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first_imgMurray wins BBC award BIRMINGHAM, England (AP): Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world’s top-ranked player. Murray won the domestic award in 2013 and 2015, too. The 29-year-old Murray capped the best season of his career by beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP finals in London and claim a fifth straight title, earning him the year-end No. 1 ranking. He hasn’t lost since September 16. Two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee was second in the voting and Olympic show-jumping gold medalist Nick Skelton came third at a ceremony in Birmingham, central England.last_img

St Catherine CC, Kingston meet in 50 over finale

first_img However, if Kingston, coached by Terrence Corke, is to have a say in the outcome of the decider, St Catherine will have to show up as the men from the capital have been performing all season. Led by former national Under-19 batsman, Garth Garvey, Kingston has won all seven of their fixtures, including impressive quarter-final and semi-final wins over St Thomas and Kensington, respectively. These victories were spearheaded by West Indies Under-19 World Cup all-rounder Odean Smith, the tournament’s leading runs-scorer, opener Aaron Johnson, and left-arm spin duo, Patrick Harty Jr and Paul Harrison. There is also sidelined national all-rounder Derval Green and Garvey, who throughout the campaign have played leading roles, and according the latter this along with the confidence of the team makes them formidable contenders. “I think people might underestimate us based on the faces of the players but I prefer to go into this final as the underdog,” said Garvey. “People might look down on us and say that St Catherine has the better team, but we know what we can do, and we know what we are up against on Saturday (today).” “Our team is fairly young, but we have a few players who knows what it takes to win matches, and championships,” he added. CONSISTENCY REQUIRED Back-to-back defending champions St Catherine CC will seek to make it three in a row when they take on unbeaten Kingston CC in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island 50-Overs Tournament at Chedwin Park today. The contest, scheduled to get under way at 9:30 a.m., will see St Catherine with a cadre of national players beginning the game as favourites against a fairly young but enterprising Kingston unit. Coached by Milton Thomas and boasting the likes of sidelined national players, batsmen Danza Hyatt and Shacaya Thomas, fast bowler Brian Buchanan and all-rounder Gavin Wallace, St Catherine has one of the strongest teams on paper . This is complimented by former national youth batsmen Oraine Williams and Peat Salmon as well as emerging leg-spinner, Stephan Casey. “All the guys are confident and ready to take the three in a row,” expressed St Catherine captain, Hyatt, who has guided his charges to six wins in seven matches. “The season has gone well for us outside of the game that we lost to St Thomas earlier on in the season, and we have playing together well as a team, and that is what I think will make it difficult to beat.”last_img read more

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Highway 2 closed to Northbound traffic after washout

first_imgHighway 2 Both directionsRoad reopened to southbound traffic only, 6 km south of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Dawson Creek. Road closed to northbound traffic due to Wash Out. Detour in place via 6th street. Refer to Drive BC entry # 153238. Updated on Sun Jun 23 at 10:13 am PDT. (ID# 153237)If you are in the area and have photos, please email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com- Advertisement –last_img