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Impasse threatens franchise system

HINDS... president of WIPA

The impasse between players and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), which led to regional cricketers controversially pulling out of the tour of India, has created some doubt over the execution of the new professional franchise system, set to be rolled out next month. But the Jamaica Cricket ... Read More

HEAVEN... our task right now
is to find a solution to this
very embarrassing,
distressing and untenable
situation WICB members must be mature and responsible — Heaven
Today's board meeting in Barbados to discuss last week's catastrophic abandonment of the West Indies ... Read More

Nicholas
‘Axeman’
Walters of
Jamaica lands a
solid right hand
to the face
Philippine-born
Nonito Donaire
during their
WBA ‘Super’
Featherweight
title bout at
StubHub Centre
in Los Angeles,
California, on
Saturday.
Walters won the
fight by a
knockout in the
sixth round. See
more pictures on
Page 50.
(PHOTO: AFP) 'Axeman' Walters vs Donaire in pictures
Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire with a second left in the sixth rou ... Read More

Nicholas
‘Axeman’
Walters of
Jamaica lands a
solid right hand
to the face
Philippine-born
Nonito Donaire
during their
WBA ‘Super’
Featherweight
title bout at
StubHub Centre
in Los Angeles,
California, on
Saturday.
Walters won the
fight by a
knockout in the
sixth round. See
more pictures on
Page 50.
(PHOTO: AFP) Chop, chop!
Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters of Jamaica lands a solid right hand to the face Philippine-born Nonito Don ... Read More

Wolmer's, Calabar in Manning Cup feature

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

WOLMER'S Boys will square off against Calabar High in the feature game of a Group H double- header when the second round of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports' Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup kicks off today at Constant Spring playing field. The game is scheduled to get under way at 3:00pm, while many-time champions St George's College will go up against Haile Selassie High in the early fixture set for 1:00 pm. It should be a humdinger as both teams have displayed good attacking and defens ... Read More

Shelly on the ball

Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Olympic sprint
gold medallist
Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce
juggles a ball
while fellow
Olympian Asafa
Powell (left) and
Wisynco’s
sponsorship and
events manager
Jermaine Brown
watch during the
launch of the
Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce
Community
Six-A-Side
Football
Competition in
the Waterhouse
community on
Saturday.
(PHOTO:
GARFIELD
ROBINSON)

Olympic sprint gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce juggles a ball while fellow Olympian Asafa Powell (left) and Wisynco's sponsorship and events manager Jermaine Brown watch during the launch of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Community Six-A-Side Football Competition in the Waterhouse community on Saturday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Shelly on the ball --> Read More

Come Dance With Me waltzes away with Cash Pot Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Racing writer | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Come Dance With Me, with jockey is
Percy Williams, glides home to easily
win the Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’
Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday.
(PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

THE speedy Come Dance With Me produced another impressive performance as she used her relentless pace to destroy her seven rivals in the 10th running of the $2.95-million Cash Pot 'Only One For Me' Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. The graded stakes race for native-bred two-year-olds going over 1,200 metres was the first-leg of the rich and prestigious Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Two-Year-Old 'Triple Crown' Series which is worth $11.8 million (inclusive of $1-m bonus). The second-leg is sc ... Read More

Top racing personalities pay tribute to Kenneth Mattis

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

FEANNY… All of his horses ran
purely on merit, they would always
be giving of their best, always 100
per cent while in his care.

The tributes are pouring in for Kenneth Mattis, who passed away on Saturday last. When the news of his death began to circulate at the racetrack, there was a pall of gloom. Individuals immediately started to remember his career. Some recalled their personal memories with the "Great One" from his days at Knutsford Park, his times as a jockey and trainer. The names of None Such, Legal Light and Royal Dad began to again reverberate around Caymanas Park as it was only yesterday these champion thor ... Read More

Girlz in must-win affair with Mexico

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Jamaica’s Venecia Reid (right) comes under a
strong tackle from Sandra Parfait of Martinique
during their CONCACAF Women’s Championship
game at Sporting Park on Thursday. Jamaica
won 6-0. (PHOTO: AFP)

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaica's senior women footballers enter this evening's final preliminary round clash with Mexico in need of a win to keep alive the dream of qualifying for the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. The Group B teams meet at the RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC in a 6:30 pm kick-off in the CONCACAF Women's Championship. Costa Rica and Martinique, the other teams in the group, square off in the 4:00 pm game at the venue. The Reggae Girlz are currently third ... Read More

School 'Bell' tolls in Haiti for Young Reggae Boyz

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Observer reporter | Tuesday, October 21, 2014    

Teacher Onaje Bell lectures
members of Jamaica’s Under-
17 football team in Port-au-
Prince, Haiti, yesterday.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Having been taken away from their schools for the glory of their country, educator Onaje Bell, has ensured that Jamaica's Under-17 footballers remained focus with the first of their classroom sessions yesterday. Onaje Bell, 35, from that great footballing family made famous by his dad Russell Bell, Jackie Bell, Howard Bell, Douglas Bell, Vernon Bell, and Neville Bell, has been asked, for nearly four years by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to keep student ath ... Read More

West Indies seek India meeting in bid to solve crisis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:54 PM    

BRIDGETOWN, (AFP) - West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of India by the Caribbean side last week. The West Indies cut short their tour last Friday because of an internal pay dispute, even though the fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played. India retaliated by cancelling a tour scheduled for ... Read More

Girlz crash out of World Cup contention

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:04 PM    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz crashed out of 2015 World Cup reckoning after surrendering the lead and slumping to a 1-3 defeat to a spritely Mexican team in Tuesday's CONCACAF Women's Championship Group B clash at the RFK Memorial Stadium. Donna-Kay Henry gave Jamaica the ascendancy with a sublime left-footed curler in the 14th minute on a rainy and chilly evening in DC. Sandra Mayor scrambled home the equaliser for Mexico in the 29th as Jamaica's goalkeeper Nico ... Read More

Reggae Girlz, Mexico locked 1-1 at half-time

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:48 PM    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz and Mexico are locked at 1-1 at half-time in Tuesday evening's do-or-die CONCACAF Championship Group B clash at the RFK Memorial Stadium here. Donna-Kay Henry scored a sublime left-footed curler to give Jamaica the lead in the 14th minute in rainy and chilly conditions. But Sandra Mayor scrambled home the equaliser for Mexico in the 29th as Jamaica's goalkeeper Nicole McClure spilled the wet ball from a low left-sided cross. The Regg ... Read More

Girlz make changes to line-up ahead of Mexico clash‎

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:18 PM    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — The Jamaica senior women's coach Merron Gordon has made two changes for Tuesday evening's do-or-die CONCACAF Championship Group B clash against Mexico at the RFK Memorial Stadium here. Kick-off is set for 6:30. Attacking wide player Shaneka Gordon and midfielder Jodi-Ann McGregor step into the fray in place of bustling forward Sanoska Young and central midfielder Nicole Campbell-Green. The Reggae Girlz have three points and need a victory to advance to th ... Read More



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