Herbert Morrison to start defence of basketball titles tomorrow

Dave Black, coach of Herbert Morrison

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical will start the defence of their ISSA Western Conference Under-16 and Under-19 basketball titles tomorrow when they host former champions Muschett High in a double-header at Herbert Morrison, starting at 2:30pm. The Dave Black-coached Herbert ... Read More

Derrick Rose is among three men being sued by a woman who says she was gang-raped. (AFP) Judge denies mistrial in Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — A Los Angeles judge refused to declare a mistrial in the se ... Read More

Rose, Schloss are Western Basketball MVPs
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Levar Rose of Granville Jaguars and Michael Schloss of Muschett Falcon ... Read More

Andrew Whilby (centre) of SPORTSMAX goes between two Guardsman players, Omar Barnes (left) and Christoph Brown, during their 2016 Business House Basketball Association 3-on-3 encounter at the Stadium Courts on Monday. Guardsman Group won 33-11. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) BNS unbeaten in Business House basketball
NEWCOMERS Scotiabank completed the preliminary rounds of the 2016 Business House Basketball Associat ... Read More

Garnett says ‘farewell’ after 21 NBA seasons

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling time on his NBA career after 21 seasons.

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is calling time on his NBA career after 21 seasons, posting a video on Instagram saying “farewell” and “thank you” to fans who have backed him since 1995. Garnett posted the video on Friday amid reports he and the Timberwolves had reached a deal on a buyout of his $8-million contract for the upcoming season. The 40-year-old departs as the most productive player in the history of the Ti ... Read More

Heat say Bosh failed physical, not cleared for return

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh failed a pre-season physical test.

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, who missed the second half of each of the past two NBA seasons because of blood clots, failed a preseason physical and can’t return to action, the team said Friday. “The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh, in consultation with team doctors and other physicians, have been working together for many months with the mutual goal of having Chris return to the court as soon as possible,” the Heat said in a statement. “Chris ... Read More

Enthusiastic youngsters show skills at Digicel Jumpstart Clinics

Friday, September 23, 2016    

The seven basketballers from Jamaica that were selected to attend the Elite Camp in October are Amani Cook, Daniel Jones, Jeffrey Zheng, Pierce Mackenzie, Samora Williams, Shadae Powell and Tyrese Thompson.

Once again, the young basketballers from the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics lived up to the hype and showed the coaches just how passionate they are about basketball and learning more about the game. The coaches visited Antigua and Barbuda and Jamaica where they selected their boys and girls to move on to the academy in early October. According to the coaches, the youngsters showed the right attitude and attention to detail — qualities that are key to being successful in the game. The next s ... Read More

Digicel, NBA bring jumpstart basketball clinics to Jamaica for second year

Saturday, September 17, 2016    

The Digicel Jumpstart Clinics kicked off in Bermuda, which will see the top kids in the Caribbean showcase their talents and get coached by NBA-certified coaches.

Development of local basketball talent was scheduled to shift into another gear when the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Clinic tipped off in Jamaica yesterday and will run through to tomorrow. Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics, which are run by NBA International Basketball Operations staff, focus on player development and will feature 40 boys and 20 girls from across Jamaica undergoing a three-day intensive workshop led by Adrian Alvarez Leo, senior coordinator, Basketball Operations Mexico, NBA; ... Read More

Appeals committee overturns Granville Jaguars one-year ban

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, September 11, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Granville Jaguars have had their one-year banishment from the Western Basketball Association (WBA) Elite Basketball League (EBL) overturned on appeal. An appeals panel sided with the former champions on Wednesday, overruling the one-year ban that was handed down by a two-man disciplinary panel two weeks ago. Granville Jaguars had walked off the courts at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Saturday, August 13, with 25 seconds to go in the third quarter in Game Two ... Read More



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