St James Parish Council renames two streets in honour of Theodore Whitmore

Theodore Whitmore reacts during the ceremony on Tuesday.Anthony Lewis

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Former national football player and coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore was on Tuesday honoured by the St James Parish Council with two streets in his name, in Catherine Hall. “I am deeply honoured and extremely privileged to be among the list of ... Read More

West Indies’s Captain Darren Sammy (centre) holds the trophy as he celbrates with teammates after victory in the World T20 cricket tournament final match against England at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on April 3, 2016.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE World champs Windies crash to third in ICC rankings
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies have slumped to third spot in the Internationa ... Read More

Nigel Ellis shows off his Puma footwear during a partnership signing function with the global sports brand in Germany on Tuesday.Observer Puma signs Jamaican prodigy Nigel Ellis
Herzogenaurach, Germany — Having partnered with a number of new young athletes in recent month ... Read More

Sports minister congratulates Wes Morgan on leading Leicester City to historic Premier League win
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange extended congratulations to Jamai ... Read More

St George’s College face Calabar in ISSA/GraceKennedy Under-16 cricket final today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

ST GEORGE’S College and Calabar High will face each other in the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy High School boys’ Urban Under-16 two-day cricket final, beginning today at 10:00 am at the Melbourne Cricket Club. Both teams have won all their matches leading up to today’s final and were winners of their respective group in the semi-final round. Technical Director John Gordon, who is also head coach of the St George’s College team, said ... Read More

Racers Track Club invites corporate Jamaica to starting blocks

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

(From left) World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, Glen Mills, head coach of Racers Track Club, and Leon Mitchell, assistant general manager at Jamaica National Building Society, engage in a discussion at a silent auction at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Sunday.(Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Having played a part in producing a number of world leaders, the Glen Mills-led Racers Track Club is now calling on corporate Jamaica for support to anchor its development process. The club, also referred to as ‘The Capital of Excellence’, believes that the investment in one young athlete for a year will be a platform to securing the future of Jamaica’s athletics. Some of the club’s accolades include 16 Olympic medals, 14 World Championships medals, eight Commonwealth G ... Read More

No decision yet on venue for CPL finals – Damien O'Donohoe

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:59 AM    

Damien O’Donohoe, chief executive officer of the HERO Caribbean Premier League

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Damien O’Donohoe, chief executive officer of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has denied that a decision has been made about the venue of the CPL finals. Cana News Online reported Thursday that authorities announced in Guyana, on Wednesday that the semi-finals and finals of this year’s CPL will be played in Trinidad and Tobago after Guyana lost its bid to host. However, O’Donohoe said in a statement Thursday that negotiations are ongoing. &ld ... Read More

IAAF president calls for athletics to be 'more entertaining'

Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:43 AM    

Jamaica's Omar McLeod (right) shakes hands with International Association of
Athletics Federations' president, Sebastian Coe, before a press
conference in the Qatari capital Doha on May 5, 2016, on the eve of the
Diamond League athletics meeting. (Photo: AFP)

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) – Athletics must become "a lot more entertaining" and follow the lead set by basketball and winter sports to attract younger fans, Sebastian Coe urged on Thursday. The world athletics chief, speaking in Doha 24 hours ahead of the opening Diamond League meeting of the season, said his sport needed to adapt and use new formats and engage with its audience more on social media. "We have to make our sport a lot more entertaining and a lot more innovative for younger people ... Read More

Burger King serves up $500,000 sponsorship for YMCA Primary/Prep Swim meet

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Ricardo Brooks (right), sponsorship manager at Burger King, hands over a symbolic cheque to Sarah Newland-Martin, general secretary of YMCA during the launch of the Burger King/YMCA/Prep/Primary swim meet at YMCA’s Hope Road base yesterday. Also sharing the moment is committee member Garth Riley.Observer

Title sponsor Burger King has served up a whopping $500,000 for the 16th renewal of the highly anticipated Burger King/YMCA/Primary/Preparatory Schools Swim Meet to be staged at the National Aquatic Centre on May 13. The handing over of the symbolic cheque and the details of the thrilling one-day development meet was revealed at a launch at Kingston YMCA’s Hope Road base yesterday. The objective of the meet is to foster the participation of all seasoned swimmers between the ages of 4-12 ... Read More

Scotiabank expresses appreciation to Marva Bernard for work with netball

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Marva Bernard (second left), former president of Netball Jamaica, proudly displays the award presented to her by Jacqueline Sharp (right), president and CEO of Scotia Group. The award was an expression of appreciation from the bank for all the work she had invested into the development of netball over the years. Sharing the moment are Heather Goldson (left), regional marketing director and Yanique Forbes Patrick, vice-president marketing, both of Scotiabank.

Scotiabank reached out and made a special presentation to Marva Bernard, former president of Netball Jamaica, for her contribution to the development of the sport. The presentation was made by Jacqueline Sharp, president and CEO of Scotia Group, in her office at the ScotiaCentre on Tuesday. “We have seen your dedication and hard work and wanted to personally express our appreciation to you for all that you have done for netball over the years,” said Sharp. “Our netballers ha ... Read More

Former CONCACAF president Webb facing life ban

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC) — Popular former CONCACAF boss Jeffrey Webb is facing a life ban from football, after FIFA’s ethics committee opened formal proceedings against him relating to his recent guilty plea to corruption charges in a United States court last year. Football’s world governing body said yesterday the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee would mull over the investigatory chamber’s recommendation of “a lifelong ban from all football-related ac ... Read More

CPL promises increased entertainment on and off the pitch this season

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Members of the Jamaica Tallawahs celebrate the fall of a wicket during a previous season of the Caribbean Premier League.

HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers are promising that the fourth staging of the Twenty20 (T20) cricket tournament will have increased entertainment on and off the field. Pete Russell, the CPL chief operating officer, said match venues, including the Jamaica Tallawahs’ base at Sabina Park, will be “rocking” with excitement during the 2016 edition. “We are going to be doing a lot more in the stadia in terms of entertainment. From the Jamaican point of view, we ... Read More

Man-of-the-Match Russell fires KKR to top of the table

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

KOLKATA, India (CMC) — Irrepressible West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell played a small cameo with the bat, grabbed four wickets and bowled a remarkable final over as Kolkata Knight Riders shot to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a tense seven-run victory over Kings XI Punjab here yesterday. The Jamaican lashed 16 from 10 balls at the death as KKR rallied to 164 for three off their 20 overs after they were sent in at Eden Gardens. KKR were propelled though by openers Rob ... Read More

Real edge past City to set up all-Madrid final

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Manchester City’s French defender Bacary Sagna (left) vies with Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second-leg football match at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid, yesterday.(Photo: AFP)

Madrid, Spain (AFP) — Real Madrid will face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years, after overcoming Manchester City 1-0 in their semi-final second leg yesterday. Brazilian midfielder Fernando deflected Gareth Bale’s cross into his own net after 20 minutes at the Santiago Bernabéu for the only goal of the tie after the first leg ended goalless. Fernandinho came closest to taking City to their first ever Champions L ... Read More



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