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By Sports Desk February 22, 2019

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  • Former Jamaica international Campbell-Ryce takes coaching job with Colchester U-23s Former Jamaica international Campbell-Ryce takes coaching job with Colchester U-23s

    Retired Jamaica international Jamal Campbell-Ryce has embarked on a career in coaching with the Colchester United under-23 team.

    The 36-year-old winger, who made some 18 appearances for the Jamaica national team, is expected to work with the club’s youth players who he will mentor on a one and one basis.

    Jon de Souza the club’s director of performance has tipped the Jamaican to have a positive impact on future generations.

    "Jamal will be joining us as an U23s player/coach, working in training with the U18s and U23s, to play in the U23s fixtures and to mentor players on a one to one basis,” he told the club’s official website.

    "He was a flair-based forward in his career, and we believe that they are often the type of players who need help within our squad to develop the right application and desire to continue to progress,” he added.

    "Through his career, Jamal has learned a lot and knows that, in that position and at that young age, you have to learn to do a lot more off the ball and to apply yourself fully on and off the pitch to end up having a long life in the game.”

  • Jason Holder, Deandra Dottin dominate CWI/WIPA Awards Jason Holder, Deandra Dottin dominate CWI/WIPA Awards

    West Indies captain Jason Holder was named Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year at the West Indies Players' Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards in Antigua on Monday night.

  • Celtics' Hayward wishes Irving 'the best of luck' with Nets Celtics' Hayward wishes Irving 'the best of luck' with Nets

    Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward hopes Kyrie Irving is successful with the Brooklyn Nets.

    Irving left Boston and inked a four-year, $140.6million contract with Brooklyn this offseason.

    Hayward was asked about Irving's departure when he met with reporters on Tuesday. 

    "The interesting part of the league is the drama that happens every offseason," Hayward said, via NBC Sports Boston. "I don't know if there's any league like that, where you have major guys moving teams.

    "I wish [Irving] the best of luck as he goes to Brooklyn."

    The Celtics also lost Al Horford (Philadelphia 76ers) and Marcus Morris (New York Knicks) in free agency.

    But, they signed three-time All-Star Kemba Walker and added center Enes Kanter.

    "As a team, we're excited about who we have coming in," Hayward said. "I'm more than excited to welcome Kemba and Enes, and all the other guys that are new for us."

    Hayward was inconsistent last season after he missed almost all of 2017-18 with a devastating leg injury. He averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game while shooting 33.3 per cent from three-point range. 

    Hayward said he has spent the offseason focusing on bouncing back.

    "More than anything, just building back some confidence; being able to do everything that I'm used to doing," Hayward said. "Reps is what gives you confidence, being able to do things over and over and over and not worry about how my ankle is feeling or having to be cautious with it, has been really good for my confidence.

    "That has felt really nice, being able to train how I'm used to training. Not having to worry about doing stuff for only 10 minutes, only doing a certain amount of reps. It's been really good from that standpoint."

    The Celtics entered 2018-19 as the favourites to win the East but finished with a 49-33 record and were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks in five games in the conference semifinals.

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