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Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

From working tirelessly to reinstate Jamaica into the International Gymnastics Federation (IGF), to funding a gym out of her own pocket, Nicole Grant-Brown, the president of the Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JAGA), has gone above and beyond to...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In order to make it easier for fans to attend their games, Waterhouse FC have secured permission from the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) to host Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) matches on Friday nights. The club will host its first Friday...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s victory in the women’s 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, in late September provides more evidence for the debate whether she is the greatest female sprinter of all time. But, it may not have done...

Published:Saturday | November 9, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Michael Fray’s death on Wednesday, after falling on hard times, has triggered the Government to take more steps to help ­vulnerable Olympians. Sports Minister Olivia Grange is ready to explore the possibility of building a home for former athletes...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, said the local basketball fraternity has taken new measures to ensure that the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic, one of the top College Basketball preseason tournaments, leaves a...

Published:Monday | October 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Elaine Walker-Brown is the new ­president of the St Catherine Football Association after her narrow victory over long-time vice-president Ricardo Valentine yesterday. Walker-Brown, who has been serving football in the parish for more than 20 years...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After a shocking 2-1 win over fifth seed Annotto Bay High in the first leg of their second-round tie on Wednesday, Happy Grove High School (28th seed) are positioned to realise late coach Gary Dinnal’s dream of advancing beyond the second round of...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha,Qatar: Akeem Bloomfield has admitted that the decision he and his coach, Ralph Spry, made to concentrate on the 200m earlier this season was a mistake and has said that he will be focusing on the 400m next season. The former Kingston College...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Although she was beaten into third in the final of the 100m hurdles, Danielle Williams, said that her 2019 season was nothing short of amazing, as Jamaica copped three medals on the final day of the IAAF World Championships to take...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: With sprint legend Usain Bolt now retired and many of his contemporaries at the back end of their careers, there have been concerns that Jamaica’s track and field could be sinking into a dark phase again. Fears were heightened in 2017...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Okeil Stewart, the coach of Rushell Clayton, had to fight hard to hold back tears as the reality of Clayton’s bronze medal-winning performance at the 2019 IAAF World Championships dawned on him as he made his way out of the Khalifa...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Omar McLeod was disappointed to have fallen in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles, but he was even more peeved that his fall impeded Spanish athlete Orlando Ortega. McLeod, who was trying to defend his world title, clipped hurdle...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Shanice Love believes it is only a matter of time before Jamaica’s female discus throwers catch up with their male counterparts. Love’s comments came after she and national champion, Shadae Lawrence, crashed out of the competition here...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

DOHA, Qatar: After a mild effort in the preliminary round of the men’s 400 metres, Akeem Bloomfield says that he is ready to prove that he is one of the best quartermilers in the world. The former Kingston College athlete became one of the leading...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:15 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: With at least three other competitors running 48 seconds or close to it in the women’s 400m, Stephenie-Ann McPherson believes that there has never been a better time to erase her six-year-old personal best time in the event. McPherson...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Donald Quarrie, technical director of Team Jamaica, says that there was not enough evidence to protest after 800 metres runner Natoya Goule was roughed up by a Ugandan athlete in the semi-final of the event on Saturday. Goule almost missed today’s...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:36 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

DOHA, Qatar: Newly crowned world long jump champion Tajay Gayle expressed gratitude to veteran coach Stephen Francis for guiding him to his first global title. However, it was to his high school coach Shanikie Osbourne, the woman who introduced...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha,Qatar: Today, Jamaica faces the daunting task of continuing its glamorous legacy in the Men’s 100m and breaking the drought in the Men’s Long Jump as both events come into focus at the Khalifa International Stadium here. The black, green, and...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Although he expressed how grateful he is to have represented his country at the 2019 World Athletics Championship, Jordan Scott couldn’t hide his disappointment after he was forced to stop in the preliminary round of the Men’s Triple...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

DOHA, Qatar: After struggling to make the qualifying standards to compete at these World championships, Chad Wright is aiming to throw the required 66 metres in the men’s discus to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games. “One of my main goals is to...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Doha, Qatar: Danielle Williams knows how it feels to stand atop the podium at an IAAF World Championships. The 27-year-old achieved the feat four years ago when she shocked the world to win the 100m hurdles in Beijing, China. But, coming into the...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

GraceKennedy, in the best possible way, tried to make amends for not being able to provide meals for Jamaica’s team to the 2019 World Championships by treating several athletes to a ‘good old Grace Jamaican brunch’ before they departed from the...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Camperdown High School’s 1-0 victory over Hydel High School to capture their second win of the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition yesterday may seem like a step towards ending their over 30-year trophy drought, but the Christopher Bender-...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sports medicine specialist Dr Paul Wright is imploring Jamaican athletes to take their whereabouts documentation for drugs testing into their own hands as they may not be as lucky as American speedster Christian Coleman. On Monday, the United...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team, the Reggae Girlz, has remained resolute that they will not represent the country until they have been paid, in full, the money owed to them for their historic participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in...

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