Slavia Mozyr mascot. BelAZ Zhodino TorpedoHistorical club created in the sixties but which has never been a league champion. He won the Cup in 2016. Its expansion is due to the sponsorship of the important Belarusian automobile factory ‘BelAZ’, based in Zhodino City.http://torpedo-belaz.by ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Torpedo BelAZ Zhodino.http://torpedo-belaz.by One of the four teams in the capital. Created in 2006, His greatest success is the 2013 Cup. Its origin dates back to Smena, founded in 1954 in the former USSR as Youth Soccer School, mainly made up of students. For a short period of time it was associated with BATE Borisov as reserve team: Smena-BATE Minsk. Then it went back to its original name until the refounding in FC Minsk.IslochIt is his fifth season in the elite for this club, since it was created in 2007. It takes its name from a river and belongs to one of the Minsk districts. He plays at Minsk Stadium, which he shares with FC Minsk. Its origin arises from Novoselye Village Economic and Agrarian College, in a sub-district of Minsk. On his shield there is a wolf smiling. It was chosen for three reasons: it means courage and ferocity; because it is associated with forest and the area is known for its many trees and lastly, because in the creation of the club there were many members named Volkov (son of a wolf). He has one of the best hobbies in the country. And its never missing accordion.Slavia MozyrOf those that make up the competition is the team located further south in Belarus, near the territory of Ukraine. Mozyr is the base of one of the most important refineries in the country. Winner of the league in 1996 and 2000. And of the Cup, on two other occasions. Founded in 1987, it has gone through several names until reaching the current one. For a time it was renamed MPKC Mozyr (linked to the city’s commercial industry). Borisov Arena. Dynamo BrestTeam from the city of Brest, the closest to Poland (not to be confused with the medieval Brest, from France). In this old Belarusian city was born Yulia Nesterenko, champion of the 100 plains at the 2004 Athens Games. Created in 1960 with the name of Sparta Brest, then it was renamed Bug Brest to end at Dynamo Brest, sponsored by the Dinamo Sports Society. The Sports and Fitness Society created in 1923 in the USSR, under the control of the State Political Directorate (GPU), the Soviet police, which would later lead to KGB. To this society also belong, among others, the Dynamo of Kiev, Dynamo of Zagreb, Dynamo of Bucharest or Dynamo of Moscow.He is the current champion, after winning his first league last year and ending BATE’s streak. It has three Cups (2007; 2017 and 2018). Brest Dynamo play their matches at the Brestskiy sports complex, with capacity for more than 10,000 people.Dynamo MinskThe most important set of the four in the capital. It has the most spectacular stadium in Belarus: the Dinamo Stadium, where 22,000 people can be accommodated. Belonging to the Dinamo Sports Society, was created in 1927 and has gone by several names: Spartak Minsk, Belarus Minsk until returning to Dinamo Minsk. TiHe has seven league championships. He added the first five that were played although he has not conquered the league since 2004. In addition, he has 3 Cups. It is together with BATE, the most relevant club in the country.HANDOUT & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Dinamo Stadium, Minsk.HANDOUT (REUTERS) VitebskIs the set located more to the north of the members of the league. Founding member of the competition, he has never won the League but the Cup in 1998. Created in 1960, with the name of Vitebsk red flag, went through several names linked to companies in the area: Dvina; KIM or Lokomotiv, until adopting the name FC Vitebsk, as it is known today. And a curiosity: Vitebsk is the province of birth by the modernist painter Marc Chagall. FC Shakhtyor SoligorskHe is from the city of Soligorsk, one of the most important cities in the extraction of potash / potassium from the region. The Shakhtyor story it is inextricably linked to Belarusian miners. His shield shines two crossed hammers, a traditional symbol of mining work, together with the black color that represents where they carry out the work. He is the current Cup champion, competition that has won two more times (2004 and 2014). In 2005, he won the league. www.fc.vitebsk.by ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Vitebskwww.fc.vitebsk.by Energetik-BGU Minsk Stadium. FC Rukh BrestFrom the city of Brest, like DInamo Brest. Newly promoted, his explosion has been meteoric. Since its creation in 2016 by Dinamo fans, recovering lthe essence of the old KS Rukh Brest. In 2018 he broke with Dynamo Brest, as a reserve team. In 2018 I was in third and now in Vysheyshaya Liga. Meritorious promotion.BATE BorisovThe club, founded in 1973, is the team that emerged from the Borisov Auto and Tractor Electrical Equipment Factory. Since BATE is an acronym for Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics but it was dismantled in 1984. In 1996 it emerged again. The most awarded with 15 titles, 13 of them consecutively. Andrei Yakimov, FC Neman Grodno.Neman Grodno.by FC Neman GrodnoWestern Belarus Club, along the border with Poland and Lithuania. He has always been in First although his only important achievement is the Belarusian Cup 1993. It was created under the auspices of the Office of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee. If you like soccer, it doesn’t matter if the big leagues are not played for COVID-19. There are always new ‘markets’ to discover even if they are thousands of kilometers away. Soccer is soccer. In these uncomfortable moments only the ball rolls in five countries on the planet. Yes, only in five. Burundi, Nicaragua, Tajikistan and Belarus. The other oasis of tranquility is Sweden, where friendlies are still allowed, without public.Leaving aside the phenomenon that is the league of Tajikistan (and if you don’t believe it, read this: ‘Seven reasons to join the Tajikistan league ‘, the only redoubt in Europe where there is still official competition is Belarus. Following the country’s league is a challenge, just as demanding as knowing how much the official currency, the ruble, is changing. But in these confining moments anything is possible. If you had already illustrated yourself before with everything you had to know about the competition, now is a good time to review the 16 teams that make up the Vysheyshaya Liga. All an exercise of resistance. Once done, you no longer have any excuse to choose your ‘new’ team. From the Madrid Barcelona from Belarus (BATE Borisov-Dinamo Minsk), passing through the university students of Energetik or the ‘sugar bowls’ of Gorodeya, until reaching the miners of Shakhtyor. A whole amalgam of options. I already have mine. Now is your turn.Energetik-BGU MinskCreated as Zvezda (Star) Minsk in 1996 was later renamed Zvezda-VA-BGU. VA abbreviation of Military school and BGU (Belarus State University, whose symbol, the pen, is part of the entity’s coat of arms). It is sponsored by the state energy company: Energetik. His greatest achievement is the 1998 league. He plays on a small field on the outskirts of Minsk. FC SlutskFounded in 1998 as SlutskaharIt was not until 2008 when he became professional. It is his eighth season in the top flight but he has not achieved great achievements. In this beginning of the championship it is one of the sensations.FC MinskFC Minsk Stadium. FC GorodeyaCreated in 2004 it is a small club in the city of the same name. It was sponsored by the Gorodeya sugar refinery since its first players were sugar producers and employees of the refinery, along with university students. Its equipment, at first, was white, for the sugar, and green, for being the color of the Belarusian sugar beet.(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rNYUc272qk (/ embed) SmolevichiFor the second time in his history he is among the greats. It is one of the youngest clubs in the competition. Created in 2009, for a time it was known as ‘Wigwam’, like the buildings of certain Native American tribes.FC Belshina BobruiskJust promoted to the First Division. Founded in 1976, is sponsored by the tire company Belshina. Play at Spartak Stadium. Modest field with capacity for 3,700 people. Conquered the League in 2001. This season has just come up. He has also won three Cups (1997; 1999 and 2001).http://www.fcbelshina.by/’);return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Belshina.http://www.fcbelshina.by/
This news rekindles the event that Jovic starred in March and that cost him so much criticism in his country. The Serbian government’s position left no room for doubt when the ‘Jovic case’ broke out. First it was the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ane Brnabic, who pointed out: “You have all seen it. The examples of our soccer players, who come from abroad. There he has millionaire contracts. They come here, they ignore the self-isolation when they get home and that is something that our authorities have to study. “ Afterwards, Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic: “We have written criminal reports against some of the famous athletes. These people will respond when the court determines that the time has come for that. ” Even the country’s president, Aleksandar Vucic, announced that anyone who left home in violation of government orders would be arrested. Jovic publicly apologized on several occasions. “I am willing to bear the consequences”, He said. Now, he strives to work hard at home with a personal trainer in the hope that, after that hearing and when restrictions are lifted in Serbia, he can return to Madrid. At the moment, it has been blocked in his country. In Madrid, in any case, they have closed the case. Several Serbian media today echo a news that represents the latest shocks to the controversy that Jovic starred in when he escaped the quarantine to travel to his country, where he was denounced by the authorities of his country, also, for breaching the isolation that had been decreed by the government. Jovic is going to be called to testify by the Belgrade Prosecutor’s Office for the criminal offense of which he was accused. The case, therefore, continues its course, and the Madrid player is exposed to a sanction that may even lead to him not being able to join the job with Real Madrid when it resumes if, as happened with Prijovic, he is sentenced to some months of house arrest. In any case, the Madrid player’s case does not seem as serious as that of his national teammate who plays for Al Ittihad. Prijovic organized a meeting with 19 people in a central Belgrade hotel in full confinement.Soccer players Luka Jovic and Nikola Ninkovic will soon be called to a hearing at the First Basic Prosecutor’s Office in Belgrade, “ Pink.tv, an official network, tells the story of the Kurir news website. Everything, after the police filed criminal charges against them on suspicion of violating the self-isolation a little less than a month ago. Before the hearing, the prosecution asked the Ministry of Justice for information on whether Jovic and Ninkovic had been informed upon entering the country that they were to be in quarantine for 28 days due to an outbreak of coronavirus. ”
After renewing Iván Martos (2024) and Aguza (2022), Almería has done the same with one of its captains, Fernando, extending their contractual relationship between club and player for one more year. The Murcian goalkeeper fulfilled a contract in June 2021, so he will be rojiblanco until 2022, continuing the sports management in the planning of the José María Gutiérrez campus in the short-medium term despite not knowing if the UDA will end up promoting to the First Division or not. Thus, Fernando ensures continuity in an indálica entity with too many changes of cards in recent months.Few could imagine the season that Fernando Martínez was going to live before the arrival of the new property. The goalkeeper, who did not make his debut in the domestic competition in his first year in Almería, played four games last year when Fran Fernández’s men no longer played anything. With the sale and purchase by Turki Al-Sheikh, he kept both Murcia and Roman, incorporating Rosic, now on loan at Celta. In November Gutiérrez replaced Pedro Emanuel and in his third game he gave the stripes to Fernando, eternal substitute until then. In winter there were more, with the departure of René, the captain, to Ponferrada, and the arrival on loan of Sivera, who has only acted once. Thus the goal is being for Fernando, with a fortnight of encounters (he did not play so much since exercise 15-16, with Real Murcia, in Second B). The Murcian landed at zero cost in the 2017 summer with René and has earned the warmth of the club and fans. With an initial two-year contract, eleven months ago he signed until 2021, doing so now again, until June 2022. “He has established himself in the current season as a starter, highlighting his great qualities, as well as great professionalism and commitment to the club he represents,” he says. the UDA in the note announcing the renewal.Appiah: “I still have a lot to show at Almería”The most expensive signing in the history of Almería (the sheik paid 8.8 million euros to Nottingham Forest for his transfer), Arvin Appiah has spoken eight months later for the press, specifically for the club’s official radio. The Dutch-British, who had Bale as idols (“he’s fast and direct like me”, he says) and Robben, admits that the adaptation was not easy for him. “At the beginning, Spanish football cost me because it is very technical and tactical and I had to adapt very quickly, but I like it a lot and I am looking forward to playing it again. At first I was more unnoticed because I had to get used to the way of training, to the culture and language, “he says, wanting to demonstrate more to the red and white fans. “The promotion would be incredible, not only for me, but for the whole team, the club and everyone in Almería. Almería’s fans live it with a lot of passion, I notice it when we score a goal. Although we lose, they continue to cheer us up. We have nine games left (actually eleven). I still have a lot to show at Almería. We have to take each one of them as if it were the last one and if God wants, we will go up to First Division “, he comments in English from the British Isles (he was the only footballer on the squad together with Darwin to go to his homeland).
Ljubicic additionally spoke about the return of the circuit and believes that those that have been on the circuit for extra years will be much less affected and will adapt better to the scenario. “The governments of a number of international locations will inform us after we will give you the chance to journey round the world once more. Presumably the most experienced tennis players will give you the chance to better handle the return to the courts, however we don’t actually know when this will occur. Players like to play constantly and the leads to Australia, with a number of surprises after a month off, present it yearly. “The Croatian was additionally in favor of the proposal of his pupil Roger Federer to unite the ATP and WTA circuits underneath the identical establishment. “I would love a single physique to lead tennis. The 2 circuits collectively might have a price that may be greater than double the present one. We expect that the televisions might purchase the rights to all the males’s and girls’s Grand Slam and Masters. At that time it might be very attention-grabbing and value greater than particular person tournaments. The concept is superb, though to obtain it there’s nonetheless a good distance to go. Ivan Ljubicic analyzed in an interview with Sky Sports activities Italia how the restoration of Roger Federer goes after his knee operation. The Croatian, considered one of the Swiss trainers, revealed that the circuit break affected them after planning the operation to get to the grass tour in the absolute best means. “Roger continues along with his restoration, continues to do rehabilitation after his knee operation. For us it doesn’t change a lot with the dangerous luck we’ve got had with this case. This system stays the identical regardless of the virus. We haven’t talked about 2021 but. Time gained’t cease and Roger will flip 40 subsequent 12 months, however he nonetheless doesn’t take into consideration his attainable retirement. Federer underwent knee surgical procedure in late February and deliberate to miss the season till the grass tour earlier than the circuit stopped. “
“Ligue 2 is a very interesting competition. It has a lot of young players with a lot of potential. It surprised me. I never thought it would be so competitive.” Mario González, Clermont player The end of the football season in France left big losers, but nobody can lament more than the Clermont Foot 63. The team Mario Gonzalez, the only Spanish footballer in the French Second Division, was completing one of the best seasons in his memory. Fifth after 28 days, the ‘reuge y bleu’ squad still dreamed of moving up to Ligue 1. “We, Troyes and Ajaccio are the big losers, but we cannot do anything. It’s a shame because we were in a great dynamic“González analyzes.And so it is. If we only consider the last 15 days of Ligue 2, Clermont Foot 63 would lead the standings with two more points than Lorient. The club located in the Auvergne region had only lost one of its last 15 league matches. The rest of the results, nine wins and five draws that placed Mario González’s team as a serious candidate for promotion. “I had found my place when the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus,” laments the Spaniard, whose goals gave his team two separate wins against Nancy and Lorient. “It would have been fair to play, but there is no use regretting it. It’s time to keep working and prepare for the next campaign, hopefully it will be just as good or better“admits González, who” would have rushed to the maximum to try to finish the season. “” We deserved more, but it would have been difficult to find a solution that pleased everyone. Our president, Ahmet Schaefer, proposed to dispute at least the promotion play-off. The club has worked until the last day to reach a term that would not harm us, but the decisions that have been taken have been others, “completes Mario.Despite the disappointing end of the course, Mario González values ”very positively” what has been his first soccer experience abroad. The man from Burgos suffered three injuries that led him to miss 10 Ligue 2 matches, but ended up contributing with three goals that meant six points in favor of Clermont. “I adapted very quickly and, although the injuries cut my rhythm, since January I feel super good. I am at a great level and, although it is a pity that I cannot continue showing it, I will work to do much better next year”, he values a Mario surprised by the level of Ligue 2: “It is a very interesting competition. It has a lot of young players with a lot of potential. It surprised me. I never thought it was so competitive“
Mile Gully, Ricam lead Manchester Major League Following the completion of the first half of the first round, Mile Gully and Ricam are the respective zone leaders of the Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. Mile Gully’s 2-0 win over Greenvale pivoted them to 13 points from five games to head Zone One ahead of defending champions Hillstars, who have 12. Mile Gully had to fight off relegation in their penultimate match last season. However, their resurgence this season has been remarkable and included the highlight of the competition so far – a 1-0 win over Hillstars in the fourth round. That win spoilt Hillstars’ unbeaten record, which dates back to the 2014 season. Ricam leads Zone Two with 13 points after five matches, which includes four wins and a draw against Alligator Pond. They completed the pre-Christmas round with a 6-0 win over Land Settlement. Christopher Dyer netted a hat-trick, the third time the feat had been achieved since the start of the competition last month. Downs are second with 12 points, having lost to Ricam. The competition takes a break until Saturday, January 2. Hillstars, Ricam to contest Manchester KO finals The first finals of the 2015-16 Manchester FA season will be contested next Tuesday when Hillstars and Ricam meet in the Brumalia Hardware-sponsored Knock-out Cup. Venue will be Brooks Park, starting at 2:45 p.m. Both teams earned the right following convincing semi-finals performances. Hillstars recorded a 3-1 win over Old England, while defending champions Porus were brushed aside 6-0 by Ricam. That result has since sent Porus in a spin, so much so that they failed to show for their fifth-round Major League fixture against Alligator Pond. Ricam are in their best form, currently unbeaten and leading Zone Two of the Major League. Hillstars are in second position in another Major League zone, but are still fancied to win the KO finals despite a recent 0-1 upset loss to Mile Gully. Henriques wins ‘Rappa Pam Pam’ Despite being noticeably injured, Mandeville’s top shooter, Orville Henriques, held off the challenge of Jamaica Rifle Association’s Lennox Moulton to win the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s Christmas extravaganza dubbed ‘Rappa Pam Pam’. Henriques was not dominant, but won four of the eight stages to finish on 476 points. Moulton, who earned top-four positions on five stages, ended at 84 per cent with 400 points. Female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who won the last two stages, was edged into third with 384 points. The next three positions were separated by four percentage points. Ellsworth Dixon, who won the practice shoot held three days earlier, was fourth, followed by Evon Grant and Owen Campbell. Clarendon KO to break until December 31 The Noel Arscott-sponsored Clarendon Knock-out football competition will take a break until next Thursday, December 31, when the second round starts. The first round ended earlier this week, and included home-and-away matches. Jamalco, as well as the parish’s Premier League team, Humble Lion, will enter at the quarter-final stage. In results from the first round, York Town exited Sandy Bay, Bamboo Lane knocked out Kemps Hill, Springfield got rid of Spartan, Rock River made it past newcomers Bulls United from Alston, while Original Hazard took care of Little Brazil of Sheckles. In the most recent results, newcomers Anderson Drive knocked out Lionel Town 1-0 after the first leg ended 0-0, while Four Parks got the better of Treadlight by a similar margin. Jamalco top Clarendon FA awards Jamalco were deemed the best team, taking both the top competition and individual awards at the recent Clarendon Football Association 2015 awards ceremony held at Wembley Excellence Centre. Jamalco got the top incentive award for being Major League champions, Knock-out champions, in which they triumphed over Premier League team Humble Lion. They were also recognised for narrowly missing the cut to the Premier League. Jamalco secured the top individual awards, including Coach of the Year, which went to Ryan Johnson. The CFA also recognised its referees. The National award went to Kevin Morrison, while the parish’s Performance award went to Doween Tummings. Jason Jackson was handed the best assistant referee. Clarendon College was adjudged the best schoolboy team, while Lennon got the award for best female team. Battle on for semi-final spot Four teams – Pro Santos A, Express All Stars, Progressive Strikers, and Passagefort Strikers – will play off for the fourth and final semi-final spot in the South East St Catherine Netball League. The play-offs starts on Saturday, January 9, and is over three days. Based on form, Pro Santos A and Express All Stars should be in the two teams that will fight for that one spot. Meanwhile, Westchester netball team topped the standings with 16 points as the preliminary round comes to a close. Mega Angels, 13 points, occupy second spot. Pro Santos B (12 points) are third. The top three are given automatic berths to the semi-final. In a recent game, Mega Angels dismissed Pro Santos B 24-11. Free Jamaica Holiday Lacrosse camp A Jamaica Holiday Lacrosse Camp will take place at St George’s College (Emmett Park) in Kingston from Monday, December 28, to Thursday, December 31, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. This camp is funded and staffed by players and coaches primarily from the United States. Equipment is provided on loan from the Jamaica Lacrosse Association and given to committed campers to keep at the end of the camp. The organisers of the camp said that “the game will be taught in a positive and encouraging environment. Water and light refreshments are provided, along with music, games, prizes, contests, awards, and lots of fun.” There will be high-school and university men’s and women’s divisions at this camp, as well as a new youth boy’s division (Primary School boys ages 8-13). Mid-season final for January 3 The York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two mid-season final has been pushed back to Sunday, January 3, 2016. The match was originally scheduled for Sunday, December 27. The match, which features Cedar Grove and Braeton United, will take place at the Cedar Grove playing field starting at 3 p.m. Meanwhile, both Cedar Grove and Braeton United were beaten in recent matches. Cedar Grove suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Cumberland (five points), which won their first match in four tries, while Cedar Grove were losing for the first time. Braeton United remained on six points from three games as they were clipped 1-0 by Edgewater. In another game, Daytona (seven points) spanked Southborough 4-2.
Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz were held to a 1-1 draw by Costa Rica in their key CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup qualifier inside the National Stadium last night. Goals in either half by Jamaican midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson and Costa Rica’s Johnny Acosta has left things interestingly poised in the group. The Jamaicans grabbed a deserved lead in the 16th minute after midfielder Watson went low to meet a teasing Kemar Lawrence cross at the back post, sending his header in the opposite direction. They could have been 2-0 up just before half time, but Clayton Donaldson could not make contact with a low cross by Joel McAnuff as the hosts looked comfortable in possession, while enjoying the better chances. Earlier, McAnuff missed one of several Jamaican opportunities as he wasted a glorious chance to send the Jamaicans ahead in the 8th minute, after he was found unmarked at the back-post after a flicked header, which came from a long throw by full back Lawrence. HALF-CHANCES The visitors ended the first half with a couple half-chances themselves, but were not able to break the Jamaican backline. They did, however, get the breakthrough in the 67th minute when Johnny Acosta latched on to a rebound to make it 1-1 after Joel Campbell’s shot was well saved by Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake. Both teams traded chances but neither could add to the scoreline, leaving the Jamaicans to deal with another disappointing result in front of their home crowd. The Jamaicans now sit on four points with the Costa Ricans improving to seven points. Haiti and Panama played out a 0-0 draw in the group’s other game. The Jamaicans will travel to Costa Rica where both teams will meet again on Tuesday.
Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), says Jamaica’s 86-medal haul at the recent Carifta Games comes as no surprise.Jamaica equalled their record medal haul from the previous year, winning a whopping 42 gold, 28 silver and 16 bronze.They also broke three field events and one track record in the process.Blake was present at the welcome-home press conference held inside the VIP Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport on Tuesday.”The future really looks very good; the assign athletes have performed really well, and as usual, we have topped the medal table yet again and in terms of our overall medal performance, this is one of our better performances,” said the president, adding that the dominance at CARIFTA is now routine.”It shows that people respect our brand and value the training that we give to our athletes and that as you see year in, year out quite a number of athletes from other territories come to Jamaica to benefit from the training that is offered here, not just the physical training, but the mental training as well, and I think it’s something very good for us here in Jamaica and for the Caribbean,” he pointed out.When asked if it was a concern that no Jamaican athlete was selected for the Austin Sealy Award for the best young athlete of the championships, he said he was a little surprised.”This year, I was a little surprised at the choice of the athlete. This is not to take anything away from the winner because the winner really did very well in breaking Kashawn Walcott’s javelin record, but we had people who broke records as well and won more than one gold, so that is something that we will be bringing up and speaking to NACAC (North America Central America Caribbean Association) about,” Blake told The Gleaner.Grenada’s Anderson Peters was presented the Austin Sealy award at the 45th Carifta Games as the most outstanding athlete. The host country’s athlete produced a winning throw of 78.28m on the second round on Saturday.The last Jamaican to win the award was Yohan Blake in 2007.
BEIJING, China:Jamaica’s 110m hurdles finalists, Omar McLeod and Hansle Parchment, will both be looking for improvement as they go in search of Jamaica’s first gold medal in this event at the World Championships.The pair enter today’s final at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, as the third- and fourth-fastest qualifiers heading into the medal round. However, none was particularly pleased with their performance and are well aware that a medal in what has been one of the closest races this year, will most likely not come their way unlessMcLeod, the fastest hurdler in China, this year, after his 12.97 run at Jamaica’s national championships a few weeks ago, showed no mercy towards the hurdles in his semi-final, hitting all 10 on his way to a 13.14 second-place finish. This followed early problems in his heat and despite taking solace in his ability to remain focused even when the race has fallen apart, McLeod is aware it’s the hurdler with the least mistakes who is likely to win.”I’m going to do my very best to have a clean race, I want to do well for myself, my country, and my family so I’m trying to prove that I can do great things against these big boys,” said McLeod. “Coming this young, is an exception, I have nothing to lose. I just need to go out there and run my race, run the same race I have been running all season and once I do that relaxed, great things will happen.””It (the ability to recover in bad races) shows that I’m strong, so I’m happy that I have something to work on. Hurdles is something you have to be technically sound in. I think it’s going to boil down to who has the perfect race because I think everyone is going to be up there, I’m just focusing on getting out, holding it together,” McLeod told The Gleaner.”It would mean everything to win a medal here, it would be exceptional! Coming here as a 21-year-old, medalling. I mean making the final is a great thing but medalling would be the icing on the cake and I really think I can do it. I have trained hard, the focus is there, the exuberance is there,” McLeod beamed.Parchment, the Olympic bronze medal winner, who was second in his semi-final with a 13.16 mark, said he is looking to improve his focus at the start as he expressed confidence in his chances of winning here.”I am very happy that I got through, but I’m very disappointed with the first part of the race it was a very slow start, I don’t think my mind was in the right place but I’m into the final and I’m very happy about that,” Parchment said.”I think I was thinking about the start or about getting out too much so when the gun went off, I was still thinking and then I realised its time to race. I need to focus and not worry about these things and just leave it on the track,” he added.The 110m hurdles final gets under way at 8:20 a.m. today.-A.L.
SAT, SEPT 19AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2SUNDERLAND 0GOALS:-BOURNEMOUTH:WILSON 4; RITCHIE 9.Bournemouth were able to celebrate a first-ever home win in the Barclays Premier League, thanks to two goals within the opening nine minutes. The Cherries side took the lead early on through Callum Wilson, who fired in a low finish from Dan Gosling’s pass. Matt Ritchie extended the advantage soon after with a stunning volley into the top corner of the net to send Sunderland to the foot of the table.ASTON VILLA 0WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOALS:-WBA: BERAHINO 39.Saido Berahino scored on his first start since threatening to go on strike to help West Bromwich Albion win their local derby against Aston Villa. Albion almost took the lead within 60 seconds when Salomon Rondon’s header was parried away by Villa keeper Brad Guzan. But before the interval, Berahino stuck out a foot to steer James Morrison’s shot home.CHELSEA 2ARSENAL 0GOALS:- CHELSEA:ZOUMA 53; HAZARD 90.Chelsea won only their second Barclays Premier League of this season against nine-man Arsenal. Kurt Zouma headed the opening goal after 53 minutes before Eden Hazard’s shot flew in off Calum Chambers late on. But Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was furious after Arsenal defender Gabriel was sent off seconds before half-time for kicking out at Diego Costa. And then Santi Cazorla was given a second yellow card for a foul on Cesc F‡bregas.MANCHESTER CITY 1WEST HAM UNITED 2GOALS:-CITY: DE BRUYNE 45. WEST HAM: MOSES 6; SAKHO 31.Manchester City’s perfect start was punctured by West Ham, who added their scalp to that of Arsenal and Liverpool. Victor Moses drilled in his first West Ham goal with a low 20-yard shot which crept inside Joe Hart’s left-hand post. The visitors doubled their lead when Diafra Sakho hooked in from six yards. City’s record-signing Kevin De Bruyne fired in to halve the deficit, but West Ham held on to move intosecond place.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1WATFORD 2GOALS:-NEWCASTLE: JANMAAT 62. WATFORD: IGHALO 10, 28.Newcastle dropped into the relegation zone after Odion Ighalo’s double led Watford to a second successive victory. Nigeria international Ighalo, who has now scored 20 goals in 24 league games in 2015, claimed the opener after 10 minutes. The striker then took Troy Deeney’s pass to round Krul before the break. Daryl Janmaat gave Newcastle a lifeline.STOKE CITY 2LEICESTER CITY 2GOALS:-STOKE: KRKIC 13; WALTERS 20 . LEICESTER: MAHREZ PEN 51; VARDY 69.Leicester came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Stoke City and maintain their unbeaten start to theseason. Jamie Vardy equalised after Riyad Mahrez scored his fifth goal of the season from the penalty spot. Bojan Krkic, making his first start of the season, had given Stoke an early lead from Marko Arnautovic’s pass. Jonathan Walters doubled the advantage but Stoke are still searching for their first win of the season.SWANSEA CITY 0EVERTON 0GOALS:-NONE.Swansea and Everton emerged with a point apiece from a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium. Everton had the better of a dull first half, although Swansea’s Bafitimbi Gomis came closest to scoring when skewing wide of Tim Howard’s goal. Both teams improved after the break, but Everton striker Romelu Lukaku twice shot over the bar when through on goal.SUN, SEPT 20LIVERPOOL 1NORWICH CITY 1GOALS:-LIVERPOOL: INGS 48. NORWICH: MARTIN 61.Daniel Sturridge made his first Liverpool appearance in more than five months as Brendan Rodgers’s side were held to a draw at home to Norwich. Danny Ings came on to score his first Liverpool goal but Russell Martin profited from Simon Mignolet’s error on a corner to level, just before Sturridge came off.SOUTHAMPTON 2MANCHESTER UNITED 3GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: PELLE 13, 86. UNITED: MARTIAL 34, 50; MATA 68.Anthony Martial’s great start at Manchester United continued as the £36-million striker scored twice at Southampton. United went behind when Graziano Pelle converted a loose ball. But Martial equalised and then took advantage of a terrible Maya Yoshida backpass to slot in a second. Juan Mata added a third and while Pelle headed a late second, Unitedheld on.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1CRYSTAL PALACE 0GOAL:-TOTTENHAM: SON 68.Son Heung-min scored his third goal in two games to give Tottenham their first home Barclays Premier League win of the season against Crystal Palace. The South Korea international, signed this summer from Bayer Leverkusen, followed up his two goals in Spurs’ Europa League tie in midweek with the winning goal on the break. His low shot under Alex McCarthy came after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris had made a superb save from Bakary Sako.