Baby Bleus 'must do better', says France coach Deschamps

KAZAN, Russia (AFP) — Didier Deschamps has told France they “must do better”, after escaping a humiliating draw with Australia in a 2-1 World Cup opener decided by VAR and goal line technology. Read More

Sri Lanka Cricket backs players in ball-change controversy
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC) — Sri Lanka cricket authorities have thrown their support behind their team in the ball-change controversy that marred the third day of the second Test against West Indies, and have vowed to “take all necessary steps to defend any player”,...... Read More

Wolmer's win national Under-16 cricket title
MANDEVILL:E, Manchester — Wolmer's Boys' are national Under-16 cricket champions after Daniel Beckford's run-a-ball 126 took them to first innings honours over Manchester High at Manchester High School grounds here on Wednesday.... Read More

Jamaica to host World Chess Championship qualifier next week
Some of the best chess players in the region will arrive in the island next Wednesday to participate in the Sub-Zonals 2.3.5, a regional qualifier for the World Chess Championships.... Read More

All things being equal, Poker Star should shine brightly today

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

With two good runs under his girth so far this season, Poker Star should now be cherry ripe to return to winning ways, as he heads a maximum field of 16 in the top-rated, $1-million Overnight Allowance event on a good-looking 11-race... Read More

Unbeaten Jamaica face champs T&T in Women's T20 tournament

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Jamaica will put their unbeaten record on the line when they challenge title-holders Trinidad and Tobago in today's fourth-round Cricket West Indies Regional Women's Twenty20 match at Sabina Park. Read More

Jamaicans take flight to Brazil, the spiritual home of skateboarding

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Saturday, June, 16 2018    

After much hype and anticipation surrounding the take-off of skateboarding in Jamaica, vice-president of Skateboard Jamaica Limited (SJL) Steve Douglas is now brimming with excitement, as the country is set to broaden its horizons in the sport. Read More

#WC2018: Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia. Read More

Smith battles for Windies on soggy, slow-going day

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Gros-Islet , Saint Lucia (AFP) — Devon Smith battled disciplined bowling and frequent stoppages for rain to compile an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies reached 118 for two in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 253 on a truncated second day of the... Read More

Granville Jaguars on the hunt for seven straight win

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Montego Bay , St James — Granville Jaguars, fresh from their come-from-behind win over previously unbeaten Cricket Club Knights, will today seek to improve their record to seven-straight wins when they face Catherine Hall All-Stars in their Western Basketball... Read More

Salih retires from Wray & Nephew Contender

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Canadian boxer Tariq Salih has retired from the 2018 Wray & Nephew Contender. Read More

Nervy Argentina seek Messi magic against Iceland

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Moscow , Russia (AFP) — Lionel Messi's Argentina aim to put a shambolic World Cup build-up behind them and make a statement in their opening match against tournament debutants Iceland today. Read More

Discipline on slow pitch was key, says Gabriel

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — Shannon Gabriel said he managed to exploit what bounce there was in a slow pitch, en route to his third five-wicket haul in Tests on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka here on Thursday. Read More

JOA donates $1m to national chess programme

Saturday, June, 16 2018    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) donated $1,000,000 to the national chess programme recently. The contribution will help junior chess players to participate in the 2018 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival. Read More

South Florida Bangladesh community set to lend support during T20s against Windies

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Two leading figures in the South Florida Bangladesh community are confident that the country's cricket team will receive massive support when they play the West Indies in two T20 matches at Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in August. Read More


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