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Pakistan bans spinner Nawaz for one month

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) yesterday banned all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz for one month and fined him approximately $2,000 after he admitted failing to disclose an approach by a bookmaker to engage in corrupt practices. Read More

Failures for Pollard, Simmons as Mumbai go under

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — West Indies batting stars Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons both failed when they could least afford to as Mumbai Indian suffered a stunning 20-run loss to underdogs Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the first play-off match of the Indian Premier League... Read More

Gabriel gets backing from Coach Law

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Head Coach Stuart Law has also thrown his support behind Shannon Gabriel in the wake of the player's error that led to West Indies' heartbreaking defeat to Pakistan in the third Test here Sunday.The Australian said... Read More

Windies must rebound, says legend Sir Curtly

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Legendary former fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose has urged West Indies to use the disappointment of missing out on next month's ICC Champions Trophy to return to the top of world cricket.The tournament, referred to... Read More

Broom, Neesham lead Kiwis over Bangladesh

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

DUBLIN, Ireland (AFP) — New Zealand eased to their second successive victory in the One-Day International tri-series in Ireland, beating Bangladesh by four wickets with 15 balls to spare yesterday.Set a modest target of 258, a fifth-wicket... Read More

Celtics get top draft pick, Lakers second

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Boston Celtics received a timely boost on the eve of their Eastern Conference showdown with Cleveland on Tuesday after discovering they will command the first pick in this year's NBA draft.The Celtics... Read More

Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs, lead series 2-0

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series on Tuesday night.Curry's points haul included... Read More

3rd J'can female discus thrower qualifies for London World Champs

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A third Jamaican female discus thrower, Tarasue Barnett, has qualified for the event at the IAAF World Championships in London after she attained the standard at the Tucson Elite Classic in Arizona tonight, throwing a personal best 61.66m. Read More

C'bean triumph unforgettable, says retiring Misbah

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC) — Retiring Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq says the historic 2-1 Test series victory in the Caribbean last Sunday will remain one of the highlights of his career.The 42-year-old, playing in his last international match before... Read More

Windies stuck at eighth after ICC annual update

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies remained rooted at eighth in the World Test Rankings released on Thursday, following the annual update in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent. Read More

WADA announces independent testing authority

Thursday, May, 18 2017    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) – The World Anti-Doping Agency announced the creation of a new independent testing body on Thursday but admitted it could not compel sports federations to come under its authority.WADA President Craig Reedie... Read More

Building champions

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Naggo Head Primary school swept to their third-consecutive INSPORTS Primary Champs title and eighth overall on Saturday in very convincing fashion, beating their nearest rivals Greater Portmore by a whopping 91 points in a totally dominant display. Read More

Racers Grand Prix-bound Danielle Williams hails Bolt

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Once world 100-metre hurdles champion Danielle Williams graces the track for the second staging of the JN Bank/ Racers Grand Prix on June 10 at the National Stadium, it will be her first race in Jamaica since her fall at the senior national track and field trials last... Read More

Moncriffe, Whyte clash in Contender bout

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

Devon Moncriffe, saddled with the unenviable task to ensure Team Jamaica advances to the second round of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Contender Boxing Series with a lead, will clash in a pivotal match against... Read More

Sunshine Girls squad announced for Barbados test

Wednesday, May, 17 2017    

A 15-member Sunshine Girls squad has been announced for the three-Test netball series versus Barbados, which takes place this weekend at the National Arena.The Jamaica squad includes many who have starred while representing Jamaica at junior... Read More



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