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Hurdler Hyde clocks World Youth leading 13.16secs

HYDE... clocked season’s
best and World Youth
leading time to qualify
for final

Jamaican athletes got off to a good start on Wednesday's opening day of track and field competition at the 2nd IOC Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, with four athletes qualifying for the medal round in their events. Led by a season's best and World Youth Leading 13.16 seconds (0.6m/s wind) from IA ... Read More

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz celebrate a goal against Puerto Rico in Women’s CFU Championship at
the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. (PHOTO: DEXTER PHILLIPS) Reggae Girlz plan to step it up against Bermuda
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago — Jamaica senior women's football coach Merron Gordon is ... Read More

BROWN... my game has improved and I have developed more
patience J’can golfer Brown tees off in Woodcreek Classic today
Jamaica's rising golf star Wesley Brown begins his quest today for higher glory when he tees off in ... Read More

Two sporting facilities — one indoor and the other outdoor — which are operated by universities in the United Kingdom. Big 'BUCS' fuels intercollegiate sport in UK
Rashid Hall says his United Kingdom intercollegiate counterparts were just as ravenous for knowledge ... Read More

PHOTO: Bolt's birthday pose

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Bolt’s birthday pose

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt poses during a press conference at the National stadium in Warsaw, Poland, yesterday, a day ahead of his 28th birthday. Bolt is in Poland to participate in the fifth edition of the Athletic Memorial paying tribute to deceased Polish hammer thrower and Olympic Champion Kamila Skolimowska. (PHOTO: AFP) Bolt's birthday pose --> Read More

McPherson among J'cans at Stockholm Diamond League

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

MCPHERSON... Commonwealth Games 400m
gold medallist
ASHMEADE... to contest 100m in Sweden

COMMONWEALTH Games champions Stephenie Ann McPherson and O'Dayne Richards will lead a Jamaican delegation as the IAAF Diamond League series resumes in Stockholm, Sweden, after an almost month-long break. Seven Jamaicans are down to participate in the event, which could confirm Novlene Williams-Mills as the winner of the women's 400m title with two races still to go. Williams-Mills, who was second to McPherson at the Commonwealth Games in a Jamaican medal sweep, leads the Diamond race with 14 p ... Read More

Pollard, Ramdin rescue Windies in first Bangladesh ODI

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Kieron Pollard hits a six during the first Dhaka Bank ODI between West
Indies and Bangladesh at Grenada National Stadium in St George’s,
Grenada, yesterday. (PHOTO: WICB MEDIA/RANDY BROOKS)

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin saved the West Indies from a humiliating defeat and engineered a three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first One-Day International at the National Stadium in Grenada yesterday. Reeling at 34 for five in reply to the tourists' total of 217 for nine, Pollard's commanding 89 and Ramdin's polished 74 turned the match on its head, their 145-run sixth-wicket partnership transforming the improbability of victory into a leisurely ... Read More

Beaches Negril's Anthony Campbell: A football force

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Anthony Campbell, captain of
Beaches Negril football team (right)
holds high the winning trophy after his
team beat Petersfield FC in the finals
of the Westmoreland Football
Association’s Captain’s Bakery & Grill
Major League recently.

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — OVERALL, Anthony Campbell is described as a friendly, jovial and easy-going person. But on the field, he is a quiet storm, prepared to trounce any opponent who gets in his way of scoring a goal. It is this same focused and indomitable attitude that contributed to his team's victory in the recent Westmoreland Football Association's Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League finals. Known to most as 'Jucks', Campbell, the captain of the Beaches Negril Football team, is ... Read More

Williams takes up scholarship in the US

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Gawain Williams wins the Class 2
200m at the 2012 COCAA Western
Champs at Montego Bay Sports
Complex to complete the double.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — FORMER Herbert Morrison sprinter and national junior representative Gawain Williams left the island on Sunday to take up a full athletics scholarship at the University of South Dakota in the United States. Williams, who won silver in Class 2 in 2011 and bronze in Class 3 the previous year in the 100m event at the ISSA Boys Champs, will join former Herbert Morrison teammate Tevaskie Lewin at the institution, which competes in the NCAA Division 1. Williams won five ... Read More

FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

LONDON, England (AP) — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters. The Spanish giants will now ask sport's highest court to overturn the punishment, which resulted from the signing of 10 players under the age of 18 to the club's renowned La Masia academy. FIFA found the signings to have violated rules designed to prevent child trafficking. Because Barcelona laun ... Read More

UEFA probes Italian football head over racist comment

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

The official UEFA Champions League

LONDON (AP) — The Italian football federation's new president is being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist comment and could be banned for three months. Carlo Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected last week despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy. Players' and coaches' associations in Italy both expressed outrage, and FIFA had urged the Italian federation to investigate. However, U ... Read More

Bib tag timing for CUMI Run

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

TAYLOR… speaking at the press
launch of CUMI Come Run

MONTEGO BAY, St James — ELECTRONIC bib tag timing will be used in western Jamaica for the first time during the sixth Tryall Resorts CUMI Come Run event to be staged at Tryall Resort in Sandy Bay, Hanover, on September 20. The announcement was made at last Thursday's press launch of the event that will be used to help raise funds for the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI). It was held at Robin's Prime Restaurant on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay. In a statement fro ... Read More

Saddam Hussain scores as Pakistan blank India in hot-tempered friendly

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

Spectators watch members of the Indian
team (in blue) and the Pakistan team
exchange heated arguments after the
players clashed during the hot-tempered
friendly match in Bangalore, India,
yesterday. Pakistan won 2-0.

BANGALORE, India (AP) — A goal in each half gave Pakistan an impressive 2-0 win over India in the second of two friendlies yesterday to level the series. Pakistan, who had lost the previous match 1-0 on Sunday, took the lead in the 39th minute when Kaleem Ullah scored from a free kick in the hot-tempered affair between the border nations. Saddam Hussain added Pakistan's second in the 90th minute following a defence lapse to seal the game for the 165th-ranked side. India, who are ranked 1 ... Read More

PHOTO: Titans take Ice Challenge

Thursday, August 21, 2014    

TITANS
TAKE ICE
CHALLENGE

Tennessee Titans players take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by pouring cold water over their heads after NFL football practice yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee. Former Titans linebacker Tim Shaw has announced that he has ALS, and visited the facility and witnessed the event to raise money and awareness to battle the disease. (PHOTO: AP) Titans take Ice Challenge --> Read More



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