Basketball

Rivalry pushes red-hot Chinese sprinters to the limit

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Chinese sprinters Su Bingtian and Xie Zhenye are locked in a fierce but friendly rivalry that is propelling them ever faster — just in time for the Asian Games. Read More

NBA releases Philippines' Clarkson for Asian Games

Thursday, August, 16 2018    

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson will suit up for the Philippines at the Asian Games in Indonesia, the country's basketball federation announced yesterday, just days after the NBA said it would not release him for the... Read More

Cricket Club Knights seek WBA Elite League semi-final berth

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cricket Club Knights will hope to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Western Basketball Association Elite League today when they take on Holland Saints in the second game of a rescheduled return-round double-header at the Montego Bay Cricket... Read More

Top seeds take lead in WBA Division One semis

Tuesday, August, 14 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Top seeds MoBay Boys' Club Warriors and UWI-West Jamaica Conference Jayhawks took one-game leads in their Western Basketball Association's Men's Division One best-of-three semi-finals that got under way last weekend at the Montego Bay Cricket... Read More

Spartans take on Youths in SDF Community Basketball League today

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, August, 11 2018    

DEFENDING champions Spanish Town Spartans begin the defence of their title against Aqua Youths as the 2018 Sports Development Foundation/ (SDF) Howard McCatty Community Basketball League begins today at Pembroke Hall Basketball Court, starting at 5:00 pm. Read More

Jamaican athletes celebrate Independence in China

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

They may be based in the far-flung East Asian nation of China as part of the Jamaica/China Exchange programme, but members of the Jamaican delegation across three of the seven sporting disciplines were not about to miss out on the country's Independence Day... Read More

Magic to host Bulls, Jazz in NBA Mexico City games

Wednesday, August, 8 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Orlando Magic will play the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz in NBA regular-season games in December in Mexico City, the league announced yesterday. Read More

LeBron James adds Showtime doc to his small-screen portfolio

Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

BEVERLY HILLS, United States (AP) — LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen. Read More

Bryant's wife says Lakers legend not interested in NBA return

Friday, August, 3 2018    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, squelched rumours that her superstar husband was considering coming out of retirement to play alongside LeBron James with Los Angeles Lakers. Read More

Jamaica's women rebound in CAC basketball

Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Jamaica's women's basketball team cut their losing streak at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games with a 62-37 win over Guatemala at Elias Chegwin Coliseum yesterday. Read More

Jumpball celebrates two decades of youth development through basketball

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

The 2018 edition of the KFC-sponsored Jumpball Basketball Youth Camp tipped off on July 9, with approximately 300 boys and girls taking part. Read More

Catherine Hall All-Stars seek revenge against Holland

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, July, 5 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fresh from their nail-biting 66-64 win over Lucea Flames last Saturday, Catherine Hall All-Stars take on a the well-rested Holland Saints in their second-round Western Basketball Association (WBA) Elite Basketball League (EBL) at the Montego Bay Cricket Club... Read More

Jaguars make it 10 straight wins WBA Elite League

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars continued their cruise through the Western Basketball Association (WBA) Elite Basketball League (EBL) by winning their 10th straight game on Saturday, spanking Inner-City Avalanche 74-45 in a second-round game at the... Read More

Catherine Hall All-stars look to improve in WBA Elite League

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Catherine Hall All-stars will be seeking to take over third place in the points table of the Western Basketball Association Elite Basketball League (EBL) with a second win over Cornwall Courts Chargers as the second round of games tip off today at the... Read More

Granville Jaguars on the hunt for seven straight win

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, June, 16 2018    

Montego Bay , St James — Granville Jaguars, fresh from their come-from-behind win over previously unbeaten Cricket Club Knights, will today seek to improve their record to seven-straight wins when they face Catherine Hall All-Stars in their Western Basketball... Read More



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