JAMAICAN DOMINATION IN 2014, Jamaica College broke the high-school Boys’ 4×100 metres Championship of America relay record after posting a time of 39.72 seconds at the prestigious Penn Relays. However, that record only stood for a year as another Jamaican school, Calabar High, won in a new mark of 39.63 last year. At this year’s 122nd staging of the event, which starts on Thursday, the record could be broken for the third year in a row as defending champions Calabar and Kingston College have gone under the record this season, while Jamaica College are not far off as all three teams went under the 40 seconds barrier at the recent MVP Track and Field meet. Kingston College, who were second behind Racers Track Club, clocked a school record 39.52, with Calabar crossing the finish line in 39.60, while Jamaica College had a season-best 39.77. While T.C. Williams out of Alexandria, Virginia, are expected to be the strongest American challengers, indications are that Jamaican teams are expected to dominate this event once again and, if weather conditions are right – warm instead of the usual cool temperatures – a fast time is expected. With three sub-40 seconds so far this season, the Akeem Bloomfield-led Kingston College will be seeking their eighth win in the event and join Camperdown as the most successful school sprint team from Jamaica. On the other hand, Calabar will be hoping to join Kingston College on seven, while Jamaica College will be seeking their second title. With Shivnarine Smalling and Jhevaughn Matherson, who, incidentally, will be making his first appearance at the carnival, set to join Bloomfield, Kingston College will be hoping to make up for last year’s disappointment. In 2015, Bloomfield pulled up with a hamstring injury on the second leg, and Smalling, who looked on in anguish on the anchor leg, will be hoping that things will be different this time around. Calabar, who finished behind KC at the MVP meet without the talented Christopher Taylor, will be hoping that his presence will be enough to ensure a successful defence of their title. His leg could be crucial to Calabar’s victory as the likes of Dejour Russell, Michael Stephens and Xavior Angus are quality athletes. Despite going in as the third-ranked team, Jamaica College cannot be counted out as two members of their record-breaking team from 2014, Waseem Williams and Devaughn Baker, are back. At the MVP meet, Williams was not a part of the team and his inclusion this time around could lift Jamaica College. Baker, who was seen closing fast on the Kingston College and Calabar runners on the anchor leg at the MVP meet, will definitely add more depth to their team in a race which is expected to be lightning-fast.
Mumbai, May 9 (PTI) The Mumbai Football Arena in the suburban Andheri Sports Complex is to be the venue of the international friendly between India and Lebanon next month, it was learnt today.Confirming the development sources in the Western India Football Association said that June 7 has been designated for the football friendly at Andheri.The same venue had played host to the first ever football international in this metropolis after six decades when India played and routed Puerto Rico 4-1 on September 4.Meanwhile, according to a football website the seniors camp under national coach Stephen Constantine is also slated to be held at the Andheri complex from May 20 prior to the friendly.The friendly against Lebanon will be followed by the AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifier against Kyrgyzstan at Bengaluru on June 13, according to “goal.com”.In March, India had played a friendly against hosts Cambodia prior to taking on and defeating Myanmar in the Asian Cup 2019 qualifier in Yangon which was the countrys first win over their rivals after 64 years. PTI SSR NRB
AdChoices广告I’ll get out of the way and let the transcript do the talking. This was Mike Gundy speaking after the Kansas-Oklahoma State game on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to John Hoover for the transcribing.“I just want to start by saying how sorry our staff, the Oklahoma State family and our team is about the incident earlier today. I don’t know a lot of details. At one time, there was some discussion, because of the impact on the families and the people involved, of whether to play the game or not.“Those decisions are made kind of higher than me. I was willing to support whatever direction they wanted to go. I don’t think that that’s something that’s up for discussion at this point, but it was really difficult for our coaching staff, our team and myself, being an Oklahoma State alum. It was a very unfortunate situation, so our thoughts and prayers from all of us go out to the families.“I do want to reiterate that this one incident cannot take away from Oklahoma State University, and it cannot take away from homecoming and the celebration. That’s something that’s very important to us and to me, to make a point that it is a great time of the year. It’s a great weekend and a great day, and there’s a tremendous amount of pride and effort that goes into our homecoming, and that’s why it has been established the way that it is. I don’t want anything to be taken away from that.“We told [our team] the truth. That’s the way we handle situations in our group, with good news, bad news or any news at all. There’s really no comparison to a tragic incident like this morning, but we told them the truth in our pregame conversation before we came to the stadium. Part of the development of young people in our organization is knowing that there are things in our lives that we can control, and there are things that we can’t control.“Today’s incident was something we couldn’t do anything about. There was certainly not anything we could do if we were going to play the game. Our players understand that. My message to them was that a decision was made to play the game so we need to play the game. After that, we need to do everything we can to help the people and the families involved.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Advertisement They’re hardcore Fringe-goers: audience members who love the festival so much that they see dozens of shows every year.They’re opinionated, they’re passionate, they’re quirky and, in some cases, they get so into the Fringe Festival spirit that they start to make shows themselves.When I met up with Joan Jamieson and Shelley M. Hobbs in the line for a Fringe show on Thursday night, their hardcore status was already on full display: they’d run into a festival friend and were deep in conversation about what’s hot and what’s not this year. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Joan and Shelley had agreed to let me tag along on a round of Fringe-going, which included only two shows — a light night for this married couple.The pair were already regular theatregoers when they discovered the Fringe a decade and a half ago. “We said, ‘Hey, 160 shows to choose from over 12 days: let’s go do that,’” says Jamieson, who retired as an elementary schoolteacher in 2005. “The first year we probably saw, like, 10 shows and thought we’d seen a lot.”READ MORE