KFC sweetens pot with ‘big deal’ injection in Racers Grand Prix

ROPER... we are extremely excited to be a part of bringing what is a world-class track meet to Jamaican shores

Local franchise holder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Restaurants of Jamaica, has spiced up the inaugural staging of the Jamaica National (JN) Racers Grand Prix with a US$25,000 ($3.1-million) contribution. The meet, scheduled for June 11 at the National Stadium, promises to be an explosive festi ... Read More

Maverley/Hughenden’s Phillip Peddie (left) controls the ball as Jamalco’s Akeem Henry keeps a close watch during their JFF Confederations Premier League play-offs at Maverley field yesterday. Jamalco won 1-0. Photo: Joseph Wellington                              Jamalco clip Maverley to extend lead in Premier League play-offs
Jamalco FC extended their lead atop the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Charley’s JB Rum Pre ... Read More

Catherine Hall’s Orion Dennis (left) tries to hold off Tomorrow’s People’s Anthony Brown in Friday’s St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League first-leg semi-final game played at Jarrett Park. The game ended 1-1.Photo: Paul Reid Faulkland whip Melbourne 6-1 in Senior League semis
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Title favourites Faulkland FC took a big step towards their first St J ... Read More

Members of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team celebrate with the trophy after their victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final of the Indian Premier League at The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India, yesterday. (Photos: AFP) Hyderabad beat Gayle’s Bangalore for maiden IPL win
BANGALORE, India (AFP) — Skipper David Warner’s sparkling half-century helped Sunrisers ... Read More

Boyz arrive in Florida for four-day camp

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Jamaica’s Joel Grant celebrates his goal during a friendly football match Chile in Vina del Mar, Chile, on Saturday. Jamaica won 2-1. (Photo: AFP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — The Reggae Boyz all but assembled in South Florida in batches yesterday as they began a four-day training camp ahead of the one-off Copa America Centenario which begins on Friday. The players, who stunned Chile 2-1 in a friendly international inside Estadio Sausalito last Friday, arrived at Double Tree by Hilton Sunrise Sawgrass Mills at different intervals. The first set arrived at the hotel at around 6:00 am, following a direct eight-hour flight from Santiagi ... Read More

Revelations, Somerton meet in St James Division One semis

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, May 30, 2016    

Club Stars’ Kevin Samuels (left) plays the ball away as Salt Spring United’s Rushoye Bull (right) runs at him in Thursday’s first-leg semi-finals of the St James FA Sandals/ATL Div One competition at the UDC field. The game ended 3-3.Photo: Paul Reid

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Revelations FC and Somerton FC will meet in the first-leg semifinals of the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Division One semi-finals at the UDC field this afternoon, starting at 3:30 pm. Three points separated the two teams at the end of the three rounds of matches, and the team will be meeting for the first time this season, after Somerton FC forfeited their third-round game. If the statistics are to be a guide, the game promises to be close as very lit ... Read More

STETHS rule again!

Monday, May 30, 2016    

ISSA competitions officer George Forbes presents the all-island under-16 trophy to STETHS captain Nigel Palmer as the latter’s quietly exultant teammates share the moment. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood)

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) landed their fifth cricket title of the season last Friday beating St George’s College by eight wickets to take the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) All Island Under-16 trophy. Scores in the two-day game played at Melbourne Oval in Kingston: St George’s 83 and 204; STETHS 239 and 51-2. STETHS, the rural champions, were led by dominant batting from Andre McCarthy who hit a first innings ce ... Read More

Lucea FC on course for title

Monday, May 30, 2016    

LUCEA, Hanover — Lucea FC maintained their quest for a title this season after beating Mt Pelier 1-0 in Friday’s semi-finals of the Hanover Football Association’s Captain’s Bakery and Grill/Charley’s JB Rum Knockout at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea. Oshane Kerr’s 14th- minute goal carried the relegated Western Confederation Super League team to Tuesday’s final at Watson Taylor Park, where they will meet Sandy Bay FC. It was the second successive decider ... Read More

PHOTO: Jamalco soar

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Maverley/Hughenden striker Phillip Peddie outjumps Jamalco’s Akeem Henry during their Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-off game at the Maverley playfield yesterday. Jamalco won 1-0. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Maverley/Hughenden striker Phillip Peddie outjumps Jamalco’s Akeem Henry during their Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-off game at the Maverley playfield yesterday. Jamalco won 1-0. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Superb Hamilton breaks losing jinx in Monte Carlo

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with his trophy at the Monaco street circuit in Monaco yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

MONACO (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton produced a superb drive to score his first victory of the Formula One season with success in a dramatic Monaco Grand Prix here yesterday. The Brit, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, started from third on the grid, but capitalised on wet conditions and then a flawed pit stop by pole-sitter Daniel Ricciardo to take the chequered flag in just under two hours — seven seconds ahead of the Red Bull. Force India’s Sergio Perez finished third, w ... Read More

Slovakia stun green Germany in storm-hit friendly

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Germany's defender Sebastian Rudy (front) is tackled by Slovakian midfielder Vladimir Weiss as Germany lost a friendly 3-1 in Augsburg, southern Germany (Photo: AFP)

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — An inexperienced Germany team suffered a self-confidence sapping 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in yesterday’s storm-affected friendly as the world champions fielded four new caps ahead of Euro 2016. Slovakia, who will make their European championships debut in Group B alongside Wales, England and Russia next month, deserved their win in Augsburg as Germany coach Joachim Loew blooded a youthful quartet. A heavy storm in Bavaria at half-time meant the break was exte ... Read More

Muguruza, Rogers into French Open ‘quarters’

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Spain’s Garbine Muguruza returns the ball to Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova during their women’s fourth-round match at the French Tennis Open at Roland Garros, Paris, France, yesterday.Photo: AFP

PARIS, France (AFP) — Garbine Muguruza of Spain blazed into the French Open quarter-finals for the third straight year yesterday, defeating former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-4. The 22-year-old Venezuelan-born fourth seed will next play world number 108 Shelby Rogers of the United States who defeated Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania by the same score 6-3, 6-4. The two other scheduled, fourth-round ties were left unfinished when heavy rain started to fall late in the evening. At tha ... Read More

Victorious Real Madrid get heroes welcome in Spanish capital

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Real Madrid players arrive by bus to Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid yesterday, after defeating city rivals Atlètico in the the UEFA Champions League final in Milan, Italy, on Saturday. Real won 5-3 on penalties after both teams were locked at 1-1 after regulation and extra time.Photo: AFP

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Thousands of Real Madrid fans chanted and waved supporter scarves under a rain of confetti yesterday in the Spanish capital, as the team returned home after an historic 11th European Cup win. An open top bus emblazoned with the word “Campeones” (Champions) carried the team, who showed off the trophy to fans who had spent hours awaiting their heroes in the heart of the city. “How can I not love you!” shouted the ecstatic crowd at the Plaza de ... Read More

This ‘Daddy’ is now more than ‘Kool’

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, May 29, 2016    

THE LOTTO CLASSIC WINNERS – Bigdaddykool with Linton Steadman, owner Stephan Narinesingh (right); trainer Anthony Nunes (second right) with at left David Miller a strong supporter of the Nunes camp.

Known for his staying prowess, Bigdaddykool re-established his claims for the Cal’s Jamaica Derby yesterday when he scored a hard-fought victory in the 10-furlong Lotto Classic run for the Governor’s Cup at Caymanas Park. In winning by three parts of a length against the sustained challenge of Jamai Raja (second) and his more favoured stable companion Orpheus (third), Bigdaddykool, ridden by apprentice Linton Steadman, can now be considered as the ante-post favourite for the June 2 ... Read More



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