Basketball

Excelsior open $4-million gym for sports teams

Excelsior High School opened its recently expanded and renovated strength training facility (gym) called The Equator last Wednesday. Read More

USA basketball face questions after World Cup flop
BEIJING, China (AFP) — Deprived of the likes of LeBron James and thrown together at the last minute, a young United States team always looked vulnerable at the Basketball World Cup — and so it proved.... Read More

NBA star James backs bill to let college athletes earn endorsement money
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — NBA superstar LeBron James took aim at the NCAA Wednesday, after the powerful governing body of US collegiate sports warned California's governor against legislation that would allow student athletes to be paid for the use of their name or...... Read More

NBA All-Star Jokić shines as Serbia crank up World Cup assault
FOSHAN, China (AFP) — Serbia and their NBA All-Star Nikola Jokic turned on the style to reach the second round of the Basketball World Cup with a masterful 126-67 demolition of the Philippines yesterday.... Read More

Heats scorch Spartans to lift community basketball title

Sunday, August, 25 2019    

EXED Heats defeated Spanish Town Spartans 82-69 in Game Two to gain their first hold on the 2019 Sports Development Foundation/National Integrity Action (NIA) Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championships title of the Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) at the Thompson Park Court in... Read More

PMBL/BREDS basketball camp impacting lives

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 21 2019    

It started out as a small event aimed at impacting the lives of children within the Treasure Beach region of St Elizabeth, but the Philadelphia Men's Basketball League (PMBL)/BREDS basketball camp has since grown beyond its borders. Read More

Heats draw first blood in best-of-three Howard McCatty Community Basketball finals

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Monday, August, 19 2019    

First-time finalist Exed Heats staved off a late final-quarter attack from Spanish Town Spartans to win game one 68-63 and take a 1-0 lead, in their best-of-three Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Integrity Action (NIA) Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championship finals... Read More

Spartan, Heats seek advantage in battle for Howard McCatty Community Basketball title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, August, 17 2019    

Spanish Town Spartans and EXED Heats will be hoping to grab an early advantage when they meet in game one of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Integrity Action (NIA) Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championships today. Read More

Spartans, Legends set for exciting Game Three

Tuesday, August, 13 2019    

SPANISH Town Spartans got past defending champions Majesty Legends 75-73 in a nail-biting finish to win game two in the best-of-three semi-finals of the 2019 Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Integrity Action (NIA) Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championship at Majesty... Read More

UWI-WJC Jayhawks lift first WBA Division One title

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Monday, August, 12 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — University of the West Indies-Western Jamaica Campus (UWI-WJC) Jayhawks completed a come-from-behind 2-1 win over MoBay Gladiators on Thursday, winning game three of the Western Basketball Association Men's Division One best-of-three finals 77-73, at Montego... Read More

Raptors level Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championship semis 1-1 with Heats

Monday, August, 12 2019    

RAE Town Raptors levelled their best-of-three series 1-1 with an 87-83 win over EXED Heats in the 2019 Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Integrity Action (NIA) Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championship semi-finals at Breezy Castle Court in downtown Kingston last... Read More

US Basketball World Cup squad drops Young, Adebayo

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo and Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young have been cut from the US national team training for the Basketball World Cup, team officials said yesterday. Read More

Game Time!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — University of the West Indies- Western Jamaica Campus (UWI-WJC) Jayhawks and Montego Bay Community College Gladiators are to meet today in Game Three of the Western Basketball Association Men's Division One final at the Montego Bay Cricket Club to decide the... Read More

Howard McCatty Community Basketball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

DEFENDING champions Majesty Gardens Legends, along with EXED Heats, Rae Town Raptors, and Spanish Town Spartans, advanced to the semi-finals of the 2019 Sports Development Foundation (SDF)/National Integrity Action (NIA) Howard McCatty Community Basketball Championship after winning... Read More

Jayhawks pull level in WBA Division One finals

Monday, August, 5 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — University of the West Indies-Western Jamaica Campus (UWI-WJC) Jayhawks pulled level at 1-1 in their best-of-three finals of the Western Basketball Association Men's Division One after beating Montego Bay Community College Gladiators 82-73 at Montego Bay... Read More



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