Basketball

James delivers as Cavaliers breeze past Bucks 116-97

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — LeBron James has picked up right where he left off last season, scoring 24 points and dishing out eight assists on Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 116-97. Read More

Green knee scan negative, say Warriors
SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green suffered no serious damage to his strained left knee according to a scan, his team said on Thursday.... Read More

Clippers blowout Lakers in Ball's NBA debut
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Los Angeles Clippers continued their domination of the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday by routing their cross-town rivals 108-92 and spoiling the NBA debut of second-overall pick, Lonzo Ball.... Read More

KC, Excelsior tops in SportsMax High School Ranking
Kingston College and Excelsior High have been crowned Kings and Queens of high school sports based on a new and innovative scoring metric recently unveiled by regional sporting authority, SportsMax.... Read More

After MVP campaign, Westbrook seeks ultimate team prize

Monday, October, 16 2017    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Russell Westbrook, a singular force of nature in his historic 2016-17 campaign, now must find a way to thrive as a part of the rebalanced ecosystem of Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More

Cavs count on revamped roster

Monday, October, 16 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James will have an overhauled Cleveland Cavaliers supporting cast this season as he tries to reach an eighth consecutive NBA Finals and again dethrone Golden State Warriors as champions. Read More

Anthem protests would be 'counterproductive', says Curry

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Two-time MVP Stephen Curry said yesterday it would be “counterproductive” for NBA players to follow their NFL counterparts by kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Read More

Wade excited to be reunited with bosom buddy James

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Cleveland , United States (AFP) — Cleveland introduced Dwyane Wade on Friday, and he says he can't wait to be reunited with LeBron James because, like ham and eggs and peaches and cream, the duo are a matching pair. Read More

Thunder's Westbrook signs $205m deal

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Oklahoma City , United States (AFP) — Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook hit the jackpot for the second time in less than 18 months by signing a five-year, $205 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read More

Calvin Martin steps in as interim basketball president

Wednesday, September, 27 2017    

Calvin Martin has been appointed interim president of Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) after Dr Mark Bloomfield recently stepped down due to personal reasons. Read More

Warriors plan Washington visit after Trump snub

Sunday, September, 24 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors yesterday vowed to visit Washington next year as the team responded to President Donald Trump's withdrawal of a White House invitation. Read More

New Scheme cop SDF Southern Conference Summer Mini Basketball title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

NEW Scheme beat Building Two 6-4 to capture the 2017 Sports Development Foundation (SDF)-sponsored Southern Conference Summer Mini Basketball Tournament played at the Majesty Gardens court last Friday. Read More

BOJ beat NHT 31-26 in Business House 3-on-3 basketball

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 6 2017    

DEFENDING champions Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) got the better of former champions National Housing Trust (NHT) 31-26 as the 2017 Business House Basketball Association (BHBA) 3-on-3 Division One and Two leagues got under way at the National Arena last week Monday. Read More

New York City top Caribbean Hoopfest, defeat Team Canada 77-69

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 22 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The New York City team won last weekend's successful third staging of the Caribbean Hoopfest held at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium, beating Team Canada 77-69 in over-time in the final played on Sunday. Read More

Caribbean HoopsFest tourney off with a bang

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, August, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The champions of the third staging of the Caribbean HoopsFest basketball tournament will be decided today at the Montego Bay Community College auditorium after two days of intense action which started on Friday afternoon. Read More



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