Scotiabank ‘A’, ATL win in Business House Senior League

Marcella Thompson (right) of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) ‘A’ leaps high to catch the ball, while Andrea Markland of Scotiabank ‘A’ watches during the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Open League final at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) recently. Scotiabank ‘A’ won 32-18. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

DEFENDING champions Scotiabank ‘A’ and Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) won their opening matches as the 2016 Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Senior League got underway at the Leila Robinson Courts last Saturday. The Winston Nevers-coached Scotiabank ‘A’ defeated N ... Read More

SIMMONS... We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody Simmons wants support for new measures to improve Windies performance
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Frustrated West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons says he has not ... Read More

Fraser-Pryce in Rio Saluting a brave Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaicans are still basking in the glow of yet another outstanding performance by our track and fiel ... Read More

General manager of JN General Insurance Company Chris Hind (right) observes the technique of junior national squash team members (from left) Jonathan Walker, Tahjia Lumley and Stephan Morrison. Jamaican squash players facing stiff ‘Philly’ test
Competing in the Pan American Junior Squash Championships is exposing Jamaican players to an entirel ... Read More

CUMI Come Run has integrity — Francis

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Members of the organising committee of the 2016 CUMI Come  Run and sponsors pose for the camera during Tuesday’s media launch at Deja Resorts on Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The CUMI Come Run event, which will have its 8th staging at Tryall in Hanover next month, has been described as “an event with integrity” by noted road race organiser, Alfred Francis. The event that will have a 5K and 10K race, as well as a 5K walk will be held on September 24 at Tryall, and will raise funds to assist the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), a 25- year- old organisation that assists the mentally ill in Montego Bay. ... Read More

Jewels seek Sandals football semis berth

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Jewels Runaway Bay will be seeking a semi-final spot in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House Football Competition when they tackle Noranda Bauxite at 4:00 pm at Drax Hall today. In the feature match of the double-header at 6:00 pm, defending champions Couples Tower Isle, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, clash with Moon Palace. The competition is at an interesting stage with Jewels sitting in third place in Zone B on 10 points, just behind both Nati ... Read More

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Thursday, August 25, 2016    

SIMMONS... We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody

SIMMONS... We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody Read More

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo for 2020 Games

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike waves the Olympic flag during its arrival ceremony at the Tokyo’s Haneda airport yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — The Olympic flag arrived in Tokyo yesterday as Japan’s capital gears up to host the 2020 Games, with officials promising smooth sailing after Rio’s sometimes shaky 2016 instalment. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike carried the flag during a ceremony at Haneda airport after stepping off a plane from the Brazilian host city, accompanied by a delegation who picked up a record 41 medals in Rio. “I feel the full weight of the responsibility that this (flag) br ... Read More

Federer, Nadal to team up in Laver Cup

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

(From left) Rafael Nadal, Rod Laver and Roger Federer speak during a Laver Cup media announcement at the St Regis Hotel yesterday in New York City. (Photo: AFP)

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play doubles together in a new competition pitting Europe against the Rest of the World in a Ryder Cup-style tennis team event. The Laver Cup was launched in New York yesterday with Federer and Nadal — who have won 31 Grand Slam titles between them — both committed to the event which will be held for the first time in Prague from September 22-24 next year. Former Grand Slam heavyweights Bjorn Borg and John Mc ... Read More

Dizzy Roy sets up England win over Pakistan

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jason Roy overcame a dizzy spell to lead England’s charge to a 44-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-marred first One-Day International against Pakistan in Southampton yesterday. Surrey opener Roy’s quickfire 65 fired England towards an initial victory target of 261 after Pakistan had made 260 for six, Captain Azhar Ali top-scoring with 82. But following a third and final rain interruption of this day/night fixture at 9:37 p ... Read More

US Olympic swimmer Feigen apologises for Rio scandal

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

United States swimmers James Feigen (top left), Ryan Lochte (top right), Gunnar Bentz (lower left) and Jack Conger. (Photo: AFP)

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — US swimmer James Feigen apologised yesterday for his actions with three other gold medalists in a controversial incident during the Rio Olympics. “First and foremost I would like to apologise for the serious distractions from the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, and Team USA,” Feigen said in a statement. “I want to thank the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the people of Rio de Janeiro for their hospitality in hosting these Games,&rdq ... Read More

McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during the pro-am as a preview for The Barclays in the PGA Tour FedExCup Play-Offs on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park yesterday in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo: AFP)

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken. McIlroy was among the top four players in the world who chose not to play in the Olympics, and the four-time major champion didn’t help the cause when he said it was not his role to grow the game and that he would only watch “the stuff that matters” on television. He did watch the golf — at least the final hole, when Justin Rose outlasted Henrik Stenson to win golf&rsquo ... Read More

Irish Olympic ticket probe extends to previous Games

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Former High Court Judge Carroll Moran has been appointed to head the investigation into the Irish Olympic ticket scandal in Rio and will also probe sales for the 2012 Games in London. Dublin’s Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday announced Moran would take up his position immediately and said the independent investigation will look at ticketing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and the 2012 London Olympics, as well as this month’s Rio Games. ... Read More

Fans hail Hart as Man City reach group phase

Thursday, August 25, 2016    

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Joe Hart played potentially his last Manchester City game as Pep Guardiola’s team rubber-stamped their place in the Champions League group phase by beating Steaua Bucharest 1-0 yesterday. Leading 5-0 from last week’s away leg, City completed a 6-0 aggregate victory courtesy of Fabian Delph’s second-half header, putting them in Thursday’s group-stage draw in Monaco with room to spare. But the spotlight at a less than full Etihad S ... Read More



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