Manning Cup second round kicks off today with double-header

Alain Skerritt (left) of Excelsior High and Demario Cameron of St George’s College challenge for possession of the ball during their first-round Manning Cup action at Winchester Park. XLCR won 1-0. (Observer)

Three-time champions Camperdown High will square off against Holy Trinity High in the feature game of a Group H double-header when the second-round of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports’ Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup kicks off today at Constant Spring playing field. The game is schedule ... Read More

Arnett Gardens goalscorer Fabian Reid (left) tries to shake off Andre Dawson of Jamalco FC during their RSPL contest at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday. (Observer) Arnett Gardens whip Jamalco 3-0 in RSPL
Former champions Arnett Gardens returned to winning ways in the 2016/17 Red Stripe Premier League (R ... Read More

Members of Sunshine Girls smile before leaving for Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the FAST5 Netball World Series set for October 29-30. The team, captained by veteran Althea Byfield, departed for Australia on Saturday. (Collin Reid) Sunshine Girls leave for Fast5 in Australia
The 10-member Sunshine Girls team, management and coaching staff left the island on Saturday for the ... Read More

Omar Thompson (left) of Kingston College watches as the ball rolls past Vere Technical’s goalkeeper Davoyris Shaw during their ISSA/FLOW Super Cup feature contest at Sabina Park on Saturday. (Observer) Reid guides KC past Vere 2-1
Manning Cup top seed Kingston College (KC) kept the numbers even between the urban area and rural ar ... Read More

Rusea’s blank Haile Selassie 3-0 to advance

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, October 24, 2016    

Rusea’s High’s Javed Richardson leaps over a sliding tackle from Haile Selassie High’s Jamaal Plunkett in Saturday’s FLOW Super Cup first-round game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Rusea’s won the game 3-0 to advance to the quarter-finals where they will play Cornwall College on Saturday. (Paul Reid)

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Rusea’s High School advanced to the second round of the FLOW Super Cup competition after they blitzed Haile Selassie High 3-0 in a first-round matchup of two first-timers at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Saturday night. Leonardo Fogarthy, Nazime Matalie with a candidate for goal of the competition, and Ranaldo Thompson scored for Rusea’s High in the first half to give the Aaron Lawrence-coached team a perfect start, while denying the Geoffrey Max ... Read More

Pakistan eye series-clinching victory over Windies 

Monday, October 24, 2016 9:51 AM    

Pakistani cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of West Indies' batsman Darren Bravo (unseen) on the fourth day of the second Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 24, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Pakistan pressed West Indies hard for a series-clinching win in the second Test after setting a daunting 456-run target on the fourth day in Abu Dhabi on Monday. By close of play Pakistan had taken four wickets at 171 leaving the West Indies to bat out the fifth and final day on Tuesday or score a further 285 runs with six wickets intact for an unlikely win. No team has ever chased down more than the 418-7 West Indies managed against Australia at A ... Read More

Brathwaite hits fifty after Windies set 456

Monday, October 24, 2016 7:00 AM    

West Indies cricket captain Jason Holder (L) celebrates with his teammate Kraigg Brathwaite on the third day of the second Test between Pakistan and the West Indies at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 23, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Opener Kraigg Brathwaite defied Pakistan's bowling with a fighting half century to take West Indies to 86-2 at tea on the fourth day of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Brathwaite was 55 not out and with him, Marlon Samuels on nine not out as West Indies — set a mammoth 456 to win or bat out five sessions for a draw — fought hard on a weary Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. They still need another 370 more runs with eight wickets in ha ... Read More

Jamaicans officiate at ITF World Cup in Hungary

Monday, October 24, 2016    

(From left), Jason McKay, Joleen Masters and Arthur Barrows.

JAMAICANS Joleen Masters, Arthur Barrows and Jason McKay were selected to serve as umpires at the sixth International Taekwondo Federation World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, October 12-16. Masters is a veteran referee on the ITF circuit, whereas Barrows, president of the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association, has been building his ringside résumé. McKay, meanwhile, is a newcomer to umpiring, having qualified in February. Selection as an umpire requires the applying candidate to pass a qual ... Read More

Brown, Sharpe top Digicel Imagine 5K Night Run

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Kirk Brown and Llori Sharpe have fun while showing off their trophies, having emerged winners in the men’s and women’s category of the 2016 Digicel Imagine 5K Night Run held in downtown Kingston on Saturday.

Amidst cool conditions and a wet course, 29-year-old Kirk Brown and 16-year-old Llori Sharpe emerged the men’s and women’s champions, respectively, at the fifth staging of the annual Digicel Imagine 5K Night Run for Special Needs in downtown Kingston on Saturday. Brown, the 2015 champion and three-time winner of the event, was 11 seconds faster than 23-year-old Oshane Archibald, who was the second-place finisher, while Dwayne Graham clocked a respectable 17 minutes and three second ... Read More

Successful staging of Bell/Ziadie charity football event

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Nick Ziadie (right) presents Glen Brown with a posthumous award for Leighton Hue. (Photos: Roy Sweetland)

The 30th staging of the Bell/Ziadie charity football match between Masters and Celebrities held at Winchester Park on Heroes’ Day was a success. Kenneth “Bop” Campbell, the former Santos and national player; Peter Prendergast, the former FIFA referee; Orville Edwards, former Santos and national player; and former St George’s College and national right back Leighton Hue were honoured. The event is organised by Clive “Busy” Campbell to honour the memory of two ... Read More

Upbeat Test side not impacted by bad results, assures Radford

Monday, October 24, 2016    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies Batting Coach Toby Radford has dismissed suggestions the wretched results in the preceding limited-overs series may be having a negative impact on the Test unit. Rather, the Englishman said the Jason Holder-led squad was bursting with self-belief, and their confidence has been further bolstered by the first Test performance in Dubai where they pushed Pakistan into the final hour of the last day, before conceding defeat by 56 runs. &ldqu ... Read More

Pakistan build commanding lead over Windies

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Pakistani batsman Sami Aslam (right) plays a sweep shot as West Indies’ wicketkeeper Shai Hope (left) and captain Jason Holder look on during the third day of the second Test at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi yesterday. (Photos: AFP) AAMIR QURESHI

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Openers Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam hit half-centuries to help Pakistan strengthen their grip on the third day of the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Ali was unbeaten on 52 and Asad Shafiq five not out as Pakistan reached 114-1 at stumps, increasing their lead to 342 after dismissing West Indies for 224 in their first innings. That had given Pakistan a first innings lead of 228 and left them firmly in control as they look to cl ... Read More

Bolt, JN, Port Authority host second Heroes in Action fun run

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Monday, October 24, 2016    

Earl Jarrett (left) and Usain Bolt at the second annual staging of Heroes in Action Charity 4k Fun Run and 8k Run/Walk in Falmouth, last week.

FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Scores of people came out last week Sunday for the second annual staging of Heroes in Action Charity 4 k Fun Run and 8 k Run/Walk staged jointly by the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Usain Bolt Foundation in this historic seaside town. Participants thronged the streets from as early as 7:00 am, many hoping to catch a glimpse of the official starter of the races, celebrity sprinter Usain Bolt, a Trelawny native. The winn ... Read More

Misery for Manchester as United thrashed and City draw

Monday, October 24, 2016    

Chelsea’s English defender Gary Cahill (second right) shoots past Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (centre) to score their second goal during the English Premier League football match at Stamford Bridge in London, yesterday. (Photo: AFP) BEN STANSALL

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester’s two Premier League clubs managed just a point between them yesterday as Manchester United suffered a chastening 4-0 defeat by Chelsea on manager Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge and leaders Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton. Chelsea’s Pedro Rodriguez opened the scoring after just 30 seconds and the Blues were on their way, with Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante adding to the ... Read More



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