UTech conference delves into the business of sports

Olympians, sports experts and scholars gathered at the University of Technology (UTech) for the fourth annual Joan Duncan Memorial Lecture under the theme 'Mining Gold' as they discussed ways and means to capitalise on brand Jamaica and its sporting prowess. Read More

Sunshine Girls hang on 44-44 in thriller with Barbados

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

An underwhelming performance from Jamaica saw them hang on for a 44-44 draw with Barbados in the first of a three-game netball series at the National Arena on Friday night.The world number four-ranked Sunshine Girls came into the contest as... Read More

Discus thrower Tara-sue Barnett makes qualifying mark for London

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, May, 21 2017    

Tara -sue Barnett became the third Jamaican female to qualify for the discus throw at the IAAF World Championships in London, England, later this year in August, after she threw a new personal best 61.66m at the Tucson Elite Classic in Arizona Thursday... Read More

Review of eligibility rule at advanced stage — WI chief selector

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, has hinted that the process to amend the controversial eligibility rule was at an advanced stage.Speaking to Massy United Insurances Line & Length TV Show... Read More

Pune take on Pollard's Mumbai in IPL title showdown

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

HYDERABAD, India (AFP) — Steve Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant eye their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) crown as they meet tournament favourites Mumbai Indians in a mouth-watering title clash in Hyderabad yesterday.Pune, who ended... Read More

Djokovic crushes Thiem to secure Zverev Rome final

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Novak Djokovic overcame having to play twice in a day before cruising into the final of the Rome Masters with a ruthless 6-1, 6-0 win over Dominic Thiem yesterday.Djokovic, the former four-time champion, was forced to... Read More

James powers Cavs in record rout of Celtics

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — LeBron James continued his dynamic play-off run scoring 30 points as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers exploded for a 130-86 blowout of the Boston Celtics on Friday to take a 2-0 lead in their NBA play-off series. Read More

Zverev stuns Djokovic to win Rome Masters

Sunday, May, 21 2017    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Germany's Alexander Zverev stunned four-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-4 to win the Rome Masters on Sunday.The 20-year-old Zverev claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title after becoming the youngest player in a decade to reach a final... Read More

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

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter | Saturday, May, 20 2017    

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

Bruce James encourages 5

PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Saturday, May, 20 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Bruce James, president of MVP Track Club, has challenged the organisers of the third Cornwall College 5K road race not to get complacent but work to make their event one that will attract participants from all parts of the island, and even... Read More

Jamaicans miss gold in Guadeloupe

Saturday, May, 20 2017    

Three Jamaican athletes, including Olympic and World Championships finalists O'Dayne Richards and Kimberly Williams, were second-place finishers at Wednesday's Meeting International D'Athletisme de la Grand Caraibe Region Guadeloupe, in Baie... Read More

Stars galore

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Saturday, May, 20 2017    

A host of the world's finest athletes, headlined by Jamaica's Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson, are to converge on the National Stadium for today's 14th Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet, which will open the IAAF World Challenge series for the season. Read More




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