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 Cedella Marley vows allegiance to Reggae Girlz http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Cedella-Marley-vows-allegiance-to-Reggae-Girlz_17797335 WASHINGTON, DC, United States — One dream has died. But global ambassador Cedella Marley is eager to work with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to create more dreams for women's football. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Super showdowns highlight Lime Cup quater-final round http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Semi-final-chase_17803287 THE National Stadium and Sabina Park will once again come alive when they host what should be four mouth-watering encounters in the LIME Super Cup Knockout Competition quarter-final round today as eight teams continue their hunt for the $1-million prize. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Injured Under-17 Boyz captain Hinds languishes off the field http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/I-can-t-take-it-_17803288 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It has been a heart-wrenching experience for Jamaica's Under-17 captain Jahwaini Hinds, who has watched helplessly as his teammates battle for Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championship honours. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Canadian golfers tee off at Sandals weekend http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Canadian-golfers-tee-off-at-Sandals-weekend-_17805539 THE 20th annual Baxter Travel Golf Tournament slated for the Sandals Golf and Country Club teed off yesterday with over 80 Canadian travel agents and tour operators taking part. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Barbican, 'Los P' battle for women's KO title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Barbican---Los-P--battle-for-women-s-KO-title_17803286 MID-SEASON champions Barbican Football Club will go in search of their second title this season when they face off with Los Perfectos Football Club in the final of the Sherwin Williams Colourscape Knockout competition today. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Bigbrowngreyhope fancied for Royal Dad Trophy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bigbrowngreyhope-fancied-for-Royal-Dad-Trophy_17803032 Morning line favourite Bigbrowngreyhope on target for win number two, faces seven rivals in the Royal Dad Trophy highlighter at Caymanas Park today. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT 'Bod' to the bone http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Bod--to-the-bone_17803292 ALTHOUGH not making it to the final elimination round, figure and fitness national athlete Ayanna Samuels has expressed great satisfaction with her performance at the 42nd staging of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships (CACBBFC), which was held in St Maarten earlier this month. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Champs Melbourne, St Elizabeth hunt 50-over final spot http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Champs-Melbourne--St-Elizabeth-hunt-50-over-final-spot_17803290 DEFENDING cham-pions Melbourne Cricket Club (CC) and St Elizabeth CC will battle for a spot in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) All-island 50-over competition when they meet in the semi-final at Manley Horne Park today. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT EPL ROUND-UP: Man City loses, Liverpool held but Arsenal victorious http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/EPL-ROUND-UP--Man-City-loses--Liverpool-held-but-Arsenal-victorious LONDON (AP) — Manchester City and Liverpool endured Premier League frustration Saturday following Champions League setbacks. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:52:07 GMT Regional cricketers buoyed by new franchise system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Regional-cricketers-buoyed-by-new-franchise-system_17803299 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Guyana players have praised the new regional first-class format, which will see a professional franchise system instituted for the first time in the annual competition. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Carter, Bonner in one-day squad for Sri Lanka series http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Carter--Bonner-in-one-day-squad-for-Sri-Lanka-series_17803297 ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Left-handed stroke-maker Jonathan Carter is among four players called up for the West Indies A team's three-match one-day tour of Sri Lanka starting next month. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT No success for former Windies pacer Lawson as US lose http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/No-success-for-former-Windies-pacer-Lawson-as-US-lose_17803295 KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) — Former West Indies pacer Jermaine Lawson went wicket-less as United States crashed to a five-wicket loss to hosts Malaysia in their second game of the International Cricket Council World Cricket League Division Three 50-overs tournament here yesterday. Local Sports Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT U17 Boyz defeat Cuba 3-0, advance to CFU final http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/U17-Boyz-defeat-Cuba-3-0--advance-to-CFU-final PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica advanced to the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under -17 Championship after defeated Cuba 3-0 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium Friday. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:41:34 GMT U-17 Boyz progress but work still to be done http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/U-17-Boyz-progress-but-work-still-to-be-done_17795786 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It was mission accomplished for head coach Andrew Edwards as Jamaica's Under-17s beat Guadeloupe 3-2 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium on Wednesday. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Under-17 Boyz tackle Spanish neighbours for group honours http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Cuban-test PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz, buoyed by securing a spot into the CONCACAF Qualifying Round for the FIFA World Cup, now turn their attention to Cuba as they hunt top spot in Group B of the Caribbean Football Union Championship. International Football Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:18:14 GMT Peyton breaks record, Seahawks stumble again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Peyton-breaks-record--Seahawks-stumble-again_17795718 AS we approach the halfway mark in the NFL season, one thing we can say is that it has been anything but boring. As a matter of fact, it has been highly entertaining and very unpredictable. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT XLCR defeat Denham Town 3-1 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/XLCR-defeat-Denham-Town-3-1_17797322 EXCELSIOR defeated Denham Town 3-1 to move to the top of Group J in the second round of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition in the feature game of a double-header programme at the Constant Spring play field yesterday. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Chelsea ambassador Ferreira for Digicel Kickstart Academy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Chelsea-ambassador-Ferreira-for-Digicel-Kickstart-Academy_17768558 THE 2014 Digicel Kickstart Academy is set to raise the bar even higher this year with the announcement that former Chelsea FC and Portugal footballing hero Paulo Ferreira will be a part of the programme when it kicks off in Jamaica later this month. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT From the horse's mouth - Oct 24 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/From-the-horse-s-mouth_17794920 Change of equipment makes the difference Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Windies Women focused despite men's team upheaval http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Windies-Women-focused-despite-men-s-team-upheaval_17795798 CANBERRA, Australia (CMC) — West Indies Women's team management say their side will not be distracted by the storm of controversy surrounding their male counterparts. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tributes continue to flow for Kenneth Mattis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Tributes-continue-to-flow-for-Kenneth-Mattis_17794852 THE tributes for Kenneth Mattis who died on Saturday continue flow in as the Hall of Fame jockey and trainer is remembered by his colleagues. These are some of the tributes. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT WHAT THEY SAY! - Harry Jaghai http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/WHAT-THEY-SAY----Harry-Jaghai_17794866 When did your start your career as a trainer? Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT No to proposed increase http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/No-to-proposed-increase_17794865 Fabian White, president of the Grooms' Association of Jamaica, is reporting that his association will not accept the offer being made by the United Racehorse Trainers' Association (URTA) of Jamaica for the increase of grooms' wages. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Clarendon College, Glenmuir win to advance semi-final cause http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Clarendon-College--Glenmuir-win-to-advance-semi-final-cause_17797365 TOLL GATE, Clarendon — Former champions Clarendon College and Glenmuir High recorded impressive victories yesterday at Juici Park in Clarendon to kick-start their push for a place in the semi-finals of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup competition. Local Sports Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Now there is no doubt, Come Dance With Me the best thus far http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Now-there-is-no-doubt--Come-Dance-With-Me-the-best-thus-far_17794925 BEFORE the running of the big two-year-old race on Monday there was talk about the credentials of the main competitors, Come Dance With Me, Forest Flame, Alacrann, Chalice Pipe, Ali Baba and Dinner By Seven. Well, that speculation are over and done with at this point in time. Come Dance With Me is a special horse. 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