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Coronavirus presents dope test hurdle for Tokyo Games

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Paris , France (AFP) — Restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-29) pandemic have reduced the number of doping tests to a minimum, creating another hurdle for the Tokyo Olympics to clear to go ahead on time. Read More

BCA president says fitness responsible for Pride success

Monday, March, 23 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Early preparation, a desire to win and, above all else, fitness are what president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley says is responsible for the success of champions-in-waiting Barbados Pride in the regional four-day... Read More

NBA launches global campaign to help cope with virus shutdown

Monday, March, 23 2020    

New York , United States (AFP) — The National Basketball Association (NBA) launched a global social engagement campaign Friday, aimed at educating, inspiring and helping people respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that has shut down the league... Read More

IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation 'not on agenda'

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was... Read More

Trinidad Pro League supports Fifa takeover, vows to cooperate

Monday, March, 23 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The local professional league Thursday gave its support to Fifa taking over responsibility for running the sport in the twin-island republic from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA).The board of directors of the... Read More

Go, Jermaine!

Monday, March, 23 2020    

Jermaine Blackwood, proud past student of Holmwood Technical High School in Christiana, northern Manchester, laid strong claims for a return to the West Indies Test team with outstanding batting in the Caribbean 4-day cricket season which has been suspended after eight rounds because of... Read More

Pollard points to opportunity in COVID-19-forced break

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — West Indies white-ball captain, Kieron Pollard says players should use the break from competition, prompted by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, to reflect on their careers and how they can do better. Read More

Trainer Ian Parsard continues purple patch with two winners

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

In a bold front running display, the Ian Parsard-trained, Harry's Train ran rivals into the ground to win the top-rated non-restricted Overnight Allowance event over five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m) on the 10-race trophy-less card at Caymanas Park yesterday. Read More

A polished Mahogany set to be crowned a 'Prince'

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, March, 22 2020    

The Prince Consort Stakes (seven furlongs), although attracting only six runners, gives another chance for racing pundits to examine further the qualities of one of the favourites for the 2000 Guineas, Mahogany. Read More

England's Rose set to bloom in Thornbird Stakes

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Sunday, March, 22 2020    

The Thornbird Stakes provides the last significant opportunity for three-year-old fillies to prep for the first Classic race of the season, the 1000 Guineas. Read More

Magic touch

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 22 2020    

He has been living in relative obscurity for years, now the name Phillip Williams is becoming a household one following his emergence as one of the most promising football coaches in the island. Read More

World champion Hamilton self-isolating as precaution

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating, but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him. Read More

US athletics federation calls for Olympic postponement

Sunday, March, 22 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — United States athletics' governing body joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed yesterday, urging US Olympic chiefs to push for the Games to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Clarke, Morris top at Tennis Jamaica Junior Tournament

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, March, 21 2020    

TOP seeds Keyondre Clarke and Kallila Morris captured the boys' and girls' 16 and under singles titles, respectively at the two-day 2020 Tennis Jamaica Junior Tournament first in the series played at Eric Bell Tennis Centre recently. Read More

Tour of England to be rescheduled because of COVID-19

Saturday, March, 21 2020    

LONDON, England (CMC) — The West Indies upcoming tour of England will begin later, if at all, following the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) announcement of a seven-week delay to the start of the professional season because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... Read More



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