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Ruddy Spencer moves from Minister to Minister of State

Observer - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:20
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rudyard Spencer who was formerly a full minister in the last Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)  Administration (2007-2011) was formally announced as a Minister of State during the swearing-in ceremony of  Government Ministers currently taking place at King’s House.

MMA can win Olympic status, says London 2012 taekwondo medallist

Guardian Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:11
• Lutalo Muhammad gives mixed martial arts a ringing endorsement
• ‘It’s exciting and entertaining and it seems to make a lot of sense’

Lutalo Muhammad is convinced mixed martial arts will one day be afforded Olympic status in the wake of Conor McGregor’s high-profile bout with Nate Diaz in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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Adam Scott aiming at No1 after Doral proves good guys can triumph

Guardian Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:05
Australian winner of WGC-Cadillac Championship revels in staying out of spotlight but is now Masters’ favourite and intent on regaining top spot

Whenever Adam Scott, a reluctant hero, tastes victory heads are nodded in widespread approval of a talent entirely matched by his character. When he is not involved in golfing competition the Australian hardly registers in global headlines at all. It seems a deliberate act of seeking peace.

In 2014, Scott invited close friends to a party at his Bahamas home; some dodged the offer, unaware that the occasion was his marriage to his architect partner, Marie. Justin Rose was among those who had thought better of attending, blissfully unaware of the gathering’s significance. Scott did not take Rose’s snub personally – in fact, he found it highly amusing, as is becoming of Scott’s wonderfully appealing nature.

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Bolton lawyers say ‘significant progress’ has been made in selling club

Guardian Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:05
• Judge told efforts are being made to raise money
• Tax officials want club to be wound up over £2.2m bill

Lawyers representing struggling Bolton Wanderers have told a specialist judge in the high court that “significant progress” has been made over plans to sell the club.

Related: Mirco Antenucci’s double for Leeds United adds to Bolton Wanderers woes

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Wales hopeful over Charteris fitness

BBC Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:01
Luke Charteris is in contention for a place in Wales' second row in the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.

Whitney to take charge at Walsall

BBC Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:50
Walsall first-team performance coach Jon Whitney takes charge of first team affairs after Sean O'Driscoll's sacking.

PHOTOS: Swearing-in of new Cabinet

Observer - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:49

Rio 2016: Olympic sport this week

BBC Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:48
Everything you need to know about the week's Olympic sporting action.

King's House ballroom packed for swearing-in of Cabinet members

Observer - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica — It is a packed room at the King's House ballroom where the swearing-in ceremony for Jamaica's new Government ministers and State ministers got under way a short while ago.

Pearnel Charles Jnr appointed Senator

Observer - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:29
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The swearing-in of government ministers and members of the Senate is now being conducted by Governor Sir Patrick Allen at King’s House.

Will PGA & European Tour merger happen?

BBC Sport - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 09:23
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem wants the leading tours to come together as one but can this dream become a reality?