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Champs STETHS book D'Cup final spot

STETHS goal-scorer Shawn Genus (foreground) is challenged by Dinthill Technical's Kereem Burrell in yesterday's
ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup semi-final game at Jarrett Park. Genus scored as STETHS won the game 1-0 to advance to next
week's final against Clarendon College. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are into their fourth straight ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup schoolboy football final after beating Dinthill Technical 1-0 in their semi-final game at Jarettt Park yesterday. Shawn Genus' fortuitous first-half go ... Read More

Jamaica College captain Junior Flemmings (centre) holds the Manning Cup aloft after it was presented to him by LIME’s vice-president of marketing Carlo
Redwood (yellow shirt) when the Old Hope Road-based school defeated Charlie Smith High 2-1 in the final of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup at the National
Stadium yesterday. Also pictured are other members of the victorious team and ISSA president Dr Walton Small (right). (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) JC repeat - Old Hope Road-based school retains Manning Cup title
Jamaica College (JC) carved out an extra time 2-1 win over Charlie Smith High to retain their ISSA/L ... Read More

Juniors practising their shots at the Jamaica Skeet Club recently. Fireworks as junior shooters take to the range
FIREWORKS are expected when the second staging of the Digicel Cup Inter-school Clay Challenge shoots ... Read More

The MBU trio of (from left) Kemiro James, Omar Gordon and
Dino Williams could hold the fate of their team in their
collective hands in today's Flow Champions Cup final against
Reno FC at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
(PHOTOS: PAUL REID) Western derby as MBU, Reno battle for Flow Cup
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will be goin ... Read More

Thunders clap Dynamites in JPL Twenty20

BY SHERDON COWAN | Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Captain of Spanish Town Titans Danza Hyatt
plays a shot through the covers while Kingston
Hurricane's wicketkeeper Jevoy Spence looks on
during their JPL Twenty20 contest at Melbourne
Cricket Oval yesterday. Titans won by six
wickets. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON)

Mandeville Thunders secured their first victory in the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Jamaica Premier League (JPL) Twenty20 tournament when they thrashed University Dynamites by 47 runs at Melbourne Cricket Oval yesterday. A 74-run sixth-wicket partnership between Gary Graham and Jamie Merchant led the Thunders to a daunting total from their allotted overs, before restricting the Dynamites to 129. Scores: Mandeville Thunders 177-6 (20 overs); University Dynamites 129-8 (20 overs). Mandevil ... Read More

Showers of 'Blesstine' at the Park

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Jockey Dennis Brown (left) embraces trainer
Roy Matthews after the massive upset
victory at odds of 506-1 aboard Blesstine at
Caymanas Park yesterday.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

If journeyman jockey Dennis Brown and trainer Roy Matthews had their way, promoting company for racing Caymanas Track Limited would have to buy a new tote board. The tote board at the Park is only able to show odds up to 99 to one. Well, Brown who has been out of the racing for over 10 years and who only returned to the saddle last week, combined with Matthews to produce one of the longest odds winners in the history of racing at Caymanas Park which started in 1959, setting the cat among the pi ... Read More

Reggae Boyz manager says Caribbean Cup success was no accident

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, November 23, 2014    

CFU president Gordon Derrick (with trophy in hand) about to present Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz captain Rodolph Austin with the cup as other team members
celebrate. Jamaica had defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on penalties to lift the 2014 edition of the CFU Caribbean Cup at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on
Tuesday night. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Reggae Boyz needed to win the Caribbean Football Union's Caribbean Cup to restore some credibility in the programme that had taken a battering, says team manager Roy Simpson. Simpson, who led the celebration charge onto the field after Trinidad and Tobago's Khalem Hyman missed the final kick in the penalty shoot-out at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday night, said he never had any doubt the Jamaican team would have risen to the occasion. "We ... Read More

KSAFA leagues kick off today with double-header

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

The 2014 Jamaica National/KSAFA Major and Super League football competitions will kick off today with a double-header at the Barbican Football Field. At 1:00 pm, the 2013 semi-finalists Marverly/Hughenden FC will play Duhaney Park FC in the Major League opener. In the second game at the venue at 3:00 pm, the 2013 Major League winners Bull Bay FC will tackle demoted Premier League team August Town FC in the first encounter of the new Super League season. August Town start the campaign as favou ... Read More

Barbados, Jamaica clash hit by rain again

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Members of the Jamaica Franchise contingent congregate at Sabina Park ahead of yesterday’s departure to Barbados where they will face Barbados Pride in
the WICB Professional League. The four-day game begins tomorrow. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) — Heavy rains once again forced the abandonment of play in the WICB Professional Cricket League second-round game between Barbados Pride and Jamaica Franchise here yesterday. A strong weather system, which moved into the area late Thursday, continued to dump torrential rains across the island, leaving the Windward Sports Club ground under water for the second straight day. Once the weather clears, play on today's third day is scheduled to bowl off at 9:30 am. ... Read More

Federer, Wawrinka give Swiss Davis Cup lead over France

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka (right) return the ball during the doubles tennis match on the second day of the Davis Cup final between
France and Switzerland at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, northern France, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

LILLE, France (AFP) -- Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka gave Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final with a commanding doubles win over Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in Lille yesterday. The world number two and four were in charge from the start and bossed the rubber from the net and the baseline to win 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. The win means that the Swiss are just one victory away from capturing the first Davis Cup title in their history. That could come today when the reverse ... Read More

Yesterday's horse racing results

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Campesino

Track Condition : Dirt : Good NOTE: Dividends are based on a J$50.00 bet for Win,Place,Exacta,Quinella,Double,Triple & Pick-4. All other bets J$5. Race 1 1820 M (Purse $715,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE Pos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place 1. #3 JUNIOR DON DaneNelson 53.0 *1/4 67.00 67.00 2. #4 SMART TRAIN GSergeon 51.0 9/2 5 1/2 79.00 3. #7 ROVING STAR LBailey 53.0 10/1 13 85.00 4. #2 MISS ADDI DAThomas 50.5 57/1 16 ... Read More

Rosberg in pole position but Hamilton favourite for title today

Sunday, November 23, 2014    

Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg drives during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi yesterday ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula
One Grand Prix. (PHOTOS: AFP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) -- Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but admitted it was only a "small step" in his desperate battle to stop his arch-rival teammate taking the Formula One drivers' title today. Rosberg produced a lap 0.386 seconds faster than Hamilton to extend Mercedes' record breaking domination of the season going into the double points finale. The 29-year-old German produced his best lap of the weekend when he most needed ... Read More

JC defeat Charlie Smith 2-1 to take 2014 Manning Cup title

Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:03 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica College have defended their Manning Cup title defeating Charlie Smith 2-1 in the 2014 final at the National Stadium Saturday afternoon. Charlie Smith, ending the game with 10 men, were unable to withstand the might of JC who are gunning for four schoolboy football titles this year. In an evenly contested first half JC came the closer to hitting the back of the net when captain Junior Fleming headed a cross to the far corner, only to be denied by Charlie Smith ... Read More

PCL Cricket: Rain forces cancellation of second day in Barbados/Jamaica match

Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:36 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The second day of the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament match between Barbados Pride and Jamaica was called off this morning because of torrential rain in Barbados. The teams arrived at the match venue ahead of the rescheduled start – but several parts of the ground were under water with no significant improvement in the weather over the last 24 hours, a report from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said Saturday morning. Umpires Gregory B ... Read More



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