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 Stewart bounces back to claim 100m in Germany http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Stewart-bounces-back-to-claim-100m-in-Germany Commonwealth Games double medallist Kerron Stewart was the only Jamaican winner at the ISTAF IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany, yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:10 GMT JCA includes domino in Under-15 training camp http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/NO-POSING FOR the first time the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has injected domino into the training programme of the Under-15 cricketers in an attempt to build their concentration. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:14:32 GMT Dinthill, CC, Glenmuir early qualifiers in JHSASN football competition http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dinthill--CC--Glenmuir-early-qualifiers-in-JHSASN-football-competition FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — At press time last evening with games ongoing, Dinthill Technical High School, Cornwall College and Glenmuir High were the early qualifiers to the next phase of the Jamaica High Schools Alumni Sports Network (JHSASN) football competition at the Lauderhill Sports Complex. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:08 GMT Zimbabwe stun Australia for 1st time in 31 years http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Zimbabwe-stun-Australia-for-1st-time-in-31-years HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years yesterday as captain Elton Chigumbura’s 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:09:58 GMT Nelson bags four-timer at Caymanas Park http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Nelson-bags--four-timer-at-Caymanas-Park Two-time defending champion jockey Dane Nelson was once again the toast at Caymanas Park, riding four winners from as many mounts to close the gap on Dick Cardenas, who rode two winners on the nine-race programme yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:09:57 GMT Robinho recalled to Brazil’s national team http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Robinho-recalled-to-Brazil-s-national-team SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Striker Robinho is back with Brazil’s national team for the first time since being left out of the World Cup. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:14:37 GMT Chelsea bolster striking options by signing Remy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Chelsea-bolster-striking-options-by-signing-Remy LONDON, England (AP) — Chelsea strengthened their striking options by signing Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers yesterday after offloading Fernando Torres to AC Milan. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:14:33 GMT Yesterday’s horse - racing results http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Yesterday-s-horse---racing-results Caymanas Park Results for Aug 31, 2014 Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:13 GMT Real Madrid confirm loan deal for Javier Hernandez http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Real-Madrid-confirm-loan-deal-for-Javier-Hernandez MADRID, September 1, 2014 (AFP) — European champions Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Monday. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:02:16 GMT Lack of Italian players in Serie A worries Conte http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lack-of-Italian-players-in-Serie-A-worries-Conte FLORENCE, September 1, 2014 (AFP) — New Italy coach Antonio Conte on Monday bemoaned the lack of Italian players turning out for Serie A clubs. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:48:19 GMT Diouf goal stuns champions City http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Diouf-goal-stuns-champions-City PARIS, September 1, 2014 (AFP) — A solo goal by Senegalese Mame Biram Diouf gave Stoke City a stunning 1-0 weekend win at reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:29:40 GMT Falcao leads Europe transfer frenzy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Falcao-leads-Europe-transfer-frenzy PARIS, September 1, 2014 (AFP) — Manchester United swooped from nowhere on Monday to make striker Radamel Falcao the surprise big signing on the last day of Europe's record-breaking summer transfer window. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:48:01 GMT Liverpool slam Hotspur 3-0, as Leicester City hold Arsenal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Liverpool-slam-Hotspur-3-0--as-Leicester-City--hold-Arsenal LONDON, England (AFP) — Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday, but Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester City. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:12:12 GMT Sharapova, Ferrer sent packing from US Open http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sharapova--Ferrer-sent-packing-from-US-Open NEW YORK, USA (AFP) — Maria Sharapova’s 10th US Open ended in defeat to fellow former world number one Caroline Wozniacki yesterday, leaving the women’s draw with just two of its top eight seeds. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:09:55 GMT Milan thrash Lazio 3-1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Milan-thrash-Lazio-3-1 ROME, Italy (AFP) — Filippo Inzaghi got his tenure as AC Milan coach off to the best possible start with a scintillating 3-1 victory over Lazio at the San Siro yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:09:53 GMT Real Sociedad stun Madrid, as Barca seal victory late http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Real-Sociedad-stun-Madrid--as-Barca-seal-victory-late MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Real Sociedad produced a stunning fightback from 2-0 down to beat European champions Real Madrid 4-2 yesterday. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:07:00 GMT Suarez pops by for Liverpool farewell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Suarez-pops-by-for-Liverpool-farewell LONDON, September 1, 2014 (AFP) — Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mates during a visit to the club's Melwood training base on Monday, captain Steven Gerrard revealed. Local Sports Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:48:10 GMT HISTORIC! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-grab-coveted-men-s-black-belt-team-sparring-title-to-end-with-46-medals_17454492 ROSE HALL, St James — Jamaica brought the curtains down on a wildly successful Fifth International Tae kwon do Federation's World Cup at the Montego Bay Convention Centre yesterday with a historic gold medal in the blue ribbon senior men's black belt team sparring. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Kerron Stewart wins World Challenge 100m in Germany http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Kerron-Stewart-wins-World-Challenge-100m-in-Germany KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Commonwealth Games double medallist Kerron Stewart was the only Jamaican winner at the ISTAF IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany on Sunday. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:01:47 GMT Cameron optimistic about revamped regional cricket http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Cameron-optimistic-about-revamped-regional-cricket_17454343 PRESIDENT of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron is expressing optimism ahead of the revamped regional cricket set-up which should see the more players acquiring annual retainer contracts. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Burrell talks up Reggae Girlz' chances for FIFA World Cup http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Burrell-talks-up-Reggae-Girlz--chances-for-FIFA-World-Cup_17454311 JAMAICA Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell is talking up the Reggae Girlz chances of qualifying for the 2015 Women's FIFA World Cup. However, he cautioned that some technical aspects have to be fine-tuned for the dream to become a reality. International Football Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Kingston Wharves CEO pledges commitment to Under-15 cricket http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Kingston-Wharves-CEO-pledges-commitment-to-Under-15-cricket GRANTLEY Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Kingston Wharves Limited, has reaffirmed his company’s commitment to the development of Jamaica’s youth through continued sponsorship of the Under-15 cricket competition. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:32:05 GMT Island Aquatics Synchro end season on high note http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Island-Aquatics-Synchro-end-season-on-high-note ISLAND Aquatics Synchro Club completed a very successful synchronised swimming season by making the finals of the UANA Pan American Synchronised Swimming Championships held recently in California, USA. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:32:03 GMT Sporting storm brewing as J'can school alumni descend on South Florida http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Sporting-storm-brewing-as-J-can-school-alumni-descend-on-South-Florida_17443402 THERE'S a storm brewing in South Florida over this Labour Day weekend. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wesley Brown scores second pro golf win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Wesley-Brown-scores-second-pro-golf-win JAMAICA’S golfing ace Wesley Brown won his second overseas tournament when he captured the National Golf Association Brunswick Classic in South Carolina, USA, on Friday. Local Sports Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:47:20 GMT