U-17 Boyz finally get chance to test themselves against Americans

Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz get ready for their big clash against the USA today.

PANAMA CITY, Panama — It’s the moment of truth. Jamaica’s Young Reggae Boyz will finally have the chance to truly test their overall state of readiness for their push for World Cup qualification when they take on nemesis USA in their opening Group C game of the CONCACAF Under-17 C ... Read More

Racers Grand Prix tickets go on sale May 1
Online e-tickets for the JN Bank Racers Grand Prix set for June 10 at the National Stadium go on sal ... Read More

Workmen at Sabina Park yesterday trying their best to keep the ground and pitch dry. Rain has the final say
Heavy rainfall ruined almost the entire second day of the first Test between Pakistan and hosts West ... Read More

Elaine Thompson cruises to victory in one of her heats at the Rio Olympics. Thompson eventually became the first Jamaican woman to win the 100m and 200m gold at the Olympics. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Elaine Thompson for Racers Grand Prix
Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson of the MVP club joins the galaxy of ... Read More

World Relays Timetable (Jamaica time)

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

Members of the 4x400m women practice their baton changes.They are in foreground Janieve Russell, Verone Chambers, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby,ChristineDay, with Stephenie McPherson in the background

Saturday, April 22 6:35pm - Women’s 4x200m heats 6:59pm - Men’s 4x100m heats 7:31pm - Women’s 4x400m heats 8:12pm - Men’s 4x400m heats 9:00pm - Women’s 4x800m final 8:48pm - Mixed 4x400m heats 9:12pm - Men’s 4x100m final B 9:21pm - Women’s 4x200m final 9:36pm - Men’s 4x100m final Sunday, April 23 6:35pm- Men’s 4x200m heats 7:00pm - Women’s 4x100m heats 7:22pm - Men’s 4x400m final B 7:35pm - Women’s 4x400m fi ... Read More

Amla’s maiden T20 century in vain

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

Hashim Amla scored 104 n.o. from 60 balls for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. (Photo: AFP)

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — South African batsman Hashim Amla cracked his maiden Twenty20 century, but his sublime knock for his Indian Premier League side, Kings XI Punjab, went in vain. Amla hit a 60-ball 104 not out to help Punjab post 198-4, but Mumbai Indians achieved the target with 27 balls to spare during their eight-wicket win in Indore on Thursday. England’s Jos Buttler top-scored for Mumbai with a 37-ball 77 as he put together an 85-run second-wicket stand with left-handed ... Read More

Real, Atletico Madrid renew Champions League hostilities

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

NYON, Switzerland (AFP) — Holders Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals as the rivals do battle once more and French surprise-package Monaco take on Juventus, following the draw yesterday. The all-Madrid showdown is a re-run of the 2014 and 2016 finals in Europe’s top club competition, with a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real victorious on both occasions in cagey affairs that they failed to settle after 90 minutes each time. Real — aiming to beco ... Read More


Saturday, April 22, 2017    

West Indies batsman Roston Chase (right) is congratulated by his teammate Shane Dowrich after scoring his half-century on day one of the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park yesterday. Dowrich also made a half-century. (Photo AFP)

Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich keep WI afloat with 118 runs partnership; WI reach 244-7 at close vs Pakistan Read More

Narine’s cameo in vain as KKR lose

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

Sunil Narine starred with the bat and not the ball.

KOLKATA, India, Apr 21, CMC — Sunil Narine produced a cameo with the bat in the opening role but proved ineffective with the ball, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) went down by four wickets to Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions at Eden Gardens here yesterday. Sent in, KKR piled up a respectable 187 for five off their 20 overs, with Robin Uthappa top-scoring with 72 and West Indies player Narine chiming in with a positive 42 off a mere 17 deliveries. In reply, Lions were propelled by capta ... Read More

Intriguing action today in Trelawny football league

Saturday, April 22, 2017    

DAVIS PEN, Trelawny — Semi-final aspirants, Salt Marsh United and Bacca Star United will meet at Davis Pen this afternoon in a crucial Trelawny Football Association/ Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League third-round, cross-zone game set to start at 3:30 pm. Bacca Star United are in third place on 28 points and are coming off an upset loss to Rio Bueno earlier this week, while Salt Marsh United are in fifth place on 26 points. Also, today Rio Bueno FC will seek to continue their upward mov ... Read More

Exotic Wagers

Saturday, April 22, 2017    


Sunrise 6 (Races 1-6) Race 1) Loose Cannon/Runallday/Simply The Best/Mr Universe Race 2) Breezy/Connor/Foxy’s Special/Mount Zion King Race 3) Bubbling Kitten Race 4) Ocean Seeker Race 5) Piano Man/Bounce/Major Force/Cup O’ Tea Race 6) Toot The Blues Total $640 Twilight 6 (Races 5-10) Race 5) Piano Man/Bounce/Major Force/Cup O’ Tea Race 6) Toot The Blues Race 7) Henry The Second Race 8) Man In Blue/Holy Night/Nasdaq Princess/Mr Cookie Race 9) Franfield/Bighdaddykoo ... Read More

‘Passion, purpose, desire!’

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Friday, April 21, 2017    

National Under-17 Head Coach Andrew Edwards (fourth right) and Assistant Coach Davion Ferguson (third left) address members of the team during a recent training session at the Jamaica Football Federation Technical Centre. (Naphtali Junior)

It may be very easy for these three beautiful words — passion, purpose and desire — to flow from one’s lips. But bet your bottom dollar that they will be harder to live up to in real-life scenarios. Notwithstanding, these are the gems that will represent a call to arms and the source of fuel in Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz’s campaign as they pursue the elusive World Cup dream. As they leave their island home behind today for Panama to compete in the World Cup-qu ... Read More

Windies, Pakistan square off in historic Test match

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Jason Holder, the West Indies captain, speaks to reporters at Sabina Park yesterday ahead of today’s opening day of the Test match. (Bryan Cummings)

The stage has been set for a historic encounter and a performance to match the occasion will be high on the agenda of the West Indies and Pakistan teams when they square off in the opening Test match of Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup Test Series at Sabina Park today. First ball of the monumental game, which is the 50th Test to be contested at the venue, as well as the 50th Test between the two teams, is scheduled for 10:00 am daily (11:00 am Eastern Caribbean Time). The first Test at Sab ... Read More

Racing commentary — the hardest of all

By Errol Hobson | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Brian ‘Spuddy’ Rickman with his special award presented on last year’s Superstakes raceday by Burger King. (Observer file photos)

As a racing enthusiast and an ardent lover of the equine athlete, I’ve always maintained that horse racing commentary is by far the most challenging and complex to undertake in the sporting world. Nevertheless, Jamaica has had quite a few good commetators plying their craft since the advent of horse racing at Caymanas Park in 1959. The first ‘toaster’ I can recall as a child was the late Desmond Chambers, the well-known and probably the orginal ‘good morning man&rsq ... Read More



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