Hero Russell hails team effort in Windies' rare triumph

RUSSELL... Jamaican blasted an unbeaten 64 from 40 balls

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (CMC) -- Hero of Sunday's fourth One-Day International, Andre Russell, has praised the team effort which gained West Indies their first victory of the five-match series. The Caribbean side beat South Africa by a single wicket with nine balls to spare at St George's Park ... Read More

Alia dispels
belief that
people of African
ethnicity not
built for water Blacks can swim
ALIA Atkinson believes her world title won at the Short Course Swimming Championship is evidence eno ... Read More

ANDERSON (foreground)... brought Waterhouse level (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO) 'Tuffy' lights the way
WATERHOUSE put in a spirited final 20 minutes to beat Cavalier 2-1 in a valiant come-from-behind eff ... Read More

Persian Belle (Shane Ellis) claimed for $350,000 From The Horse's Mouth
STILL TRACKING CHANGES OF EQUIPMENT There were three instances on Saturday's 11-race programme wher ... Read More

Warren Barrett Jnr says enjoying life at Calabar

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

Warren Barrett Jnr competing in the Class One Discus event at the Big Shot Invitational Meet at the Excelsior High School on Saturday. Barrett won the event
with a throw of 54.86m. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

HAVING donned the red and gold of Cornwall College with distinction for years, Warren Barrett Jnr says he is now thoroughly enjoying life at Calabar High School where he hopes to build on his career. Barrett Jnr, who broke the Class Two shot put record last year with a throw of 18.18m at the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association Boys' and Girls' Championships, said the camaraderie at Calabar is unbelievable. "Being at Calabar so far is a great feeling. Not to put Cornwall in any disregar ... Read More

Sandals Whitehouse hunt eighth-straight win in Super League

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

Salt Marsh United’s Nickoy
Edwards (right) shields the ball from
Montego Bay Boys Club’s Marvin
Martin in Sunday’s JFF Charley’s JB
Rum Western Confederation Super
League game at the UDC Field. Boys
Club won 1-0. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland -- Former champions Wadadah FC could stand in the way of an eighth straight win for Sandals Whitehouse in the Jamaica Football Federation Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League when they meet at Sandals Whitehouse today. Sandals have won their previous seven games to lead the standings with 21 points and are six points ahead of fourth-placed Wadadah FC, who are tied with Montego Bay Boys Club on 15 points each. Also today, on the heels of their first win o ... Read More

PCB, players at odds over long-term contracts

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) -- Pakistan cricket authorities and players yesterday said they were working at resolving a potentially destabilising contract row a month away from the World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) earlier this month announced it would extend existing annual contracts for another three months, apparently wanting to give the next set of long-term contracts on the basis of performances during cricket's premier tournament, which is this year hosted by Australia and New Zeala ... Read More

Victory shows Windies can compete with the best, says Holder

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (CMC) -- Captain Jason Holder believes West Indies' triumph in Sunday's fourth One-Day International against South Africa was a reminder the Caribbean side can compete strongly with top sides in the world. Trailing 3-0 in the series, West Indies bounced back to beat the Proteas by one wicket at St George's Park, after chasing down 263 with nine balls to spare. "We have known it from the start, that we have the ability to win cricket games. It's just one or two mist ... Read More

Panama dominate CONCACAF U-20 All-Star team

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

Panama’s goalkeeper Jaime De Gracia (left) accepts the Golden
Glove award from Jamaica’s minister with responsibility for
Sports Natalie Neita Headley during the awards ceremony of
the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship at the Montego Bay
Sports Complex on Saturday.

CATHERINE HALL, St James -- Losing finalists Panama dominated the selections on the all-tournament team for the just-concluded CONCACAF Under-20 Championship with five selections, including the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Luis Perreira and the Best Goalkeeper Jaime De Gracia. Panama were beaten 4-2 on penalty kicks by Mexico in the final after they had played out a 1-1 draw after regulation and extra time at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday evening. Champions Mexico had four selection ... Read More

Djokovic, Williams sisters advance-at-US-Open

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) -- Dominant Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open last eight yesterday as the Williams sisters displayed fighting qualities to stay alive, but the tournament ended for two-time champion Victoria Azarenka. The Serbian top seed was always in charge against unseeded Gilles Muller from Luxembourg, dictating terms in a testing 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 workout to reach his eighth consecutive quarter-final at Melbourne Park. He will now play big-serving Canadian eighth seed Mi ... Read More

Barrett, Marsh make sensational season debuts at development meet

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

National representatives Anjuii Barrett of Marlins Swim club and Jesse Marsh of Tornadoes Swim Club opened their season with some enterprising performances at the Tornadoes Development Swim Meet at the National Aquatics Centre on Saturday. The meet, which was the first on the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) calendar for 2015, did not produce any record-breakers, but was credited with some entertaining performances. It was also used to assist swimmers to achieve qualifying times ... Read More

'Wright' on

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

‘Wright’ on

Boys' Town FC player Carlos Wright (airborne) wins a header as Rivoli United's Cory Burke looks on during the RSPL football game at the Collie Smiith Complex on Sunday. Boys' Town won 3-1. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Read More

T & T claim 11th regional crown with crushing defeat of Jaguars

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Champion off-spinner Sunil Narine wrecked Guyana Jaguars with a remarkable six-wicket haul as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force stormed to an emphatic 135-run victory in the final of the NAGICO Super50 to claim their 11th regional one-day crown here Sunday night. Chasing 201 for victory at Queen's Park Oval, Jaguars collapsed from 36 without loss to 65 all out off 24 overs, with the ruthless Narine scything through the innings to finish with six for eight from eight ... Read More

Narine, Mohammed key to Red Force title success -- Emrit

Tuesday, January 27, 2015    

Trinidad and Tobago
Red Force bowler
Sunil Narine
celebrates one of
his many wickets.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper Rayad Emrit has hailed the performances of Sunil Narine and Jason Mohammed, following his side's capture of the Super50 title on Sunday night. Both players played critical roles as Red Force beat Guyana Jaguars by 135 runs at Queen's Park Oval in the final of the regional One-Day tournament. Mohammed struck a brilliant unbeaten 117, his maiden regional One-Day hundred, to lift Red Force from the doldrums at 148 for eight an ... Read More



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