JC pip Trinity

DEFENDING champions Jamaica
College (JC) made a good start in
the second round of the Inter-
Secondary Schools Sports Association
(ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football
competition with a 2-1 win over Holy
Trinity High, while Charlie Smith
High were held to a 1-1 stalemate by
Innswood High in the feature
game of the double-header at
Prison Oval yesterday.
JC now sit atop Group J
with three points, while
Holy Trinity will
Turn to DCUP
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Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) made a good start in the second round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition with a 2-1 win over Holy Trinity High, while Charlie Smith High were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Innswood High in the feature g ... Read More

Donna-Kay Henry (#4) of Jamaica celebrates after scoring in the first half of
Tuesday’s game. Reggae Girlz crash out
WASHINGTON, DC, United States — The Reggae Girlz were brave against the Mexicans. But accordin ... Read More

WEBB... football in the Caribbean
provides aspiration, inspiration
and hope Football is a game of power, says CONCACAF boss
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb officially welcomed attendees to the Soccere ... Read More

Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Glendon Harris (left) presents Lindon Thompson with the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports during the St
James Parish Council's Heroes' Day Civic Ceremony. Lindon Thompson gets 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contribution to sports
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Lindon Thompson received the 2014 Sam Sharpe Award for his contributio ... Read More

Nadal into quarter-finals; Federer into second round of Swiss Open

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Federer of
returns a ball
during his
against Gilles
Muller of
Luxemburg at
the Swiss
Indoors ATP
500 tennis
in Basel,

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) --- After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarter-finals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes to reach the second round yesterday. The second-seeded Nadal, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, broke the qualifier's serve five times. The Spaniard, who struggled with appendicitis earlier this month in Shangh ... Read More

UEFA mulls allowing only women, kids at games affected by racism

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Players pose behind an anti-racism banner in the empty Khimki Arena before the UEFA
Champions League group E football match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City in
Moscow on Tuesday. (PHOTO: AFP)

LONDON, England (AP) -- UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters' racist abuse. CSKA Moscow's Champions League match against Manchester City on Tuesday was played without paying fans, the first of three UEFA fixtures the Russian club must play behind closed doors over racism. But City captain Vincent Kompany questioned why innocent away fans were also excluded from the sta ... Read More

Evett Malcolm: sport is her passion

BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Jamaica at the age
of 18 in netball

MONTEGO BAY, St James — At 46, Evett Malcolm still finds time to play netball for her club Crystal United, despite her hectic work load at the St James branch of the Social Development Commission (SDC), where she is employed as a community development officer. A former teacher of physical education, Malcolm has been a permanent fixture at a slew of local and regional track and field meets across western Jamaica for more than two decades, serving for the most part as a chief finish judge. ... Read More

FIFA officials arrive in Guyana to quell lingering dispute

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Two officials from football's governing body (FIFA) have arrived in Guyana to help quell an ongoing dispute between two factions of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF). Head of member associations Premo Cavaro and director of legal affairs Marco Leal have arrived in Georgetown after two failed attempts by the GFF to hold its extraordinary congress. In May, some affiliates of the GFF comprising a two-thirds of the general congress passed a no-confidence vote against ... Read More

'I think if God loves one person, it's me'

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

SAINMIL... that January 12 is a day that I will never forget in

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Almost five years after Haiti's Football Federation lost 10 of its 17 members in an earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, tears still flow from the eyes of Lestin 'Tap Tap' Sainmil, whenever he relives his miraculous escape from death. Sainmil, 59, who is the manager of Aiglenoir AC -- the three-time Haitian champions -- is the liaison officer for Jamaica's Under-17 team in Port-au-Prince. In fact, he is the only liaison officer for all the teams staying at the ho ... Read More

Battle of the city was more than fun and games.

BY EARL BAILEY | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Don't be fooled by the advertisement. It was not just a game. It was the pride and passion of one city willing its teams on to prove they are as good as or even better than those from the other city. When Montego Bay hosted Kingston in LIME Super Cup schoolboy football, they were not playing for fun, they were passionately trying to prove who is number one. It was supposed to be a triple-header with three Kingston teams against three daCosta Cup teams. But there was an odd man out. Dinthill Te ... Read More

Dinthill surprise Manchester High in D'Cup quarter-finals

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Dinthill Technical’s (right) and Rashid Allen of Manchester High battle for
possession of the ball during yesterday’s ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup quarter-final game at Kirkvine
in Manchester. Dinthill won 1-0. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were the biggest winners on the day as the quarter-final stage of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition got under way yesterday. The Omar Wedderburn-coached STETHS eased by Cedric Titus 5-1 at Drax Hall in St Ann to assume pole position in Zone R, ahead of Petersfield High, who blanked St James High 2-0 at Jarrett Park. However, the surprise result of the round came at the Kirkvine Spor ... Read More

Real make Liverpool suffer, Wenger gets dramatic birthday gift

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (left) runs with the
ball chased by Liverpool’s English midfielder Steven Gerrard
during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match at
Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP

PARIS, France (AFP) --- Real Madrid handed Liverpool a 3-0 Champions League reality check yesterday as Arsenal struck twice at the death in a 2-1 win at Anderlecht to mark manager Arsene Wenger's 65th birthday in style. At Anfield, Cristiano Ronaldo hit his 70th Champions League goal -- one short of the all-time record 71 held by Raul -- and his 20th of the season with Karim Benzema grabbing a brace. Real maintained their 100 per cent record in Group B as did Borussia Dortmund in Group D after ... Read More

Platini, African confederation in spat over Ebola

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- UEFA President Michel Platini is demanding that the Confederation of African Football withdraws an "insulting" statement that claimed the Frenchman was interfering in its affairs over Ebola.   The spat revolves around a television interview where Platini was asked about next year's troubled African Cup of Nations in Morocco, and if it should be held in January and February despite the threat of Ebola. CAF said Platini had "found it necessary to question" t ... Read More

Mathews, Mohammed star as Windies Women lose

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Mohammed snapped up three wickets for 19 runs to unsettle the top-order and restrict the homeside to 128 for five in their 20 overs at Manuka Oval. Sixteen-year-old Mathews, in her debut year for West Indies, batted throughout the innings to be unbeaten on 62 as the visitors got to 122 for four before the overs ran out. All-rounder Ellyse Perry, who opened the batting, was the star of the Australian innings with a top-score of 62 retired out. She teamed up with Delissa Kimmince in a solid ope ... Read More



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