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Ricketts remains hopeful after meeting with MOH

Following a fairly successful meeting with Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton and his team, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts is optimistic that the federation will receive the green light for the resumption of Premier League football by... Read More

Justin Burrowes cops JGA Heroes' Weekend Golf Classic
Justin Burrowes trumped defending champion Sean Morris to capture the two-day Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Heroes' Weekend Classic at Constant Spring Golf Club.... Read More

The team to beat
To say that Jamaica's Alia Atkinson and her London Roar team are off and running at the second edition of the International Swimming League (ISL) would be an understatement. In fact, if the confidence exuded by the champion swimmer is anything to go by, then their nine competitors...... Read More

Jason Holder disappointed at 'lack of solidarity' over anti-racism protests
London , United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies Captain Jason Holder said he was disappointed that international teams had dropped the practice of taking a knee to protest against racial injustice during the English cricket season.... Read More

Game over!

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

With space at The University of the West Indies/Jamaica Football Federation (UWI/JFF) Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence now ready to house players, the JFF hierarchy has decided to bid farewell to the previous team house at 102 Shortwood Road in... Read More

Rashford sinks PSG again as Koeman's Barca send message

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

Paris, France (AFP) — Marcus Rashford once again sank Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after netting the decisive goal in a 2-1 Champions League win in the French capital yesterday, while Barcelona sent a message with a thumping 5-1 victory over... Read More

Ban against world champion Naser dismissed after 'comical' missed test

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — The doping charges brought against Bahrain's 400-metre world champion Salwa Eid Naser have been dismissed, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced yesterday. Read More

Gayle leads star imports for delayed Lanka Premier League

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

Colombo, Sri Lanka (AFP) — Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite were among 23 star imports named yesterday for the twice-postponed Lanka Premier League (LPL) which will finally begins next month. Read More

Tokyo Olympics on alert for cyberattacks as alleged Russian plot revealed

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

Tokyo, Japan (AFP) — Tokyo Olympics organisers said they were on constant alert for cyberattacks yesterday but had yet to suffer “significant impact” after Britain accused Russia of targeting the Games. Read More

Cricket in bio-bubbles can affect 'mental health', says Morgan

Wednesday, October, 21 2020    

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — England's white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan, said players should have the freedom to withdraw from tours if the biosecure bubbles are affecting their “mental health”. Read More

Way to go, Crispus!

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

Having travelled thousands of miles from Africa in search of a better life, Ugandan Crispus Atukwaste of Kingston College (KC) aced his Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams picking up eight subjects, inclusive of four... Read More

JFF, MOH in key meeting today to discuss Premier League

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) will convene today in a key meeting of stakeholders regarding the resumption of the Premier League. Read More

Jamaican Lambert's first goal puts Phoenix in conference final

Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

RENO, Nevada (CMC) — Jamaican Kevon Lambert scored his first goal of the season in a sterling performance as Phoenix Rising FC defeated hosts Reno 1868 FC in a penalty shootout to reach the Western Conference final of the United Soccer League on Saturday... Read More

Dane Nelson makes his move

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

There were two trophy presentations: the first was the Clifford Stewart Memorial donated by the late trainer Humphrey Stewart in honour of his father, a leading jockey in his day, and the second was the Monica Todd Memorial sponsored by her family to honour the... Read More

'Warrior Chief' replies

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Tuesday, October, 20 2020    

Following the blitz of winners by jockey Anthony Thomas over the last four weeks which saw him overtake long-time leader in the race for the jockey's title Dane Nelson, the latter has seemingly found his form and is making a statement of intent. Read More


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