leon Bailey will eventually wear? While the stand-off between this season’s Bundesliga sensation and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF…

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Pride to keep it simple vs Kent

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SAINT GEORGE, Antigua:Barbados Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite said that sticking to the basics is critical if his side is to come out on top over Kent Spitfires in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 semi-final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground…

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Warrican the hero as Windies ‘A’ clinch series

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Windies ‘A’ captain Kieron Powell believes the bowling performance of left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, as well the century from middle-order batsman Jahmar Hamilton were keys to their innings and 17 runs victory over England Lions in their second…

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Heineken launches UCL promotional campaign

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Heineken Premium Beer yesterday combined with SportsMax, In Control Gaming and Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) to launch the 2018 UEFA Champions League (UCL) promotional campaign at the Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston.The promotion dubbed…

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Barca’s Messi ends goal drought versus Chelsea

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LONDON (AP):Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth attempt to salvage a 1-1 draw for Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 yesterday.The forward’s longest goal drought against any opponent ended after 730 minutes when…

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Sports Briefs

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MOSCOW (AP):Russian authorities in two cities say they have issued hundreds of fines after finding many hotels were illegally hiking prices for the World Cup.The Rospotrebnadzor consumer regulator…

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