The excitement was high yesterday as several local footballers and fans got a chance to get a close-up view of the world famous FA Cup.A partnership between telecommunications giants FLOW and FA Cup holders Manchester United has given Jamaicans the opportunity to see the trophy here for the first time.”We are excited that Jamaicans can see the FA Cup for the first time,” Stephen Miller, FLOW’s promotions and events manager said, after the FA Cup arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday.”Manchester United are holders of the trophy and based on our partnership with Man U, the trophy is here,” he added.Meanwhile, the FA Cup made a stop at The Gleaner yesterday afternoon and several Manning Cup football stars are now dreaming of playing in England for a club vying for the FA Cup after viewing it for the first time.”Seeing the trophy is added inspiration. The cup is beautiful, so I wish to be a member of a team that will play in the FA Cup,” said Jahwahi Hinds, captain of FLOW Cup champions Wolmer’s Boys’.OVERJOYEDOquin Robinson, captain of Manning Cup champions Jamaica College said: “It says a lot for local football that the trophy is here. I would certainly love to get a chance to play for the historic FA Cup trophy one day. I am excited that the trophy is here.”Aszett Williams of Holy Trinity High was also overjoyed after viewing the trophy.”It is a great inspiration for me to see the trophy. This moment will boost my desire to play overseas, especially in England. I would also love to play for the trophy as the competition has been around for over a century,” Williams noted.The trophy is in the Caribbean courtesy of a deal between telecommunications giant FLOW and Manchester United FC. The deal was inked last February and gave FLOW distribution rights of the MUTV channel in the Caribbean.The FA Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world. It was first played for during the 1871-72 English season.Students at Charlie Smith High in Arnett Gardens will get a chance to see the trophy this morning at 7:30. Tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be a fan event at 100 Hope Road.
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Rozier’s 29-point haul included 21 points from three-point range, a 77.8 conversion percentage from outside the arc.Rozier credited his form to a determined training regime launched last year.“Up early every day. Putting in a lot of work, watching a lot of film. A lot of hard work over the summer,” Rozier said.“We got together yesterday and we had a plan. No matter who it is out there, we’re going to play hard and take care of business.”Sixers coach Brett Brown was left to reflect on a below-par night for his team while acknowledging the Celtics had simply been better.“We did have an off night shooting but a lot of that you can attribute to their good defense and them getting to our shooters,” Brown said.“We give them credit. I never really felt we were in the game. It sure felt like we were playing a good team today.“But defensively, offensively, this isn’t who we are. This was a poor game from us. We’re going to have to fix some things.”Game two takes place in Boston on Thursday. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) celebrates his three-point shot against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first quarter of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Terry Rozier scored 29 points as Boston outmuscled Philadelphia 117-101 to win the opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday.Rozier was the top scorer in a dazzling Celtics offensive display at the TD Garden, with Al Horford and Jayson Tatum also making hefty contributions.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Horford finished with 26 points while Tatum added 28 points as Boston surged into a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with a statement victory.Horford later praised Rozier’s superb contribution. “I’ve always seen that potential in Terry. I just think he’s taken advantage of the opportunity,” Horford said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s a great experience for him to come into a play-off game of this magnitude and have such a great game,” Horford added.“I just think defensively we did a great job tonight, really containing them and just trying to play with pace at the other end.” P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Wolves can be proud of playoffs; road to return has potholes The third-seeded Sixers had advanced to the semi-finals after a confident demolition of Miami in the opening round.But the Celtics lineup look to be a vastly more challenging proposition for the Sixers, who saw Joel Embiid score 31 points while pulling down 13 rebounds.J.J. Redick had 20 points for the Sixers, while point guard Ben Simmons had 18 points from 41 minutes on the court.Yet it was the shooting prowess of Celtics ace Rozier that caught the eye as the 24-year-old point guard kept Boston firmly on track for a well-earned win.Boston, who advanced to the semi-finals after a grueling seven-game series win over Milwaukee, have regrouped superbly after a slew of injuries which means they are without stars Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward.ADVERTISEMENT View comments