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COVID-19 strikes

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 3 2020    

Courtney Francis, the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) chief executive officer, says the sporting body is working closely alongside the Ministry of Health and Wellness after a Jamaican cricketer recently tested positive for the novel... Read More

Teams Palmare, Rousseau triumph at 2020 Palmare family polo

Monday, August, 3 2020    

PALMARIUM continued its loyal support of family polo 2020 in Jamaica with their 'Palmare Private Brokerage – Your Personal Real Estate Advisor' division at St Ann Polo Club, Drax Hall, recently. Read More

Women's T20 Challenge 'very much on': India cricket president

Monday, August, 3 2020    

New Delhi, India (AFP) — Indian cricket President Sourav Ganguly yesterday said the women's T20 Challenge was “very much on” after the Indian Premier League (IPL) confirmed the virus-delayed men's tournament would get... Read More

Lowry sparks Raptors over Lakers as NBA contenders duel

Monday, August, 3 2020    

Miami, United States (AFP) — Kyle Lowry scored 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors over the Los Angeles Lakers 107-92 in a showdown of title contenders Saturday. Read More

Speedster Edwards, Hampshire part ways

Monday, August, 3 2020    

LONDON, England (CMC) — Former Test pacer Fidel Edwards will not represent Hampshire in the revamped English domestic championship which bowled off here Saturday, following a mutual decision by both parties. Read More

Infantino should remain president during probe, says Fifa

BY ROB HARRIS AP Global Soccer Writer | Monday, August, 3 2020    

LONDON, England (AP) — Gianni Infantino can remain Fifa president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world football's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. Read More

'Didn't think I'd make it,' says Hamilton

Monday, August, 3 2020    

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton said he feared he might not have made it home when a last-lap puncture almost derailed his charge to a record seventh British Grand Prix victory yesterday. Read More

'Heart-stopping' Hamilton wins seventh British Grand Prix on three wheels

Monday, August, 3 2020    

Silverstone, United Kingdom (AFP) — World championship leader Lewis Hamilton survived a tense last lap drama with a deflated and shredded tyre to clinch a record seventh victory in yesterday's British Grand Prix, claiming “my heart almost stopped”. Read More

Velocity Fest hailed as providing 'world-class' environment for action-starved athletes

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

LOCALLY based Jamaican athletes made full use of the trio of Velocity Fest meets held at Ashenheim Stadium at Jamaica College last month by the MVP Track and Field Club, with a number of outstanding performances on show during the COVID-19-affected 2020 track and field... Read More

J'can Richardson says he hopes to bring value to Barbados Tridents

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

JAMAICAN Andrew Richardson, appointed team manager and coach of Barbados Tridents for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign, is confident he can bring value to that franchise. Read More

World Under-20 Championships set for Kenya next August

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

The World Athletics (WA) World Under-20 Championships has been rescheduled for August next year in Nairobi, Kenya, and is set to start a week after the end of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, it was announced on Thursday. Read More

Record-equalling Bairstow stars as England clinch Ireland series

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jonny Bairstow equalled the England record for the fastest one-day international fifty as the world champions beat Ireland by four wickets in a series-clinching victory at Southampton yesterday. Read More

Father Patrick delivers

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

In another super-sprinting display Father Patrick turned up the pressure from the three-furlong marker and then powered home from rivals to win the Betting, Gaming, and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Trophy feature at Caymanas Park yesterday. Read More

PSG look forward to Champions League challenge after cup final win

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) midfielder Ander Herrera is confident the French side will be in prime condition for their Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, despite Friday's League Cup final win against Lyon being just their second competitive outing... Read More

Aubameyang double leads Arsenal to FA Cup triumph

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal to a record 14th FA Cup win as the Gunners captain struck twice to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final at an empty Wembley yesterday. Read More


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