Clarendon College defeat Glenmuir 2-1 to reach daCosta Cup final

CLARENDON, Jamaica — Clarendon College will contest the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup final for the first time in 16 years after defeating Glenmuir High, 2-1, in an enthralling semi-final encounter at Juici Park this afternoon. The Jackie Walters-coached Clarendon College needed extra-time to see off ... Read More

(L-R) Glenmuir coach
Warren Simpson will
be going up against
his mentor of 10
years. WALTERS… will be
facing the Glenmuir
unit he turned into
a powerhouse (PHOTOS:
OSHANE TOBIAS) Derby madness
ASK anybody and, without so much of a second's pause, they will tell you that Clarendon College and ... Read More

(L-R) ANDRE HUTCHINSON, TONY SCOTT, PETER LINDO AND MARK ARCHER Manning brothers struggle; Patriots overrun Colts in much-anticipated clash
IT was labelled the game of the week, the much-anticipated clash between the New England Patriots le ... Read More

(Back row from left) Garron Palmer, Samuel Ricketts, Gareth Henry, JBA president Robert Richards and national senior
head coach Dr Kingsley Ford and (front row from left) Katherine Wynter, Mikaylia Haldane, Geordine Henry and
manager Chereese Ricketts pose for a picture moments before departing the island yesterday for the CAC Games in
Veracruz, Mexico. Badminton team confident ahead of CAC Games
PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA), Robert Richards, said that although his team h ... Read More

Charlie Smith dreams big

BY SHERDON COWAN | Friday, November 21, 2014    

Members of the Charlie Smith High Manning Cup team share a
photo opportunity on the school’s grounds on Tuesday.

SCARRED by the impact of violence in surrounding communities over the years, Charlie Smith High school is now gradually heading back to its glory days in football. Situated on Ninth Street in the tough inner-city community of South St Andrew, Charlie Smith is that ray of hope that often unites warring fractions. When the school's football team is doing well, lives are positively impacted. The institution, which was built in 1975, then Jones Town Comprehensive and with a student population of a ... Read More

Coach Bennett wants Jamaica Franchise batsmen to be at their best

Friday, November 21, 2014    

(L-R) LAMBERT... Jamaica
Franchise captain. BENNETT... the grey area of our cricket
at the moment that is our batting

DESPITE defeating Windward Islands Volcanoes in their opening round encounter of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional League last weekend, the Jamaica Franchise head coach Junior Bennett said improvement is needed for the clash with hosts Barbados Pride at Windward Park. The game begins today at 10:00 am (Jamaica time). "We have to address the grey area of our cricket and at the moment that is our batting," Bennett told the Jamaica Observer. Jamaica could only muster scores of 2 ... Read More

Burrell says Boyz' success will boost FIFA ranking, bargaining power

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, November 21, 2014    

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz celebrate after defeating Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on
penalties in the final of the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup at the Montego Bay Sports
Complex on Tuesday night. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Jamaica's success in the Caribbean Football Union's (CFU) Men's Caribbean Cup in Montego Bay this week should result in a big leap in the FIFA rankings as well as open the door for better international friendlies. A beaming Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell, clutching a glass of celebratory liquid late Tuesday night outside the hospitality tent at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, is envisioning a bright future for the national sen ... Read More

MBU rally to clip Sporting in rescheduled RSPL game

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, November 21, 2014    

Sporting Central Academy’s Otis Friend (right) gets away from Montego Bay United’s
Dwayne Ambusley in Wednesday’s rescheduled RSPL first-round game at WespoW Park.
MBU came from behind to win 2-1. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

TUCKER, St James — It was the perfect way to get their final preparation in place for Sunday's Flow Champions Cup Knockout final as Montego Bay United (MBU) staged a gallant comeback to beat Sporting Central Academy 2-1 in their rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League first-round game at WespoW Park on Wednesday. A slow-starting MBU were forced to dig themselves out of a hole after just two minutes, but two goals within five minutes early in the second half, saw the defending champions catc ... Read More

CFU to look at changes to Cup format in the near future

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Reggae Boyz midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson (left) comes face to face with
Trinidad and Tobago striker Kenwyne Jones during their CFU Caribbean Cup final
at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday night. Jamaica won 4-3 on
penalties. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

CATHERINE HALL, St James -- There could be a new, more player-friendly format for the next staging of the Caribbean Football Union's Men's Caribbean Cup in two years' time, according to president of the CFU Gordon Derrick. The format that saw four of the eight teams in the tournament hosted by Jamaica at the Montego Bay Sports Complex playing four gruelling games over an eight-day period has been widely criticised by players. Derrick said changes have been considered but it will take time and ... Read More

Kibbeisha Little - Impacting a male dominated endeavour

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF REPORTER | Friday, November 21, 2014    

LITTLE... now
the assistant
trainer with
Patrick Lynch. Right: Kibbeisha Little taking care of
the racing equipment after a

THE training of horses for thoroughbred racing at Caymanas Park has been traditionally male-dominated with very few exceptions. Racing fans will always remember the great Eileen Cliggott, an English woman who posted in excess of 300 winners over a 25-year period. Cliggott, in addition, to training horses managed a stud farm and was responsible for training and grooming of a number of top-notch riders including Donovan 'Bug' Lindo and Karl Brown. Cliggott's prominent place in racing history is ... Read More

It's a 'Wassy' Gold Cup

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Keson Ferguson, purchasing manager at Alex's Import Ltd (standing) speaking at the launch of
the Wassy Bikes Gold Cup last Tuesday at Caymanas Park. Looking on is Cedric Stewart of
Caymanas Track Limited.

ALEX'S Import Limited, through its brand Wassy bikes, has taken over the sponsorship of the Gold Cup Race Day, it was announced at a press conference at Caymanas Park on Tuesday. The December 6 race card will feature the 43rd running of the Wassy Bike Gold Cup, a Grade One event for three-year-olds and upward going over seven furlongs (1,400 metres) for a purse of $1.5M (inclusive of $400,000 from the sponsor). The day will in addition be highlighted by the annual staging of the Andrew HB Agui ... Read More

Fast-starting Mindley

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Friday, November 21, 2014    

Jamaica Franchise fast bowler Marquino Mindley leaps into the air as he celebrates a wicket
against Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park last week. MINDLEY... I think it was a
really good performance and I
feel pleased with myself

IT is every sport person's dream to start his or her career with a bang. Scoring a goal in a first outing for the national football team; a cricketer's century on debut; or a gold medal performance at a first major track and field championship. For 19-year-old fast bowler Marquino Mindley, flights of fantasy transformed into glorious reality. His 5-35 on first-class debut versus the Windward Islands Volcanoes last week at Sabina Park caught the attention of many cricket followers across the r ... Read More

Bubbling Angeline retires from racing

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, November 21, 2014    

Bubbling Angeline in action at Caymanas Park earlier this year

Top-class three-year-old Bubbling Angeline has been retired from competitive racing. Bubbling Angeline, during her racing career which lasted just over one year, gained the reputation for being a quality sprinter. Owner of the Blue Pepsi Lodge-Miss Angeline chestnut filly, Howard Hamilton confirmed the retirement of his horse stating circumstances had dictated his course of action. "Bubbling Angeline has a chip bone in her knee. She could have been operated on, but I did not want to mess with ... Read More

PCL Cricket: Rain forces Day 1 abandonment of Jamaica/Barbados match

Friday, November 21, 2014 8:54 PM    

A trough system moved across the area late Thursday and continued into Friday, bringing heavy rains and flooding to parts of the island. Umpires Gregory Brathwaite and Joel Wilson called off play around 11:15 am, with the Windward Sports Club ground saturated by water. Play is scheduled to start on Saturday’s second day at 9:30 am. Barbados’ opening game against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force last weekend was also affected by rain, with only 14.4 overs possible on the final day at ... Read More



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