Cedella Marley vows allegiance to Reggae Girlz

Jamaica’s Donna-Kay Henry (#4) celebrates her goal against
Mexico in the CONCACAF Women's Championship Group B
match at the RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC, on
Tuesday. Mexico won 3-1.

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — One dream has died. But global ambassador Cedella Marley is eager to work with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to create more dreams for women's football. Tuesday evening, the Reggae Girlz fell to a 1-3 defeat to highly fancied Mexico in the CONCACAF Wome ... Read More

Holy Trinity players celebrate their 3-2 penalty win
over Clarendon College in the ISSA/LIME Super
Cup last Saturday. Holy Trinity will face Garvey
Maceo in the quarter-finals inside the National
Stadium today. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) Super showdowns highlight Lime Cup quater-final round
THE National Stadium and Sabina Park will once again come alive when they host what should be four m ... Read More

Jahwani Hinds (right) in a light-hearted discussion with head coach Andrew
Edwards (left) and head of delegation and president of the St James Football
Association Gregory Daley. Injured Under-17 Boyz captain Hinds languishes off the field
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It has been a heart-wrenching experience for Jamaica's Under-17 captai ... Read More

David Cote from Air Canada Vacations in action in the 20th
annual Baxter Travel Golf Tournament at the Sandals Golf and
Country Club in St Ann, yesterday. Canadian golfers tee off at Sandals weekend
THE 20th annual Baxter Travel Golf Tournament slated for the Sandals Golf and Country Club teed off ... Read More

Barbican, 'Los P' battle for women's KO title

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

Barbican double goalscorer
Shantel Bailey (right) being
challenged by Imanie Richards
of Waterhouse during
Saturday's Sherwin Williams
Women's Premier League
football first leg semi-final
match at Spanish Town Prison

MID-SEASON champions Barbican Football Club will go in search of their second title this season when they face off with Los Perfectos Football Club in the final of the Sherwin Williams Colourscape Knockout competition today. Both teams have maintained good attacking form and will be meeting for the first time this season, which should result in a keenly contested encounter. Barbican have been the most dominant outfit and are yet to be beaten in all competitions. Armed with the competition's le ... Read More

Bigbrowngreyhope fancied for Royal Dad Trophy

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, October 25, 2014    

Bigbrowngreyhope (Dane Nelson) fitted with the cheek
pieces gets the job done. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Morning line favourite Bigbrowngreyhope on target for win number two, faces seven rivals in the Royal Dad Trophy highlighter at Caymanas Park today. The Royal Dad highlight event of the day's 10-race card, a Restricted Stakes call for imported three-year-olds and upward (NW3) and native-bred three-year-olds will go 1,820 metres for a purse of $851,500. Positioned as the penultimate race on the card, the Royal Dad is scheduled to go to post at approximately 4:35 pm with first post at 12:10 pm. ... Read More

'Bod' to the bone

BY RUDDY ALLEN | Saturday, October 25, 2014    

National fitness athlete Ayanna
Samuels (left) tries out one of her
poses moments before
participating in the first round of
elimination at the 42nd staging
of the 2014 CACBBFC held in St
Maarten earlier this month. At right is Samuels competing on stage

ALTHOUGH not making it to the final elimination round, figure and fitness national athlete Ayanna Samuels has expressed great satisfaction with her performance at the 42nd staging of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships (CACBBFC), which was held in St Maarten earlier this month. Speaking to the Jamaica Observer, Samuels said that after a five-day experience, the CACBBFC was a fantastic growth opportunity in her development as a fitness athlete. "Compet ... Read More

Champs Melbourne, St Elizabeth hunt 50-over final spot

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

DEFENDING cham-pions Melbourne Cricket Club (CC) and St Elizabeth CC will battle for a spot in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition when they meet in the semi-final at Manley Horne Park today. St Catherine CC and GC Foster will meet in a St Catherine derby in the other semi-final fixture at Chedwin Park. Both games are scheduled to commence at 9:30 am. Following their narrow three-run win over the University of the West Indies (UWI), Melbourne's all ... Read More

Regional cricketers buoyed by new franchise system

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

DEONARINE... this franchise system allows everyone to make a
living from cricket

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana players have praised the new regional first-class format, which will see a professional franchise system instituted for the first time in the annual competition. Under the new franchise system, players will be paid a monthly salary as professionals, instead of the match fees paid in the past under the old format. Out-of-favour Test player Narsingh Deonarine said the idea was one which would benefit players not only financially but in improving their gam ... Read More

Carter, Bonner in one-day squad for Sri Lanka series

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

BONNER... Jamaican drafted for
Windies A one-day squad

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Left-handed stroke-maker Jonathan Carter is among four players called up for the West Indies A team's three-match one-day tour of Sri Lanka starting next month. West Indies selectors yesterday named Carter, along with right-hander Nkrumah Bonner, off-spinner Ashley Nurse and fast bowler Ronsford Beaton, to join the bulk of the squad already in Sri Lanka for the ongoing unofficial 'Test' series. The four new players will replace leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, off- ... Read More

No success for former Windies pacer Lawson as US lose

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

Jermaine Lawson (Photo:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — Former West Indies pacer Jermaine Lawson went wicket-less as United States crashed to a five-wicket loss to hosts Malaysia in their second game of the International Cricket Council World Cricket League Division Three 50-overs tournament here yesterday. The right-armer, who played 13 Tests for West Indies, sent down eight overs for 44 runs and watched as Malaysia chased down their target of 187 at the Bayumas Oval. Shafiq Sharif stroked 59 not out and Suharr ... Read More

U17 Boyz defeat Cuba 3-0, advance to CFU final

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter | Friday, October 24, 2014 7:41 PM    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica advanced to the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under -17 Championship after defeated Cuba 3-0 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium Friday. Jamaica will now play hosts Haiti on Sunday to determine the champion of the region. Hot striker Nicholas Nelson who came off the bench in the 61st minute bagged a brace, scoring in the 82nd and 85th minutes. The Hydel High School student has now scored six goals at this championship following his hat trick against ... Read More

U-17 Boyz progress but work still to be done

Friday, October 24, 2014    

A small pocket of Jamaican fans cheer on the Under-17 Reggae Boyz in their CFU qualifying game against Guadeloupe at the
Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. Jamaica won 3-2.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It was mission accomplished for head coach Andrew Edwards as Jamaica's Under-17s beat Guadeloupe 3-2 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium on Wednesday. "First of all we are very happy that we have been able to achieve objective number one which is to advance to the CONCACAF Qualifiers to the World Cup in Chile next year," Edwards told the Jamaica Observer, immediately following the game. Nicholas Nelson of Hydel High bagged a hat-trick netting in the fourth, 27th and 80th ... Read More

Under-17 Boyz tackle Spanish neighbours for group honours

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Jamaica Under-17 Assistant Coach Omar Edwards (third
right) takes the players through exercise drills at the
Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz, buoyed by securing a spot into the CONCACAF Qualifying Round for the FIFA World Cup, now turn their attention to Cuba as they hunt top spot in Group B of the Caribbean Football Union Championship. Jamaica will be action once again at the Sylvio Cator Stadium against Cuba at 5:30 pm (Jamaican time) before Martinique and Guadeloupe, both pointless, meet at 3:30 pm. Both Jamaica and Cuba are on six points and are safely through ... Read More



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