Sport

Jamaica take lead over England in Sunshine series

Friday, October, 12 2018    

Jamaica put in a commanding display to brush aside Commonwealth Games champions England 55-43 yesterday evening at the National Indoor Sports Centre to take a one-nil lead in the three-Test LASCO Sunshine series. Read More

JOA bosses, Riley want greater emphasis on world meets

Friday, October, 12 2018    

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Top honchos of Jamaica's parent body for sport, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), are charging its affiliates to place greater priority and emphasis on preparing athletes for international competition, following dismal performances by some of... Read More

Reggae Girl Chinyelu Asher dreams of playing in World Cup

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 12 2018    

MCALLEN, USA — It is natural for players to dream big and have high expectations.Chinyelu Asher is no different. Read More

Gayle looking forward to time away from cricket

Friday, October, 12 2018    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Despite claiming that he still had “a lot in the tank,” Jamaica opening batsman Chris Gayle has said he is looking forward to relaxing and spending time with his family as his cricketing career winds down. Read More

A little luck needed in Gold Cup – Anthony Nunes

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

With the presence of the reigning Horse of the Year in the Cal's Tomato Ketchup Gold Cup, trainer Anthony Nunes is hoping for some racing luck for his charges Siempre Bueno and Houdini's Magic when the race unfolds tomorrow. Read More

Marcus Garvey upset Brown's Town 1-0

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

DRAX HALL, St Ann — Brown's Town High failed in their first attempt to win Zone I of the ISSA/Wata daCosta Cup football competition yesterday after they were upset 0-1 by out-of-contention Marcus Garvey High in their return-round game played at Drax Hall. Read More

Reggae Girlz blow away Cuba 9-0

SHERDON COWAN AT THE CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP In USA | Friday, October, 12 2018    

Edinburg, USA — Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz made a strong claim to confirm their semi-final berth in the Concacaf Women's Championship with a 9-0 beating of Cuba in their final Group B fixture at HEB Park yesterday. Read More

Three sessions should be sufficient for Boyz, says Simpson

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Friday, October, 12 2018    

MIAMI, Florida — Though they opted not to have the customary pre-game camp, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz are not concerned their preparation for the Concacaf Nations League qualifying game against Bonaire will be affected. Read More

12-year-old Raehanna Brown makes history

Friday, October, 12 2018    

The Queen's Preparatory Open Chess tournament had scores of participants from more than 30 schools vying for prizes in six main categories — Open, Under 8, 10 and 12, Beginners and Hunt the King. Read More

Rugby chairman Benzwick excited about JOA/LASCO partnership

Friday, October, 12 2018    

Last week Thursday, the Lasco Group of companies became one of the latest entities to join the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) family when they inked a deal worth $28 million over four years. Read More

Will In Charge gets the nod but only just

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, October, 12 2018    

THE battle for dominance of horse racing's centre stage in Jamaica looms in the Cal's Tomato Ketchup between a gelding, Will In Charge, and a filly, the well-decorated She's A Maneater. Read More

Peking Cruz a top-class sprinter in the making

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, October, 12 2018    

WITHOUT a doubt, Peking Cruz is one of the most improved horses in training. He has darted up to the top class in a flash and quite spectacularly. Read More

'I took my time to learn' – apprentice Shavon Townsend

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

SHAVON Townsend became the third apprentice who recently graduated from the Jamaica Racing Commission Jockey's School to win a race when he piloted home Laguna Point i n the fourth on Saturday. Read More

If I win it, I win; if I don't win it, I don't win it - Cardenas

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

WITH just 18 race days left in the 2018 racing season, the race for the jockeys' championship has become a battle between Anthony Thomas and Dick Cardenas, the 2011 champion jockey. Read More

Miss Formality finally on the move

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, October, 12 2018    

Miss Formality , a promising chestnut filly running for the fifth time, posted her second-consecutive win in a manner suggesting that she is finally ready to show her true qualities. Miss Formality won a three-year-old and upward... Read More



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