MBU turn tables on Cavalier

Montego Bay United’s midfielder Dwayne Ambusley (right) looks for a pass after getting away
from Cavalier SC’s Al Nesbeth in yesterday’s RSPL second round game at WesPow Park in
Tucker, St James. MBU won the game 1-0. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

TUCKER, St James - Montego Bay United continued their good form at home at WesPow Park on Sunday, edging Cavalier SC 1-0 to avenge their first-round loss in their return-round Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game. Dino Williams scored from a quickly taken corner kick in the 10th minute, his fifth ... Read More

Gregory Lewis (centre) of Sporting Central is sandwiched by the Barbican pair of Keno Simpson (left) and
Dean Phillips during the RSPL game at Barbican Football Complex yesterday. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) As Sporting bank Barbican 2-0
A late brace by captain Gregory Lewis spurred Sporting Central Academy to a comfortable 2-0 victory ... Read More

Alia Atkinson
in recent
times. Stereotypes and swimming: The Alia Atkinson story
"SHAKE the hands of a great Olympian, you may not be able to do so later." Alia, congratulations, w ... Read More

Romario Whyte (left) of Santos and Andre Aiken of August Town duel for possession of the ball in a KSAFA Super League game at the Bell-Chung Oval on Saturday. Santos won 2-0. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS Santos march on in KSAFA Super League
Former Premier League giants Santos FC, marched to their second consecutive win from three starts af ... Read More

UEFA slaps four clubs with bans, fines for unpaid bills

Monday, December 22, 2014    

A logo of the UEFA the European football governing body (PHOTO: AFP)

Turkey's 2010 league champions Bursaspor were one of four European clubs fined Monday and barred from playing in the next UEFA club competition they qualify for over unpaid bills. UEFA said in a statement that its Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) had decided to sanction Bursaspor, Ekranas of Lithuania, and Romanian clubs CFR Cluj and Astra Giurgiu "for overdue payables." The clubs had been accused of having "important overdue payables towards other clubs, employees and social and tax author ... Read More

World Cup corruption report to be released

Monday, December 22, 2014    

Michael Garcia (AFP: PHOTO)

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday a report into alleged corruption surrounding the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would be but there will be no new vote on whether Russia and Qatar would host the events. Blatter said the FIFA executive had unanimously agreed to release a legally "appropriate version" of the report by top US lawyer Michael Garcia. Garcia resigned on Wednesday as the football ruling body's chief corruption investigator in protest at the handling of his report by FIF ... Read More

'Earthquake' needed to change World Cup hosts - Blatter

Monday, December 22, 2014    

FIFA president Sepp Blatter (PHOTO: AFP)

FIFA will release an "appropriate" version of a report into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups but president Sepp Blatter on Friday ruled out moving the tournaments from Russia and Qatar. The wealthy Gulf state of Qatar has faced a storm of controversy over its successful bid for the 2022 tournament. But Blatter said: "It would really need an earthquake, extremely important new elements to go back on this World Cup in Qatar." The president of football's ruling body so ... Read More

Bravo, Sammy, Pollard victimised by WICB, says lawyer

Monday, December 22, 2014 8:10 AM    

Bravo...Axed as West Indies ODI captain

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – A prominent lawyer retained by some West Indies players during the recent strike impasse, has accused the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) of victimisation in the axing of the experienced trio of Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard from the one-day squad to face South Africa. Barbadian Ralph Thorne QC, who still represents Bravo, said his client had been “wronged” and he would “await his instructions” before deciding on the n ... Read More

Sri Lankan superstars poised for CPL draft

Monday, December 22, 2014    

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) -- Sri Lankan superstars Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga and Tillakaratne Dilshan have been confirmed for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft, set for early next year. All three players have already had limited participation in the tournament but it will be first time they will be entering the draft to take up extended contracts. The trio join South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis whose participation in the tournament was announced last week. "Now that the ... Read More

New skipper Holder backs senior players to lend support

Monday, December 22, 2014    


CENTURION, South Africa (CMC) -- Newly appointed One-Day captain Jason Holder is convinced he will have the full support of the West Indies squad, despite his relative inexperience at international level. The 23-year-old was announced on Saturday to lead the ODI side after Dwayne Bravo was sacked following 19 months in charge. Holder, however, has played just a single Test and 21 ODIs since making his international debut last year February, but believes the side will rally together under his l ... Read More

Rivoli spank 10-man TG 3-0

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Monday, December 22, 2014    

RIVOLI United recorded their sixth victory of the campaign by spanking 10-man Tivoli Gardens FC 3-0 in the Red Stripe Premier League match at the Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. Cory Burke got his ninth goal of the season with a cleanly struck free kick in the second minute of first-half stoppage time. Kemar Beckford (53rd) and Ross Burton (62nd) got further goals in the second half in a dominant display by the hosts. Tivoli Gardens' Lennox Creary was sent off in the 52nd minute for aimin ... Read More

Sandals join Savannah atop Western Confed Super League

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, December 22, 2014    

WHITE HOUSE, Westmoreland -- Sandals Whitehouse are joint leaders with Savannah SC in the Jamaica Football Federation Charley's JB Rum Western Confederation Super League after beating Montego Bay Boys' Club 2-0 at Sandals Whitehouse on Saturday. The win was Sandals Whitehouse's third in a row and takes them to nine points, same as Savannah SC, who lead with the better goal difference. Meanwhile, Holland United had their first win, surprising Granville FC 1-0, while Salt Marsh United and Villag ... Read More

Griezmann hits hat-trick in Atletico Madrid's 4-1 win

Monday, December 22, 2014    

Antoine Griezmann

MADRID, Spain (AFP) -- France international Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid produced a stunning second-half display to hammer Athletic Bilbao 4-1 away yesterday and move to within four points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid. The Spanish champions looked on course for back-to-back league defeats for the first time since April 2012 when Mikel Rico gave Athletic a deserved half-time lead. But Griezmann levelled straight from the kick-off at the start of the second period an ... Read More

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:16 AM    

Muhammad Ali (centre)

LOUISVILLE, United States - Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell. "He went into the hospital this morning," Gunnell said in a phone interview. "He has a mild case of pneumonia an ... Read More



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