Dinthill, CC, Glenmuir early qualifiers in JHSASN football competition

A Glenmuir High player (second right) scores a
penalty in their match against St Mary College
during the Jamaica High Schools Alumni Sports
Network at the Lauderhill Sports Complex
yesterday. Glenmuir won 4-1. (PHOTO: DAVID MUIR)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — At press time last evening with games ongoing, Dinthill Technical High School, Cornwall College and Glenmuir High were the early qualifiers to the next phase of the Jamaica High Schools Alumni Sports Network (JHSASN) football competition at the Lauderhill Sports Comp ... Read More

Robinho Robinho recalled to Brazil’s national team
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Striker Robinho is back with Brazil’s national team for the fir ... Read More

Queens Park Rangers' French striker Loic Remy runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match (PHOTO: AFP) Chelsea bolster striking options by signing Remy
LONDON, England (AP) — Chelsea strengthened their striking options by signing Loic Remy from Q ... Read More

Liverpool’s English midfielder Steven Gerrard (left) scores a penalty for their second goal during the English Premier
League football match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) Liverpool slam Hotspur 3-0, as Leicester City hold Arsenal
LONDON, England (AFP) — Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a bre ... Read More

Milan thrash Lazio 3-1

Monday, September 01, 2014    

AC Milan’s French forward Jeremy Menez (right) is tackled by Lazio’s Romanian
defender Stefan Radu during the Serie A football match at the San Siro stadium
in Milan, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Filippo Inzaghi got his tenure as AC Milan coach off to the best possible start with a scintillating 3-1 victory over Lazio at the San Siro yesterday. Meanwhile, Nemanja Vidic was sent off on his debut for Inter Milan in their 0-0 draw at Torino. New Rossoneri signing Fernando Torres was in the stands alongside president Silvio Berlusconi, to watch goals from Keisuke Honda, Sulley Muntari and a Jeremy Menez penalty give Inzaghi’s men three well-earned points. & ... Read More

Real Sociedad stun Madrid, as Barca seal victory late

Monday, September 01, 2014    

Barcelona’s forward Sandro (centre) runs after scoring past Villarreal’s goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo (right) during the Spanish
League football match at the Camp El Madrigal stadium in Villareal yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Real Sociedad produced a stunning fightback from 2-0 down to beat European champions Real Madrid 4-2 yesterday. Meanwhile, bitter rivals Barcelona made it two wins in as many games under Luis Enrique with a late winner at Villarreal. Madrid were without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and departed Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso, but still looked on course for a comfortable evening when they flew into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 11 minutes, thanks to goals from Sergi ... Read More

Burrell talks up Reggae Girlz' chances for FIFA World Cup

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz celebrate one of their goals against Puerto Rico in
the CFU Caribbean Cup at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad, on
August 19. The Girlz won the game 4-1. (PHOTO: DEXTER PHILIP)

JAMAICA Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell is talking up the Reggae Girlz chances of qualifying for the 2015 Women's FIFA World Cup. However, he cautioned that some technical aspects have to be fine-tuned for the dream to become a reality. By virtue of their second-place finish at the just-ended Women's Caribbean Football Union (CFU) tournament in Trinidad & Tobago, the Jamaicans advanced to the CONCACAF stage of World Cup qualifying, to be held in the United States ... Read More

Sporting storm brewing as J'can school alumni descend on South Florida

By Sean Williams | Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Cornwall College and defending
champions Herbert Morrison in
action last year.

THERE'S a storm brewing in South Florida over this Labour Day weekend. As is common in Florida at this time of the year, the impending onslaught will not come from a tropical cyclone, but a sporting deluge as the annual Jamaica High Schools Alumni Sports Network (JHSASN) tournaments take centre stage at the Lauderhill Sports Complex today and tomorrow, America's Labour Day. In the marquee event of the Jamaican high school alumni competition, 11 former Manning and daCosta Cup champions are amon ... Read More

Petrojam, Spanish Grain Store in high-quality Business House KO final

Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Spanish Grain
Store in
House KO

DEFENDING champions Petrojam will meet firsttime entrant Spanish Grain Store in the final of the Scotiabanksponsored Kingston and St Andrew (KSA) Business House Football Knockout competition at the Red Stripe Oval, 214 Spanish Town Road, starting at 3:30 pm today. Both teams had comfortable victories in their semi-final matches when Petrojam defeated Division Two contenders JUTC 5-0, while Spanish Grain Store defeated Red Stripe 3-1. Petrojam will be seeking their fourth knockout title and the ... Read More

Allegri begins Juve title defence with win

by David Schiavone | Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri (PHOTO: AFP)

MILAN, (AFP) — Massimiliano Allegri silenced the doubters as champions Juventus beat Chievo 1-0 in the former AC Milan coach's first Serie A game in charge of the Old Lady of Turin. Last season's runners-up Roma also began with a victory as Rudi Garcia's team beat Fiorentina 2-0, with Radja Nainggolan and Gervinho grabbing the goals. Juventus, who replaced three-time Scudetto winning coach Antonio Conte in the close season, outclassed Eugenio Corini's men but could only manage a sixth mi ... Read More

Van Gaal demands more from spluttering United

by Peter Ferguson | Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (PHOTO: AFP)

BURNLEY, (AFP) — Louis Van Gaal admitted Manchester United are playing well below the standards he demands after his spluttering side were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley on Saturday. Van Gaal heads into the international break still waiting for the first victory of his United reign after two draws and a defeat in the Premier League, as well as a humiliating loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup. Managers often complain about the first international break, resenting the i ... Read More

Pellegrini expects better from beaten Man City

by Ian WHITTELL | Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini (PHOTO: AFP)

MANCHESTER, August 31, 2014 (AFP) — Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said his side were entering the international break dissatisfied with their start to the season following a surprise 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City. City were well short of the form that delivered the Premier League title to the Etihad Stadium last season, falling to a fine second-half goal from former Manchester United forward Mame Biram Diouf in Saturday's game. Pellegrini confessed his target had been to reac ... Read More

Chelsea whip Everton in 9-goal thriller

Sunday, August 31, 2014    

Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires (centre) scores his team’s fifth goal past Everton’s US goalkeeper Tim Howard
(left) during the English Premier League football match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north-west England, yesterday.

LONDON, England (AFP) — Chelsea overpowered Everton 6-3 in a remarkable game yesterday to preserve their 100 per cent record in the Premier League, after Manchester City were stunned by Stoke City. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea led 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2, but Everton kept coming back at them and it was not until Diego Costa made it 6-3 with his second goal in the last minute that the home side finally admitted defeat at an enraptured Goodison Park. Chelsea were 2-0 up inside three minutes, w ... Read More

2014 schoolboy football season a bag of opportunities

Saturday, August 30, 2014    

Dr Walton Small, ISSA president, addresses the audience
during the launch of the schoolboy season at the Terra Nova
Hotel yesterday. (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS

THIS newspaper can only concur with Mr Carlo Redwood, of schoolboy football title sponsors LIME, that "it is hard to believe a year has gone so quickly". Believe it or not, just a week remains before the start of the 2014 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) LIME Manning and daCosta Cup competitions. We well recall last year when Jamaica College (JC) and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) dominated the urban and rural scenes. In the end, a gifted JC easily overcame STETHS ... Read More



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