Junelle Bromfield skips final year of Champs

BROMFIELD... I am going to UTech, so I am with Coach Stephen Francis now.

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland — After winning the bronze medal in last Thursday’s women’s 400-metre final at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Zawiszaw Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Junelle Bromfield announced that she willl be foregoing her final year at the ISSA Girls’ Champions ... Read More

West Indies Head Coach arrives at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood) Coach Phil Simmons promises team will bounce back in second Test versus India
West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons is positive that the team can bounce back from the innings and 9 ... Read More

Ricardo Reid scored the winning goal for NWC. (Observer) NWC on a high in Sandals Business House Football
Former champions National Water Commission (NWC) began the quest to regain their title with a 2-1 wi ... Read More

GAYLE... the guys have been playing good all-round cricket, so you can’t fault the effort Gayle looks ahead to Hero CPL fixtures in US
Jamaica Tallawahs Captain Christopher Gayle has hailed the historic Lauderhill leg of the 2016 Hero ... Read More

Gymnast Toni-Ann Williams chooses Jamaica

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

Toni-Ann Williams during one of her exercise routines. (Photos: Bryan Cummings)

It was a difficult choice, but Toni-Ann Williams has no regrets choosing her parents’ country Jamaica over her birthplace of the United States of America to pursue her Olympic dream. “It was at first, because being in gymnastics they trained us for the US team, so all my life I have been thinking US, US,” Williams, who will participate in the artistic section of the Olympics’ gymnastic section in Rio, told Jamaica Observer. “But my parents took me down to Jamaica a ... Read More

Jamaica beaten in Women’s T20

Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) rebounded from a middle order batting collapse before clinching an exciting two-wicket win over Jamaica to secure top honours in the Twenty20 phase of the Regional Women’s Championship at Providence Stadium on Monday. T&T slumped to 38 for the loss of four wickets after their bowlers restricted Jamaica to 100 for seven in their 20 overs, but skipper Merissa Aguilleira, with a top score of 26, revived the innings enough for ... Read More

Russell describes doping allegations as 'stressing and depressing'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:54 PM    

Andre Russell

FLORIDA (CMC) – Globe-trotting T20 star Andre Russell has described doping allegations made against him by authorities in Jamaica as “stressing and depressing”. The West Indies and Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder has been charged by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) with committing an “anti-doping whereabouts” violation. JADCO claims Russell has missed three dope tests in a 12-month period, resulting in the violation of the whereabouts clause. “It&rs ... Read More

Injury anxieties grow but Bolt says 'sport needs me to win' 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:30 PM    

Usain Bolt (Photo: AFP)

LONDON (AP) — Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence. It's what is expected from the world's fastest man and greatest showman. "I know the sport needs me to win - and come out on top," Bolt asserts, assessing the damage caused by the Russian doping scandal that has divided sports leaders. As for his pursuit of a treble Olympic treble next month, Bolt adamantly responds: "I'm not going to lose one of the golds, f ... Read More

Putin says absence of Russian stars damages Rio Games

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:14 AM    

Russia President Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW, Russia ( AFP) — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the absence of some Russian stars at the Rio Games would hit the quality of the competition. "It's obvious that the absence of Russian competitors – leaders in many disciplines – markedly lowers, and will lower the intensity of the fight and that means the spectacle at the upcoming events," Putin told the members of the Russian Olympic team in the Kremlin. "The other sportsmen understand that the quality of th ... Read More

After the sprinters, Jamaica seeking track and field depth 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:03 AM    

In this June 11, 2016, file photo, Usain Bolt, right, of Jamaica, speaks with compatriot Yohan Blake after the 100-meter final at the Racers Grand Prix track and field event at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo: AP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The most dominant runner at Jamaica's national track and field championships this summer was not a superstar sprinter like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake or Veronica Campbell-Brown. It was Kemoy Campbell. Meet the best distance runner in Jamaica — yet unlike Bolt, Blake and the sprint stars, he's far from being a favourite for a medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer. Campbell literally lapped the field at the national championships, winning the 5,000-me ... Read More

Ja place fifth in Caribbean junior squash

Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

Jamaica finished fifth overall at the recently concluded Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Junior Championship in Cayman Islands. The girls’ team finished fourth in a gruelling round robin competition, which saw them losing 0-5 to Guyana and 2-3 to Barbados. They rebounded to beat Bermuda 3-2 and then Cayman 3-2, but lost 3-2 to Trinidad and Tobago in the third place play-off. The boys’ team finished sixth after losing 3-2 to both Cayman and Guyana. They went on to beat B ... Read More

Crowd a people!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

Winning cash pot numbers

Friends, it was a sell-off crowd (25) on day one of the Democratic Party convention at the big (33) stadium. There was a mixture of whites (26), blacks (23) and some number 2 man inna di place fi support dem party. Oh, Michelle (22) gave the bomb of a speech, not to talk ‘bout Bernie! Now the race is on, but memba seh it is not long meetings, big talk, and packed arenas mek you win election, but by the numbers you can pull out to vote election day. Ask the PNP and JLP! Look yah now. Same ... Read More

Six foreigners to watch out for at the 2016 Rio Olympics

BY ZAHEER E CLARKE Observer analyst | Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

Caster Semenya

At this year’s Olympics, legends such as Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps will only add to their already legendary careers. From a Jamaican standpoint, several of the new and upcoming athletes are expected to do well. However, during the 2016 Olympics, several up-and-coming non-Jamaican athletes are expected to perform exceptionally well, scaling new heights of athletic achievement. GENZEBE DIBABA - Athletics Katie Ledecky The Dibaba name and lineage have a deep and profound athletic histor ... Read More

Federer to miss Rio, rest of season with injury

Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

FEDERER... I must give both my knee and body the proper time to fully recover. (Photo: AFP)

PARIS, France (AFP) — Roger Federer said yesterday he will miss the remainder of the season, including next month’s Olympic Games in Rio, as the 17-time Grand Slam champion recovers from a knee injury. Federer, who turns 35 in August, underwent knee surgery in February before missing May’s French Open with a back problem. The Swiss star said he was calling time on his 2016 season to focus on his recovery. “I’m extremely disappointed to announce that I will not be ... Read More



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