Bailey-Cole beats Powell in World Challenge 100m

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KINGSTON, Jamaica—Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole got the better of compatriot Asafa Powell in the men’s 100 metre at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday. Commonwealth 100m gold medallist Bailey-Cole clocked 1 ... Read More

OAKS HEROINE: Princess Popstar with Wilmer Galviz in the irons, cruises to victory in yesterday's 1,800-metre $200,000 Massy Oaks Stakes (Gr I) at Santa Rosa
Park, Arima. (PHOTO: STEPHEN DOOBAY) The 'Diva Princess' stars in Trinidad
In another command performance Princess Popstar, the reigning horse of the year, who is now plying h ... Read More

FFRENCH… if I stayed
back and do nothing,
then nothing will
happen, so I decided
to get involved Former Sunshine Girl Nadine Ffrench keeps netball fire burning in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — The sun has surely not gone down on former Sunshine Girl Nadine Ffr ... Read More

Jamaica's Kenneth Edwards (left) is poised to strike with a punch against Canada’s Aziz Abdellahi in the semi-finals of the men’s senior black belt team sparring on
Saturday’s final day of the Fifth ITF World Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. IN DEMAND!
ROSE HALL, St James — Fresh on the heels of a successful staging of the Fifth International Ta ... Read More

Petrojam rule supreme in Business House KO final

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Scotiabank representative Ian Green (left foreground) and KSA Business House Football president Wayne Shaw (centre foreground) Present the Scotiabank
Knockout Trophy to Jotham Watson, captain of the winning Petrojam Football Team, following their 2-1 win over Spanish Grain Store on Sunday.

DEFENDING champions Petrojam continue to dominate Business House after they clipped first-time entrants Spanish Grain Store 2-1 in the final of the Scotiabank-sponsored Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football Knockout competition on Sunday at the Red Stripe Oval. In an evenly contested game, the star-studded Spanish Grain Store took the lead in the 30th minute after a breakaway by Ranique Muir resulted in goalkeeper Damion Campbell bringing him down in the penalty box for referee Karl T ... Read More

STGC, KC fancied in Group A

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

KC’s Tajay Nix (left) challenges Alex Marshall of St George’s College during their Roper Cup match on Saturday at Emmet Park. KC
won 1-0. (PHOTO: COLIN REID)

MANY-TIME champions St George's College (STGC) and fierce neighbours Kingston College (KC) renew one of the most anticipated rivalry in schoolboy football after being placed in Group A of the ISSA LIME Manning Cup. Only five teams will participate in Group A with Campion College, Jose Marti High and Waterford High joining the two powerful North Street schools. The Light Blue side of North Street — STGC — have won 22 titles and four of the last six years. In contrast, KC — the ... Read More

Bailey-Cole, Powell clash again in Zagreb

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

JAMAICA'S Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey-Cole and former world record holder Asafa Powell will clash over the 100m for the second time in less than a week when they meet at an IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, today. Five Jamaican men will compete at the meet, which is the penultimate in the series that will end in Rietti, Italy, on Sunday. Last week, Bailey-Cole beat a strong field to win the 100m at an IAAF Diamond League meeting in Zurich and has been unbeaten since ... Read More

Jamaica has the best team in the world — Edwards

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Jamaica's Kenneth Edwards (left) is poised to strike with a punch against Canada’s Aziz Abdellahi in the semi-finals of the men’s senior black belt team sparring on
Saturday’s final day of the Fifth ITF World Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

ROSE HALL, St James — Without fear of contradiction, Jamaica's International Tae kwon do Federation's (ITF) men's black belt heavyweight individual bronze medallist Kenneth Edwards put on record what everyone else was thinking. "Jamaica has the best team in the world and we proved it today," Edwards said after the Jamaican team clinched a 10-8 win over a powerful Argentina team to win the senior men's black belt team sparring gold medal at the Fifth World Cup held at the Montego Bay Conve ... Read More

From strength to strength

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Assistant Sport Editor | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Action between Glenmuir and
Cornwall College at Lauderhill Sports
Complex in Florida on Sunday.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — To see South Florida families come out to brave the hellish Florida sun to watch mostly aging men play football, seems ridiculous looking on from afar. But a closer, deeper look reveals something more. The annual Jamaica High School Alumni Sports Network's (JHSASN) sporting festival staged at the Lauderhill Sports Complex, is an event that brings the Jamaica diaspora together over two days during the American Labour Day. In its six years, amazing stories have ... Read More

Chanderpaul sends warning with big hundred

Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Shivnarine Chanderpaul
(left) gets a fist bump from
all-rounder Jeremiah Louis
on reaching his century
against Bangladesh at
Warne Park, yesterday.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul issued a stern warning to Bangladesh ahead of Saturday's start of the first Test, when he hammered a top class hundred in the Tour Match here, yesterday. The West Indies batsman carved out a brilliant 183 as St Kitts and Nevis and Bangladesh played to a predictable draw on the final day of the three-day game at Warner Park. Resuming the day on 232 for four, St Kitts were eventually dismissed for 399 in response to Banglade ... Read More

Sporting 'upbeat' ahead of new season

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Sporting Central Academy are hopeful that their new recruits
will make them more complete (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

TOLL GATE, Clarendon — Disappointments of the past are but character-building exercises. That is the philosophy that Sporting Central Academy will take with them into the new Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. The south-west Clarendon side will be entering their eighth successive year in the top flight with the tag of perennial strugglers hanging over their heads, having spent every season, except their debut campaign when they finished sixth, fighting relegation -- usually after en ... Read More

Domtar retain Wray & Nephew Masters T20 cricket title

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Tuesday, September 02, 2014    

Members of the Domtar Sports Club team after their victory over Mico Masters in the 2014 Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket final at
the Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday

DEFENDING champions Domtar Sports Club defeated Mico Masters by 55 runs to retain their 2014 Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum Masters T20 cricket title at the Kensington Cricket Club on Sunday. This was Domtar's second consecutive win. They also won the first prize cash award of $75,000, while Mico collected $50,000 for being the runners-up. Winning captain Owen Lewin said he was very confident of winning, going into the final despite having lost to Mico Masters in the preliminary round. " ... Read More

Lennox Lewis celebrates birthday today

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:45 PM    

(Photo: AFP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis celebrates his 49th birthday today. Lewis born in the UK of Jamaican parentage knocked out Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take the number one contender position in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings eventually becoming WBC champion. Lewis defeated World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Evander Holyfield in November 1999 to unify the three titles and followed up with a knockout of Mik ... Read More

Usain Bolt the cricketer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:23 PM    

(Photos: AFP & AP)

BANGALORE, (AFP) - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck fear into the hearts of batsmen while playing for the West Indies in the 1980s and 90s. Asked on a promotional visit to India why he did not pursue his love of cricket, the six-time ... Read More



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