Sports

Prominent Australian trainer gets life ban over doping scandal

Tuesday, May, 15 2018    

MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) — Prominent horse trainer Robert Smerdon was banned for life Thursday along with two stablehands over a major Australian doping scandal involving more than 100 races over several years. Read More

Photo: THREE IN ONE

Tuesday, May, 15 2018    

The white with burgundy dots of owner Carlton Watson shone brightly in Saturday's sixth race as three of his horses, Supertronics, Golden Bullet and Royal Vibes faced the starter in the 10-furlong (2,000 metres) Overnight Allowance event run in honour of Ren Gonzalves. Read More

Narine, Russell cameos strengthen KKR playoffs bid

Tuesday, May, 15 2018    

KOLKATA, India (CMC) — Both Sunil Narine and Andre Russell played minor but important roles as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Jofra Archer's Rajasthan Royals by six wickets here Tuesday, and inch closer to securing a place in the Indian Premier League playoffs. Read More

PCJ powers Jamaica invitational with $12-m sponsorship

Tuesday, May, 15 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is providing $12 million sponsorship package for the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM), which is scheduled for Saturday at the National Stadium. Read More

McLeod wins, as Miller-Uibo, Gardiner break meet records

Monday, May, 14 2018    

SHANGHAI, China (CMC) — Reigning Olympic champion Omar McLeod barely held off Spain's Orlando Ortega to win the men's sprint hurdles on a rain-drenched night at the Shanghai Diamond League here Saturday. Read More

Reggae Girlz top Group B Qualifiers after 2-2 draw with Haiti

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 14 2018    

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz showed guts and determination to secure a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Haiti in their crucial CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifying Group B decider here at Stade Sylvio Cator yesterday. Read More

The Commonwealth Manor — more than just a night spot at the Games

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Monday, May, 14 2018    

The 21st staging of the Commonwealth Games will be remembered for a number of historic events occurring on the track for Jamaica, including Aisha Praught-Leer becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in the 300m steeplechase, Danniel Thomas-Dodd becoming the first woman to win gold... Read More

CONCACAF's NextPlay targets region-wide grass roots development

Monday, May, 14 2018    

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF ) on Saturday announced the official launch of CONCACAF NextPlay, a comprehensive, grass roots development programme that promotes access to football within the... Read More

'God must have sent this man'

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, May, 14 2018    

Peter Gould's multimillion-dollar investment in the establishment of Mount Pleasant Academy in St Ann must be an act of God. That's the belief of Tony James, former president of the Jamaica Football Federation. Read More

Supreme Hamilton wins Spanish GP, extends championship lead

Monday, May, 14 2018    

Barcelona, Spain (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the world championship to 17 points yesterday when he roared to an imperious victory, as Mercedes scored a one-two triumph at the Spanish Grand Prix. Read More

Neymar wins French player of the year prize, rejects transfer talk

Monday, May, 14 2018    

Paris, France (AFP) — Neymar was named as France's player of the year at an awards ceremony in Paris yesterday, and later brushed away questions over his future. Read More

Barcelona's unbeaten season ended by five-star Levante

Monday, May, 14 2018    

Madrid, Spain (AFP) — Philippe Coutinho hit a hat-trick but could not save Barcelona's unbeaten season as the Catalans were left stunned by an extraordinary 5-4 defeat to Levante yesterday. Read More

Juventus wrap up seventh straight Serie A title

Monday, May, 14 2018    

Rome, Italy (AFP) — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed his side's winning mentality as they sealed a seventh-straight Serie A title yesterday, after a goalless draw against 10-man Roma at Stadio Olimpico. Read More

Salah steers Liverpool into Champions League at Chelsea's expense

Monday, May, 14 2018    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Liverpool warmed up for the Champions League final in style by ensuring they are back in the competition next season, as Mohamed Salah set a new Premier League record of 32 goals in a 4-0 thrashing of Brighton... Read More

Failure for Gayle as Kings XI slump in IPL standings

Monday, May, 14 2018    

INDORE, India (CMC) — Chris Gayle's run of recent low scores continued as Kings XI Punjab suffered a complete batting failure to go down by 10 wickets to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League here Monday.Sent in at Holkar Cricket Stadium, the hosts were... Read More



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