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Wilson backs Mills on idea that opportunity could abound in virus-ravaged athletics schedule

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Maurice Wilson, who has served as the national track and field technical director, has come out in support of the suggestion from sprint coach, Glen Mills that the postponment of the Tokyo 2020 Olytmpics to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic could result... Read More

Pape Diouf's death awakens Senegal to coronavirus threat

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

DAKAR, Senegal (AFP) — Senegal is in mourning following the death of one of its foremost sporting icons from coronavirus, as the government struggles to impose health restrictions in the West African state. Read More

Yearning for home

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Thursday, April, 2 2020    

Football Coach Andrew Edwards says his heart and mind are with his fellow Jamaicans as the island nation fights to restrict the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

Indian cricketers face backlash for supporting Pakistan virus fund

Thursday, April, 2 2020    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have unleashed a social media storm by backing former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's foundation in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

PLCA extends suspension of RSPL

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

The Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) has decided to extend the suspension of the Red Stripe Premier League indefinitely, as stakeholders agree to the completion of the league. Read More

Test skipper Holder urges fans to stay 'patient and safe'

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies players took to social media on Monday to brighten the spirits of regional fans and also reassure them of their commitment amidst the challenges posed by the dreaded novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Buttler auctions World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — England's Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore in last year's dramatic World Cup final win in support of hospitals treating the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Read More

Term limits to be addressed soon in Wehby report — Skerritt

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Ricky Skerritt has assured the region that presidential term limits are still on the cards and will be addressed once the Wehby Governance report is submitted within the next month. Read More

ECB launches 61-m aid package for English cricket in response to virus

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday a 61-million (US$76 million) aid package in response to the “once in a generation” challenge of the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Read More


BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

THE Jamaica Scorpions camp has reasons to smile thanks mostly to a number of outstanding performances in the batting department as the team ended joint third in the abbreviated regional four-day tournament. Read More

Smith faces competition for Australia captaincy — Paine

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Sydney, Australia (AFP) — A rising crop of young talent will compete with Steve Smith to be Australia's next captain, current skipper Tim Paine said yesterday. Read More

FIFA feels 'duty' to help as pandemic ravages soccer finances

BY ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer writer | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

As the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic ripple across world football, Fifa feels a sense of “duty” to offer a lifeline from its vast cash reserves. Read More

The Last Dance looks at Jordan's last title starts

BY TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer | Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan's last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release. Read More

From winners to worriers — isolated athletes face mental health risks

Wednesday, April, 1 2020    

Hong Kong , China (AFP) — Fear, stress and money worries: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown is hard for anyone, but athletes are facing extra mental health risks as they go from highly active lifestyles to isolation and boredom, experts... Read More

Grooming horses is my way of living – Carlton Brown

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

The grooming of horses, without doubt, is a challenging job that takes up a lot of time, hard work, and dedication. Read More


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