20 Jan

Sports Briefs

first_imgNinth Annual Jamaica Bicycle Bash Bicycle enthusiasts from across the island are expected to converge at James Bond Beach in St Mary on Sunday, May 29, for the 9th Annual Jamaica Bicycle Bash. Whether taking part in the many games and competitions, showing off their bicycles, or simply enjoying the vibe with other cyclists, the day is designed to provide a fun-filled family atmosphere for riders of all ages. Crowd favourite “Rambolyimpics” will once again be a centrepiece of the competition schedule, along with the “Bunny Hop”, “Slow Race”, “Eliminator”, “Gladiator Circles”, and many others! Guests will also be treated to stunt demonstrations from the island’s best BMX stunt riders. Entry fee is $200 with a bicycle and $300 without. Gates open at 10 a.m. Russian tennis head backtracks MOSCOW (AP): The head of the Russian Tennis Federation backtracked on his comments yesterday, saying he didn’t mean to suggest that Maria Sharapova’s failed doping test could spell the end of her career. Russian news agency R-Sport had quoted Shamil Tarpishchev yesterday as saying that Sharapova’s situation is “bad” and that it is “very doubtful” that she will resume her career. “I only said that she can’t play now because no ruling on her case has been issued,” Tarpishchev later told the Tass news agency. Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January. She said she had taken the drug for a decade for medical purposes and didn’t know it had been banned for 2016. Sharapova remains provisionally suspended from competition pending a ruling from the International Tennis Federation. Kaka tops MLS salary list BETHESDA, Md (AP): Kaka remains Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player at just over US$7 million, and American goalkeeper Tim Howard will earn slightly more than US$2.5 million in his return to the league. Kaka, the former AC Milan and Real Madrid star, is earning a base salary of US$6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released yesterday by the MLS Players Union. Including a prorated share of compensation not specified to a specific year, his total earnings remain a league-record US$7,167,500. Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, the league’s 2015 MVP, has a US$5.6 million base and total compensation of US$7,115,556. US national team captain Michael Bradley, in his third season with Toronto, has a US$6 million base and US$6.5 million total earnings. Howard, the US starting goalkeeper at the past two World Cups, is joining Colorado next month after a decade at Everton. He has a US$2.1 million base and US$2,575,000 in total compensation. Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool and England captain now with the Los Angeles Galaxy, has a US$6 million base salary and US$6,132,500 in total earnings. Former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, who has yet to play a match for New York City this season, has a US$6 million salary. He is followed by teammates Andrea Pirlo (US$5.6 million, US$5,915,690) and David Villa (US$5.61 million).last_img read more

26 Dec

West Ham plot January move for Chelsea defender

first_img Tottenham line up bid for West Ham star who was labelled a ‘monster’ by Mourinho Latest West Ham News What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Cahill has had just two starts for Chelsea in 2018/19, one in the Europa League and the other in the League Cup RIP LEGEND target gameday cracker REVEALED Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 sad day BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT West Ham are weighing up a potential January move for Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, according to reports.The 32-year-old defender will be out of contract at the club come the end of this season, and he’s not starting for the Blues in the Premier League at present. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 REVEALED It is claimed by the Mirror that Manuel Pellegrini’s side are therefore eyeing Cahill up as a possible mid-season signing from their London rivals.The Chilean manager is understood to have the backing of West Ham’s board in January as the club begin to recover following a poor start to the season. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death ANALYSIS targets The Hammers lost their first four league matches, before securing two big wins against Everton and Manchester United either side of a draw with Chelsea.Despite that recent upturn in results, the side lost their last fixture 1-0 at Brighton and still undoubtedly lack defensive stability, having kept just one clean sheet in their first eight matches of the new Premier League campaign.last_img read more