West Indies crash to humiliating defeat against South Africa

Dale Steyn celebrating one of his six wickets

CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) - South African fast bowler Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indian batting to send the tourists crashing to a humiliating defeat by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Saturday. Steyn took six for 34 in Centurion as the ... Read More

West Indies batsman Leon Johnson plays a shot against South Africa during the third day of the first Test match at SuperSport Park in Centurion yesterday.
(PHOTO: AFP) Wasteful Windies batsmen must do better, says Johnson
CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) — Rookie left-hander Leon Johnson yesterday lamented the West In ... Read More

Dr Cecil White (second left), CEO of the University Hospital of the West Indies, and Yvette Vincent, (right), Sister in charge of the Special Care Unit, inspect one of
the equipment handed over to the hospital by Sagicor Group. Sharing in the occasion (from left) are Phillip Armstrong, Sagicor Bank’s deputy CEO; Claudett
James, Senior Director Nursing at UHWI; Professor Horace Fletcher, dean of the faculty of medical sciences and Professor Minerva Thame, head of the
department of Child Health at the University Hospital of the West Indies. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run donates equipment to UHWI Special Care Unit
SAGICOR Group Jamaica yesterday presented the Special Care Unit of the University Hospital of the We ... Read More

Stumps fly as South African bowler Morne Merkel (right) takes the wicket of West Indies batsman Sheldon Cottrell during the third day of the first Test match at
SuperSport Park in Centurion yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) Defeat Looms!
CENTURION, South Africa (AFP) — Vernon Philander was the main destroyer as the West Indian bat ... Read More

Reno, toast of Flow Champions Cup Awards

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Saturday, December 20, 2014    

WINNERS Reno FC were predictably the toast of the Flow Champions Cup Awards Ceremony held at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) headquarters in New Kingston yesterday. Reno, former giants of local football, have enjoyed a resurgence of late, gaining promotion to the 2014-15 Premier League and winning the 2014 Flow Cup Knockout title after defeating western rivals Montego Bay United 4-3 in an enthralling final in Catherine Hall, St James, in late November. Reno were awarded $1.5 million and ... Read More

Puddy Pooh, Merlin for Sunnyside Stakes

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Hija de Reina with Shane Ellis easily winning the Sunnyside Stakes. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

THE Sunnyside Stakes maiden special weight contest for native-bred two-year-old fillies, in two sections, will highlight a 12-race card at Caymanas Park today. The huge but dynamic programme ushers in the festive season that culminates on New Year's Day. The Sunnyside Stakes, which showcases a number of worthwhile talents for the upcoming Classic season, will go 1,100 metres for a purse of $715,000 with Division One attracting a field of 10 and Division Two, a field of 11. Also sharing the sp ... Read More

W'House, Barbican join H'View, BT in Jackie Bell semis

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Rockfort’s Troy
Spence (left)
attempts to block a
shot from Kemar
Thomas of Barbican
in their Jackie Bell
KO quarter-final at
Drewsland on
Waterhouse won

WATERHOUSE FC and Barbican FC scored identical 2-1 wins against Cavalier SC and Rockfort, respectively, to move on to the semi-final stages of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout competition at Drewsland on Thursday. Waterhouse will now face Boys' Town, who scuttled neighbours Arnett Gardens 4-2, while Barbican will do battle against Harbour View, who edged last year's champions Tivoli Gardens 2-1 in the other semi-final played on Wednesday. Draw for t ... Read More

Barcelona 5-0 Córdoba

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez celebrated Barcelona’s final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday. After joining the Catalan outfit in the summer and serving a four-month ban for a bite on Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, the Uruguayan had gone seven Liga games without finding the net before his second half strike against the Andalusian outfit. Despite racking up 31 goals in the Premier League for Liverpool last season, Sua ... Read More

Lamela's stunner lifts Spurs

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Erik Lamela produced a moment of magic to keep Tottenham in contention for a place in the Premier League's top four with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday. Lamela endured a difficult first season in England following his £25 million ($39 million) move from Roma in 2013, but he has flourished under fellow Argentine Mauricio Pochettino this term and provided further evidence of his improvement with his first league goal for Spurs at the 26th attempt. His brilliant long-range ... Read More

City reel Chelsea in, Falcao ends United wait

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to move level with Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Radamel Falco earned Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa. City were missing Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic due to injury, but they secured an eighth consecutive win in all competitions thanks to David Silva's second-half brace and a late Yaya Toure strike. Victory left City level on 39 points with Chelsea, who remain top by virtue of a superior goal difference (+23 ... Read More

Dortmund second from bottom after 10th defeat

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Bundesliga logo

Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga crisis deepened on Saturday after suffering their tenth defeat of the season in losing 2-1 at fellow strugglers Werder Bremen to drop to second from bottom. Having started December at the foot of the table, Dortmund can finish 2014 back at the bottom if Freiburg score and pick up a point against Hanover 96 on Sunday. Dortmund continue to have the most defeats in Germany's top flight at the season's halfway stage with just 15 points from 17 games as Bremen claimed ... Read More

Roma 0-0 Milan

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Ten-man AC Milan handed Roma their first home draw of the season to leave Rudi Garcia's title challengers three points adrift of leaders Juventus on Saturday. Roma had recently capitalised on two consecutive draws by defending champions Juve to reduce their deficit to a point. But in their final game of the year, the Giallorossi -- denied a first-half penalty after a clear handball by Nigel De Jong -- ultimately failed to break down a well-drilled Milan side in a thrilling Stadio Olimpico goal ... Read More

Real Madrid win Club World Cup, fourth title of 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014. The Spanish giants dominated the final with Sergio Ramos, who had been an injury doubt because of a hamstring strain, and Gareth Bale getting on the scoresheet. Real added the year-ending trophy to the Champions League, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup titles they had already secured in 2014. They will also end the year on top of La Liga. Saturday's triumph was al ... Read More

Abidal bows out with Olympiakos win

Saturday, December 20, 2014    

Eric Abidal

Former France international defender Eric Abidal played his last official match Saturday as his Olympiakos team blasted Kalloni 5-0 in a Greek Super League contest on the Aegean island of Mytilene. The 35-year-old former Barcelona star, who returned to playing football after undergoing a liver transplant, had announced his retirement at an emotional press conference in Piraeus on Friday stating “personal reasons.” “These are moments I will never forget. Very good and unique m ... Read More



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