Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | November 25, 2012
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'Number one without a doubt' - Bolt ranks record IAAF Athlete of the Year Award above all else
Yet again, the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, is in the history books. And in his own words, his latest accomplishment ranks among his most treasured.

Glitzy George's win Manning Cup
Defending champions St George's College played with a lot of glitz and glamour to secure their 22nd hold on the Manning Cup title, when they recorded an emphatic 3-0 victory over first-time finalists Hydel High in the final of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Gatorade/Digicel football competition at the National Stadium yesterday.

Rose goal hands Wolmer's Walker Cup
Wolmer's Boys edged Jamaica College (JC) 1-0 to capture their third lien on the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Gatorade/Digicel Walker Cup Knockout trophy at the National Stadium yesterday. Wolmer's previously won the trophy in 1971 and 1976.

Friends set to battle in women's final
The women's final at the 2012 NCB Capital Markets Open Tennis Championship will see two old friends doing battle for the winner's purse of US$1,100, after Jamaica's Tinesta Rowe outclassed her US counterpart Megan Jones 6-1, 6-0 in their semi-final encounter yesterday at Liguanea Club to set up a meeting with top seed Ffion Fletcher at 5 p.m. today.

Glenmuir, STETHS in daCosta Cup final
Former champions Glenmuir High will have another chance at glory when they meet St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in next Saturday's final of the 2012 ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition, thanks to a first half hat-trick from Noel Johnson that handed them a 3-0 win over The Manning's School.

Mills 'humbled' by IAAF's top coach award
Jamaican coaching genius, Glen Mills, was yesterday confirmed among track and field coaching deities with the 2012 IAAF Coaching Lifetime Achievement Award.

ICC to rethink governments' involvement
The International Cricket Conference, the ICC, the governing body for cricket around the world, is rethinking its stance on governments' interference in cricket. Just about a year ago, the ICC said it would be following the well-established principle of other national federations which states that federations should be autonomous and free from governments' interference in the administration of their affairs.

United go top with QPR win
Manchester United provisionally reclaimed top spot in the English Premier League by coming from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 yesterday as the bottom-place team failed to be galvanised by Harry Red-knapp's arrival as manager.

Atkinson colours herself in gold - Jamaican swims third-fastest time this year; breaks Canada Cup record
In an awesome display of swimming, Jamaican sensation Alia Atkinson carried over her good form from the London 2012 Olympics into the smaller 25-metre pool.

More events needed to 'encourage' women - Fletcher wants more tournaments to rekindle female interest in tennis
Top Jamaican female tennis player, Ffion Fletcher, is calling for greater effort to increase the level of participation among females in the sport locally.

TJ president Bailey targets Challenger, Futures tournaments
Tennis Jamaica (TJ) president John Bailey is eager to have the country host an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures Tournament or an ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Challenger competition in the near future.

'I wasn't bowling at full tilt'
Mature Best grabs three to put Windies on courseKHULNA, Bangladesh:Tino Best said his success on the tour of Bangladesh, where the pitch conditions have been challenging, was an indication of his maturity as a fast bowler.Best grabbed three wickets to...

Jamaica face tough battle for World Cup spot
Jamaica will face a tough battle in next year's CONCACAF Under-20 Championship after being drawn in Group C with Panama and Puerto Rico.

Portmore, Waterhouse in big RSPL clash
Defending champions Portmore United will today seek to take advantage of leaders Harbour View's inactivity to close the gap, when they play one of their toughest rivals - Waterhouse - in one of five Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games on today.

Jamaica lose big again to impressive Aussies
Australia's Under-21 netballers put on another vintage performance inside the National Arena yesterday evening to beat Jamaica 51-25 for an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match series.

Marshall hits T20 ton
Xavier Marshall slammed an impressive unbeaten 104 to lead Ocho Rios Chargers to a 56-run win over Kingston Hurricanes in the opening round of the Jamaica Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition at Melbourne Oval yesterday.

United go top with QPR win
LONDON (AP): Manchester United provisionally reclaimed top spot in the English Premier League by coming from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 yesterday as the bottom-place team failed to be galvanised by Harry Red-knapp's arrival as manager.


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