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Jamaican at heart

Jamaican-born Swedish athlete Austin Hamilton reacts after completing a race at the World Under-20 Championships in Poland recently. (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures and Courts.)

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — As the saying goes, “You can take a Jamaican out of Jamaica, but you can never take Jamaica out of a Jamaican.” Austin Hamilton, who competes for Sweden, is the embodiment of this saying. The 19-year-old, who was born in Clarendon before moving to Sweden with h ... Read More

Jamaica’s Rushelle Burton (left) and the American pair of Tia Jones (centre) and Alexis Duncan in a close battle in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the World Under-20 Championships in Poland yesterday. Burton finished second in a national junior record time of 12.87seconds. (Photo: Kermit Taylor courtesy of Supreme Ventures and Courts) Jamaica end U-20 Champs on high
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Jamaica captured three medals on yesterday’s final day of the IAAF W ... Read More

EDWARDS... We know that players will miss out on school quite a bit and we are definitely going to need co-operation from the school system with that U-17 coach Edwards bothered by tournament schedules
Jamaica’s Under-17 men’s football team Coach Andrew Edwards has a bit of problem, a slig ... Read More

Kyle Frankel (left) and Hurricane Tyra Black after receiving their respective singles  awards at the ITF/JMMB Junior International tournament at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre on Saturday. Frankel, Black capture titles at ITF/JMMB tennis tourney
Kyle Frankel of Aruba and American Hurricane Tyra Black captured the boys’ and girls’ 18 ... Read More

Ashwin spins India to crushing defeat of Windies

Monday, July 25, 2016    

India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowls during day four of the cricket Test match versus West Indies yesterday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua. (Photos: AFP)

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — Ravichandran Ashwin completed a magnificent all-round performance with seven wickets to bowl India to a crushing victory by an innings and 92 runs on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua yesterday. His haul of seven for 83 off 25 overs followed his third Test hundred — 113 — in India’s massive first-innings total of 566 for eight declared at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Resuming their second inn ... Read More

Photo: Superb Burton

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Jamaica’s Rushelle Burton (left) and the American pair of Tia Jones (centre) and Alexis Duncan in a close battle in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the World Under-20 Championships in Poland yesterday. Burton finished second in a national junior record time of 12.87seconds. (Photo: Kermit Taylor courtesy of Supreme Ventures and Courts)

Jamaica’s Rushelle Burton (left) and the American pair of Tia Jones (centre) and Alexis Duncan in a close battle in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the World Under-20 Championships in Poland yesterday. Burton finished second in a national junior record time of 12.87seconds. (Photo: Kermit Taylor courtesy of Supreme Ventures and Courts) Read More

Re-elected Derrick on mission to reunite breakaway CFU family

Monday, July 25, 2016    

DERRICK... My vision from 2012 will continue as we try to make the CFU a relevant football entity in CONCACAF and FIFA.

Gordon Derrick says his re-election to the post of president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) is a humbling occasion, but one that gives him the unique opportunity to unify the breakaway family. The Antiguan, set to serve another four-year term, was returned as president courtesy of an 18-12 vote at a congress in Miami on Saturday — repelling the challenge of David John Williams, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association boss. Another candidate for the top job, the US Virgin Isl ... Read More

Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan

Monday, July 25, 2016    

England’s bowler James Anderson (left) celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan’s Shan Masood on yesterday’s third day of the second Test cricket match at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England. (Photo: AFP)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — England Captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after opting against enforcing the follow-on on yesterday’s third day. At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were 98 for one in their second innings. That gave them a lead of 489 runs, with no side having made more in the fourth innings to win a Test than the West Indies’ 418 for sev ... Read More

Monfils rallies past Karlovic for Washington crown

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Gael Monfils of France (left) returns against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in the men’s final of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON DC, United States (AFP) — France’s Gael Monfils saved a match point and battled back to capture his sixth career ATP title, defeating Ivo Karlovic 5-7, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 in yesterday’s Washington Open final. The 29-year-old Frenchman, who had not won a crown since 2014 at Montpellier, took his first ATP title outside of Europe and his first outdoor trophy since Sopot in 2005, as well as claiming the top prize of $348,200 (317,266 euro) on the US capital hardcourts. Mo ... Read More

Radcliffe, Hoy blast IOC’s ‘passing the buck’

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Russia

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe described the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) refusal to ban Russia from the Olympics as a “sad day for clean sport”, while cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy said officials had “passed the buck”. Individual sports federations will now have primary responsibility for determining every Russian athlete’s eligibility for Rio, the IOC executive said, even though the Games get ... Read More

PHOTO: Proud achievers!

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Shannon
Kalawan

Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen High, as well as Junelle Bromfield and Nigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), brought pride and joy to south central Jamaica by medalling at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Zawiszaw stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland, last week. Kalawan took silver in the women’s 400metre hurdles, Bromfield won a bronze medal in the women’s 400 metres behind gold medal winner, fellow Jamaican Tiffany James, while Ellis also placed third, for a ... Read More

India push wilting Windies to verge of heavy defeat

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

West Indies cricketer Shannon Gabriel (right) is bowled by India spinner Amit Mishra during day three of the cricket Test match yesterday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua. (Photos: AFP)

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) — West Indies were facing the prospect of another huge series-opening defeat at 21 for one in their second innings at stumps, a deficit of 302 runs, after being forced to followon on the third day of the first Test against India yesterday. Fast-medium bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami took four wickets each to wreck the home side’s first innings, dismissing them for 243 in the final session of the day with half-centuries by opener Kraigg B ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde makes history by defending 400m hurdles title

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde bites his gold medal after winning the 400m hurdles event at the World Under-20 Championships in Poland yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Supreme Ventures and Courts)

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — Defending champion and favourite Jaheel Hyde delivered on his promise as he became the first man in history to retain his title in the 400m hurdles event when he cruised to the gold medal in 49.03 seconds on yesterday’s penultimate session of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Zawiszaw Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The 19-year-old Hyde, who now turns his attention to the Olympic Games in Rio, declared “mission accomplished” minutes after he comp ... Read More

Jamaica continue medal hunt on final day

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Jamaica’s quartet from left:Stacy Williams,Tiffany James ,Roneisha McGregor and Junelle Bromfield share a phto op after advancing to the finals of the women’s 4x400m relay with the fastest time. (Observer)

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — The Jamaicans will continue their medal search on today’s sixth and final day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Zawiszaw stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland as they will contest three finals, including both mile relays. Yesterday, the women’s 4x400m team ran a World Junior Leading 3:33.18 minutes, while the men’s team also qualified. Sprint hurdler Rushelle Burton will go after precious metal. A strong team that included individual medallists T ... Read More



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