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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-...

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

Captain Conan Osbourne said that there is what he describes as great unity between local and overseas-based players in the Jamaica squad as it gets ready for this summer's Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in the United States.With the Jamaica Crocs...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Two members of the local football fraternity believe that the contract reportedly being offered to national senior men's football team head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore is an insult to his credentials.It is reported that Whitmore is reluctant to...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that the association will not be spending above its means to offer national coaches Theodore Whitmore and his assistant Jerome Waite new contracts to coach the senior men's team....

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Duhaney Park Red Sharks player-coach Roy Calvert said that although the team is still the only unbeaten one left in the Rugby League Around The Grounds National Division 2 Championship, its aim is on improving with each game.The Red Sharks defeated...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Gleaner Iconic Award winner for 2017, Veronica Campbell-Brown, said that although everything did not go as planned for her last year, she still considers herself blessed for all she has achieved.The veteran sprinter claimed the award at Friday night...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Omar McLeod, reigning 110m World and Olympic champion said that he is focused on improving and is not too concerned about whether people consider him to be the new face of Jamaican track and field..McLeod, who is considered a favourite for the...

Published:Saturday | January 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

The Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) will be putting on an exhibition sevens match during half-time of Monday evening's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game between Arnett Gardens FC and FC Reno at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.With the...

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