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 Waterhouse blank Cavalier to extend RSPL lead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Waterhouse-blank-Cavalier-to-extend-RSPL-lead_18015896 RED Stripe Premier League leaders Waterhouse FC defeated former leaders Cavalier 2-0 in a rescheduled game at Stadium East on Monday night to move to 23 points in the 12-team championship. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT Family, friends, food and football - great recipe for Thanksgiving http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Family--friends--food-and-football---great-recipe-for-Thanksgiving_18015629 IT'S Thanksgiving time in the USA and a considerable amount of that overrated bird, the turkey, is going to get eaten. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT 'No apology' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-No-apology-_18015983 JAMAICA College's team manager Ian Forbes was in a defiant mood as he defended the school's pragmatic programme of recruiting players after coming under intense scrutiny from pundits in light of their domination of schoolboy football. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Brown cops CAC shot put bronze medal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Brown-cops-CAC-shot-put-bronze-medal_18016331 RAYMOND Brown won Jamaica's first track and field medal at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games yesterday after he took bronze on the men's shot put event. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Pride, Jamaica play to farcical draw in rain-ravaged match http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Pride--Jamaica-play-to-farcical-draw-in-rain-ravaged-match_18015168 LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) -- Predictably, Barbados Pride and Jamaica Franchise could only eke out a lame draw in their rain-wrecked second- round match in the WICB Professional Cricket League here on Monday. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ram Slam Cricket: Sammy helps struggling Titans to second win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ram-Slam-Cricket--Sammy-helps-struggling-Titans-to-second-win BENONI, South Africa (CMC) – West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy had small cameo roles as his Titans managed only their second win of the Ram Slam Twenty20 League with a 19-run victory over Dolphins on Wednesday. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:29:17 GMT MoBay-Arnett clash highlights midweek fixture http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/MoBay-Arnett-clash-highlights-midweek-fixture_18016282 In what promises to be a highly tantalising affair beginning at 3:00 pm, the reigning champions Montego Bay United welcome Arnett Gardens FC to WesPow Park in St James. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ottley half-century guides T&T to victory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ottley-half-century-guides-T-T-to-victory_18015185 The 23-year-old right-hander stroked a responsible, unbeaten 76 as Red Force, set 203 for victory at Warner Park, easily reached their target by six wickets to inflict a second straight defeat on the luckless Leeward Islands. Local Sports Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Boyz to face Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay in Copa America http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Boyz-to-face-Argentina--Uruguay--Paraguay-in-Copa-America KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have been drawn in a group of South American giants in their baptism to the CONMEBOL Copa America, the Holy Grail of South American football. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:36:56 GMT Jamaica cricketers, coach weigh in on new professional franchise system http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Jamaica-cricketers--coach-weigh-in-on-new-professional-franchise-system_18008712 The hierarchy of the Jamaica Franchise has thrown its support behind the inaugural professional system, which facilitates more regional players to be retained on contracts. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT God’s on our side! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/God-s-on-our-side- EXCELLENCE is not an act, but a habit. That was the message that reverberated throughout yesterday's devotions as Jamaica College (JC) celebrated yet another Manning Cup triumph at the school’s Old Hope Road campus.  Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:22:45 GMT Nelson disqualified again, injured http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Nelson-disqualified-again--injured AS the fear of suspension looms over his head from previous infractions, champion jockey Dane Nelson landed in further trouble with the stewards of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) on Saturday. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:28:10 GMT Brazil reveals mascots for Summer Olympic, Paralympic Games http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Brazil-reveals-mascots-for-Summer-Olympic--Paralympic-Games-_18008369 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — The Rio Olympic Games have their mascot, a yellow feline animal representing Brazil's rich fauna and wildlife. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Gayle, Pollard fail in Ram Slam Twenty20 League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Gayle--Pollard-fail-in-Ram-Slam-Twenty20-League_18008322 CAPE TOWN, South Africa (CMC) — Big-hitting Chris Gayle failed as Lions crashed to a heavy 77-run defeat to Cape Cobras in the South Africa Ram Slam Twenty20 League here on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Good to win but no time to relax — Jockey Dennis Brown http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Good-to-win-but-no-time-to-relax---Jockey-Dennis-Brown_18007729 SATURDAY November 22, 2014 will be forever etched on the mind of jockey Dennis Brown. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Fastbowler Cotterell bounces back from injury http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Fastbowler-Cotterell-bounces-back-from-injury_18007692 West Indies pacer Sheldon Cotterell says he is back to full fitness after a mild injury scare on the recent Sri Lanka 'A' cricket tour threatened his participation in the senior team's upcoming trip to South Africa. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:00:00 GMT JUVENILE BOOST http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/JUVENILE-BOOST-_18007728 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2014 Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Bull Bay make winning start to KSAFA Super League http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bull-Bay-make-winning-start-to-KSAFA-Super-League_18008165 LAST season's Major League winners Bull Bay FC and Major League semi-finalists Maverley/Hughenden got their respective Kingston and St Andrew Football 2014/2015 season off to a winning start with victories in the Super and Major League competitions at the Barbican Field on Sunday. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT How football is used to fuel age-old conflicts http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/How-football-is-used-to-fuel-age-old-conflicts_17993779 IT'S been a bad couple of weeks for football. In a fortnight dominated by headlines about corrupt officials, rapist players and racist, sexist, homophobic bosses, ordinary fans were not to be outdone. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Pellegrini urges Man City to seize chance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Pellegrini-urges-Man-City-to-seize-chance Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini urged his side to finish the job after they breathed life into their flatlining Champions League campaign by beating 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:54:59 GMT Record breaking Messi sets sights on taking down PSG http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Record-breaking-Messi-sets-sights-on-taking-down-PSG Fresh from becoming the top goalscorer in Champions League history with a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday, Lionel Messi was targeting victory over Paris Saint-Germain and top spot in Group F. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:40:39 GMT Schalke 04 0-5 Chelsea http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Five-star-Chelsea-smash-Schalke-to-reach-last-16 Jose Mourinho's Chelsea marched into the Champions League last 16 as Group G winners on Tuesday after their emphatic 5-0 win at Robert di Matteo's Schalke 04. Oversea's Football Leagues Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:21:36 GMT Manchester City 3-2 Bayern München http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Stunning-Aguero-treble-gives-Man-City-hope Sergio Aguero scored a sensational hat-trick as Manchester City stunned 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday to reignite their hopes of reaching the Champions League last 16. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:32:03 GMT PSG 3-1 Ajax http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Cavani--Zlatan-see-PSG-past-Ajax Edinson Cavani scored twice and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also on target as Paris Saint-Germain beat Ajax 3-1 at the Parc des Princes in Champions League Group F on Tuesday. Oversea's Football Leagues Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:21:39 GMT Luis Suarez scores first Barcelona goal http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Football--Luis-Suarez-scores-first-Barcelona-goal Luis Suarez finally registered his first Barcelona goal since a club record move from Liverpool in July with a brilliant solo effort to open the scoring away to APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League on Tuesday. Local Sports Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:27:51 GMT