ISSA Western Conference boys' Under-14 basketball begins

GREEN POND, St James -- Defending champions Cornwall College will meet Spot Valley High in the first game of a double-header at Green Pond High today in a repeat of last year's final, as the ISSA Western Conference boys' Under-14 basketball competition gets under way. Six teams will take part in th ... Read More

Spot Valley High’s Lanacha Smith
(left) gets by Mt Alvernia’s Cheryl Lee
Reid in Friday’s ISSA Western
Conference basketball final at the
Montego Bay Cricket Club. Smith was
named MVP as she scored 23 points
to lead Spot Valley to a 37-36 win.
(PHOTOS: PAUL REID) Spot Valley edge Mt Alvernia 37-36 to claim ISSA Western Conference basketball crown
MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Spot Valley High avenged last year's upset loss in the final of the ISSA We ... Read More

Mt Alvernia, Spot Valley to contest ISSA Western Conference basketball final
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Mt Alvernia High and Spot Valley High will meet in ... Read More

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left) and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi speak during
a press conference to announce a marketing partnership between the NBA and
PepsiCo yesterday at Terminal 23 in New York City. (PHOTO: AFP) PepsiCo joins NBA, as Coca-Cola switches to MLS
NEW YORK, USA (AFP) -- PepsiCo will replace Coca-Cola as the official beverage partner of the Nation ... Read More

WBA season tips off today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, April 11, 2015    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Western Basketball Association's season will tip off this weekend with two competitions, the Elite basketball League and the Men's Championships, both starting today. Two Elite League games will be played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club this afternoon, while five Championship games will be played at several venues between Saturday and Sunday. Six teams including promoted Knibb Thunder will take part in the Elite League, each playing against each other three ti ... Read More

Prince Ali vows end to Blatter's FIFA fiefdom

Monday, April 06, 2015    

FIFA president Sepp Blatter (PHOTO: AFP)

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein accused Sepp Blatter of turning the presidency into a personal fiefdom as he unveiled his manifesto for the role on Monday. Ali, FIFA vice-president for Asia, told AFP in a phone call from Cairo, where he is attending the Confederation of African Football congress, that an unfair system of patronage had taken root under Blatter. "National associations have to feel that it's not a matter of an executive president going and supporting nationa ... Read More

Digicel Sportsmax secures multi-year NBA rights

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, April 01, 2015    

Oliver McIntosh (centre), President and CEO of Digicel Sportsmax, is joined by John Suranyi (left),
Digicel Play CEO of the Caribbean and Central America, as they accept a gift from Philippe Moggio,
NBA Senior Vice-President of Latin America, at the Digicel Sportsmax/NBA multi-year partnership
announcement at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday. The ball was used in the 64th All-star Game
in the USA recently and is signed by most of the All-star players. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON)

DIGICEL Group and its subsidiary Digicel Sportsmax yesterday launched a multi-year partnership agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) which will span television and mobile broadcast rights plus digital rights, as well as a significant investment in NBA partnership clinics and training. The brand new five-year partnership between the Caribbean's number one sports cable network and the pre-eminent men's basketball league was announced at the Negril Suite at the Jamaica Pegasus h ... Read More

Spot Valley clip Mt Alvernia in basketball thriller

Sunday, March 22, 2015    

Mt Alvernia High's Shaneray Wilkins (left)
gets away from Holland High's Tatianna
Fagan in the opening ISSA
Western Conference Girls Basketball Open
game at Mt Alvernia. The home school won

SPOT VALLEY, St James — Spot Valley High scored a nail-biting one-point (49-48) overtime win over defending champions Mt Alvernia High in the return-round ISSA Western Conference girls basketball competition at Spot Valley on Friday, avenging a first-round loss. The teams ended regulation tied 40-40, but the home team just edged Mt Alvernia High 9-8 in the extra period as both teams confirmed their places in the April 1 final. Both are on nine points, while Muschett High, who had beaten ... Read More

Muschett seek revenge against Spot Valley

Wednesday, March 18, 2015    

HOLLAND, Trelawny -- Former champions Muschett High will be gunning for revenge when they take on Spot Valley High in the return-round of the ISSA/Western Conference girls' basketball competition in the first game of a double header at Holland High today at 2:00 pm. On Friday, Spot Valley beat Muschett by two points, 34-32, to take over second place in the points table on five points. Defending champions Mt Alvernia High, who lead with six points after winning all three first-round games, will ... Read More



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