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Barcelona dominance feels familiar but biggest tests still to come

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) - With half of the season gone, Barcelona own a five-point lead at the top of La Liga, boast two strikers with as many goals as any other team and look on course for their fourth league title in five years. Read More

North Central/Noranda Development Meet on today

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

The North Central Noranda Bauxite Development Meet takes place today at the Port Rhoades Sports Club, Noranda Bauxite, in Discovery Bay. Read More

Iran coach Queiroz set for Colombia switch after Asian Cup

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said yesterday that he was “honoured” to be courted by Colombia, who want the former Real Madrid boss to join them after the Asian Cup. Read More

Hungary puts suspected Football Leaks hacker under house arrest

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AFP) — A hacker said to have a key role in the Football Leaks website was placed under house arrest in Hungary pending an extradition request from his native Portugal, his lawyer said yesterday. Read More

Windies stand by Pybus appointment, refer critic to ethics body

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) -- West Indies cricket chiefs insisted they were standing by the decision to name Richard Pybus as their new head coach despite a storm of criticism which greeted the Englishman's appointment.Pybus, who previously worked as director of cricket for... Read More

Cameron not the man for the job, says Mitchell

Friday, January, 18 2019    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The former chairman of Caricom's sub-committee on cricket Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has given a vote of no-confidence in the leadership of Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron. Read More

Neita knocks on Heaven's door in JCA race

Friday, January, 18 2019    

Mark Neita, who recently announced his candidacy for the Jamaica Cricket Association's (JCA) top job, says “fundamental” differences with incumbent President Wilford “Billy” Heaven forced his hand. Read More

Little champions, big winners!

Friday, January, 18 2019    

Holy Family Primary School winning football team will travel to Chicago, Illinois in July for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness first-hand the final of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup Championship. Scotiabank and Concacaf launched a new invitational youth tournament in four... Read More

Cash prizes for 4th McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic

Friday, January, 18 2019    

The fourth-staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic (MWC) will for the first time see schools competing for cash prizes in a three-event championship, it was announced at the launch of the athletics meet on Wednesday. Read More

CPL economic impact surpasses US$100-million mark

Friday, January, 18 2019    

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) — For the first time in its six-year history, the total economic impact of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has exceeded US$100 million, a 34 per cent increase over the previous 2017 season. Read More

Best in sport

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 18 2019    

Discus thrower Fedrick Dacres and swimmer Alia Atkinson appear firm favourites to take the respective top prizes at tonight's 2018 RJRGleaner National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year awards ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Read More

Smith hundred takes sting out of Scorpions

Friday, January, 18 2019    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Veteran opener Devon Smith continued his domination at first class level, stroking his 36th hundred as Windward Islands Volcanoes kept under-pressure Jamaica Scorpions in the field all day on the opening day of their fifth-round match here... Read More

Falmouth blank Duanvale 3-0 for KO crown

Friday, January, 18 2019    

BOUNTY HALL, Trelawny — Falmouth United won their second title this season when they beat Duanvale FC 3-0 in the final of the Trelawny Football Association Victor Wright Knockout at Bounty Hall on Wednesday. Read More

Herbert Morrison seek fifth-straight basketball double

Friday, January, 18 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical will be seeking a fifth-straight double when the best-of-three finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys basketball final are held at the Montego Bay Cricket Club today. Read More

Samantha Fletcher better than a lot of the boys – trainer Michael Beecham

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, January, 18 2019    

FEMALE apprentice, Samantha Fletcher continues to demonstrate that she is blossoming into one of the top performing graduates from the 2018 batch of apprentices with another splendid winning ride aboard the Michael Beecham-owned and trained Super Glitterman at Caymanas Park on Saturday... Read More



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