UPDATE: Bolt in row with British newspaper

“Journalist please don’t create lies to make headlines”.

GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) -- A row has broken out in Glasgow over comments a newspaper claimed were made by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to describe the Commonwealth Games currently underway here. The Times reporter, Katie Gibbons, claims  Bolt told her  that he thought “the Olympics ... Read More

Prince Edward, vice-patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation, on a visit to the main
media centre of the XX Commonwealth Games here yesterday. (PHOTO: SEAN WILLIAMS) Prince Edward Jamaica Observer reader
GLASGOW, Scotland — The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, says he is very aware of the Jamaica Ob ... Read More

Jill McIntosh (left), technical director of the Sunshine Girls, and head coach
Minneth Reynolds discuss team strategy during a training session last
COURTS AND BEST DRESSED CHICKEN) Sunshine Girls take aim at New Zealand
GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's netballers, already assured of a semi-final spot at the Commonwe ... Read More

Stephenie-Ann McPherson displaying
ultimate joy after winning the 400 metres
yesterday at the 20th Commonwealth
Games in Glasgow, Scotland. McPherson
won in a time of 50.67 seconds.
(PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Black, Green & Gold Rush
GLASGOW, Scotland — On a cool Glasgow night in front of a capacity Hampden Park crowd, somethi ... Read More

PHOTOS: Other Jamaicans competing at the Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Jamaica's Richard Barnes blows a kiss and waves to adoring fans
during the Cross Country Mountain Bike competition at the Commonwealth
Games yesterday.

1 - Jamaica's Richard Barnes blows a kiss and waves to adoring fans during the Cross Country Mountain Bike competition at the Commonwealth Games yesterday. 2 - Gareth Henry of Jamaica competes in the badminton men's singles against Paul Georges of Mauritius in the first round of singles competition yesterday at the Emirates Arena. Henry won 17-21, 21-15, 21-15 and now moves to next round. 3 - Geordine Henry returns a shot on her way to winning the women's singles match 21-4, 21-3 against Sofia ... Read More

Commonwealth Games gold a stepping stone, says Riley

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Andrew Riley is a picture of
happiness during the medals
ceremony yesterday.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Andrew Riley said to get a gold medal and not run at one's best is a blessing in itself. The 26-year-old, who won gold for Jamaica in the men's 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games last night, is not complaining and took the victory with both hands. "It wasn't one of my best races, but I was able to get the job done... I have had a lot of ups and down this season, but I thank God for taking me through to my first championship and I am grateful," he said after the ra ... Read More

Plans on course to professionalise first-class cricket

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says plans are well on course to professionalise first-class cricket in the region by next season. WICB president Dave Cameron says the regional first-class competition is being transformed into a "franchise" structure, similar to the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL)Twenty20 tournament currently in its second season. "We are moving towards a structure where we are going to have players from all over the region playing ... Read More

Lewis eyes Windies call-up

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

T&T opener Evin Lewis

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel opener Evin Lewis is hoping that his recent success with the bat could help him earn a call-up to the West Indies cricket team. Lewis has scored 192 runs in four games with two fifties in Caribbean Premier League (CPL), hitting his second successive fifty in the game against St Lucia Zouks. The left-handed batsman is eyeing selection with West Indies scheduled to play Bangladesh, India and South Africa in the coming months ... Read More

Bravo praises Helmot for inspiring Red Steel

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Dwayne Bravo captain of Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo has praised Australian coach Simon Helmot and credited him for making a huge difference to his team in the current Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament. The Red Steel are currently at the top of the standing with five wins from six matches. The only game they lost was the Super Over encounter against the Amazon Warriors. "He understands the players and knows how to get the best out of the ... Read More

Manchester teams hunt place in netball final

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Goal shooter Shauna Powell, of Rose Strikers, prepares to take
a shot during last Wednesday's quarter-final against Porus at
Manchester High. Rose Strikers won the game 19-8.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The finalists in the Manchester Netball League will be decided today with a semi-final double-header at Manchester High in Mandeville. In the curtain-raiser, set to tip off at 3:00 pm, defending champions Legendary will go up against Rose Strikers, while in the feature encounter at 4:00 pm, Holmwood Technical will battle Mile Gully. Except for Holmwood, all four teams advanced to the last four with comfortable quarter-final victories last Wednesday. Legendary th ... Read More

Knox Cup to kick off today

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Host Knox College face tough opening games against Kingston College and Muschett High.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Tournament organiser Courtney Jackson said everything is in place for the first staging of the Knox College pre-season tournament. The four-team football competition — set for the Brooks Park facility in Mandeville -- begins today and ends tomorrow. Four games are set for the opening day, starting with the Muschett-Glenmuir High tie (at 9:00) and the Knox-Kingston College (KC) encounter (at 10:15) in the morning session. The evening session pits Muschett ag ... Read More

Netball needs your help — Bernard

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

BERNARD... if they execute we should
get a better result than we have had in
the last two Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's tireless campaigner for netball Marva Bernard has something to say. She always does when it comes to her sport. As grateful as she may be for the support Jamaica's netball programme has been receiving in recent times from corporate Jamaica and Government, the Netball Jamaica president wants more. The basis of her argument is based fundamentally on two things. Firstly, her Sunshine Girls netball team has maintained a consistent world ranking in the top five a ... Read More

Jamaica leg of the 2014 Limacol CPL T20 goes BOGO

Wednesday, July 30, 2014    

Chris Gayle, captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs, arriving at the
Norman Manley International Airport for the Jamaica leg of the
2014 Limacol CPL T20 on Sunday.

AS the excitement heightens to fever pitch for the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20, Digicel is ensuring that even more cricket fans will have a chance to be a part of the biggest party in sport at Sabina Park. Officially announced yesterday, fans who purchase a ticket for the match with the Jamaica Tallawahs vs Antigua Hawksbills being played tomorrow, will receive another ticket free to take a friend to that same match. Speaking to the offer, James Wynne, Limacol CPL's Head of ... Read More

Jamaica’s McLaughlin, Calvert, Henry-Robinson progress to women’s 200m semi finals

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:16 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin, Schillonie Calvert and Samatha Henry-Robinson all progressed to the semi finals of the women’s 200 metre at the 20th Commonwealth Games underway in Glasgow, Scotland. McLaughlin won Heat 3 in 23.27 while Henry Robinson (23.18) finished second in Heat 2, behind Bianca Williams of Great Britain (22.97). Calvert won Heat 4 in 23.14 seconds. Favourite Nigeria’s Blessing Okabare took Heat 1 in 22.99 seconds.   Read More



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