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ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — West Indies have identified winning as their main priority ahead of their three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka starting here today, with Captain Kieron Pollard pointing to recently recalled senior players as crucial to these... Read More

Colley sets 800m meet record at Summit League Conference indoor champs
Ackeen Colley's meet record in the men's 800m final on Sunday's second day of the Summit League Conference indoor track and field championships at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota, highlighted five individual wins by Jamaicans at four 'mid-major'...... Read More

JAAA boss Gayle buoyed by 'successful' staging of weekend meets
TRACK and field competitions, which restarted last weekend, will continue this coming weekend with four more meets, the Jamaica Observer has learnt, despite the tightening of COVID-19 protocols by the Government.... Read More

Race meets deemed a success from organisational standpoint
First vice-president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Ian Forbes was a busy man on Saturday as he traversed four of the six venues where the first in the series of the JAAA Qualification Trials took place.... Read More

Veteran Nesta Carter welcomes track and field's return

Wednesday, March, 3 2021    

After a full year without international competition and six months without any form of competition at all, Nesta Carter was happy to be back doing what he loves, when he ran at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials at National... Read More

Zion dominant as Pelicans upset Jazz, Sixers bounce back

Wednesday, March, 3 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Zion Williamson produced a dominant performance as the New Orleans Pelicans upset the league-leading Utah Jazz with a 129-124 victory on Monday. Read More

'I'm not worried,' says Blake after lukewarm season opener

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

JAMAICA'S track and field season officially opened on Saturday with the first in the series of meets being staged by the sports governing body — the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Qualification Trials. Read More

Skerritt hails Red Force 'show of force', endorses TTCB use of senior players

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt has labelled Trinidad and Tobago Red Force's domination of the just-concluded Regional Super50 Cup as a “remarkable show of force” and says their title conquest has reiterated the value of senior... Read More

Antonio has declared 'absolute desire' to play for Reggae Boyz — Ricketts

Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says English Premier League player Michail Antonio has declared his “absolute desire” to play for the Reggae Boyz. Read More

'No side issues' Whitmore wants JFF, players to settle negotiations before March 25 friendly against US

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

Reggae Boyz Head Coach Theodore Whitmore wants contract negotiations between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and players to be settled before the team takes the field against United States in a friendly international on March 25. Read More

Home is where the heart is!

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

With his recent call-up to the West Indies Twenty20 squad signalling another turnaround in his illustrious career, hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle says he hasn't ruled out returning to Jamaica to assist with cricketing development, but didn't specify in what role. Read More

Level playing field

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

There were 18 races run over the racedays of Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28.On the Saturday programme all nine races were won by nine separate trainers and jockeys. Read More

Wilson finally comes good at the Overnight level

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer Racing Writer | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

Wilson, the six-year-old bay gelded son of Storm Craft-March Pen by War Marshall, returned to the winners' enclosure after several moons away, following a fighting win in the Fitzgerald Crawford Memorial Trophy feature on Saturday, February 27 at Caymanas Park. Read More

Nine races, nine different jockeys, trainers winning

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

With only two wins in 40 starts, Tradition, ridden by now infrequently engaged Ruja Lahoe, did persevering trainer Shaun Williams a good turn by scoring in the 1100-metre opening event. Having advertised his well-being with a couple of second-place finishes in two of his last three... Read More

Moneyman cashes in on maiden victory

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer Racing Writer | Tuesday, March, 2 2021    

Grey colt Moneyman, after six career starts, entered the pool of three-year-olds heading towards the Classics following an emphatic win in a native-bred three-year-old maiden condition race over nine furlongs and 25 yards (1,820m) on Saturday, February 27 at Caymanas... Read More


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