Basketballers win, but footballers continue to fall

Special Olympics Jamaica’s Owen McKoy goes high for the ball
ahead of Nikitas Sarantopoulos of Greece during basketball
action at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday.

CALIFORNIA, USA — Jamaica's basketball team here at the Special Olympics World Summer Games got off to a winning start after clipping Greece 38-36 in Tuesday evening's late game on Court Two at the Galen Center on the University of Southern California (USC) campus. The athletic Jamaicans led ... Read More

Howard McCatty (left),
the outstanding servant
of Jamaica basketball
for over 40 years, as
player, coach, referee
and administrator,
presents the trophy
named in his honour to
John Brandt, Jnr, after
Arnett Gardens Rockers
won the Howard
McCatty Trophy at the
Anthony Spaulding
Sports Complex Courts
in Arnett Gardens on
Sunday. (PHOTOS:
HURBUN WILLIAMS) Arnett Gardens rock Upper Room Church to retain basketball title
THE community of Arnett Gardens was the scene of another title haul Sunday night when Arnett Gardens ... Read More

Arnett Gardens Rockers on top in WorldNet final
A tenacious Upper Room Church, in their backyard court at Grants Pen, drove leaders Arnett Gardens R ... Read More

Wayne Pottinger (right) of Upper Room Church is about to
sink a basket as Arnett Gardens Rockers’ top scorer Arnell
‘Sharlot’ Campbell defends during action in the opening
game of the WorldNet Community Basketball best-of-five
finals at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on
Tuesday night. (PHOTOS: HURBUN WILLIAMS) Arnett Gardens Rockers take early lead
Arnell 'Sharlot' Campbell hit a game-high 32 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in helping the Arn ... Read More

Majesty Gardens slapped with three-year suspension

Wednesday, July 22, 2015    

THE executives of the Southern Basketball Community (SBC) League have taken strong action against Majesty Gardens for an incident, that left a referee with a bloodied head, at the end of their game against visiting Upper Room Church at the Majesty Gardens Court on Saturday. For their part in the incident, Majesty Gardens will be suspended from taking any further part in tournaments or any other activities organised by the SBC until 2018. Upper Room Church edged Majesty Gardens 61-59 to become ... Read More

Upper Room Church, Arnett Gardens Rockers begin WorldNet finals

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, July 21, 2015    

UPPER Room Church, winners of the Western Division finals, will face Eastern Division winners Arnett Gardens in game one of the best-of-five finals for the WorldNet Community Basketball Championship at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex today, starting at 7:00 pm. Arnett Gardens Rockers easily defeated Exed Heat 2-0 to reach the final, but Upper Room Church had to show great resilience to rally from a 19-point deficit to upend Majesty Gardens in the deciding game three in the Western Division ... Read More

JABA Star Search Camp underway at GC Foster College

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer THE Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) Star Search Camp began celebrating its 15th anniversary with a six-day Star Search Camp at the GC Foster College, Spanish Town, on Sunday. | Tuesday, July 21, 2015    

(L) Dr Joyce Royale declaring the 15th
annual Star Search Basketball and Life
Skills Development Camp open at the
GC Foster College of Physical
Education and Sports yesterday.
International basketball coach Rick
Turner looks on during yesterday’s

THE Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) Star Search Camp began celebrating its 15th anniversary with a six-day Star Search Camp at the GC Foster College, Spanish Town, on Sunday. The camp, which ends on July 24, is sponsored by KFC for the 10th year in succession following a recent announcement that it will pump $1.5 million into this year's staging. The six-day Star Search Basketball Camp was officially declared opened by Dr Joyce Royale, Principal of the GC Foster College of Physical Educa ... Read More

Arnett Gardens Rockers march into Worldnet Basketball finals

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Sunday, July 19, 2015    

ARNETT Gardens Rockers swept into the Worldnet Community Basketball League final from the Southern Basketball League, Eastern Division with an 86-76 Game-Two victory over Exed Heats to clinch the best-of-three finals 2-0 at the Upper Room Community Church Courts, Grants Pen, recently. The clean sweep victory over Exed Heats also handed Arnett Gardens Rockers the Eastern Divisional Championship. Meanwhile, in the feature game between Upper Room Church and Majesty Gardens, Upper Room Church, pla ... Read More

Howard McCatty Cup unveiled

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Thursday, July 16, 2015    

THE Howard McCatty Cup, sponsored by Tastee Limited, the emblem for which teams currently competing in the Community Basketball League finals will vie, was unveiled at Tuesday evening's opening match between Majesty Gardens and Upper Room Church, in the Western Divisional best-of-three finals at Majesty Gardens Courts. McCatty is an outstanding and long-standing servant of basketball in Jamaica. One who over 40 years has delivered devoted service to the sport in a number of essential positions, ... Read More

Upper Room Church, Majesty Gardens to contest Western Division finals

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, July 14, 2015    

Upper Room Church and the unbeaten Majesty Gardens will meet in the first game of the Western Division 2015 Community Basketball League best-of-three finals at the Majesty Gardens Courts today at 7:00 pm. Upper Room Church (12-3) advanced to the Western Divisional finals by beating Linkup All Stars 2-1 in the best-of-three semi-finals at the Upper Room Church Courts, Grants Pen, on Saturday last. Upper Room won 69-59 in the final game, with Jermaine 'Juju' Brown scoring 21 points with five reb ... Read More

Upper Room Church's Jermaine Brown stars in Community Basketball semis

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, July 10, 2015    

JERMAINE Brown of Upper Room Church hugged the spotlight on the opening night of the Community Basketball divisional semi-final round games with a 40-point thriller as home teams were all victorious in the best-of-three series. The thriller of the night, a game-high 40 points from Brown, was the performance of the play-offs as he led his team to a double-overtime, drama-packed encounter over Linkup All Stars in Grants Pen. Brown dropped eight three points shot in his scoring explosion with Uppe ... Read More

Community Basketball League semis on today

Tuesday, July 07, 2015    

THE Divisional semi-finals in 2015 Community Basketball League will be played at three venues in the Corporate Area today, with four matches, beginning at 6:00 pm. This follows the completion of two pending matches, for one reason or other: Seventh seed Eastern Pistons came from a game down to blank the second-ranked JDF in their final game, which had been postponed, 75-66; Exed Heats, who had a game dispute with Rae Town Raptors, were also winners over Rae Town in their final game 73-59 and lo ... Read More

Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA's top jersey

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (#23) walks in front of Golden State
Warriors guard Stephen Curry (#30) during the first half of Game 5 of basketball’s
NBA Finals in Oakland, California, on Sunday, June 14, 2015. (PHOTO: AP)

OAKLAND, California (AP) — Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday. With teammates Klay Thompson ranking fifth and Draymond Green at number 15, the Warriors also led the team-merchandise sales list during the play-offs. James, who held the top spot at the end of the regular season, dropped to second. Chicago's Derrick Rose is third a ... Read More

Arnett Rockers raze Fire Service in basketball play-offs

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, June 30, 2015    

Arnett Gardens Rockers’ Kwame Lawrence scoring in their game against
Fire Service at the Arnett Gardens Sports Complex on Sunday. Rockers won

THE 2015 Community Basketball League (CBL) play-offs got off to a rollicking start for Eastern Division unbeaten team Arnett Gardens Rockers who blazed past Fire Service 108-76 in the feature game of a triple-header at the Arnett Gardens Sports Complex. The Rockers Fire Service match was one of the seven games played in the competition on Sunday. The second stage of the CBL was launched with an entertaining evening of play between an Eastern Division All-Stars team and a Western All-Stars team ... Read More



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