Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock

In this September 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo:AP)

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Test batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck on the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away," Australian team ... Read More

captain Junior
Flemmings (left)
and St George’s
College’s top
Amoy Brown. High-flying JC target third title against St George's
High-riding Jamaica College (JC) are on the hunt for their third title of the season when they tackl ... Read More

LIME’s Carlo Redwood (second right) poses with the Manning Cup alongside Jamaica College head coach Miguel Coley
(right), captain Junior Flemmings (second left) and Darlon Morgan. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR Manning Cup to get Super Cup sweetener next season
WITH the grandstand of the National Stadium partially filled for the epic Manning Cup final between ... Read More

Business development manager of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC)
Americas Division Yang Yang (left) presents Craig 'Breakfast' Foster of Reno FC with a
cash prize of $30,000 for being the CHEC Starballer for the months of September and
October. Foster also received a commemorative plaque. Reno's Foster cops first CHEC Starballer Award
HAVING scored 10 goals since the beginning of the 2014-2015 season of the Red Stripe Premier League, ... Read More

Lowly Barbican, Tivoli in uninspiring 1-1 draw

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Barbican defender
Shavon Charlton (left)
makes a crunching
tackle on Shawn
McKoy of Tivoli
Gardenns during their
RSPL match at
Barbican Complex
yesterday. The game
ended 1-1. (PHOTO:

BOTTOM-OF-THE-TABLE Barbican FC and seventh-placed Tivoli Gardens played to an unenterprising 1-1 draw in their penultimate first-round Red Stripe Premier League match at Barbican Complex yesterday. In other games elsewhere, Arnett Gardens hammered Montego Bay United 5-0 at WesPow Park and Rivoli United blanked Boys' Town 2-0 at the Spanish Town Prison Oval. At Barbican, the home team came at their opponents and scored in the second minute of action through the enterprising Jermaine Parris. B ... Read More

Best among four replacement players called up for Pride

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

BEST... discarded
Windies pacer
returns for
Barbados Pride

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) - Discarded West Indies pacer Tino Best is among four players called up by Barbados Pride selectors to replace four members of the team travelling with the regional side for the tour of South Africa. The others are former skipper Ryan Hinds, Kyle Corbin and Roston Chase who are replacing Kraigg Brathwaite, left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn and fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Jason Holder. Pride captain and opener Brathwaite, along with Benn, Roach and Holder are due to lea ... Read More

Anti-doping talk

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association (JMDA) Dr Alfred Dawes (right) discusses the health consequences of banned substances in sport with (from left) president of the MVP Track and Field Club Bruce James, MVP's Megan Simmonds and director of communications and education at JADCO Vanessa Reid during the inaugural Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop held on Saturday at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. Anti-doping talk --> Read More

Lara hopes Hughes' death will not result in changes to bowling rules

Thursday, November 27, 2014 12:37 PM    

Former West Indian cricketer brian lara

LONDON,  (CMC) -- Cricket batting legend Brian Lara says he hopes the critical head injury to Australia’s Phillip Hughes does not affect the future of fast bowling since such incidents are rare. Lara’s comments were made before news surfaced that Hughes had died as a result of the injuries he sustained when struck by a bouncer on Tuesday. Hughes was in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital after being hit on the head by a short ball from Sean Abbott during South Australia& ... Read More

T&T female footballers bank on home support against Ecuador

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Trinidad and Tobago Women are banking on local support to play a huge role when they face Ecuador in the return-leg of their Women's World Cup play-off next Tuesday. T&T drew nil-all in the first leg away in Quito earlier this month and are hunting a positive result at home, in order to advance to the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada next year. Most of the players have already arrived and started training for the crucial encounter at the Hasely Crawford Sta ... Read More

Simmons hopes Hughes makes full recovery from head injury

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Phil Hughes 

LONDON, England (CMC) -- Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons says he hopes Australia's Phil Hughes makes a full recovery from a head injury sustained during a state match in Sydney on Tuesday. Hughes is in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a bouncer from Sean Abbott in a state match in Sydney on Tuesday. Abbott's delivery struck Hughes on the back of the head beneath his helmet after the batsman had missed a pull shot. "I was out of hospital in eight days, which none ... Read More

Waterhouse blank Cavalier to extend RSPL lead

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, November 26, 2014    

Waterhouse players congratulate goal-scorer Romario Campbell (right
foreground) during the Red Stripe Premier League match against Cavalier at
Stadium East on Monday. Waterhouse won 2-0. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

RED Stripe Premier League leaders Waterhouse FC defeated former leaders Cavalier 2-0 in a rescheduled game at Stadium East on Monday night to move to 23 points in the 12-team championship. Goal-scoring midfielder Tremaine Stewart put Waterhouse on their path to victory with a stunning strike in the fifth minute, while Romario Campbell sealed the issue for all three points with an equally well-taken goal in the first two minutes of time added to increase their team's lead at the top of the stand ... Read More

Family, friends, food and football - great recipe for Thanksgiving

BY TONY SCOTT | Wednesday, November 26, 2014    


IT'S Thanksgiving time in the USA and a considerable amount of that overrated bird, the turkey, is going to get eaten. A considerable amount of football will be played also, giving fans an option of something other than turkey to feast on. The activities begin tomorrow with three games: the Chicago Bears go up against the Detroit Lions in the first game at 12:30 pm on CBS; then at 4:30 pm it's possible that the game of the week will be the Eagles versus the Cowboys on FOX. Finally, at 8: 30 pm, ... Read More

'No apology'

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter JAMAICA College's team manager Ian Forbes was in a defiant mood as he defended the school's pragmatic programme of recruiting players after coming under intense scrutiny from pundits in light of their domination of schoolboy football. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014    

Jamaica College team manager Ian Forbes (left) in discussion with team captain Junior Flemmings (centre) after the Old Hope
Road-based school defeated Charlie Smith 2-1 in extra-time to retain their Manning Cup title at the National Stadium on

JAMAICA College's team manager Ian Forbes was in a defiant mood as he defended the school's pragmatic programme of recruiting players after coming under intense scrutiny from pundits in light of their domination of schoolboy football. Jamaica College (JC), the most successful school football team, have won four of the last eight Manning Cup titles after a pain-staking 33-year wait in the wilderness that was ended in 2007 with further triumphs in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The Dark Blues from Old Hop ... Read More

Brown cops CAC shot put bronze medal

Wednesday, November 26, 2014    

BROWN... threw 17.86m on his third attempt (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO)

RAYMOND Brown won Jamaica's first track and field medal at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games yesterday after he took bronze on the men's shot put event. Brown threw 18.30m to finish behind Mexican Mario Cota (19.30m), who just beat his teammate Christopher Saenz (19.27m). Cota's winning throw came in the final round after Saenz had taken the lead in the third round. Brown, who represented Jamaica at the World Championships in Russia last year and the Commonwealth Games in Scotland ... Read More



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