Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Young Boyz hunt Guadeloupe scalp, place in CONCACAF round http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Young-Boyz-hunt-Guadeloupe-scalp--place-in-CONCACAF-round_17782916 JAMAICA'S Under-17 footballers could secure their spot in the CONCACAF FIFA World Cup qualifying round when they tackle Guadeloupe today at the Sylvio Cator Stadium at 5:30 pm (Jamaican time) in a CFU Qualifier. International Football Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Task force probe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Task-force-probe Following an emergency meeting of directors in Barbados yesterday WICB says the task force, comprising critical stakeholders, will meet with all parties including the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) and the players, before reporting its findings to the board. The WICB announcement comes hours after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it would “initiate legal proceedings” against WICB following the sudden pull-out by the senior West Indies cricketers . Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:45:34 GMT Cavalier extend lead atop RSPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Cavalier-extend-lead-atop-RSPL_17780763 CAVALIER Soccer Club extended their lead atop the 2014/15 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) after blanking Arnett Gardens Football Club 2-0 in a top-of-the-table clash at the National Stadium on Monday night. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shakhtar, Bayern, Chelsea score big wins ...Record 44 goals scored in 8 Champions League group games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Shakhtar--Bayern--Chelsea-score-big-wins----Record-44-goals-scored-in-8-Champions-League-group-games_17782727 A record 44 goals were scored in just eight group games as Shakhtar Donetsk destroyed BATE Borisov 7-0 in Belarus and Chelsea recorded their biggest win in the competition, thumping Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Justin McMaster heads for Philadelphia Union Academy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Justin-McMaster-heads-for-Philadelphia-Union-Academy_17781734 If ever there was a model student athlete, Justin McMaster would be the ideal candidate. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rebuilding Glenmuir appear cautiously optimistic ahead of quarter-finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Rebuilding-Glenmuir-appear-cautiously-optimistic-ahead-of-quarter-finals-_17780769 FROM preseason, when they won the inaugural Knox Cup in Mandeville, coach Warren Simpson has maintained the same rhetoric. He did not promise that Glenmuir High would win any major silverware; neither did he say Glenmuir will struggle in this season's schoolboy football competitions. Simpson only said: "The objective is still the same. We are here to compete, not participate, because only those who compete can win. If you are participating, then you are not playing to win." Dacosta Cup Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Pistorius gets 5 years in prison http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Pistorius-gets-5-years-in-prison_17781419 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rain-hit game ends in a draw http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Rain-hit-game-ends-in-a-draw_17780359 MATARA, Sri Lanka (CMC) — West Indies A and Sri Lanka A played to a tame draw after rain again interrupted play on the fourth and final day at the Uyanwatte Stadium here yesterday. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wolmer's edge C'Bar as Haile Selassie hold STGC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wolmer-s-edge-C-Bar-as-Haile-Selassie-hold-STGC_17782942 WOLMER'S Boys' School opened the second round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition with a 1-0 win over Calabar High, while many-time champions St George's College had a disappointing start after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Haile Selassie High in the Group H double-header at Constant Spring playing field yesterday. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Youthful Lacovia enjoying extended D'Cup run http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Youthful-Lacovia-enjoying-extended-D-Cup-run_17780766 Others say that statement is disrespectful to the work done by their lesser known opponents to narrow the gap in Zone E. But, at the moment, Lacovia High School don't mind. They're too busy taking advantage of Munro's failure to make it past the first round of the daCosta Cup. Dacosta Cup Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sunderland's players offer to refund fans' ticket costs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sunderland-s-players-offer-to-refund-fans--ticket-costs_17779891 LONDON, England (AFP) -- Sunderland's embarrassed players have offered to refund the cost of tickets for supporters who made the long journey to the south coast only to see their side thrashed 8-0 by Southampton in the Premier League. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT TG edge BT 2-1 in drab affair http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/TG-edge-BT-2-1-in-drab-affair_17781487 Not so much that Tivoli Gardens walked away the winner with a well-earned 2-1 win, but with the general poor quality of the game where tempers flared and took precedence over quality football. Added to that each team lost a player to red card infractions. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Like last season, Garvey Maceo improving game by game http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Like-last-season--Garvey-Maceo-improving-game-by-game_17780791 As was reported, the school could not find the funds needed to finance the programme. Dacosta Cup Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT BCCI to file lawsuit against WICB http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/BCCI-to-file-lawsuit-against-WICB_17780375 HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that it would "initiate legal proceedings" against West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as the fallout continues yesterday following the sudden and dramatic pullout by the senior West Indies cricketers from their tour of the sub-continent. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Stand-out Samuels makes big strides in rankings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Stand-out-Samuels-makes-big-strides-in-rankings_17780348 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) --- Just as he did in the recent one-day series against India, stroke-maker Marlon Samuels has again provided the only bright spark for West Indies in the latest International Cricket Council's rankings released Monday. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT T&T advance to semi-finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/T-T-advance-to-semi-finals_17780353 Goals from Kennya Cordner and captain Maylee Attin-Johnson spurred the Soca Princesses to victory over Guatemala, who pulled one back in added time in Washington Monday night. Local Sports Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT   Emerging Kemps Hill aiming for sustained development   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Emerging-Kemps-Hill-aiming-for-sustained-development---_17780765 In fact, the Hayes-based institution was the exemplar for the entire parish, winning nine daCosta Cup titles between 1965 and 1980. However, since the turn of the 21st century Vere Tech have fallen from grace -- leaving a vacancy for a standout schoolboy team from the Vere plains. Dacosta Cup Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Impasse threatens franchise system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Impasse-threatens-franchise-system-_17772992 The impasse between players and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), which led to regional cricketers controversially pulling out of the tour of India, has created some doubt over the execution of the new professional franchise system, set to be rolled out next month. Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT WICB members must be mature and responsible — Heaven http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/WICB-members-must-be-mature-and-responsible---Heaven_17772991 Today's board meeting in Barbados to discuss last week's catastrophic abandonment of the West Indies tour of India could easily turn out to be among the most stormy in the 88-year history of the West Indies Cricket Board. Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'Axeman' Walters vs Donaire in pictures http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Axeman--Walters-vs-Donaire-in-pictures_17773060 Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire with a second left in the sixth round, winning the WBA featherweight title in dramatic fashion Saturday night. Walters (25-0, 21 KOs), a fairly unknown fighter from Jamaica, punctuated his breakthrough performance by knocking down Donaire (33-3) for the first two times in the fourdivision champion's career. After Donaire swung and missed with a huge left hand late in the sixth, Walters caught him above the ear with an overhand right. Donaire fell face-first to the canvas and, though he beat the count, he couldn't continue in his second loss in four fights. Here is some of the riveting action as captured by international news service, AFP. Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Chop, chop! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Chop--chop-_17773061 Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters of Jamaica lands a solid right hand to the face Philippine-born Nonito Donaire during their WBA 'Super' Featherweight title bout at StubHub Centre in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday. Walters won the fight by knockout in the sixth round. (PHOTO: AFP) Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wolmer's, Calabar in Manning Cup feature http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wolmer-s--Calabar-in-Manning-Cup-feature_17772999 The game is scheduled to get under way at 3:00pm, while many-time champions St George's College will go up against Haile Selassie High in the early fixture set for 1:00 pm. Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shelly on the ball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Shelly-on-the-ball_17773044 Olympic sprint gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce juggles a ball while fellow Olympian Asafa Powell (left) and Wisynco's sponsorship and events manager Jermaine Brown watch during the launch of the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Community Six-A-Side Football Competition in the Waterhouse community on Saturday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Come Dance With Me waltzes away with Cash Pot Trophy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Come-Dance-With-Me-waltzes-away-with-Cash-Pot-Trophy_17773106 THE speedy Come Dance With Me produced another impressive performance as she used her relentless pace to destroy her seven rivals in the 10th running of the $2.95-million Cash Pot 'Only One For Me' Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Top racing personalities pay tribute to Kenneth Mattis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Top-racing-personalities-pay-tribute-to-Kenneth-Mattis-_17772993 The tributes are pouring in for Kenneth Mattis, who passed away on Saturday last. When the news of his death began to circulate at the racetrack, there was a pall of gloom. Local Sports Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT