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Late Hugh Perry hailed for outstanding contribution to football, cricket

Port Antonio, Portland — The late Hugh Barrington Perry, OD, JP, has been remembered as a true leader of people in all spheres of life, but more so in sports, particularly cricket and football, in his beloved parish of Portland, and the wider community of... Read More

Zinedine Russell bids farewell to Rice University after success on track, in classroom
Despite being the child of two outstanding coaches, Zinedine Russell said she never felt pushed towards track and field, rather parents Michael Russell and Lorna Vernon used the more subtle approach.... Read More

16 Jamaicans honoured for 2020 NCAA Division II track & field season
Four Jamaican student-athletes from Lincoln University in Missouri were triple all-American honorees for the 2020 National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II Indoor Track and Field season, announced last Tuesday by the US Track & Field and Cross...... Read More

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise
Berlin , Germany (AFP) - England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a “Justice for George Floyd” protest message in Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 rout of bottom side Paderborn yesterday that trimmed Bayern Munich's lead at the top of the Bundesliga...... Read More


Monday, June, 1 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick believes West Indies are better poised now than three years ago to carve out a positive series result on their proposed tour of England. Read More

Jockeys' boss Ellis says reinsmen ready to ride

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

SHANE Ellis, president of the Jamaica Jockeys' Guild, says his fellow riders will have no problems following protocols as they prepare for a potential return to the saddle in mid-June during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Estwick hails players commitment to fitness

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) —West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick has praised the level of commitment to fitness exhibited by players during the lockdown period triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Cancellation of Carifta Swimming Champs brings widespread disappointment

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

WITH the cancellation of the Carifta Swimming Championships and Water Polo Championships putting a further dent in the Aquatic Sports of Jamaica (ASAJ) calendar, president Martin Lyn says it's back to the drawing board to plot the way forward for the 2021 season. Read More

Mixed views as coaches digest reduced Diamond League schedule

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

All things being equal, at least one set of local-based Jamaican athletes could be on the reduced Wanda Diamond League circuit this year. Read More

Eager to play

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

WITH the West Indies Test tour to England appearing likelier by the day, Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood, who topped the runs chart during last season's regional four-day tournament, is eager to fire if given the opportunity. Read More

Federer tops list of world's highest-paid athletes

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the line-up for the first time with pre-tax earnings of US$106.3 million (995.5 million... Read More

British Government hails 'sporting recovery', live events get go-ahead

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — “The British sporting recovery has begun,” the UK Government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive action behind closed doors from June 1. Read More

Bayern open 10-point lead with 5-0 whipping of Dusseldorf

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundessliga yesterday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf with the league's top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. Read More


Sunday, May, 31 2020    

BLACKWOOD...I’m hoping that the tour of England will get the go-ahead and I will be selected so I can play some cricket (Photo: Observer file) Read More

It's a bold move!

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

Hungary's Government and football authorities have boldly decided to resume its men's premier division with fans, the first nation in virus-ravaged Europe to do so. Read More


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