first_imgKINGSTON: For his outstanding leadership in guiding Leicester City to its first Barclays Premier League title, telecommunications firm Digicel, one of the main sponsors of the country’s senior men’s national senior football team, salutes Reggae Boy Wes Morgan on the club’s historic achievement. Describing it as “another proud achievement for Jamaica”, Digicel CEO, David Butler, is in high praise for the champion captain. “Against all odds, as captain, Wes Morgan demonstrated solid determination and the will to win in leading his team to a modern-day fairytale ending. Leicester’s accomplishment will go down as one of the greatest achievements in sport and we are so proud that it happened under the captaincy of a Jamaican,” said Butler. The inspirational defender is known for drumming up support globally for the Reggae Boyz, especially during the lead up to tackling other teams vying to qualify for the World Cup. In March, Morgan attended the handover ceremony at Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston, where the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received another US$3 million (nearly J$350 million) towards the development of various national teams, including the Reggae Boyz, as they take on the Road to Russia. Morgan had tweeted a photo from the event with six other team members to further attract global support for the mission. Digicel is hoping that Morgan becoming the first Jamaican international football player to win the Barclays Premier League will add a fresh motivation to the national team. “This will surely lift the spirits of the Reggae Boyz as they prepare for the Copa America tournament and another important series of qualifying games. When Wes is a champion, Jamaica is a champion,” Butler praised.last_img read more

first_imgRussell Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Grizzlies View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Milena Alessandrini. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Milena Alessandrini is expected to miss at least two weeks due to a left knee injury she suffered two days ago.Golden Tigresses assistant coach Yani Fernandez said it’s still hard to be precise regarding Alessandrini’s timetable since she still has to undergo therapy and that procedure would ultimately dictate how much time she’ll miss on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Alessandrini’s MRI results showed a partial tear on the anterior cruciate ligament, a Grade 3 sprain of the medial collateral ligament and the lateral collateral ligament knee.“If everything’s stable, she can continue to play with a knee support, if not she would need an operation,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAlessandrini, the Rookie of the Year in Season 80, injured her left knee after an awkward landing in the second set against the Lady Tamaraws.This was Alessandrini’s second major injury in just two seasons after she hurt her right shoulder last year that caused her to miss five games. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli has insisted India are in no mood to let their intensity dip in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.Speaking to Pakistan great Wasim Akram for the ICC, Kohli pointed out it’s difficult to gain momentum in a tournament like the World Cup and every game gives the Indian team an opportunity to execute their plans to perfection.India are well-placed to reach the semi-final of World Cup 2019, having won 3 out of their first 4 matches by comfortable margins. India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) on Sunday in Manchester and are now on a 5-day break before their next match against Afghanistan.”For sure (take Afghanistan seriously). It’s very difficult to gain momentum in a tournament like the World Cup. We want to win every game we play. And the fact that we have long gaps between each game.. that helps a lot. We have time to recover, regroup and then the motivation is back again. No game is easy in this World Cup. We have to be professional and execute our plans well,” Virat Kohli said.India have been clinical with their performances so far in the World Cup. Despite losing a couple of key players in Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to injuries, Virat Kohli’s men managed to dominate Pakistan on Sunday in Manchester in all three departments.Rohit Sharma is in fine nick after having scored 2 hundreds in 3 matches while back-up opener KL Rahul shone vs Pakistan in the absence of Dhawan at the top. The middle-order has come good with Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni chipping in with cameos while the bowling department has been boosted by the good form of their wrist-spinners.advertisementStressing that India’s focus has been on enjoying their World Cup stint in England, Virat Kohli said the former champions are making it a point to keep the mood in the dressing room light.”Our first decision when we came here (in England) was to have a lot of fun because it’s a long tournament and it’s important to enjoy every day. Off the field, we find time to crack jokes even in the practice session,” Kohli added.”We’re were happy where we stand as a team. Even when we are in the dressing room, we can see each one of us are fulfilling our roles to perfection.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: Anushka Sharma joins Virat Kohli in England ahead of India’s Afghanistan tieAlso Read | Pakistan Cricket Board should penalise players spotted at Shisha cafe: Intikhab AlamAlso See:last_img read more