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SUGA LIFESTYLE’s Facebook Page is at 500 LIKES!

Since the start of the year, Suga has made an effort to reach out to more persons on Facebook to increase joy and awareness about what Suga Lifestyle is all about.

Suga has reached out with various posts to inspire, educate and entertain via What’s Hot in Sports, Restaurant Reviews and Rantings, Health and Fitness, GW Art, Charites, Recipes and more!

The http://www.sugalifestyle.com website is almost at 1000 followers!

Stay tuned for more exciting things from Suga this year and thanks for reading, following, liking and keeping up!

Suga appreciates you.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Champions and Winners of the Weekend in Sports!

COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD COAST 2018 – ATHLETICS

The Commonwealth Games down under have come to an end and Jamaica did extremely well, winning International medals that we have never won before.

Over the weekend, we took over some of the Field events!

Jamaica’s thrower, Danniel Thomas struck Gold in the Women’s Shot Put!

Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle brought home the Gold and Silver respectively for the Men’s Discus.

Back on the track, Paralympian, Tevaughn Thomas won Bronze in the Men’s T47 100m!

Natoya Goule finally medalled internationally with a Personal Best in the Women’s 800m Final with a sweet Bronze medal finish.

Danielle Williams and Yanique Thompson got Jamaica a Silver and Bronze respectively in the Women’s 110m Hurdles.

Jamaica also took home medals in the 4×400m Relays for both the Men and Women!

Bronze for the Men

Gold for the Women!

NBA PLAYOFFS – BASKETBALL

The NBA Playoffs started last Saturday and the Celtics are already 1 up on the Bucks and the Thunder 1 up on the Jazz.

Warriors blew out the Spurs and the 76ers routed the Heat.

The Raptors finally won an opening Game 1 in the Playoffs, beating the Wizards.

The no. 1 team in the West, the Rockets, had a fight to beat the Timberwolves, 104-101. This may be one of the best match ups for the West in the 1st round.

Surprises?

The Cavs lost to the Pacers 80-98. But if you think about it, LeBron James usually allows a Game 1 loss.

Pelicans beat the Trail Blazers, 97-95. They had a significant lead for most of the game and when the Trail Blazers came fighting back it just wasn’t enough.

PREMIER LEAGUE – SOCCER

Photo: Bleacher Report

After Manchester United lost to West Brom over the weekend, Manchester City officially became Champions of the Premier League!

It’s Man City’s 1st title under Pep Guardiola. Congrats to them.

More exciting weeks ahead in Sports. Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The NBA Playoffs start this Saturday! Check out the Bracket for 16 teams!

The Minnesota Timberwolves clinched the last Playoff spot in the West in a do or die overtime game versus the Denver Nuggets last night.

Here is your Playoff Bracket for the 16 teams!

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Early Suga Prediction:

The Warriors should be in the Western Conference Finals again versus either the Rockets or OKC.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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2 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze for Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games Today!

WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP FINAL

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Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams leaps to victory in the Women’s Triple Jump at the Commonwealth Games!

Jamaica’s ever so determined Kimberly Williams won Gold in the Women’s Triple Jump! Congratulations to her as well as our Shanieka Ricketts, who took the Silver. Thea Lafond of Dominica got the Bronze.

MEN’S 110m HURDLES FINAL

Jamaica got the 1-2 in the Men’s 110m Hurdles too! Congratulations to Ronald Levy who won Gold and our Olympic medallist, Hansle Parchment who got Silver. Aussie, Nicholas Hough placed third.

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Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment celebrate after their 1-2 finish respectively in the Men’s 110m Hurdles at the Commonwealth Games today

MEN’S 400m FINAL

DONKEY MAN IS BACK!

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Javon ‘Donkey Man’ Francis before the start of the Men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier today

…But so is MAKWALA!

At last, Isaac Makwala of Botswana wins Gold impressively in 44.35s! His compatriot, Baboloki Thebe got the Silver and Jamaica’s Javon ‘Donkey Man’ Francis got the Bronze!

If you missed it, watch the “Men’s 400m Final – Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018” on YouTube here:

Well done Team Jamaica!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who’s going to the NBA Playoffs?!

The teams for the NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference have been set, while the Western Conference teams are still battling it out.

However, both Conferences remain competitive with a few games left in the season to determine their final standing before the Playoffs.

Current Conference Standings

Eastern Conference 

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Source: ESPN Scorecenter

Western Conference

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Source: ESPN Scorecenter

The Utah Jazz clinched their Playoff berth in the West last night with a win over the Lakers. Congrats to them.

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Photo: ABS-CBN Sports

What will be the fate of the New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, OKC and the Denver Nuggets?

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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It’s Official! Rockets clinch No. 1 seed in the WEST!

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Photo: Bleacher Report

It’s official! The Houston Rockets have clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference of the NBA. This ends the Golden State Warriors’ 3-year reign.

Suga thinks that the Warriors’ Dynasty will come to an end. Their players are plagued with injuries this year and things just aren’t going their way. The natural thirst to win the title after winning three, is likely to be less than others such as the Rockets and OKC.

Current Standings for the NBA’S Western Conference

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I think there will be a new NBA Champion this year and I still don’t think it will be the Rockets.

Stay tuned! Don’t you just love this game?!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CONGRATS to Calabar & Edwin Allen, Winners of the Issa/Grace Kennedy Boys & Girls’ Athletics Championships!

Another absolutely sensational Issa/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships have come to an end. Calabar was expected to come out on top, ahead of KC, but not by so many points. Their dominance was exceptional for their 7th straight title.

Final Standings for the Boys:

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Edwin Allen executed their races well for the Girls to come away on top for the 6th straight time ahead of Holmwood Technical.

Final Standings for the Girls:

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There were so many great Champs Moments, but here are Suga’s Highlights:

Sportsmanship

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Great Sportsmanship was shown between Great rivals, Tyreke Wilson of Calabar and KC’s Jhevaughn Matherson as they crossed the line in the Class 1 Boys 100m Semi-Final. This is what Champs is all about!

● Class 3 Boys 100m Sweet 16 Victory by KC 

KC’s Bouwahjgie Nkrumie (1st) and Adrian Kerr (2nd) both smashed the record of Jhevaughn Matherson in 10.79s and 10.81s respectively.

Everyone has been asking if Nkrumie is also an import, but word has it that he has been going to school in Jamaica since Prep School. He speaks like a Jamaican as well.

Class 2 Girls 100m and 200m shines spotlight on our future Star in the Sprints

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Suga’s Championship Girl, Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen High

The young lady called the Princess of sprinting amongst High schoolers, Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, broke her own record that was set in the semifinals in 11.16s! Last year she false started and she has certainly come back with a vengeance. She is only hundredths of a second off from VCB’s Junior record time of 11.12s. I observed that she comes out of her drive phase quite quickly, so can you imagine when her form is improved?!

Her compatriot, Kasheika Cameron clocked 11.29 to win the 100m for the Class 1 Girls. This was a clear indication of the powerhouse, Kevona is.

The following day, she broke her own 200m semifinal record as well, to win in 22.72s.

Class 2 Boys 100m

Sachin Dennis of STETHS had a magnificent run, breaking the record in 10.20s!

Drama for the Class 1 Boys 100m

Calabar’s Michael Stephens, Defending Champ of the event started to feel cramps before the start of the race. He received a bit of Physio treatment before the race and was even on the phone. He was seen crying with his teammate and one of the favourites to win, Tyreke Wilson, but surprisingly still headed to the start line for the race.

Everyone was at that point thinking that KC’s Jhevaughn Matherson, the other favourite would have been undisturbed by the drama and thus have the advantage. He would be seeking redemption after false starting last year, allegedly because he was injured. But not only did Michael Stephens run out fast and pull up mid-race, so did Matherson of KC! This left Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson with a clear victory and PB of 10.21s ahead of JC’s Ryiem Robertson who finished in 10.28s.

A post Champs interview with the Assistant Coach of Calabar confirmed that Stephens was told to jog the race, which he did not do in such a competitive atmosphere.

Upset in the Class 1 Boys 400m Hurdles!

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Petersfield comes out on top in the Class 2 Boys 400m and Boys 4×400m Open Relay!

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Petersfield’s Antonio Watson seized victory in the Boys Class 2 400m and lived up to his reputation of World Under-18 Champion. He then anchored his 4×400m Relay team to victory in the last race of Champs, since Calabar’s record win was later declared null and void due to disqualification. One of the athletes on Calabar’s 4×400m team was over his race limit according to the rules. It is sad that the fault in Calabar’s line-up was apparently not picked up by the organizers before the race, but after the fact by Petersfield, who launched the appeal. A bit of a sour taste in the mouth at the end of Champs.

KC beats Calabar in the 400m Class 1 Boys

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KC’s Captain, Dashawn Morris gave it his all and won the 400m Class 1 Boys in an impressive 45.09s, ahead of Calabar’s Anthony Carpenter, who registered a PB of 45.47.

STETHS’ Jauavney James showed great perseverance to win the Class 1 Boys 800m

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Jauavney James of STETHS got his redemption from losing the 1500m and 400m hurdles. He won from behind in the Class 1 Boys 800m. He got his strategy right to finish his last Champs race in fine style.

Winner from Lane 8 in Class 3 200m Girls

Gabrielle Matthews of Hydel won the Girls Class 3 200m out of lane 8 in 23.60s to beat Edwin Allen’s Tina Clayton.

Sweet 16 KC rivalry continued in the Class 3 Boys 200m!

This time around KC’s Adrian Kerr beat his teammate, Bouwahjgie Nkrumie in record time. Nkrumie was still in good spirits, unlike Kerr who could not speak in his interview the night before after placing 2nd in the 100m. But with true determination, he ran from behind with lots of grit for the 200m win.

Calabar gets their Sweet 16 in the Class 1 Boys 200m

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Suga’s Championship Boy, Christopher Taylor, Team Captain of Calabar High

Calabar’s Christopher Taylor won the Class 1 Boys 200m impressively in 20.32s ahead of his compatriot, Anthony Carpenter. Carpenter had an obvious limp towards the end of the race, but still managed to finish 2nd.

So many spectacular #ChampsMoments. I hope you shared these as some of your faves too.

Kudos also to the After-Show! Although some spectators may have dislocated their shoulders, it was superb quality for Jamaica’s version of the greatest show on earth.

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See you next year!

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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