The 'Diva Princess' stars in Trinidad

OAKS HEROINE: Princess Popstar with Wilmer Galviz in the irons, cruises to victory in yesterday's 1,800-metre $200,000 Massy Oaks Stakes (Gr I) at Santa Rosa

In another command performance Princess Popstar, the reigning horse of the year, who is now plying her trade in Trinidad and Tobago, ignited the Santa Rosa racetrack with her brilliance yesterday when she captured the Massy Oaks (nine furlongs) by six and a half lengths. It was the three-year-old's ... Read More

FFRENCH… if I stayed
back and do nothing,
then nothing will
happen, so I decided
to get involved Former Sunshine Girl Nadine Ffrench keeps netball fire burning in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — The sun has surely not gone down on former Sunshine Girl Nadine Ffr ... Read More

Jamaica's Kenneth Edwards (left) is poised to strike with a punch against Canada’s Aziz Abdellahi in the semi-finals of the men’s senior black belt team sparring on
Saturday’s final day of the Fifth ITF World Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. IN DEMAND!
ROSE HALL, St James — Fresh on the heels of a successful staging of the Fifth International Ta ... Read More

Scotiabank representative Ian Green (left foreground) and KSA Business House Football president Wayne Shaw (centre foreground) Present the Scotiabank
Knockout Trophy to Jotham Watson, captain of the winning Petrojam Football Team, following their 2-1 win over Spanish Grain Store on Sunday. Petrojam rule supreme in Business House KO final
DEFENDING champions Petrojam continue to dominate Business House after they clipped first-time entra ... Read More

STGC, KC fancied in Group A

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

KC’s Tajay Nix (left) challenges Alex Marshall of St George’s College during their Roper Cup match on Saturday at Emmet Park. KC
won 1-0. (PHOTO: COLIN REID)

MANY-TIME champions St George's College (STGC) and fierce neighbours Kingston College (KC) renew one of the most anticipated rivalry in schoolboy football after being placed in Group A of the ISSA LIME Manning Cup. Only five teams will participate in Group A with Campion College, Jose Marti High and Waterford High joining the two powerful North Street schools. The Light Blue side of North Street — STGC — have won 22 titles and four of the last six years. In contrast, KC — the ... Read More

Bailey-Cole, Powell clash again in Zagreb

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

JAMAICA'S Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole and former world record holder Asafa Powell will clash over the 100m for the second time in less than a week when they meet at an IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, today. Five Jamaican men will compete at the meet, which is the penultimate in the series that will end in Rietti, Italy, on Sunday. Last week, Bailey-Cole beat a strong field to win the 100m at an IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich and has been unbeaten since ... Read More

Jamaica has the best team in the world — Edwards

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Jamaica's Kenneth Edwards (left) is poised to strike with a punch against Canada’s Aziz Abdellahi in the semi-finals of the men’s senior black belt team sparring on
Saturday’s final day of the Fifth ITF World Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

ROSE HALL, St James — Without fear of contradiction, Jamaica's International Tae kwon do Federation's (ITF) men's black belt heavyweight individual bronze medallist Kenneth Edwards put on record what everyone else was thinking. "Jamaica has the best team in the world and we proved it today," Edwards said after the Jamaican team clinched a 10-8 win over a powerful Argentina team to win the senior men's black belt team sparring gold medal at the Fifth World Cup held at the Montego Bay Conve ... Read More

From strength to strength

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Assistant Sport Editor | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Action between Glenmuir and
Cornwall College at Lauderhill Sports
Complex in Florida on Sunday.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — To see South Florida families come out to brave the hellish Florida sun to watch mostly aging men play football, seems ridiculous looking on from afar. But a closer, deeper look reveals something more. The annual Jamaica High School Alumni Sports Network's (JHSASN) sporting festival staged at the Lauderhill Sports Complex, is an event that brings the Jamaica diaspora together over two days during the American Labour Day. In its six years, amazing stories have ... Read More

Chanderpaul sends warning with big hundred

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
(left) gets a fist bump from
all-rounder Jeremiah Louis
on reaching his century
against Bangladesh at
Warne Park, yesterday.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul issued a stern warning to Bangladesh ahead of Saturday's start of the first Test, when he hammered a top class hundred in the Tour Match here, yesterday. The West Indies batsman carved out a brilliant 183 as St Kitts and Nevis and Bangladesh played to a predictable draw on the final day of the three-day game at Warner Park. Resuming the day on 232 for four, St Kitts were eventually dismissed for 399 in response to Banglade ... Read More

Sporting 'upbeat' ahead of new season

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Sporting Central Academy are hopeful that their new recruits
will make them more complete (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

TOLL GATE, Clarendon — Disappointments of the past are but character-building exercises. That is the philosophy that Sporting Central Academy will take with them into the new Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. The south-west Clarendon side will be entering their eighth successive year in the top flight with the tag of perennial strugglers hanging over their heads, having spent every season, except their debut campaign when they finished sixth, fighting relegation -- usually after en ... Read More

Domtar retain Wray & Nephew Masters T20 cricket title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Members of the Domtar Sports Club team after their victory over Mico Masters in the 2014 Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket final at
the Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday

DEFENDING champions Domtar Sports Club defeated Mico Masters by 55 runs to retain their 2014 Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket title at the Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday. This was Domtar's second consecutive win. They also won the first prize cash award of $75,000, while Mico collected $50,000 for being the runners-up. Winning captain Owen Lewin said he was very confident of winning, going into the final despite having lost to Mico Masters in the preliminary round. " ... Read More

Patrick Graham appointed head coach at Reno

Paul Reid | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

LLANDILO, Westmoreland — Former Reno FC midfielder Patrick Graham has been appointed head coach of the four-time former Premier League champions a week before the start of the 2014-15 season, the club announced yesterday. Reno FC executive Fitzroy Cooper confirmed that Graham, who recently returned from Germany where he underwent a six-month football coaching course, had been appointed to take over the team. The appointment was confirmed late Sunday, the Jamaica Observer understands, and ... Read More

Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders, arms and legs during a second-set medical time-out. Bouchard tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The number seven-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled US Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 yesterday ... Read More

‘Willie’ finally gets his mojo back

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Willie Goldsmith (O'Brien White) finding the winning post again.

It had to happen and when it did, it came with telling effect - Willie Goldsmith is a winner again. It was in April of last year that the much talked about chestnut gelding by Traditional - Gracious Gift won the 2,000 Guineas and since then the Patrick Chang trained Willie Goldsmith has endured injuries and other setbacks which have resulted in sub-par performances and much anguish for his trainer and owner W B Racing. The wait for a re-entry into the winners' enclosure finally came on Satur ... Read More



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