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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

Reifer to prepare young Windies for Caribbean World Cup

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Thursday appointed former West Indies Captain Floyd Reifer as the Under-19 head coach, tasked with the responsibility of preparing the youth side for the ICC Under-19 World Cup scheduled next year for the... Read More

Premier League warns players to avoid own goal over celebrations

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Premier League goal celebrations will be under intense scrutiny this weekend after players were reminded of their responsibility to set an example during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Windies leg-spinner Walsh out of Bangladesh ODI series after positive COVID test

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — West Indies' tour here was thrown into turmoil Thursday after leg-spinning all-rounder Hayden Walsh Jr tested positive for COVID-19, less than a week before the start of the three-match one-day series. Read More

Pollard produces fireworks in final trial match

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Red Force Captain Kieron Pollard warmed up nicely for next month's Super50 Cup when he narrowly missed out on a hundred in Trinidad and Tobago's final trial match on Wednesday. Read More

India fight back but Australia hold edge in decisive Test

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

BRISBANE, Australia (AFP) — An under-strength India fought back in the final session to leave the fourth Test against Australia evenly poised after opening day at The Gabba in Brisbane yesterday. Read More

No Harden, no problem as Wood bags 27 points to fuel Rockets win

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Houston Rockets put this week's franchise-altering trade in the rear-view mirror on Thursday night as they kicked off their post-James Harden era with a gutsy comeback NBA win over the San Antonio Spurs. Read More

Jail term for blood-doping doctor in ground breaking 'Aderlass' trial

Saturday, January, 16 2021    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Senior figures in German sport yesterday welcomed the prison sentence handed to the doctor at the centre of the “Aderlass” international blood-doping trial in Munich after the first major test of Germany's anti-doping laws. Read More

Winning debut!

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

FORMER Rusea's High School track and field standout, Nia Robinson started her college career with a bang on Thursday as she won the long/triple jump double at the Coffeyville Winter Invite in Texas. Read More

Waterhouse Coach Gayle says club focusing on youth

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Friday, January, 15 2021    

Like other teams preparing to participate in the Jamaica Premier League, Waterhouse FC put a halt to the programme at the end of 2020 when it became clear that there was no set date for the resumption of football on the island. Read More



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