Montego Bay taking positives from heavy CCL defeats

HANKINSON... we are at
the beginning of a process.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Two losses in as many games for Montego Bay United in the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) is forcing the high-profile Jamaican outfit to regroup. Montego Bay lost their opening CCL contest 3-0 to Panamanian side Arabe Unido earlier this month and also went down by ... Read More

Manchester United’s Italian
defender Matteo Darmian (left) and
Manchester United’s English striker
Wayne Rooney (right) challenge
Swansea City’s French striker
Bafetimbi Gomis during their English
Premier League match at The
Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south
Wales, yesterday. Swansea won 2-
1. (PHOTO: AFP) Swansea shocker
LONDON, England (AFP) — Swansea City defeated Manchester United 2-1 for the third successive m ... Read More

JONES... has been in
great form already
this season. Jones opts out of T&T friendly as transfer speculation continues
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Captain and marquee striker Kenwyne Jones will sit out Trinida ... Read More

Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (right) heads the ball to score during the Spanish league football match
against Real Betis Balompie at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) Bale double helps Benitez to first Madrid win
Madrid, Spain (AFP) -- Gareth Bale silenced his critics by scoring twice as Rafael Benitez got his f ... Read More

Mourinho endures rare loss; Man City break club win record

Sunday, August 30, 2015    

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between
Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, yesterday. (PHOTO: AP)

LONDON, England (AP) -- Breaking a 103-year club record, Manchester City reeled off their 10th-straight Premier League victory yesterday. For Jose Mourinho, a landmark day produced an unwelcome result, with his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea ending in only a second loss. City's fourth success of the new season was a 2-0 victory over Watford, with $76-million signing Raheem Sterling scoring his first league goal for Manuel Pellegrini's side, which looks irresistible in their quest ... Read More

KONYA PLUMMER: The St Mary girl with big football dreams

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Friday, August 28, 2015    

PLUMMER... you will get that
(success) once you go out there
and work hard (PHOTO: SCOTT

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic -- Konya Plummer has no pretence to be the oratorical one, nor does she grandstand when she is among her peers. She remains rooted to who she truly is -- the simple country girl from Ensom, St Mary. But while staying true to her rural and humble way of life, the 18-year-old Plummer wants, and her tone suggests it, to one day blossom into a woman of the world. And that journey has started for her as she follows her dream of becoming the accomplished international ... Read More

Reggae Girlz renew call for corporate support

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Dominica goalkeeeper Kadisha Joseph makes a save from the effort of Jamaica midfielder Khadija Shaw (right) during their
CFU Women’s Olympic qualifying game at the Estadio
Panamericano in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, on Tuesday.
Jamaica won 12-0. (PHOTO: SIMON PEREZ)

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic -- Jamaica's Reggae Girlz have renewed their call to corporate Jamaica for support as the flame in qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games burns brightly in their hearts. Their coach Hue Menzies urged private companies that dreams, as far-fetched as they may seem at first, can come true if there is belief and tangible support. "We need as a country to step back and see how we can help these girls move forward with funding and other forms of support as we look to Rio ... Read More

Friends of Football

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Friends of Football

Clive 'Busy' Campbell (right), from Friends of Football and organiser of Masters & Celebrities Football Extravaganza, (from left) Carl Brown, president of Boys' Town; coach of Boys' Town Andrew Price and vice-president of Barbican Football Club Chris James inspect football gear donated to Boys' Town and Barbican football clubs during a ceremony at the Barbican football field last week Friday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Friends of Football --> Read More

Premier League stars spur Petrojam to Scotiabank KO title

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Jerome Jarrett (left) assistant manager at Scotia Centre joins in the celebration with members of the victorious Petrojam team following their win in the
Scotiabank Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football KO final. Petrojam defeated Cement Company 2-0. (PHOTOS: HURBUN WILLIAMS)

TWO second-half goals from Jaron Richards and Leon Strickland carried Petrojam to a 2-0 win over Caribbean Cement Company and their fourth consecutive hold on the Scotiabank Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football Knockout title at the Alpha Boys play field on Wednesday. Richards scored in the 56th minute, while Strickland closed out in the 75th. Petrojam were winning the trophy for the fourth time in succession, but fifth overall, with the first coming in 2008. In Wednesday's game, th ... Read More

Cavalier toast of KSAFA Under-17 awards

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, August 28, 2015    

KSAFA president Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson (left) and major sponsor’s
representative Jamal Tugman (right) present the Under-17 trophy to the Cavalier
skipper Ajarni Talbert (centre) at the prize-giving ceremony at Tastee Half-Way-
Tree Road head office last week Thursday. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS)

ALEX Marshall, the joint leading goalscorer in the recently concluded Tastee/KSAFA Under-17 football competition for champions Cavalier SC, was also voted Most Valuable Player at the prize-giving ceremony at Tastee head office on Half-Way-Tree Road last week Thursday. Cavalier defeated Waterhouse FC 2-0 in the final. Marshall, who attends St George's College and will enter fifth form come September, scored 10 goals to share the honour with Dujohn Cobhan of Boys' Town. Apart from winning the t ... Read More

Messi, Sasic Europe's top players

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Barcelona’s Argentinian striker Lionel Messi (left) receives from UEFA president Michel Platini
the trophy of Best Men’s Player in Europe at the end of the UEFA Champions League group stage
draw ceremony in Monaco yesterday. (PHOTOS: AFP)

PARIS, France (AFP) -- Lionel Messi was yesterday voted UEFA's best player in Europe for 2014-2015, with Germany's Celia Sasic winning the women's award. The Argentina star, who won the Champions League, Spain's La Liga and Spanish Cup with Barcelona, claimed the award for the second time ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. "I am happy to win the award. I thank all my teammates because they deserve part of it. I depend a lot on the team like everyone else," the 28-year-old said. Messi ... Read More

Barca, Man U dealt favourable hands at Champions League draw

Friday, August 28, 2015    

Manchester United’s Italian
defender Matteo Darmian (up)
vies with Tottenham Hotspur’s
English striker Harry Kane
during their English Premier
League match at Old Trafford
in Manchester, England,
yesterday. Manchester United
won 1-0.

MONACO (AFP) -- Reigning champions Barcelona and returning giants Manchester United were dealt favourable hands in the Champions League draw in Monaco yesterday. Barca's quest to become the first team to retain the European crown began smoothly as Lionel Messi and company were paired with Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and BATE Borisov in Group E. United grace the competition after a year's absence and Coach Louis van Gaal, who said he preferred to watch a United reserve side in action than proceeding ... Read More

SADCo storm into Sandals BH football semi-finals

Wednesday, August 26, 2015    

TERROADE…scored four
times for Moon Palace.

SADCo stormed into the semi-finals of the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House Football Competition with a 5-1 thrashing of Sandals Royal Plantation on Sunday at Drax Hall playing field. In the opening match of the double-header played at the same venue, four goals from striker Micah Terroade carried Moon Palace to an 8-0 win over Jewels Dunn's River. In the feature encounter, SADCo and Sandals Royal Plantation had an evenly matched first half, which the winners led by a 1-0 margin. In the se ... Read More

Reggae Girlz for Florida-based Jamaica High School Alumni Tournament

Wednesday, August 26, 2015    

FLORIDA, USA -- The Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball tournament (JHSASN) has become South Florida's premier sporting event and a main attraction for Caribbean Americans over the Labour Day weekend. The well-attended sports showcase is supported by local celebrities, elected officials, community leaders and tastemakers who can often be found cheering on the competitions in the colours and uniforms of their alma maters. In addition to the customary great food, good music, exciting m ... Read More



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