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UEFA warns clubs risk Champions League exclusion if seasons are not completed

Paris, France (AFP) — UEFA and Europe's top clubs have stated their determination that the current football season should be played to a conclusion and threatened that teams may be excluded from the next Champions League if their domestic competitions are ended... Read More

Neymar donates $1M to fight coronavirus
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (AFP) — Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT .... Read More

Jamaica cricket maps strategic course as COVID-19 stumps competitions
THE absence of competition and preparation activities provides the opportunity to focus on enhancing development plans, says the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Courtney Francis.... Read More

Holmwood's quarater-miler Bovel shifts focus from track to academics
Despite being denied his chance to win his first-ever individual medal at the ISSA Boys' and Girls' Championships after the annual five-day event was cancelled, Holmwood Technical's Bovel McPherson says the decision was the correct one.... Read More

Harper praises Blackwood maturity after prolific season

Friday, April, 3 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies chief selector Roger Harper believes Jermaine Blackwood's heavy scoring in the recent domestic first-class championship is a signal the player has taken a matured approach to his career. Read More

Important take-aways from badminton tourney in face of COVID-19 threat

Friday, April, 3 2020    

The Jamaica International Badminton Open was perhaps the last international sporting event to be staged in Jamaica before sports went on lockdown on the island. Read More

Curfew compliance

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Empty streets characterised communities in Trelawny, St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland — the four parishes that make up the Area One Police Division — on Wednesday night, the first of the seven-night islandwide curfews imposed by the Government... Read More

Committee chair Hadad says his approach will be one of impartiality

Friday, April, 3 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Chairman of Fifa's normalisation committee for Trinidad football Robert Hadad says he has no vested interest in the local game and stakeholders should not expect any partiality. Read More

We need more!

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 3 2020    

While welcoming the latest move by Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz in the Fifa/Coco-Cola World Rankings, Coach Hubert Busby reiterated the need for sustained investments and proper planning to ensure the female programme continues its ascension. Read More

Working capital among financial challenges, says Skerritt

Friday, April, 3 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Ricky Skerritt has painted a challenging portrait of the governing body's finances, pointing to a shortage of working capital as a continued problem while underscoring the need to secure sustainable revenue... Read More

RACING NEWS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

Friday, April, 3 2020    

Justsaytheword a rare winner for Andre Martin Read More

Trainer Ian Parsard continues his elite 2020 form with two winners

BY WES MARTIN Contributor | Friday, April, 3 2020    

In the absence of spectators, including owners, there is a stark reality that something is terribly amiss in terms of the current lack of atmosphere as the second day of spectator-less races under anti-coronavirus restrictions unfolded. Read More

It was really different without spectators — Dane Nelson

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter | Friday, April, 3 2020    

Turning for home without the sound of fans vociferously screaming and shouting from the stands, and posing in the winners' enclosure flanked by only photographers with no applause from racegoers were all new aspects of racing experienced for the first time by leading rider Dane... Read More

A Caymanas lick and a coronavirus lick at the same time – Gregory Park businessman

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, April, 3 2020    

Desmond “Crazy D” Walker, owner of Crazy D Sports Bar located on Cottage Drive in Gregory Park, St Catherine, is bemoaning the shutdown of Caymanas Park along with the Off Track Betting (OTBs) parlours due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This he stated... Read More

Belgian league agrees to declare season finished

Friday, April, 3 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The Belgian football league has recommended that the current season be declared finished early due to the coronavirus pandemic with the present table accepted as final, it said yesterday, becoming the first European league to take such a... Read More



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