Jamaica to face USA, T&T in CONCACAF U-20 Championship

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb (centre) holds up the trophy that will go the winners of the CONCACAF Under-20
Championship to be hosted in Jamaica next year at a launch in Montego Bay yesterday. Also pictured (in front row, from left) are
former Reggae Boy Ricardo Gardner, Cuban football boss Luiz Hernandez, JFF president Captain Horace Burrell, Junior Minister of
Tourism and entertainment Damion Crawford, Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris and former Jamaica goalkeeper Aaron
Lawrence. In the back row are CONCACAF and Jamaican football officials. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Under-20 men's team will have to get the better of old foes the United States and Trinidad and Tobago as well as bogey team Panama at next year's CONCACAF finals to be held here in Jamaica if they are to qualify for the FIFA World Championships to be held in New ... Read More

we don’t have
good fitness we
can’t win the
Caribbean Cup Coach thinks Reggae Boyz can lift Caribbean Cup, but...
THE Reggae Boyz’ image has suffered a serious battering on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings in rece ... Read More

(L-R) ANDRE HUTCHINSON, TONY SCOTT, PETER LINDO AND MARK ARCHER Redskins scalp Cowboys; Brady vs Manning highlights Week 9
WITH all the controversy swirling around the name 'Redskins' and their perceived lack of political c ... Read More

ANDERSON (left)... opened the scoring for Waterhouse (OBSERVER FILE PHOTO) Harbour View stop Waterhouse march with 2-1 victory
It was the first time that Waterhouse were playing an official game on their home ground this season ... Read More

JOA names 135 athletes for CAC Games

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Friday, October 31, 2014    

(From left) Secretary general of the JOA Christopher Samuda; Raul Mendoza-Gallo of the Mexico Embassy; JOA
president Michael Fennell; and chef de mission of the Jamaican CAC Games delegation Dr Praimanand Singh share a
laugh at yesterday’s press conference to announce Jamaica’s team to the Games in Veracruz, Mexico. (PHOTO: BRYAN

THE Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday announced a delegation numbering 135 athletes and 40 officials for the XXII Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30. Though lacking the star power of more prestigious Games, officials from the JOA noted the CAC Games' contribution to youth development, in addition to its importance in providing opportunities for fringe athletes. Jamaica will compete in 14 sporting disciplines. They are track ... Read More

Showdown looms in Digicel Kick-start Academy play-offs

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Players of the Digicel Kick-start Academy going through their paces under the
watchful eyes of their Chelsea coaches at Sabina Park yesterday.

The countdown for the big clash between a Digicel Kick-start Academy selection and the Jamaica National Under-16 team tomorrow will begin with a series of matches among the three Digicel selections at Sabina Park this morning, beginning at 10:00 to determine which of the teams will reach the final stage. The three Academy teams will go head-to-head against each other for parity in the opening qualifying rounds to battle for positions of one, two and three. At the end of the qualifying exercises ... Read More

Manchester High bow out of title race

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Dinthill Technical’s (right) and Rashid Allen of Manchester High battle for
possession of the ball during yesterday’s ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup quarter-final game at Kirkvine
in Manchester. Dinthill won 1-0. (PHOTO: OSHANE TOBIAS)

CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Manchester High are out of the running for any senior schoolboy football honours this season after a come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Kemps Hill in their rescheduled ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup quarter-final Zone Q game at Juici Field yesterday. The draw left Manchester High on one point after two games, having been beaten 0-1 in the first set of games by Group leaders Dinthill Technical, and cannot now make progress. Kemps Hill are also on one point and have no hop ... Read More

No secret that CTL in perilous financial position but the debt is much less - CTL chairman

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, October 31, 2014    

BROWN… our mandate as a Board, has been to manage the
operations of the company even in the context of continuous
breaking down of outdated equipment and machinery. At right: SMITH… even when you win a race, it can take up to even
eight weeks before payment is made.

CHAIRMAN of the horse racing's promoting company Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) Christopher Brown, in response to comments made in Parliament on Tuesday by racehorse owner and Leader of Opposition Business, Derrick Smith, says it is no secret as to the company's perilous financial state but the board and management of CTL had significantly reduced debt and were charting the course for divestment. Smith in Parliament said if CTL is not divested in six months, the racetrack would probably have to c ... Read More

Gibson returns as England bowling coach

Friday, October 31, 2014    

England bowler Ryan Sidebottom
(left) takes tips from bowling
coach Otis Gibson during a
practice session at the Braboune
stadium in Mumbai on November
7, 2008. (PHOTO: AFP)

LONDON, England (CMC) — Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of West Indies in August. He will work alongside the lead fast-bowling coach, Kevin Shine, while the senior team's bowling coach, David Saker, takes a break before a relentless 2015. England hav ... Read More

Schaefer shoots for change in Jamaica's football landscape

Friday, October 31, 2014    

SCHAEFER... I want to change many things
for football to make it better for everybody

JAMAICA'S senior football head coach Winfried Schaefer says he wants to change the football landscape for the better, but says it will take time and money to do so. He was also dismissive of the critics who are calling for his axing due to the poor results of the Reggae Boyz under his tenure, resulting in a drastic fall on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings to 113th and a lowly seventh in the Caribbean Football Union. "I want to change many things for football to make it better for everybody," he tol ... Read More

Wenger adds Wilshere to Arsenal injury list

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:44 AM    


LONDON, (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects England midfielder Jack Wilshere to miss the Gunners' Premier League match at home to Burnley on Saturday. Wilshere is struggling with a knee injury that could also rule him out of Arsenal's Champions League match against Anderlecht next week. But veteran French manager Wenger had better news Friday regarding compatriot Olivier Giroud, whom he said was "miles ahead of schedule" in his recovery. Arsenal and France striker Giroud fractured h ... Read More

What They Say! - Errol Pottinger

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Errol Pottinger

When did your start your career as a trainer? I have been in the racing industry for 35 years. I was a groom at first, moved up to a stable assistant and then I became an assistant trainer to Richard Todd. Over the years, with the regular visits to the racetrack and being around horses my interest in the sport grew. I got my training license in 2010. Which horse was your first winner? Three Queens was my first winner. Dushane Gordon rode her that day going over 1,100 metres. I was so happy wh ... Read More

Former fast bowler Roberts against WICB task force

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Andy Roberts

ST JOHNS, Antigua (CMC) — Former West Indies fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts says he is not in ageement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India. Roberts, a member of the world champion West Indies teams of the 1970s, says the board should first move to head-off threats made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). BCCI has threatened legal action to recover an esti ... Read More

Shared Belief completes final Breeders' Cup tune-up

Friday, October 31, 2014    

Shared Belief

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Shared Belief, the morning-line favourite for the US$5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, polished off his final major training on Tuesday. While most of the horses for the championships on Friday and Saturday are already at Santa Anita, Shared Belief was a considerable distance away at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley. That's home base for Jerry Hollendorfer, his Hall of Fame trainer. A three-year-old with a 7-0 record, Shared Belief is the early 9-5 choice in the Clas ... Read More



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