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Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Kingston College (KC) inched closer to their first hold on the Mortimer Geddes Trophy since 2009 after a strong and consistent all-round performance in the boys’ finals on yesterday’s fourth day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:31 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Kingston College (KC) Ralford Mullings and Jamaica College’s (JC) Christopher Scott made their mark on the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, with record performances on Day Three at the National Stadium yesterday. KC lead...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:40 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Whoever said lightning does not strike twice clearly has never met Wayne Pinnock. The 18-year-old Kingston College (KC) star set a record in the Class One Boys Long Jump not once, but twice, minutes apart, at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:37 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Shantae Foreman of Excelsior High School broke the Class Three Girls High Jump record when she soared to 1.80m at the 2018 staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. According to her coach, Gavin Francis, she will...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:33 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

The race for the Mortimer Geddes Trophy is expected to go down to the wire, but yesterday’s opening day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships showed little indication of the excitement to come as the major contenders...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz continue their quest for CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification when they meet hosts El Salvador in the CONCACAF Nations League at Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador this evening at 9 o’clock, Jamaica time. Theodore Whitmore’s side is...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

While many local student athletes dream of going on to achieve success at the professional level for themselves and country, there are others who view their participation in sports as an avenue to get into a university and gain qualification for...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it never denied liability in the dismissal of former Windies head coach Phil Simmons because the interest of West Indies Cricket is its priority. Simmons, now coaching Afghanistan, was relieved of his duties with the...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 12:27 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Local boxing promoter Paul Patmore said that the decision to bring the Contender Series to an end has brought about a ‘dark day in boxing’. Title sponsor Wray & Nephew has decided to pull support from the competition, meaning it...

Published:Monday | January 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Sakima 'Mr Smooth' Mullings has seen off many fierce opponents on his way to becoming not only the first-ever two-time Wray and Nephew Contender Series champion, but also the World Boxing Council Caribbean Boxing Federation Welterweight champion....

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Two national senior female footballers have said that they would like to see more focus being placed on women's gear by the sport's equipment brands.With the growth of the women's game internationally, there have been many advancements to attempt to...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica's Reggae Warriors are one win away from a spot in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup after a 38-8 win over the Canada Wolverines in Florida on Tuesday night.Assistant coach Roy Calvert said that despite racking up a score of 38, the attack was...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Hydel coach Corey Bennett said the team was fuelled by those who saw them as pushovers."Many persons were talking before the game, saying is we dem want, dem get di right team. Well, I hope dem belly full now, two love" he said with a smirk after...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:22 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Director of Rugby at Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) Romeo Monteith says that the nation should be taking its senior men's team more seriously given how well it has been doing in recent times.The Reggae Warriors head into Rugby League World...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Holmwood's head coach for the girls track-and-field team, Dave Anderson, said that despite talk of plans for the development of a synthetic running track in central Jamaica, he feels that schools in Manchester will see little benefit if the proposed...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

He may have lost his voice, but former national footballer Luton Shelton is hoping that his experience will make some noise around a condition that has cost him and many others so much.Shelton has decided to come forward about his recent diagnosis...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

One of Jamaica's most prolific goalscorers, Luton Shelton has been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. At 32 years old, Shelton could still play football at the highest level, however, not much...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Luton Shelton Sr, father of former national striker Luton Shelton said that he has been in correspondence with his son's past clubs in Europe about his affliction with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)."Just the other day, I sent Valerenga (in...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) chairman, Don Anderson, said that the body's primary focus at the moment is ensuring that it operates what he describes as a "very...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

The University of the West Indies (UWI), through its Faculty of Sport, has bettered the lives of youngsters across the Caribbean looking to gain qualification for various careers in professional sports, especially cricket.Throughout its 70 years,...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association's (JCA) chief operating officer Courtney Francis says he does not believe that Jamaica is being victimised by Cricket West Indies (CWI) after no local player was selected for the upcoming Windies tour of India in October....

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Two local authoritative figures on anti-doping issues in sport, have criticised the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) for what they say is an inaccurate use of its powers in ordering that future anti-doping hearings take on a closed door nature...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Former national footballer and current special adviser in the Ministry of Sport, Aldrick 'Allie' McNab, said that he believes that national technical director Wendell Downswell is "being given a basket to carry water in," with regard to creating a...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake wants the nation to host next year's IAAF World Relays following reports that the government of The Bahamas, who hosted the event in the three years of its existence (2014...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Patrice Trudeau, trainer of Team Canada's Dave 'Fast and Furious' Leblond, says he, and his fighter, find it "disrespectful" that Michael 'Wasp' Gardener did not make weight at yesterday's weigh-in for their second-round Wray and Nephew Contender...

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