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Olympic champion Rudisha out for 16 weeks

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

Nairobi , Kenya (AFP) — Two-time Olympic and world 800m record holder David Rudisha will be sidelined for 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle. Read More

Coe urges kids to take up sport to battle virus

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

Prague , Czech Republic (AFP) — World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe called on children to take up sports to combat “shocks” like the novel coronavirus pandemic as his sport braces for a restart at a Czech event next week. Read More

Cricket Australia hopeful of Windies tour amidst COVID-19 threat

Saturday, May, 30 2020    

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) — Cricket Australia have pencilled West Indies into its summer programme and says they are confident they can pull off the itinerary amidst the threat posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More

JC Coach Ferguson wants COVID-19 task force for sports

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 29 2020    

Jamaica College Head Coach Davion Ferguson welcomed news that Minister of Sport Olivia Grange is in dialogue with various sporting bodies, a move that is in keeping with his suggestion that there is a need to have a task force in place to plan the course forward for the... Read More

Fifa serves notice it will defend itself against TTFA in local court

Friday, May, 29 2020    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Fifa has signalled it will defend itself against a legal challenge filed by the former executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) by filing an entry of appearance in the High Court here on Tuesday. Read More

Pacer Kemar Roach back in business for West Indies

Friday, May, 29 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is happy to be back in the swing of things as he prepares for the proposed tour of England starting next month. Read More

PM Gonsalves gives Windies tour of England his blessing

Friday, May, 29 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Chairman of the Caricom subcommittee on cricket, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has thrown his support behind the West Indies' proposed tour of England once all the risks associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are... Read More

'We miss our families!'

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May, 29 2020    

THOUGH comfortable with their living arrangements in the United Kingdom, Jamaicans who were plying their trade in the Netball Superleague are dreaming of returning home after the competition was cancelled on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Blackburn captain, two Fulham players test positive for virus

Friday, May, 29 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Blackburn captain Elliott Bennett and two unnamed Fulham players have tested positive for coronavirus, the Championship clubs announced yesterday. Read More

Football boss declares innocence after Fifa suspension over sexual abuse claims

Friday, May, 29 2020    

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC) — Suspended president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF) Yves Jean-Bart said Wednesday that he expects to be exonerated and reinstated at the end of ongoing sexual abuse investigations that triggered Fifa to provisionally ban him from the... Read More

Hungary to allow fans into football games

Friday, May, 29 2020    

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AFP)— Hungarian fans will be back in the stands of the country’s football stadiums from today, a first in Europe where other league have resumed behind closed doors. Read More

'They did what was best...but they could have waited a bit longer'

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

THOUGH of two minds regarding the cancellation of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) earlier this month, Reggae Boyz playmaker Peter-Lee Vassell is of the view that the country's governing body did what it had to do in the best interest of... Read More

Olympic chief Bach consults with IOC members over virus fallout

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

Lausanne , Switzerland (AFP) — Olympic chief Thomas Bach yesterday held a series of talks with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members on the potential consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the Tokyo Games which have been pushed back a year to... Read More

Test stars resume outdoor practice

Thursday, May, 28 2020    

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbadian players in the West Indies provisional squad for the proposed England tour practised here Tuesday for the second-straight day, enjoying rare outdoor activity following months of lockdown here due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read More

SVG, PSOJ team up to deliver care packages to Gregory Park residents

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer staff reporter ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 28 2020    

In a show of support for residents of the challenged community of Gregory Park, the Supreme Ventures Group (SVG) yesterday joined forces with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) to assist with its PSOJ Cares Partnership, where care packages of basic food... Read More



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