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Coach Edwards remains upbeat

Jamaica’s Alex Marshall (right) holds off
Foslyn Grant of Honduras during their
CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in San
Pedro Sula, Honduras on Friday. Looking on
is Nathaniel Adamolekun. Jamaica lost 0-2.
(PHOTOS: DELMER MARTINEZ).

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Jamaica Under-17s head coach Andrew Edwards remained upbeat after the young Reggae Boyz suffered a setback in their World Cup hopes, crashing 0-2 to hosts Honduras on Friday night. "We are not daunted because there are still 12 points to play for and we can still win the ... Read More

(L)JOHNSTON... wrote insular
garbage about cricket
&
(R)GONSALVES ... has been
speaking out Death of West Indies cricket
I have listened to the many arguments circulating about the governance of West Indies cricket in rec ... Read More

Representatives from the Jamaican squad who will be competing at the Jamaica International Badminton
Championships 2015. (From left) Mikaylia Haldane, Anthony McNee, Katherine Wynter, Neil Lewis (head coach)
and Dennis Coke. JBA to host international badminton tournament
The Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology will come alive on March 19 as world- ... Read More

Jamaica Scorpions is said to be name of cricket franchise
The Jamaica Franchise competing in the inaugural West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) professional four- ... Read More

$8m playground for Hatfield

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Member of Parliament for North West Manchester Mikael Phillips and minister with
responsibility for sports Natalie Neita-Headley cutting the ribbon to formally open playfield at
Hatfield. (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT)

Mandeville, Manchester -- An upgraded playground was recently handed over to the Hatfield Primary and Junior High School and adjoining communities in the Hatfield area, just outside Mandeville. It was made possible through a partnership between the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and North West Manchester Member of Parliament Mikael Phillips, through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). Joan McFarlane, principal of the Hatfield Primary and Junior High School, told the Jamaica Observer ... Read More

Bolt makes seasonal bow at Gibson McCook Relays

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Tyquendo Tracey (left) of UTech accepts the baton from Kimarley Brown ahead of Racers Lions' Usain Bolt (second left) taking the baton from Warren Weir during
the Clubs and Institutions 4X100-metre relays at the 39th Gibson/McCook Relays at the National Stadium yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

THE University of Te c h n o l o g y, J a m a i c a (UTech) men’s sprint relay team created a massive upset at yesterday’s 39th staging of the Gibson/McCook Relays at the N a t i o n a l Stadium as they held off a p o w e r f u l R a c e r s L i o n s team, led by Usain Bolt, to win in a world-leading 38.23 seconds. Tyquendo Tracey, who anchored the UTech team, got the baton about seven metres in front, and despite Bolt finishing like a runaway train, closing the gap with each mass ... Read More

Guinness Street Football comes alive today

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

David Shirley (right) of Locker Room Sports speaks with Andrew Anguin, brand manager,
Guinness, and Cornelia Nathan, brand manager, Gatorade, during the recent launch of the
Guinness Street Football competition.

The Caribbean's biggest and best street football tournament, the Guinness Street Football Challenge, will host the first set of play-offs today at Spanish Town Training Centre, Port Henderson Road, Dela Vega City. The event, now in its fifth year, has been run throughout the Caribbean with much success and has now come to the streets of Jamaica for Guinness and football lovers from the community to the corporate level. "The Guinness Street Football Challenge is the Caribbean's premier street f ... Read More

Cricket World Cup: Leading World Cup batting and bowling figures

Sunday, March 01, 2015 9:52 AM    

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) — Leading batting and bowling figures at the 2015 World Cup on Sunday: BATTING Leading run-makers Kumar Sangakkara (SRI) 268 Chris Gayle (WIS) 258 Lahiru Thirimanne (SRI) 256 Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 229 Shikhar Dhawan (IND) 224 Best performances Chris Gayle (WIS) 215 AB de Villiers (RSA) 162 not out Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 161 not out Lahiru Thirimanne (SRI) 139 not out David Miller (RSA) 138 no ... Read More

Time to lend refs a helping hand

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Referee Roger East (left) sends off
Sunderland’s English defender Wes
Brown (right) after a coming together
with Manchester United’s Colombian
striker Radamel Falcao, leading to a
penalty during the English Premier
League football match at Old Trafford
in Manchester, north west England,
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

For almost 90 minutes, referee Kevin Friend was whistled at and jeered by the home fans at St Mary's last Sunday. In a game full of major calls, he got the majority wrong and Liverpool ended up beating Southampton 2-0. The day before, after his side's draw with Burnley, Jose Mourinho plunged even further down the rabbit-hole of his strange conspiracy theory, insisting that Premier League refs have it in for Chelsea, before wandering off into the west London night repeatedly muttering about inci ... Read More

Online registration open for 14th UWI Invitational

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Registration for the 14th staging of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Track and Field Invitational Meet is open to participants and teams wishing to compete at the event set for Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track. Teams and individuals are required to register before the close of registration on Monday, March 9 by visiting the online portal, www.uwiinvitational.com/entry/registration.php <http://www.uwiinvitational.com/entry/registration.php> ... Read More

Legend Lloyd hails 'terrific' Gayle

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Sir Clive Lloyd

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) -- Chris Gayle has come in for high praise from World Cup legend Clive Lloyd, who has compared the opener's strength to that of former West Indies batting supremo Sir Vivian Richards. The left-handed Gayle wrote his name in the record books when he hammered a World Cup record 215 against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday, as West Indies strolled to a 73-run victory. "He has very good strength and he times the ball quite well. He's a very strong boy," said Lloyd, the curre ... Read More

High-riding Arnett welcome MBU

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

THE clash between leaders Arnett Gardens FC and title-holders Montego Bay United will take centrestage for this week's matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 pm at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in South St Andrew. Arnett Gardens, returning to winning ways after a minor slump recently, have 51 points with 16 wins in 25 matches. A little over a month ago they were in the middle of a tremendous winning run until they gave up poi ... Read More

Portmore Pines, Ken's Wildflower in T20 semi-final showdown

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Two powerhouse teams with impressive pedigree in local cricket's shortest format will meet when defending champions Portmore Pines CC take on 2011 champions Ken's Wildflower in semi-final one of the 2015 Wray & Nephew/Portmore Cricket Association Club T20 championship at Bridgeport today. Brimming with confidence following a five-wicket victory over Waterford in a high-scoring quarter-final match two weeks ago, Ken's Wildflower will nevertheless be wary of taking on Portmore Pines who have ... Read More

Johnson Charles replaces injured Bravo

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Top order batsman Johnson Charles (file photo)

SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) -- West Indies have been allowed to call up Johnson Charles to replace batsman Darren Bravo, who was ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury. Charles, a 26-year-old top order batsman, has played 30 ODIs in which he has scored 869 runs with two centuries and as many half-centuries. His last ODI was against New Zealand in Hamilton in January 2014. Bravo suffered a left hamstring injury in the 150-run win over Pakistan in Christchurch last weekend and missed Fr ... Read More



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