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 Ramdin: Windies paid the price for first session collapse http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ramdin--Windies-paid-the-price-for-first-session-collapse_18828263 ST GEORGE'S, Grenada — Skipper Denesh Ramdin says West Indies have paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session of play on the final day of the second Test match against England at the National Stadium here on Saturday. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Grass Root flourish in St Mary LIME Street Futsal Competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Grass-Root-flourish-in-St-Mary-LIME-Street-Futsal-Competition_18827576 A late brace by Barrington James led Grass Root to a come from behind 3-1 win over Sandside Football Club in the finals of the LIME National Street Futsal competition at the St Mary Sports Complex, Gray's Inn on Saturday last. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Harbour View stay in the hunt http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Harbour-View-stay-in-the-hunt_18829140 Ranique Muir's second-half strike kept alive Harbour View FC's hopes of making the semi-finals after their 1-0 win over Tivoli Gardens FC at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium yesterday. With the win fifth-placed Harbour View moved to 49 points from 32 games, just a point behind fourth-placed Humble Lion FC, who drew 2-2 with title holders Montego Bay United (53 points) at the WesPow Park in St James. That result formalised third-placed Montego Bay's progress to the semis. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Seaview Gardens' sweet victory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Seaview-Gardens--sweet-victory_18828983 FOLLOWING intensive and constructive preparation, Seaview Gardens delivered the goods by defeating Maverley/Hughenden 3-2 in extra time to lift the JN/KSAFA Major League title on Saturday at the Barbican playing field. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Special Olympics facility provides platform for success - Bell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Special-Olympics-facility-provides-platform-for-success---Bell_18828410 SPECIAL Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) executive director Lorna Bell said athletes and coaches are already seeing the benefits of their recently built multi-purpose sports facility. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Futsal fever http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/PHOTO--Futsal-fever_18829581 Carlo Redwood (fourth left), vice-president of marketing at LIME, and LIME dancers Renieka Carr (left) and Kara Lee (right) join in the celebration of Grass Root, who defeated Sandside FC 3-1 in the final of the LIME National Street Futsal Competition at St Mary Sports Complex on Saturday. (PHOTO: LEO HUDSON) Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT All Correct scores another noticeable win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/All-Correct-scores-another-noticeable-win_18829914 ALL Correct continued on his recent path of vast improvement by registering another win, this time in a three-year-old and upward Open Allowance event, the L R 'Bob' Mayall Memorial Trophy, which was contested over 1,600 metres yesterday at Caymanas Park. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sporting miss chance to guarantee survival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sporting-miss-chance-to-guarantee-survival_18829933 CLARENDON PARK, Clarendon — Sporting Central Academy missed a chance yesterday to secure their Red Stripe Premier League status for next season following a goalless draw with South Central neighbours Rivoli United at Juici Park. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Success for Jamaica's women at Penn Relays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Success-for-Jamaica-s-women-at-Penn-Relays_18828500 The Jamaica women's team of (from left) Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, Schillonie Calvert and Kerron Stewart pose with their awards after winning the USA vs World 4x100m Championship event at the Penn Relays on Saturday. They clocked 43.70 seconds. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF TEAM JAMAICA BICKLE, VMBS, SUPREME VENTURES AND DIGICEL) Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT FIFA 11 for Health launches in the Caribbean http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/FIFA-11-for-Health-launches-in-the-Caribbean SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Seven pilot countries participated in a two-day FIFA 11 for Health workshop for the Caribbean, which concluded on Friday in Puerto Rico. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:56:41 GMT James smashes near two-decade-old meet record en route to WL http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/James-smashes-near-two-decade-old-meet-record-en-route-to-WL_18828288 DES MOINES, Iowa, CMC — Grenadian superstar Kirani James sent a stern warning to his rivals ahead of the imminent track and field season, by smashing a 19-year-old record in the 400 metres at the Drake Relays here Friday night. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Glenmuir, Vere advance to semi-finals of Clarendon Under-13 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Glenmuir--Vere-advance-to-semi-finals-of-Clarendon-Under-13_18828424 MAY PEN, Clarendon — Glenmuir High advanced to the semi-finals of the Clarendon/INSPORTS John Green Memorial Under-13 football competition after rallying for a 2-1 victory over Lennon High in Zone A action on Friday. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Chelsea-s-title-bid-on-hold--Everton-overpower-United_18828230 LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) -- Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 'Gladbach' win hands Bayern 25th German title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Gladbach--win-hands-Bayern-25th-German-title_18828250 BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 25th time yesterday as Wolfsburg's 1-0 defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach meant Pep Guardiola's Bavarians can no longer be caught. Local Sports Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica’s women outstanding at Penn Relays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ja-s-women-outstanding-at-Penn-Relays_18823694 PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaica's female relay teams warmed up for next weekend's IAAF World Relay Championships in The Bahamas, winning two of three events including retaining the 4x100m event in the USA vs The World Series at the Penn Relays yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Jamaican schools dominate final day of Penn Ralays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boys-sweep-jump-events-at-Penns_18823580 PHILADELPHIA, United States — Jamaica's high school boys jumpers swept all three events on yesterday's final day of the 121st Penn Relays Carnival here at a sun-bathed Franklin Field. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT England cruise to nine-wicket triumph over woeful Windies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/England-cruise-to-nine-wicket-triumph-over-woeful-Windies_18823815 ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (AFP) — England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test yesterday. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT O’Hara sparks Calabar double http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/O-Hara-sparks-Calabar-double_18823878 PHILADELPHIA, United States — Super athlete Michael O'Hara led Calabar to two High School Championship of America titles, while the University of Technology (UTech) continued their impressive showing as Jamaicans once again had a lot to cheer about on the final day at the 121st Penn Relay Carnival at Franklin Field in Pennsylvania. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Montego Bay, Humble Lion face-off for semi-final spot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Montego-Bay--Humble-Lion-face-off-for-semi-final-spot_18823385 AFTER a three-week break, the cut and thrust of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) returns today with the tension as rigid as ever for teams seeking entry to the semi-finals and those fighting to avoid the drop. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Jamaica should get some of the US$2.7 million generated yearly at Penn Relays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-should-get-some-of-the-US-2-7-million-generated-yearly-at-Penn-Relays_18776552 FOR decades high schools and colleges in the United States have restricted compensation for students generating billions of dollars in revenue by imposing an amateurism clause. Could this amateurism be a charade for unfair practice especially for those students recruited from outside the USA? Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:00:00 GMT Flow doing it big at MoBay City Run http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Flow-doing-it-big-at-MoBay-City-Run-_18823256 The 5K circuit in Jamaica has ballooned over the years, as it has encouraged the locals to run for a cause and get fit while doing so. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Smiles all around http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Smiles-all-around_18814975 THE Jakes Off Road Triathlon celebrated their 20th anniversary with yet another successful staging, organisers say. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lallana still has Champions League in sights http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lallana-still-has-Champions-League-in-sights Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has insisted the Reds have not given up hope of qualifying for next season’s Champions League ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Hull City. Oversea's Football Leagues Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:14:41 GMT Torino 2-1 Juventus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Title-party-on-hold-as-Juve-suffer-rare-derby-defeat Juventus will have to wait at least a few more days before they can celebrate winning a fourth consecutive Serie A title as Massimiliano Allegri's side lost 2-1 to city rivals Torino on Sunday. Local Sports Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:53:11 GMT Zenit beat Arsenal Tula to stretch domestic lead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Zenit-beat-Arsenal-Tula-to-stretch-domestic-lead Zenit St Petersburg consolidated their lead in the Russian Premier League with a narrow 1-0 win over strugglers Arsenal Tula on Sunday. Oversea's Football Leagues Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:53:12 GMT