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first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Not Terry? Ex-England star names best defender he ever played against

first_imgFormer England striker Dean Ashton has told talkSPORT John Terry was NOT the best defender he ever played against – finding Rio Ferdinand the more fearsome opponent.Terry completed his move to Aston Villa on Monday morning, choosing to drop down to the Championship to link up with Steve Bruce’s side following his departure from Chelsea.The 36-year-old is regarded as one of Chelsea’s and England’s greatest ever footballers, and he left the Blues as their most successful captain ever following his 22-year relationship with the west London club.A world class player on his day, Terry was named UEFA Club Defender of the Year three times, PFA Player of the Year once, and was included in the FIFPro World XI for five consecutive seasons.However, despite all these accolades, Ashton told talkSPORT Manchester United icon Ferdinand was actually the tougher opponent – calling him the best defender he ever played against.Speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT, Ashton said: “If I had to play one v one against any defender, I would probably prefer to play against John Terry, because he likes the battle, and so did I, and I felt like I was probably stronger than him.“Whereas, Rio Ferdinand is the best defender I have ever played against.“[He was] so clever, so intelligent. Every time I wanted to back into him he wasn’t there, he’d just step in front of me and steal the ball like a Rolls Royce then fizz it out to the full-back.“He didn’t get too involved in aerial challenges when he didn’t need to. [He was] just a very, very clever defender.”last_img read more