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Gayle hints at quitting the Test game

West Indies cricketer Chris
Gayle competes in a game of
football during a training in
Perth on Wednesday.
(PHOTO: AFP)

PERTH, Australia (CMC) — West Indies opener Chris Gayle has hinted at the possibility of retiring from Test cricket if his recurring back problems cannot cope with a tight international schedule. Gayle says he plans to assess his future after the ICC World Cup when he meets with officials of ... Read More

Carlo Redwood (third left), vice-president of marketing at LIME, share a photo opportunity with geared up representatives of sponsors ahead of an exhibition game at the
launch of the LIME National Street Futsal competition at the Football Factory on Wednesday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Match made in heaven
TELECOMMUNICATIONS firm LIME officially launched the LIME National Street Futsal tournament at the F ... Read More

Special Olympics Jamaica
athlete Keneil Rhoden
celebrates after
anchoring the national
team to a first-place
finish in the 4x100
metres in a time of
47.30 seconds at
the recent
Gibson/McCook
Relays. His team
members in the event were
Keith Ricketts, Kayan
Russell and Akeem Palmer. Special Olympics athletes light up Gibson/McCook Relays
Jamaica's sprinters to the Special Olympics World Summer Games lit up proceedings inside the Nationa ... Read More

NARINE... withdrew just before the squad
left the region for the World Cup Windies missing spin heroics of Narine, says Lloyd
PERTH, Australia (CMC) — Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd says West Indies are desperately mi ... Read More

BIGGA ambassador —  Soft drink brand inks deal with Javon Francis

Friday, March 06, 2015    

FRANCIS... this partnership is a big moment for me

BIGGA Soft Drink, flagship brand of The Wisynco Group Limited, has has signed teenage track sensation Javon Francis, it was announced recently. Dubbed 'Donkey Man' for his galloping burst of speed like a thoroughbred on the race track, Francis -- a master at 200m and 400m -- caught the eyes of the world while anchoring Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x400m at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Francis, starting his lap in fifth place, galloped to 44.00 seconds to power Jamaica to ... Read More

Mt Alvernia, Spot Valley clash in basketball feature

Friday, March 06, 2015    

Mt Alvernia High's Shaneray Wilkins (left)
gets away from Holland High's Tatianna
Fagan in Wednesday's opening ISSA
Western Conference Girls Basketball Open
game at Mt Alvernia. The home school won
52-10. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Defending champions Mt Alvernia High will meet Spot Valley High in a repeat of last year's final when they clash in the first game of an ISSA Western Conference Girls Basketball Open double-header at Holland High this afternoon. Game time is 2:00 pm. Mt Alvernia lost twice in the regular season last time around before turning the tables on Spot Valley in the final to win their first title. In today's second game, Holland High will host former national champions Mus ... Read More

Windies problems mirror crisis in Caricom — Dr Anthony

Friday, March 06, 2015    

St Lucia PM Kenny Anthony

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The problems hampering West Indies cricket mirror a crisis plaguing the Caribbean Community, the St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has argued. As such, Anthony is calling for an overhaul of the structure of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the body which governs the sport in the region. However, while insisting that change is needed, the St Lucian leader does not believe politicians should interfere with the administration of the sport. "The W ... Read More

Cricket World Cup: Results and standings

Friday, March 06, 2015 12:01 PM    

SYDNEY, Australia — World Cup results and standings on Friday: Pool A At Perth West Indies 182 all out (Jason Holder 57) v India 185-6 India won by four wickets Standings (played, won, lost tied, no result, points, run rate) Pool A New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 8 +3.589 Sri Lanka 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.128 Australia 4 2 1 0 1 5 +1.804 Bangladesh 4 2 1 0 1 5 +1.182 -------------------------------- England 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.201 Afghanistan 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.953 Scotland 4 0 ... Read More

Cricket World Cup: India scrape past Windies to book quarter-final spot

Friday, March 06, 2015 9:26 AM    

India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni (left) takes a run past West Indies bowler Jerome Taylor during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between India and the West Indies in Perth on Friday. (PHOTO: AFP)

PERTH, Australia (AFP) — Defending champions India survived a scare to beat the West Indies by four wickets at Perth's WACA Ground on Friday to remain unbeaten in the World Cup and so secure a place in the quarter-finals. Set a modest 183 to win by the West Indies in the Pool B match, the Indians made hard work of the run chase before captain Mahendra Singh Doni steered them home. Dhoni's calm 45 not out enabled India to make it four wins from four after they looked in real trouble at 13 ... Read More

Hue in battle

Friday, March 06, 2015    

Hue in
battle

Jermaine Hue of Harbour View (right) and Rupert Murray (left) of Sporting Central Academy vie for possession during their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Compound on Wednesday. Harbpur View won 2-0. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS) Hue in battle --> Read More

I want to win races — Shane Ellis

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, March 06, 2015    

ELLIS… Well, I am always in form. I have been riding well for some time now and I just want to
stay on top of my game and injury-free.

Former champion jockey Shane 'Canter Man' Ellis says once he remains fit he will ride winners during the present racing season. In the process, the man whose performances have earned him the title of 'big race jockey', announced his goal to ride over 100 winners for the year, including the winners of the Classic and other major races on the calendar. Last year, Ellis was able to win three of the five Classics races (Raeven Renae in the Oaks, Relampago in the Derby and St Leger) and capped off ... Read More

Several jockeys cautioned, fined, suspended by Racing Commission

Friday, March 06, 2015    

Marc Griffiths

THE stewards of the regulatory Jamaica Racing Commission are announcing the following disciplinary actions arising from inquiries held at the offices of the Jamaica Racing Commission on Tuesday, March 3. Jockey Delroy Beharie who rode Edison in the eighth (8th) race on Saturday, November 8, 2014, was cautioned for interference caused to The Guv leaving the 300-metre point. Beharie who rode Edison in the fifth race on Saturday, January 10, 2015 was fined $6,000.00 for intimidation and interferen ... Read More

I have one goal: to win the jockeys' championship, says Aaron Chatrie

Friday, March 06, 2015    

CHATRIE… I want to at least ride a Classic winner this year as well

IN-FORM jockey Aaron 'Iceman' Chatrie has vowed to give of his best in his quest to win the jockeys' championship. A win last Saturay aboard the Welsh Soutar-trained Eternal Joy enabled Chatrie to take his tally to 10 winners - fifth in the jockeys' standing behind joint leaders Omar Walker and Robert Halledeen3 who are both on 17 winners, Dane Nelson on 14, and Shane Ellis on 12. "My main aim at the moment is to be champion jockey. It is everybody's dream to be called a champion jockey, even ... Read More

PHOTO: Futsal feva!

Friday, March 06, 2015    

Carlo Redwood (foreground), vice-president of marketing at LIME share a photo opportunity with geared up representatives of sponsors ahead of an exhibition game at the launch of the LIME National Street Futsal competition at the Football Factory on Wednesday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)   Futsal feva! --> Read More



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