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Stories by Akino Ming

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Former national midfielder Jermaine Hue has high praises for Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore's move to give local-based players more opportunities to represent the country.Last Friday, a senior men's team, made up of local-based players, beat Grenada 5-1...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

After his superhuman effort at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago that pulled his Jamaica Tallawahs from the jaws of defeat against the Trinbago Knight Riders two days ago, Andre Russell is promising much of the same when his side takes on...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 10:41 AMAkino Ming

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia: Caitlin Chang is hoping her historic silver medal win in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games women’s individual fencing competition, epee, will boost Jamaica’s chances in the team competition. “...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia:Danny Hawthorne, head coach of Jamaica's athletics team at the Central American and Caribbean Games, is expecting a number of medals from his charges as the team bows into action today in Barranquilla, Colombia."This is a very...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Alia Atkinson won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia last night to secure Jamaica's first medal at the event.Atkinson, touched the wall in a Games Record 1:06.83 to win ahead of...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica registered three victories on day one of the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London and are now sitting in fourth position with 77 points in the eight-team points table.Janieve Russell, Fedrick Dacres and Stephenie Ann McPherson scored...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Shericka Jackson is inching closer to that 21-seconds mark. She told The Sunday Gleaner a few weeks back that she is gunning for this season. Yesterday, she ran a personal best 22.05 seconds to win the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League.Jackson...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Before he unveiled the maquette of the statue that will immortalise the achievements of two-time Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP), sculptor Basil Watson said that his intention was to show the determination the diminutive...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Led by leaders of the two biggest track clubs in Jamaica, local coaches have requested a meeting with the hierarchy of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to discuss what they have described as the poor organisation and running...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Commonwealth Games champion Ronald Levy says he is looking to put together a smooth race before the end of the season to join that coveted sub-13 seconds club in the 110 metres hurdles.The former St Elizabeth Technical athlete said that his...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Around this time every four years, Theodore Whitmore and his then teammates on Jamaica's men senior team are bombarded with questions about their historic qualification and short campaign at the 1998 World Cup in France.But instead of recounting the...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Leah Nugent held her composure to upstage pre-race favourite Janieve Russell to win the 400m hurdles at the third staging of the JN/Racers Grand Prix last night at the National Stadium.Nugent stopped the clock in a season's best 54.67 seconds....

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Hydel Preparatory School outscored their opponents by more than 100 points to capture their 13th straight title at the JISA Tastee National Prep Champs at the National Stadium yesterday.The Ferry-based school tallied 310 points, 115 more than the...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Hurdlers Janieve Russell and Omar McLeod displayed impeccable composure to win their respective events at the Prefontaine Classic, the Eugene Diamond League, yesterday.Russell continues her impressive form in the women's 400m hurdles with a come-...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Mother's Day 2018 will forever be etched in the mind of Andre Douglas, the former Jamaica College jumper who is a freshman at the University of Texas, San Antonio.The day will stand out more than any other because it was the first Mother's Day that...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Two football experts believe that local players could benefit enormously if Jamaica-born footballer Leon Bailey moves to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the off season.The German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made a £60 million pounds...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 9:03 PMAkino Ming

After cruising to comfortable win in the 400m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) on Saturday night at  the National Stadium,  Commonwealth Games champion, Janieve Russell, says she will be going after the ...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

After smashing the 50 metres breaststroke record by four seconds at the Burger King/Popeyes Swim Championships yesterday, 10-year-old Christanya Shirley said that she hopes to break world records like her idol, Alia Atkinson, one day.Shirley,...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

With the objective of improving professionalism in football across the confederation, CONCACAF has recommended that the organisational structure around Jamaica's top-flight competition, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), be rearranged.CONCACAF...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says that the association will continue to try to convince Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey to commit to representing his country of birth despite his recent snub.Ricketts, however...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:06 AMAkino Ming

At least two locally-based sports medicine specialists have commended the IAAF’s move to limit the eligibility of female athletes, with high levels of natural testosterone. This, after president of the IAAF, Sebastian Coe announced that from...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica women's football team will be looking to top Group B of the Caribbean Football Challenger Series when they take on Cuba today at the Waterhouse Stadium. Kick off time is 5 p.m.The Reggae Girls, who marginally beat Barbados 3-2 in their first...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Former Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell says that Jamaica can host the Commonwealth Games as early as 2026.Fennell, who was recently tasked by Minister of Sports Olivia Grange to chair a bidding committee to get Jamaica to...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming

A rematch between Commonwealth Games women's 200 metres gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas and silver medal winner, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, will be one of the highlights of the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix which is...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announced to the world her intention to return to track and field after giving birth to her son, many questioned what could be pushing the diminutive athlete back into the sport. She had practically achieved all there is...

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