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#WC2018: Croatia beat England 2-1 after extra-time in semi-final

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Croatia will play France in the World Cup final after they beat England 2-1 in extra-time on Wednesday thanks to a Mario Mandzukic goal in the second period of extra-time. Read More

FIFA to take legal action against World Cup pirate broadcasters

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — FIFA said Wednesday it is preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches in the kingdom. Read More

World U-20 Champs: Stephens lowers personal best again to book spot in 100m final

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Michael Stephens lowered his personal best for a second straight day, running 10.22 seconds (1.4m/s) to qualify for this afternoon's final of the men's 100m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium in Finland. Read More

World U-20 Champs: All eight J'cans advance on day two

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's joint World Junior Record holder in the 110m hurdles Damion Thomas and National Junior Record holder in the 400m Christopher Taylor led all eight Jamaicans pass the first round on today's second day of action at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere,... Read More

World U-20 Champs: No decision yet on withdrawing Foote from 800m semis

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — A decision will be taken later today whether Jamaica's runner Shaquena Foote will be able to take her spot in the semis-finals of the women's 800m at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

Chin, Cain advance to second round of ITF Jamaica tourney

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

JAMAICANS John Chin and Damani Cain yesterday advanced to the second round of the 2018 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Jamaica International Tennis Tournament being played at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre. Read More

Jamaican squash siblings win Junior Caribbean titles

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Squash siblings, Lukas and Savannah Thomson both won individual age group titles on their debut outings at the 2018 JN General Insurance Caribbean Area Squash Association's Junior Championships now under way at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. Read More

Jamaica go on medal hunt today after yesterday's qualifying rounds

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica is expected to start its medal hunt on today's second day of the 16th IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium, after Wayne Pinnock and Shakwon Coke both qualified for the final of the men's long jump following yesterday's... Read More

Fantastic French

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Samuel Umtiti headed France into the World Cup final in Saint Petersburg yesterday with a 1-0 win, consigning Belgium's 'golden generation' to another bitter disappointment. Read More

JAAA boss sets the record straight on Taylor controversy

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Another major championship, another controversy. Read More

Damion Thomas targets 110m hurdles record

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Damion Thomas wants the World Junior Record in the men's 110m hurdles for himself and thinks if he does what he needs to over the next two days, he will leave Tampere, Finland, as the fastest ever in the history of the event. Read More

Great things expected as Christopher Taylor bows into action

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Two of Jamaica's top prospects for gold medals, quarter-miler Christopher Taylor and sprint hurdler Damion Thomas, will make their highly anticipated first appearances on the track on today's second day of the 16th IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere,... Read More

Four newcomers in Windies T20 training squad

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

ST JOHN's, Antigua (CMC) — As the West Indies women continue their preparations for the upcoming Women's World Twenty20 Championships, four newcomers have been added to a 20-member squad currently in training. Read More

Fantastic French

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

France Coach Didier Deschamps (centre) celebrates with midfielder Paul Pogba (right) and defender Presnel Kimpembe at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-finalmatch against Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium yesterday. Belgium won 1-0. (Photo: AFP) Read More

There is money in cricket, Dehring tells schoolboys

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

GUEST speaker Chris Dehring emphasised the importance of commitment and dedication on the road to a successful cricketing career as he addressed youngsters during the ISSA GraceKennedy awards ceremony held at Manchester Golf Club. Read More



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