Menzies satisfied with young Girlz' opening win

Head Coach Hue Menzies (centre) instructs the young Reggae Girlz during a recovery session at the Rex Saint Lucian
Hotel yesterday. (PHOTO: RUDDY ALLEN)

GROS ISLET, St Lucia -- Despite the poor condition of the field, Head Coach Hue Menzies said that he was satisfied with the performance of the young Reggae Girlz in their first match at the 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifying round, played at the Mindoo Philip Park on Sunday. The Jamaica ... Read More

Jamaican team members,
including Head Coach
Winfried Schaefer react after
losing 1-3 in the CONCACAF
Gold Cup championship
match against Mexico on
Sunday in Philadelphia.
(PHOTO: AP) Schaefer says Boyz gave of their best, but needed a bit of luck
PENNSYLVANIA, USA -- Coach Winfried Schaefer's eyes and tone told the story. The usually charismati ... Read More

Jamaica’s Darren Mattocks (left) celebrates after scoring a goal during the first half of
a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final game against the United States last Wednesday in
Atlanta. (PHOTO: AP) My confidence is mistaken for arrogance, says Mattocks
PENNSYLVANIA, USA -- Darren Mattocks, the Vancouver Whitecaps striker, even with his best efforts co ... Read More

United States’ Alan Gordon (left) plays against Jamaica’s Michael Hector (#3) during the second
half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final playoff game last Wednesday in Atlanta. (PHOTO: AP) Hector takes responsibility for costly errors in Gold Cup Final defeat
PENNSYLVANIA, USA -- Michael Hector, the 23-year-old Jamaica defender, has stood up like a man and t ... Read More

Red Steel new CPL champions after brushing aside Tridents

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel celebrate with the trophy during the presentation ceremony at the conclusion of the 2015 Hero CPL
at Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. (PHOTO: CPLT20LTD.2015)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel crowned themselves the new champions of the Caribbean Premier League when they produced a clinical all-round performance to beat title-holders Barbados Tridents by 20 runs in the grand final here Sunday night. Playing before a sold-out crowd at Queen's Park Oval, Red Steel successfully defended their 178 for five, stifling the Tridents' dangerous batting line-up, to take their first ever CPL title in the third edition of the regiona ... Read More

Backroom staff emerges from the shadows to salute Boyz

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

Julia Cousins
attending to striker
Giles Barnes.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA -- They are hardly seen or heard. But the impact of their collective work goes beyond measure. They are not the tip of the iceberg -- they are the bulk of it. Though they often operate below the radar, the work of the 'backroom staff' of the Reggae Boyz team is what keeps the motor running. The success of the players at the CONCACAF Gold Cup could not have been achieved without their input. Imagine if there were no doctor, physical trainer, masseur, physiotherapist and equipm ... Read More

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Schaefer says he will welcome back Alvas Powell, but...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:49 AM    

Alvas Powell

MIAMI, USA – Winfried Schaefer, the head coach of the Reggae Boyz, says he would consider selecting Alvas Powell in the future, despite the player’s infamous walkout on his teammates at the recently concluded CONCACAF Gold Cup. But returning won’t be that simple for the Portland Timbers defender as he will have to take it upon himself to indicate that he wants to continue playing for the team, and to further go through a process of reconciliation with the staff and his teammat ... Read More

PHOTO: Ja’s bocce team celebrates gold-medal win

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:29 AM    

Jamaica’s bocce team celebrate on the medal podium at the Los Angeles Convention Center after winning gold in the Special Olympics on Monday.

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Mexico national football team coach allegedly hits TV journalist 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:12 AM    

Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coach of Mexico's national football team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games. Now Miguel Herrera's off-field composure is being questioned after a television sports anchor claimed the coach punched him at the Philadelphia airport following Mexico's 3-1 victory over Jamaica to take the Gold Cup. Television Azteca sports anchor Christian Martinoli described the incident Monday on a Television Azteca program. He said Herrera apparently wanted ... Read More

Moses urges businesses to take ownership of football clubs

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

KSAFA President Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson (left) and Minister of Investment and Commerce
Anthony Hylton (right) flank Earl Jarrett, general manager of Jamaica National Building Society, after
presenting him with his award at the KSAFA symposium at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last Friday.

THE Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) last Friday mounted a symposium at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel with imposing thoughts on the game of football, its organisation for sustainable growth and profitability in a Jamaican setting under the theme: This Business of Football; What It Takes; Where do we go from here. The event, held in association with the Jamaica National Building Society, also celebrated the 50th anniversary of KSAFA, and included the awarding of Lifetime Achieveme ... Read More

Over $3m raised for Diageo Learning for Life Programme through Johnnie Walker Golf Classic

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

Members of the returning champion team (from left) Cedric Blair, managing director of Red
Stripe, William Knibb, Radcliffe Knibb and Dr Carl Bruce.

THE Johnnie Walker Learning for Life Golf Classic returned to the Tryall Club, Hanover, recently for its second annual staging. More than 90 golfers participated in the event, which raised over $3million for the Diageo Learning for Life Programme. According to LeVaughn Flynn, senior communications manager at Red Stripe, he is elated that they were able to surpass the previous target. "We managed to raise approximately $2.7 million at last year's Johnnie Walker Golf Classic and this year we can ... Read More

IOC awards Olympic broadcast rights to Qatar's beIN Media

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group. The IOC said yesterday the deal would cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, and Olympics in 2022 and 2024. The IOC hasn't yet chosen hosts for 2022 and 2024. The beIN Media Group acquired Al Jazeera's sports channels in 2013. Its sports arm now has 36 channels wo ... Read More

Alcoa Foundation throws support behind sprinter Keith Ricketts

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

(From left) Quincy Harrison, Robin Hurtt and Hattie Harrison hold placards displaying their
support for Special Olympics Jamaica athlete Keith Ricketts at the USC campus on Sunday.

CALIFORNIA, USA -- Three females stood smiling when the Jamaica Observer caught up with them on Sunday. Hattie Harrison, her daughter Quincy Harrison, and Robin Hurtt were part of a group cheering for Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) athlete Keith Ricketts on behalf of alumina company ALCOA, based in Torrance, California. It was only the preliminary sprint races to decide what division Ricketts would compete in, but the group was in high spirits. Armed with placards bearing photos of the athlet ... Read More

Jamaican girls take third place at CASA Championships

Tuesday, July 28, 2015    

THE Jamaican girls beat Trinidad and Tobago to take third place in the team competition of the 2015 Caribbean Area Squash Association's Junior Championship, which wrapped up over the weekend in Barbados. The girls stormed back from a semi-final defeat at the hands of regional kingpins Guyana to ensure they didn't leave the tournament empty-handed. First up was All Jamaica Ladies champion Alyssa Mullings, who got things off to a winning start by beating Marie-Claire Barcant 11-6, 11-4, 11-8. ... Read More



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