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 We need $2m more! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/We-need--2m-more---Sunshine-Girls-come-up-short-in-fundraising-campaign_19221872 Despite getting substantial sponsorship, Jamaica's Sunshine Girls are approximately $2 million short of their $22-million budget for the International Netball Federation (IFNA) World Cup set to start on August 7. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Unbridled celebration as Jamaicans cop runners-up medal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Unbridled-celebration-as-Jamaicans-cop-runners-up-medal_19221929 CALIFORNIA, United States -- Jamaica's basketballers won silver in their division yesterday but they celebrated like true champions. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Boyz coach puts measure on team's Gold Cup heroics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/A-fantastic-feat---Boyz-coach-puts-measure-on-team-s-Gold-Cup-heroics_19221870 Reggae Boyz assistant coach Miguel Coley has got it right, it seems. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Johnnie Walker backs Caribbean Amateur Golf Classics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Johnnie-Walker-backs-Caribbean-Amateur-Golf-Classics_19220957 Synonymous with golf, The Johnnie Walker whiskey brand has once again come to the fore and has partnered with the Jamaica Golf Association to stage the 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Classics (CAGC) which tees off today. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT We need your help! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/We-need-your-help---Burrell-rallies-J-cans-as-Boyz-look-to-ride-Gold-Cup-success-into-future_19221869 Jamaica's football boss, Captain Horace Burrell, has a lot to be happy about these days. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Take note, coach Schaefer! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Take-note--coach-Schaefer_19221892 Cavar McKenzie of Jamaica gets by South Korea's goalkeeper Hoyeon Lim to score during their Special Olympics Summer Games football match at the UCLA football stadium in Los Angeles on Friday. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Windies legends to roll back years with New York romp http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Windies-legends-to-roll-back-years-with-New-York-romp_19221910 NEW YORK, USA (CMC) -- Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Garfield Sobers is among a group of former West Indies cricketers in New York to participate in cricket matches this weekend. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT J'cans bag four medals at Pan-American Junior Champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/J-cans-bag-four-medals-at-Pan-American-Junior-Champs_19221919 Jamaica won four medals, a silver and three bronze between Friday's opening day of the three day Pan-American Junior track and field championships at Foote Field on the campus of the University of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada and yesterday's early session. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT Traditional Prince upsets in BGLC Trophy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Traditional-Prince-upsets-in-BGLC-Trophy_19221923 Rejected in the betting at 10-1, Traditional Prince under the strong rail guidance of Aaron Chatrie came with a terrific late surge to beat his more favoured rivals in yesterday's feature event for The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy over 1,100 metres at Caymanas Park. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sunshine Girls have heads in the right place, says McIntosh http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sunshine-Girls-have-heads-in-the-right-place--says-McIntosh_19221873 Following years of disappointment where they constantly fell at the semi-final stage, Netball Jamaica brought in renowned psychiatrists Dr Aggrey Irons to help get the Sunshine Girls over that apparent psychological block in their Gold Down Under campaign. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT Jamaican golfers come up short in Amateur Golf Championships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaican-golfers-come-up-short-in-Amateur-Golf-Championships_19221871 ROSE HALL, St James -- Hosts Jamaica came up just three shots short of beating the Dominican Republic on Friday's tense, but pulsating final day of the Hoerman Cup competition as the 59th Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships came to a climax at the White Witch course at Half Moon Club in Rose Hall, St James. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT FIFA rules in favour of St Vincent in World Cup protest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/FIFA-rules-in-favour-of-St-Vincent-in-World-Cup-protest_19221903 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Football world's governing body FIFA has turned down a protest by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) alleging that St Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification game in June. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bayern meet their match http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bayern-meet-their-match_19221911 WOLFSBURG, Germany(AFP) -- German Cup winners Wolfsburg upset Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on penalties to win their first domestic Super Cup at the Volkswagen Arena yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Russia--Kenya-face-new-doping-allegations_19221890 BERLIN, Germany (AFP) -- Russia and Kenya were subject to new doping allegations yesterday when a German broadcaster claimed evidence of runners using growth hormone, botched drug tests and widespread corruption. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT Lampard's MLS career has not gone to plan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lampard-s-MLS-career-has-not-gone-to-plan_19221891 NEW YORK, USA(AFP) -- Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's long-awaited Major League Soccer debut didn't go according to plan yesterday as the Montreal Impact handed his New York City FC a 3-2 defeat. Local Sports Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT Persistent Wint stunningly wins gold at Special Olympics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Persistent-Wint-stunningly-wins-gold-at-Special-Olympics_19221787 CALIFORNIA, United States — For the second day running Kirk Wint was the centre of attraction here at the Special Olympics World Games, after he stunningly clinched a gold medal. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT U-20 Reggae Girlz head home after topping CFU group http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Mission-accomplished_19221714 GROS ISLET, St Lucia — Jamaica's football delegation departed St Lucia yesterday en route to Jamaica after participating in the first round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-20 women qualifiers. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica bag 19 medals, but futsal struggles at Special Olympics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-bag-19-medals--but-futsal-struggles-at-Special-Olympics_19221799 The Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) contingent staying at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus has not enjoyed anywhere close to the level of success achieved by the group housed at University of Southern California (USC). Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica, Guyana to meet in U-19 cricket decider http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica--Guyana-to-meet-in-U-19-cricket-decider_19221788 HOSTS Jamaica and Guyana will contest the final of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-19 Cricket Championship after both registered victories in the final round yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Training accident leaves Austrian pole vaulter paralysed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Training-accident-leaves-Austrian-pole-vaulter-paralysed_19221705 VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — Austria's top pole vaulter Kira Gruenberg has been left paralysed after sustaining a serious training injury, her manager said yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Top runners highlight Emancipation Day race card http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Top-runners-highlight-Emancipation-Day-race-card_19221708 THE Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, one of 12 that headlines the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC)-sponsored Emancipation Day 12-race programme, will after all be run among Open Allowance horses at Caymanas Park today. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'Total disbelief' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Total-disbelief-_19221540 AN excited Brian Pengelley could not believe his luck when his name was picked as the Johnnie Walker charity golf tourney raffle prize winner to watch the US Formula One (F1) Grand Prix race on October 25. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Confident badminton team sets off for Mexico tourney http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Confident-badminton-team-sets-off-for-Mexico-tourney_19221579 A portion of the 10-member delegation that will represent Jamaica at the upcoming Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships was scheduled to depart the island on Thursday for the Mexican city of Tijuana. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Ja's basketballers take silver at Special Olympics http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ja-s-basketballers-take-silver-at-Special-Olympics LOS ANGELES, United States — Jamaica’s basketballers won silver in their division at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday after losing 24-43 to Australia on Court One at the Galen Center. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:20:25 GMT Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Russia--Kenya-face-new-doping-allegations BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Russia and Kenya were subject to new doping allegations on Saturday when a German broadcaster claimed evidence of runners using growth hormone, botched drug tests and widespread corruption. Local Sports Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:34:38 GMT