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CONCACAF U17 Championship: Jamaica, USA 0-0 at half-time

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Jamaica’s Young Reggae Boyz survived a penalty scare in the 20th minute in their opening CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Group C game at the Estadia Maracana a short while ago to end the first half goal-less.   The USA’s Andrew Carleton watched in di ... Read More

Pakistan's Babar Azam plays a shot on day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP) Pakistan 59-2 at lunch v Windies
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Pakistan lost two early wickets to be 59 for two replying to th ... Read More

West Indies' batsman Shannon Gabriel is bowled off Pakistan's bowler Mohammad Amir on day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP) Windies 286 all out v Pakistan
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — West Indies were bowled out for 286 in their first innings early on ... Read More

Groundsmen spread sand over part of the wet outfield before the start of day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP) Rain delays third day of Windies, Pakistan Test
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Start of play on the third day of the rain-affected first Test betwe ... Read More

#CariftaGames: Jamaica tops medal table with 28 medals

Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:49 AM    

Renardo Johnson (right) who won the 1500m in 4:09.73 and team mate Tyrese Reid who copped Silver in 4:09.86 in the  U-18 1500m final

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica enters day two of the 46th CARIFTA Games atop the medal table with 28 medals, after showcasing a powerful performance on Saturday’s opening day. Jamaica dominated the 1500m races capturing all four events along with the 400m races where they captured three of the four events. Meanwhile, Roje Stona and Fiona Richards managed to shatter the Under-20 discus record, which helped to propel Jamaica to their customary position as number one with 12 gold, 10 si ... Read More

Examining George ‘Atlas’ Headley’s cricket life

BY PAUL BUCHANAN | Sunday, April 16, 2017    

HEADLEY ... thrilled the crowds at Sabina Park and elsewhere

The legendary Jamaica cricket ground, Sabina Park, will host its 50th Test match when the West Indies meet Pakistan from April 21 to 25. In recognition of the tremendous impact that the greatest Jamaican batsman of all time, George Headley, has had on the game, today we carry an article by former Jamaica cricketer Paul Buchanan, taken from his recent book ‘Jones Town Trench Town The Journey Back’, in which the author traces the historical performance by the Panama-born Headley and t ... Read More

Thomas leads fightback, but inspired Greaves rattles Scorpions

Sunday, April 16, 2017    

Jamaica Scorpions off-spinner John Campbell finished with 3-57 against Barbados Pride in the Regional four-day game at Kensington Oval yesterday. (Ashley Allen)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Devon Thomas struck his 13th first-class half-century and passed 3,000 runs, but Jamaica Scorpions found themselves with all to do to avoid defeat heading into today’s penultimate day of their final-round Regional four-day game against Barbados Pride. Replying to Pride’s first innings of 377 all out, Scorpions were dismissed for 224 to concede a lead of 153 runs on day two of the contest at Kensington Oval. Antiguan Thomas led the way with a top s ... Read More

Wizards, Warriors earn Game One victories

Sunday, April 16, 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — John Wall scored 15 of his 32 points in a dominant third quarter yesterday, as his Washington Wizards beat Atlanta Hawks 114-107 in the opener of their NBA play-off series. German guard Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with 25 points and Paul Millsap had 19. Atlanta made 32 of 39 free throws, but connected on just 43.6 per cent of their shots from the floor and turned the ball over 21 times. Golden State Warriors, prohibitive favourites against Portland Tr ... Read More

United rock Chelsea to ignite title race, Liverpool on rise

Sunday, April 16, 2017    



Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) takes on Chelsea’s French midfielder N’Golo Kante (L) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on April 16, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United blew the Premier League title race wide open with a 2-0 win over lethargic leaders Chelsea, while Liverpool are back in third place after a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion yesterday. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were rocked by Marcus Rashford’s early goal, and a deflected Ander Herrera strike soon after half-time at Old Trafford delivered a major blow to their title ambitions. The Blues barely managed an attack of note and a sec ... Read More

Survival battle

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, April 15, 2017    

Cleon Pryce of Portmore United (left) tries to get the better of Jermaine Woozencroft of Montego Bay United in their Red Stripe Premier League third-round game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. The game ended in a 0-0 draw. (Photo: Paul Reid)

The day of reckoning is here for Maverley Hughenden FC, Waterhouse FC and Boys’ Town FC as one of the three will be relegated after today’s final set of preliminary games in the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League. All games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm and eyes will turn to the Compound, Frome Sports Complex and Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. Maverley Hughenden will try to leapfrog both Waterhouse and Boys’ Town into safety as only three points separate the teams in w ... Read More

Gilchrist’s second coming ignites hope for Munro

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, April 15, 2017    

GILCHRIST... this is a bigger challenge in the sense that you have to recommit the youngsters (Photo: Paul Reid)

MUNRO, St Elizabeth — Hopeton Gilchrist is returning to Munro College as coach of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup team and hopes he will be able to complete the job he started 10 years ago. Gilchrist was in charge of the Munro College team that lost in the final of the Ben Francis Knockout to Glenmuir High in 2009 after knocking out holders St James High in the semi-finals. That year Munro College beat St Elizabeth Technical twice in the first round to earn the ... Read More

Record-breaking Jamaicans land 11 gold on day one of Carifta Games

Saturday, April 15, 2017    

Gold medal winner Shaquena Foote (left) and teammate Rushana Dwyer, who won silver, celebrate after their success in the girls’ Under-18 1,500 metres.

Roje Stona and Fiona Richards broke their respective Under-20 discus records which propelled Jamaica to their customary position atop of the FLOW Carifta Games medal table in Curacao yesterday. Jamaica ended day one of the Games with 25 medals after 17 finals, inclusive of 11 gold, nine silver and five bronze. Last year Jamaica won 86 medals, inclusive of 42 gold, 28 silver and 16 bronze, and they are on course for another massive medal haul. Stona broke the first record of the Games, throwin ... Read More

Jamaica forecast another dominant display as Carifta Games gets underway

Saturday, April 15, 2017    

Head Coach Corey Bennett goes through the finer details with member of Jamaica’s Carifta team yesterday as they prepare for another table-topping display. (Photos: Leo Hudosn)

Having topped the medals table at the Carifta Games for the last 32 years, Jamaica will be looking to surpass the 86 medals won last year and the quest begins today in Curacao. Jamaica ended the 2016 staging in Grenada with an official tally of 86 medals comprising 42 gold, 28 silver and 16 bronze, and Head Coach Corey Bennett, though not putting a figure on the expected medal haul, expects another dominant display. “We are not doing the numbers game; we should do very well [as] we have a v ... Read More

Steaming ‘Callaloo’ dominates with three winners

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer racing writer | Saturday, April 15, 2017    

Runjohnny Run (Wesley Henry) easily wins the Grooms’ Association of Jamaica Trophy feature at Caymanas Park yesterday. Runjihnny Run was one of three winners for Henry on the 10-race programme. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Former champion jockey Wesley “Callaloo” Henry used his skills and confidence to ride three winners to highlight the 10-race Grooms’ Day programme at Caymanas Park yesterday. Henry’s winners included the Errol Waugh-conditioned Runjohnny Run, who made all convincingly to win the Grooms’ Association of Jamaica Trophy feature in fine style going 1,000 metres straight. Runjohnny Run, the 9-5 favourite, won by two-and-a-half lengths over Sir Leyland Hall (Hakeem Potti ... Read More



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