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Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

LONDON, England:He's getting ready to premiere his biopic ahead of what will be his farewell season, but despite Usain Bolt's fast-approaching swansong, training partner Yohan Blake believes the sport will be left in good hands.Bolt's documentary, I...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's move away from the MVP Track and Field Club has reportedly collapsed after her long-time kit sponsor Nike, according to our sources, threatened to pull the plug on their multimillion-dollar deal.Fraser-Pryce had started her...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 7:27 PMAndre Lowe

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s plans to leave the Nike-sponsored MVP Track Club has reportedly been halted after the kit sponsor threatened to pull its support of the sprinter. News broke...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

IAAF President Sebastian Coe underlined the importance of Usain Bolt's continued involvement in international track and field after he retires and again pointed to Jamaican athletics as a valuable element in the efforts to build a positive global...

Published:Sunday | October 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Vashil Fernandez has certainly come a long way; and in a relatively short space of time.It's been just about a decade since he started seriously bouncing around a basketball, but after putting pen to paper on a deal with the NBA's Miami Heat on...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has set the date. His last race in Jamaica will take place next June at the Racers Grand Prix in what will be his final strides towards retirement.Bolt's all-conquering career will come to an end after next year'...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

It's been just over a year since IAAF president Sebastian Coe took charge of what had become the hottest seat in international sports administration.With bullets still swirling from a massive corruption and doping scandal, and very little confidence...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Noted coach Bert Cameron has offered best wishes to his long-time charge Javere Bell and Bobby-Gaye Wilkins-Gooden after the pair's decision to part ways with his Cameron Blazers set-up ahead of the new season.Bell, who travelled to Rio de Janeiro...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Hot-shot Jamaican striker Leon Bailey celebrated his nomination for the prestigious UEFA Golden Boy award with a first-half goal in KRC Genk's 3-1 win over Italian outfit Sassuolo in the Europa League yesterday.Bailey, 19, continued his rise as one...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

With veteran Jamaican coach Carl Brown in the wings, under-fire Winfried Schafer seems closer to the door, with general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Raymond Grant confirming to The Gleaner that discussions around a separation...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:In 2015, Elaine Thompson ran a couple 10.8s and three 10.9s in the 100 metres in what many felt was as good as any sign that she should run the 100m and 200m double at the World Championships in Beijing that summer.Her coach,...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 11:16 PMAndre Lowe

Andre LoweSpecial Projects Editor - SportsBRUSSELS, Belgium:A Diamond Trophy, a wildcard entry to next year's World Championships in London, where there will be four Jamaican women in the 400m, Stephenie-Ann McPherson had quite a few reasons to...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 11:16 PMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:He became the 10th Jamaican to dip below 20 seconds in the 200 metres but Julian Forte's ambitions do not stop there as he looks ahead to another big season when he hopes, he will be able to fit another jewel in his crown.Forte...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:Ninety-seven and counting.Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell drew closer to that magical century of sub-10 seconds clockings in the 100m after a 9.94 seconds win at the Zurich Diamond League yesterday.The win was made even sweeter...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:At the back-end of one of her toughest seasons, veteran Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown says she is still motivated and remains hungry for more success, while offering a few words of advice to Jamaica's newest sprinting...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson bounced back from a disappointing Rio 2016 Olympic Games, tying the world record in the short-course 100m breaststroke on the opening day of the 2016 FINA World Cup in Chartres, France, yesterday.Atkinson, who finished...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Elaine Thompson did it again!The Olympic 100m champion became the seventh woman to win an Olympic sprint double with a determined and powerful run in the 200m final, clocking 21.78 - the third-fastest winning time in an...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil:In 2011, Omar McLeod travelled to Lille, France, as part of a talented Jamaican team to the World Youth Championships.It was a busy championship for the then Manchester High School student, who took the track seven times...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:It is done.Usain Bolt will never run another individual race at the Olympic Games, after bowing out in style inside a packed Olympic Stadium, becoming the first man to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100m, 200m and...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Disappointed by her performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, experienced Jamaican 800m athlete, Kenia Sinclair, said she will certainly look to compete at next year's World Championships in London, England.Sinclair, who was...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 1:19 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Jamaica last night ended track and field competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with 11 medals, including six gold - matching its best ever gold medal return at an Olympic Games but technical leader Maurice Wilson is...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:41 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil It had been 16 long years since Jamaica won an Olympic medal in the men’s 4x400 metres; way too long for a country that announced its prowess to the world with gold at the 1948 Games. That wait came to a sweet end...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

CAMPESINO should be rewarded for his consistency when he takes on 11 rivals, in the ninth running of the Seek Exercise Book Back to School Trophy, over 1,300 metres at Caymanas Park today.Sponsored by Book Empire Limited, which has donated trophies...

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: There will never be another like him, and as the Jamaican sprinter closed another chapter of a book coated in gold, he became the first in what, for him, was also a last.In his final individual Olympic appearance, Usain Bolt crowned his legacy with a 19....

Published:Friday | August 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:Coach Stephen Francis expects Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Elaine Thompson to go much faster, particularly in the shorter sprint, before the end of the season. He noted, however, noting that it has not yet been decided...

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