Y-Speedos top Walter Lowi Swim meet

the 9-10 girls 100 metre
butterfly (FILE PHOTO)

Y-SPEEDOS Swim Club finished on top as 15 records tumbled at the pulsating one-day Walter Lowi Swim meet, which was the second meet of the season on the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) calendar at the National Aquatics Centre, recently. The swim club amassed a combined 266 points in ... Read More

Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Girlz (from left) Kendaya Jackson, Lyana Steele and Erin Mikalsen in a jubilant mood after their 2-1 win over Haiti in the Caribbean
Football Union (CFU) championship final at Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel in Puerto Rico recently. (PHOTO: KEVIN MIKALSEN) Pride and Joy! - Young Girlz induce coach’s delight
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Girlz assistant coach Xavier Gilbert h ... Read More

Jamaica Scorpions cricketers Damion Jacobs (left) and Andre McCarthy disembark the team bus
upon arriving at Sabina Park on Tuesday. The players were returning from Trinidad & Tobago
where they defeated the Red Force by six wickets in the third-round Professional Cricket League
match. (PHOTO: SANJAY MYERS) McCarthy hungry for more Scorpions' success
BATSMAN Andre McCarthy is a happy camper after scoring his maiden century in first-class cricket. B ... Read More

POLLARD... picked up the injury while fielding on Sunday Knee injury puts Pollard out of Ram Slam, Big Bash
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CMC) — A knee injury has ruled West Indies all-rounder Kieron Poll ... Read More

New coach - MBU outfit gets another instructor

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

NEIVA… will make
his Jamaican debut
on Monday

TUCKER, St James — The coaching carousel at Montego Bay United continues with Brazilian Leonardo Neiva becoming the club's seventh head coach in five years as well as the third this season, after the departure of American Timothy Hankinson earlier this month. The 37-year-old, who most recently coached in Tanzania and South Africa, has been signed to the end of the season, according to Montego Bay United's president Orville Powell. Neiva, who will make his Jamaican debut on Monday night ... Read More

Sixth annual National Deaf Sports Day starts tomorrow

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Students from Advancing Deaf Kidz Jamaica at last year's national sports day.

The Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD), through the Advancing Deaf Kidz Jamaica (ADKJ) project, is partnering with Deaf Sports Jamaica (DSJ) to host the sixth annual two-day National Deaf Sports Day at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl. The event, scheduled to take place tomorrow and Saturday, will get underway at 9:00 am on both days. The participants will compete in activities such as netball, football, track and field and table tennis. New projects -- dominoes, cheerleading ... Read More

'Team player' Campbell enjoyed marathon-bowling spell

Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:29 PM    

CAMPBELL... I am a team player

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Scorpions player John Campbell says he is willing to bowl plenty of overs if that is what the team requires. Campbell, mainly a left-handed opening batsman, led the Scorpions to a six-wicket victory against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force with his part-time off-spin bowling. He took 7-73 off 30 overs and five balls to help dismiss the home team for 175 in the second innings of their WICB Professional Cricket League encounter at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad an ... Read More

Scorpions captain lauds team effort

Thursday, November 26, 2015 3:35 PM    

Jamaica Scorpions Captain Paul Palmer (File photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Scorpions Captain Paul Palmer praised the all-round effort of his team after defeating Trinidad & Tobago Red Force in the third-round WICB Professional Cricket League match at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobabgo. Jamaica Scorpions won their second game of the season after beating the hosts by six wickets in the four-day encounter. "We stuck to our plans and executed them adequately and I think that brought us the win. We did what we had to do in part ... Read More

Frater appointed to IAAF Athletes' Commission

Thursday, November 26, 2015 2:58 PM    

Michael Frater (File photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican sprinter Michael Frater was today appointed by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council to the IAAF Athletes’ Commission. His appointment, which was confirmed at Thursday’s IAAF Council meeting, comes after he had failed to be elected to the commission by his peers in March. Athletes' peers elect 12 of the 18 members who comprise the IAAF Athletes’ Commission while the IAAF appoints the other six. The other new memb ... Read More

Windies arrive for tough Aussie assignment

Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:13 PM    

BRISBANE, Australia (CMC) – West Indies made a quiet arrival in the picturesque east coast city here Thursday, to begin preparation for their three-Test series against Australia staring next month. The squad, led by captain Jason Holder, arrived via New York and Los Angeles following two days of travel from the Caribbean. West Indies will train their attention first on a five-day camp at the Allan Border Field here before taking on a young Cricket Australia XI in a four-day game starting ... Read More

South Africa 11-2 in reply to India's 215

Thursday, November 26, 2015    

South Africa's wicketkeeper Dane Vilas (left) reacts as teammate AB de Villiers dives to stop a shot
by India's Murali Vijay during play on the first day of the third Test cricket match between India and
South Africa at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

NAGPUR, India (AFP) — South Africa, replying to India's 215, were 11 for two at stumps on the opening day of the third Test in Nagpur on Wednesday. Opener Dean Elgar was unbeaten on seven and skipper Hashim Amla had yet to score after Stiaan van Zyl (0) and nightwatchman Imran Tahir (4) fell before close. India were earlier dismissed in the post-tea session, with opener Murali Vijay top-scoring with 40 when the hosts won the toss and elected to bat on a dry, dusty pitch at the VCA stadiu ... Read More

Flow Sports launched across the Caribbean

Thursday, November 26, 2015    

The Flow
building on
Crescent in

Flow's sports fans are the winners with the news that Cable & Wireless (C&W) launched its new sports network, Flow Sports, on Monday. With the arrival of the first Caribbean-based, region-wide High Definition sports network, Flow's TV customers can now access new, exciting and high quality sports programming, featuring the best local and international action. And in another big win for Flow's customers, the new channel is available in Flow's Basic TV package. Subscribers in Jamaica can ... Read More

Muschett High seek to rebound in U-16 basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Cornwall College’s Ojay
Marshall (left) tries to
get away from Muschett
High’s Hakeen Baker in
Monday’s ISSA Western
Conference boys’ Under-
16 basketball game in
Wakefield, Trelawny.

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Former champions Muschett High will today seek to rebound from Monday's loss to Cornwall College, when they host St James High in an ISSA Western Conference Under-16 boys' basketball game in Wakefield, Trelawny. Muschett High gave up a first-quarter lead to lose to Cornwall College 39-47 and will be hoping to rebound against St James, who have won just once in three games played so far. Tomorrow Cornwall College will host William Knibb in a double-header that coul ... Read More

Reno seek to end RSPL winless streak

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Reno's Denmark
Gillings (centre)
tries to slip by the
Boys’ Town pair of
Trevin Garnett
(left) and Rafeik

FROME, Westmoreland — Former champions FC Reno will hope to snap a nine-game winless run when they host Harbour View FC in their second-round Red Stripe Premier League game at Frome Sports Club on Sunday, starting at 3:00 pm. FC Reno have slipped out of the top three places in the points tables, all the way down to seventh place, after starting the season with three wins from their first four games. The Westmoreland-based club that just managed to retain their place in the Premier Lea ... Read More



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