Nesta's rage

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (left) and teammate Nesta Carter celebrate after winning the men's 4x100-metres relay at the IAAF
World Championships at the ‘Bird's Nest’ in Beijing, China, on Saturday. (PHOTO: AFP)

BEIJING, China -- Despite striking gold in the 4x100m relay, Nesta Carter could not contain his anger at the JAAA for what he claimed was their poor handling of an administrative matter that may have rendered him ineligible to defend his World Championships 100m bronze medal won in Moscow two years ... Read More

JFF President Captain Horace Burrell (left) greets Carib Cement General Manager Alejandro Vares
(right) at yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League launch at the federation’s offices in New Kingston
yesterday. Sharing the occasion are PLCA Chairman Edward Seaga (2nd left) and Red Stripe
Jamaica’s head of marketing and innovation Blandine Jeanpaul-Reid. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY) RSPL claims mega broadcast partnership, but gave no details
MAIN sponsor Red Stripe is on the verge of consummating a “huge” broadcast deal for the ... Read More

BOLT... won three gold medals at
Beijing World Championships. Football exec wants sprinter to be bestowed with nation’s fourth-highest honour
CAPTAIN Horace Burrell, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), is asking for the Order ... Read More

Jamaica’s volleyballers celebrate after defeating Barbados in the final of the Caribbean Zonal
Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Under-19 Championship at the GC Foster College Auditorium
on Sunday. Jamaica dethrone Barbados to claim first int'l volleyball title
HOST Jamaica were crowned champions of the 2015 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Unde ... Read More

The ghost of doping still haunts despite Worlds thriller

Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

COE... it is ostensibly a clean sport, but
we have our challenges.

BEIJING, China (AFP) -- A thrilling world athletics championships in Beijing failed to silence growing questions about doping, giving the sport's new boss Sebastian Coe much to ponder as he heads towards an Olympic year. While sprinter Usain Bolt led a barrage of superstar performances at the Bird's Nest stadium, scepticism was also not hard to find following allegations of widespread drug abuse by elite athletes. Britain's Coe won a narrow vote to succeed 82-year-old Lamine Diack as president ... Read More

Mo, the great!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

FARAH... repeated
double gold feat at
World Championships.

BEIJING, China (AFP) -- New athletics boss Sebastian Coe believes fellow Briton Mo Farah deserves to be regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever after his World Championships double. Farah became the first man to pull off a "triple-double" of distance titles at consecutive World Championships and the London Olympics after winning 5,000 and 10,000 metres gold in Beijing over the past week. "It's a wonderful debate to be having and I'm delighted to be not too British at these moments," the ... Read More

Coach Reynolds defends under-fire Sunshine Girls

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

REYNOLDS... we had some very good games, and some not so
good games.

WITH the Sunshine Girls once again failing to overhaul their top three rivals, the strategy and overall competence of the coaching staff led by Australian Jill McIntosh has been called into question. But head coach Minneth Reynolds has moved to head off claims that the squad was short on depth and a number of players were overused at the recently concluded tournament in Sydney, Australia. She pointed out that the players formed one of the best teams to represent Jamaica at a major championship ... Read More

Netballer Shanice Beckford shoots for the stars

Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

BECKFORD (with ball)... I feel a sense of pride knowing that we went out there and gave it our all.

SUNSHINE Girl Shanice Beckford continues to make her mark on the world stage and has been touted in netball circles as one of Jamaica's most talented goal attacks and a star on the rise. Beckford, who made her debut in 2013 against England, was once again voted Jamaica's most outstanding player at the recently concluded Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia. The versatile player, who also ended as Jamaica's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in their bronze medal win at the Commonwealth Games last ye ... Read More

Gatlin in shock after 'Lightning' Bolt strike

Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

The USA's Justin Gatlin reacts at the end of the final of the men's 4x100 metres relay at the IAAF
World Championships at the ‘Bird's Nest’ National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Saturday.

BEIJING, China -- Jamaica's dominance over the once mighty USA was once again strongly emphasised following the running of the World Championships 4x100m relays and much to the dismay of Justin Gatlin, who thought his team could have halted the Jamaican train. "Definitely (we hoped to have done better), but not because Jamaica was not as good as they have been in the past championships," said Gatlin, as he rapped with journalists in the mixed zone. The USA, with a population of some 300 millio ... Read More

Racing guide photos - August 29

Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

THE COMBO! Jockey Shane
Ellis (left) and trainer Andrew
Nunes after another win.

Calm and serene. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) THE COMBO! Jockey Shane Ellis (left) and trainer Andrew Nunes after another win. Trainer Gary Subratie (left) discussing plans with apprentice O'Brien White. The saddling area and Parade Ring at Caymanas Park. Back in the mix, trainer Colin Blair (right) chats with jockey Wesley Henry (centre) after the win by Marisha Star. Apprentice Sadiki Blake heads to scales after the victory on Miracle Recovery in the night pan. Dreamcometrue with jock ... Read More

Double disqualifications

From the Horse's Mouth | Tuesday, September 01, 2015    

Regally Bold with Wesley Henry winning, but was disqualified

FIVE HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY Five horses were claimed on the 10-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Force De Jour was claimed by Winston Morris for Arthur Foreman from Anthony Nunes for $450,000 and Gaga Lady was taken from Lorenzo Robinson by Steven Todd for Raphael Gordon for $450,000 from the first race. Legendary Pleasure was claimed by Fitzgerald Richards for Patrick Hall from Marlon Anderson for $250,000; Eternal Joy was claimed from Neive Graham by Denrick Chambers for Marcia ... Read More

Cycling back on track this month

Tuesday, September 01, 2015    


The 2015 staging of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) Track Championship has been set for the weekend of Spetember 12 and 13 at the National Stadium Cycle Track. Action for the first day is slated to get started at noon, while on the final day, action gets underway at 12:30 pm. The meet is expected to feature some of Jamaica's finest riders, including 2014 Commonwealth Games cyclist, Marloe Rodman and former national representative Oneil Samuels. The annual championship will include women' ... Read More

Never write me off, warns king Bolt

Monday, August 31, 2015    

BOLT... I came here and
executed to the best of
my ability.

BEIJING, China (AFP) -- Usain Bolt has warned that people write him off at their peril after the imperious Jamaican sealed another world treble gold despite an injury-hit season. Bolt anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100m relay to add to his wins in both the 100m and 200m, trumping his much-touted and controversial American rival Justin Gatlin. It was Bolt's fifth treble gold showing in major championships, having performed the same feat at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London, ... Read More

Jamaican men barely miss 4X400m bronze medal

Monday, August 31, 2015    

(From left) Jamaica’s Ricardo Chambers, Rusheen McDonald and Javon Francis try to catch their breaths after the men’s 4X400m final at the IAAF World
Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday.

BEIJING, China — Despite another dazzling anchor leg from Javon Francis, Jamaica just missed out on a bronze medal in the closing 4x400m relay race at the IAFF World Championships. Francis, just as he did two years ago in Moscow, made a crippling move from fourth to first, but had no answer up the straight for the American LeShawn Merritt and Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago, who both swept by easily. Then what looked like bronze quickly disappeared as the far striding Martin Rooney ... Read More



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