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 World Champs is where it matters, says Bolt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/World-Champs-is-where-it-matters--says-Bolt_18879339 NASSAU, Bahamas (AFP) -- While the eyes of the sporting world were fixed on boxing's much-touted 'fight of the century' in Las Vegas, two of the fastest men on the planet renewed a rivalry which bodes for an electrifying season on the track. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Canadian cops with J'can roots bask in World Relays victories http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Proud-of-Ja_18881997 Winnipeg Police Service Chief Devon Clunis and members of his team from Canada yesterday beamed with pride on being asked for their reaction to Jamaica's victories in the second IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas on Sunday night. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Mixers' dedicate St Catherine LIME Futsal crown to troubled Central Village community http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Mixers--dedicate-St-Catherine-LIME-Futsal-crown-to-troubled-Central-Village-community_18880042 Medley Mixers brought the house down at Jose Marti Technical High School on Sunday as they clobbered defending champions Rising Stars 11-3 to lift the St Catherine crown in the LIME National Street Futsal Competition. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Gunmen rob S.African ex-striker McCarthy at barbers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Gunmen-rob-S-African-ex-striker-McCarthy-at-barbers South Africa's record goalscorer and Champions League winner Benni McCarthy was robbed at gun point Tuesday while having a hair cut in Johannesburg, his agent said. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:11:50 GMT Knock out king 'Rafa' eyes third Europa prize http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Knock-out-king--Rafa--eyes-third-Europa-prize Rafeal Benitez is expecting no favours from Ukraine underdogs Dnipro for his swashbuckling Napoli side, while holders Sevilla await Fiorentina in Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg ties. Oversea's Football Leagues Tue, 05 May 2015 23:57:56 GMT Ancelotti wants Real patience for Juve decider http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ancelotti-wants-Real-patience-for-Juve-decider Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Real Madrid will need "patience" and the full support of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium when they host Juventus next week looking to secure a second successive Champions League final. Oversea's Football Leagues Tue, 05 May 2015 23:57:51 GMT Football Results - May 5, 2015 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Football-Results---May-5--2015 Champions League semi-final first-leg tie in Turin on Tuesday: Oversea's Football Leagues Tue, 05 May 2015 23:57:52 GMT Prince Ali vows to stay in FIFA race to 'the end' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Prince-Ali-vows-to-stay-in-FIFA-race-to--the-end- FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Tuesday vowed to stay in the campaign to be leader of football's world body "until the end" following speculation that he could withdraw. Oversea's Football Leagues Tue, 05 May 2015 23:57:54 GMT Boxing: Pacquiao sued over injury http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boxing--Pacquiao-sued-over-injury LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Two Nevada men filed a class-action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday, seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 18:21:52 GMT Blackwood: Bravo's encouragement inspired supporting role http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Blackwood--Bravo-s-encouragement-inspired-supporting-role BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)- West Indies middle order batsman Jermaine Blackwood says he received strong encouragement from his senior partner Darren Bravo that helped inspire him to play a major supporting role in their victory over England in the third Test on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 16:55:13 GMT Reno escape drop with 2-0 win over MBU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reno-escape-drop-with-2-0-win-over-MBU_18880036 FROME, Westmoreland -- Despite heavy rains that affected the game there were wild celebrations after Reno FC claimed a famous 2-0 win over defending champions Montego Bay United at Frome Grounds to secure their place in the Red Stripe Premier League on a dramatic final day of the regular season. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Special Olympics team gets training from Chelsea coaches in Digicel Kickstart initiative http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Special-Olympics-team-gets-training-from-Chelsea-coaches-in-Digicel-Kickstart-initiative_18880037 Ten young men from Jamaica's Special Olympics football team joined the coaches from the Chelsea FC Foundation, David Monk and Max Fouracre, for a quick super-session at the Digicel Kickstart Clinic last Tuesday. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Semi-final places up for grabs in St James KO http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Semi-final-places-up-for-grabs-in-St-James-KO_18880044 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Two more places in the semi-finals of the St James Football Association Captain's Bakery and Grill Knockout will be filled today after the playing of two quarter-final games. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT RACING PHOTOS - May 5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/RACING-PHOTOS-may-5_18879966 For sure we will ask, how? (PHOTOS: BRYAN CUMMINGS) Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mt Pelier assume lead in Hanover Major League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Mt-Pelier-assume-lead-in-Hanover-Major-League_18880079 LUCEA, Hanover -- Former champions Mt Pelier have taken over the lead in Zone One of the Charley's JB Rum Captain's Bakery and Grill Major League after beating Claremont 2-0 in their rescheduled game at Watson Taylor Park on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Youngsters propel Arnett Gardens over Harbour View http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Youngsters-propel-Arnett-Gardens-over-Harbour-View_18878157 ARNETT Gardens scored a heart-warming 3-1 win against Harbour View in the final preliminary match of the 2014-15 Red Stripe Premier League campaign at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah a go in Preakness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Kentucky-Derby-winner-American-Pharoah-a-go-in-Preakness_18879953 LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) - Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Poker Star declares his Classic hand http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Poker-Star-declares-his-Classic-hand_18879961 THE Wayne DaCosta-conditioned Poker Star dropped his name with authority into the pool of the leading contenders for the 2015 Lotto Classic for the Governor's Cup and the other Classic races with an inspiring victory in a Restricted Stakes event last Saturday. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT EIGHT HORSES CLAIMED ON SATURDAY MAY 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/EIGHT-HORSES-CLAIMED-ON-SATURDAY-MAY-2_18879956 Eight horses were claimed on the nine-race programme at Caymanas Park on Saturday. Jada'sfabuloustour was claimed from Paul Smith by Carl Anderson acting as both trainer and owner for $350,000; Aquilo was taken from Johnny Wilmot by Lawrence Freemantle for Carlton Watson for $325,000; and Jesse James was claimed by Tensang Chung from Ryan Darby for George Miles for $350,000 from the second race. In the fifth race, Rohan Mathie took Exclusive Prince from Donovan Plummer for David Daley for $180,000, and Victor Williams claimed Willie Goldsmith for Sir Clives from Patrick Chang also for $180,000. Official Report was claimed from Phillip Elliott by Phillip Lee for Paul Williams for $550,000; Meru was claimed from Welsh Soutar by Ryan Darby for Raphael Gordon for $500,000; and Gary Subratie claimed Sunlight Express for True Friends from Lawrence Freemantle for $550,000 from the eighth race. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lucea U20, Middlesex seek first win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lucea-U20--Middlesex-seek-first-win_18880039 LUCEA, Hanover -- Lucea FC Under-20 and Middlesex will be seeking their first win when they meet in a return-round game in the Hanover Charley's JB Rum/Captain's Bakery and Grill competition at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea today at 3:30 pm. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Well done, Roy! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Well-done--Roy--_18882762 Veteran road runner Roy Thomas (centre) is greeted by Rick Case (right) project manager of Puma/Fortis 5K and Dean Nevers, a member of the organising committee. The 87-year-old Thomas completed the event held on North Street in 32 minutes on Sunday. Proceeds from the event will go towards the welfare programme at Kingston College and the Alpha Boys' Home. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Beating England gives Windies fresh belief, says skipper Ramdin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Beating-England-gives-Windies-fresh-belief--says-skipper-Ramdin_18882442 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Captain Denesh Ramdin believes the drawn series against world number three England has injected a new level of confidence and belief into West Indies. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Smith, Bravo, Russell on winning sides despite failures http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Smith--Bravo--Russell-on-winning-sides-despite-failures_18880054 CHENNAI, India (CMC) -- Both West Indies opener Dwayne Smith and teammate Dwayne Bravo failed with the bat, but Chennai Super Kings did just enough to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nelson, Halledeen dominate with six winners of nine http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Nelson--Halledeen-dominate-with-six-winners-of-nine_18879963 NINE races were run on Saturday at Caymanas Park. Of those nine races, jockeys Dane Nelson, the reigning champion, and the emerging Robert Halledeen won six. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Simmons thrilled with Windies character after victory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Simmons-thrilled-with-Windies-character-after-victory_18880053 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has praised the character of the regional side after they beat England by five wickets in the third Test here Sunday to steal a share of the three-Test series. Local Sports Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT