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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...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) announced former Jamaica defender, Michael Johnson, as head coach of its senior men's team yesterday.The 44-year-old, who represented Jamaica between 1999 and 2003, is the highest qualified coach in the Golden...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Members of the local Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fraternity have described opinions made recently by columnist Tanya Lee as lacking enough clarification to label the sport "dangerous".In her column published on Friday, May 25, in The Gleaner, titled '...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica's senior men's football team defeated Antigua and Barbuda 2-0 in a friendly international match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, last night.The Reggae Boyz got their goals through Peter-Lee Vassell and Fabian Reid....

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts has said that the body's board had restructured the contract offered to national head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, before his resignation on Friday. As such, he adds that the board is...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Three members of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) delegation to Sunday's international friendly football match against Jamaica have been detained at the Norman Manley International Airport on drug charges.The members, believed to...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Andre Bent is a 16-year-old Class Two 100 and 200m sprinter for William Knibb High School. Bent attends the school famous for producing sprint legend Usain Bolt, and as a result, has to cope with questions of whether he can become the school's next...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Former national footballer Paul Hall said that although positives exist in the national programme, he is disappointed that more players from what was considered Jamaica's 'golden generation' - the team that qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1998...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president W. Billy Heaven said that the body is working with the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) to produce physical education (PE) teachers who specialise in cricket.Heaven's statement comes after...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

ST JOHN'S, Antigua:Windward Islands Volcanoes head coach Andre Coley says that the three-wicket win over Barbados Pride in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Cup on Saturday night meant a lot because of the resilience the players showed to...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:08 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

St John’s, Antigua: The Windward Volcanoes saw off the Guyana Jaguars with a 53-run victory in semi-final action of the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Cup at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here Thursday night. After being sent in to bat by...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

SAINT GEORGE, Antigua:Barbados Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite said that sticking to the basics is critical if his side is to come out on top over Kent Spitfires in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 semi-final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Former national striker now turned football agent, Damani Ralph, said that while it is good that Jamaica is currently ranked 50th in the FIFA /Coca-Cola World Rankings, it is important that the team maintains this ranking in order to give players an...

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

The Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) has said that Sandra Kiriasis' departure from her role as national women's bobsleigh team driving coach will not affect the association or its athletes preparing to compete in the Winter Olympic...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) president Howard Mitchell says that while he is not aware of its members meeting to discuss a package to assist the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in providing a competitive salary for national head...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom said that winning the Men's 1m final of the British Diving Championships has told him that his preparations are on track for April's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.Knight-Wisdom rebounded from a fourth-...

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