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Triple jumper Scott cops first national title at 'Trials'

Former Campion College standout Jordon Scott won his first triple jump national title, while Orlando Thomas captured the men's javelin at the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships yesterday. Read More

XLCR toast of the town at awards function
After returning to the pinnacle of the ISSA/Locker-room Sports Girls Football Competition last year, Excelsior High were once again the toast of the awards ceremony following their successful defence of their title in the recently concluded season.... Read More

Junior Trials move into high gear today
After a slow start yesterday, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) National Junior Championships will swing into action today with a full day of action with 24 finals down to be contested.... Read More

Boom Jamaica Derby contenders put in second-to-last gallops by their trainers over last weekend
The days are lessening. The anxiety is high. The mood is getting electric and the connections are busy trying to put the finishing touches on their horses as the June 30 Boom Jamaica Derby gets closer and closer.... Read More

A bumpy but winning 'Flight'

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, June, 22 2018    

The Michael Bernard-bred and -owned precocious three-year-old filly Nuclear Flight made it two wins from two starts with a plucky run after a poor start in an age group, non-winners of two call at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Read More

'I'm just a naughty boy living my dream' — Sterling

Friday, June, 22 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — England forward Raheem Sterling says he ignores the criticism of him in the British tabloid press, insisting he prefers to enjoy how he has risen from humble beginnings to play at the World Cup. Read More

#WC2018: Costa Rica hold Brazil 0-0 at halftime

Friday, June, 22 2018    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Brazil and Costa Rica were locked at 0-0 at halftime in their second group game at the World Cup. Read More

#WC2018: Brazil vs Costa Rica starting line-ups

Friday, June, 22 2018    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Neymar started Brazil's crunch World Cup clash with Costa Rica on Friday as coach Tite kept faith in the side that started a disappointing 1-1 draw to open their campaign against Switzerland. Read More

#WC2018: Spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Friday, June, 22 2018    

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kick-start their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the same fate as a shambolic Argentina and the under-performing Lionel Messi. Read More

Jamaica hunt win number two in Women's Super50 Champs

Friday, June, 22 2018    

Jamaica will go in search of win number two in the Cricket West Indies Regional Women's Super50 Championship when they oppose Windward Islands today at Kensington Park.The game is scheduled to begin 9:30 am. Read More

JUTC power into quarter-finals of domino tourney

Friday, June, 22 2018    

Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) booked their place in the quarter-finals of the 2018 National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB) Kingston & St Andrew Region/Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Business House Division One League. Read More

Where on earth was Messi?

Friday, June, 22 2018    

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) — Lionel Messi's World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here yesterday. Read More

French fare Mbappe makes history as France battle into World Cup last 16

Friday, June, 22 2018    

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AFP) — Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest World Cup goalscorer as they beat Peru 1-0 yesterday to reach the last 16 and condemn the South Americans to an early exit. Read More

Serbia take on Switzerland with Brazil looming

Friday, June, 22 2018    

KALININGRAD, Russia (AFP) — Serbia will attempt to wrap up qualification to the World Cup knockout rounds toiday as they take on a Switzerland team brimming with confidence after grabbing a draw with Brazil. Read More

Jockeys not really on the Derby hustle this year

Friday, June, 22 2018    

 The customary merry-go-round by the jockeys in securing rides, especially competitive rides in the Derby, is noticeably weak this year as all the principal runners have secured their riders for the June 30, Boom Jamaica Derby. Read More



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