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Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Businessman and tennis enthusiast John Azar has confirmed to The Gleaner that he will be challenging incumbent Aswad Morgan for the Tennis Jamaica presidency at the organisation’s upcoming annual general Meeting (AGM). Azar, who on Wednesday met...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Acting president of Tennis Jamaica (TJ), Aswad Morgan, says plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of a $100-million national tennis centre, and is calling for greater support and unity within the local fraternity. Morgan, who could be...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Andrew Price, assistant coach of Jamaica’s national senior women’s team, the Reggae Girlz, says the team has settled well in South Africa ahead of their one-week training camp and friendly international. The Jamaicans are continuing their...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Cricket West Indies (CWI) president, Dave Cameron is confident that he will be returned at the regional cricket authority’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Sunday, so much so, that he is already looking at ways to move the body forward in the...

Published:Monday | March 11, 2019 | 12:51 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

NEW ROCHELLE, New York: Jamaican distance standout Kemoy Campbell says a return to competitive action would not only mean a lot to him, but would also help him to show that anything is possible with hard work and commitment. The athlete is also...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

NEW ROCHELLE, New York: Olympian Kemoy Campbell says he is doing much better these days but admitted to at one point fearing the worst – death – after suffering heart failure and ­collapsing, while competing at the Millrose Games in New York in...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:47 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Three-time Olympic-medal winner Dr Gregory Haughton believes that with proper mental conditioning, Jamaica’s current crop of quarter-milers, which he described as the best in the country’s history, can rise to the top of the event...

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Mike Fennell, chairman of the Selection Committee of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation, notes that the diversity of the sports represented by the nominees for the 2018 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards shows that the country is widening...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday, that the Jamaica Tallawahs have received over $7 million in funding from the Jamaican government, while calling for greater balance in the location of the team's home...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Having parted ways with telecommunications and entertainment company FLOW following the expiration of its contract for the sponsorship of local schoolboy football, the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) is now targeting a deal in the...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Like many onlookers in the athletics world, Jamaican sprinting star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was left pleased with her 100m run at the London Anniversary Games on Saturday, as the IAAF Diamond League made its way to the British capital.It was a...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

It may come a surprise to many, it might seem ludicrous even, but medal-winning Olympic and World Championships sprinter Warren Weir is determined to make a name for himself as a - wait for it - rugby player.Weir shot to international fame as the...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Two days after being elected as president of Maltese Premier League Club St Andrews FC, Craig Butler said that he will be taking the outfit to Jamaica for preseason preparations next month and will stage a series of games and auction for charity....

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Standout Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson, while expressing disappointment with the local support for swimming, is looking to continue encouraging diversity in the sport after her global impact was brought to the fore at the recently concluded...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Surgery on her left knee in 2015 and a torn quad a year later, injuries have, quite unfortunately, been a constant companion throughout the relatively young career of standout Jamaican hurdler Janieve Russell.In many ways, her pet event, the 400m...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

For history-making Jamaican middle distance athlete Aisha Praught-Leer, living outside of the norm is perfectly normal.That she would become the first Jamaican to win a senior international gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase seems a bit like...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

She has been around for a while and has enjoyed marginal individual success, but for freshly minted Commonwealth Games 400m silver-medal winner Anastasia Le-Roy, yesterday's triumph could not have come at a better time.Le-Roy, now 30 years old,...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaican long distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer was full of confidence ahead of her women's 3000m steeplechase final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast this morning (Jamaica time).The Jamaican will be among those looking to...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

After successfully staging the 2002 IAAF World Junior Championships, Jamaica may again welcome the world in two years' time, having officially expressed an interest in hosting the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in 2020.According to information...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Andrew Anguin, Red Stripe's senior marketing manager for Caribbean imports, says that his company is serious about coming to the assistance of Jamaica's bobsled team in light of their most recent issues at the Winter Olympics, adding that this was...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Passionate and determined? Definitely. Misunderstood? Maybe.A villain to some, a visionary to others; Phoenix Academy founder Craig Butler is today enjoying the fruits of a labour of love - and quite a labour it was!With Bayer Leverkusen star Leon...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is hoping that exchanges such as yesterday's FIFA Executive Summit, which took place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, will foster greater synergy and underlined what he described as the body's new...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

With his administration spending over $19 million towards athlete welfare during the last fiscal year, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake is calling for the Government's assistance in helping the...

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