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Impasse threatens franchise system

HINDS... president of WIPA

The impasse between players and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), which led to regional cricketers controversially pulling out of the tour of India, has created some doubt over the execution of the new professional franchise system, set to be rolled out next month. But the Jamaica Cricket ... Read More

HEAVEN... our task right now
is to find a solution to this
very embarrassing,
distressing and untenable
situation WICB members must be mature and responsible — Heaven
Today's board meeting in Barbados to discuss last week's catastrophic abandonment of the West Indies ... Read More

Nicholas
‘Axeman’
Walters of
Jamaica lands a
solid right hand
to the face
Philippine-born
Nonito Donaire
during their
WBA ‘Super’
Featherweight
title bout at
StubHub Centre
in Los Angeles,
California, on
Saturday.
Walters won the
fight by a
knockout in the
sixth round. See
more pictures on
Page 50.
(PHOTO: AFP) 'Axeman' Walters vs Donaire in pictures
Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire with a second left in the sixth rou ... Read More

Nicholas
‘Axeman’
Walters of
Jamaica lands a
solid right hand
to the face
Philippine-born
Nonito Donaire
during their
WBA ‘Super’
Featherweight
title bout at
StubHub Centre
in Los Angeles,
California, on
Saturday.
Walters won the
fight by a
knockout in the
sixth round. See
more pictures on
Page 50.
(PHOTO: AFP) Chop, chop!
Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters of Jamaica lands a solid right hand to the face Philippine-born Nonito Don ... Read More

Wolmer's, Calabar in Manning Cup feature

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

WOLMER'S Boys will square off against Calabar High in the feature game of a Group H double- header when the second round of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports' Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup kicks off today at Constant Spring playing field. The game is scheduled to get under way at 3:00pm, while many-time champions St George's College will go up against Haile Selassie High in the early fixture set for 1:00 pm. It should be a humdinger as both teams have displayed good attacking and defens ... Read More

Shelly on the ball

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Olympic sprint
gold medallist
Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce
juggles a ball
while fellow
Olympian Asafa
Powell (left) and
Wisynco’s
sponsorship and
events manager
Jermaine Brown
watch during the
launch of the
Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce
Community
Six-A-Side
Football
Competition in
the Waterhouse
community on
Saturday.
(PHOTO:
GARFIELD
ROBINSON)

Olympic sprint gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce juggles a ball while fellow Olympian Asafa Powell (left) and Wisynco's sponsorship and events manager Jermaine Brown watch during the launch of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Community Six-A-Side Football Competition in the Waterhouse community on Saturday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Shelly on the ball --> Read More

Come Dance With Me waltzes away with Cash Pot Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing writer | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Come Dance With Me, with jockey is
Percy Williams, glides home to easily
win the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’
Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday.
(PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

THE speedy Come Dance With Me produced another impressive performance as she used her relentless pace to destroy her seven rivals in the 10th running of the $2.95-million Cash Pot 'Only One For Me' Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. The graded stakes race for native-bred two-year-olds going over 1,200 metres was the first-leg of the rich and prestigious Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Two-Year-Old 'Triple Crown' Series which is worth $11.8 million (inclusive of $1-m bonus). The second-leg is sc ... Read More

Top racing personalities pay tribute to Kenneth Mattis

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

FEANNY… All of his horses ran
purely on merit, they would always
be giving of their best, always 100
per cent while in his care.

The tributes are pouring in for Kenneth Mattis, who passed away on Saturday last. When the news of his death began to circulate at the racetrack, there was a pall of gloom. Individuals immediately started to remember his career. Some recalled their personal memories with the "Great One" from his days at Knutsford Park, his times as a jockey and trainer. The names of None Such, Legal Light and Royal Dad began to again reverberate around Caymanas Park as it was only yesterday these champion thor ... Read More

Girlz in must-win affair with Mexico

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Jamaica’s Venecia Reid (right) comes under a
strong tackle from Sandra Parfait of Martinique
during their CONCACAF Women’s Championship
game at Sporting Park on Thursday. Jamaica
won 6-0. (PHOTO: AFP)

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaica's senior women footballers enter this evening's final preliminary round clash with Mexico in need of a win to keep alive the dream of qualifying for the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. The Group B teams meet at the RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC in a 6:30 pm kick-off in the CONCACAF Women's Championship. Costa Rica and Martinique, the other teams in the group, square off in the 4:00 pm game at the venue. The Reggae Girlz are currently third ... Read More

School 'Bell' tolls in Haiti for Young Reggae Boyz

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Observer reporter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Teacher Onaje Bell lectures
members of Jamaica’s Under-
17 football team in Port-au-
Prince, Haiti, yesterday.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Having been taken away from their schools for the glory of their country, educator Onaje Bell, has ensured that Jamaica's Under-17 footballers remained focus with the first of their classroom sessions yesterday. Onaje Bell, 35, from that great footballing family made famous by his dad Russell Bell, Jackie Bell, Howard Bell, Douglas Bell, Vernon Bell, and Neville Bell, has been asked, for nearly four years by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to keep student ath ... Read More

Sean-Dean Daley — Holy Trinity

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

The Jamaica Observer
begins a series
highlighting schoolboy
footballers who have
achieved academic
’BALLER excellence

1) When did you start playing football? I started playing football at age 9. 2) What team did you play against in your first Manning Cup match? My first Manning Cup match was against Spanish Town High. 3) Who is your international football idol? My idol is Mezut Ozil. I think he is an outstanding player. 4) How do you rate your school's chances in this year's competition? I rate my team very highly. We are still in with a chance of winning three titles this year and I believe we can do it ... Read More

Ready to run!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

READY TO RUN!
These horses stand in the starting
gates just before the start of a race

Red hot jockey Robert Halledeen brought Tokico with a blistering run on the inside rails to deny victory for Dane Nelson and Princess Shemika (NUMBER 5) by a head. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Elizabeth DaCosta owner of Silver Cloud enters the winners' enclosure with her husband and champion trainer Wayne DaCosta after the win by the two-year-old grey colt on Saturday. These horses stand in the starting gates just before the start of a race. OH WHAT JOY! Jockey Jevvanne Erwin stands tall in the s ... Read More

The racing legend

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor - Operations | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Kenneth Mattis atop None Such with Allan “Billy” Williams

Mention the name Kenneth Mattis and most, even those who have no connection with the sport of horse racing, will automatically remember None Such, Royal Dad, Legal Light and Winston Griffiths. Mattis, who died on Saturday, has left racing and Jamaica with a memorable trail of achievements as both trainer and jockey which will be difficult to surpass in our lifetime. He was the proverbial man for all seasons, and his record of being the only person to be inducted in the hallowed Hall of Racing F ... Read More

Double for Erwin and Hardial

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

SILVER CLOUD
MAKES
WINNING
START

DOUBLE FOR ERWIN AND HARDIAL The combination of jockey Jevvanne Erwin and trainer Rudolph Hardial posted a fine double on last Saturday's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park. The duo's winners were Above The Radar, who came running on in the last two furlongs to beat All That Matters (Ameth Robles) by four lengths in 2:01:4 minutes for 1,820 metres in a $250,000 claiming race and the dark brown gelding Phineas, who was a fighting winner among Overnight Allowance company over 1,300 metres. Phinea ... Read More



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