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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

Aquatics boss Lyn clings to hope Gov't will give blessing for preparation meet

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 15 2021    

With last month's planned race session being shot down by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn is hopeful that they will get the green light to host another in the coming weeks to aid swimmers in hitting qualifying... Read More

Determined Brathwaite embracing new responsibility

Friday, January, 15 2021    

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) — Stand-in Test Captain Kraigg Brathwaite sees himself as a critical figure in the two-Test series starting next month, and has no plans on shirking the massive responsibility before him. Read More

Fifth winner for Abbi brings hope, encouragement

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, January, 15 2021    

Abigail Able is a part of a growing number of young women becoming more involved in the sport of thoroughbred racing. Read More

Ten horses to follow in 2021

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Friday, January, 15 2021    

1 - CHANDRA'S LAW: Sensational Slam - She's Spectacular Read More

Champs blow

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 15 2021    

The 2021 staging of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) National Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships (“Champs”) appears set to be pushed back from the suggested March date to the alternative date of May after yesterday's announcement by the Ministry of... Read More

Former Hydel hurdler Hemmings picks up US collegiate award

Friday, January, 15 2021    

Former Hydel High School hurdler Trishauna Hemmings was on Wednesday named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Track Performer of the Week after setting a personal best 8.29 seconds in the preliminaries of the 60m hurdles at the Orange and Purple Elite meet held... Read More


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