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Knick in Time

RJ Barrett, the 19-year-old grandson of Jamaicans, is greeted by National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the New York Knicks with the third overall pick of the NBA draft held last month. The late Noel Duhaney, the Jamaican father of Barrett’s mother Kesha, used to root for the Knicks and watch games with his grandson. The parents of Barrett’s father Rowan were also from Jamaica. Barrett, a 6’ 7” player, is from Duke University. He said Duhaney told him he’d play for the Knicks and that’s the NBA team he wanted to play for as well.

“Barrett, RJ – drafted”

Trailblazers

Jamaican assistant referees Stephanie Yee-Sing, left, and Princess Brown were appointed to officiate this month’s semi-final game between Sweden and the Netherlands at soccer’s Women’s World Cup in France.

Jamaican assistant referees Stephanie Yee-Sing, left, and Princess Brown

Fury FC Adds Two Local Teenagers to Roster Fury

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Ottawa Fury FC announced today the addition of two talented local players to its 2019 USL Championship roster. Midfielders Cameron Shaw and Antoine Coupland have both signed with the team on a USL Academy contract, making them eligible for selection in league games while protecting their amateur status and scholarship eligibility.

Antoine Coupland (left) & Cameron Shaw (right) | Photo: Freestyle Photography

Two Local Soccer Players Looking to Turn Heads at CapCity Cup

OTTAWA - With the local soccer community behind them, two young up-and-coming soccer players – Antoine Coupland and Cameron Shaw – are hoping to impress as they dress for their home pro club in this year’s CapCity Cup this Tuesday, June 18 (kickoff at 7 p.m.) when Ottawa Fury FC hosts Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact at TD Place.

Fury FC Wal Fall Earns Team of the Week Mention

OTTAWA - Ottawa Fury FC midfielder Wal Fall was voted to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 16 of the 2019 season, the league announced Tuesday. Fall scored the game-tying goal for Fury FC in its 3-3 draw on the road against Nashville SC to cap a performance that also saw him record two key passes and complete 38 of 43 passes overall.

FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli to Play in Inaugural

NEW YORK – Relevent Sports Group (RSG) announced today that FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli will face off in the inaugural LaLiga-Serie A Cup. The annual cup will be a home and away series featuring teams from each of the leagues. The matches will be held on Wednesday, August 7 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL and on Saturday, August 10 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

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