Harbour View, Humble Lion in pulsating draw

REYNOLDS... one of the objectives we set was not to concede

Harbour View FC and Humble Lion FC played to a pulsating 0-0 draw in their second-round Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Monday night game at the Compound. The point was valuable to both teams as the final result did little to damage the positions of either team on the RSPL standing. By way of the ... Read More

Jamaica Scorpions bowler John
Campbell celebrates a wicket
against Trinidad and Tobago Red
Force in their regional four-day
match at the Queen’s Park Oval
recently. (PHOTO: WICB
MEDIA/ASHLEY ALLEN) Scorpions coach thinks team played best game against T&T
JAMAICA Scorpions Head Coach Junior Bennett says the team's performance in the six-wicket win over T ... Read More

Denbigh High goal-shooter Denj Thomas (centre) is double-teamed by the Newell High defensive pair of Shanise Lesson (left) and
Annike Brooks, during a recent ISSA rural area junior league netball game at Manchester High. Denbigh won 52-7.
(PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS) Quarter-final day in rural area netball competition
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The quarter-final round of the ISSA rural area netball competition wi ... Read More

Muschett High's Michael
Tomlinson (left) tries to get
away from Cornwall College's
Ojay Marshall in their ISSA
Western Conference Under-16
basketball game in Wakefield,
Trelawny, on Monday. Cornwall
College won 47-39. (PHOTOS:
PAUL REID) 'Herbert' make it fifth-straight win in U-16 basketball
HOLLAND, Trelawny -- Defending champions Herbert Morrison won their fifth-straight game in the Under ... Read More

Mona clip Lannaman’s for Henriques Cup

Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

YARED McDonald’s lastminute header gave defending champions Mona Prep a 1-0 win over Lannaman’s Prep in 2015 Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) Preparatory Henriques Cup football knockout final at the UWI Bowl in Mona on Saturday. The header in the 59th minute by McDonald was brilliantly executed from a fantastic left-wing floated cross inside the Lannaman’s penalty box by Nando Meggs. The unmarked McDonald’s header beat goalkeeper Anthony Bennett a ... Read More

Munro, Maggotty top COCAA Cross-Country Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

easily won
the Under-16
5K race.
topped the field
in Under-19 6K

MUNRO, St Elizabeth -- Host Munro College boys and Maggotty High girls won Thursday's County of Cornwall Athletics Association's (COCAA) Western High Schools Cross-country Championships. Despite the low turnout of schools and the absence of defending champions St Elizabeth Technical in both sections, the competition was good as the runners competed in cool and windy conditions. Munro College boys won two of the three age groups -- Under-14 and Under-19, while Maggotty Boys won the Under-16 sec ... Read More

Eight Barca players nominated for UEFA Team of the Year

Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (left) and teammate Neymar stand during the Spanish league ‘Clasico’
against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday. (PHOTOS: AFP)

PARIS, France (AFP) — European champions Barcelona featured prominently in the 40-man shortlist for the UEFA Team of the Year announced yesterday. Barca, who claimed their fifth European title after beating Juventus 3-1 in June’s Champions League final, have eight representatives with the Serie A champions accounting for six. Cristiano Ronaldo was included in the shortlist for the 12th straight time, having been named in the final 11 last year for a record eighth successive seaso ... Read More

Platini facing life ban from football

Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

PLATINI... pressure
mounts on

PARIS, France (AFP) -- FIFA's ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the UEFA president's lawyer said yesterday. Platini, until recently the favourite to take over football's world body, and FIFA president Sepp Blatter will find out in the next month whether a FIFA court has found them guilty of ethics breaches. "The investigatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee has asked for Michel Platini to be banned for life. It is in the report sent to us," the Fre ... Read More

Brilliant Barcelona, Bayern through to last 16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

PARIS, France (AFP) -- Holders Barcelona celebrated qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with another stunning display yesterday, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi both scoring twice in a 6-1 win against Roma. The Catalans and Bayern Munich both secured their places in the knockout draw and demonstrated once again why they are surely the best teams in Europe just now, with Bayern Munich crushing Olympiakos 4-0 at the Allianz Arena. Barcelona discovered they had qualified from Group E ... Read More

Beckenbauer 'went to limit' in 2006 World Cup bid

Wednesday, November 25, 2015    

BECKENBAUER... I have a clear conscience

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) -- German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has admitted the bidding committee he chaired for the 2006 World Cup "went to the limits" to obtain the finals. In his first televised interview since magazine Der Spiegel made cash-for-votes allegations in mid-October, Beckenbauer responded: "What are the limits?" when asked if lines had been crossed. "There was no ethics commission, we could contact members of the (FIFA) executive committee directly. We always went to the limi ... Read More

Brazilian says first goal is to lead MoBay to glory

PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

NEIVA... we need to keep
our position at the top of
the league.

TUCKER, St James -- Montego Bay United's newest coach, Brazilian Leonardo Neiva, is setting his goals high as he takes over the reins at the Red Stripe Premier League outfit. "My first target is to win the national league title," he told the Jamaica Observer in an exclusive interview on Sunday after watching Montego Bay United slug it out with UWI FC for a dreary 0-0 draw at WesPow Park. Neiva, who replaces American Coach Timothy Hankinson who left after just about two months to take up an o ... Read More

BGLC chairman Gary Peart stresses dress code for Diamond Mile Race Day

BY LENKY SILVER Observer racing writer ACCORDING to Gary Peart, chairman of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), one of the organisers of the Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile Race Day scheduled for Saturday December 5, preparations are going well for the watershed event. | Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

BGLC Chairman
Gary Peart

ACCORDING to Gary Peart, chairman of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), one of the organisers of the Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile Race Day scheduled for Saturday December 5, preparations are going well for the watershed event. "We are progressing quite well at this stage with preparations for the Diamond Mile Race Day. "The various people responsible for working, especially with the on-track decorations and promotions, have done their various plans and are now executing these ... Read More

U-17 Reggae Girlz clip Haiti to lift regional crown

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

Under-17 Reggae Girlz Shayla Smart (right) and Rena Gordon
drape the Jamaican flags around themselves.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The entire Jamaican contingent here was a picture of euphoria after being crowned champions of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-17 tournament for the first time following their plucky 2-1 win over Haiti on Sunday. Having lost out to Haiti by a similar scoreline at the CONCACAF Under-15 championships last year, and the Under-20 team suffering a 2-0 defeat to the same opponents in their final recently, the young Reggae Girlz exacted revenge on their age-group ... Read More

Champs Arnett blank Cavalier 2-0

Tuesday, November 24, 2015    

WAITE... the main objective was to
win and we did that.

ARNETT Gardens FC Head Coach Jerome Waite was impressed with his team's defending after their 2-0 win over Cavalier SC in the bruising Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) encounter at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday. Defender Dicoy Williams gave the defending champions the lead in the 38th minute before Vishinul Harris doubled the advantage with a blistering strike in the 60th minute. The win lifts third-placed Arnett to 23 points from 13 matches, while ninth-placed Cavalier have 1 ... Read More



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