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Genosyde, McKoy Lands to contest INSPORTS/Babsy Grange final

Genosyde, McKoy Lands to contest INSPORTS/Babsy Grange final

first_img PENALTY ROUND St Catherine: FOLLOWING highly exciting and competitive semi-final matchups, Genosyde and McKoy Lands secured their places in the final of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Babsy Grange Community Football competition in Gordon Pen, St Catherine. In a very tight affair that finished 1-1 after full and extra-time, Genosyde went on to beat Brunswick 5-4 on penalties, while McKoy Lands also endured a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out to prevail over Rebel United, following a 2-2 regulation and extra-time scoreline. Kenano Allen had fired Brunswick into a 16th-minute lead, but with the celebrations hardly over, Nick Williams (19th) notched the equaliser. The second half saw the teams battle without scoring goals, thus advancing to the shoot-out, which Genosyde won. In the McKoy Lands-Rebel United semi-final match, Roshane Myrie scored the opening goal for McKoy Lands, after only two minutes. Rebel United answered with a goal from Roger Francis in the eighth minute, but McKoy Lands regained the lead as Andre McLeod scored the team’s second goal. Determined to stay in contention, Rebel United made one last push and found another goal through Roger Francis to tie the scores 2-2. Another penalty round was in order and McKoy Lands sealed a 3-2 victory, along with their place in the upcoming final. The competition is similar to others held in various communities, both in rural and urban Jamaica, and fits within the mandate of INSPORTS to unearthing talent in sports across the country. The main objective of these competitions is to provide a structured medium through which talents can be displayed and identified for further development through the state agency’s coaching programmes. “INSPORTS is here to provide those opportunities and to give athletes the chance to excel within their sporting disciplines. The fact that there is untapped potential becomes clearer when we host these kinds of competitions and invite players to display their talents on the field. What we are doing through our football community programme is priming players for professional advancement,” noted Ian Andrews, administrative director of INSPORTS. Rudolph Barnes, assistant national sports coordinator, also commented on the semi-final matches. “What we saw here today makes me very optimistic about the future of football in Jamaica,” he said. “This just speaks to the fact that with continued efforts behind the INSPORTS community football programme and coaching clinics, Jamaica will be able to produce world-class football players.” INSPORTS will be extending its coaching clinic programme to St Catherine next month.last_img read more

Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo-halo’

Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo-halo’

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s always been customary for Filipinos to treat their visitors to their local food and there is nothing more quintessential than a bowl, or two, of halo-halo.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Steph Curry grateful for dad Dell’s influence in his career Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The cold sweet treat composed of shaved ice, milk, jelly, ice cream, purple yam, and various sweetened fruits is a dessert loved by many— even NBA superstar Stephen Curry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Halo-halo was served to Curry after he finished his workout Friday at Shangri-La in Bonifacio Global City before his scheduled press conference.“I have a sweet tooth, and I like it a lot,” said the NBA champion Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Curry is in the Philippines as part of his UnderArmour tour, where he is also launching a new colorway of Curry 5s in bright yellow, which he wore on Friday.“This is the best post workout meal,” said Curry.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more