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 Reggae Girlz win practice match 4-2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reggae-Girlz-win-practice-match-4-2_17649099 SENIOR Reggae Girlz head coach Merron Gordon praised the depth of his squad after they recovered to outscore Florida Kraze Krush 4-2 in last Saturday's practice game in the United States . International Football Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sponsors, coaches cry out for better football fields http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sponsors--coaches-cry-out-for-better-football-fields_17641636 FOR too long the playing fields of many of the teams in the nation's top-tier football competition have come in for criticism for being below acceptable standards. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT JC dominate to maintain winning ways http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/JC-dominate-to-maintain-winning-ways_17648265 DEFENDING champions Jamaica College maintained their perfect start in Group G of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition when they blanked St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 3-0 at Old Hope Road yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bigga 'Baller with briains http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bigga--Baller-with-briains SHELDON MCKOY - Jamaica College Manning Cup Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:32:03 GMT ...Narine leads KKR into CLT20 semis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/---Narine-leads-KKR-into-CLT20-semis HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — Off-spinner Sunil Narine carried his tournament tally of wickets to 11 as Kolkata Knight Riders finished their group phase of the Champions League Twenty20 unbeaten, with an easy 36-run win over Dolphins yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:01:45 GMT Good performances at Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Championships http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Good-performances-at-Guardian-Life-Open-Junior-Tennis-Championships_17647277 THE 14th staging of the Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Championships held recently at Liguanea Club ended with some good performances by the youngsters. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Narine's action reported to CLT20 organisers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Narine-s-action-reported-to-CLT20-organisers_17649248 HYDERABAD, India (CMC) — Umpires in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 have reported West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine for having a suspected illegal action. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ashante Smith wins Liguanea Squash tournament http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ashante-Smith-wins-Liguanea-Squash-tournament_17649351 FORMER national and regional junior champion Ashante Smith signalled his intention at the senior level with a decisive win at the 2014 Liguanea Club Open which wrapped up over last weekend. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT KC clip Jose Marti 1-0 in Manning Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/KC-clip-Jose-Marti-1-0-in-Manning-Cup_17649293 CAPTAIN Kashane Jones scored in the second half to give Kingston College a 1-0 win over Jose Marti Technical that moved the North Street-based outfit to 12 points in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup competition at Clovelly Park (Kingston College) yesterday. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Green Pond move to next round in style http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Green-Pond-move-to-next-round-in-style-_17649354 GREEN POND, St James — Green Pond High qualified for the Inter-zone round of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition yesterday after beating Anchovy High 4-0 in their rescheduled first-round game played at the Green Pond ground. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Six marlins tagged on day one of tourney http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Six-marlins-tagged-on-day-one-of-tourney_17649311 PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Six marlins were tagged and released on the first day of the Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament at the Ole Marina here in the parish. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Carter eyeing more runs with Golden Bat in mind http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Carter-eyeing-more-runs-with-Golden-Bat-in-mind_17649377 MOHALI, India, CMC — Jonathan Carter says he will be targeting another big score in Barbados Tridents' final game of the Champions League Twenty20 today, as he looks to get his hand on the Golden Bat. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Special day for trainer Johnny Wilmot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Special-day-for-trainer-Johnny-Wilmot_17646334 Saturday, September 27, 2014 will always be a day to remember for trainer Johnny Wilmot. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Trainer Patrick Lynch quietly getting the winners http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Trainer-Patrick-Lynch-quietly-getting-the-winners-_17646333 Quietly without much fanfare, as is his nature, trainer Patrick Lynch is reaping the benefits of his long years of association with and his love for horse racing. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTOS: Complete Racing Guide — Sept. 30th http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/PHOTOS--Complete-Racing-Guide---Sept--30th Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:37:09 GMT That change of equipment again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/That-change-of-equipment-again-_17646332 The Anthony Nunes-trained Lock And Loaded continued the trend of trainers making a change of equipment that has led to success. After the chestnut colt's dismal run as the favourite on his last outing finishing nine lengths in fourth position, Lock And Loaded (Adore The Gold - Runin On Empty) returned on Saturday with the tongue tie and the reintroduction of Lasix and guess what happened? He ran out an easy three-and-a-quarter length winner going over 1,400 metres with claiming apprentice O'Brien White motionless in the saddle. The winning time was a moderate 1:27:1 minutes. Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Champions League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Champions-League-_17646318 PSG's Blanc promises possession football against Barcelona Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT International Briefs... International Briefs... International Briefs... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/International-Briefs----International-Briefs----International-Briefs---_17646186 North Korea beat South in Asian Games women's football Local Sports Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Communities to benefit from bonus cash in Flow Champions Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Communities-to-benefit-from-bonus-cash-in-Flow-Champions-Cup_17641771 COMMUNITIES across Jamaica stand to benefit from bonus cash being offered by telecommunications leader, Flow, title sponsors of Flow Champions Cup. Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Cavalier go atop RSPL after edging MBU http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/One-love- CAVALIER Soccer Club maintained their good start in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they clipped defending champions Montego Bay United 1-0 at Stadium East playing field, yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:03:16 GMT Dottin shines again but Windies lose in Super Over http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dottin-shines-again-but-Windies-lose-in-Super-Over_17629941 KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A splendid half-century from Player-of-the-Series Deandra Dottin was not enough as West Indies Women went down to New Zealand Women via a tense Super Over, to concede their three-match Twenty20 International series Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rivoli clip Tivoli 3-2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Rivoli-clip-Tivoli-3-2_17641802 RIVOLI United defeated Tivoli Gardens 3-2 in a fierce battle to win their first game in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Europe make it three straight at Ryder Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Europe-make-it-three-straight-at-Ryder-Cup_17641137 GLENEAGLES, United Kingdom (AFP) — Europe's finest golfers defeated the United States for the sixth time in seven tries yesterday to retain the Ryder Cup, delivering a resounding 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 beating to the once-dominant Americans. Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Typewriter easily captures Owen Silvera Mem Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Typewriter-easily-captures-Owen-Silvera-Mem-Cup_17641801 FORMER champion jockey Shane Ellis, dubbed the 'Big Race' rider, was at his very best while booting home Typewriter to win the $786,500 Owen Silvera Memorial Cup in fine style at Caymanas Park, yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Smith fails, Bravo flickers but Chennai still win handsomely http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Smith-fails--Bravo-flickers-but-Chennai-still-win-handsomely_17626867 BANGALORE, India (CMC) — West Indies one-day captain Dwayne Bravo played a minor role while opener Dwayne Smith failed again, but Chennai Super Kings did just enough to beat Perth Scorchers by 13 runs and edge closer to a semi-final spot in the Champions League Twenty20 here Saturday. Local Sports Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT