Sports Briefs

Florida Netball Classic

Multiple teams from the Caribbean are expected to participate in the annual Florida Netball Classic set for this month. The tournament will be staged Nov. 23 and 24 at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs.

MoBay to host U.S. college basketball

Jamaica will again host The Jersey Mike Jamaica Classic, among the United States college basketball pre-conference season tournaments.

The weekend tournament will take place Nov. 22 to Nov. 24 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

This year’s tournament, which will be headlined by Southeastern Conference school Louisiana State, has also attracted Mountain West Conference team Utah State, Conference USA representative North Texas and Rhode Island. Rounding out the eight-team field are Nicholls State, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Mid-American Conference team Eastern Michigan and North Carolina A&T.

Bolt for NFL?

Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who holds the world record in the men’s 100 and 200 meters, has playfully hinted his interest in pursuing the National Football League (NFL).

Bolt, 33, who failed in his quest to play professional soccer after he left the track, recently told a reporter with a smile: “If the (NFL’s New England) Patriots or (Green Bay Packers’) Aaron Rodgers called me, if they call me, I’m ready.” Bolt, reportedly a Packers fan, has never played American football competitively at any level.