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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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Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Inc North America Albert P “Al” Carey will visit the ... Read More

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

Morris tops national senior trials

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Sean Morris

Just over 20 competitors were invited to the National Senior Golf Trials, which took place at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course March 17-20, 2017. The trialists pitted their skills against the challenging Cinnamon Hill layout for selection to the Caribbean Classic Championships, which will be played in the Dominican Republic May 3-7, 2017. In the Mid-Amateur category (men 35-50), national representative Sean Morris had scores of 81, 74 and 73 to finish first in his category with 228. Morris ente ... Read More

Montego Bay Boys Club, Faulkland look to improve semi-final chances

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, March 25, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay Boys Club and Faulkland FC will be seeking to improve their chances of making it to the semi-finals of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League when the third-round cross-zone fixtures continue with two games today. Montego Bay Boys Club, who are in second place on 24 points, will face struggling defending champions Granville United at the UDC field at 3:30 pm, while Faulkland FC, who are one point and on ... Read More

Go Green project collects over 8,100 plastic bottles at 2017 Sigma Run

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Plastic bottles destined for the recycling depot. (Photo: Antonio Graham)

The Go Green initiative, which was undertaken at the 2017 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, yielded massive returns as approximately 8,100 plastic bottles, the equivalent of over 400 pounds, was collected on race day Sunday, February 19. The initiative was made possible through a partnership with the Sigma Go Green Team and the Recycling Partners of Jamaica Limited, which saw the collection and sorting of plastic bottles for recycling. The 19th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run raised a re ... Read More

Round Two of JFF/SportsMax Elite League continues today

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

FIVE teams will be in the hunt for their second-straight win as the 2017 Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/SportsMax Elite Under-18 League continues today with six matches at three venues. The triple-header at the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex will feature Portland Blazers taking on St Mary Raiders at 1:00 pm, followed by St Catherine Saints vs St Thomas Cobras at 3:45 pm, and completed by St Ann Giants against Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) All-Stars at 6:00 pm. At the Fr ... Read More

Portmore withdraw from KSAFA U20 tourney

By Howard Walker Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March 25, 2017    

St Catherine-based Portmore United have withdrawn from the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-20 football tournament following a squabble between organisers and a few affiliates. Portmore United had made a request to participate in the youth league which was accepted by KSAFA, but a number of clubs questioned the logic of that move in an ongoing e-mail debate made public. Clive Marshall, the general manager of Portmore United, thanked KSAFA for accepting their request, ... Read More

Real Madrid Foundation football school for social integration to graduate 6 students

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Tomorrow, six students of the Real Madrid Foundation Football School for Social Integration (RMFFSSI) will be leaving the programme upon attaining the maximum age of 18 years. The football school, modelled on the Real Madrid Foundation’s network of Schools for Social Integration, has been in existence since 2010 and targets young people (aged 5-18 years) from challenged communities in and around Rose Hall, Montego Bay. The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation manages the operations of the RMFFSS ... Read More

Flow, Man U team up to deliver Ultimate Football Experience to local footballers

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Manchester United’s mascot (Photo: Leo Hudson)

At least two Jamaican youth footballers between the ages of 13 and 16 will get the opportunity of a lifetime through yet another exciting initiative being spearheaded by telecommunications firm FLOW and their partner — Manchester United. The Ultimate Football Experience is a skills-based competition supported by the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) that seeks to give youngsters the chance of a lifetime to participate in a talent development football camp, and even earn a trip to Old Traff ... Read More

Allison-McCracken is new Sunshine Girls head coach

Saturday, March 25, 2017    

Jermaine Allison-McCracken

Netball Jamaica has announced the appointment of Mrs Jermaine Allison-McCracken to the position of head coach for the Senior Sunshine Girls. Three persons responded to the newspaper advertisement for the position of head coach and two were shortlisted for interview. The process included submission of video footage of a coaching session conducted by each candidate and interview by a four-member panel. The recommendations from the panel were tabled in a special meeting of the Board by Human Resou ... Read More

Austin cruises to another gold at Austria Winter Games

Friday, March 24, 2017 7:23 AM    

Jamaica's Romaine Austin (Photo: Collin Reid, courtesy of Digicel, Courts and Alliance Investments)

GRAZ, Austria — Jamaica's speed skater Romaine Austin won his second gold medal here at the Special Olympics World Winter Games after cruising to victory in division 18 of the 333-metre race at the Liebenau Ice Hall on Friday's final day of competition. He finished in 52.838 seconds, ahead of Hanz Jacobs ((59.857) of the Netherlands and Danijel Golub (1:00.908 minutes) of Croatia. Austin also won gold in division 15 of the 500m race here on Thursday. Sanjay Myers Read More

‘Man’ on fire!

Sanjay Myers | Friday, March 24, 2017    

Members of Jamaica’s floor hockey team celebrate their bronze medal victory.

GRAZ, Austria — As if inspired by gold and silver medals won by their compatriots in ice speed skating, Jamaica’s illness-plagued floor hockey players saved their best for last in the top division at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games. The Jamaicans, powered by the brilliance of talismanic Captain Sydney Manyan, came from behind to take bronze after defeating fancied Costa Rica 2-1 in the third-place play-off match inside main court at Stadthalle Graz. At these Games in Austria ... Read More



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