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USA, Sweden reach quarter-finals as women's World Cup heats up

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Megan Rapinoe scored a brace of penalties as holders the United States beat Spain yesterday to march on to a mouthwatering quarter-final against hosts France at the women's World Cup, with Sweden joining them in the last eight. Read More

Levy cops 110m hurdles title in close contest

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

Commonwealth Games champion Rolando Levy won a closely fought and competitive men's 110m hurdles final that brought the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Championships to a close on Sunday night at the National Stadium. Read More

The day He's Really OK, Patrick Smellie conquered

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

Winning a Derby event in any racing jurisdiction is the pinnacle of success for any horseman's racing career — whether owner, trainer, jockey, or groom. Read More

Racing fans weight in on decision to DQ

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

As to be expected, there were differing views offered by racing fans on Saturday (June 22) when the stewards of the race meeting decided to disqualify Abogado and apprentice Kiaman McGregor as the winners of the day's sixth race. Read More

DERBY WATCH 2019: Final gallops are in …

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

The racetrack was buzzing over last weekend (Saturday and Sunday) as many of the 2019 Derby aspirants put in their final gallops before the running of the big race on Saturday next (June 29) at Caymanas Park. Read More

Goule books passage to Doha, steers away from Semenya controversy

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

For the seventh year running Natoya Goule claimed the title of National women's 800m champion at the JAAA/SVL Athletics Championships at National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday. Read More

The Italian job

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo was named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics yesterday, beating off a bid from Stockholm-Are in Sweden and giving Italy the showpiece event for the third time. Read More

US Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer banned at Santa Anita after horse death

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

ARCADIA, Calif (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died — and the 30th overall — at the Southern California track. Read More

17-y-o phenom Briana Williams savours running sub-11 seconds

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 24 2019    

On Friday evening on a balmy evening with little or no wind, Briana Williams became the 15th Jamaican woman to run the 100m under 11.00 seconds when she streaked to a sublime 10.94 seconds for third place in the Women's Senior final at National... Read More

Boyz want defensive lockdown as they look to Curacao showdown

IAN BURNETT SPORT EDITOR AT THE CONCACAF GOLD CUP In The USA | Monday, June, 24 2019    

LOS ANGELES, California — Senior members of the Reggae Boyz squad here have declared that last Friday's 0-0 stalemate against El Salvador is now firmly behind them as they look to book their place in the knockout round on Tuesday. Read More

Grey days ahead

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 24 2019    

When Mireya Grey received the call to replace Kayla McCoy in the Reggae Girlz squad at the Fifa Women's World Cup in France, she knew straight away it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Read More

I nearly cried, says heartbroken Hetmyer

Monday, June, 24 2019    

MANCHESTER, England (CMC) — Rookie batsman Shimron Hetmyer has revealed he was nearly brought to tears following West Indies' heartbreaking defeat to New Zealand on Saturday, but has urged his teammates to lift themselves and make the most of their last three matches of the World... Read More

Captain Henry fires France past Brazil, into World Cup quarters

Monday, June, 24 2019    

LEHAVRE, France (AFP) - Women's World Cup hosts France survived a scare to beat Brazil 2-1 in extra time and reach the quarter-finals yesterday as captain Amandine Henry scored a dramatic winner in Le Havre. Read More

MVP's Nelson completes sprint double at Junior Champs

Monday, June, 24 2019    

Kemba Nelson of MVP Track Club continued her outstanding performance at the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Junior Championships as she completed the girls Under-20 sprint double yesterday after winning the 200m gold in a personal best 23.57 seconds... Read More



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