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Training lay-off gives thrower Dacres more time to focus on business venture

Despite the postponement of the Olympic Games and on the current curfew imposed on island, Jamaica's champion discus thrower Fedrick Dacres is making the best of the situation training indoors while focusing on his business venture. Read More

Physical trainer Henry flexes creative muscle in keeping footballers in shape
As a physical trainer, Jason “Buju” Henry is used to being heavily tasked with fuelling players of many teams — school, club and national.... Read More

Kobe Bryant heads 2020 Hall of Fame honorees
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant headed a star-studded list of honorees named to basketball's 2020 Hall of Fame yesterday.... Read More

Overseas-based senior gymnasts inspiring locals during COVID-19 challenge
Even as the world continues to be ravaged by the Covid-19, many athletes are still being urged to maintain their fitness levels by their coaches and sports administrators.For the most part, this is easier said than done.... Read More

Blown away

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, April, 5 2020    

On Wednesday, April 15, the Belgian Pro League will become the first top flight competition in Europe to be cancelled due to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read More

Ex-Pakistan cricket great Miandad says spot-fixers should be hanged

Sunday, April, 5 2020    

KARACHI, Pakistan (AFP) — Cricketers involved in match fixing should be hanged, former Pakistan batting great Javed Miandad suggested Friday. Read More

COVID-19 further wrecks CONCACAF calendar

Sunday, April, 5 2020    

MIAMI, Florida (CMC) — The coronavirus pandemic on Friday continued to wreak havoc on the Caribbean football calendar, with organisers forced to postpone next month's final stage of the Caribbean Club Championship, along with the 2021 Gold Cup qualifiers set for... Read More

Liverpool under fire over coronavirus furlough move

Sunday, April, 5 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Ex-players blasted Liverpool for their move to furlough non-playing staff yesterday as Premier League clubs held talks over possible pay cuts for first-team staff due to the coronavirus crisis. Read More

Foreign stars could be snubbed in scaled down IPL

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — West Indies' Twenty20 stars could find themselves excluded from this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), if a plan by some stakeholders goes forward which would allow the lucrative tournament to come off in spite of the growing threat from the deadly novel... Read More

'Scheduling clashes' lead to tour cancellation

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The West Indies Under-19 tour of England has been scrapped due to “scheduling clashes”, Cricket West Indies (CWI) said yesterday. Read More

Time for R&R

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April, 4 2020    

JAMAICA and West Indies cricketer Chadwick Walton is patiently riding out the storm caused by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic while urging people to follow best practices to help keep themselves and their families healthy. Read More

Black Caps Windies tour 'most unlikely', says NZC chief executive

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CMC) — New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White says the Black Caps tour of West Indies in July is now “most unlikely”, especially with the country currently into day eight of a four-week lockdown, and the deadly novel coronavirus disease... Read More

UEFA warns clubs risk Champions League exclusion if seasons are not completed

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — UEFA and Europe's top clubs have stated their determination that the current football season should be played to a conclusion and threatened that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended... Read More

Neymar donates $1M to fight coronavirus

Saturday, April, 4 2020    

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AFP) — Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT . Read More

Jamaica cricket maps strategic course as COVID-19 stumps competitions

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

THE absence of competition and preparation activities provides the opportunity to focus on enhancing development plans, says the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Courtney Francis. Read More


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