Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving said Gordon Hayward's fractured ankle brought back memories of Paul George's serious injury in 2014.
Kyrie Irving said Gordon Hayward's sickening injury on debut for the Boston Celtics is one of the worst he has seen as Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James sent his well-wishes.
Hayward, 27, fractured his left ankle early in Boston's NBA season-opening 102-99 loss to the Cavs on Tuesday.
The All-Star was making his bow for the Celtics after arriving from the Utah Jazz amid much fanfare but it ended it agony after coming down on his ankle as he jumped in an effort to catch a pass during the first quarter.
Celtics and Cavs players turned away in horror as Hayward grimaced in pain at Quicken Loans Arena, and fellow Celtics debutant Irving – facing his former team – was immediately reminded of Paul George's gruesome leg injury for Team USA in 2014.
The Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) has been forced to withdraw a team to the Caribbean Elite Road Racing Championships citing financial restrictions as the primary cause.
According to GCF Assistant Joseph Britton the association has been put in a precarious position following the failure of the country’s corporate community to support the venture. Five cyclists Geron Williams, Jermaine Burrowes, Paul DeNobrega, Jamal John and Shaquel Agard, an alternate, were originally slated to represent the team. The list was, however, revised with the GCF omitting Williams and Burrowes and including Agard and Alonzo Ambrose another rider Clair Fraser-Green on the team.
Jamaica para-athlete Shauna-kay Hines is lamenting not being able to represent her country at the World Para-Taekwondo Championships, in London, from October 19-22. She finds herself in this predicament despite winning silver medals at her last two competitions.
Why? Because of a lack of funding.
“I am writing this post with a grieving heart,” she posted on her Facebook page on the weekend.
“After representing my country in two Para-Taekwondo competitions, earning a historic silver medal at the US Open in February, and again silver at the 18th Aruba Taekwondo International tournament in May, I formed the view that Jamaica would rally and support the Jamaica Paralympic Association going forward.
Sunil Ambris urged his Windies “A” teammates to stick to the plan when they face Sri Lanka “A” in the second “Test”, starting on Wednesday at the Trelawny Multiplex Stadium in Jamaica.
Ambris hit his fourth first-class century (106) which was the foundation for the Windies “A” first innings total of 364 for eight declared that paved the way for an innings-and-13-run victory in the weather-affected first “Test” which ended last Saturday.
“We stuck to the task very well and we played as a team in the first ‘Test. The guys were very focused all the way through and it was a total team effort. We just need do the same thing in this game, as we did in the previous match,” said Ambris on the eve of the second Test.
Jamaican badminton umpire Joseph Clarke, the country’s highest-ranked official, will create history next month by being the first Jamaican to Umpire to officiate at the 2017 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open Badminton Tournament.
The tournament, which is part of the BWF Super Series, will be staged in Hong Kong from November 21-26, 2017 and offers a cash prize of US$400,000.
Clarke said he is excited at the opportunity as it again allows a Jamaican to officiate at a major international event. He said that being the first Jamaican to officiate at the prestigious tournament, is always added pressure as good performances can open doors for other Jamaicans.