Football

10-man Montego Bay earn point at struggling Maverley

Montego Bay United’s flying winger Allan Ottey (left) comes under a strong challenge from Nackwayne Parchment of Maverley-Hughenden during their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Constant Spring field yesterday. The game ended 0-0. (Lionel Rookwood)

Champions Montego Bay United, despite playing with 10 men for over 20 minutes, held Maverley-Hughenden to a 0-0 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match at Constant Spring Field yesterday. Allan Ottey was red-carded by Referee Weston Costly in the 70th minute for a nasty foul, but Monteg ... Read More

Duanvale rebound in Trelawny Major League
Duanvale FC bounced back to winning ways in the Trelawny Football Association’s Monymusk Plant ... Read More

Montego Bay United’s Dwayne Ambusley (left) challenges Maverley-Hughenden FC’s Jamoly Powell for the ball in yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League match at Constant Spring football field. The game ended 0-0. (Lionel Rookwood) Photo: All square
Montego Bay United’s Dwayne Ambusley (left) challenges Maverley- Hughenden FC’s Jamoly P ... Read More

Somerton, Firehouse hunt quarter-final berths
Division One teams, Somerton FC and Firehouse SC will seek a spot in the quarter-finals of the St Ja ... Read More

Last-gasp Messi penalty rescues poor Barcelona

Monday, February 20, 2017    

Leganes defender Dimitrios Siovas (left) challenges Barcelona forward Lionel Messi during the Spanish League football match at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona needed a last-minute Lionel Messi penalty to see off lowly Leganes 2-1 as a poor week for the Spanish champions continued yesterday. Barca were thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread, and had to rely on Messi for snatching all three points from another below par display. The Argentine opened the scoring after just four minutes, but Leganes enjoyed the better of the chances and levelled 19 mi ... Read More

Ibrahimovic sends United through to Chelsea clash

Monday, February 20, 2017    

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English FA Cup, fifth-round football match against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park in Blackburn, north-west England yesterday. At right is teammate Paul Pogba. (Photo: AFP)

BLACKBURN, United Kingdom (AFP) — Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic combined to score the winning goal that carried Manchester United through to the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers. United will face Chelsea in a mouthwatering last-eight tie at Stamford Bridge next month, as victory maintained Jose Mourinho’s interest in all four competitions in which his side have competed this season. The FA Cup holders were facing the prospect of an unwanted replay after Ma ... Read More

Reno take aim at Arnett in mid-table battle

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Renae Lloyd (right) of Arnett Gardens shields the ball from Romario Smith of FC Reno during their Red Stripe Premier League match at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Reno FC will try to pull level with Arnett Gardens FC when the teams meet in today’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) football field. The contest is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm. The Westmoreland-based Reno, who are using the venue in Santa Cruz while their home field at Frome is rehabilitated, are seventh in the 12-team RSPL table with 28 points from 22 matches. Reno, most recently the national champions in the 1994-95 campaign, sho ... Read More

Seba move five points clear in Senior League

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Seba FC moved five points clear at the top of the table in Zone Two of the St James Football Association Sandals International Senior League after thumping Lilliput Rovers 3-0 on Friday. The three goals doubled Seba FC’s output from their previous three games and handed Lilliput Rovers their first loss of the season and kept them in second place on five points, well behind Seba FC’s 10 points. At the UDC Field, Melbourne Mind Games scored their first g ... Read More

Irwin take over sole leadership of Sandals Division One

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

GREEN POND, St James — Irwin United took over sole leadership of Zone One of the St James Football Association Sandals International Division One after a big 7-1 thrashing of Paradise FC at Green Pond High on Thursday. Three players scored two goals each to lead Irwin United to the biggest win of the season so far as they improved to 10 points, three more than second-placed Violet Kickers. Irwin lead 1-0 at half-time before the teams combined for seven goals in the second half. Christop ... Read More

Reggae Youths on verge of mid-season final berth

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

TUCKER, St James — Reggae Youths of St James are on the verge of their first-ever qualification for the mid-season final of the Jamaica Football Federation Western Confederation Charlie’s JB Rum Super League when they end the second round at home against Hopewell United at WesPow Park today at 3:00 pm. Reggae Youths lead Zone One with 18 points, three more than second-placed Clark’s Town, and anything but a big loss to Hopewell United and big win for Clark’s Town against ... Read More

Bale back with a bang as Real extend lead

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football against RCD Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, yesterday. Real Madrid won 2-0. (Photo: AFP)

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Gareth Bale made an instant impact on his return from injury as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to four points with a 2-0 win over Espanyol yesterday. Bale had only been on the pitch 13 minutes after three months on the sidelines due to ankle ligament damage when he swept home into the far corner to round off a rapid Real counter-attack. Alvaro Morata had opened the scoring when he bulleted home Isco's cross 12 minutes before half-time. Madrid ... Read More

Chelsea’s Pedro, Costa muzzle Wolves in FA Cup

Sunday, February 19, 2017    

Chelsea’s French defender Kurt Zouma goes high to clear the ball during their English FA Cup fifth-round  match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England, yesterday. Chelsea won 2-0. (Photo: AFP)

WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Second-half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa earned Premier League leaders Chelsea a 2-0 win in a difficult FA Cup fifth-round tie at second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday. Pedro headed in after 65 minutes following an intricate build-up involving Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Willian. Costa sealed a place in the quarter-finals in the 89th minute after defender Matt Doherty inadvertently deflected a pass into his path. The prolific Chelsea strike ... Read More

Coach Whitmore buoyed by Boyz victory

IAN BURNETT | Saturday, February 18, 2017    

WHITMORE... I would give them a passing grade (Photo: Collin Reid)

HOUSTON, United States — A passing grade! That’s the final assessment of head coach Theodore Whitmore on his Reggae Boyz in the 1-0 triumph over Honduras in their friendly international inside the BBVA Compass Stadium here in Houston on Thursday night. Whitmore, the France 1998 World Cup hero who scored both goals in Jamaica’s 2-1 victory over Japan, made six changes to the team which suffered a 0-1 loss to the United States of America in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 3 ... Read More

Unbeaten Sandals take on Holland in JB Super League

Saturday, February 18, 2017    

WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Mid-season qualifiers Sandals South Coast will complete their tune-up for next weekend’s final when they host Holland United in their Jamaica Football Federation’s Western Confederation Charley’s JB Rum Super League second-round game today. Sandals South Coast, the only team not to taste defeat so far this season, wrapped up qualification for the mid-season final last week after edging second-placed Montego Bay Boys Club 1-0 to move nine points ... Read More



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