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 Sharp-shooting Nickolai Clarke tops Inter-Schools Clay Challenge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sharp-shooting-Nickolai-Clarke-tops-Inter-Schools-Clay-Challenge_18003466 FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Nickolai Clarke yesterday emerged top gun as Hillel Academy successfully defended their title at the second staging of the Digicel Inter-Schools Clay Challenge at the Jamaica Skeet Club (JSC) in Portmore. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Reno roll with the 'Flow' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reno-roll-with-the--Flow-_18004295 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Reno FC outscored Montego Bay United 4-3 to win the Flow Champions Cup Knockout title in a pulsating final last night at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Still no play http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Still-no-play-Wet-outfield-rules-out-action-between-Jamaica--Barbados-on-third-straight-day_18003371 LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) — A wet outfield yesterday forced the abandonment of the third day's play in the third round match in the WICB Professional Cricket League between Barbados Pride and Jamaica. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Leaders Waterhouse seek to pull away in Monday Night fixture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Leaders-Waterhouse-seek-to-pull-away-in-Monday-Night-fixture_18002749 RED Stripe Premier League (RSPL) leaders Waterhouse FC will try to pull away from the trailing pack when they visit the Stadium East playing field to battle third-placed Cavalier SC in today's Monday Night football fixture. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Dynamites edge Titans in JPL Twenty20 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dynamites-edge-Titans-in-JPL-Twenty20-_18003525 University Dynamites edged Spanish Town Titans via the Super Over method in the enthralling TEF-sponsored Jamaica Premier League (JPL) Twenty20 (T20) opening game at Chedwin Park yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Low turnout but JADCO pleased with anti-doping workshop http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Low-turnout-but-JADCO-pleased-about-anti-doping-workshop KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Anti-doping Commission (JADCO) is reporting a successful staging of its inaugural Senior Anti-Doping Education workshop held Saturday at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:36:36 GMT PHOTO: KO CHAMPS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/KO-CHAMPS_18004312 Reno FC captain Alburn Facey (second left) accepts the champions trophy from managing director of Flow Jamaica Sean Latty after Reno FC defeated Montego Bay United 4-3 in the Flow Champions Cup KO final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex last night. Also sharing the occasion are sponsorship manager of Flow Nicole Campbell (left) and director of communications at Flow Gail Abrahams (right). (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Let's hear it for JC! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Let-s-hear-it-for-JC-_18003454 Members of the victorious Jamaica College team celebrate with the trophy after they defeated Charlie Smith High 2-1 to win the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup competition at the National Stadium on Saturday. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT STYLISH CONTROL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/STYLISH-CONTROL_18003307 Peguy Luyindula of New York Red Bulls controls the ball against the New England Revolution during the Eastern Conference first-leg final at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, yesterday. Revolution won 2-1. (PHOTO: AFP) Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Big match-ups for CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Big-match-ups-for-CONCACAF-Champions-League-quarter-finals_17990946 MIAMI, Florida — CONCACAF recently unveiled the schedule for the quarter-finals of the 2014/15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, the region's premier competition for clubs. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Hamilton basks in glory of second Formula One world title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Hamilton-basks-in-glory-of-second-Formula-One-world-title_18002955 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton basked in the glory of a second Formula One world title yesterday and described it as the greatest day of his life. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT William Knibb, Cornwall to launch bid for basketball semis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/William-Knibb--Cornwall-to-launch-bid-for-basketball-semis_18003106 MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — Defending champions William Knibb and Cornwall College could be battling for positions in the semi-finals of the Under-19 section of the ISSA/Western Conference high school boys basketball competition this afternoon when they meet in a return-round game at Martha Brae in Trelawny. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Valencia's hopes of Champions League return suffer big blow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Valencia-s-hopes-of-Champions-League-return-suffer-big-blow_18003066 MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Valencia hopes of returning to the Champions League next season suffered a blow as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at local rivals Levante yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT I’M SORRY! - Brazilian striker Brandao apologises for headbutting PSG's Motta http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Brazilian-striker-Brandao-apologises-for-headbutting-PSG-s-Motta_18003076 PARIS, France (AFP) — Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao, who was hit with a six-month ban for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta in August, apologised publicly for his gesture on French television yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Federer-inspired Swiss conquer France for first Davis Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Federer-inspired-Swiss-conquer-France-for-first-Davis-Cup_18002835 LILLE, France (AFP) — Roger Federer was the toast of Switzerland once again yesterday as he applied the final touches to his country's first ever Davis Cup win. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Palace ambush Liverpool 3-1 at cursed Selhurst Park http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Palace-ambush-Liverpool-3-1-at-cursed-Selhurst-Park_18002834 LONDON, England (AFP) — Liverpool's Selhurst Park curse returned to haunt them yesterday as late goals from Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak earned Crystal Palace a 3-1 victory in rain-soaked south London. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Hamburg blank 10-man Werder Bremen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Hamburg-blank-10-man-Werder-Bremen_18002871 BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Hamburg escaped the Bundesliga's bottom three yesterday with a 2-0 win at home to 10-man Werder Bremen, which pushed Borussia Dortmund back into the relegation places. Local Sports Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Champs STETHS book D'Cup final spot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Champs-STETHS-book-D-Cup-final-spot_17998029 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) are into their fourth straight ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup schoolboy football final after beating Dinthill Technical 1-0 in their semi-final game at Jarettt Park yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT JC repeat - Old Hope Road-based school retains Manning Cup title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Old-Hope-Road-based-school-retains-Manning-Cup-title_17998458 Jamaica College (JC) carved out an extra time 2-1 win over Charlie Smith High to retain their ISSA/LIME Manning Cup title at the National Stadium yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Fireworks as junior shooters take to the range http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Fireworks-as-junior-shooters-take-to-the-range_17993775 FIREWORKS are expected when the second staging of the Digicel Cup Inter-school Clay Challenge shoots off at the Jamaica Skeet Club (JSC) in Portmore today. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Western derby as MBU, Reno battle for Flow Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Western-derby-as-MBU--Reno-battle-for-Flow-Cup_17993748 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Red Stripe Premier League champions Montego Bay United will be going after back-to-back national titles today when they face Reno FC in a historic Flow Champions Cup Knockout final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex starting at 5:00 pm. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Thunders clap Dynamites in JPL Twenty20 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Thunders-clap-Dynamites-in-JPL-Twenty20_17997624 Mandeville Thunders secured their first victory in the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Jamaica Premier League (JPL) Twenty20 tournament when they thrashed University Dynamites by 47 runs at Melbourne Cricket Oval yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Showers of 'Blesstine' at the Park http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Showers-of--Blesstine--at-the-Park-_17996965 If journeyman jockey Dennis Brown and trainer Roy Matthews had their way, promoting company for racing Caymanas Track Limited would have to buy a new tote board. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Reggae Boyz manager says Caribbean Cup success was no accident http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reggae-Boyz-manager-says-Caribbean-Cup-success-was-no-accident_17991856 CATHERINE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Reggae Boyz needed to win the Caribbean Football Union's Caribbean Cup to restore some credibility in the programme that had taken a battering, says team manager Roy Simpson. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT KSAFA leagues kick off today with double-header http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/KSAFA-leagues-kick-off-today-with-double-header_17993745 The 2014 Jamaica National/KSAFA Major and Super League football competitions will kick off today with a double-header at the Barbican Football Field. Local Sports Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT