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International friendlies for MoBay

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer CATHERINE HALL, St James Thursday, March 26, 2015     Caribbean men’s champions Jamaica will kick off their preparation for what will be a busy 2015 international season with two friendly internationals at the Montego Bay Sports Complex this weekend.Tomorrow evening, the 76th – ranked Reggae Boyz will take […]

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Semi-finalists decided in St Elizabeth Major League

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Black Star FC will look to regain second place in the St Elizabeth Wray & Nephew Major League, as preliminary-round action culminates on Thursday with two rescheduled games.In Black River, the defending champions will oppose Round Hill United at the New Town Community Centre, while Real Treasure Beach FC and […]

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IAAF appeals to CAS on ‘selective punishments’ of Russian athletes

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MONACO (AFP) — The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said yesterday it is appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the “selective” punishments handed out by the Russian athletics federation against six athetes found guilty of doping.An IAAF statement said the cases of three Olympic walk champions, 2012 50 kilometres titleholder […]

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JC nose ahead after one final in boys action

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.comThursday, March 26, 2015     JAMAICA College (JC) took an early lead after the first final of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships on day two with 10 points after capturing the Class Two long jump at the National Stadium yesterday. Paketo Dudley of JC won the […]

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Dunga vows not to lose ‘essence of Brazilian football’ in rebuilding process

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Brazil coach Dunga has promised that his team will not lose “the essence of Brazilian football” as they look to put last year’s World Cup disaster firmly behind them.“We want to build a modern, compact, aggressive team but without losing the essence of Brazilian football — the dribble and the creativity,” […]

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Calabar’s Shakiel Chattoo leads Decathlon after two finals

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 3:14 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Calabar’s Shakiel Chattoo leads the Boys’ Decathlon Open by 24 points after two finals at the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys and Girls Athletics Championships now under way at the National Stadium in Kingston.Chattoo won the long jump with an impressive 7.04m, jumping to 823 points […]

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Another meltdown

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Another World Cup semi-final, but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach One-Day International cricket’s showpiece match.Tuesday’s (Monday Caribbean time) dramatic four-wicket defeat by New Zealand in a rain-affected clash at Auckland’s Eden Park was the fourth […]

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Hydel’s Shadea Lawrence repeats as discus champion

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BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com Thursday, March 26, 2015     HYDEL High’s Shadea Lawrence won the girls’ Class One discus with a personal best throw of 48.66m to repeat as champion on day two of the GraceKennedy ISSA Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.Second in the event was Excelsior […]

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PHOTOS: Day 2 of Boys’ and Girls’ Champs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 1:19 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Day two of the Issa/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships got under way at the National Stadium in St Andrew today.While the event is currently in the heat stages, finals for the field events are expected to be done today.OBSERVER ONLINE brings you photo highlights. […]

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Catherine Hall poised to take over Senior League lead

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ALBION, St James — Former champions Catherine Hall could take over the lead in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Senior League when they take on Salt Spring United at Albion this afternoon.Catherine Hall are in second place on 12 points, one behind current leaders Melbourne FC, both from six games, while Reggae Youths and […]

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