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 Davis pounds Richmond in Contender Boxing Series http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Davis-pounds-Richmond-in-Contender-Boxing-Series_16485134 ANOTHER explosive and entertaining fight ended in favour of Team Jamaica as Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis hammered out a big unanimous points decision over Team Caribbean's Derick 'Dangerous' Richmond in a preliminary 2014 Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing series eliminator at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium on Wednesday night. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Freshhh supports the rise of rural chess masters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Freshhh-supports-the-rise-of-rural-chess-masters_16485983 THE game of chess is recognised as a sport that requires strong mental discipline and as such students demonstrate the highest level of self-discipline which has manifested in them performing very well academically. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica aim for record medal haul as 43rd Carifta Games begin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Target-84_16491674 THE Jamaican team will start what they expect to be the largest medal haul in the history of the Carifta games today when the 43rd staging begins at Stade Municipal Pierre Aliker in Martinique with 27 nations taking part. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT Perfect Neighbour for Lady Geeta Trophy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Perfect-Neighbour-for-Lady-Geeta-Trophy_16491026 NEIGHBOURLINESS has always been a commendable attribute in community living, and at the Caymanas Park Racing Complex in thoroughbred racing much the same operates. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 6 Jamaicans set leading marks on IAAF junior outdoor list http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/6-Jamaicans-set-leading-marks-on-IAAF-junior-outdoor-list_16491371 Six Jamaican juniors are leading their respective events as the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) published its first junior outdoors performance list of the season on its website this week. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Dr Weatherly back at the helm of MBU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dr-Weatherly-back-at-the-helm-of-MBU_16491022 TUCKER, St James - Dr Dean Weatherly will be the third coach at Red Stripe Premier League club Montego Bay United starting Monday when they host Arnett Gardens in a third-round game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT St James Senior League third round continues today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/St-James-Senior-League-third-round-continues-today_16491016 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Lilliput Rovers and Montego Bay United Under-21 will seek to improve their positions in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL/Honda Senior League today, as the third-round, cross-zone games continue with a triple header at Jarrett Park, set to start at 3:00 pm. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Trio on the hunt for semi-final berths in Trelawny FA Major League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Trio-on-the-hunt-for-semi-final-berths-in-Trelawny-FA-Major-League_16491018 COOPERS PEN, Trelawny - Leaders Kinloss FC along with Prospect Links and mid-season champions Salt Marsh United are hoping to move closer to a place in the semi-finals of the Trelawny Football Association Monymusk Overproof White Rum Major League with wins today, as the third round continues with five games. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wlliam Knibb score back-to-back wins in Western Conference basketball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wlliam-Knibb-score-back-to-back-wins-in-Western-Conference-basketball_16491017 MONTEGO BAY, St James - William Knibb Memorial scored back-to-back wins in the ISSA/KFC Western Conference High Schoolgirls Basketball Open League as they inched closer to a place in the semi-finals. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Granville qualify for JFF Flow Champions Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Granville-qualify-for-JFF-Flow-Champions-Cup_16491037 MONTEGO BAY, St James - Granville United will join Montego Bay United as the teams from St James in next season's JFF Flow Champions Cup Knockout competition after qualifying for the final of the St James Football Association/Captain's Bakery and Grill Knockout with a 3-1 win over Norwood Strikers at the UDC Field. Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Swimmers depart today for Carifta Champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Swimmers-depart-today-for-Carifta-Champs_16491617 Annnastazia Chin in a backstroke phase during the Jamaican team's final training session at the National Aquatics Centre yesterday. Chin is a part of Jamaica's delegation which departs the island today en route to the 29th staging of the Carifta Swimming Championships in Savaneta, Aruba, April 22-26. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Target 84 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-aim-for-record-medal-haul-as-43rd-Carifta-Games-begins_16491810 Jamaica aim for record medal haul as 43rd Carifta Games begins Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT RACING GUIDE - April 19 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/RACING-GUIDE_16489590 RACE 1 $550-500,000 CLAIMING (3Y.O&UPWARDS)1600METRES/8FURLONGS 12:15 P.M Local Sports Sat, 19 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Regional Cricket: Jamaica hoping to halt Barbados juggernaut http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Regional-Cricket--Jamaica-hoping-to-halt-Barbados-juggernaut BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Jamaica will attempt to thwart rampant Barbados’ charge towards yet another title, when the two teams meet in the semi-final of the Headley/Weekes Trophy here Saturday. Local Sports Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:50:51 GMT Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Atletico-Madrid-2-0-Elche Joao Miranda's brilliant header and a Diego Costa penalty helped Atletico Madrid close in on the Spanish title ahead of the visit of Chelsea. Local Sports Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:14:41 GMT Blackpool 0-1 Burnley http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Blackpool-0-1-Burnley Burnley are on the brink of returning to the Barclays Premier League and could achieve automatic promotion in a matter of hours after they defeated struggling Blackpool 1-0 at Bloomfield Road. Local Sports Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:07:25 GMT JADCO concedes to errors in drug testing procedures http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/JADCO-concedes-to-errors-in-drug-testing-procedures_16479310 KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has conceded that some procedures carried out while collecting samples for testing last year were not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standards. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Athletes present maternity patients with bun and cheese http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Athletes-present-maternity-patients-with-bun-and-cheese INSURANCE company Guardian Life has partnered with several track and field athletes to make the Easter festivities a more memorable occasion for patients at the Victoria Jubilee and the University of the West Indies (UWI) hospitals as they presented them with bun and cheese yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT St Catherine school dethrone XLCR for schoolgirl football crown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/St-Catherine-school-dethrone-XLCR-for-schoolgirl-football-crown_16479628 ST Jago High school exacted revenge on Excelsior High to claim the ISSA/KFC/Locker-room Sports Schoolgirl football crown after a 4-3 penalty win at the Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT CONCACAF blocks Warner from selling Centre of Excellence http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CONCACAF-blocks-Warner-from-selling-Centre-of-Excellence_16477988 PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) --The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is seeking compensation from former football executive Jack Warner for the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad which he claims to own. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gareth's late 'Bale' out http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Gareth-s-late--Bale--out-_16478348 VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Gareth Bale's late gallop and goal sealed Real Madrid its 19th Copa del Rey title yesterday in a thrilling 2-1 win over Barcelona, as the Welshman filled the void left by the injured Cristiano Ronaldo to claim his first career trophy. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT We erred! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/We-erred--_16479395 The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has conceded that some procedures carried out while collecting samples for testing last year were not consistent with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standards. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT First Cayman Youth Cup attracts world-class clubs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/First-Cayman-Youth-Cup-attracts-world-class-clubs_16479462 GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (CMC) -- Five regional and international clubs will compete in the first ever Cayman Airways Invitational Youth Cup next month. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Narine destroys champions Mumbai in IPL opener http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Narine-destroys-champions-Mumbai-in-IPL-opener_16479451 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) -- A four-wicket haul from West Indies spin sensation Sunil Narine stunned champions Mumbai Indians to a disappointing start in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Warner counters that Centre of Excellence not sale http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Warner-counters-that-Centre-of-Excellence-not-sale PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former vice-president of FIFA Jack Warner has dismissed media reports suggesting that he is seeking a purchaser for the Centre of Excellence on the international market. Local Sports Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT