Ferreira urges young 'ballers to listen to their coaches

Former Chelsea FC and Portugal football star Paulo Ferreira (2nd right standing) speaks to the players on the first day of the
Digicel Kickstart Academy at Sabina Park in Kingston.

CHELSEA FC and Portugal footballing star Paulo Ferreira on his first visit to Jamaica spoke to the boys at the Digicel Kickstart Academy where he encouraged them to make the most of the opportunity and to do their best. He encouraged them to stay focused and to take in as much as they can. "Listen ... Read More

Errol Ziadie (left) receiving the Bernard Cridland Memorial Trophy from Renee Rickhi. Ziadie outguns opponents for Bernard Cridland Mem Tournament
Errol Ziadie opened the new Sporting Clay season on a winning note when he outgunned opponents at th ... Read More

SMIKLE... said at the time that he did not knowingly or wittingly take any banned substance Jamaican thrower Smikle gets 2-year doping sanction
MONACO (AP) — Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has received a two-year suspension for dop ... Read More

Cornwall College’s
Alrick Ottey (right)
tries to avoid a tackle
from Old Harbour
High’s Jelani
Chambers in their
Cup quarter-final
game at Jarrett Park
yesterday. Cornwall
College won 2-1.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID) Champs STETHS among D'Cup semi-final hopefuls
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and ... Read More

St George's return to winning ways, Wolmer's keep rolling

BY SHERDON COWAN | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Haile Selassie’s Ricardo Phipps (left) tries to elude Joel Cunningham of Wolmer’s during the ISSA/LIME Manning
Cup competition Group H encounter. Wolmer’s won 4-0.

Many-time champions St George's College returned to winning ways when they got by Calabar High, while Wolmer's Boys continued their unbeaten run with victory over Haile Selassie High in second-round action of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition yesterday. Wolmer's easily disposed of Haile Selassie High 4-0, while St George's College came from behind to topple Calabar High 5-1 in the feature game of the Group H double-header at Prison Oval ... Read More

Stop A Gap wins Cecil Charlton Mem Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing Writer | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Stop A Gap under O'Brien White runs out a lonely winner at the end of the 2014 Cecil
Charlton Memorial Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

The Fay Lee-owned Stop A Gap, who was the last horse to leave the gates, came with a strong run turning for home to land the feature Cecil C Charlton Memorial Trophy in fine style at Caymanas Park yesterday. With the in-form apprentice O'Brien White doing riding honours for trainer Dennis Lee, the five-year-old bay gelding by Storm Craft - Hear Me Clearly by Repriced was slowly away at the start, but quickly rushed into fourth position behind Asia's Dream (Orlando Foster up), Change Him Name (S ... Read More

Mayberry tennis championship serves off today

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Anika Smith, assistant vice-president of marketing at Mayberry Investments, presents Tennis Jamaica president John Bailey with a symbolic cheque for $500,000
towards the Mayberry Investments Limited High Schools Tennis Championship, which serves off at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre.

Mayberry Investments Limited High Schools Tennis Competition in association with Tennis Jamaica will serve off today at 9:00 am at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre. There will be 32 teams comprising over 250 children participating both in the Under-15 and Under-19 boys' and girls' categories. The official opening ceremony and dress parade will be at 12:30 pm. The world team tennis format (20/20 Jamaican style) will be used throughout the competition. All ties will be played on one court and each m ... Read More

McNuff’s Upsetters looking to blank hot SMU in KO final today

PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Nikhay Edwards
(foreground) in action in
the Trelawny FA Major
League finals against
Kinloss last season.

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — SALT Marsh United will seek to maintain their title-winning form in Trelawny Football Association competitions when they take on Upsetters SC in the final of the President's Cup Knock Out this afternoon at Elliston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth. The game starts at 3:00 pm. Salt Marsh United won three titles over the last two seasons, the Division One in the 2012-2013 season then the mid-season and Major League titles last season, earning a place in the Western Confeder ... Read More

Suriname claim ‘3v3’ win at Digicel Kickstart Academyy

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Action from the Digicel Kickstart Academy ‘3v3’ tournament at Sabina Park in Kingston on Tuesday.

THE players from Suriname outper-formed their Caribbean and Central American counterparts to claim victory in the prestigious Digicel Kickstart Academy '3v3' tournament held at Sabina Park on Tuesday. According to Chelsea FC Foundation senior international football development officer and Digicel Kickstart Academy head coach David Monk, the Academy is giving players across the region a chance to shine. "We are happy to see that the Digicel Kickstart Academy is giving all players a chance to pr ... Read More

Cornwall seek revenge in ISSA basketball

PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Cornwall College’s
Andrew Johnson (right)
takes on a Spot Valley
defender in a recent ISSA
Western Conference
Under-19 high school
boys’ basketball game
played at Cornwall
College. The home team
won 84-17. (PHOTOS:

MONTEGO BAY, St James — CORNWALL College will be looking for revenge against Mucshett High as they clash this afternoon in ISSA Western Conference return-round basketball competition, in the Under-19 section. Muschett High -- last year's beaten finalists in both sections -- had beaten Cornwall College in first-round action played in Wakefield. Both teams are tied on six points at the top of the points tables but Cornwall College played four games, one more than Muschett. They will also m ... Read More

Tour de Falmouth

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Michael Dawkins

FALMOUTH, TRELAWNY — OVER 70 cyclists are expected for the inaugural staging of the Tour de Falmouth set for Sunday. The one-day event is the catalyst to a number of cycling events to be hosted by the Western Cycling Series in the coming year. The objectives, according to the organisers, are to foster more participation of the sport locally, to build a strong youth cycling programme, and ultimately to market the series as a destination sporting event for Jamaica. The brainchild of Micha ... Read More

Treasure Beach to host COCAA events

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Head of Trueform Fitness Jair Lyons (second left) is
a picture of concentration as he makes his way
along the trail with other runners in the Tru-Juice
Cross Country dry run recently.

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THE County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) 2014-2015 season will get underway on November 20 with the staging of the Western high schools' Cross Country Championships at Treasure Beach Sports Park and Academy in southern St Elizabeth. The park will host three events this season, including the Field and Distance classic and the Western Champs girls' elimination next year. The COCAA calendar was finalised at a recent planning meeting at Godfrey Stew ... Read More

Western Sports Diary Oct 30-November 2, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Today ISSA Western Confederation boys' basketball Herbert Morrison vs Spot Valley Cornwall vs Muschett Finals of Trelawny FA Pres Cup KO Salt Marsh United vs Upsetters SC, EWC, 3:00pm Friday ISSA Western Confederation boys' basketball Holland vs St. James ISSA/Water Under-14 football Anchovy vs Cornwall St James vs Green Pond Spot Valley vs Herbert Morrison ISSA/Wata Under-16 Anchovy vs Cornwall St James vs Green Pond Spot Valley vs Herbert Morrison Western Sports Diary Oct 30 ... Read More

Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle gets 2-year doping ban

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:46 PM    

Smikle (Photo: AFP)

MONACO (AP) — Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has received a two-year suspension for doping. The International Association of Athletics Federations says Smikle's ban will last until June 21, 2015. The sanction began from the date of his positive test for a banned substance at the Jamaican national championships on June 22, 2013. Smikle said at the time that he did not knowingly or wittingly take any banned substance. Smikle, who competed at the 2012 London Olympics, was one of se ... Read More



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