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 Boyz undergo medical assessments for Copa Centenario http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reggae-Boyz-undergo-medical-assessments-for-Copa-Centenario_62618 FLORIDA, United States — The Jamaica national senior football team yesterday completed its mandatory FIFA Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) at the team’s DoubleTree by Hilton Sunrise hotel, ahead of the start of the Copa America Centenario, which kicks off on Friday. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica’s sprint great doesn’t want to lose at a big championship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bolt-s-big-fear_62607 Usain Bolt is the fastest man in history. He is the greatest sprinter of all time. A living legend. But he has a phobia — losing at a big championship. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Perfect Jamalco hunt premier league promotion today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Perfect-Jamalco-hunt-premier-league-promotion-today_62611 Jamalco FC could today extend their unbeaten run against Brazil FC in the return round of the Jamaica Football Federation/Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-offs and secure qualification to next season’s premier league, while KSAFA champions Maverley/Hughenden FC will be seeking to bounce back to winning ways when they tackle Granville United. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Dwyer, Stephens among winners at Junior Tennis Championship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Dwyer--Stephens-among-winners-at-Junior-Tennis-Championship_62533 Cliff Dwyer, Michaela Stephens, Demani Cain, Cole McNair, and Moesha Fox won their respective singles at the inaugural staging of the 2016 Damion Johnson All-island Junior Tennis Championships which ended at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre, Picadilly Road on Sunday. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Revelation, Somerton all square after first leg http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Revelation--Somerton-all-square-after-first-leg_62602 ST JAMES, Jamaica — Revelation FC came from behind twice to draw 2-2 against favoured Somerton FC in the first-leg semi-final of the St James Football Association’s Sandals/ATL Division One competition at the UDC field on Monday. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT It’s my time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/It-s-my-time_62503 JAMAICAN cricketer Rovman Powell has big dreams. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Golden State complete comeback to book showdown with Cavaliers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Golden-State-complete-comeback-to-book-showdown-with-Cavaliers_62588 CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points to lead Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday and into an NBA title rematch with Cleveland Cavaliers. Local Sports Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fennell salutes Racers Grand Prix, urges fan support http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Fennell-salutes-Racers-Grand-Prix--urges-fan-support_62522 While conferring his blessings on the inaugural staging of the Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix, president of Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennell urged track and field enthusiasts to support the meet as a show of appreciation to Jamaica’s athletes for their unwavering commitment. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sanctioned football club to challenge four PFAJ rulings http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/MBU-defiant_62528 TUCKER, St James — Montego Bay United are prepared to challenge a number of the charges which were brought against them by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) Operations Committee on Thursday at a meeting held at the Jamaica Football Federation’s offices in Kingston, citing “prejudice”. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Still Ray Harvey attempts to unlock the mystery of why Jamaicans run fast http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/No-fast-answers-_62425 MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica’s success in track and field, especially in the sprint domain, has not come about by chance or accident, says former national athlete Ray Harvey. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Brazil keep promotion hopes alive with win over Granville http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Brazil-keep-promotion-hopes-alive-with-win-over-Granville_62511 GRANVILLE, St James — Brazil FC of St Ann kept the hopes of a place in the Red Stripe Premier League alive after beating Granville United of St James 2-1 in their first-round Jamaica Football Federation Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-off game at the Granville Community Centre on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Lotto Day racing notes – Saturday, May 28, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Lotto-Day-racing-notes---Saturday--May-28--2016-_62383 ***When Bigdaddykool won the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup on Saturday, it was the fourth time trainer Anthony Nunes was winning this prestigious race. He won in 1998 with Terremoto; 2007 with Il Caimano and in 2008 with It Is I. Nunes also had three winners on the day: Bigdaddykool, Very Classic, the first juvenile winner this season, and Houdini’s Magic. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Very Classic wins first two-year-old race http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Very-Classic-wins-first-two-year-old-race_62443 The running of the $1 million Lotto Juvenile Stakes at Caymanas Park last Saturday kick-started the 2016 two-year-old campaign. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Steadman savours his Lotto Classic win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Steadman-savours-his-Lotto-Classic-win_62446 After the running of the $3 million Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup at Caymanas Park last Saturday, no one was happier than apprentice Linton Steadman. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Narinesingh happy and ready for the Derby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Narinesingh-happy-and-ready-for-the-Derby_62456 Trinidadian Stephan Narinesingh praised trainer Anthony Nunes for Bigdaddykool’s victory in the 76th running of the $3 million Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup last Saturday at Caymanas Park. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT The ‘Big Daddy’ rules Lotto Classic http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/The--Big-Daddy--rules-Lotto-Classic_62401 Bigdaddykool thwarted the sustained challenges of Jamai Raja and stablemate Orpheus to land Saturday’s Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Bolt says his World Junior Champs gold is his best ever race http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bolt-says-his-World-Junior-Champs-gold-is-his-best-ever-race KINGSTON, Jamaica – Despite all his achievements, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has singled out his gold medal winning performance as a 15-year-old at the World Junior Championship in Kingston, as his best accomplishment. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 17:29:05 GMT Antigua's PM rejects call for WICB dissolution http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Antigua-s-PM-rejects-call-for-WICB-dissolution ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) - Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne said on Tuesday that he “categorically reject” the call for the dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), to pave the way for the emergence of a new governance structure. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 16:31:01 GMT Hero extends CPL title sponsorship to another 3 years http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Hero-extends-CPL-title-sponsorship-to-another-3-years BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) - Hero MotoCorp Ltd, headquartered in India, announced on Tuesday that it is extending its title sponsorship of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by another three years. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 12:35:34 GMT Boyz defeat Boca Raton FC 2-0 in training match http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boyz-defeat-Boca-Raton-FC-2-0-in-training-match FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – The Reggae Boyz scored a comfortable 2-0 win over Boca Raton FC in a closed-door training match at Lockhart Stadium on Monday. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 08:30:26 GMT MBU defiant http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/MBU-defiant_62536 Members of Montego Bay United Football Club celebrate with the trophy after defeating Portmore United 2-1 in the Red Stripe Premier League final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex earlier this month. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Racing photos (one) - Tues 31st http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Racing-photos--one----Tues-31st_62415 Apprentice Linton Steadman guides Bigdaddykool to the winners’ pad after a tough win in the Lotto Classic. (Photos: Naphtali Junior & Joseph Wellington) Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Bunkers Hill So Fresh into Trelawny semis http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bunkers-Hill-So-Fresh-into-Trelawny-semis_62512 DANIEL TOWN, Trelawny — Bunkers Hill So Fresh are the first semi-finalists in the Trelawny Football Association/Monymusk Plantation Rum Major League, after beating Daniel Town 2-0 in their third-round cross-zone game on Saturday afternoon. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Reggae Boyz vs Chile - pictorial http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Reggae-Boyz-vs-Chile---pictorial_62438 Chile’s footballer Eduardo Vargas (centre) dribbles away from Jamaica’s Giles Barnes (left) and Michael Hector, while his teammate Charles Aranguiz (back to camera) looks on. Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT Beauties adorn the racetrack on Lotto Classic Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Beauties-adorn-the-racetrack-on-Lotto-Classic-Day_62427 Taking a peek on Lotto Day. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) Local Sports Tue, 31 May 2016 02:00:00 GMT