Jamaica to face USA, T&T in CONCACAF U-20 Championship

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb (centre) holds up the trophy that will go the winners of the CONCACAF Under-20
Championship to be hosted in Jamaica next year at a launch in Montego Bay yesterday. Also pictured (in front row, from left) are
former Reggae Boy Ricardo Gardner, Cuban football boss Luiz Hernandez, JFF president Captain Horace Burrell, Junior Minister of
Tourism and entertainment Damion Crawford, Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris and former Jamaica goalkeeper Aaron
Lawrence. In the back row are CONCACAF and Jamaican football officials. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Under-20 men's team will have to get the better of old foes the United States and Trinidad and Tobago as well as bogey team Panama at next year's CONCACAF finals to be held here in Jamaica if they are to qualify for the FIFA World Championships to be held in New ... Read More

we don’t have
good fitness we
can’t win the
Caribbean Cup Coach thinks Reggae Boyz can lift Caribbean Cup, but...
THE Reggae Boyz’ image has suffered a serious battering on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings in rece ... Read More

(L-R) ANDRE HUTCHINSON, TONY SCOTT, PETER LINDO AND MARK ARCHER Redskins scalp Cowboys; Brady vs Manning highlights Week 9
WITH all the controversy swirling around the name 'Redskins' and their perceived lack of political c ... Read More

ANDERSON (left)... opened the scoring for Waterhouse (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO) Harbour View stop Waterhouse march with 2-1 victory
It was the first time that Waterhouse were playing an official game on their home ground this season ... Read More

JOA names 135 athletes for CAC Games

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Friday, October 31, 2014    

(From left) Secretary general of the JOA Christopher Samuda; Raul Mendoza-Gallo of the Mexico Embassy; JOA
president Michael Fennell; and chef de mission of the Jamaican CAC Games delegation Dr Praimanand Singh share a
laugh at yesterday’s press conference to announce Jamaica’s team to the Games in Veracruz, Mexico. (PHOTO: BRYAN

THE Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday announced a delegation numbering 135 athletes and 40 officials for the XXII Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30. Though lacking the star power of more prestigious Games, officials from the JOA noted the CAC Games' contribution to youth development, in addition to its importance in providing opportunities for fringe athletes. Jamaica will compete in 14 sporting disciplines. They are track ... Read More

Showdown looms in Digicel Kick-start Academy play-offs

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Players of the Digicel Kick-start Academy going through their paces under the
watchful eyes of their Chelsea coaches at Sabina Park yesterday.

The countdown for the big clash between a Digicel Kick-start Academy selection and the Jamaica National Under-16 team tomorrow will begin with a series of matches among the three Digicel selections at Sabina Park this morning, beginning at 10:00 to determine which of the teams will reach the final stage. The three Academy teams will go head-to-head against each other for parity in the opening qualifying rounds to battle for positions of one, two and three. At the end of the qualifying exercises ... Read More

Manchester High bow out of title race

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Dinthill Technical’s (right) and Rashid Allen of Manchester High battle for
possession of the ball during yesterday’s ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup quarter-final game at Kirkvine
in Manchester. Dinthill won 1-0. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Manchester High are out of the running for any senior schoolboy football honours this season after a come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Kemps Hill in their rescheduled ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup quarter-final Zone Q game at Juici Field yesterday. The draw left Manchester High on one point after two games, having been beaten 0-1 in the first set of games by Group leaders Dinthill Technical, and cannot now make progress. Kemps Hill are also on one point and have no hop ... Read More

No secret that CTL in perilous financial position but the debt is much less - CTL chairman

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, October 31, 2014    

BROWN… our mandate as a Board, has been to manage the
operations of the company even in the context of continuous
breaking down of outdated equipment and machinery. At right: SMITH… even when you win a race, it can take up to even
eight weeks before payment is made.

CHAIRMAN of the horse racing's promoting company Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) Christopher Brown, in response to comments made in Parliament on Tuesday by racehorse owner and Leader of Opposition Business, Derrick Smith, says it is no secret as to the company's perilous financial state but the board and management of CTL had significantly reduced debt and were charting the course for divestment. Smith in Parliament said if CTL is not divested in six months, the racetrack would probably have to c ... Read More

Gibson returns as England bowling coach

Friday, October 31, 2014    

England bowler Ryan Sidebottom
(left) takes tips from bowling
coach Otis Gibson during a
practice session at the Braboune
stadium in Mumbai on November
7, 2008. (PHOTO: AFP)

LONDON, England (CMC) — Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of West Indies in August. He will work alongside the lead fast-bowling coach, Kevin Shine, while the senior team's bowling coach, David Saker, takes a break before a relentless 2015. England hav ... Read More

Schaefer shoots for change in Jamaica's football landscape

Friday, October 31, 2014    

SCHAEFER... I want to change many things
for football to make it better for everybody

JAMAICA'S senior football head coach Winfried Schaefer says he wants to change the football landscape for the better, but says it will take time and money to do so. He was also dismissive of the critics who are calling for his axing due to the poor results of the Reggae Boyz under his tenure, resulting in a drastic fall on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings to 113th and a lowly seventh in the Caribbean Football Union. "I want to change many things for football to make it better for everybody," he tol ... Read More

Sunshine Girls depart Sunday for New Zealand Fast5

Friday, October 31, 2014 6:01 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Sunshine Girls and their management team will leave the island on Sunday for Auckland, New Zealand to play in the Fast5 competition. Making the trip are Nicole Aiken-Pinnock (captain), Shanice Beckford, Nicole Dixon, Stacian Facey, Anna Kay Griffiths, Thristina Harwood, Malysha Kelly, Khadijah Williams and Vangelee Williams. Dixon and Facey are making their debut in the Fast5 competition. Another member of the team, Romelda Aiken, who is in Australia, will join t ... Read More

First suspect in murder of S.African football captain in court

by Susan NJANJI | Friday, October 31, 2014    

A fan cries holding a portrait of the slain Bafana-Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa during a memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, October 31, 2014 (AFP) - A suspect appeared in court on Friday over the slaying of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa, whose murder during a robbery shocked the nation, police and prosecutors said. Twenty-five year old Zenokuhle Mbatha -- the first suspect to be arrested in the killing of the soccer star -- was charged with "murder and armed robbery", National Prosecution Authority spokesman Nathi Mncube told AFP. Mbatha was arrested after he was positively identified by ... Read More

Football Results - 30 october 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014    

England - Championship Norwich City 2 - 1 Bolton Wanderers France - Ligue 1 Monaco 1 - 1 Reims Germany - Bundesliga Schalke 04 1 - 0 Augsburg Scotland - Premiership St. Johnstone 2 - 1 Motherwell Spain - Primera División Deportivo La C… 1 - 2 Getafe World - Friendlies Korea DPR 0 - 1 Kuwait World - Friendlies Philippines 3 - 0 Nepal Read More

Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused as a child

Friday, October 31, 2014 2:27 PM    

Tyson (AFP)

LOS ANGELES, (AFP) - Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was sexually abused when he was seven years old by a stranger on the street, he told US radio. The 48-year-old former boxer said an adult male grabbed him. "He bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff... snatched me off the street. I was a little kid," he told Sirius XM Radio. Tyson said he never saw the man again and never reported the incident to his parents or the police. "It was nobody's business to know," he said, during an int ... Read More



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