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 UPDATE: Bolt in row with British newspaper http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/UPDATE--Bolt-in-row-with-British-newspaper GLASGOW, Scotland (CMC) -- A row has broken out in Glasgow over comments a newspaper claimed were made by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to describe the Commonwealth Games currently underway here. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:12:11 GMT Prince Edward Jamaica Observer reader http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Prince-Edward-Jamaica-Observer-reader_17264240 GLASGOW, Scotland — The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, says he is very aware of the Jamaica Observer newspaper and that he reads it online. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sunshine Girls take aim at New Zealand http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sunshine-Girls-take-aim-at-New-Zealand_17264208 GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's netballers, already assured of a semi-final spot at the Commonwealth Games, will today take on world number two New Zealand in a group fixture at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Black, Green & Gold Rush http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaicans-wow-Glasgow-in-400m-sweep--as-Williams--Riley-also-triumph_17266663 GLASGOW, Scotland — On a cool Glasgow night in front of a capacity Hampden Park crowd, something amazing happened. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTOS: Other Jamaicans competing at the Commonwealth Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Other-Jamaicans-competing-at-the-Commonwealth-Games-_17267066 1 - Jamaica's Richard Barnes blows a kiss and waves to adoring fans during the Cross Country Mountain Bike competition at the Commonwealth Games yesterday. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Commonwealth Games gold a stepping stone, says Riley http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Commonwealth-Games-gold-a-stepping-stone--says-Riley_17266888 GLASGOW, Scotland — Andrew Riley said to get a gold medal and not run at one's best is a blessing in itself. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Plans on course to professionalise first-class cricket http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Plans-on-course-to-professionalise-first-class-cricket_17264264 KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) says plans are well on course to professionalise first-class cricket in the region by next season. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Lewis eyes Windies call-up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lewis-eyes-Windies-call-up_17264262 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel opener Evin Lewis is hoping that his recent success with the bat could help him earn a call-up to the West Indies cricket team. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bravo praises Helmot for inspiring Red Steel http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bravo-praises-Helmot-for-inspiring-Red-Steel_17264274 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel captain Dwayne Bravo has praised Australian coach Simon Helmot and credited him for making a huge difference to his team in the current Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Manchester teams hunt place in netball final http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Manchester-teams-hunt-place-in-netball-final_17264326 MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The finalists in the Manchester Netball League will be decided today with a semi-final double-header at Manchester High in Mandeville. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Knox Cup to kick off today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Knox-Cup-to-kick-off-today_17264325 MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Tournament organiser Courtney Jackson said everything is in place for the first staging of the Knox College pre-season tournament. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Netball needs your help — Bernard http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Netball-needs-your-help---Bernard_17264555 GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's tireless campaigner for netball Marva Bernard has something to say. She always does when it comes to her sport. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica leg of the 2014 Limacol CPL T20 goes BOGO http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-leg-of-the-2014-Limacol-CPL-T20-goes-BOGO_17265937 AS the excitement heightens to fever pitch for the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20, Digicel is ensuring that even more cricket fans will have a chance to be a part of the biggest party in sport at Sabina Park. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica’s McLaughlin, Calvert, Henry-Robinson progress to women’s 200m semi finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-s-McLaughlin--Calvert--Henry-Robinson-progress-to-women-s-200m-semi-finals KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s Anneisha McLaughlin, Schillonie Calvert and Samatha Henry-Robinson all progressed to the semi finals of the women’s 200 metre at the 20th Commonwealth Games underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:16:05 GMT 'Aged' Russia needs youth — Capello http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Aged--Russia-needs-youth---Capello MOSCOW, July 30, 2014 (AFP) — Russia, knocked out in the first round at the World Cup, needs younger players but generous league quotas on foreign players were curbing homegrown talent, coach Fabio Capello said on Wednesday. International Football Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:46 GMT Suarez biting ban 'excessive', says Pedro http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Suarez-biting-ban--excessive---says-Pedro LONDON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup is "excessive", his new Barcelona team-mate Pedro Rodriguez declared on Wednesday. Oversea's Football Leagues Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:44 GMT Trezeguet moves to Indian Super League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Trezeguet-moves-to-Indian-Super-League PARIS, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Former France striker David Trezeguet, 36, will continue his career in India, the new Indian Super League announced on Wednesday. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:35:22 GMT Moyes in clear over wine bar scuffle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Moyes-in-clear-over-wine-bar-scuffle LONDON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Former Manchester United manager David Moyes will face no action following an investigation into reports he was involved in a bar-room altercation, British police announced on Wednesday. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:35:21 GMT Goalkeeper joins Porto's Spanish colony http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Goalkeeper-joins-Porto-s-Spanish-colony LISBON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) — Goalkeeper Andres Fernandez has become the latest Spanish player to sign for Porto after the Portuguese giants announced that he had penned a four-year contract at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday. Oversea's Football Leagues Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:32:15 GMT Bolt watches netball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bolt-watches-netball GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaican mega star Usain Bolt watched the Group A netball match between Jamaica and New Zealand at the SECC earlier. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:59:50 GMT Bolt controversy   http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bolt-controversy GLASGOW, Scotland --- Jamaica’s sprint king Usain Bolt has been caught up in storm of controversy at the XX Commonwealth Games. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:48:27 GMT It's anybody's title in WICB Under-15 cricket http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/It-s-anybody-s-title-in-WICB-Under-15-cricket_17264827 THE final round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Under-15 tournament bowls off today with host Jamaica set to battle Guyana in the day's featured game at Melbourne Cricket Club. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT JC footballer collapses, dies at STETHS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/JC-footballer-collapses--dies-at-STETHS_17264328 SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD Rushane Ricketts of Seaview Gardens was pronounced dead at around 9:00 am yesterday after he collapsed in the bleachers of the Sports Complex at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) grounds. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Engineer/Guest rule supreme in Chairman's Trophy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Engineer-Guest-rule-supreme-in-Chairman-s-Trophy_17258010 Engineer/Guest came out victorious in the inaugural Caymanas Track Limited domino competition for the Chairman's Trophy when they whipped Jockeys/Agents/Valets 100-72 in the final held at Caymanas Park last Friday. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT Juniors did their best — Coach Carr http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Juniors-did-their-best---Coach-Carr_17266889 MICHAEL Carr, head coach of Jamaica's junior team, has paid tribute to the athletes for their determined performances at the recently concluded IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Local Sports Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:00:00 GMT