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Jamaican Donovan Ricketts has every right to be happy. He has been selected Major League Soccer’s top goalkeeper this season. Ricketts posted a career high 11 shutouts and allowed only 26 goals through 29 regular season games for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He helped the Galaxy to 18 wins seven losses and five draws, the best record in MLS for 2010 with 59 points.


The West Indies have started another rebuilding process with a change of captain and vice captain, plus the omission of two prominent players for the team’s cricket tour of Sri Lanka, which begins this month.

Darren Sammy of the Windward Islands was last month named captain, replacing Jamaican Chris Gayle in that role. Jamaican Brendan Nash will be Sammy’s deputy.

The North American Soccer League (“NASL”) was provisionally approved as the Division II men’s outdoor professional soccer league by the Board of Directors of the United States Soccer Federation (“USSF”) at its meeting in Toronto, Canada on November 21, 2010. The provisional nature of the sanctioning is consistent with the USSF’s bylaws which require approval by the National Council of the USSF. This approval is expected to be forthcoming at the USSF Annual General Meeting in February, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Coors Light reminds Bayou Classic fans that drunk driving is completely preventable. On Nov. 27, more than 60,000 college football fans are expected to pack New Orleans’ Louisiana Superdome for the 37th Annual State Farm Bayou Classic that pits the Grambling State Tigers against its long-time rival, the Southern University Jaguars.

MillerCoors is partnering with TEAM Coalition, an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, concessionaires, and the beer industry, among others, to host a designated driver booth at the State Farm Bayou Classic Fan Festival in the Superdome’s Champions Square. Fans that pledge to be responsible will receive a free souvenir commemorative picture of themselves. In addition, MillerCoors will sponsor public service announcements about responsible alcohol consumption throughout the game.

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