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Grooms boss White thinks scrapping of Diamond Mile a big blow to local racing

Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

Fabian “Tallyman” White, president of the Grooms' Association of Jamaica, says while he is waiting with anticipation for the return of competitive racing at Caymanas Park, he is very disappointed that the Diamond Mile has been dropped from the racing calendar. Read More

Association head Douglas says skateboarding taking off in Jamaica

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

PRESIDENT of Jamaica Skateboard Federation (JSF) Steve Douglas says the country continues to make significant strides in the sport's development, pending the erection of the Trench Town Boys' Town Reggae Skate Park when the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic... Read More

UEFA pushes back key meeting to June due to Euro venue concerns

Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — UEFA has postponed a potentially key meeting of its executive committee until June 17, European football's governing body said Monday. Read More

Sprinter to miss Olympics, World Champs after losing ban appeal

Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (CMC) — Grenadian sprinter Bralon Taplin has lost his appeal against a fouryear ban for dodging a doping test, which means he will miss the Tokyo Olympics if it comes off next year, as well as the next two World Championships. Read More

'Devastating!'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

Former Jamaican long jump champion Damar Forbes was ready to return to action this season in an attempt to reclaim his throne after being out of competition for two years due to a series of injuries before the season was interrupted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a... Read More

Six positive tests for coronavirus at Premier League clubs

Wednesday, May, 20 2020    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Six positive cases for coronavirus have been detected at three Premier League clubs after players and staff were tested ahead of a return to training, England's top flight said yesterday. Read More

Saliva on ball, neutral umpires set to be axed due to virus

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Cricketers are set to be banned from using saliva to shine the ball due to the coronavirus pandemic, following recommendations by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Read More

Philanthropy a hit for JOA athlete/ ambassador Brown

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

FOR the time being, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a roadblock to Alton Brown's dream of representing Jamaica in karate at the Tokyo Olympic Games, originally scheduled from Friday, July 23 to Sunday, August 8. Read More

'Maddening' Bulls dynasty couldn't seek '99 crown — Jordan

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

New York , United States (AFP) — Michael Jordan believes the Chicago Bulls 1990s National Basketball Association (NBA) dynasty would have stayed together for at least one more season if team chiefs had backed Coach Phil Jackson. Read More

Not so fast!

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

WHILE some sporting authorities have announced sweeping cancellations of ongoing or upcoming events, the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has adopted a moderate approach, choosing to call off activities closer to their proposed start dates. Read More

JRA aims at Mountain View communities with 200 face masks

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

The Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) has provided 200 face masks for citizens in Top Range, Mountain Terrace, and other communities near to its headquarters on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston. Read More

Skerritt's statement on CWI business situation assessment, financial review and its public release

Monday, May, 18 2020    

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Upon assuming office in April 2019, just over a year ago; in keeping with our theme of 'Cricket First', and promises of governance reform and financial transparency, the new Cricket West Indies (CWI) president and vice-president (with the support of the... Read More

No apology from Gayle for scathing Sarwan comments

Monday, May, 18 2020    

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Veteran Twenty20 (T20) superstar Chris Gayle has escaped punishment from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) over his verbal attack on Ramnaresh Sarwan despite refusing to back down from the controversial comments made in a caustic ... Read More

No underhand activity in CWI transfer, argues Nanthan

Monday, May, 18 2020    

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) Vice-President Emmanuel Nanthan has said there was no financial impropriety regarding a US$134,200 transfer to Cricket West Indies from a sponsor two years ago, which had been targeted for cricket development... Read More

Jordan memorabilia soars in value amid Last Dance nostalgia

Monday, May, 18 2020    

New York , United States (AFP) — The immense global success of the documentary The Last Dance amid the coronavirus lockdown has boosted sales of collectibles related to NBA icon Michael Jordan, some of which are trading in the... Read More



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