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Charlie Smith stun Wolmer’s 2-1

BY SHERDON COWAN Sunday, October 12, 2014     CHARLIE Smith High and St George’s College advanced to the semi-finals of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports’ Association (ISSA)/LIME Walker Cup knockout competition with victories over Wolmer’s Boys’ and Camperdown High, respectively, at the Constant Spring playing field yesterday.Charlie Smith stunned Wolmer’s 2-1, while St George’s College outscored […]

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Boyz suffer loss on own goal by Nosworthy

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Assistant Sport editor Saturday, October 11, 2014     NIIGATA, Japan — Jamaica head coach Winfried Schaefer was clearly a relieved man after the final whistle of the friendly international against Japan at a sold-out Denka Big Swan Stadium yesterday.He feared, like many others, that his weary Reggae Boyz, who had little […]

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Estonia 0-1 England

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TALLINN, October 12, 2014 (AFP) – Wayne Rooney spared Roy Hodgson’s blushes as the England captain’s fine free-kick secured a 1-0 win against 10-man Estonia in a hard-fought Euro 2016 qualifier in Tallinn on Sunday.Hodgson had taken a significant gamble by leaving out Raheem Sterling after he complained of feeling tired in training and England […]

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St James advance to JCA 50-over quarter-finals

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BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter Sunday, October 12, 2014     St James CA topped Zone A and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition after a crucial win in the fifth and final preliminary round game yesterday.St James defeated Hanover CA by eight wickets at Elgin Town Community […]

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Euro 2016 qualifying results

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PARIS, October 12, 2014 (AFP) – Euro 2016 qualifying results on Sunday:Group CAt Lviv, UkraineUkraine 1 (Sydorchuk 45+2) Macedonia 0Group EAt TallinnEstonia 0 England 1 (Rooney 73)Group GAt MoscowRussia 1 (Dzyuba 73-pen) Moldova 1 (Epureanu 74)At ViennaAustria 1 (Okotie 24) Monténégro 0Playing laterGroup CAt Borisov, BelarusBelarus v SlovakiaAt LuxembourgLuxembourg v SpainGroup EAt VilniusLithuania v SloveniaGroup […]

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Tardelli on the double as Brazil down Argentina 2-0

BEIJING, China (AFP) — Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested “Superclasico” friendly in Beijing yesterday.Journeyman Diego Tardelli was the unlikely hero with his first two goals for Brazil as Messi fluffed his lines with a tame spot-kick at the Bird’s Nest stadium.Atletico Mineiro striker Tardelli, 29, […]

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STETHS lead early qualifiers into D’Cup quarters

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer Sunday, October 12, 2014     SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and six others, including former champions Clarendon College, St James High and Garvey Maceo, are the early qualifiers for the quarter-finals of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup football competition after wins in […]

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Karunaratne hundred keeps Windies A toiling

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HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — West Indies A were made to toil with little success as opener Dimuth Karunaratne struck a hundred to propel Sri Lanka A on the opening day of the first unofficial “Test” here yesterday.Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka A finished the day on 261 for two, with left-hander Karunaratne top-scoring […]

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Perfect Neighbour is the Governor

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BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing Writer Sunday, October 12, 2014     In what can be described as a command performance, Perfect Neighbour prevailed for the first time over Commanding Chief this season, albeit by one-and-a-half lengths in the 55th running of the $1.15-million Governor General’s Stakes (10 furlongs) in fine fashion at Caymanas Park yesterday.After […]

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Cyclone stalls Windies, puts ODI in doubt

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NEW DELHI, India (CMC) — Dangerous Cyclone Hudhud has forced West Indies to delay their travel to Visakhapatnam, the venue for the third One-Day International, and has also put that game in doubt.The weather system is expected to make landfall in the eastern coastal city today, bringing with it heavy rains and winds of up to […]

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