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 Never write me off, warns king Bolt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Never-write-me-off--warns-king-Bolt_19226565 BEIJING, China (AFP) -- Usain Bolt has warned that people write him off at their peril after the imperious Jamaican sealed another world treble gold despite an injury-hit season. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaican men barely miss 4X400m bronze medal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaican-men-barely-misses-4X400m-bronze-medal_19226522 BEIJING, China — Despite another dazzling anchor leg from Javon Francis, Jamaica just missed out on a bronze medal in the closing 4x400m relay race at the IAFF World Championships. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Female quarter-milers leave Beijing in a blaze of glory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Female-quarter-milers-leave-Beijing-in-a-blaze-of-glory_19226521 BEIJING, China — Jamaica ended a 14-year winless streak when they captured the 4x400m relay in an exciting and enthralling battle with the United States of America (USA). Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'Ruff neck' Jamaicans end with a bang http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Ruff-neck--Jamaicans-end-with-a-bang_19226536 BEIJING, China (AFP) — Even without Usain Bolt, Jamaica finished the World Championships with a bang yesterday, storming to the women's 4x400m relay title to match Kenya's gold tally at the top of the medals table. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT VCB hints she could retire in 2017 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/VCB-hints-she-could-in-2017_19226519 BEIJING, China — The year 2017 will be celebrated as the Chinese year of the Rooster, but it is also the Jamaican year of retirement, it seems, as Veronica Campbell-Brown joins the legendary Usain Bolt in tentatively setting that year to retire from track and field. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica finish with historic 7 gold medals for second position http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-finish-with-historic-7-gold-medals-for-second-position_19226520 BEIJING, China — A stunning victory in the women's mile-relay gave Jamaica a record seventh gold medal and secured second spot in the medals table ahead of the USA and behind Kenya as the 15th IAAF World Championships concluded here yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica suffer third-straight loss in water polo tourney http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-suffer-third-straight-loss-in-water-polo-tourney_19226523 Host Jamaica suffered a third consecutive defeat in the Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships when they went down 0-25 to Canada on day three at the National Aquatics Centre on Saturday. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Her moment of glory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Her-moment-of-glory_19226549 Novlene Williams-Mills is a picture of grit as she led Jamaica to gold in the women's 4X400m at the World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday. Her team of Shericka Jackson, Christine Day and Stehphenie-Ann McPherson won in a world-leading 3:19.13 minutes. (PHOTO: AFP) Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Montego Bay taking positives from heavy CCL defeats http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Montego-Bay-taking-positives-from-heavy-CCL-defeats_19226515 WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Two losses in as many games for Montego Bay United in the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) is forcing the high-profile Jamaican outfit to regroup. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Seaga to step down as PFAJ head http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Seaga-to-step-down-as-PFAJ-head KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga says he will resign as chairman of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), effective Tuesday, September 1. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:28:34 GMT PHOTOS: Golden Beijing moments http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Golden-Beijing-moments_19226557 (From left) Jamaica's Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills, Christine Day and Shericka Jackson are all smiles after winning gold in the women's 4X400m at the World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT PIC OF THE DAY: Wild emotions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wild-emotions_19226546 Shericka Jackson could hardly contain herself after her 4X400m team copped gold at the World Championships in Beijing, China, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Medals Table http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Medals-Table_19226526 Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Bolt will leave 'Ali-sized' hole, says Coe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bolt-will-leave--Ali-sized--hole--says-Coe_19226537 BEIJING, China (AFP) -- Usain Bolt has done for athletics what Muhammad Ali did for boxing, but the sport will survive when the sprint king eventually retires, according to new IAAF president Sebastian Coe. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: The start of a historic run http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/The-start-of-a-historic-run_19226454 Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown explodes from the starting blocks in the women's 4x100m relay final yesterday. Jamaica's quartet of Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the event in a new championship record 41.07 seconds. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Swansea shocker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Swansea-shocker_19226524 LONDON, England (AFP) — Swansea City defeated Manchester United 2-1 for the third successive meeting as Louis van Gaal's side's unbeaten start to the Premier League season ground to a halt yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jones opts out of T&T friendly as transfer speculation continues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jones-opts-out-of-T-T-friendly-as-transfer-speculation-continues_19226574 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Captain and marquee striker Kenwyne Jones will sit out Trinidad and Tobago's international friendly against Mexico on Friday as he sorts out his future with English Championship club Cardiff City. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Boy named Su leads China's great sprint forward http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boy-named-Su-leads-China-s-great-sprint-forward_19226566 BEIJING, China (AFP) — Chinese sprinting took its own great leap forward after the country's 4x100- metre men's relay team won a shock silver medal at the World Championships behind Usain Bolt's all-conquering Jamaica. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Ayana eclipses Dibaba to lead 5,000m sweep http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ayana-eclipses-Dibaba-to-lead-5-000m-sweep_19226563 BEIJING, China (AFP) — Almaz Ayana led an Ethiopian medals sweep in the women's 5,000m yesterday as 1,500m winner Genzebe Dibaba had to settle for bronze at the World Championships in Beijing. Local Sports Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Help needed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Help-needed-_19226407 Following his disappointing exit from the discus event at the World Championships now taking place in Beijing, China, national discus record holder Jason "Dadz" Morgan believes he needs a coach to make the next step in his career. Local Sports Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT I am not over as yet – VCB http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/I-am-not-over-as-yet---VCB_19226411 FIFTEEN years after making her senior debut for Jamaica, Veronica Campbell-Brown has turned back the clock and silenced her many critics after earning bronze in the 200m at the World Championships currently taking place in Beijing, China. VCB, as she is affectionately known, then declared with resilience in her voice that "she is not over as yet". Local Sports Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT They panicked! - Bolt says Americans froze in 4x100m http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/They-panicked-_19226426 BEIJING, China — Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the World Championship as Jamaica swept both 4x100m relays in another display of dominant sprinting at the Bird's Nest stadium here yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaican women revel in 4X100 gold http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/J-can-women-revel-in-4X100-gold_19226429 BEIJING, China — Jamaica's females turned in an awesome display to sweep to gold in the 4x100 metres, lowering their own championship record of 41.07 seconds. Local Sports Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jackson to run under 48 seconds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jackson-to-run-under-48-seconds_19226409 MVP's Head Coach Stephen Francis believes the world hasn't seen the best of Shericka Jackson as yet, and expects the rising star to run under 48 seconds within the next two years. Local Sports Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica chase record-equalling 13 medals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-chase-record-equalling-13-medals_19226430 BEIJING, China — Jamaica are on course to get two more medals and equal their best haul of 13 achieved at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Local Sports Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT