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 ‘We have no regrets’ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-We-have-no-regrets-_75111 Dominic James once told his mother that he wasn’t sure how far he would make it in international football. However, he was determined that the sport would at least take him through college. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Reid, Mackinson shine as KC whip Norman Manley 7-0 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reid--Mackinson-shine-as-KC-whip-Norman-Manley-7-0_75143 A three-timer by Trayvon Reid propelled Kingston College (KC) to a 7-0 mauling of Norman Manley High in their Group C ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup encounter inside the National Stadium yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT 4 schools remain perfect with 5th straight wins http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/4-schools-remain-perfect-with-5th-straight-wins_75146 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four schools including three former champions, Cornwall College, Dinthill Technical and Garvey Maceo High, as well as Paul Bogle High ran their perfect win records to five straight games as the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition continued yesterday. Dacosta Cup Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lethal Graham propels Wolmer’s to fifth straight win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lethal-Graham-propels-Wolmer-s-to-fifth-straight-win_75145 A lone goal by Mikel Graham ensured that Wolmer’s Boys’ School extended their unbeaten run in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup competition, as they clipped Kingston Technical 1-0 in Group E action at Heroes Circle yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT She’s A Maneater impresses in Front Runner Sprint http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/She-s-A-Maneater-impresses-in-Front-Runner-Sprint_75140 She’s A Maneater , under Omar Walker, made an impressive start to her career when she destroyed rivals by a resounding 13 1/2 lengths in the $1-million Front Runner Sprint feature at Caymanas Park yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Johnson, Chambers win Liguanea Club Open Tennis Champs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Johnson--Chambers-win-Liguanea-Club-Open-Tennis-Champs_75129 Damion Johnson racked up a straight sets win, while Ricardo Chambers stormed back from a one-set deficit to win the Men’s Open and Amateur titles, respectively, at the Liguanea Club Open Tennis Tournament which wrapped up Friday night. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Leaders Reno welcome defending champs to Frome http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Leaders-Reno-welcome-defending-champs-to-Frome Early leaders Reno FC will have their title credentials severely tested when they host champions Montego Bay United at the Frome Complex starting at 3:30 pm today. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:48:20 GMT Mr Universe the choice in Keeling Memorial Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Mr-Universe-the-choice-in-Keeling-Memorial-Cup A small but promising field of six runners is set to go post in the Keeling Memorial Cup at Caymanas Park today at approximately 1:50 pm in search of the major share of the $850,000 purse on offer. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:09:39 GMT Photo: 5 straight http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Photo--5-straight_75147 Brave goalkeeping by Norman Manley’s custodian Khari Campbell (left) breaks up an attack by KC’s Mikhail Lumsden (right) as Norman Manley’s Javian Bryan looks on during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup match inside the National Stadium. KC won 7-0. (Photo: Garfield Robinson) Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Stewfish II reels in 372lb marlin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Stewfish-II-reels-in-372lb-marlin_75134 The Mobay International Marlin Tournament was filled with excitement on day two as angler Ryan Duquesnay of team Stewfish II reeled in a 372-pound Blue Marlin. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Second batting meltdown leaves Windies with series loss http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Second-batting-meltdown-leaves-Windies-with-series-loss_75133 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies suffered their second batting meltdown in the space of 48 hours as they slumped to a 16-run defeat to Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday to meekly surrender the three-match series. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Team did not perform badly, says Omar Edwards http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Team-did-not-perform-badly--says-Omar-Edwards_75126 ST MARGARET’S, Trinidad and Tobago — Assistant coach Omar Edwards believes Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz did a fair job in their 0-1 semi-final defeat to Cuba at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on Friday night. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Young Boyz seek to end CFU campaign with victory over Curacao http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Young-Boyz-seek-to-end-CFU-campaign-with-victory-over-Curacao_75125 ST MARGARET’S, Trinidad & Tobago — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz are determined to claim the consolation prize when they face Curacao in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifying third-place match at the Ato Boldon Stadium today. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Arsenal thrash Chelsea as United win without Rooney http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Arsenal-thrash-Chelsea-as-United-win-without-Rooney_75136 London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Arsenal overpowered London rivals Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium yesterday to mark Arsene Wenger’s 20th anniversary as Gunners boss in style. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Unhappy Ronaldo subbed as Madrid held by Las Palmas http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Unhappy-Ronaldo-subbed-as-Madrid-held-by-Las-Palmas_75135 Madrid, Spain (AFP) — A substituted Cristiano Ronaldo cut a disconsolate figure as Real Madrid conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Las Palmas yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT NFL holds no appeal for Man United super-fan Bolt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/NFL-holds-no-appeal-for-Man-United-super-fan-Bolt_75014 LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The bruising NFL isn’t on Usain Bolt’s post-athletics agenda, but Jamaica’s sprint superstar says he’d answer a call from his beloved Manchester United in a heartbeat. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Cuba down Jamaica 1-0 in CFU semi-finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Cuba-down-Jamaica-1-0-in-CFU-semi-finals_75089 COUVA, Trinidad & Tobago — Jamaica’s Under-17 seemed out of character when they limped to a 0-1 defeat to Cuba in their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) semi-final game at the Ato Boldon Stadium yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Emotional St George’s score facile 4-1 win over Greater Portmore http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Emotional-St-George-s-score-facile-4-1-win-over-Greater-Portmore_75075 St George’s College scored an emotional 4-1 win over Greater Portmore High School in their Group A ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game at Winchester Park yesterday, watched by the tearful eyes of Dominic James’ parents from the team’s bench. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Key matchups highlight today’s daCosta Cup schedule http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Key-matchups-highlight-today-s-daCosta-Cup-schedule_75085 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Two matches featuring clashes between unbeaten teams will highlight today’s round of matches in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Boys’ Town’s Price believes in young squad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boys--Town-s-Price-believes-in-young-squad_75052 Andrew Price, the coach of Boys’ Town FC, believes his current young squad will improve following three consecutive defeats in the 2016/17 Red Stripe Premier League season. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Imad Wasim leads Pakistan’s rout of West Indies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Imad-Wasim-leads-Pakistan-s-rout-of-West-Indies_75035 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took a career-best five for 14 to help Pakistan defeat world Twenty20 champions West Indies by nine wickets in the first match in Dubai on Friday. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica to compete in WATC in Mexico http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-to-compete-in-WATC-in-Mexico_75074 Two years ago, Ian Facey, Sean Morris and Jonathan Newnham participated in the World Amateur Team Championships in Japan. Fast-forward to 2016 and Jamaica are represented in that event, this time in Mexico. The World Amateur Team Championships and the World Amateur Golf Council evolved in 1957 from a proposal the US Golf Association received to consider a team match between the USA and Japan. Since 1958, this team competition has taken place every two years and brings together the best players worldwide to compete for the Eisenhower Trophy. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Holy Trinity scrape to 1-0 win over Clan Carthy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Holy-Trinity-scrape-to-1-0-win-over-Clan-Carthy_75081 Holy Trinity High registered win number three on the trot after clipping Clan Carthy High 1-0 in a scrappy Group E encounter of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup competition at Santos Bell Chung Oval yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Zaneta Alvaranga poised for greatness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Zaneta-Alvaranga-poised-for-greatness_75030 She carries her small body with a clumsy gait when she walks with hunched shoulders and looks nothing like the average swimmer. But when Zaneta Alvaranga puts on her swimsuit and hits the water, she transforms into a mermaid. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT Guardian Life junior tennis tourney gets under way today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Guardian-Life-junior-tennis-tourney-gets-under-way-today_74903 JAMAICA’S top age group boys and girls players are expected to participate in the second series of the Guardian Life Open Tennis Championship, which will continue this Saturday and Sunday at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston, starting at 9:00 am on both days. Local Sports Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT