Mission accomplished!

Nine-time Olympic champion, Jamaican Usain Bolt strikes his signature pose at the 204th IAAF Council meeting in Monaco yesterday. (Photos: AFP)

MONACO, Principality of Monaco (AFP) — Usain Bolt, winner of a sixth IAAF Athlete of the Year award yesterday, remains a beacon for clean athletes amid doping and corruption scandals that have mired the sport in recent times. As athletics emerges from its darkest hour, fighting to restore its ... Read More

Cornwall’s Pagiel BrownPaul Reid D’Cup on the line
CATHERINE HALL, St James — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS), the most ... Read More

GODFREY... football is not just technical and physical, but a mental sport as well (Photos: Paul Reid) Cornwall have their head in the game
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College have returned to the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup final for ... Read More

Brett Thwaites in action. Woodleigh range win fires up brave Brett
Following his recent success in the ATL Automotive-sponsored 2016 PWD Winter Open Sporting Clays Cha ... Read More

Gaynstead, Excelsior capture ISSA Urban High Schools netball titles

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

First time winners Excelsior High School celebrate winning the Urban Area Senior League netball title. (Photos: Collin Reid)

GAYNSTEAD and Excelsior High schools captured the Junior and Senior League titles, respectively, in the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Urban High Schools finals at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town on Thursday. Coached by Dalton Hinds, Gaynstead High defeated The Queen’s School 26-23 to retain their Junior League title and also maintained their unbeaten run. It was also the first defeat for the Marvette Anderson-coached The Quee ... Read More

Samuels, Russell, Bravo all shine but Gayle fizzles

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

SAMUELS... made an unbeaten 69 from 57 deliveries at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday. West Indies won by four wickets.  (Photo: Observer file)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC) – Marlon Samuels struck his second straight half-century and third in four innings to fire Comilla Victorians to their third straight victory in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday. Set 142 for victory at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Victorians chased down their target to beat Khulna Titans by five wickets, with the right-handed Samuels spearheading the effort with an unbeaten 69 from 57 deliveries. The West Indies batsman, who stroked eight fours, ... Read More

Night Light to illuminate Andrew HB Aguilar Memorial Cup

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Night Light is one of the favourites for the Andrew HB Aguilar Memorial Cup highlighting feature at Caymanas Park today.

A number of native-bred juveniles with aspiration for month end’s final leg of Supreme Ventures’ ultra-rich native-bred two-year-old race, will take centre stage in the Andrew HB Aguilar Memorial Cup feature at Caymanas Park today. The Andrew HB Aguilar maiden special weight contest is set to provide juveniles with their first competitive race venturing over 1,600 metres and a field of nine — six of which are either colts or geldings and three fillies — is down to face t ... Read More

KSAFA Super League kicks off today

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

(From left) KSAFA President, Ambassador Stewart Stephenson poses with Roxanne Brown, brand manager for Charles Chocolate, Tamika West, marketing manager Magnum Tonic Wine and Dwayne Dillion, assistant general secretary of KSAFA after the presentation of their symbolic cheque for sponsorship of the 2016-2017 Super and Major League competitions. (Photo: Joyce Fletcher)

J Wray & Nephew Group, through in Magnum Tonic Wine product, will be the title sponsors of the 2016-2017 Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super and Major League Football Competitions to the tune of $5.5 million, with associate sponsors Charles Chocolate pumping in $1 million, Avis Rent a Car $400,000, and Soccer Xpress $100,000. Details were announced on Thursday at the New Kingston Office of J Wray & Nephew Group on Dominica Drive. This year’s sponsorship will ... Read More

Drama, excitement in One Love Domino for prisoners

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

It was all drama and excitement in 2016 One Love Domino competition held in the band room at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre last week Friday. H-North Section created an upset, beating defending champions Belgium Section 150-149 in a very close, intense battle. However, the first-time finalists were stripped of the title after they used an ineligible player who wasn’t registered for the competition. Humbert Davis, first vice-president at the National Association of Domino Bod ... Read More

Holmwood, Denbigh crowned ISSA Rural High Schools netball champions

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Zandria Cohen (left) of Denbigh confronts Javanila Morris of Manchester High. (Photos: Collin Reid)

HOLMWOOD Technical and Denbigh High School were crowned the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Rural High Schools Junior and Senior League netball champions at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports in Spanish Town on Thursday. The Holmwood High aggregation, coached by Carline Graham-Powell, captured the Junior League title with a 23-18 win over defending champions Denbigh High, while Denbigh’s seniors, coached by Christine Bartley, pulled off a close a ... Read More

Scotiabank A, MOE triumph in Florida Netball Classics

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Members of the Scotiabank netball team pose with trophies and medals after defeating Upsetters 13-9 in the championship final. (Allister Roper of FNA)

Jamaican teams have dominated the 2016 Florida Netball Association Classics once again. Defending champions Scotiabank ‘A’ continued on their winning streak by capturing the 2016 crown from for the third-straight year when they defeated Upsetters of Florida Netball Club 13-9 at the Carter Park Gymnasium in Florida recently. They were undefeated during the tournament en route to their seventh hold on the coveted title. The champions had earlier won in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2012 ... Read More

Jaguars’ batting needs lift, says coach Crandon

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

CHANDERPAUL... revived images of his batting prowess with a knock of 82

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Head coach Esaun Crandon says a definite improvement is needed in the Guyana Jaguars’ batting, after lacklustre performances in that department in the first three rounds of the Regional Four-Day Championship. A franchise which has become known for heavy run-scoring in recent seasons, Jaguars are yet to have a batsman reach three figures, a fact that concerns Crandon. “We have spoken about the batsmen not going on to get big scores in our team meetin ... Read More

Exotic Wagers

Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Mesmerize winning on a
canter with Shane Ellis.

Race 1) Mesmerize/Stormonthesea/Twilight Citzen Race 2) Ruby Rose/Hey Champ Race 3) Fiftyonestorm/Frankenstorm Race 4) Well Blessed/Scoop Jordyne/Dripping In Gold Race 5) Thegreatalliance/Rude Awakening/Rawalpindi Express Race 6) Mandeya Total $1,080 Twilight 6 (Races 5-10) Race 5) Thegreatalliance/Rude Awakening/Rawalpindi Express Race 6) Mandeya Race 7) Express Truck/Maria’s Glory/Meet Justin Race 8) Awesome Cat/Grande Marque/Lovetta Jones Race 9) Pontius Pilate Race 10) Big ... Read More

Tivoli in historic capture of U-14 title

Friday, December 02, 2016    

Members of the victorious Tivoli Gardens team celebrate with the ISSA/Tru-Juice Under-14 trophy after defeating Kingston College 1-0 in the final at the National Satdium yesterday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Tivoli Gardens High registered their first hold on the ISSA/Tru-juice Under-14 crown with a 1-0 upset win over defending champions Kingston College (KC) in the championship game at the National Stadium yesterday. The all-important strike came from Javonte Parnell in the 48th minute of the 70-minute encounter to deny Kingston College a fourth-consecutive lien on the cup. KC entered the contest as overwhelming favourites, but would have been contemplating a change to their game plan as the Tivo ... Read More



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