U-17 Boyz finally get chance to test themselves against Americans

Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz get ready for their big clash against the USA today.

PANAMA CITY, Panama — It’s the moment of truth. Jamaica’s Young Reggae Boyz will finally have the chance to truly test their overall state of readiness for their push for World Cup qualification when they take on nemesis USA in their opening Group C game of the CONCACAF Under-17 C ... Read More

Racers Grand Prix tickets go on sale May 1
Online e-tickets for the JN Bank Racers Grand Prix set for June 10 at the National Stadium go on sal ... Read More

Workmen at Sabina Park yesterday trying their best to keep the ground and pitch dry. Rain has the final say
Heavy rainfall ruined almost the entire second day of the first Test between Pakistan and hosts West ... Read More

Elaine Thompson cruises to victory in one of her heats at the Rio Olympics. Thompson eventually became the first Jamaican woman to win the 100m and 200m gold at the Olympics. (Photo: Bryan Cummings) Elaine Thompson for Racers Grand Prix
Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson of the MVP club joins the galaxy of ... Read More

Golden record for our 4x200m ladies  

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior staff reporter | Sunday, April 23, 2017    

OUR GOLDEN GIRLS: Gold medallists in the Women’s 4x200m, (from left) Shericka Jackson, Jura Levy, Sasha Lee Forbes and Elaine Thompson   stand proudly in front of the clock displaying their new championship record. [Photo: Collin Reid (Courtesy Courts, Alliance Investments, JN Bank)]

Jamaica won its first gold medal at the IAAF World Relays last night in The Bahamas with a blistering run that brought home the coveted gold in the Women’s 4x200m. If this was not enough for the ladies, they also set a new championship record of 1:29.04. Jamaica made a tactical switch from the heats, shifting Elaine Thompson from the opening leg to the anchor leg, and. In addition the coaches brought in the promising Sasha Lee Forbes for Anastasia LeRoy on the third leg, and it worked wo ... Read More

Marlon Samuels still on Test break

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Sunday, April 23, 2017    

SAMUELS...I’ll just continue to play some cricket. I have played a lot of cricket throughout my life, but right now I am more focusing on what I can do for the less fortunate (Observer file photo)

Jamaica and West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels defended his omission from the current regional squad for the ongoing Brighto Paints presents Q Mobile Cup Test Series against Pakistan as a result of his taking a break from Test cricket. samuels and batsman Darren Bravo are both absent from the West Indies squad now contesting a historic 50th Test against the Pakistanis at Sabina Park. Bravo’s absence is due to his continuing impasse with the West Indies Crciket Board (WICB). However, Samue ... Read More

#IAAFWorldRelays: Ja advance to women's 4x100m final

Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:46 PM    

Elaine Thompson

Without double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and the improving Sasha Lee Forbes, the Jamaicans started with Simone Facey to Natasha Morrison to Gayon Evans with Christania Williams on anchor.  But despite steady and safe exchanges, the Jamaicans had to settle for second as Williams was out battled on the last leg by German Rebekka Haase who won in 43.04. Italy was third with 44.07.  The impressive looking Americans won heat one in 42.96 seconds and will enter the final set for 9:1 ... Read More

CONCACAF U17 Championship: Jamaica, USA 0-0 at half-time

Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:00 PM    

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Jamaica’s Young Reggae Boyz survived a penalty scare in the 20th minute in their opening CONCACAF Under-17 Championship Group C game at the Estadia Maracana a short while ago to end the first half goal-less.   The USA’s Andrew Carleton watched in dismay as Jamaica goalkeeper Tajay Griffiths flung himself to his right to deny the American attacker who had earlier drawn the foul. Griffiths had to make at least three other crucial saves to ke ... Read More

Pakistan 59-2 at lunch v Windies

Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:39 PM    

Pakistan's Babar Azam plays a shot on day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Pakistan lost two early wickets to be 59 for two replying to the West Indies first innings total of 286 after Mohammad Amir had completed his best Test innings figures at lunch on the third day of the rain-affected first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. Amir wrapped up the home side’s innings after they resumed at the overnight position of 278 for nine, bowling last man Shannon Gabriel to finish with six for 44, an effort which improved on his ... Read More

Windies 286 all out v Pakistan

Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:17 AM    

West Indies' batsman Shannon Gabriel is bowled off Pakistan's bowler Mohammad Amir on day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — West Indies were bowled out for 286 in their first innings early on the third day of the rain-hit first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. West Indies had resumed at 278 for nine before Mohammad Amir wrapped up the innings by dismissing Shannon Gabriel. Amir finished with figures of 6-44 while skipper Jason Holder was the not out batsman on 57. Read More

Rain delays third day of Windies, Pakistan Test

Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:12 AM    

Groundsmen spread sand over part of the wet outfield before the start of day three of the first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Start of play on the third day of the rain-affected first Test between the West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday was delayed. Umpires inspected the pitch and outfield following further rain overnight and determined that play will get underway at 10:30 am barring any more downpours in the interim. West Indies are 278 for nine in their first innings after being put in to bat on the first morning. Read More

Nadal wins historic 10th Monte Carlo title

Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:09 AM    

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts as he brandishes his trophy during the awarding ceremony following the final tennis match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament in Monaco on April 23, 2017.

MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters for a record-breaking 10th time with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Spanish compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday. The 30-year-old Nadal will be aiming for a 10th French Open title as well next month. It was Nadal's first title in almost a year and further cemented his place in history as he became the first man in the Open era to win the same event 10 times. He won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row ... Read More

Men’s 4x100m quartet flop

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior staff reporter | Sunday, April 23, 2017    

Yohan Blake is a picture of dejection as he leaves the track after his teammates had dropped the baton in the heats of the 4x100m relays last night in The Bahamas.

A botched second-leg exchange between Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jevaughn Minzie ruined Jamaica’s chances in the Men’s 4x100m relay at the World Relays in The Bahamas last night. Everton Clarke gave Jamaica a decent start but the baton never got to anchor leg runner Yohan Blake who was left stranded. The race was won by the Netherlands in 38.21 seconds ahead of China in 38.97 with Australia third in 39.09 seconds. In the next heat Canadian Andre DeGrasse showed that he has improved le ... Read More

Odean Skeen becomes 15th Jamaican man to go under 10:00 secs in 100m

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Sunday, April 23, 2017    

Odean Skeen (Photo: Paul Reid)

IAAF World Junior Championships bronze medallist Odean Skeen yesterday became the 15th Jamaican man to run the 100 metres under the magical 10.0 seconds. Skeen stopped the clock at 9.98 seconds (2.0m/s) while competing for Auburn University in the preliminaries of the Men’s 100m at their War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Alabama. A former ISSA Boys’ Championships winner he won the fourth heat, beating Riak Reese 10.21 seconds and DeTorrian Green of Alabama A&M-10.44 seconds and ... Read More



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