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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

Inspiration at Sabina Park

with Garfield Myers | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Workmen prepare the Sabina Park venue yesterday ahead of today’s start of the historic Test Match between the West Indies and Pakistan. (Observer)

I remember a few years ago, hearing the great Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts complain about the North Stand at Sabina Park. For Andy Roberts, the huge stand, which was built as part of expensive preparations for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, was a monstrosity which had blocked out an important source of inspiration for players. He was referring to the players’ view of the towering Blue Mountains. I have to confess I was astonished. The way Roberts explained it, every time he turn ... Read More

Tivoli blank Cavalier to lift Jackie Bell title

DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Members of the Tivoli Gardens team celebrate after collecting the winning trophy from KSAFA president Wayne Shaw (second left) and Michael Collins (left), sales development and training specialist at the sponsors JN Bank. (Joseph Wellington)

Tivoli Gardens FC scored a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Cavalier SC in the final of the JN Visa/KSAFA Jackie Bell knockout competition at the Constant Spring Field Wednesday night and secured their fifth hold on the trophy. Tivoli Gardens who walked away with $400,000 and the top knockout corporate area trophy, had previous successes in 1993-1994, 2003-2004, 2008-2009 and 2013-14 and sit behind Arnett Gardens and Harbour View with six titles each. After missing a ninth-minute penalty, Peter ... Read More

SOJ unified volleyball team departs for Panama

Friday, April 21, 2017    

Members of the Special Olympics Jamaica delegation to the Latin American Games, just before departing the island yesterday. (Collin Reid)

Jamaica’s unified volleyball 10-member delegation departed the island yesterday for Panama to compete in the Special Olympics Latin American Games, set to end April 29. Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) has been playing unified volleyball extensively and the exposure will aid preparation for the 2018 World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates. “We’re extremely excited because this is our first unified volleyball team,” said Joan Edwards, a unified partner of the team a ... Read More

‘Lights Out’ scrapes controversial Contender win

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Tsetsi Davis (left) sticks a fist in the face of Dave Leblond. (Hurbun Williams)

Tsetsi “Lights Out” Davis moved into the second stage of the Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Contender Series after scoring an unpopular split decision against Team Canada’s Dave Leblond at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium on Wednesday night. Team Jamaica now leads the charge 2-1 to take home the Wray and Nephew “Best of the Best” Contender Series main prize of $2,000,000 and the title of Jamaica’s Ultimate Junior Middleweight Contender at th ... Read More

Kingston Wharves hunt historic four-straight in NADB Business House League

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, April 21, 2017    

Kingston Wharves celebrating with their Division One trophy.

Defending champions Kingston Wharves will be looking for a historic four-peat when they start their title defence against arch-rivals Wray & Nephew Limited as the 2017 National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB)/Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Kingston & St Andrew Region Business House League gets cracking today with matches in both divisions. Kingston Wharves, who are unbeaten in 33 laegue games since 2014, will welcome their opponents at their home base at King Port Building i ... Read More

20 fillies entered for Jamaica Oaks

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, April 21, 2017    

She’s A Maneater. (Photos: Joseph Wellington)

The 10-furlong (2,000m) Jamaica Oaks, the third Classic race of the 2017 season, has provisionally received 20 entries. The Oaks, which is a fillies-only event, is set for Saturday April 29. All horses in the Oaks carry the same weight of 126 lb (57.0 kgs). The provisional entrants are led by 1000 Guineas winner She’s A Maneater, who again will benefit from the hands of Omar Walker. Second in the 1000, Bilingual, trained by Anthony Nunes, is also present and it is expected that jockey Ro ... Read More

Naheelah – a special filly

Friday, April 21, 2017    

Naheelah (Photo: Racing Year 1980)

THE next edition of the Jamaica Oaks, a race confined to three-year-old fillies over 10 furlongs (2,000m) is scheduled to be run on Saturday, April 29 at Caymanas Park. The Complete Racing Guide relives the history and appeal of this event by highlighting the 1980 Oaks won by Naheelah . WINNER — Naheelah 3, ch. f. BREEDING — Zaleucus - Bright Star OWNERS — Rhoel Rhoden and Ernest Byles JOCKEY — Neville Anderson The following is an account of the race provided ... Read More

PHOTO: AFLOAT!

Friday, April 21, 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

Friday, April 21, 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

Friday, April 21, 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



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