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Doctor keeps swimmers in top shape using social media

That swimming and many other sports have been put on hold across the globe due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), physical health does not have to suffer a similar fate. Read More

Miller embraces transition from player to coach
FORMER spin bowler Nikita Miller says his coaching debut in regional four-day cricket brought plenty of satisfaction even though inconsistency hindered the Jamaica Scorpions progress at pivotal moments.... Read More

Simmons a 'father figure', says debutante Walsh
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) —Novice West Indies leg-spinning all-rounder Hayden Walsh says he has embraced Head Coach Phil Simmons as a “father figure”, following his international debut for the regional side last year.... Read More

Stranded in Japan, South Sudan athletes keep Olympic dreams alive
MAEBASHI, Japan (AFP) — The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was a heavy blow for many athletes, but a team of South Sudanese sprinters training in a Japanese town are hoping to turn the delay to their advantage.... Read More

$6-M relief

Friday, April, 10 2020    

The cash-strapped Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), in an effort to bring some measure of relief to Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clubs, has decided to waive monies owed to it or to postpone recurring payables. Read More

Jack Warner unfazed by new corruption charges

Friday, April, 10 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) н — Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has dismissed as “stupidness”, new charges surrounding his alleged acceptance of US$5 million in bribes in relation to World Cup voting and the sale of media and broadcast... Read More

Selector Harper sees improvement in white-ball format

Friday, April, 10 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Convenor of selectors Roger Harper has hailed the improved batting of the white-ball unit as one of the positives for West Indies in recent months. Read More

Thank you!

Thursday, April, 9 2020    

SPECIAL Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) Executive Director Coleridge “Roy” Howell has hailed the support provided by partners as the organisation battles to ensure the welfare of those linked to their programmes. Read More

KSAFA clings to hope of finishing football season

Thursday, April, 9 2020    

The Kingston & St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is hoping that they, like many other associations across the footballing world, will be able to survive the Covid -19 virus and complete their season. Read More

Hope for Jamaican athletes in hunt for overseas scholarships

Thursday, April, 9 2020    

Jamaican high school athletes, with the potential to be offered scholarships to American universities and colleges, could be breathing a collective sigh of relief after what appears to be a compromise between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and their... Read More

Real Madrid players accept up to 20 per cent pay cut

Thursday, April, 9 2020    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) —Real Madrid players have agreed to cut their salaries by as much as a fifth, the La Liga club announced yesterday, as Spanish football remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Hard times ahead

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, April, 9 2020    

Having not had a sponsor since 2016, Jamaican sprinter Schillonie Calvert-Powell is struggling financially to make ends meet following the cancellation of the athletics season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


Thursday, April, 9 2020    

CALVERT-POWELL...with the athletics season being cancelled, I would say I am tremendouslyimpacted (Photo: Observer file)а Read More

Boyz Manager Simpson ponders path after COVID-19-wrecked schedule

Wednesday, April, 8 2020    

Manager Roy Simpson says the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic's ripple effect on global sport has left a gaping hole in the Reggae Boyz' schedule for the year. Read More

Qatar, Russia deny buying World Cup rights

Wednesday, April, 8 2020    

Doha, Qatar (AFP) — Qatar and Russia hit back at allegations of bribery yesterday after US prosecutors accused them of paying millions in bribes for the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. Read More


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