Powell excited as he nears 100 sub-10 seconds races

Asafa Powell (right) poses with Richard Byles of Sagicor at a cocktail
reception in the athlete’s honour held at Secrets Hotel in Montego Bay last

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Asafa Powell says he is excited about his chance to become the first man in the history of track and field to run 100 legal sub-10 seconds clocking in the 100m race. At the end of the 2015 season Powell, who was part of the Jamaican team to win the gold medal in the 4x100m ... Read More

Harbour View’s Captain
Nicholas Beckett (right)
and Nickoy Christian of
Tivoli Gardens tussle for
possession of the ball
during their Red Stripe
Premier League match at
the Edward Seaga Sports
Complex yesterday.
Looking on is Romaine
Brackenridge (left). Tivoli
Gardens won 2-0. (PHOTO:
BRYAN CUMMINGS). TG, Waterhouse, BT score first wins in RSPL
VETERAN goal-keeper Edsel Scott scored one penalty and saved another as Tivoli Gardens blanked Harbo ... Read More

Romain Carthy (right) of
STATHS hurdles Ronaldo
McDonald of Charlie Smith,
while Ronaldo Wright takes
possession of the ball during
their ISSA/Flow Manning Cup
Group D contest at Anthony
Spaulding Complex yesterday.
Charlie Smith won 3-0.
CUMMINGS) Charlie Smith look to extend perfect record
LAST year's beaten finalist's Charlie Smith will put their unbeaten record on the line when they fac ... Read More

Kingston, Melbourne share spoils as rain intervenes yet again
KINGSTON CC and Melbourne CC had to settle for a share of the spoils as the inclement weather placed ... Read More

Thomas rallies Boys' Town for 4-3 win over Rivoli

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Monday, October 05, 2015    

Harold Thomas (centre), head coach of Rivoli United, gives instructions to his team at half-time
during their game against Boys’ Town at Prison Oval. Boys Town won 4-3. (PHOTO: RUDDY ALLEN)

BOYS' Town Football Club secured their first victory in the 2015/2016 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they came from behind twice to beat 10-man Rivoli United FC 4-3 at Prison Oval yesterday. With the victory, Boys' Town moved to five points from five games while Rivoli United remain on four points, also from five games. Rafiek Thomas led the way for Boys' Town with a three-timer, in the 45th+1, 73rd and 77th minutes, after Andre Dawson put the team on the scoreboard in the 23rd minute. ... Read More

Port Antonio clip Titchfield 2-1

Monday, October 05, 2015    

Titchfield High’s goalkeeper Glenroy Osbourne (left) looks on helplessly as the ball lodges into the goal while defender Jeloni
Thomas reacts. Port Antonio won 2-1. (PHOTO: EVERARD OWEN)

PORT ANTONIO, Portland -- Port Antonio High continued their dominance of Zone L in the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup competition when they edged Titchfield High 2-1 at Carder Park on Saturday. Javoy Belnavis gave the victors the lead in the 71st minute, and Ramone Russell sealed the win in the 90th+2 after Dwight McKenzie had pulled Titchfield High level in the 80th. Both teams traded attacks early on through Joel Green-Burke and Dwight McKenzie for Titchfield, but the alert Port Antonio defence, thro ... Read More

Clarendon College, Manning's hunt inter-zone berth

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, October 05, 2015    

Spot Valley High’s Oshane Allen (right) jumps to head a ball ahead of Herbert
Morrison’s Duran Brown in Saturday’s ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Zone C game played
in Montego Bay. The teams played out a 1-1 draw, but Spot Valley booked a spot in
the inter-zone round. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

SAV LA MAR, Westmoreland -- Defending champions Clarendon College and Manning's School could join the qualifiers for the inter-zone round of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup football competition as action continues with nine games today, most of them rescheduled. Despite dropping their first points of the season in a game that started at 6:00 pm on Saturday, Paul Bogle High, who drew 0-0 with Seaforth High, became the 10th qualifier for the inter-zone round. They join Cornwall College and St James Hig ... Read More

STETHS overcome Munro College 3-2 in parish derby

Monday, October 05, 2015    

STETHS’s double goalscorer, Michael Kerr, dribbles with
Munro's Alex Preciado in his wake in the ISSA/Flow daCosta
Cup clash at STETHS on Saturday. STETHS won 3-2.

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) defeated long-time rivals Munro College 3-2 on Saturday to strengthen their chances of reaching the next round of the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup. STETHS were beating Munro for the second time this season following a 1-0 win at Alpart Sports Club, two weeks ago. Michael Kerr scored twice for STETHS on Saturday, in the 9th and 35th minute while Romeo Wright netted in the 33rd minute. For Munro, Carlos Polomares, a Californian of ... Read More

Liverpool sack Rodgers, Arsenal shred Man Utd

Monday, October 05, 2015    

Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez (second left) reacts after scoring his second and the team’s third goal during the English
Premier League football match against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London yesterday.

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers following a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League yesterday, while Arsenal showcased their title credentials by ravaging Manchester United 3-0. Rodgers's three-year Anfield tenure came to an end when Liverpool released a statement announcing his dismissal hours after a Merseyside derby draw that left his team 10th in the table. "We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Brendan Rodgers for the sign ... Read More

Vietto leveller hands Atletico point against Real

Monday, October 05, 2015    

Atletico Madrid’s Argentinian forward Luciano Vietto (second right) celebrates with a teammate
after scoring during the Spanish league football match against Real Madrid CF at the Vicente
Calderon stadium in Madrid yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

Madrid, Spain (AFP) -- Luciano Vietto's first goal for Atletico Madrid seven minutes from time earned the hosts a deserved share of the spoils against Real Madrid in a 1-1 draw yesterday. Real looked on course to move top of La Liga thanks to Karim Benzema's fine early header in an otherwise insipid display from Rafael Benitez's men. Keylor Navas produced a fine save from Antoine Griezmann's first-half penalty, but the Costa Rican international was beaten for just the second time this season w ... Read More

Hart aiming for fresh focus ahead of WC qualifiers

Monday, October 05, 2015    

Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Head Coach Stephen Hart believes it is important for the Soca Warriors to refocus ahead of their upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Speaking after a 20-man squad was announced to face Panama in next Thursday's international friendly, Hart said the national side could not afford to get carried away with the relative success of this year's CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign. T&T were good enough to play unbeaten and top their group ... Read More

Knox score big win in Howie Chin/MFA Prep School football

Monday, October 05, 2015    

KNOX Prep registered the biggest victory in the Howie Chin Manchester Football Association Preparatory School competition after thrashing Yabnel Preparatory School 6-0 last Friday. Jahmal Lovelace and Shevaughn Fearon both netted twice in Knox's victory, while Shaqkeem Morrison also grabbed a brace as Emmanuel Prep, whipped Sacred Heart 3-0 in boys' action. Belair Prep with goals from Sean Gardner and Dominic Murray, defeated Charagape Prep 3-0, while goals by Rhamon Walters and an own goal pu ... Read More

Lewandowski nets again as Bayern go seven clear

Monday, October 05, 2015    

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scores the 2-0 goal. AFP PHOTO

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Robert Lewandowski claimed his 12th goal in his last four games as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich trounced second-placed Borussia Dortmund 5-1 to go seven points clear yesterday. The Polish hotshot netted Bayern's third and fourth goals at Munich's Allianz Arena after Thomas Mueller's double, including a first-half penalty, before Mario Goetze grabbed Bayern's fifth to compound his former club's misery. "It's a big win. It's good to have a seven-point advantage ... Read More

Lion hunt

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Sunday, October 04, 2015    

Cavalier SC's Ryan Miller (front) shields the ball from MBU's
Ladale Richie in their rescheduled RSPL game at WesPow
Park on Thursday. MBU won 4-0. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

Former champions Montego Bay United host Humble Lion at WesPow Park scheduled for 4:00 pm as they continue their surge towards the top of the Red Stripe Premier League. Montego Bay United, who lost their opening encounter to Portmore United, are riding on the back of three impressive wins, climbing into second spot on nine points. It would take a brave punter to bet against them not notching win number four. Dino Williams has been in great form bagging four goals to be the top marksman in the ... Read More



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