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 Jamaica to face USA, T&T in CONCACAF U-20 Championship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-p-Jamaica-to-face-USA--T-amp-T-in-CONCACAF--br--U-20-Championship--p---_17836259 ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica's Under-20 men's team will have to get the better of old foes the United States and Trinidad and Tobago as well as bogey team Panama at next year's CONCACAF finals to be held here in Jamaica if they are to qualify for the FIFA World Championships to be held in New Zealand next year. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Coach thinks Reggae Boyz can lift Caribbean Cup, but... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Schaefer-Believes THE Reggae Boyz’ image has suffered a serious battering on the FIFA Coca-Cola Rankings in recent times, but head coach Winfried Schaefer believes that anomaly can be immediately corrected if the team wins the Caribbean Cup next month. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:45:47 GMT Redskins scalp Cowboys; Brady vs Manning highlights Week 9 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Redskins-scalp-Cowboys--Brady-vs-Manning-highlights-Week-9_17834605 WITH all the controversy swirling around the name 'Redskins' and their perceived lack of political correctness, I sincerely hope that no one is offended by my headline. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Harbour View stop Waterhouse march with 2-1 victory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-p-Harbour-View-stop-Waterhouse-march-with-2-1-victory--p---_17834601 It was the first time that Waterhouse were playing an official game on their home ground this season and the first time that they were losing in the RSPL since losing to Montego United in the 2013/2014 final for the championship. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT JOA names 135 athletes for CAC Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/JOA-names-135-athletes-for-CAC-Games_17835547 THE Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday announced a delegation numbering 135 athletes and 40 officials for the XXII Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Showdown looms in Digicel Kick-start Academy play-offs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Showdown-looms-in-Digicel-Kick-start-Academy-play-offs_17835372 The countdown for the big clash between a Digicel Kick-start Academy selection and the Jamaica National Under-16 team tomorrow will begin with a series of matches among the three Digicel selections at Sabina Park this morning, beginning at 10:00 to determine which of the teams will reach the final stage. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Manchester High bow out of title race http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Manchester-High-bow-out-of-title-race_17835958 CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Manchester High are out of the running for any senior schoolboy football honours this season after a come-from-behind 1-1 draw with Kemps Hill in their rescheduled ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup quarter-final Zone Q game at Juici Field yesterday. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT No secret that CTL in perilous financial position but the debt is much less - CTL chairman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-p-No-secret-that-CTL-in-perilous-financial-position-but-the-debt-is-much-less---CTL-chairman--p---_17833934 CHAIRMAN of the horse racing's promoting company Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) Christopher Brown, in response to comments made in Parliament on Tuesday by racehorse owner and Leader of Opposition Business, Derrick Smith, says it is no secret as to the company's perilous financial state but the board and management of CTL had significantly reduced debt and were charting the course for divestment. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gibson returns as England bowling coach http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Gibson-returns-as-England-bowling-coach_17834939 LONDON, England (CMC) — Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Schaefer shoots for change in Jamaica's football landscape http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Schaefer-shoots-for-change-in-Jamaica-s-football-landscape_17835365 JAMAICA'S senior football head coach Winfried Schaefer says he wants to change the football landscape for the better, but says it will take time and money to do so. International Football Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wenger adds Wilshere to Arsenal injury list http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wenger-adds-Wilshere-to-Arsenal-injury-list LONDON, (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects England midfielder Jack Wilshere to miss the Gunners' Premier League match at home to Burnley on Saturday. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:44:03 GMT What They Say! - Errol Pottinger http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/What-They-Say----Errol-Pottinger_17833953 When did your start your career as a trainer? Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Former fast bowler Roberts against WICB task force http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Former-fast-bowler-Roberts-against-WICB-task-force_17834935 ST JOHNS, Antigua (CMC) — Former West Indies fast bowler Sir Andy Roberts says he is not in ageement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shared Belief completes final Breeders' Cup tune-up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Shared-Belief-completes-final-Breeders--Cup-tune-up-_17833927 ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Shared Belief, the morning-line favourite for the US$5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, polished off his final major training on Tuesday. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Glen Mendez now trains Princess Popstar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Glen-Mendez-now-trains-Princess-Popstar_17833937 The Complete Racing Guide understands that reigning horse of the year Princess Popstar who is now racing in Trinidad is now under the care of trainer Glen Mendez. The move to change stables by the owners follows the lethargic performance of the bay filly in the Trinidad Derby in September. Princess Popstar was formally trained in Trinidad by that country's many times champion John O'Brien. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT BREEDERS' CUP - A fine crop of three-year-olds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/BREEDERS--CUP---A-fine-crop-of-three-year-olds_17833935 THIS crop of three-year-olds could be one of the finest in recent memory. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Shared Belief, California Chrome to face off in Classic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Shared-Belief--California-Chrome-to-face-off-in-Classic-_17833932   Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bermuda at bottom of ICC World Cricket League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bermuda-at-bottom-of-ICC-World-Cricket-League_17834599 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — Bermuda remained stuck at the bottom of the standings of the ICC World Cricket League Division Three 50-overs tournament, after going down by seven wickets to Uganda on Wednesday. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT France, SKorea hand over bids to host Women's World Cup 2019 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/France--SKorea-hand-over-bids-to-host-Women-s-World-Cup-2019_17834894 PARIS, France (AFP) — France and South Korea handed over their bids to host the 2019 women's World Cup yesterday in Zurich, football's world governing body FIFA announced. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Murray books World Tour spot with win at Paris Masters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Murray-books-World-Tour-spot-with-win-at-Paris-Masters_17834672 PARIS, France (AFP) — Andy Murray guaranteed his place at the World Tour Finals in London with a 6-3, 6-3 third-round victory over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters yesterday. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Guyana businessman to head FIFA's normalisation committee http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Guyana-businessman-to-head-FIFA-s-normalisation-committee_17834581 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A former chairman of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will head FIFA's Normalisation Committee which will take charge of the administration of local football for the next year. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tough matches await Denbigh, Holmwood in school netball http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Tough-matches-await-Denbigh--Holmwood-in-school-netball_17835629 DEFENDING champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical will face different opponents as the 2014 ISSA/Digicel Rural High Schoolgirls Junior and Senior Leagues continue this morning at The Queen's Court and GC Foster College, respectively. Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT SELECTED GALLOPS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/SELECTED-GALLOPS_17833944 SATURDAY OCTOBER 25 Local Sports Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica sends 175-member team to CAC Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-sends-175-member-team-to-CAC-Games KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica will send 135 athletes and 40 officials to the XXII Central American & Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30. Local Sports Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:54:07 GMT Ferreira urges young 'ballers to listen to their coaches http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ferreira-urges-young--ballers-to-listen-to-their-coaches_17821585 CHELSEA FC and Portugal footballing star Paulo Ferreira on his first visit to Jamaica spoke to the boys at the Digicel Kickstart Academy where he encouraged them to make the most of the opportunity and to do their best. Local Sports Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT