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 SILVER for Alia http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/SILVER-for-Alia_17247773 GLASGOW, Scotland — When she climbed out of the pool, Alia Atkinson's trademark ear-to-ear smile was nowhere to be seen. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT More medals expected today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/More-medals-expected-today_17248038 EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica is expected to add to its medal tally today, the penultimate day of the six-day 15th IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Mason delivers on promise to mom http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Mason-delivers-on-promise-to-mom_17246816 EUGENE, Oregon — On Wednesday evening, almost 24 hours before the final of the men's 110m hurdles final at Hayward Field at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships, Jamaica's Tyler Mason told his mother Naomi Pottinger it would take something special to beat him. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Scotland prepares for their new king Usain Bolt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Scotland-prepares-for-their-new-king-Usain-Bolt_17245194 GLASGOW, Scotland -- It seems, and understandably so, that the Commonwealth Games is a pull for royalty. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Davis dominant in boxing victory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Davis-dominant-in-boxing-victory_17248315 GLASGOW, Scotland -- Jamaican welterweight boxer Kesna Davis was dominant in a unanimous win over Bangladesh's Mohammad Hossain at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre at the XX Commonwealth Games here yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Smokin Man looks a safe bet on Grooms Association day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Smokin-Man-looks-a-safe-bet-on-Grooms-Association-day_17247455 On a day when the services of grooms at Caymanas Park are being honoured with a Grooms Association of Jamaica Trophy highlighting an 11-race card, the surest winner on the programme looks certain to be Smokin Man. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Successful first day for Jamaica at CUT Championships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Successful-first-day-for-Jamaica-at-CUT-Championships_17248310 The normal pomp and pageantry marked yesterday's official opening of the 15th Biennial Student Track & Field Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where 14 teams including team Jamaica are participating. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tallawahs put unbeaten streak on line against Red Steel http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Tallawahs-put-unbeaten-streak-on-line-against-Red-Steel_17245762 REIGNING champions Jamaica Tallawahs, the only remaining unbeaten team this season, hunt win number four today when they face Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) showpiece. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Major Brown applauds Scots for organisation, sense of action http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Major-Brown-applauds-Scots-for-organisation--sense-of-action_17245066 GLASGOW, Scotland — Like life itself, not everything goes exactly to plan. If you are lucky, however, most things may. Local Sports Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT OH SO BEAUTIFUL! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/alia2014-07-25T12-19-28 Atkinson clocked a time of 30.67 seconds. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:12:30 GMT Sunshine Girls make bright start http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sunshine-Girls-make-bright-start_17238772 GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's Sunshine Girls got off to a bright start with a crushing 88-24 defeat over Caribbean neighbours St Lucia in Group A netball action, sending a strong message as their hunt for glory at the XX Commonwealth Games rolled off here yesterday. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Alia Atkinson sets new Games record for 50m breaststroke http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Poised-for-Gold_17238046 GLASGOW, Scotland — There is no doubt who has been Jamaica's star so far at the XX Commonwealth Games. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Royal experience http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Royal-experience_17238375 GLASGOW, Scotland — It is indeed a rarity for the proverbial common man to come within touching distance of a reigning monarch, let alone to shake hands and have tea. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Football needs a change, says KSAFA's Speid http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Football-needs-a-change--says-KSAFA-s-Speid_17237553 KINGSTON & St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) President Rudolph Speid has declared that the sport of football needs a change if it is to go forward. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Hopping mad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Hopping-mad_17236569 UNTENABLE and unacceptable are some of the words coming from the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) following a scheduling blunder by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that put the national Under-19 cricketers at a disadvantage in their opening three-day game against Barbados. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: SHELLY GETS SQUASHED http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/SHELLY-GETS-SQUASHED_17237534 Olympic and World Championships sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes a break from the track yesterday to support All Jamaica and Caribbean Men's Squash champion Chris Binnie (centre) at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Binnie won his first match against Ntholeng Lechesa of Lesotho 11/0, 11/0, 11/1 but then lost 4/11, 8/11, 5/11 to world number one and gold medal favourite Nick Mathew. Sharing in the moment with the athletes is senior national squash team coach Rene Denis. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jaheel Hyde wins 400 metres hurdles at World Junior Champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jaheel-Hyde-wins-400-metres-hurdles-at-World-Junior-Champs KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jaheel Hyde just won the 400m hurdles at the World Junior Champs in a time of 49.3 seconds. It was Jamaica’s first gold medal at the Championships. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:48:29 GMT Jamaican’s get ready for 4x100m relays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaican-s-get-ready-for-4x100m-relays EUGENE, USA--The team of Kedisha Dallas, Shimayra Williams, Chanice Bonner and Sashalee Forbes appears set to represent Jamaica in this evening’s preliminary rounds of the women’s 4x100m relays at the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:41:29 GMT Barbados Tridents defeat Antigua Hawksbills http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Barbados-Tridents-defeat-Antigua-Hawksbills BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados Tridents defeated Antigua Hawksbills by one wicket, in the 12th game of the Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval here Friday. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:11:12 GMT CPL T20: Tridents 129-8 vs Hawksbills http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CPL-T20--Tridents-129-8-vs-Hawksbills BRIDGETOWN, Barbados CMC – Antigua Hawksbills, sent in by Barbados Tridents, reached 129 for eight off their 20 overs, in the 12th game of the Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval here Friday. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:56 GMT Jamaica seeks to increase medal haul http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-seeks-to-increase-its-medal-haul EUGENE, USA—There’s an air of optimism and high expectations going into today’s afternoon session at the 15th IAAF world Junior Championships here at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon as Jamaica seeks to increase its medal haul. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:58:49 GMT CPL T20: Antigua Hawksbills batting vs Barbados Trident http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CPL-T20--Antigua-Hawksbills-batting-vs-Barbados-Trident BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Barbados Tridents won the toss and sent Antigua Hawksbills in to bat, in the 12th game of the Caribbean Premier League at Kensington Oval on Friday. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:39:34 GMT Alia takes Commonwealth silver in 50-metre breaststroke http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Alia-takes-Commonwealth-silver-in-50-metre-breaststroke GLASGOW, Scotland -- Jamaica's Alia Atkinson won silver in the women's 50-metre breaststroke final at the XX Commonwealth Games on Friday. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:39:00 GMT Boxing rule change: Blood and bumps at Commonwealth Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boxing-rule-change--Blood-and-bumps-at-Commonwealth-Games GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was the first bout of the boxing competition at the Commonwealth Games. Within minutes, one of the fighters had a large lump on his head, and the other had blood streaming down his face. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:53:09 GMT Commonwealth Games: Jamaican female cyclist bow out of 3,000m pursuit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Commonwealth-Games--Jamaican-female-cyclist-bow-out-of-3-000m-pursuit GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaican cyclist Biana Hernould found the going tough in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit qualifying at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome earlier Friday. Local Sports Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:24 GMT