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Van Nistlerooy humbled by outpouring of Jamaican fan support

UEFA Champions League ambassador Ruud Van Nistelrooy interact with locals at Pier One in Montego Bay, St James, on Thursday. (Photo: AFP)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former Dutch international Ruud van Nistelrooy was impressed with the fan support of the UEFA Champions League and the English Premier league during his recent visit to the island as an ambassador for the Champions League. Van Nistelrooy, who left the island on Friday, ... Read More

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St Thomas Cobras’ Garth Stewart (centre) takes control as the St Catherine Saints pair of Tyrone Small (left) and Andrew Daley close in. St Mary Raiders score exciting 4-3 win over Portland Blazers
ST MARY Raiders registered their first win when they clipped Portland Raider 4-3 in an exciting en ... Read More

Red Stripe Premier League’s leading goalscorer Jermaine Johnson (right) of Tivoli Gardens tries to elude Carlos Wright of Waterhouse during their match at the National Stadium last Monday. Johnson scored twice as Tivoli Gardens won 2-0. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) Waterhouse’s survival struggles take deadly turn as they face MBU
Having slipped back into the clutches of the relegation war, Waterhouse FC face a wounded but equall ... Read More

2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games opens today

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Deputy Superintendent of Police Gosford Cole with two Special Olympics Winter Games mascots. (Collin Reid courtesy of Digicel, Courts and Alliance Investments)

GRAZ, Austria — The opening ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games is set for this evening in the winter sports resort town of Schladming. And inevitably, Jamaicans will grab a portion of the spotlight. Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) athletes Dave Oddman and Romaine Austin are slated to compete in speed skating on ice — a move that has attracted the attention of Special Olympics International and the global media community. Their only contact on ice using in-line ... Read More

Maverley bag three points in Waterhouse brawl

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Akeem Brown (centre) of Maverley/Hughenden comes under pressure from Tivoli Gardens’ Rohan Reid (left) and Howard Morris during their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Constant Spring Complex yesterday. The game ended 1-1. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

Roberto Fletcher threw a lifeline to Maverley-Hughenden FC with a 54th-minute goal that earned them a 1-0 win over Waterhouse FC in an ugly Red Stripe Premier League match at the Constant Spring Complex on Wednesday. The former Waterhouse FC winger was on spot to poke home the clincher from a goal-mouth scrimmage after teammate Nicholas Nelson had missed the goal seconds before from less than three feet. It was Maverley-Hughenden’s first win in their last 12 matches – five of which ... Read More

Excelsior Community College to defend CCCJ title today

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

The Excelsior Community College team celebrate their team victory last year (Photo: Paul Reid)

CATHERINE HALL, St James —Excelsior Community College will defend their title at today’s second staging of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica’s (CCCJ) track and field and cheerleading championships at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, set to start at 10:00 am. Eight institutions, one more than last year, are down to compete, with Bethlehem Moravian College joining the other teams that took part last year. According to Aldene Crew, chairman of the organising committee, ... Read More

Reid embraces new challenge, wants to partner with MAs to drive growth

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Newly appointed CONCACAF director of Caribbean football, Horace Reid tries out his new chair at Wednesday night’s official opening of the Caribbean Football Development Office at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre in New Kingston. Looking over Reid’s shoulder are CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (right) and General Secretary Phillipe Moggio. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

The purpose of CONCACAF’s newly inaugurated Caribbean development office, through official rhetoric, is expected to be wide ranging in portfolio, and through “strategic execution”, far-reaching in effect. To get the ball rolling, the office already has in its scope achievable short-term goals, but its leading protagonist has also ambitiously set his sights on those targets that may be way off in the distance. At the official opening at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre in Kings ... Read More

CRICKET-UPDATE: Hurricanes hold slender 47-run lead over Scorpions at close

Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:19 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leeward Islands Hurricanes closed day two on 32-5 in their historic day/night Digicel Regional Four-day cricket contest against hosts Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park on Saturday. The Hurricanes, who were bowled out for a paltry 71 in their first innings, continued to struggle with the swing and uneven bounce of the pitch, and currently hold a slender 47-run lead heading into Sunday's third day. Jason Campbell, not out on two runs, and wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar ... Read More

Rain halts proceedings after hour of play in Scorpions, Hurricanes day/night match 

Saturday, March 18, 2017 4:35 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Rain has halted proceedings in the day/night Digicel Regional Four-day contest between hosts Jamaica Scorpions and Leeward Islands Hurricanes, after just one hour of play here at Sabina Park. The Hurricanes are currently in a spot of bother at 25-3, after being asked to take first strike by the Scorpions. Keacey Carty (11) and Nkrumah Bonner, who is yet to score, are the not out batsmen. Seamer Marquino Mindley has so far taken 2-12, picking up the wickets of captain ... Read More

Paralympic team off to Youth Parapan American Games

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

(From left) Members of the Jamaica Paralympic Association delegation Christopher Samuda, Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) President; Dr Leroy Harrison, team doctor; Suzanne Harris-Henry, Secretary General; athletes Jason Brown, Tevaughn Thomas, Rajaron Scott, and Jevaughn Robinson; Rushane Sterling, Massage Therapist; Edmund Jones, Director and seated, Neville Sinclair, Coach, which left the Norman Manley International Airport on Wednesday for  the Sao Paulo Youth Parapan American Games in Brazil.

(From left) Members of the Jamaica Paralympic Association delegation Christopher Samuda, Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) President; Dr Leroy Harrison, team doctor; Suzanne Harris-Henry, Secretary General; athletes Jason Brown, Tevaughn Thomas, Rajaron Scott, and Jevaughn Robinson; Rushane Sterling, Massage Therapist; Edmund Jones, Director and seated, Neville Sinclair, Coach, which left the Norman Manley International Airport on Wednesday for the Sao Paulo Youth Parapan American Games in Br ... Read More

Head coach backs floor hockey team to deliver gold

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Jamaica forwards Shamar Wade (left) and Andrew Thompson fight for the puck with Vasyl Dobrydryi of Ukraine during the floor hockey match played at Stadthalle Courts in Graz, Austria, yesterday. The match ended 0-0. Collin Reid

GRAZ, Austria — Donna Goldson, the head coach of Special Olympics Jamaica’s (SOJ) floor hockey team, is backing her charges to deliver a gold medal at the World Winter Games here. “These guys are hungry for the gold and the stronger players are pulling the weaker ones along. It’s a team sport and they are working as a team despite challenges,” Goldson told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. The Jamaicans played preliminary matches yesterday on the courts at Stadthall ... Read More

Former NBA star Sam Perkins to march with SOJ athletes

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

Deputy Superintendent of Police Gosford Cole (right) and Tim Zavarelli hold on to the ‘Fame of Hope’ representing the Special Olympics in the city of Graz, yesterday. This was the final leg of the torch run across 50 towns and villages in Austria and it arrived in the city of Graz, one day before the opening ceremony. The deputy supt, along with other police officers from across the globe were responsible for carrying the torch. (Collin Reid courtesy of Digicel, Courts and Alliance Investments)

GRAZ, Austria — Retired basketball star and Olympic Games gold medallist Sam Perkins is set to lead in the delegation from Jamaica during today’s opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Schladming. He spent six seasons each with Dallas Mavericks and the now-defunct Seattle Supersonics in the NBA. He also represented Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers. Perkins, who won gold for the United States at the 1984 Olympics, became involved with the movement throug ... Read More

York Town Primary score win in Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket

Saturday, March 18, 2017    

BLACKWOOD... West Indies player a product of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket (Photo: WICB/Media)

York Town Primary School continued its winning ways after defeating Polly Ground Primary by 36 runs at the school’s playing field in Polly Ground District, St Catherine, recently. York Town were winning their third-straight match in the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket at the parish level. Polly Ground batted first and made 50-5, while York Town made 93-6 in their turn at the crease and in 10 overs. York Town Primary have won all three matches to date, and will play Time and Patience Primary Sc ... Read More



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