… Indoor Kings’ Sparta Boss in tonight’s first quarter-finalDUBBED ‘Kings’ of the indoor format, Sparta Boss will oppose Future Stars, while Leopold Street battle Gold is Money, Rio All-Stars tackle Avocado Ballers and Bent Street engage Festival City tonight in the quarter-final section of the inaugural Dragon Stout Street-ball ‘Community Cup’ at the National Gymnasium.The respective teams advanced to the fina-eight section, following opening-night victories on Tuesday at the same venue in front of a sizeable crowd.According to a brief comment from the Dragon Stout Brand Manager Jamal Baird, “Despite the intermittent showers, an exciting and incident-free night of action occurred which boasted several upsets – a sign of the competitive nature of the event.“I want to thank all the fans and players who were present and I am expecting a scintillating quarter-final section, which will precede the-always captivating final night of play. This is the start of a wonderful project and I am very excited about the future.”Bent Street overcame Broad Street 3-2. William Europe bagged a double in the fourth and ninth minutes while Daniel Wilson netted in the 16th minute.On target for losers were Ryan Dowding and Akeem Sam in the seventh and 18th minute respectively.Similarly Leopold Street edged Ansa McAl 2-1. Darren Benjamin and Omallo Williams scored in the 15th and 17th minute respectively.For Ansa McAl, Mavlvis Alcala netted in the 14th minute.Likewise Future Stars squeaked past Albouystown 3-2. Jamal Cozier, Selwyn Williams and Dellon Kelly scored in the eighth, 13th and 16th minutes.For Albouystown, Moses Grittens and Andre Webber netted in the 14th and 18th respectively.Meanwhile, Gold is Money defeated Mocha 3-1. Jamal Pedro, Michael Pedro and Stephon McLean scored in the seventh, ninth and 15th minutes. For the losers, Amos Ramsay found the back of the net in the 18th minute.Rio All-Stars battled past Alexander Village 2-0. New recruit Trayon Bobb recorded a double in the eighth and 18th minutes.In other results, Avocado Ballers dismantled Sophia 5-1, while Festival City crushed North East La Penitence 4-1. Meanwhile Sparta Boss received a bye to the quarterfinal section.Winners of the tournament will pocket $300 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the runners-up will collect $150 000.Meanwhile, the third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $75 000 and $50 000 respectively and the corresponding accolade. Below list the complete fixtures and results for the previous match day.Quarterfinal FixturesFestival City vs Bent St – 20:00hrsRio All-Stars vs Avocado Ballers – 20:30hrsLeopold Street vs Gold is Money – 21:00hrsSparta Boss vs Future Stars – 21:30hrs
Mike Trout and the Angels have settled on a six-year contract extension that would keep Trout in Anaheim until 2019, according to a report on Yahoo! Sports. The report claimed the sides still are negotiating the dollar figure, with the Angels offering a little more than $140 million and Trout’s camp countering with a figure above $150 million.Trout’s reaction? “No comment,” he told reporters at the Angels’ spring training complex in Tempe. “I like how a lot of people are writing it. It’s pretty funny.”A six-year contract would make Trout eligible for free agency at age 28. He’s currently set to hit the open market at age 26. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error One key component for the Angels is when the new contract takes effect. If signed before the first day of the regular season, the average annual value of the contract would count toward the Angels’ luxury-tax calculation this year. If signed after the first day of the regular season, the contract wouldn’t be counted until 2015.Owner Arte Moreno confirmed the sides were talking last week, but neither side has commented publicly on negotiations since. Trout is in an unusual position to cash in early in his career. He finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting in each of his first two full seasons. The Angels have committed $145.7 million in 2014 to 16 players (and former outfielder Vernon Wells), not including Trout and the other players with zero to three years’ service team, according to the website Cot’s Baseball Contracts.Greinke in hot water The Sydney Morning Herald reported local officials are “far from thrilled” with comments Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke made to ESPN.com Saturday. Greinke claimed he has “absolutely zero excitement” to begin the 2014 season in Sydney, where the Dodgers will play two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Dodgers president Stan Kasten said local organizers of the games had not reached out to him as of Sunday afternoon.Greinke is expected to start one of the two games in Sydney. The 30-year-old right-hander went 15-4 in 2013, his firs season with the Dodgers after signing a six-year, $159 million contract.Dodgers hold intrasquad gameDee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez hit home runs against Hyun-Jin Ryu in a Dodgers intrasquad game Sunday on a back field at Camelback Ranch. Ryu allowed five hits and three runs in two innings against a team drafted by Matt Kemp, who did not play in the game.Right-hander Matt Magill allowed only a double to Yasiel Puig and an RBI single by Scott Van Slyke in two innings. Kemp’s team won the four-inning game, 3-1.Brian Wilson, Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell and Chris Perez each threw scoreless innings in relief.Stephen Fife, Dan Haren, Chris Reed, Paco Rodriguez and Jamey Wright are scheduled to pitch in today’s intrasquad game on a back field at the Dodgers’ spring training complex. Admission is free.