Another 'Bina' injury

Ramaal Lewis (right) gets attention from physical trainer David Bernard after the player injured his shoulder in the trial match at Sabina Park, yesterday.

Former West Indies youth captain Ramaal Lewis suffered a suspected dislocated left shoulder on yesterday's second day of the Jamaica Scorpions three-day trial match between Paul Palmer's XI and John Campbell's XI at Sabina Park. The 19-year-old off-spinner injured his shoulder while diving to his l ... Read More

Hydel High’s Ranahko Allen (left) comes in high against Haile Selassie’s Phillip Duncanson during
their Group B ISSA/Flow Manning Cup game at Duhaney Park yesterday. The referee called off the
game with both teams locked at 1-1. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) Fearing his safety, ref calls off Hydel vs 'Selassie' game
The ISSA/Flow Manning Cup game between Group B leaders Hydel High (19 points) and Haile Selassie at ... Read More

Shane Dowrich PHOTO: Flying Dowrich
West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich dives full stretch attempting a catch during a training sessi ... Read More

PARSARD… everyone will want to win the race and so it will
get a lot of support Harry Parsard gives thumbs up to Diamond Mile
Veteran trainer Harry Parsard, who is having his best ever season with horses like Uppa Tune, Pete's ... Read More

St George's welcome Denham Town in lone game

Friday, October 09, 2015    

Captain of St George’s College Shevon Stewart (#10) fires
past Innswood’s custodian Tajay Griffiths, while Omar Anderson,
also of Innswood, looks on during their ISSA/Flow Group C Manning Cup contest at
Winchester Park yesterday. St George’s College won 5-0. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

Favourites St George's College (STGC) and Denham Town High will square off in the lone game of the ISSA/Flow Manning Cup at Winchester Park today. The Group C encounter is scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm. St George's College are currently atop the six-team standings on 19 points, three more than Denham Town and Innswood High as the battle for a second-round berth heats up. The Neville Bell-coached St George's outfit kicked off their campaign with three consecutive wins, including a comprehensiv ... Read More

Lambert leads Palmer's XI fightback

Friday, October 09, 2015    

Tamar Lambert

Former national cricket captain Tamar Lambert ended yesterday on 74 not out as Paul Palmer's XI reached 226-5 in reply to John Campbell's XI's score of 350 in the Jamaica Scorpions three-day trial match at Sabina Park. Scores: Campbell's XI 350 (86 overs); Palmer's XI 226-5 (89 overs). Lambert, who batted at number four, hit nine fours and two sixes off the 200 deliveries he faced during a patient knock. The veteran player is expected to resume this morning in the company of wicketkeeper/bats ... Read More

JADCO's mascot designer thanks God for inspiration

Friday, October 09, 2015    

The new JADCO
mascot, Leo-The
Dope Patrol Officer,
was designed by
Ardenne High School
student Adjaynae

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) mascot, Leo-The Dope Patrol Officer, was revealed to participants at the first in the 2015 series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops held at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) on Wednesday. Adjaynae Billings, a fourth form student at Ardenne High School, walked away with $25,000 and a trophy for designing the winning mascot. Antonio Mundell and Rachel Brown, also of Ardenne High School, were awarded $15,000 and $10,000, respectively, ... Read More

My Companion makes his Cash Pot move

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, October 09, 2015    

Part-owners of My Companion, Dr Graham Brown (left) and
Wilbert Bagwandeen (centre).

After finishing second to Nuclear Affair by a neck on debut, My Companion (Market Rally - Getyourgunsannie) returned on Wednesday and cruised home easily in a maiden special weight event. In doing so, My Companion added another serious possibility for the first in the three-part series of two-year-old races sponsored by Supreme Ventures Limited. The first installment, the Cash Pot 'Only One For me' Trophy, is due on October 19 (Heroes' Day). Ridden by Shane Ellis for trainer Richard Azan, My ... Read More

Andre Powell continues good form of apprentices

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff writer | Friday, October 09, 2015    

Apprentice Andre Powell hits the racetrack with Sir South.

Apprentice Andre Powell earned the first win of his career when he guided Sir South for trainer Clifford Atkinson Jr to a gate-to-wire victory in Wednesday's first race at Caymanas Park. Also owned by Atkinson Jr, Sir South unexpectedly went to the front and cruised home by three-and-a-half lengths in the $450,000-$400,000 claiming event over 1,600 metres. Unbreakable (Omar Walker) was second and Alexander (Vassel Najair) third. The winning time was 1:40:2 minutes. "It was wonderful...winnin ... Read More

Latin golf moments

Friday, October 09, 2015    

The annual Latin American Travel Agents Golf Tournament was held at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Upton, St Ann, last weekend, where travel agents from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Panama got their swing on. The tournament, like many others hosted by the Sandals chain, is aimed at reaching out more to the Latin American travel market. Team Nine, comprising Rodrigo Yanez Sala, Roman Valdivia, Alejandra Madrid and Renato Garcia won the tournament of over 100 golfers. ... Read More

12 feel the wrath of ISSA's disciplinary committee

Friday, October 09, 2015    

Wolmer's Boys’ player Hakeem Smith jumps to elude the challenge of Clan Carthy's Stephen
Bryan in yesterday's ISSA/LIME Manning Cup game at the Alpha Boys playing field. Wolmer's

CLAN Carthy High's Head Coach Nallawe Blake was slapped with a three-year ban by the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), which handed down sanctions to 11 others, including coaches and players. Blake was punished for his role in a fracas last Friday in his team's game against Tivoli Gardens High, in which four of his players -- Daekwon Robinson, Lloyd Fearon, Anthony Boothe and Kemar Pinnock -- were accused of physically and verbally abused the referee in the game played at the A ... Read More

'Blattered' and bruised

Friday, October 09, 2015    

A collage shows the many faces of embattled FIFA president, Joseph Blatter. (PHOTO: AFP

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) -- Sepp Blatter, his reign as the most powerful man in the world's most popular sport all but over, has been venerated and vilified in equal measure during his 17 years as FIFA boss. His ignominious end comes with Blatter still denying any wrongdoing and accusing jealous rivals, the media and even governments of trying to hound him out of office. After months of mounting scandal, FIFA announced yesterday that the wily Swiss sports baron had been relieved of all duties ... Read More

Lessons from afar as we aim to develop the total Jamaican footballer

BY ANDREW EDWARDS | Friday, October 09, 2015    

MESSI... considered one the game’s great players

FOR all my time involved with football, and especially as a coach, I have heard of how talented Jamaican players are. My own experiences on the local football circuit and internationally lead me to concur that this little rock of ours is indeed blessed with a dearth of sporting talent, the area of football being one. In the context of football, we shall define talent to mean "individual qualities which can lead to excellent and lasting high-standard performances". Using international standards ... Read More

England, Germany call for 'emergency' FIFA meeting

Friday, October 09, 2015    

BLATTER... embattled FIFA boss hangs tough in the face of turbulence.

LONDON, England (AFP) - The English and German football associations yesterday demanded an emergency FIFA executive meeting following the suspension of the world body's President Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss Michel Platini. The 54-member European body, UEFA, is also to hold a special meeting, probably next Thursday, to discuss Platini's future role, a source close to the confederation said. UEFA will probably have to name a stand-in president during Platini's 90-day suspension from all internati ... Read More



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