Sport

$5 billion upgrade of 'Stadium' part of efforts to drive development — sports minister

The potential of the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet as an economic driver has not been lost on the Government, with plans afoot to spend US$40m ($5.2b) over the next five years to upgrade the event's host venue, the National Stadium. Read More

Taylor recalled, Beaton included for T20I series

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Fast bowling seemed to have been uppermost in the minds of the West Indies selection panel when they chose the 13-member squad for their upcoming three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Afghanistan, next month in St. Kitts. Read More

WADA board approves changes to sanctioning powers

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

MONTREAL, Canada (CMC) — The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Foundation Board has approved the development of a framework that specifies a range of graded, proportionate, and predictable consequences for national Olympic committees that are non-compliant. Read More

Diving pool reopens at National Aquatic Centre

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, May, 20 2017    

The 25-metre diving pool at the National Aquatic Centre has been officially reopened, and right in the nick of time. The reopening took place on Thursday with the Minister of Sport Olivia Grange cutting the ceremonial ribbon, to much applause and cheers from the national... Read More

Shot in the arm for synchronised swimming

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

Jamaica's synchronised swimming programme is to receive the massive boost it so desperately needs — that of a designated coach. This was announced on Thursday by the Minister of Sports Olivia Grange at a function at the National Aquatic Centre for the official reopening of... Read More

Whyte topples 'Concrete' Moncriffe in Contender bout

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Saturday, May, 20 2017    

Larone Whyte, a Team Canada professional boxing rookie in only his third pro fight, surprised journeyman boxer Devon “Concrete” Moncriffe, with a split decision win to propel his team into a 4-3 lead at the penultimate stage of the eight-fight first... Read More

Little impact from West Indians as Mumbai reach IPL final

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

BANGALORE, India (CMC) — Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons failed to make a big impact, as the Mumbai Indians rode into the final of the Indian Premier League on the back of destructive bowling from Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah that propelled them to a... Read More

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal claycourt streak

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Austria's Dominic Thiem sent Rafael Nadal crashing out of the Rome Masters on Friday with a 6-4, 6-3 quarter-final victory, ending the Spaniard's 17-match winning run.Nadal, a former seven-time champion in the Italian... Read More

Kapil Dev floored by absence of West Indies from Champions Trophy

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev said authorities should reconsider the rules of qualification for the ICC Champions Trophy, if it means West Indies will be?The former Indian captain and world record-breaking... Read More

PHOTO: Drivers arrive

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

Trinidad and Tobago's drivers and officials (from left) Ravi Singh, Bridgette Singh, Fyzwol Madan, Nazan Mohammed and Ronald Wortman arrive at the Norman Manley airport on Thursday. They are set to participate in the Seaboard Marine-sponsored Caribbean Motor Racing Championship to be... Read More

Desperate Spurs vow aggressive fightback against Warriors

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Despite forward Kawhi Leonard being uncertain with a sprained left ankle and two disheartening NBA play-off losses at Golden State, the San Antonio Spurs team vowed on Thursday to fight back aggressively. Read More

Special Kane not for sale, vows Pochettino

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

LEICESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Mauricio Pochettino insists there is no chance Harry Kane will be allowed to leave Tottenham after his “special” striker's four-goal blitz in the 6-1 rout of Leicester. Kane is odds on to... Read More



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