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J'can Javelle Glenn says hard work key to rise up cricket's ladder

JAMAICAN Javelle Glenn says hard work has been central to his recent climb up regional cricket's totem pole. Read More

Fennell urges administrators, Gov't to be brave when investing in legacy of sports
Jamaica's sports administrators and Government appear yet to value the legacy of hosting major sporting events in the island and have not shown the courage taken by the country's forefathers in investing in sports, says former Commonwealth Games President Mike...... Read More

Mohammed eyeing permanent return after surprise call-up
DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — Jason Mohammed hopes to use his unexpected call-up for the One-Day International (ODI) series here starting next week to force his way back into the West Indies side on a permanent basis.... Read More

Sri Lanka dig in after Root double ton
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Joe Root completed his fourth double century for England yesterday but insisted it will mean nothing if his side cannot overcome a defiant Sri Lanka in the first Test.... Read More

Well done!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 17 2021    

Three Jamaicans registered NCAA leading performances between Friday and yesterday as the US collegiate indoors season picked up intensity. Read More

Brathwaite brace helps propel runaway leaders to easy win

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

CANBERRA, Australia (CMC) — West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite snatched two wickets to take his season tally to 13 as Sydney Sixers stormed nine points clear at the top of the Big Bash table with a seven-wicket win over Perth Scorchers here... Read More

Mount lifts Chelsea, Allardyce gets first West Brom win

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Mason Mount put Chelsea back on track with the late strike that sealed a vital 1-0 win at 10-man Fulham, while Sam Allardyce got his first victory as West Bromwich Albion boss in a 3-2 success at Wolves yesterday. Read More

Harden ready for 'unselfish' Nets role

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — James Harden said Friday he is confident of fitting in alongside new Brooklyn Nets teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving after completing his blockbuster trade from the Houston Rockets. Read More

Antetokounmpo propels Bucks over Mavs, James leads Lakers past Pelicans

Sunday, January, 17 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and had nine rebounds to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-109 victory over Luka Doncic's Dallas Mavericks in a battle between the two early front-runners for National Basketball Association (NBA) Most... Read More

Athletics Coach David Riley says systematic prejudices hurting sport

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 16 2021    

David Riley, president of the Jamaica Track and Field Coaches Association (JATAFCA), says a national prejudice towards sports and people who participate in sports is behind the restrictions on non-contact sports. Read More

Jamaican Flemmings gets 'second chance' in new Legion deal

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (CMC) — Under-fire Reggae Boyz forward Junior Flemmings has inked a one-year deal with Birmingham Legion in the United Soccer League (USL), with the Deep South franchise stressing it believes in “second chances” against the backdrop of a... Read More

'Ruthless' Root hits first ton in over a year

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Captain Joe Root yesterday said he wants England to be “ruthless” after his unbeaten 168 took the team's lead to 185 over Sri Lanka on a rain-hit second day of the opening Test. Read More

Patriarch one to catch in St Catherine Cup feature at Caymanas Park

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, January, 16 2021    

PATRIARCH , the Fitzgerald Richards-conditioned six-year-old bay horse, headlines a quality field of 13 Open Allowance horses down for competition in the $1.15-million St Catherine Cup feature over six furlongs (1,200m) at Caymanas Park today. Read More

Special Olympics Jamaica brings joy to students with tablet gifts

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

WITH the novel coronavirus pandemic ruining plans for many of its sporting activities, Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) has committed to providing tablet computers for students with disabilities. Read More

Rooney ends playing career to become full-time Derby boss

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney ended his illustrious playing career yesterday to take up the job of managing Championship side Derby on a full-time basis. Read More


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