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Three West Indies cricketers turn down England tour

S t John's, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) —Veteran batsman Darren Bravo was among three West Indies cricketers to turn down a place in the squad for next month's three-Test tour of England, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced yesterday. Read More

'I am coming back with a bang'
Leading female apprentice rider Samantha Fletcher says she is hoping to return to the saddle with a bang when racing restarts, hopefully, within the next few weeks.... Read More

Saints quarterback Brees opposed to NFL kneeling protest
Los Angeles, United States (AFP) - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees yesterday said he would not support renewed National Football League (NFL) kneeling protests, saying to do so would be “disrespecting the flag” of the United...... Read More

Thompson, Atkinson among panellists for OAJ interactive Zoom link-up today
Olympic double-sprint gold medallist Elaine Thompson and swimming world record holder Alia Atkinson will be among the panellists today when The Olympians Association of Jamaica (OAJ) hosts an interactive link-up on the Zoom platform courtesy of the PanAm Sports...... Read More

'A proud moment for me'

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

IT'S been over eight years since Nkrumah Bonner last played for the West Indies senior team — a Twenty20 (T20) outing against Australia in St Lucia. Read More

Mixed messages as sports world backs US protesters

Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — If Megan Rapinoe decides to take a knee at next year's Olympic Games, she could get a reprimand.If she does it at the women's World Cup in 2023, she could get a round of applause. Read More

Former COCAA winners listed as Indoors all- Americans for first time

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Three former County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Champs winners were last week named Indoors all-Americans for the first time after the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) published the list for the NCAA Division 1 and Division 2... Read More

Arrogate, North America's richest racehorse, dies at 7

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

Arrogate , winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic and the champion three-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America's all-time leading money-earner, has died. He was seven. Read More

Hamilton right to speak out on racial injustice, says Ecclestone

Thursday, June, 4 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former Formula One (F1) supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Lewis Hamilton after the six-time world champion spoke about his “rage” over racial injustice following the death of George Floyd. Read More

Roll the ball!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, June, 4 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Three high-profile schoolboy football coaches in western Jamaica are calling for the staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) daCosta Cup competition this year. Read More

Jockey Romario Smith on the mend after suffering stroke in the saddle

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

Apprentice jockey Romario Smith, who suffered a stroke while in the saddle in competitive race riding at Caymanas Park on February 26, 2020, says he is “recovering well” at home and is able to move his right arm and leg, but still unable to walk. Read More

Young swimmers express mixed reactions to cancellation of Carifta Champs

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

THE superb work done by Jamaica's young swimmers late last year suggested they were on course to do extremely well this year. Read More

England bowler Plunkett would consider playing for United States

Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England pace bowler Liam Plunkett has revealed he would consider playing for the United States in the future. Read More

Fifa calls for 'common sense' as German FA investigates Floyd protests

Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Fifa has called on leagues to use “common sense” when deciding whether to discipline footballers for displaying political messages after several players in the German Bundesliga called for justice for George Floyd during... Read More

Closer to reality

Wednesday, June, 3 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England will play three Tests at home against the West Indies in July, subject to Government clearance, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday. Read More


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