The quest begins

Jill McIntosh (left) provides instructions to Sasher-Gaye Henry
(centre) and Vangelee Williams at yesterday’s training session.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica will launch its bid for more sporting glory when its talented athletes announce themselves at the XX Commonwealth Games here today. They will see action, not at Hampden Park where thousands wait with bated breath for the defining track and field party of the multi ... Read More

BOLT… you are
pretty much telling
people that this is a
way out, it's a way of
beating the system Bolt blasts officials for reducing Gay's doping ban
GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) — Sprint super star Usain Bolt has criticised anti-doping officials fo ... Read More

Beaches Negril’s Alton Green (right) shields the ball away from his Petersfield opponent Akeem Whyte during action in the Westmoreland Football Association’s
Captain’s Bakery and Grill Major League final at the Llandilo playing field last week. Beaches Negril cop all titles in WFA's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League
LLANDILO, Westmoreland - BEACHES Negril made sure their first season in the Westmoreland Football As ... Read More

ATKINSON…expected to medal
in the 50m and
breaststroke Alia Atkinson to lead plunge into the pool
GLASGOW, Scotland — By the strictest of measures, Alia Atkinson cannot be considered a minnow ... Read More

Bryan, Brown make historic leap into final

BY PAUL A REID OBSERVER WRITER | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Christoff Bryan
stretches as he awaits
his turn to jump.

EUGENE, USA — History was created in the men's high jump during yesterday's second day of the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships after two Jamaicans, Christoff Bryan and Clayton Brown, qualified for tomorrow's final here at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. It was the first time two men from Jamaica were qualifying for a global high jump final and Brown admitted he was surprised he made it that far as he did not do particularly well. Bryan, who has a personal best of 2.23m and competing ... Read More

Blake's season ends after surgery

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

BLAKE… had to have an
operation a couple of days ago

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery in Germany to repair a damaged hamstring muscle. The Jamaican sprinter damaged the muscle while competing at the Diamond League meet in Glasgow, earlier this month. "Right now he's on crutches, he had to have an operation a couple of days ago," said Blake's coach Glen Mills. "The injury was quite severe and the original prognosis was misdiagnosed and he went to ... Read More

Athletes seek better fortunes in longer sprints

By Paul Reid | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Athletes seek better
fortunes in longer sprints

EUGENE, USA — It will be a short rest for 100m sprinters at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships after yesterday's end of the 100m for both sexes. They will now turn their attention to two rounds of the 200m on today's third day at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. World Youth champion Michael O'Hara gets his chance in his favoured event and will fly the Jamaican flag along with Jevaughn Minzie. Kedisha Dallas and Nattaliah Whyte will contest the women's section with the finals set f ... Read More

PHOTO: Games open

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Jamaica's flag bearer Warren Weir leads the country's delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. The XX Commonwealth Games, comprising 17 sporting disciplines, will end on Sunday, August 3. See story in Sport. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) GAMES OPEN --> Read More

Dick's hat-trick propels Eagles over St Catherine

BY GERALD REID Observer Writer | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Michael Dick (second right) of the St Thomas Eagles makes a successful appeal
after trapping Trevor Morrison (third left) of St Catherine Parish lbw to complete
his hat-trick in their Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 Cricket
Competition at Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday. (PHOTOS: LLOYD BROOKS)

MICHAEL Dick's hat-trick gave St Thomas Eagles an exciting 13-run win over St Catherine, as the 2014 Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket competition continued at the Kensington Cricket Club, Preston Road in Rollington Town, East Kingston, on the weekend. It was the Eagles second win from three games, as they joined back St Catherine at the top of the group with six points each, while it was the first defeat for the losers in three starts. Batting first, the St Thomas Eagles ... Read More

Jamaica face Windward test in second round of U-15 tournament

BY SHERDON COWAN | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Host Jamaica will brace for a stern test against the Windward Islands when the two face-off in the second round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-15 tournament at Kensington Cricket Club today. The Jamaicans, led by captain Raewin Senior, held their composure to defeat Barbados in their first-round game, and that effort will see them brimming with confidence going into this assignment. However, the Windwards, who succumbed to Trinidad and Tobago, will be hoping to make ame ... Read More

Bring it on!

BY NIK SIMON IN GLASGOW | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Artistes perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

The spotlight fell on Scotland last night as the eyes of the world turned to Glasgow for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. On the warmest evening of the year, the colours of 71 different nations transformed Celtic Park into a sea of brightness and the mood of the host city shone through. Not even the absence of Usain Bolt, who opted not to attend the ceremony, could detract from the fever that has welcomed the next 11 days of competition. There were more than 40,000 fans pa ... Read More

Lewis, Smith shine after Williams' best

Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Everyone watches as Oshane Thomas (right) catches Keon Harding to bring the Barbados innings to a close yesterday.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Ramaal Lewis and Odean Smith restored the balance of power to leave Jamaica hunting for a victory, after a career-best spell from Barbados captain Chad Williams restricted them to a narrow first innings lead in the Regional Under-19 Tournament yesterday here. Lewis, the Jamaica and incumbent West Indies Under-19 captain, captured 5-75 from 29.1 overs with his flighty off-spin to end with match figures of 10-122, as Barbados were dismissed for 211 in the second i ... Read More

Raise the bar!

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb (left), makes a point to FIFA Instructor Dawn Scott (second
left) and Kim Mair, CEO of sponsors, the Joan Duncan Foundation, at the start of the JMMB
FIFA/JFF Women's Coaching Course at the JFF Football Academy, University of the West Indies
on Monday. JFF President Captain Horace Burrell looks on.

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, on Monday, urged coaches at the FIFA/Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women's Coaching Course to raise the standard of female football in island and qualify for a historic World Cup. "Lets raise the standard of football not only in Jamaica but throughout the region as we all know that Jamaica is the standard bearer," Webb, also a FIFA ice-president said. "Captain (Horace Burrell) reminds us all the time that Jamaica is the first English-speaking country in the ... Read More

Sprinters flop

By Paul Reid | Thursday, July 24, 2014    

Jaheel Hyde
(right) chases
Bahrain’s Ali
Khamis Khamis
in the men’s
400m hurdles
first-round heat

EUGENE, USA — Jamaica failed to earn a medal in either section of the 100m at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships here at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, yesterday, after none of the three athletes managed to get past the semi-finals. Despite having the seventh fastest time of 10.43 seconds (-0.3m/s), Jevaughn Minzie was third in his semi-final, missing an automatic qualifying spot, while Michael O'Hara jogged to a 10.70 seconds (0.0m/s) clocking in his semi-final and was never a fa ... Read More



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