Tallawahs would take 3 from 4 at home, says Gayle

Jamaica Tallawahs Captain Chris Gayle poses with a bat during
Sunday’s welcome reception for the team inside the Pineapple
Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport.

CHRIS Gayle, the captain of Jamaica Tallawahs, said he would be satisfied if his team gets three wins from the four matches on the home leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League. The Tallawahs face St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park today. They will then turn their attention to Trinidad & Tobago Red ... Read More

Jamaica Tallawahs player Andre Russell (on the ground) stretches
during a practice session yesterday at Sabina Park. Looking on are
teammates (from left) Krishmar Santokie and Chadwick Walton, and
mentor Courtney Walsh. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON) Tallawahs target full points against St Lucia Zouks as CPL bowls off at Sabina Park today
JAMAICA Tallawahs Captain Christopher Gayle is a man on a mission. His main goal is to close the gap ... Read More

Superluminal (Paul Francis) makes his entry onto the racetrack to run
in the St Leger. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) St Leger winner Superluminal sold, set to race in Trinidad
The Complete Racing Guide has been informed that winner of last Saturday's ISP Finance Services-spon ... Read More

Demar Phillips Demar Phillips eager to bow into Gold Cup action
LOS ANGELES, California -- Demar Phillips, the fleet-footed left-sided player from Seaforth in St Th ... Read More

Manchioneal shock Eagle Strikers for Portland FA PCU U20 title

Tuesday, July 07, 2015    

Eagle Strikers goalkeeper Glenroy Osbourne (right) is beaten by a strike from Manchioneal’s Levaughn McKay. Manchioneal won 3-2.

PORT ANTONIO, Portland -- Manchioneal shocked high-riding Eagle Strikers 3-2 to claim the Portland Football Association Portland Credit Union Under-20 competition at Boundbrook Oval on Saturday. Manchioneal's Levaughn McKay in the ninth, Warren Lewis in the 14th and Javere Blake in the 55th connected for the victors, while Johnnoy Brown on the stroke of half-time, and Tejaurin Williams four minutes later replied for Boundbrook. Manchioneal started out aggressively and took the lead when Lewis ... Read More

Appleton Estate plans to raise spirits

Tuesday, July 07, 2015    

(L) Jamaica Tallawahs spinners Nikita Miller (right) and Daniel
Vettori arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport
(R) Tallawahs logo

PLAYERS and staff of the Jamaica Tallawahs were hosted by the sponsors Appleton Estate Rum and Digicel at a welcome reception at the Norman Manley International Airport's Pineapple Lounge on Sunday. The Tallawahs were arriving from Basseterre, St Kitts, where they lost to hosts St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by 119 runs at Warner Park on Saturday. It was their second loss after falling to Barbados Tridents in Bridgetown on June 23. But victories over St Lucia Zouks in Gros Islet on June 28 and ... Read More

Cavalier blank Waterhouse to capture Tastee/KSAFA U-17 crown

Tuesday, July 07, 2015    

Members of the Cavalier SC Under-17 winning team raise the Tastee/KSAFA Trophy during the presentation function at
the Barbican playing field after beating Waterhouse 2-0 in the final. Sharing in the celebration are KSAFA President
Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson (second left) with Jamal Tugman (right), Tastee’s marketing manager, and Prince
Royal (left), marketing officer at GraceKennedy Remittance Services. (PHOTO: HURBUN WILLIAMS)

CAVALIER SC defeated Waterhouse FC 2-0 to win the Tastee/KSAFA Under-17 football competition in the final played at the Barbican playing field on Saturday. The final was played over 80 minutes, with Cavalier scoring a goal in each half through Akeem Shelton in minute 40+2 and Alex Marshall in minute 62. Waterhouse began briskly, but missed two glorious opportunities in the first 10 minutes of play to take the lead. This was the last opportunity they created and in which they came close to scor ... Read More

Hyde withdraws from Pan Am Junior Champs

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:30 PM    

Jaheel Hyde (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – On the advice of his doctor, Jaheel Hyde has pulled out of the Pan American Junior Championships in Canada. His withdrawal comes after an “unusually lengthy” 2014 season. In a media release Tuesday, Hyde said that he would end his 2015 season in order to rest, recuperate and recover from fatigue and soreness of the muscles. “After treatment and therapy, the prognosis favoured the decision to end the season and refresh for a greater 2016 return,&rdq ... Read More

Sweeping changes at CONCACAF in the wake of FIFA scandal

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:25 PM    

MIAMI, United States (CMC) - CONCACAF has announced sweeping changes to the way it does business in a desperate attempt to salvage its reputation after some of its leading officials were placed at the centre of a FIFA corruption scandal. The body that governs football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean has announced that it has approved expansive reform measures proposed by a three-man special committee. The confederation says the reforms, unanimously approved by CONCACAF&rsqu ... Read More

McLeod crashes out of 110m hurdles

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 1:15 PM    

Omar Mcleod (file photo)

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Jamaican sprint hurdler Omar McLeod made a less than sparkling start to his professional career after failing to finish the men’s 110m hurdles event at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Budapest, Hungary, today. McLeod, who ran a personal best 12.97 seconds to win the event at the JAAA National Senior Championships two weeks ago in Kingston, crashed out of the race along with Cuban World leader Orlando Ortega. Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov won the race in 13.28 se ... Read More

VCB wins 100m in season-best time in Hungary

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 12:10 PM    

Veronica Campbell-Brown (file photo)

BUDAPEST, Hungary – World and Olympic sprint champion Veronica Campbell Brown ran a season’s best 10.99 seconds (-1.2m/s) to win the 100m A race at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Budapest, Hungary, today. Campbell Brown, who was third in both sprint finals at the recent JAAA National Senior Championships in Kingston, beat American Tianna Bartoletta in a close finish with the runner-up clocking 11.18 seconds. Paul A Reid Read More

Tallawahs players say 119-run loss to Patriots was a fluke

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:11 AM    

LYNN...loss to the Patriots was put to bed (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Tallawahs players say the 119-run chastening at the hands of hosts St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in Saturday’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) match at Warner Park was a one-off bad performance. The Patriots took first strike and compiled a healthy 199-5 off their allotted 20 overs. The Tallawahs were dismantled for a mere 80 runs off 16 overs. Speaking to the OBSERVER ONLINE at Sunday’s welcome reception hosted by sponsors Appleton and Digicel ... Read More

Tallawahs skipper predicts “no major changes” to team

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 8:25 AM    

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle smiles at Sunday's welcome reception at the Norman Manley Airport. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chris Gayle, the skipper of the Jamaica Tallawahs, says he expects “no major changes” to the team for Tuesday’s Hero Caribbean Premier League clash with St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park. The Tallawahs slumped to a humiliating 119-run defeat to St Kitts & Nevis Patriots on Saturday for their second loss of the 2015 season, leaving some speculation about likely adjustments to the composition of the team. “That’s something we are looking in ... Read More

UPDATE: JFF claims agreement with Boyz, possible boycott averted

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 12:54 AM    

JFF boss Horace Burrell

LOS ANGELES, California --- The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says it was able to head off a possible strike by players after both parties reportedly agreed to terms regarding fees related to the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Players and JFF officials, led by president Captain Horace Burrell, were engaged in a series of meetings on Monday night as both sides traded counter proposals as they searched for an amicable solution to the deadlock. The players first indicated that they were dissatisfied with ... Read More



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