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Arsenal rocked by late Brighton winner, Watford rescue draw

Sunday, June, 21 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) —Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a fatal blow as Neal Maupay fired Brighton to a last-gasp 2-1 win after Gunners keeper Bernd Leno was stretchered off, while Watford snatched a late 1-1 draw against Leicester yesterday. Read More

JAAA outlines new competition protocols as track and field readies to face starter's gun

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 20 2020    

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), the governing body for the sport in the island, is to put in new protocols for the staging of track and field meets in the island as they seek to safeguard all who participate in meets as they press ahead with a... Read More

Jamaica dominate Regional Youth Online Chess Championships

Saturday, June, 20 2020    

Jamaicans dominated the final day of competition at the first Regional Youth Online Chess Championships (Under-18) hosted by Trinidad & Tobago. Read More

Praises to 'God of Love' as racing returns to Caymanas Park

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 20 2020    

After a forced three-month shutdown, live thoroughbred racing resumes with strict coronavirus safety protocols at Caymanas Park today. Read More

CWI will get governments' support but restructuring still needed, says PM Mitchell

Saturday, June, 20 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is confident regional governments will assist Cricket West Indies (CWI) whose financial woes have been exacerbated by the current novel coronavirus pandemic, but insists restructuring is... Read More


BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 20 2020    

THE Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), its coaches and swimmers have been left clinging to the faint hope that they will be able to access the pool at National Aquatic Centre sooner rather than later. Read More

Penalty drama denies Man Utd in draw at Tottenham

Saturday, June, 20 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Bruno Fernandes' penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw for Manchester United at Tottenham as the Red Devils had another late spot kick overturned by a video assistant referee (VAR) review yesterday. Read More

Pique pessimistic over Barcelona title bid after Sevilla draw

Saturday, June, 20 2020    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Gerard Pique said La Liga's title race is Real Madrid's to lose after Barcelona were held to a goalless draw against Sevilla yesterday. Read More

Hope challenges batting teammates to step up to the wicket

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 19 2020    

WEST INDIES batsman Shai Hope says players will have to step up to fill the hole left by the absence of left-handers Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer. Read More


BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, June, 19 2020    

It was expected.After a gruesome waiting period of three months, the anticipated tsunami of entries to mark the return of competitive racing tomorrow at Caymanas Park unleashed itself on Tuesday last (June 16). Read More

It was a tough choice!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 19 2020    

Holmwood Technical's Kavia Francis says accepting a full track and field scholarship to attend Baylor University this year was a dream come through for the sprinter who says she can't wait to get started on the next phase of her life. Read More

Overnight speed fest takes centre stage at the races tomorrow

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, June, 19 2020    

A non-restricted Overnight Allowance highlights the 11-race programme which signals the return of racing at Caymanas Park after a three-month break due to COVID-19. Read More


Friday, June, 19 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has no plans to alter his on-field approach against England, saying a previous flare-up with Joe Root was “blown way out of proportion”. Read More

Despite the break, you have to grasp the opportunity — trainer Borris McIntosh

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, June, 19 2020    

Racehorse trainer Borris McIntosh says all stakeholders must follow the prescribed health protocols to have a smooth and safe race meeting during the period of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

The clock ticks again

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, June, 19 2020    

During the three-month break of racing due to the spread of COVID-19, clock man Raymond “Tony” Chadman, who has worked in that capacity for over 30 years, says he had to survive mainly from personal savings. Read More


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