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Tiz the Law wins a very unusual Florida Derby at Gulfstream

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there.And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very quickly be a contender. Read More

US jockeys Mike Smith, Irad Oritiz Jr Saudi suspension, fines appeals unsuccessful

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

Jockeys Mike Smith and Irad Ortiz Jr, who left the Saudi Cup weekend cards owing fines and suspensions, will reportedly have to follow through on serving both. Read More

Big-time US jockey Javier Castellano tests positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, March, 31 2020    

In the first diagnosis made public for a big-name American jockey, Hall of Famer Javier Castellano has tested positive for COVID-19, his agent announced yesterday. Read More

'I had something to prove'

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the threat of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic came as a “tough blow” to 2017 World Championships men's 400m hurdles finalist Kemar Mowatt, who says he was in the best shape of his life and was looking to go... Read More

Mowatt empathises with youngsters who will miss trio of important meets

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

Former Munro College stand-out Kemar Mowatt says he can empathise with young Jamaican athletes who have been denied the opportunities to compete at the three biggest events on the track and field calendar — the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)... Read More

Caribbean stars set for pay cut amidst COVID-19 fallout

Monday, March, 30 2020    

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is set to deal a harsh blow to the earnings of Caribbean stars in the Australia Super Netball League after the players' association here struck a deal with organisers for a reduction in player... Read More

Blackwood set to curb aggressive approach

Monday, March, 30 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Jermaine Blackwood says the region can expect a new and improved player when he eventually returns to international cricket. Read More

'I HAVE MORE TIME'

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, March, 30 2020    

Jamaica's champion swimmer Alia Atkinson has joined other Olympians in supporting the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games until 2021 amidst the widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Read More

Athletes could benefit from Olympics postponement — Mills

Monday, March, 30 2020    

The postponement of this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, could potentially benefit a number of athletes who stand the chance to earn from meets that were either cancelled or postponed earlier in the year because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)... Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Signs suggest summer dates for 2021 Olympics

Monday, March, 30 2020    

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organisers seem to be shying away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Read More

Osaka disappointed but supports Olympic delay

Monday, March, 30 2020    

Washington , United States (AFP) — Japanese star Naomi Osaka says she's disappointed not to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this year but supports the decision to postpone the event to 2021. Read More

UK Athletics chief shuns 'medals at all costs' mentality

Monday, March, 30 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — UK Athletics' new chief executive Joanna Coates does not want “medals at all costs”, as she tries to steer the organisation through a turbulent period. Read More

Athletes' assistance payments this week — Grange

Monday, March, 30 2020    

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says athletes who had been in training for the Olympic Games will receive financial support from the Government this week. Read More

Star batsman Smith's leadership ban ends

Monday, March, 30 2020    

Sydney , Australia (AFP) — A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended yesterday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again. Read More

Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil — Coe

Monday, March, 30 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said yesterday that the decision to postpone this year's Tokyo Olympics because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has saved athletes from “mental... Read More



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