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Steaming Callaloo boots home three-timer

Chace The Great, under Wesley Henry, on his way to equalling the stakes record in the O&S Tack Room Trophy feature over 1,300 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. (Naphtali Junior)

Former champion jockey Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry booted home three winners to highlight the 11-race O&S Tack Room Supplies Race Day programme at Caymanas Park yesterday. Henry’s winners included the Dwight Chen-conditioned Chace The Great, who equalled the stakes record of 1:18. ... Read More

Evin Lewis of West Indies hits a six during the first T20 against India at Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, yesterday. West Indies won by one run. (Photos: AFP) One-run thriller
FORT LAUDERDALE, United States (AFP) — West Indies defeated India by one run in a record run-l ... Read More

ATKINSON... used her swift start and blistering splits to cripple her competitorsPhoto: Observer file Alia ends France meet on high
Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson ended the first leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup on a high ... Read More

Grantley Stephenson (blue shirt, back row) CEO of Kingston Wharves Limited, presents the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition Trophy to Matthew Comrie, captain of the winning Kingston team after defeating St Elizabeth by 114 on Friday at Sabina Park.  Also sharing with the jubilant team are Glen Shields (back row left) of first-time sponsor NCB Foundation, Mark Williams (right), COO of Kingston Wharves, as well as Courtney Francis (pink shirt back row), CEO of Jamaica Cricket Association. Kingston retain Kingston Wharves Under-15 cricket title
Kingston retained their championship trophy in the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition on ... Read More

Sandals business house football semis on today

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

HOLMES... a top strtiker at the National Water Commission

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The two big semi-final showdowns in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House Football Competition takes place today. Defending champions Couples Tower Isle will clash with Grand Bahia Principe at 4:00 pm, while in the feature match two hours later, Couples Sans Souci meet National Water Commission (NWC). Both matches will be played at the Drax Hall playing field. Couples Tower Isle are the howling favourite to march into the final at the expense of Gran Bahia, havi ... Read More

Laying the Jamaican platform for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dressed as Super Mario, holds a red ball during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday. (Photo: AFP) PHILIPPE LOPEZ

For months the buzz was out that Japan would use some futuristic technology in Rio 2016 to inspire a new generation of athletes for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Virtual reality was at its best as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dressed as Super Mario in a red cape, was shuttled through time and space from his limousine in Japan through a tube directly into the closing ceremony in Rio. When I learnt of Shinzo Abe’s two-minute montage, I wanted to desperately talk to our Minister of ... Read More

Santos, August Town meet in Masters League mid-seasson finals

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Santos and August Town football clubs will meet in their first Masters League mid-season final today at Winchester Park, starting at 4:30 pm. August Town ended the preliminary round on 30 points to top Zone One ahead of defending champions Constant Spring with 23 pts, followed by Real Mona, also on 23 pts, and Boys’ Town with 19 pts. Their only defeat for the season was a 1-4 result to Constant Spring on July 24. The Marlon Small-coached August Town have been doing well in their second ... Read More

Jamaica’s Rio Olympics results

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Annsert Whyte (Photo: AFP)

Jamaica Observer analyst Zaheer Clarke, has compiled below results of Jamaica’s athletes — women and men — who participated at the recently concluded Olympics Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. WOMEN AISHA PRAUGHT 3,000m steeplechase Round 1 - Heat 3 9:35.79s (8th) Final 9:34.20s (14th) ALIA ATKINSON 100m breaststroke Heat 5 1:06.72s (2nd) Semi-final 3 1:06.52s (3rd) Final 1:08.10s (8th) ANNEISHA MCLAUGHLIN-WHILBY 4x400m relay Round 1 – H ... Read More

Root stars as England beat Pakistan in 2nd ODI

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

England’s Joe Root (right) plays a shot and is closely watched by Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed during play in the second One Day International at Lord’s cricket ground in London, England, yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Joe Root’s 89 saw England to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Lord’s yesterday. Victory put England 2-0 up in the five-match series after their 44-run rain-affected success at Southampton on Wednesday. Aggressive pace bowling, with Chris Woakes and Mark Wood taking three wickets apiece, left England chasing a modest target of 252. Pakistan had collapsed to two for three before Sarfraz Ahmed’s 105, the ... Read More

Three top Kenyan officials arrested

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Nairobi, Kenya (AFP) — Three top officials of Kenya’s Olympic committee have been arrested in Nairobi as investigators dig into a series of scandals and embarrassments at the Rio games, police sources said. Francis Paul, secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), was arrested on Friday, one of the police sources said on condition of anonymity. His deputy James Chacha and Stephen Arap Soi, who headed the Kenyan delegation to Rio, were both arrested at Nairo ... Read More

Lewis Hamilton will not catch the leaders, says Ricciardo

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s British driver Lewis Hamilton drives during the third practice session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton will not be able to catch the leaders after starting from the back of the grid for today’s Belgian Grand Prix, said Australian Daniel Ricciardo yesterday. The Red Bull driver, who qualified fifth, said the championship leader and defending three-time champion would find the task too much. Hamilton will start from the back row after accumulating multiple penalties for the introduction of three new power units in his Mercedes car this ... Read More

Chelsea take pole position, Arsenal end winless run

Sunday, August 28, 2016    

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard controls the ball during the English Premier League football match against Burnley at Stamford Bridge in London, England, yesterday.  Chelsea won 3-0. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Chelsea swept to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Burnley, while Arsenal won 3-1 at Watford to ease the pressure on Arsene Wenger yesterday. After a dismal title defence last season, Chelsea look revitalised under new manager Antonio Conte and the Italian was able to celebrate his third successive win after the most emphatic display of his brief reign. Second-placed Manchester United are behind Chelsea only on goals scored after Marcus ... Read More

Alia Atkinson back in form; shakes Rio letdown and equals record

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August 27, 2016    

ATKINSON... will take consolation from these performances, after a disappointing outing at the recently concluded Rio Olympics (Photo: Observer file)

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson signalled a remarkable shift in the form books when she produced a scintillating first- and second-place finish on day one of the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Paris-Chartres, France yesterday. Atkinson, 27, will take consolation from these performances, after a disappointing outing at the recently concluded Rio Olympics, where she failed to recover from a slow start and finished well outside the medals in eighth position in the final of the women’s 100 ... Read More

CONCACAF boss says Jamaica’s football needs Bolt inspiration

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Saturday, August 27, 2016    

MONTAGLIANI... he’s a phenomenon, Usain Bolt (Photo: Canadian Soccer Association)

CONCACAF boss, Victor Montagliani, says Jamaica’s football needs an influential figure as monumental as that of sprint sensation Usain Bolt to possibly drive the sport on the island and even region-wise. The Canadian, who in May took the reins of the scandal-hit confederation which governs football in North and Central America and the Caribbean, was speaking against the backdrop of Bolt’s historic and sensational ‘triple-triple’ at the recent Rio Olympic Games. Bolt&rs ... Read More



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