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Following outstanding performances at last month's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships and the Carifta Games in Curacao, we could see another series of powerful performances for Jamaican high-school...

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By Enid Joaquin Linden is today proud that after 46 years, two of its star athletes, Compton Caesar and Chantoba Bright were able, simultaneously, to capture gold and bronze medals at the recently held CARIFTA Games in...

US Olympic champ Rollins banned for failing to file whereabouts info
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Reigning Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna Rollins has been handed a one-year suspension for failing to properly file whereabouts information for out-of-competition testing,...

Grange tells Insports staff not to worry
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange has told the staff of the Institute of Sports, that they have nothing to fear from the ongoing transformation of the agency....

Windies batting coach Radford hails start of new era
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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 20, CMC – Batting coach Roby Radford expects the influx of young players in the West Indies squad to compensate for the loss of experienced players like Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo, in the...

Asafa pulls out of World Relays 
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell has pulled out of the International Association of Atletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays set for this weekend in The Bahamas.  Local Sports Thu,...

Jamaican-born British Olympian Germaine Mason dies in bike crash
Jamaica Observer

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Retired British high jumper Germaine Mason died early this morning in a crash on Sir Florizel Glasspole Boulevard in St Andrew. Local Sports Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:37:19 GMT FLOW Foundation coughs...

Cornelius: Graham not seriously injured
Antigua Observer

National youth sprinter Coull Graham should be back on his feet and training in no time. This is according to President of the Antigua & Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA), Everton Cornelius, who said the athlete...

Juventus hold firm to knock out Barcelona
Jamaica Observer

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona failed to produce another miraculous Champions League comeback as Juventus held out for a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. Oversea's...

Bulls beat Celtics again, Raptors rebound
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Chicago Bulls powered past the Boston Celtics 111-97 Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead over the Eastern Conference top seeds in their NBA play-off first-round series. Local...

Vatican cricket team tour Portugal before Pope’s visit
Jamaica Observer

LISBON, Portugal (AFP) — Pope Francis is an ardent football fan, but a Vatican cricket team comprising priests and seminarians will take centre stage in an interfaith tournament in Portugal this week. Local Sports...

Red Force end campaign with massive win over Hurricanes
Jamaica Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Red Force ended an otherwise disappointing regional four-day campaign on a high when they crushed Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an innings and 17 runs here Tuesday....

Pakistan tour match a learning moment, says Hetmyer
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — West Indies’ latest batting recruit, Shimron Hetmyer, has hailed his outing in the three-day tour game against Pakistan as a learning experience and an important boost to his career....

Pakistan’s Hasan Ali doubtful for Sabina Park Test
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A groin injury has put Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali in doubt for the opening Test of the three-match series against West Indies bowling off here tomorrow. Local Sports Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00...

Grieving Thomas thanks Celtics fans for support
Jamaica Observer

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas said yesterday that friends, family and fans had helped him through “the hardest week of my life” after his sister, Chyna, died in a road...

Jamaican swimmers bring curtains down in impressive form
Jamaica Observer

It was moment to cherish and a fitting way to bring the curtains down on Jamaica’s exploits at the 32nd staging of the Carifta Swimming Championships, as the young sensations swept all three categories of the...

FLOW Foundation coughs up $4.3m in Penn Relays assistance
Jamaica Observer

Flow Foundation’s commitment to assist Jamaica’s next generation of stars to showcase their talent at the Penn Relays is now 24 years old and growing with every stride, as the telecommunications provider...

Hitting 10,000 T20 runs underlines Gayle’s greatness — Grange 
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has congratulated West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle on becoming the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. ...

Pakistan's Ali a doubt for Sabina Park Test
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A groin injury has put Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali in doubt for the opening Test of the three-match series against West Indies bowling off in Kingston on Friday. Local Sports Wed, 19 Apr 2017...

St Fort heads T&T world relay team
Trinidad Guardian

Khalifa St Fort, Carifta Games double sprint champion, SportWoman of the Year Michelle-Lee Ahye and Olympic double medallist Keston Bledman will lead a 22-member T&T team for this weekend’s IAAF World Relays in...

Cavs, Spurs march on in NBA play-offs
Jamaica Observer

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a bout of fourth-quarter jitters to take a grip of their NBA play-off series against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night as San Antonio seized...

Vishal Singh can provide stability to middle order, says Browne
Jamaica Observer

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Chief selector Courtney Browne believes Vishal Singh can provide added stability in the West Indies middle order during the upcoming Test series against Pakistan. Local Sports Wed, 19...

Allen, Walton fail to prevent Scorpions defeat
Jamaica Observer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Not even a stunning half-century from rookie Fabian Allen could prevent Jamaica Scorpions from a sudden collapse as they crashed to a 26-run defeat to Barbados Pride in their final match...

Tivoli, Cavalier clash for Jackie Bell title
Jamaica Observer

Tivoli Gardens FC and Cavalier SC will meet in the JN VISA/KSAFA Jackie Bell knockout final at the Constant Spring Complex today at 7:00 pm. Local Sports Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Allen, Walton fail to prevent...

Case takes reins of badminton following resignations of president, three others
Jamaica Observer

Four members of the board of the Jamaica Badminton Association resigned in dramatic fashion last Wednesday, forcing the remaining members to call an emergency meeting to have key positions filled. Local Sports Wed, 19 Apr...

Updated table shows Jamaicans won 87 medals at Carifta Games
Jamaica Observer

An updated medal table shows the Jamaican juniors winning 87 medals at the 46th FLOW Carifta Track and field championships held at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad, Curacao, to come out on top for the...

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