Boys’ Town vow to bounce back from defeat to Rivoli

Rivoli United's Kemar Beckford celebrates in
acrobatic style after scoring a goal against Boys'
Town in their RSPL encounter at the Spanish
Town Prison Oval on Wednesday. Rivoli won 2-0.

DESPITE the dismal start by Boys' Town in the 2014-15 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season, coach Andrew Price remains confident that his team can turn around their fortune. Boys' Town are currently left napping in 10th place on eight points in the 12-team league. The Collie Smith Drive-based ... Read More

Members of winning St George's College team pose with the Walker Cup after defeating JC 3-2 in the final for a record
ninth title. St George's cool red-hot JC to lift Walker Cup
ST George's College turned in a virtuoso performance in beating Jamaica College (JC) 3-2 to lift the ... Read More

COTTERELL... was requested to play
for Jamaica to prove full recovery
from groin strain Cotterell, Miller drafted for Franchise's match against Red Force
THE Jamaica Franchise enter today's third-round West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional League ... Read More

President of Netball Jamaica Marva Bernard (second left) and Sunshine Girls captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock (second right)
share a photo opportunity with Francois Chalifour (left), director of marketing at Wisynco, sponsorship and public relations
manager of Supreme Ventures Carlene Edwards (centre) and marketing manager of Best Dressed Chicken Avadaugn
Sinclair at a corporate mingle at NCB Wellness Centre on Wednesday night. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Sunshine Girls fund-raiser rakes in money, but still a long way to go
Netball Jamaica's Gold Rush Down Under campaign received a boost as several corporate companies made ... Read More

Fired up MoBay blow away Arnett 5-0

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, November 28, 2014    

Arnett Gardens' Jarmar Jackson (left) tries to stop MBU's Donovan Carey in Wednesday's RSPL game at
WesPow Park in St James. MBU won 5-0. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

TUCKER, St James — Stung by criticisms after their loss to Reno FC in the Flow Champions Cup final on Sunday night at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United (MBU) took out their frustration on Arnett Gardens on Wednesday trouncing them 5-0 at WesPow Park, the largest margin of victory in the Premier League so far this season. Allan Ottey scored two, while Dino Williams, Graeme Green and Lesly St Fleur had one each as MBU won back-to-back ga ... Read More

WHAT THEY SAY! - Georgina Sergeon

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Georgina Sergeon

When did your start your career as a jockey? I started in 2009, but was involved in the sport from about a year before. I was brought into racing by owner Samuel McCarthy. Also just being around horses on a regular basis I developed a special liking for them. Which horse was your first winner? Navajo Joe was my first winner. I was so excited after winning my first race and as a female jockey in a male dominated sport you want to do good by riding winners. I was so proud of myself. I won't eve ... Read More

Owners' championship getting close

BY LENKY SILVER OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, November 28, 2014    

Trainer Richard Azan (right) chats with jockey Omar Walker who
is wearing the familiar green and orange silks of Elite Bloodstock.

GOING almost unnoticed, as most punters zero in on the jockeys' race involving champion Dane Nelson and main challenger Dick Cardenas, is the tight position in the owners' championship. With racedays now at a premium, only eight remaining, Elite Bloodstock leads this race, just over one million dollars in front of Hamark Farms with defending champion Carlton 'Mr Cal' Watson still in the race also a tad over $1 million behind the leader. Hamark and Watson are almost level in the standing. The E ... Read More

Prince 'Daggerman' Holder says he’s on the rebound

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER STAFF REPORTER | Friday, November 28, 2014    

determined to do
the hard work now.

Apprentice Prince 'Daggerman' Holder, who warmed the hearts of racing fans with his strong riding style and his never-say-die attitude when in the saddle, says he will soon return to winning ways. Holder, one of the batch of apprentice riders who made their debut in September of 2012, did well as he churned out the winners and capped a super 2013 when he was voted as the most improving rider for the season. Then came 2014 and a dramatic drop in form, with Holder riding just two winners from we ... Read More

WICB pays tribute to fallen cricketer Hughes

Friday, November 28, 2014    

CAMERON... it was with a sense of shock and sorrow that we learned of the death of Philip Hughes

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A minute of silence will be observed before the start of the third round of the Professional Cricket League (PCL), as a form of tribute to emerging Australian batsman Philip Hughes who died yesterday, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced. Hughes, who was in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital, passed away two days after being hit on the head by a short ball from Sean Abbott during South Australia's Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales. ... Read More

The ‘Dance’ is on, will ‘Polly’ be a crasher

BY RUDDY ALLEN OBSERVER RACING WRITER | Friday, November 28, 2014    

Come Dance With Me and Polly B

THE brilliant unbeaten chestnut filly, Come Dance With Me will once again get her chance to ignite Caymanas Park with her undoubted talent when she goes for win number two (three overall) in the rich Supreme Ventures Limited Two-Year-Old Series — Pick 3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1,400 metres. Standing in her way is the Wayne DaCosta-trained Polly B, who is also unbeaten from two starts. The Dwight Chen-conditioned Come Dance With Me (Blue Pepsi Lodge - Soca Dancer by Dance Master) recei ... Read More

Scotiabank cop Florida Netball Classics crown

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Members of the Scotiabank team receive the Florida Netball Classics trophy from
sponsor representative Natania Monteith (5ft left) of TWFG Insurance Services in Florida, recently.

LOCAL netball teams Scotiabank, ICD Group and LIME triumphed in the finals of the Florida Netball Classics as Jamaican teams dominated the 2014 Florida Netball Association (FNA) events by sweeping three titles. Scotiabank continued their winning ways by capturing the 2014 crown after a demoralising 22-11 defeat of Pacesetters Netball Team on Sunday. The Pacesetters team consisted of the Ffrench sisters -- Nadine, Jodi-Ann and Sade -- who are former Sunshine Girls. The champions went unscath ... Read More

Huge outpouring for Australia's tragic Hughes

Friday, November 28, 2014 9:10 AM    

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes

Sydney, Australia (AFP) — Flags flew at half-mast and thousands of fans and players paid tribute Friday as Australia and the world cricket community united in an outpouring of grief for the tragic death of batsman Phillip Hughes. Cricketers the world over paused to remember the player, and a spontaneous #putyourbatsout campaign received a massive response with thousands posting pictures of bats on Twitter. Australia's stunned Test team comforted each other in a grief counselling session ... Read More

Pele improving but still on dialysis - hospital

Friday, November 28, 2014 7:36 AM improving but he is still receiving an intensive treatment

SAO PAULO, Brésil (AFP) Brazil football legend Pele's health is improving but he is still receiving an intensive treatment known as hemodialysis for a urinary infection, the hospital treating him said Friday. Pele, 74, "is in better clinical condition," said the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, adding that he was "lucid" and breathing on his own but still receiving hemodialysis, which involves filtering a patient's blood through a machine that cleans it and returns it to the body. ... Read More

Clive Lynch returns to the saddle

Friday, November 28, 2014    

Clive Lynch

Journeyman jockey Clive Lynch after a brief break from the track is set to return to the saddle at Caymanas Park in short order. Lynch has been seen regularly, of late, exercising horses in the mornings. He has no listed rides on the 11-race card tomorrow. CLIVE LYNCH RETURNS TO THE SADDLE --> Read More



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