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

CAREY... wants to sit with the Jamaican people   Pepsi Pepsi CEO to visit ‘Champs’ as guest of KC
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

Irwin, Fire House look to maintain lead

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

IRWIN, St James — Irwin United and Fire House SC, leaders in their respective zones of the St James Football Association Sandals International Division One, will this afternoon seek to stay in front when they take on Somerton FC and Norwood Strikers, respectively, in return-round action. The lead in Zone One will be at stake as front-runners Irwin United on 13 points will face second-placed Somerton FC, a point behind, but the leaders also have a game in hand. Fire House are also on 13 p ... Read More

Holland High lead girls basketball league

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Holland High have secured the top spot in the play-offs after winning their fifth-straight game in the ISSA Western Conference Girls’ Basketball League on Monday after beating hosts Muschett High 31-18 in Wakefield, Trelawny. Led by Shannielle Johnson’s game-high 14 points, Holland High ran out easy winners, leading 4-3 after the first quarter, 13-8 at half-time; and after trailing by one point (15-16) at the end of the third quarter, outscored Muschett 1 ... Read More

More students to benefit from MoBay City Run

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Chair of the MoBay City Run organising committee Janet Silvera addresses the launch of the fourth staging of the event at the Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall on Tuesday.

ROSE HALL, St James — Organisers of the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run have extended their reach and will broaden their scope as they seek to assist more students from the proceeds of this year’s event, which will be staged on May 7 in Montego Bay. Chair of the organising committee, Janet Silvera, told Tuesday’s media launch at Holiday Inn Resort in Rose Hall that they will be extending assistance to residents of western Jamaica who attend tertiary institutions outside o ... Read More

Western Jamaica Domino competition begins with Strike Force win

BY ALAN LEWIN Observer West writer | Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Strike Force’s Roxanne Wallace (second right) and her partner Alfred Sinclair (left) engage Classic’s Selvin Brown (right) and his partner Milton Facey in the sole match of the Western Jamaica Domino Association Charley’s JB Overproof Rum-sponsored competition at the 24x7 Sports Bar in Montego Bay on Sunday. Strike Force won the match 300 to 290. (Photo: Alan Lewin)

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The 2017 staging of the Western Jamaica Domino Association Charley’s JB Overproof Rum-sponsored competition began on Sunday at the 24x7 Sports Bar in Montego Bay with Classic, the defending champions for the premier league, being outscored by Strike Force 300 to 290 in the only match played. The competition, which is divided into three categories, will see several matches down to be played next Sunday. In the Premier League, Uptown will take on Scotch Bon ... Read More

PHOTO: Record breaking throw

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Photo:Paul Reid

Montego Bay Community College’s Lacie Allen on her way to a new meet record in the women’s discus throw final at Saturday’s second staging of the CCCJ track and field and cheerleading competition at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Allen, who was the only winner for MBCC, threw 27.20 metres, breaking the mark of 23.25 metre set by Donique McIntosh of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE). (Photo:Paul Reid) Read More

Thompson Street lift Heroy Clarke 40-over title

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Thompson Street won the St James Cricket Association Heroy Clarke 40- Over competition after beating Green Pond by 36 runs in Sunday’s final at Barnett Oval in Montego Bay. In a game reduced to 30 overs, Thompson Street, who lost the toss and were sent in to bat, made 130 for eight, then bowled out Green Pond for 94 in 24.5 overs as Christopher Watson took five wickets for 25 runs off 12.4 overs for winners. Samuels Evans took two wickets for Thompson Street as Sh ... Read More

Tight race!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Montego Bay Boys Club’s Ronaldo McLeish (left) turns away from Reggae Youths’ O’Carey Spence in a recent JFF Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League third round game at the UDC field. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo: Paul Reid)

Semi-final hopefuls Montego Bay Boys Club and Faulkland FC will take on relegation-threatened Granville United and Three Miles River respectively on Saturday as the race for play-off places in the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League heats up. Montego Bay Boys Club are in second place on 24 points, 11 points behind leaders and semi-final qualifiers Sandals South Coast, while Faulkland FC are a point and a place below on 23 points. Both teams w ... Read More

Windies to begin preparation for Pakistan series today

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

GAYLE... missing from training squad.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies players were due to begin preparation today for their four-match Twenty20 series against Pakistan starting next Sunday. The 16-man squad, headed by Captain Carlos Brathwaite, will undergo training sessions today, tomorrow and Saturday, before the squad is whittled down to 13 for the opening encounter at Kensington Oval. The training group includes newcomers Jonathan Carter, Jason Mohammed and Veerasammy Permaul, but was missing superstar opener Ch ... Read More

Brathwaite in to strengthen Pride for Jaguars clash

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

BRATHWAITE... missed the last two rounds of the competition after playing for West Indies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has been recalled to the Barbados Pride squad as one of three changes for their eighth- round clash against tournament leaders Guyana Jaguars starting here today. The 24-year-old right-hander has been joined by all-rounder Kenroy Williams and fast bowler Keon Harding in the 13-man squad announced by selectors. They replace the injured Kemar Roach, batsman Omar Phillips and West Indies left-hander Jonathan Carter, who has joined ... Read More

Windies series vital for morale, says skipper Sarfraz

Thursday, March 23, 2017    

Pakistan flag

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC) — Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes positive results on the tour of West Indies starting this weekend, will be important in boosting team morale in the wake of yet another cricket corruption scandal. Five players were recently suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on charges related to spot-fixing during the just concluded Pakistan Super League, casting a dark shadow once again over Pakistan cricket. Two of the players — Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Lati ... Read More



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