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Deschamps' World Cup win a triumph for substance over style

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Moscow , Russia (AFP) — Didier Deschamps' France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating in the streets back home after their final victory over... Read More

Modric says Golden Ball 'bittersweet' after World Cup defeat

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Moscow, Russia (AFP) — Croatia captain Luka Modric said being awarded the Golden Ball for the World Cup's best player was “bittersweet”, after losing the final 4-2 to France yesterday. Read More

'Freedom is over': Russians dread end of World Cup cheer

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Moscow, Russia (AFP) — The World Cup in Russia has been hailed as a success by foreign visitors but treated with more caution by locals dubious that their seemingly new-found freedoms will survive once the circus moves on. Read More

Russell makes long-awaited Windies return, Samuels out

Monday, July, 16 2018    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell is poised to play his first One-Day International in three years after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh starting next Sunday in Guyana, but no place has been found for veteran... Read More

Chang strikes Gold!

Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Julian Robinson, coach of newly minted IAAF World Under-20 discus throw champion Kai Chang, was as surprised as anyone that his charge took the gold medal in the final at Tampere Stadium in Finland yesterday. Read More

Jamaica add 3 medals to take tally to best-ever haul of 12

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica added three more medals on yesterday's final day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium to reach best-ever haul of 12 overall, including a record four gold medals to finish second on the medals table on another sun-drenched day in the... Read More

Dashawn Morris okay with exclusion from 400m

Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Despite being caught up in a public opinion storm about his exclusion from the individual 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, Dashawn Morris says he is Ok with the decision of the Jamaican team coaches and... Read More

'Expect better from me'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — A concern of one of the island's most promising male sprinters, Jhevaughn Matherson, that will linger in the minds of most Jamaican track and field fans is the litany of disappointments over the last three seasons. Read More

Southern Sparks gets by Eastern Flames in Sandals U19 Competition

Monday, July, 16 2018    

The Southern Sparks defeated Eastern Flames by four wickets on Saturday to advance to the final of the Sandals Under-19 Cricket Competition against Western Heat, at Melbourne Cricket Club. Read More

Jamaica's Junior Chess Knights, Queens heading for battle in Chile

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Jamaica's junior Chess team of Reggae Knights and Queens go in search of glory in Santiago, Chile, as they participate in the 2018 Pan American Youth Chess Festival from July 21 to July 29, 2018. Read More

Holder hails teamwork for series sweep

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 16 2018    

After devastating Bangladesh with a 2-0 sweep in the second Test at Sabina Park on Saturday, West Indies are still celebrating what captain Jason Holder hopes is their first of many steps up the ICC rankings. Read More

Jamaica 6th as Barbados cop Caribbean Junior Squash Championship

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Jamaica finished sixth as emerging power Barbados triumphed in an epic showdown with former regional giants Guyana to emerge as overall champions for the second-consecutive year as the JN General Insurance Caribbean Area Squash Association's (CASA) Junior Championships wrapped up on Saturday at... Read More

Five for Barcelona one-month camp

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Monday, July, 16 2018    

The 2018 Milo/Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-13 football competition will provide another opportunity for five juveniles to be selected for a one-month training camp at Barcelona Football Club's training ground in Catalunya, Spain, at the end of... Read More

Photo: CHANG STRIKES GOLD!

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Jamaica's Kai Chang after winning gold in the men's discus throw with a personal best 62.36m, at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships inside the Tampere Stadium in Finland yesterday. Chang's effort provided Jamaica with a fourth gold medal at the meet and increased the tally to a best-ever haul... Read More

Cricket excellence for south-central schools

Monday, July, 16 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As usual, schools from south central Jamaica schools were at the fore of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace schoolboy cricket awards ceremony held recently at the Manchester Gold Club in Mandeville. Read More



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