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Stories by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Last summer, Jamaica's most prolific striker, Luton Shelton, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.Neil Gardner, a chiropractic neurologist, has sought to shed some light on the condition and the...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Luton Shelton joined Harbour View Football Club in 1998 at the age of 12, and it was at 'Compound' where he developed the knack of scoring goals.Shelton scored 44 times for the Stars of East in his first stint as a senior player between 2003 and...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Keith Wellington, vice-president of the Inter-Secondary Sports Association (ISSA), says government officials do not have the legal authority to dictate to the association which was formed and run by high school principals.His comments come on the...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Keith Wellington, vice-president of the Inter Secondary Sports Association (ISSA), said there was a unanimous vote by the organisation's members to change the rules, that govern the transfer of student-athletes in high...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Anthony Patrick, coach of St Catherine High School's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup team, knew a bevy of schools would be gunning for their heads because of their strong start to the competition and as such made adjustments defensively to stave off the...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Edith Dalton James High School has never ventured beyond the first round of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition.It is a curse the 40-year-old institution was threatening to break until they were beaten 5-2 by Wolmer's Boys' School yesterday at...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Surfing Association has selected eight surfers to participate in a regional event in Barbados as they prepare for Olympic Qualifiers next year.President of the association, Anthony 'Billy' Wilmot, said the event will expose the team to...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The coaching staff of Dunbeholden FC is planning to overhaul the team's front line after losing the first three matches of the 2018-19 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season.The decision follows the RSPL debutants suffering their third 1-0 defeat...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After watching his side grind out their fourth victory in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition yesterday, coach of Wolmer's Boys, Alex Thomas, believes his side has the mental stability to make another deep run in the competition.The boys from...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Camperdown High will be seeking to confirm their spot in the second round of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Football competition today when they go up against Eltham High at Alpha Boys Home.The East Kingston-based school has been dominating Group C...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Quarter-miler Javon Francis has denied rumours that he has left his long-time coach Michael Clarke and is now based overseas."I am still in Jamaica and everybody will see that soon," Francis said.The Gleaner has been reliably informed that the...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Keith Wellington, the vice-president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), used the second RJRGleaner Sports Town Hall on Thursday evening to remind Jamaica why academic requirements are imposed on student-athletes.Wellington was...

Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Daniel Riley, coach of Excelsior High School's Manning Cup team, believes that his outfit is steadily building momentum after recording their third straight victory in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition yesterday.Excelsior, playing on...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

UWI FC's coach Andrew Peart says his team will be banking on youth to win their first Premier League title this season after his side eked out a point against Harbour View FC in their opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the UWI Bowl...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Several athletes took to social media to mourn the death Akan track club quarter-miler, Kavon Nelson.Nelson, 25, was killed at his home at McVille Terrace, Kingston 13 in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.The Corporate Communication Unit of the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, says that the aim of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) is not to make a profit, but to provide an international platform for local athletes to...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Two months have passed since Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) submitted what they believe is a "strong case" in their efforts to extricate the 32-year-old from her anti-doping violation matter....

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Martin Lyn, the president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), believes Jamaica possesses a vast amount of talented swimmers who are capable of duplicating the feats the association's star, Alia Atkinson, has achieved over her career...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Dr Warren Blake has expressed disappointment at Jamaica's failure to become the host of the 2019 IAAF World Relays.Blake said the Government was not able to provide a written financial backing...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Meadowbrook High School Manning Cup coach Neo Oxford has sought the assistance of psychological experts to boost the confidence of his players as they try to get out of the group stage of this year's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football competition....

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:10 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Having won five straight Manning Cup titles, schoolboy football fans may believe the Jamaica College (JC) football train is starting to run out of steam.However, manager of the football programme at the Old Hope Road institution, Ian Forbes, says...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Victor Stewart, manager for the referees department at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), has admitted that he is struggling to provide enough officials to man the upcoming schoolboy football and men's and women's premier league seasons.But he...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

CONCACAF Referees assessor, Dave Meikle, has labelled Charles Barrett as 'sexist' after the former FIFA official told The Gleaner that too much emphasis is being placed on female referees.The comments riled up Meikle, who said that Barrett's...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After becoming the first Jamaican to win a Diamond League trophy in a field event, Fedrick Dacres is already looking forward to repeating the feat next season after winning big in Brussels yesterday.The national record holder sailed the disc to 68....

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

National record holder Natoya Goule and Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell topped off their 2018 seasons with third place finishes in their respective events at the Diamond League final in Zurich yesterday.Goule, who lowered her national...

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