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More participants for INSPORTS’ Primary Champs

first_imgWith the start of the new school term, preparations are underway for the 37th annual Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Primary School Athletics Championship to be held from May 10-13 at the National Stadium. Over 90 primary schools across the island, with the exception of the parishes St Ann, Trelawny, and Westmoreland, are expected to participate. While last year’s championship had close to 4,500 children competing, the state agency expects a six to ten per cent increase in this year’s young athletes. The INSPORTS Primary Championships will be staged across four classes for boys and girls. Portmore-based Naggo Head Primary, which is coached by Floyd Coke, are the reigning champions, having won for four consecutive years. Naggo Head, the second most successful team in the history of the competition, behind 10-time champions Waterford, is expected to face stiff competition from last year’s runners-up, Southborough Primary, whose Brianna Lyston was Top Girl in last year’s competition. Third-place finishers Rousseau Primary will also seek to win the title in the competition. Black River Primary had the Top Boy last year – Bauwahijgie Nkummrie. EARLY PREPARATION Rudolph Barnes, assistant national sports coordinator, said the championship aligns with their objectives. “This competition is in keeping with our mandate to improve sports from the grassroots level. Many champions start here and are discovered through this competition,” he said. Barnes further stated that the INSPORTS-run competition prepares athletes for national competition from a young age. “Our participants are six to 12 years old and are competing at the National Stadium. We host this competition at a national venue so, in this way, our young participants are being primed for competing in increasingly advanced capacities.”last_img read more

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LeBron calls Barkley ‘a hater’

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP):LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles.After he was criticised by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland’s front office, James tore into the former NBA star and opinionated TV commentator on Monday night following a loss in Dallas. James not only countered what was said about him, but he also attacked Barkley’s character for some off-the-court missteps.”I’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” James told ESPN after the Cavs lost 104-97 to Dallas, dropping the defending champions to 7-8 in January. “I’m not the one who threw somebody through a window. I never spit on a kid. I never had unpaid debt in Las Vegas. I never said ‘I’m not a role model’. I never showed up to All-Star Weekend on Sunday because I was in Vegas all weekend partying.”All I’ve done for my entire career is represent the NBA the right way. Fourteen years, never got in trouble. Respected the game. Print that.”BARKLEY’S CRITICISMBarkley has never been one to hold back his opinion on James or any other player, but the 11-time All-Star was particularly critical of James last week after Cleveland’s star complained about Cleveland’s roster being “top-heavy” and questioning whether the team’s front office was satisfied with one title.Barkley said James was “whiny” and “inappropriate” and wondered about his motives. Barkley called James “the best player in the world”, but wondered if he really wanted to compete. James initially dismissed Barkley, saying he was only trying to boost TV ratings. Barkley works as an in-studio host for TNT.However, James decided he couldn’t let those comments go, and turned on Barkley, who never won an NBA title.”He’s a hater. What makes what he says credible? Because he’s on TV?” James said. “I know he wanted to retire a long time ago, but he can’t. He’s stuck up on that stage every week.”James also said if Barkley wants to continue any discussion, he knows where to find him.”If this makes him want to talk to me, the schedule’s out there,” James said. “He knows every road arena I’ll be in. Don’t just come up to me at All-Star and shake my hand and smile.”last_img read more

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