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 CAS cites doping sample flaws in Campbell-Brown case http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CAS-cites-doping-sample-flaws-in-Campbell-Brown-case LONDON (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:31:38 GMT Manchioneal shock St George's for first Major League title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Manchioneal-shock-St-George-s-for-first-Major-League-title_16468690 BUFF BAY, Portland — Manchioneal defeated defending champions St George's 2-1 in a come-from-behind thriller for their first lien on the Portland FA Western Union Major League trophy at Lynch Park on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Carrie Russell lights up UTech Classic on record-breaking night http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Carrie-Russell-lights-up-UTech-Classic-on-record-breaking-night_16469266 CARRIE Russell of MVP sped to an impressive 11.19 seconds to win the Women's 100m Invitational event at the UTech Classic and equalled Schillonie Calvert's 2009 record on a night when nine records were broken at the National Stadium last Saturday. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wolmer's, Eltham to battle for KO title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wolmer-s--Eltham-to-battle-for-KO-title_16450447 Wolmer's Boys are all set to defend their title when they do battle with Eltham in the final of the ISSA/JIIC Knockout competition at the Melbourne Cricket Oval today. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Third-round, cross-zone games on in St James FA football http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Third-round--cross-zone-games-on-in-St-James-FA-football_16469267 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- The top of the points' tables in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL/Honda Senior League could change once again today after another set of third-round, cross-zone games. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Manchioneal shocker http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Manchioneal-shocker-_16469463 ...Upset St George's for first Major League title Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Omar Walker wants a fresh start overseas http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Omar-Walker-wants-a-fresh-start-overseas_16468105 FOUR-time champion jockey Omar Walker will depart the island on April 21 for Canada to begin a new chapter in his professional career. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Talented tony K brings redemption to kirlew family http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Talented-tony-K-brings-redemption-to-kirlew-family-_16468132 When the offspring of Traditional - Ocean Liner was given the name Talented Tony K it was done to honour the memory of trainer Tony Kirlew who had gained the reputation of being a good young conditioner in the making. Tony was brutally slain by gunmen near his stables in a yet unsolved murder four years ago. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT 2,000 Guineas - The Analysis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/2-000-Guineas---The-Analysis_16468136 IN a dramatic reversal of form, Talented Tony K ridden by Omar Walker and trained by Lorne Kirlew romped the 40th running of the Jamaica 2,000 Guineas. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Burrowes advances cause for place on 'Comm Games' squash team http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Burrowes-advances-cause-for-place-on--Comm-Games--squash-team_16468704 BRUCE Burrowes, the 2013 All-Jamaica squash men's runner-up, defeated contenders Dane Schwier and Julian Morrison to earn the number two ranking for selection to represent Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland in July. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Heaven bats for innovative 10/10 cricket concept http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Heaven-bats-for-innovative-10-10-cricket-concept_16469217 PRESIDENT for the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford 'Billy' Heaven says the new 10/10 Power Play Cricket competition is a good way going forward in building cricket in Jamaica. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Campbell, Miller bowl Jamaica into semis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Campbell--Miller-bowl-Jamaica-into-semis_16469489 CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC) — Slow bowlers John Campbell and Nikita Miller shared seven wickets as they bowled Jamaica into the semi-finals of the Regional Four-Day Championship, with a 59-run victory over the Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) here yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Regional Cricket: Champions Barbados praised for professional approach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Regional-Cricket--Champions-Barbados-praised-for-professional-approach BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Barbados Head Coach Hendy Springer has complimented his players’ professionalism following their capture of the WICB Regional 4-Day League title. Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:29 GMT Windies and Black Caps locked on same points in test ranking http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Windies-and-Black-Caps-locked-on-same-points-in-test-ranking DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) --West Indies and New Zealand are expected to go all out to lift themselves from their lowly ranked status when they square-off in a test series starting in June Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:18:20 GMT Talented Tony K pointed to Derby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Talented-Tony-K-pointed-to-Derby_16468100 Trainer Lorne Kirlew says Lasix made a big difference, looking at travelling to Trinidad Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Prosecutor puts more pressure on Pistorius at murder trial http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Prosecutor-puts-more-pressure-on-Pistorius-at-murder-trial_16468842 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial yesterday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete's account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT GC Foster Strikers in close win over Police http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/GC-Foster-Strikers-in-close-win-over-Police_16468699 GC FOSTER Strikers 'A' held off unbeaten Police 'A' to win 49-46 as the 2014 Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL)/Netball Jamaica Major League competition continued at the Leila Robinson Courts on Saturday. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Solomon quits MoBay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Solomon-quits-MoBay_16469485 Pastor Hugh Solomon (pictured) resigned from his position as coach of Red Stripe Premier League contenders Montego Bay United last week, saying he's leaving the club for "personal reasons". This means that a third coach will be at the helm for the final four games as the St James club looks to formalise their place in the semi-finals. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT European Football Round-Up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/European-Football-Round-Up2014-04-15T00-52-24 EPL Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:51:20 GMT 'Shiv' makes bright start to English County season http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Shiv--makes-bright-start-to-English-County-season_16464519 LONDON, England (CMC) — Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul hit a typically composed, unbeaten half-century to prop up Derbyshire on the opening day of the English County season here yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ato Boldon to participate in panel discussion Sport Conference http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ato-Boldon-to-participate-in-panel-discussion-Sport-Conference_16469255 TRINIDAD and Tobago's Olympian and the 2004 Atlanta Olympic double silver medallist Ato Boldon has renewed ties with the Business of Sport International Conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on May 1 and 2. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Limacol excited about renewing partnership with CPL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Limacol-excited-about-renewing-partnership-with-CPL_16468711 New Guyana Pharmaceutical Company Incorporated, under its popular Limacol brand, has renewed its sponsorship of the hugely successful Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament. Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT NBA Update http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/NBA-Update_16464494 Spurs secure best NBA record Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT NBA iLikes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/NBA-iLikes-_16463742 5. In transition, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum showed some deft ball movement before Lillard threw the oop to Batum who would not be denied the dunk despite a trailing Pelican getting a deflection on the pass. Local Youth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT Port Vale skipper Loft's broken cheekbone after training ground bust-up with defender Jones http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Port-Vale-skipper-Loft-s-broken-cheekbone-after-training-ground-bust-up-with-defender-Jones Port Vale's Doug Loft has revealed the damage caused to his face during a training ground bust-up with team-mate Daniel Jones Local Sports Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:30:54 GMT