Hard to swallow!

Tivoli Gardens’ Jermaine Johnson (left) dribbles away from Harbour View’s Evon Taylor in their RSPL match at the National Stadium on Monday night. Harbour View won 2-1. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

For the second game running, Tivoli Gardens FC assistant coach Damion Gordon was left lamenting his team’s finishing after a defeat in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). On Monday, they surrendered an early lead to fall 1-2 to struggling Harbour View FC in the feature game of a double-head ... Read More

SHELTON... I’m working on my fitness and my confidence to get back Luton Shelton reinvents himself at old club Harbour View
Luton Shelton was drained after only 45 minutes of action upon his return from a lengthy injury layo ... Read More

Humble Lion skipper Ricardo Campbell (right) tries to shake Boys’ Town’s Garfield Gillespie during their RSPL game at the National Stadium on Monday night. Humble Lion won 2-1. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Humble Lion coach disappointed even in victory
Boys’ Town FC sunk deeper in relegation mire after a 1-2 loss to semi-final chasing Humble Lio ... Read More

Catherine Goodall (left), beverage marketing manager of LASCO Distributors Limited smiles while in discussion with JBA President Courtney Henry (right) at a press launch at the Jamaica Olympic Association’s offices yesterday. Sharing the occasion are players Katherine Wynter and Gareth Henry. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood) Jamaican badminton players to match strides with foreign counterparts
PLAYERS from eight overseas countries are expected to participate in the third staging of the Jamaic ... Read More

Five Star receives high rating in race six

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

Five Star should make no mistake in the sixth race at Caymanas Park today. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

With no feature race carded, a native-bred three-year-old event will take centre stage on a well-supported nine-race midweek programme at Caymanas Park today. Slotted at race number six, the maiden condition race has attracted a very competitive-looking field of 13 runners going 1,300 metres for a purse of $768,000. Post time is approximately 3:45 pm, with the first post at 1:15 pm. Based on past performances, Silver Rocket, Twilight Storm, Blood Song, along with Five Star, who dislodged his r ... Read More

Photo: Back to roots

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

SHELTON... I’m working on my fitness and my confidence to get back

SHELTON... I’m working on my fitness and my confidence to get back Read More

Thomas savours US indoor shot put record

BY PAUL REID Observer writer | Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

THOMAS... hopes to transfer form to outdoor competition (Photo: Observer file)

Days after setting a new national indoor record in the shot put at a meet in Kent, Ohio, on Saturday, Olympian Danniel Thomas has set her sights on taking her form to the outdoors. The former Frome Technical and Edwin Allen High athlete set a new lifetime best 18.32m to beat the 18.19m set by former Jamaican thrower Kimberly Barrett in February 2005 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The mark was further than the outdoor record of 18.28m, also set by Barrett in Florida in May 2004. Thomas told ... Read More

Antigua lose second straight as Honduras dominate

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (CMC) — Honduras produced a ruthless second-half blitz to condemn Antigua and Barbuda to their second-straight defeat of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship with a 4-1 humbling here on Monday. Playing in Group A at the Estadio Nacional, the Antiguans trailed just 0-1 at half-time, but the floodgates opened in the second stanza to see the Hondurans run out easy winners and post their second victory on the trot. The Central Americans lie second in the standings on six p ... Read More

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg football match against Monaco at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, yesterday. Manchester City won 5-3. (Photo: AFP)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and dizzyingly end-to-end Champions League last-16 first-leg encounter at a rocking Etihad Stadium yesterday. Raheem Sterling put City ahead, only for Kylian Mbappe to level and Radamel Falcao to score twice — the second goal a magnificent chip — as Leonardo Jardim’s side moved into a 3-2 lead. But City struck three times in the last 19 minutes through Aguero&rsqu ... Read More

Ball in Bravo’s court — Cameron

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

BRAVO... is West Indies’ leading Test batsman with 3,400 runs from 49 Tests and at average of 40 (Photo: WICB)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has remained vague on the future of embattled left-hander Darren Bravo. With the career of the Trinidadian up in the air following his sending home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November, Cameron refused to be drawn definitively on the player’s future, saying only “the ball is in his court”. “My understanding is that Mr Bravo has met with the executive of the ... Read More

Roach, Cornwall in President’s XI squad to face England

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

CORNWALL... was superb in taking 23 wickets in the ‘Test’ series against Sri Lanka A (Photo: WICB)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies A gloveman Jahmar Hamilton has been named to captain the WICB President’s XI in a one-day game against touring England next Monday in St Kitts. The 26-year-old Leeward Islands Hurricanes player will lead a side which includes Test bowler Kemar Roach, Windies A all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall, and prolific Windward Islands Volcanoes batsman Sunil Ambris. Hamilton toured Sri Lanka last October as part of the squad for the three-match four-day ... Read More

Mourinho gives no guarantees on Rooney future

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

ROONEY... Manchester United legend (Photo: AFP)

SAINT-Ã TIENNE, France (AFP) — Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho was coy on questions over Wayne Rooney’s future at the club as he confirmed the striker was still not fit enough to return for their Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne. There have been rumours that Rooney, who is no longer an integral part of the United side under Mourinho, could eventually leave for the mega-rich Chinese Super League. “You have to ask him,” said Mourinho yesterday, when a ... Read More

Incredible Hulk blasts Shanghai to victory

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

Brazilian footballer Hulk of Shanghai SIPG poses for a portrait during a season launch event in Shanghai last week. (Photo: AFP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Brazilian forward Hulk blasted Shanghai SIPG to a 1-0 victory over FC Seoul, but the big-spending Chinese giants needed to survive a penalty and a red card before winning their AFC Champions League opener yesterday. Hulk’s rocket of a strike on 53 minutes got Andre Villas-Boas’s team off to a winning start in Group F, where they lie second on goal difference after Urawa Red Diamonds’ 4-0 demolition of Western Sydney Wanderers. SIPG have splash ... Read More

Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shake-up

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

This file photo taken on February 8, 2017, shows NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson (in black) during the game between the UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was yesterday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad. Lakers president and part-owner Jeanie Buss also announced the firing of general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice-president of basketball operations Jim Buss, Jeanie’s brother and son of former owner Jerry Buss, who died in 2013. “Today I took a series of ac ... Read More



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