THE race to the finals in Region #6 leg of Digicel School’s football competition is heating up nicely after Friday’s match between Manchester Secondary and Port Mourant Training School (PMTC)Due to overnight rain the pitch was soggy, but it didn’t deter the players from showing their determination to win.A small but vocal crowd, which included a few Siparuta fans watched as the two teams played to a goalless first half.Both sides created plays that may have resulted in goal-scoring opportunities in the first half. The defenders of Manchester Secondary had a tough outing as they cleared many possessions that ended up in their area.By halftime the score was nil all.At the resumption of play the small crowd became impatient and urged on the players from both sides. In response, there was an absolutely brilliant header from striker Joel Glasgow in the 57th minute.A corner from the right resulted in Manchester’s first goal. Minutes later PMTC found their range with a defensive lapse from Manchester. That resulted in a perfect past to striker Micheal Warner in the 70th minute. He savagely placed a well curve left foot shot, which ballooned to the net. That goal sent the PMTC players in a celebratory mood.Both teams were going for the kill in the closing minutes of the game. Manchester Secondary missed two opportunities to break away.But they sealed the deal in the final stages of the match. Shane Campbell displayed clever ball skills as he essayed an eye-catching pass to Pernel Tyndall. Tyndall wasted no time to blast home a shot that deflected from the PMTC defender and landed straight into the goal. The goalie was found wanting as he watched the ball sailed past him with ease. The goal was scored in the 88th minute of the 90 minutes regulation.Manchester Secondary will do battle against Siparuta on Monday at Skeldon Back Centre for a place in the semifinals.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs heading to T-Mobile Arena in Las VegasCanelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs heading to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), boxing’s marquee attraction in the United States, fights at T-Mobile Arena for the fifth time in his career, which includes both megafights against Gennady Golovkin in September 2017 and 2018. The 28-year-old last fought in December when he captured the WBA (regular) super middleweight championship by third-round TKO over Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden in New York City.”I’m excited to return to T-Mobile Arena for a fifth time,” Alvarez said in a press release. “I inaugurated this arena to boxing at an international level, and it’s a place where I have had some of my biggest fights. This fight against Daniel Jacobs will not be the exception. I am ready to capture another world title in front of a packed house, listening to the unconditional support of the fans in attendance, and also for those who will watch this fight through the screens of a huge platform in DAZN. I want it so when people talk about T-Mobile Arena, they say that is where Canelo Alvarez fights.” One of the worst kept secrets in boxing was made official on Wednesday, as Golden Boy Promotions revealed that the May 4 middleweight title unification bout between WBA and WBC champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and IBF titlist Daniel Jacobs will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, airing live and exclusively on DAZN.MORE: Join DAZN and watch Canelo vs. Jacobs The 32-year-old Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) hasn’t competed in “Sin City” since he suffered his first loss in July 2010 when Dmitry Pirog knocked him out in the fifth round. Jacobs relishes the opportunity to show the world how great he is on boxing’s grandest stage.”I’m thrilled that this huge night has landed in Las Vegas,” Jacobs said in the release. “I made my debut there in 2007, but I haven’t boxed there for nearly nine years. Scheduling the biggest fight of my career at T-Mobile Arena is the perfect occasion to return to the bright lights and shine on a massive stage. Canelo is a champion and he’s fought the best so it’s an honor for me to face him, and of course, it’s a brilliant fight for the fans. But my legacy is on the line and I have a lot to gain – I want to be a hall of famer one day, and this is the sort of fight that will get me there.”