Basketball

Foster learns patience

Craig Foster said he learned an invaluable lesson on Reggae
Boyz bench

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Despite not getting even a minute of playing time in Jamaica's successful Caribbean Football Union Men's Caribbean Cup campaign, Reno FC's Craig Foster said the experience was invaluable. Foster missed about three weeks of competitive football, but returned with a ... Read More

Herbert Morrison's Brendan Dawkins (right) fights his way past a St James High
defender in a recent ISSA Western Conference Under-16 first-round game at the
Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert Morrison won all their games and will face
defending champions Spot Valley in the semi-finals. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) ISSA schoolboy basketball heats up
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Spot Valley High and William Knibb Memorial will p ... Read More

WELCOME
HOME, CHAMP PHOTO: Welcome home Champ!
The new WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters (third left) is greeted by ... Read More

William Knibb, Cornwall to launch bid for basketball semis
MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — Defending champions William Knibb and Cornwall College could be battli ... Read More

Golden Boot winners

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Golden Boot winners

Trinidad and Tobago's Kevin Molino (left) and Jamaica's Darren Mattocks share a grip on the Golden Boot trophy after it was presented to them by JFF president Captain Horace Burrell (centre) at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday night. There was a tie for the top goalscorer award at the CFU Caribbean Championship with Mattocks, Molino and Haiti's Kervens Belfort scoring three goals each. Jamaica won the title by defeating Trinidad 4-3 on penalties in the final. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Golden ... Read More

William Knibb continue winning roll

Friday, November 21, 2014    

SPOT VALLEY, St James -- Defending national champions William Knibb Memorial won back-to-back games to improve their chances of a semi-final place in the Under-19 section of the ISSA Western Conference high school boys basketball competition. On Thursday, William Knibb beat Spot Valley 86-39, a day after they beat Cornwall College 59-49 and moved into fourth place in the tables on 12 points, the same as fifth-place Spot Valley High. William Knibb were allowed to enter the competition late, alm ... Read More

Muschett maintain dominance out west

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny -- Muschett High maintained their dominance in the Under-19 section of the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition after beating national champions William Knibb Memorial 74-65 in Wakefield on Monday. Three players scored in double figures for Muschett as they ran their perfect win record to eight straight as they also won the Under-16 game to stay in contention for a semi-final place. The teams will meet again today at William Knibb in a return-rou ... Read More

United at 'start of something special' despite income drop

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Manchester United logo

LONDON, November 18, 2014 (AFP) - Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Tuesday the club were at the "start of something special" despite announcing a near 10 percent drop in income in the first quarter of the financial year following the English giants' failure to qualify for this season's edition of Europe's elite Champions League. Woodward also played down the prospect of United bolstering their squad during the next transfer window in January amid concerns that manager ... Read More

'Herbert' seek another double in school basketball

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Ja are regional women’s basketball champions

SPOT VALLEY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical will seek another double over Spot Valley High when they meet in an ISSA Western Conference high school boys basketball fixture at Spot Valley High today. Herbert Morrison had won both games in their first meeting and will start favourites to repeat today. Herbert Morrison are unbeaten in the Under-16 section with 10 straight wins and sit atop the tables, while defending champions Spot Valley are in third place on 13 points from nine g ... Read More

NBA iLIKES

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Memphis Grizzlies guard
Courtney Lee (5) scores
the game-winning basket
against the Sacramento
Kings with less than one
second remaining in the
second half of an NBA
basketball game
Thursday, November 13,
2014, in Memphis,
Tennessee. (PHOTOS: AP)

5 DeMar DeRozan decided to add a little style and flair to his lay-up against the Sixers this week, spinning 360 degrees and taking contact before making the soft two-handed finish. 4 Veteran, and the player many argue to be the best power forward ever, Tim Duncan, this week passed the 25,000 points threshold with a lay-up against the Lakers. He is the 19th player in NBA history to achieve that. 3 James Johnson received the entry pass from DeMar DeRozan and took no notice of Brandon Davis stan ... Read More

Marauding Grizzlies top conference

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    

Los Angeles Clippers
guard Chris Paul

THE Memphis Grizzlies (9-1) now top the conference after three straight wins as well as their 19th consecutive regular season victory at home. The streak included an absolutely thrilling 111-110 victory over the Sacramento Kings (6-4) in which Courtney Lee controversially sank a game-winning alley-oop lay-up with less than 0.3 seconds on the clock. The Houston Rockets (8-1) also continued their stellar start to the season, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-7) 113-101, as well as continui ... Read More

NBA round-up... Cavaliers rout Hawks 127-94

Monday, November 17, 2014    

Atlanta Hawks' John Jenkins (12) fights for a loose ball with
Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13), Joe Harris and
Dion Waiters (3) during the third quarter of their NBA game on
Saturday, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 127-94.
(PHOTO: AP)

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made their first 11 three-point attempts, including nine in the first quarter, to rout the Atlanta Hawks 127-94 on Saturday night. The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history to go nine for nine or better from behind the arc in a quarter, according to information provided to the team by the Elias Sports Bureau. James hit three three-pointers in the period, while Kevin Love and Joe Harris had two apiece. The ... Read More

Herbert Morrison make it 10 straight in U-16 basketball

Sunday, November 16, 2014    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical cemented their favourites title in the ISSA Western Conference High School Under-16 basketball competition on Friday after beating Cornwall College 44-34 to extend their record to 10 straight wins. Nicholas Gilchrist's game-high 20 points was not enough for Cornwall College ,as Herbert Morrison improved their points to 20, four more than second-placed Cornwall, while defending champions Spot Valley moved up to third place on 13 points aft ... Read More

Accent clinch Division Two title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Sunday, November 16, 2014    

ACCENT Marketing Limited pulled through with an exciting 23-21 win over Xerox Limited to capture the Division Two League title by clinching the series 3-2 in the 2014 Business House Basketball Association (BHBA) 3-on-3 competition which came to an end at the National Stadium Basketball Courts last Wednesday. It was a ding-dong tussle from the outset right down to the last few seconds in which Accent managed to hold off a late burst by Xerox, who wasted many scoring opportunities to get on even ... Read More



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