S Africa 'disappointed' as Durban dumped as host of Commonwealth Games
Jamaica Observer

DURBAN, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa voiced disappointment Tuesday that Durban had been stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, blaming financial disagreements but vowing to host major tournaments in the...

History for Reggae Boy Morgan as Foxes reach last eight
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, England — Wes Morgan became the first -ever Jamaican to score in a Champions League game as reigning English champions Leicester City dramatically overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla 2-0 and storm...

The selectors messed up
Jamaica Observer

At the toss, just before the start of that third and last One-Day International in Barbados, West Indies captain Jason Holder expressed surprise at the amount of grass on the Kensington Oval pitch. Local Sports Wed, 15...

RSPL teams kick in at 3rd round of Jackie Bell KO
Jamaica Observer

Three Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) campaigners will enter the JN VISA/KSAFA Jackie Bell Knockout competition at the third round stage with two matches today. Local...

Holland High make it four-in-a-row in ISSA basketball
Jamaica Observer

HOLLAND, Trelawny — Holland High continued their red-hot run in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Western Conference girls’ basketball competition on Monday, beating defending champions...

Bicknell, Kameka triumph at Damion Johnson Professional Tennis Series
Jamaica Observer

BLAISE Bicknell and Shea-Ann Kameka captured the men’s and women’s finals at the 2017 Damion Johnson Professional Tennis Series which ended at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre on Sunday. Local Sports Wed, 15 Mar 2017...

Chanderpaul hails JCA for recognising invaluable contribution to cricket
Jamaica Observer

Former West Indies batting star Shivnarine Chanderpaul expressed gratitude to the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) for recognising his invaluable contribution to the game globally during a polished career spanning over...

So far, so good as SOJ athletes land in Austria
Jamaica Observer

VIENNA, Austria — It’s so far, so good for Jamaica’s Special Olympians as they landed in Austria yesterday for the World Winter Games. Local Sports Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Chanderpaul hails JCA for...

Gordon rescues MBU with penalty
Jamaica Observer

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions Montego Bay United (MBU) failed to make progress up the table after they had to come back from an early goal to earn a point in a 1-1 draw in their Red Stripe Premier...

GK MPay gives 2,000 free tickets to Champs
Jamaica Observer

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) is offering 2,000 free tickets to this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships to consumers who register for GK MPay, the mobile payment platform by the...

Warm welcome!
Jamaica Observer

TULLN, Austria — The Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) floor hockey team had its first training session yesterday afternoon after arriving in Austria in the wee hours of this morning for the 2017 World Winter Games....

Pearson stars as Papine take control against St George’s in Grace Shield final
Jamaica Observer

ORANDE Pearson highlighted the opening day’s play in the 2017 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Shield cricket final by taking a hat-trick in his five-wicket haul for Papine High against St...

Reggae Boy Morgan becomes first J'can to score in Champions League
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Wes Morgan became the first ever Jamaican to score in a Champions League game as reigning English champions Leicester City dramatically overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Sevilla...

Sarah Lee delivers at 21-1
Jamaica Observer

After a disappointing sixth place finish in the Hotline Stakes on February 25, the Gary Subratie-trained Sarah Lee (Taqarub – Sarah Barracuda) returned last Saturday in a Restricted Allowance event. Local Sports Tue,...

Montego Bay Boys’ Club snap winless streak
Jamaica Observer

THREE MILES RIVER, Westmoreland — Montego Bay Boys’ Club snapped a four-game winless streak, beating Three Miles River 1-0 in their third-round cross-zone game at Three Miles River on Sunday to move into third...

Big fields set for last Classic preparation races
Jamaica Observer

A total of 32 horses representing the cream of the three-year-old crop have been provisionally entered for the last two designated prep races before the start of the Classic season on April 8 when the 1,000 and 2,000...

Getting the job done
Jamaica Observer

The nicely bred chestnut filly Unfinishedbusiness (Performing Magic – Regency) made an impressive debut when winning a maiden condition weight event over the five-furlong straight course (1,000 metres) by over five...

Three pips off the track record
Jamaica Observer

His place among the best horses to have graced the track at Caymanas Park is pretty much secure. Yet the Wayne DaCosta-trained Seeking The Glory – Alsafra progeny, Seeking My Dream continues to ignite the passion of...

Observations from the first SVREL race day
Jamaica Observer

On Saturday, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) staged their first race meeting (11 races) at Caymanas Park since becoming the sole promoter of the sport on March 7. Local Sports Tue, 14 Mar 2017...

Four to fly Jamaica’s flag at Youth Para Pan American Games
Jamaica Observer

The Jamaica Paralympics Association will send four athletes to the Youth Para Pan American Games March 20-25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Local Sports Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Observations from the first SVREL race day...

Fantastic performances bring joy to Grand Prix sponsors
Jamaica Observer

The third staging of the Digicel Grand Prix Series won by St Jago High and Edwin Allen High was a resounding success, says Digicel’s senior sponsorship manager Kamal Powell. Local Sports Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT...

April purse increase
Jamaica Observer

Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), the new promoter of horse racing in Jamaica, Paul Hoo is confirming his company’s commitment to increase purse money paid at Caymanas Park. Local...

The perfect birthday gift
Jamaica Observer

Jockey Omar Walker celebrated his 34th birthday in fine style, by riding five winners from six mounts on the 11-race programme at Caymanas Park last Saturday. In doing so, Walker achieved the rare feat of booting home...

Suriname completes T&T CAZOVA women
Trinidad Guardian

Suriname completed the list of Group D opponents for T&T at next year’s Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship serves off in Kingston, Jamaica in July. This came after...

St Kitts enters CFU top three as T&T jumps six spots
Trinidad Guardian

ST JOHN’S—St Kitts and Nevis have jumped into the top three of the Caribbean Football Union but the latest FIFA rankings have hardly been kind to regional teams, with several of them suffering sharp declines....

Spotlight on Claudja Barry
Jamaica Observer

TONIGHT the Douglas Orane Auditorium at the Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston will become a hotspot, as the popular annual fund-raiser, Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity takes centre stage. One act who...

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