Young Boyz oppose Guadeloupe for top spot

Jamaica’s hat-trick hero Alex Marshall (# 10) battles his Caymanian opponent for
possession of the ball during their CFU 2015 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Anthony
Spaulding Sports Complex on Monday night. Jamaica won the game 5-3.

JAMAICA'S Under-17 footballers will take on Guadeloupe in their top-of-the-group clash knowing a draw will be good enough to advance to the final round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2015 FIFA World Cup qualification. Both Jamaica and Guadeloupe are on six points and they meet at the Anthony ... Read More

BOLT… an ardent cricket fan
who has expressed a desire
to play in the Indian Premier
League Bolt vs Yuvraj
NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first trip to Indi ... Read More

be among the
many Jamaican
stars who will be
on show ITF World Cup starts today
ROSE HALL, St James — All is set for this morning’s start of the largest-ever martial ar ... Read More

FIFA president Joseph Blatter (left) talks to UEFA president Michel Platini during
the 64th FIFA congress on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, on the eve of the opening
match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (PHOTO: AFP) Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan
GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge for ... Read More

Morgan’s ton pilots Domtar into Wray & Nephew Masters T20 final

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Delroy Morgan (right) of Domtar Sports Club acknowledges the applause of teammates and fans
after scoring a delightful 100 not out off 63 balls in the semi-finals against Wray All Stars at
Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday. (PHOTO: LLOYD BROOKS)

FORMER Jamaica opening batsman Delroy Morgan scored an unbeaten century to lead defending champions Domtar Sports Club to a 69-run win over Wray All-stars in their semi-final encounter of the 2014 Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters Twenty20 cricket competition at the Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday. The win for Domtar will see them facing 2012 champions Mico Masters in what should be a thrilling grand finale, after Mico Masters chalked up an easy nine-wicket win over St Thomas Eag ... Read More

PHOTO: Time for T20 cricket

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Time for
T20 cricket

West Indies captain Darren Sammy (right) and Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim with the Dhaka Bank T20 International trophy during yesterday's press conference ahead of today's one-off match at Warner Park in St Kitts. The match bowls off at 8:00 pm (7:00 pm Jamaica time). (PHOTO: WICB MEDIA/RANDY BROOKS) Read More

Gordon plots team's strategy for CONCACAF phase

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

GORDON… there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to keep
up with the likes of US, Mexico and Costa Rica and those
teams in the CONCACAF region

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago — Up to late yesterday, Jamaica's Reggae Girlz were set to clash with hosts Trinidad & Tobago in the final of the Women's Caribbean Cup at the Hasely Crawford Stadium here. But regardless of the result, the Jamaicans are already through to October's CONCACAF Championship to be staged in the United States, courtesy of their top-four finish at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) tournament. With the CONCACAF competition beckoning, the Girlz' head coa ... Read More

WI cricket stars sign ownership deal for new Canadian T20

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

TORONTO, Canada (CMC) — Four of the biggest names from the West Indies cricket team have signed a deal making them coowners in the new Canadian Premier League Twenty20 set for next year. They are one-day captain Dwayne Bravo, Test captain Denesh Ramdin, opening batsman Kieran Powell and former captain and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul. The deal arrives ahead of the countdown to the inaugural North American league tournament scheduled to commence on August 1, next year. “I fully su ... Read More

West Indies hammer Bangladesh to sweep the series

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Denesh Ramdin hits a big six against Bangladesh at Warner Park, on Monday.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo entered the record books with blistering centuries as West Indies brushed aside Bangladesh by 91 runs to complete a clean sweep of the three-match One-Day International series here Monday night. Ramdin roared to 169, while Bravo smashed his way to 124 in a record-breaking double century partnership that powered West Indies to 338 for seven from 50 overs at Warner Park. Half-centuries from Tamim Iqbal and captain Mushfiqur Rahim ... Read More

Jamaican players for TT CAC qualifiers

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Following an impressive display on the green table at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland recently, Shenique Clare will lead a top-three women's table tennis team to participate in a four-day qualifying CAC tournament beginning tomorrow in El Salvador. The tournament ends on August 31. The girls left Jamaica late yesterday for El Salvador, and are expected home next Monday. Sponsorship arrangements have been made for former eight-time national Yvonne Foster and current teenage national champion ... Read More

Man U sign Argentina's Angel di Maria

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

In this file picture taken on May 24, 2014, Real Madrid’s
Argentinian midfielder Angel di Maria controls the ball during
the UEFA Champions League Final against Atletico de Madrid
at Luz stadium in Lisbon. (PHOTO: AFP)

LONDON, England (AFP) — Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million (US$98 million, 75 million euros), the English Premier League club announced yesterday. The 26-year-old's move, on a five-year contract, shatters the previous British record fee of £50m paid by Chelsea to sign Spain striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool in 2011. "Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel D ... Read More

Jamaica U17 defeat Guadeloupe 3-0 to qualify for CFU final round

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:59 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Under-17 team Wednesday night defeated Guadeloupe 3-0 and qualified for the Caribbean Football Union final round set for Haiti in late September. Jamaica finished top of Group One with maximum nine points ahead of Guadeloupe on six with Cayman, which blanked US Virgin Island 2-0 claiming third spot with three points. Jamaica has now joined Haiti, Cuba, Martinique and Barbados in the next round while Guadeloupe will have to wait to see if they qualify as one of th ... Read More

Trinidad defeat Jamaica to win Women’s Caribbean Football Union Champs

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:00 AM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago -- Hosts Trinidad & Tobago beat Jamaica 1-0 in a fiercely contested game at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday night to become the 2014 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women champions. Mariah Shade scored the winner in the eighth minute of a high-tempo game in relatively cool evening conditions. Despite the patchy playing surface, both teams thrilled at times with their close ball skills and good passing, but there were no further goals. The hosts, ... Read More

Atletico’s Simeone suspended 8 games over incident

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

Atletico Madrid’s Argentinian coach Diego Simeone (second right) argues with the
fourth referee during the Spanish Supercopa second-leg football match against Real
Madrid CF at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid last Friday. (PHOTO: AFP)

MADRID, Spain (AP) — The Spanish football federation suspended Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Simeone will miss four Spanish league matches, with the remaining four-match ban applying to future Spanish Super Cups. Simeone was already suspended from Atletico’s league opener at Rayo Vallecano on Monday because of a suspension that carried over from last season. That means Simeone&rsq ... Read More



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