Monthly Archives: January 2020


first_imgCRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1)McCARTHY, WARD, DANN, DELANEY, SOURE, McARTHUR, CABAYE, ZAHA, PUNCHEON, MUTCH,MURRAYARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAZORLA, OZIL, OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN,COQUELIN, RAMSEY,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER, BELLERIN, CECHAfter suffering a shocking opening-day defeat at home to West Ham, Arsenal travel across London in a bid to avoid successive defeats at the start of the season; they have lost the opening two games of the season only once before in the Premier League, in the competition’s opening season, 1992-93.But the Gunners face a Crystal Palace side that opened their season with an impressive 3-1 win at Norwich, to claim an eighth win in 13 Premier League games following on from their successful survival battle at the end of last term.However, Arsenal’s recent record against the Eagles is good; they have won their last five and are unbeaten in none (winning seven and drawing two). Palace last beat the Gunners in October 1994, at Arsenal, but they have never won against them in the Premier League at home.Palace’s last win against Arsenal at home came back in November 1979 in the old First Division; since then the Eagles have lost six and drawn four, while in the Premier League they have lost five of six.last_img read more

Windies eager to win Sobers/Tissera Trophy in Sri Lanka series

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka:West Indies cricket icon Sir Garfield Sobers will be honoured during the upcoming Test series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.The two-match series will be played for the Sobers-Tissera Trophy as a tribute to the former West Indies all-rounder and captain and Michael Tissera, the former Sri Lanka captain.The announcement was made by Sri Lanka Cricket at the official pre-series launch yesterday. The two teams will play Test matches at the Galle International Stadium (October 14-18) in the coastal town of Galle and the P Sara Oval (October 22-26) in the capital, Colombo.Speaking at the launch, West Indies captain Jason Holder said naming the trophy after Sir Garry was a “special touch”.”Having the trophy named after Sir Garfield Sobers is something truly special. He was one of the greatest to play the game and he still makes a major contribution to the game. Only recently he joined us in Barbados and wished everyone the very best for this tour of Sri Lanka. It is always good to see him and interact with him and it would be great for us to take home the trophy with his name on it,” Holder said.”We have players in the team who are eager to do very well for West Indies cricket. We all look up to Sir Garry and the legends of West Indies cricket who paved the way for us to be here. We will look to play in the true spirit of the game and look to emulate the great things of our past heroes.”Sir Garry, 79, is rated as the greatest all-rounder of all time. The left-hander played 93 Test matches for West Indies between 1954 and 1974. He scored 8,032 runs with 26 centuries and took 235 wickets. He also held 109 catches.Tissera, 75, is a high-respected former Sri Lanka captain and team manager. He represented the country in the pre-Test era and played in the first Cricket World Cup in 1975.WEST INDIES SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite (vice-captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajindra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.- CMClast_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgG.C. Foster shine at Church Teachers’ College 5KG.C. Foster athletes dominated the podium positions of the inaugural Church Teachers’ College 5K in Mandeville last weekend.Despite missing the road directions twice, Oshane Archibald was the star of the proceedings, as he stopped the clock at 15:57 to ward off his teammates, who took the first five positions. Second was Loren Haye, while third went to Chester Chung.The female 5K was also won by G.C. Foster athlete Danielle Shaw, with her teammates Roshay Barrett and Angella Senior taking the top runner-up spots, respectively. G.C. Foster also secured the Most Outstanding Senior Team award, while the junior team award went to Mandeville-based May Day High.The 5K Walk went to Manchester-based athletes, both of whom are teachers by profession. The male 5K Walk was won by Jon Oliphant, while physical education teacher at Holmwood Technical, Natasha McKenzie, won the female equivalent.Garret Donald, at 10 years of age and who came 28th in the male 5K, was highlighted as the youngest performer, while Dudley McLean, representing Church Teachers’ College, was the oldest male.Williamsfield land Peter Bunting netball titleThe incentive-rich Central Manchester Sports Development Netball League, which is sponsored by Central Manchester Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, came to an end last weekend at the Comfort Community Sports playing field.Williamsfield Strikers claimed the main prize money of $60 after landing the Senior League Netball title with a close 18-16 win over Bombay Queens. Losing finalists Bombay collected $40,000.The junior title was won by Newleigh All Stars, who pocketed $50,000 following a 22-20 win over Albion United. The Albion team secured $30,000.Since two tiers of competition were introduced for the first time, the organisers also appeased with a Champion of Champions trophy and prize money. Senior division champions Williamsfield duly obliged and whipped Newleigh All Stars 28-6 to pocket another $50,000. The Most Valuable Player award went to Samantha Martin of Williamsfield Strikers, while Pear Tree were adjudged the most disciplined team.The community teams will now do battle in the football competition.Howie Chin MemorialMount St Joseph have begun their defence of both the girls and boys’ section of the Howie Chin Memorial Cup for Preparatory Schools in Manchester on a winning note. This year’s fifth staging kicked off on Friday, October 2, at the champion’s home on Manchester Road.In the girls’ section, Chae Francis’ strike in the 28th minute proved the only goal in Mount St Joseph’s opening match against Yabnel. The boys, however, made a more emphatic start, getting the better of El Instituto 2-0. An own goal as well as a Rhamon Walter’s strike settled the contest.The most convincing win on the opening day was achieved by Knox, who delivered a 6-0 thumping of Yabnel. There were double strikes for Jahmal Lovelace and Shevaughn Fearon.In other boys’ matches, Belair had a 3-0 shutout of Charagape, while Emmanuel achieved the same against Sacred Heart.In the second girls’ matchup of the day, Belair were 2-0 winners over Emmanuel.KNOX to host 40th anniversary 7KAs part of its commemoration of 40 years as a community college, the Manchester-based Knox is organising a 7K Run and Walk at its Cobbla Campus on Saturday, October 31.Categories for both events will be 19 and under, age 20 to 39, and 40 and over, for which the organisers are offering prizes.Interested athletes and enthusiasts can go to the school’s website at to register. Entry fees include individual, group and student rates.PFM sportscenter_img presentationsThe top teams and players who participated in the three sporting events run by the sports department of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) were rewarded for their exploits in the 2015 season during an awards function atop the roof of the PFM multipurpose complex recently.The major awards in cricket went to PFM International as they grabbed their seventh hold on the trophy. Second went to Faith Temple New Testament.Top awardees in cricket were as follows: best batsman was Lloyd Gould, who played two matches, hit a total of 86 runs, with a highest score of 60 from 31 deliveries. Leading bowler Peat Salmon, who played in two matches, took five wickets from eight overs, and conceded 26 runs at an average of 2.8; best wicketkeeper, Glenn Wellington, who made three stumpings, took three catches and scored 65 runs (with a topscore of 36 not out) at an average of 32.5 in three matches; Best all-rounder, Jermaine Hewitt, who played four matches and took five wickets off 9.2 overs, conceding 89 runs at 22.2. He also scored 81 runs, with a highest score of 44, at an average of 20.25.PFM won the netball title, while Nickesha Duncan of Equator Faith Mission was the top shooter. She scored 82 at 78.8 percent accuracy.First-timers Fair View Open Bible from Spanish Town took the football title, while 65 Waltham Park New Testament Church of God placed second. The leading goalscorer was Hope and Mercy Ministries’ Jason Williams, with four goals.Best goalkeeper was Shaven Sean-Paul of 65 Waltham Park.A special award went to Melton Chambers, who walked away with the Lester Brown Trophy for being the best Under-17 player for 2015. Umpires and referees were also recognised for their contributions.Westmeade seek revenge against GarveymeadeGarveymeade, though playing at home, will feel the pressure as they face a resurgent Westmeade in the 10th round of the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, sponsored by Member of Parliament Colin Fagan, tomorrow afternoon at the Garveymeade Sports Club.Garveymeade beat Westmeade 250-244 in their first meeting of the season. However, both clubs have travelled different paths since then. Westmeade are tied for third on 20 points, while Garveymeade are in sixth place with 17 points.In other games, last-place Portsmouth (three points) are at home against Ken’s Wildflower, while second-place Cumberland (21) travel to Waterford (20 points) in what is expected to be a keen battle. All games begin at 1:00 p.m.Last week, Passagefort United chalked up their ninth consecutive win, as they humbled Waterford 250-241, while Westmeade crushed Portsmouth 250-197 and Ken’s Wildflower cut down Garvemeade 250-216.Highlight Strikers win at lastIt has been a long wait, but Highlight Strikers finally got their first win of the season, after they defeated Memory Lane 300-279 in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League last Sunday.In another top game, Naggo Head outlasted Eradication 300-297 in a countdown.In other results, mid-season champions Spit Fyah dismantled Small Axe 300-241, Giants trampled Sour Sop Tree 300-247 and Spring Village clobbered Ten to Ten 300-190.Two games were not completed due to power outage. Table-toppers Caribbean Classic were leading 273-258 over Tambrind Tree, while Right Stuff had a 267-259 lead over Exceptional International when both matches had an abrupt end. The JDCA officials will give a ruling on these two games in short order. The competition continues tomorrow.Naggo Head win Portsmouth Primary football rallyNaggo Head Primary emerged champions of the second staging of the Portsmouth Primary one-day football rally after their 3-2 penalty-kick win over Waterford in the final at the Portsmouth Primary playing field on Friday, October 2.The game went into penalties after regulation and extra-time didn’t produce any goals. Rassico Rose, Damion Abrahams and Demario Graham scored Naggo Head’s penalties, while Rochede Rose and Demario Knight scored penalties for Waterford .Dethroned champions McCauley Primary placed third.last_img read more

Reggae Warriors step up preparation

first_imgJamaica’s Rugby League team, the Reggae Warriors, will next month begin its campaign to qualify for one of the seven remaining spots in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup that will be held by Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. The Reggae Warriors will play hosts, the United States, on December 4 and Canada on December 8 in Florida. The team approaches these crucial games at a distinct disadvantage, having not been able to play any practice games because of a lack of resources. The inactivity has seen Jamaica fall to 29th in the world rankings, while their opponents, who played in September and October, are ranked 10th and 13th, respectively. Head coach Romeo Monteith believes, however, that the team can rise above the challenge. “Anything can happen over 80 minutes. Our players are really motivated as they have never beaten the USA before and we have lost to Canada in our last three meetings,” he said. “Our aim is to play good rugby, enjoy the games, and give a good account of ourselves. There is a lot of pride in our camp as our programme here has been steadily improving over the years and we know many people are rooting for us to do well.” The team has already begun preparing for its matches, but they lack match fitness, Monteith explained. “We will definitely be cold in that first game; our combinations and team chemistry will be heavily tested, and it’s up to us as the coaching staff to mentally stimulate the team and get them switched on,” he said. “We have been addressing that with some high-pressure training sessions in Kingston and the squad has been responding well. We have over 30 players vying for positions and they are trying to create a competitive environment within the squad to compensate for the lack of actual matches.” It was announced on August 3, 2014 that seven of the eight quarter-finalists from the last World Cup will qualify automatically for the 2017 tournament. Those include Australia and New Zealand, England, Fiji, France, Samoa and Scotland. The USA, 2013 quarter-finalists, were denied automatic qualification after a long-running internal governance dispute saw their RLIF membership temporarily suspended in 2014. They were later accepted to take part in the qualification process. Papua, New Guinea, were initially set to be involved in the qualifying competition, but because they have become co-hosts of the tournament, they have automatically qualified. In addition to the seven automatic qualifiers, the remaining seven spots will come from four different qualification zones; three from Europe, one from Asia/Pacific, one from the Americas, and one from the Middle East/Africa. AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERSlast_img read more

Isaac-Henry Invitational an avenue for lifting STATHS

first_imgHomegrown talent Ayesha Champaigne, who stood out at the inaugural SW Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational last year and went on to win a heptathlon gold medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, is St Andrew Technical High School’s (STATHS) reference point for attaining track and field excellence at both events this year.Champaigne has moved on to scholarship overseas, but STATHS’ current female team captain, Ophelia Hales, believes her charges will do well at their meet, while eyeing herself as a “girls long jump finalist and at least two boys medallists at Champs”.The SW Isaac-Henry Invitational, named after former STATHS Principal Stafford Wycliffe Isaac-Henry, has been approved as an ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships qualifier.It will get under way on Saturday February 20 inside the National Stadium and will cost spectators $300 to enter.The event was launched at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday where Ed Barnes was the chairman and STATHS’ current principal, Phillip Wilson, and other members of the school’s committee and sponsors spoke.PRESERVING A LEGACY”Our journey commences with the primary objective being the innovation and preservation of the legacy of our beloved SW Isaac-Henry,” said chairman of the SW Isaac-Henry Track and Field Invitational, Barrington Johnson.He added: “Our secondary objectives include enhanced visibility and prestige of STATHS… energising the track team and our track and field programme and definitely a platform to galvanise our alumni base.”Johnson stressed: “One special to me is to unearth the newest standout track personalities. Last year, our own Ayesha Champaigne was one such standout at our meet and she went on to become Champs’ top girl, so for this year we are on a similar mission.”New events added this year, in collaboration with the JAAA, include pole vault, in an attempt to enhance non-traditional events, plus the 200m for girls and boys in classes three and four.The event will have professional timing courtesy of Old Boy Leroy Cooke, who is employed to Western Union, one of the meet’s sponsors.Participants can register at and click on ENTRY FORM. The costs are Co-ed $11,000 (boys team), $7,000 (girls team) and $500 for unattached individuals.At the event, STATHS will honour former Olympian Michael Davis, who represented the country in Moscow in 1984.last_img read more

Parents revel in children’s success

first_imgParents revel in children’s successThe feelings, priceless, the emotions, bare for all to see.Such was the joy and pleasure felt by the parents of Jamaican West Indies Under-19 representatives and players, Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks, who returned yesterday at Norman Manley International Airport.The trio – Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks – were members of the West Indies Under-19 team, who captured the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh last weekend.”Words can’t even explain how I feel right now,” said an elated Ancena Scarlett-Smith, mother Odean, whose warm embrace brought smile to his face on arrival.”I didn’t get to listen it,” she said of the final against India, which was held early last Sunday in Bangladesh.”However, somebody came over the house – at that time I was not awake as yet – and tell Odean father say ‘you know say them win’.”I flew up on the bed same time and start to scream and said, ‘Thank you Father!'” the St Elizabeth native continued.FEELING REALLY GOOD”I’m feeling good, really good, as even though the West Indies has been losing, his father and I really love cricket.”A fast-bowling all-rounder, Smith did not play in the final, but was a member of the team for their opening two matches against England and Fiji.This West Indies lost to England in their opener, but went on to defeat Fiji, a victory, which would spur a run of five straight wins and the regional side first hold on the premier youth world title.”I’m very happy and very proud and want to just give God thanks that they went and did it,” stated Kenute Frew, father of Michael Frew, who contested all the games for the regional outfit.”In the final, I was really tense during the West Indies batting as it (winning runs) was getting closer and closer and closer.”I was saying to myself, just as how they had bowled out India cheaply, if they would come and return the favour.”The Westmoreland native added: “I sat down in front of the TV for about five, six minutes (after the win), couldn’t move, as I was so overjoyed, knowing that I was seeing my son there making the country and the whole West Indies proud.”Leleith Crooks, the mother of Shahid, who was a reserve throughout, said he was happy to journey from St Elizabeth to Kingston to see the pride and joy.”I’m so proud of him,” she asserted. “I know that from he was small he was so passionate about cricket.”Sometimes he would say, ‘Mummy come throw two balls at me. Come on, you don’t want one day you can tell them say that you used to throw some balls at me?'””Well, it has come through, and I feel good to know that because of him, I am here today.”The West Indies defeated Pakistan in the quarter-finals and hosts Bangladesh in the semi-finals before going on to beat India by five wickets in the tournament decider.last_img read more

Hasan leads Bangladesh to historic win over England

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP):Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan claimed a Bangladesh Test match record of 12-159 as his side secured a first-ever win against England – a comfortable 108-run victory – to level the series 1-1 yesterday.Mehedi took 6-77 in the second innings to rip through England, which lost all 10 wickets in the post-lunch session in its pursuit of 273 runs to win.Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan complemented Mehedi’s effort with 4-49 with three wickets in four balls to help the side earn the victory inside three days.”It is a very big achievement in Bangladesh’s Test cricket history,” said Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim. “It came against a very good England side, but there will be a time when we will win a series 2-0 against any big team. This is a start.”England captain Alastair Cook made 59 and Ben Duckett scored 54 as they kept the side unscathed before lunch, reaching 100-0.”Very hard (to explain). 100-0 was a really good session. I was really pleased with the way Ben played,” Cook said.”We possibly showed our inexperience in those conditions, even though I was out there experiencing it – it was amazing the difference before tea and after tea. You lose a couple of wickets, then men come round the bat, crowd gets into it – being able to deal with and get through it – you know it doesn’t last forever, but that half an hour, 40 minutes is crucial, and we just weren’t good enough to be able to get through.”Mehedi struck with the first ball of the final session, dismissing Duckett with a delivery that kept low.NO LOOKING BACKFrom then on, Bangladesh never looked back. Only Stokes, apart from Cook and Duckett, reached double digits as Mehedi and Shakib made inroads at regular intervals.”From the time we knew England were coming, we planned to make wickets that would help our spinners and trouble the English batsmen. Here our bowlers executed our plans and the batsmen did well too, which made this win possible,” Mushfiqur added.Shakib Al Hasan removed Joe Root for one as Bangladesh spinners used the crack of the pitch perfectly to leave England in tatters.Mehedi fittingly ended the match with the wicket of Steven Finn and to claim five or more wickets in the first two Tests three times. He also eclipsed left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Junior’s 18 wickets to be the highest wicket-taker (19) in a series for Bangladesh.Bangladesh earlier set England a 273-run target to win the second Test after it was bowled out for 296 shortly after lunch on the third day.Opener Imrul Kayes made 78, while Mahmudullah scored 47 to give Bangladesh a fighting chance of levelling the series on an increasingly turning, deteriorating wicket.The highest successful chase in the fourth innings at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium was 209-1 by England against the same opponent in 2010.last_img read more

NJ backs coach … After 3 players are dismissed from training squad

first_imgCommunications director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Wayne Lewis, has strongly supported the move by the Sunshine Girls coaching staff to dismiss three members of the team on Wednesday night. Goal attack Shanice Beckford and centre court players, Khadijah Williams and Nicole Dixon, were given marching orders for what has been deemed inappropriate behaviour. Lewis told The Gleaner that the management of NJ have are in full support of the decision of coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken to expel the trio from the team. “I am in full support of this, and other selectors that I have spoken to have similar views. They know that the girls have been giving problems and so the coach is free to make her decision,” said Lewis. Lewis, however, chided the media for its coverage of the issue. He said nothing unusual had taken place. “I don’t know that this is a big story because these things happen all the time,” Lewis said. Beckford told The Gleaner that she was shown the door by Allison-McCracken after she refused to restart a drill in training on Wednesday. “She told me to start over what I was doing and I said I can’t start over and so I dropped my weight and then she said you need to leave and don’t come back,” Beckford said. “She was raising her voice and I don’t like when people raise their voices at me, and she has been doing that from the first day she met us. I even told the manager to talk to her about it,” Beckford said. She added: “For me, she has been very disrespectful. She does not show us (players) any respect because from the first day this lady met us, she is going to tell us that the Scotland team can come and beat us now,” said Beckford. Williams said she has always carried out her functions in training and, therefore, she was surprised by Allison-McCracken’s decision to send her home. “She asked me if I will have exams all week next week and I said yes and she then said since I am not coming next week, then don’t come back until after the series against Barbados,” said Williams. “I am very surprised by this. I have always done my best because I am a person who can’t swim and since she has been coaching us, we have been in the pool a lot,” Williams said. Beckford and Williams have been members of the Sunshine Girls team for more than five years, while Dixon is one of the country’s rising stars. Englishwoman Allison-McCracken was appointed head coach of the Sunshine Girls in March. She has vowed to take number-four ranked Jamaica to the top of the ladder in world netball. The Sunshine Girls are currently preparing to host Barbados in a three-Test series. MEDIA CRITICISEDlast_img read more

Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’

first_imgHorn wants Pacquiao rematch to settle rules row End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “But obviously, adding up, maybe it worked for seven, eight, ten months, but now the next seven months is not working that great.“Obviously it’s adding up more and more. The more I play, the worse it gets. Yeah, I guess the break is something that I will have to consider right now.”With the US Open just six weeks away at the culmination of the American hard-court swing, Djokovic doesn’t have long to return to full fitness.‘Very tough year’Since winning the French Open last year to complete his career Grand Slam, Djokovic has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the quarter-finals.With world number one Andy Murray losing against Sam Querrey earlier on Wednesday, Djokovic knew he would have regained top spot in the rankings if he won Wimbledon.That honour will have to wait for now and, with Murray hobbled by a long-term hip injury against Querrey, Djokovic conceded the two rivals could be paying the price for their grueling battle for the top ranking last year.“Could be. We both had a very long, very tough year, a lot of matches, a lot of emotions, a lot of things in play,” he said.“Our bodies have taken a lot physically. So, I mean, as an athlete, one way or another, at a certain stage of your career, you’re going to experience these kind of things.“Injuries are part of this sport, unfortunately. Professional tennis is getting very physical in the last couple of years. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic pauses during a press conference after losing his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. APLONDON, United Kingdom — Novak Djokovic admits a long break is on the cards after an elbow injury forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych.Djokovic’s miserable 12 months hit a fresh low on Wednesday when a right elbow problem curtailed his bid to win Wimbledon for a fourth time.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s not easy to kind of play on the highest level throughout the entire season, then be able to do that over and over again every season, and then stay healthy.”The injury was especially frustrating for the 12-time Grand Slam winner as he felt he was finally beginning to play his best tennis after a turbulent period.“For an athlete, it’s really hard to swallow when you have to retire, especially when you’re playing well,” Djokovic said.“I was playing really well, probably the best tennis I’ve played in the last 10 months or so.“It’s just unfortunate. It takes some time to understand why this happened and to learn from it.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer The 30-year-old Serb was trailing 7-6 (7/2), 2-0 and felt he had no option but to call it quits as the pain, from an injury that has troubled him for more than a year, began to increase.“There is a possibility that they will propose  surgery, but I don’t think that is good,” Djokovic told Serbian media.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’“To go be cut in surgery or to poison myself with pills…. none of the solutions is good.“A logical conclusion is that a kind of a rest and a longer break is a logical solution. Maybe a longer rest is necessary, not only because of the injury but for my mind as well. 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As long as it kind of comes and goes, it’s fine.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Chicago man blinded in one eye by baseball sues the sport

first_imgChicago, United States — A man blinded in the left eye by an errant ball in one of a series of recent baseball stadium injuries is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.John Loos, 60, was hit in the eye by a foul ball during an August game at the Cubs’ home stadium Wrigley Field, where he was seated close to the game action, according to his attorneys.ADVERTISEMENT “My eye took a direct hit. It’s not functioning,” Loos told a news conference Monday, after his lawsuit was filed on Friday in a Chicago court.Loos said the high-speed ball destroyed his eye, which may need to be replaced with a prosthetic, and broke five facial bones.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHis injuries have required three surgeries and will require “at least two more,” he said.There have been a series of incidents of fan injuries, leading to calls for more protection for spectators at Major League Baseball (MLB) games. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Gins’ mission: Stop Durham The Cubs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Four teams announced in September that they would extend protective netting, joining 10 others, after a young girl was hit by a foul ball at New York’s Yankee Stadium.A Cubs executive announced in September that safety netting would be expanded at Wrigley as well, according to local media.“We’ve studied… where the balls are heading and obviously, we’ve been pulling the nets further and further,” Chicago TV station WBBM reported Cubs’ business operations chief Crane Kenney as saying.But Loos said MLB should do more to protect fans.“There should be nothing more important than (fan) safety. This is a problem that Major League Baseball has known for decades,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more