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West Brom sack coach Darren Moore

March 10, 2019

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Reggae Boy Darren Moore has been sacked by West Bromwich Albion, despite his side sitting fourth in the Championship. Moore was axed as West Brom boss just hours after their hopes of breaking into the auto more

'Perfect day' as Bayern return to Bundesliga summit

March 10, 2019

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bayern Munich warmed up for Liverpool with a “perfect day” by knocking Borussia Dortmund from the top of the Bundesliga for the first time since September, with a 6-0 thrashing of Wolfsburg yesterday. Bayern more

Thomas hundred keeps Hurricanes in title hunt

March 10, 2019

NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) — In-form veteran Devon Thomas stroked a sparkling less than run-a-ball unbeaten hundred to fire Leeward Islands Hurricanes to an emphatic six-wicket win over Windward Islands Volcanoes here yesterday and keep the hos more

Pope Francis warns doping, corruption polluting sport

March 10, 2019

VATICAN CITY (AFP) —Pope Francis has warned that the positive values of sport are being polluted by doping and corruption, as he met Saturday with members of European and African cycling federations. The Pontiff praised cycling as one of the s more

Thompson returns in style as Warriors blitz Nuggets

March 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Klay Thompson roared back into action for Golden State on Friday, leading the Warriors to a 122-105 win over the Denver Nuggets in a marquee showdown between the two best teams in the NBA's Western Conference. more

Outgrown

March 10, 2019

I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, But only Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself. — Shakespeare, Macbeth 1, 7   Is it ambition that makes someone think that they are better than another person, and therefore leaps over t more

Southampton stun fading Spurs, Newcastle edge Everton in five-goal thriller

March 10, 2019

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Tottenham's winless run in the Premier League stretched to four games as Mauricio Pochettino's men threw away an early lead through Harry Kane to lose 2-1 at Southampton yesterday. The Saints' spirited second-hal more

Come out early advises Buju show organisers

March 10, 2019

The organisers of Buju Banton's Long Walk To Freedom Concert set for the National Stadium in St Andrew on Saturday are encouraging patrons to come out early and make use of the park and ride shuttle service, which will be provided for patrons. The c more

First-timers react to Actor Boy nominations

March 10, 2019

Last Monday's announcement of the nominations for this year's Actor Boy Awards, which recognises excellence in local theatre, revealed a number of first-timers making the cut, especially in the acting categories. Best Supporting Actress nominee Sama more

Study links e-cigarette use to heart trouble

March 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have heart problems than those who don't, says a study released on Thursday in the United States. The rate of heart attacks among those who vape was 34 per cent h more

Top gunners await 12th NCB Capital Markets Sporting Clays

March 10, 2019

ONE of the Jamaica Skeet club's biggest event of the year — the prestigious NCB Capital Markets Sporting Clays Open which is in its 12th year, shoots off today at the Woodleigh Shooting Range in Clarendon starting at 10:30 am with a shotgun sta more

Atletico beat Leganes with energy to spare for Juventus

March 10, 2019

MADRID, Spain (AFP) —Atletico Madrid had one eye on Juventus, but did just enough to scrape past Leganes 1-0 yesterday and keep their La Liga title hopes alive. Antoine Griezmann was taken off at half-time at the Wanda Metropolitano while Alv more

Skipper Marcelo injured as Lyon stumble before Barca trip

March 10, 2019

PARIS, France (AFP) —Lyon's stand-in captain Marcelo left the field with a leg injury as his side struggled to a 2-2 draw at Strasbourg yesterday, just days away from the Champions League last 16 second leg at Barcelona. Bruno Genesio's side h more

Leeds down Bristol City to stay on promotion track

March 10, 2019

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Leeds remain on course for promotion to the Premier League after a 1-0 victory against Bristol City kept Marcelo Bielsa's side in second place in the Championship yesterday. Patrick Bamford struck after just nine more

Cricket West Indies should choose the best possible leader

March 10, 2019

In a few weeks, members of Cricket West Indies (CWI) will meet in Jamaica to select its next president and vice-president, a critical and historic decision that will determine the fate of West Indies cricket. For CWI to claim that West Indies cricke more

All hail the king

March 10, 2019

He is known as the King of Festival. Singer Eric Donaldson has won the National Festival Song Competition a record six times — Cherry Oh Baby 1971, Sweet Jamaica 1977, Land of My Birth 1978, Proud to Be Jamaica 1984, Big It Up 1993 and Peace more

PICJ celebrates first anniversary

March 10, 2019

PARTNERS Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) two Thursdays ago marked its first anniversary with an intimate dinner at Courtyard the Marriott. Doctors and partners alike took an evening off to acknowledge the growth and successes of the heart he more

How about giving up refined sugar, flour for Lent?

March 10, 2019

DO yourself a huge favour. If you were or are considering giving up anything for Lent, give up refined flour and sugar. There is a lot of debate, discussion and shaming about whether or not there are any such things as 'good foods' and 'bad foods'. more

Photo: SMOOTH SAILING

March 10, 2019

Kingston College's Wayne Pinnock clears the final hurdle on his way to a record 13.46 seconds to win the boys' Class One 110m hurdles at the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Championship at National Stadium. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) more

Smooth sailing

March 10, 2019

Kingston College (KC) and Excelsior High Girls were crowned champions of the Digicel Anthrick Corporate Area Championship, and walked away with $250,000 each. KC amassed 446 and were 94 points clear of Calabar High with 352. Jamaica College were thi more

Biden eyes fund-raising challenge amid new sense of urgency

March 10, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — On the cusp of another White House run, Joe Biden faces a daunting challenge that could complicate his path to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: money. Those close to the former vice-president believe he would start more

More blackouts hit Venezuela as opposition, government stage rallies

March 10, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition protesters yesterday converged on a main avenue in Caracas and other parts of the country, venting their anger over a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of Pres more

Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism

March 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A study following more than 650,000 Danish children for over a decade has led researchers to the same conclusion as previous efforts: the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase a child's risk o more

R Kelly released from jail after paying child support

March 10, 2019

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Singer R Kelly was released from jail Saturday after paying child support following a previous detention on sex abuse charges. The R&B superstar was taken into custody Wednesday after failing to come up with more

Chief Justice Sykes to address nation

March 10, 2019

One year after he was appointed as Jamaica's eighth Chief Justice, Bryan Sykes will address Jamaicans on the transformation and modernisation of the country's court system. His unprecedented address to the nation will take place tonight, according t more



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