Reggae Boy Hector completes £4-million Chelsea deal

underwent a
medical at Chelsea’s
Cobham Training
Centre yesterday
before signing off
on the contract.

LONDON, England (CMC) -- English Premier League mega club Chelsea have completed the signing of Jamaica international defender Michael Hector for £4 million. The 23-year-old, who represents Reading in the League Championship, made his international debut three months ago and has since been ca ... Read More

Alvas Powell
challenges a
Guatemalan player
2014 World Cup
Qualifying game.
(PHOTO: AFP) Powell recalled to 27-man Reggae Boyz squad
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ANDERSON… expects full co-operation
of the PLCA and JFF members of the
board. Anderson commits to increased professionalism to PFAJ
DON Anderson, the new chairman of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), says his ... Read More

Jamaica's sprint legend Usain Bolt (centre) is flanked by Agent Ricky Simms (left) and Manager Nugen ... Read More

The Nicaraguans are here

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Nicaragua Football Association President Jose Jacinto Reyes (second right) with David McField (second
left), Nicaragua Ambassador to Jamaica, Dr Adolfo Mona of the Nicaragua Embassy, and Deputy
Ambassador Wendy Palma upon the arrival of the first batch of players at the Norman Manley International
Airport last evening. (PHOTOS: HURBUN WILLIAMS)

SOME members of the Nicaragua team arrived here last night with great expectations, ahead of Friday's CONCACAF Round Three World Cup Qualifying play-off game against Jamaica inside the National Stadium. "We are coming from less to more, and we are ready for Jamaica," said the Nicaragua Football Association President Jose Jocinto Reyes in a brief interview with the press on arrival at the Norman Manley Airport last night. A second batch of players was expected later last night. "We are a young ... Read More

Constant Spring capture Peter Cargill Trophy

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

The Constant Spring team posing with the Peter Cargill Trophy after winning the Kingston and St Andrew Masters League
midseason final against Park Rovers 2-0 on Sunday.

CONSTANT Spring continued their stranglehold on the Kingston and St Andrew Masters League Association (KSAMLA) midseason final by defeating Park Rovers 2-0 to retain the Peter Cargill Trophy at Winchester Park on Sunday. ONeil 'Chippy' McDonald, Constant Spring's top striker while they campaigned in the National Premier League not so long ago, scored a goal in each half to enable Constant Spring to continue their monopoly of the Peter Cargill Trophy since its inception in 2011. The Peter Cargil ... Read More

National Self-Serve are Clarendon's Business House Football champions

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

National Self-Serve Wholesale defeated Island Farm Supplies 3-1 in the final of the Clarendon Football FA/Tait's Pharmacy/INSPORTS Six-A-Side Football competition played at Bushy Park on Sunday. A double strike from Tevin Dias and Lloyd Salmon earned the champions a come-from-behind victory after Tevin Powell's headed goal gave Island Farm a deserved half-time lead. In the curtain-raiser, National Water Commission beat Young's Limited 4-2 in the play-off for third. Dias was selected most valu ... Read More

PLCA expects 'very good' RSPL season

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Andrew Price

Andrew Price, the general manager of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), said "a very good season" of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football is anticipated for the 2015-16 campaign. Citing the move to introduce Saturday football to complement action on Sunday and the flagship Monday Night programme, Price said plenty of excitement could be on the cards in the 12-team competition. "The clubs are raring to go and I expect a very good season," he told the Jamaica Observer at Monday's ... Read More

Williams says Mexico will provide good preparation for qualifiers

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Mexico flag

UTAH, USA (CMC) -- Seasoned goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams believes Friday's friendly international against powerhouse Mexico will be great preparation for Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifying competition. The Soca Warriors clash with the CONCACAF Gold Cup champions at Rio Tinto Stadium, a contest that precedes the country's opening World Cup qualifier scheduled for November. "This is another step in our quest and preparations to qualify for the World Cup," Williams said. ... Read More

Rio chief pledges to 'fix' water pollution

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Brazil flag

London, United Kingdom (AFP) -- The president of the organising committee for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro vowed yesterday to address concerns about water pollution at a sailing venue. Two competitors had to be hospitalised following a recent test regatta at Rio's picturesque Guanabara Bay, while other events have been disrupted by floating debris such as rubbish and dead animals. Sailing's governing body, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), has expressed concerns about ... Read More

Tokyo Olympic committee to stop using scandal-hit logo: report

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) -- Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers will scrap the event's logo after it drew plagiarism claims, reports said yesterday, the latest mishap after a costs furore forced plans for a new national stadium to be torn up. The decision, reported by public broadcaster NHK and other local media, caps an embarrassing month for Olympic officials as the ditching of the $2.0 billion stadium means the showpiece venue may only be ready a few months before the global event. The Olympic commi ... Read More

Serena, Djokovic roll but Nishikori out at US Open

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Joao
Souza of Brazil during their 2015 US Open Men’s
Singles 2015 US Open Round One match at the USTA
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday.

New York, United States (AFP) -- Three-time defending champion Serena Williams launched her quest for a historic title Monday by overwhelming 86th-ranked Russian Vitalia Diatchenko and advancing to the second round of the US Open. The world number one was a 6-0, 2-0 winner after only 30 minutes at Arthur Ashe Stadium when Diatchenko retired with a left foot injury, advancing Williams into a second-round match against Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens. "If I can just stay relaxed and stay in the poi ... Read More

Kenya's deputy president vows to criminalise doping

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) -- Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto yesterday announced plans to criminalise doping, after two of the east African nation's athletes were banned after positive tests during the Beijing World Athletics Championships. The warning came as Kenya's triumphant World Championships athletes were given a rousing welcome home, with thousands of supporters and top officials out in force for the homecoming. The Kenyan team topped the medals table for the first time since the cham ... Read More

India end 22-year series drought in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 02, 2015    

India’s cricket team pose after their victory during the final day of the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka at the
Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo yesterday. PHOTO: AFP)

Colombo, Sri Lanka (AFP) -- India overcame a gallant century by Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews to win the final Test by 117 runs yesterday and end a 22-year wait for a series win on the island. The hosts, set a victory target of 386, were bowled out for 268 after tea on the fifth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo to hand the tourists a 2-1 series scoreline. Sri Lanka were revived by a 135-run stand for the sixth wicket between Mathews and debutant Kusal Perera, but the dismissal o ... Read More



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