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Stories by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Humble Lion FC head coach Andrew Price says that concrete logistics arrangements must be made to ensure the safety of all players and staff to proposed central locations for the upcoming National Premier League season. The league will play all...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having committed himself fully to the sport of weightlifting, former Wolmer’s Boys’ School thrower Soneil Ellington is hoping to increase the sport’s profile locally by representing Jamaica in the next Commonwealth Games. Ellington, 23 years old,...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Neurologist Dr Carl Bruce says that substitutions in the event of concussion-related injuries would be beneficial to football to protect the health of players. His comments are in the context of the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

On the verge of advancing to the United Soccer League (USL) final, national defender Damion Lowe says that he is slowly getting back to his best as he continues his play-off campaign with Phoenix Rising FC. Phoenix will host El Paso Locomotive in...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says that pending final approval of protocols from the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), the senior national men’s team camp ahead of the November friendlies against Saudi Arabia...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Ice hockey player Quinton Byfield, of Jamaican heritage, became the highest drafted black player in history. He was drafted second overall by the Los Angeles (LA) Kings in the first round of the National Hockey League (NHL) draft earlier this month...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s long wait to play an international friendly is expected to end next month as they are scheduled to play two games against Saudi Arabia. However, the impending fixtures come in the midst of concerns for the safety of players, as the...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Champion swimmer Alia Atkinson marked her return to competition with wins as her team, the London Roar, captured victory in their first match of the 2020 International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary, which ended yesterday. The Roar finished...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that they are determined to assemble as balanced a squad as possible for their international friendly matches against hosts Saudi Arabia next month. The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to end...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A historic 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance, featured as one of the 100 best players in the world in women’s football, becoming the all-time national top scorer for both men and women, and now, the recipient of a national award. The...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

If the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships is given clearance to take place, General Manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL), Major Desmon Brown, is confident that the event could be safely executed at the National...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson and jumping coach Kerry Lee Rickets are concerned about the possibility of change to track and field events in major championships. World Athletics released rule modifications, on September 28, that are...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Camperdown High School basketball coach Nyron Hird says contracts for his those in his profession should be lengthened to more than just one year. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted high school competitions this year with the cancellation of the...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Mount Pleasant Football Academy placed its players and staff in a biosecure environment at the weekend ahead of the start of the 2020-21 National Premier League season. Mount Pleasant manager David Galloway said that COVID-19 tests were done at...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Despite being placed on administrative leave by his club Phoenix Rising and slapped with a six-game suspension by the United Soccer League (USL), after allegedly making homophobic remarks, Jamaican international Junior Flemmings is said to be in...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 2:51 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National striker Junior Flemmings has been suspended for six games by the United Soccer League (USL) and has been fined an undisclosed amount for "foul and abusive language" stemming from the incident, which took on September 30 during a match...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National senior men’s football team captain and goalkeeper Andre Blake says that the Reggae Boyz’s compact summer schedule in 2021 could end up being advantageous should they have a successful campaign at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. Jamaica have...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the National Premier League (NPL) expected to increase its complement of teams from 12 to 16 by 2023, Harbour View Chairman Carvel Stewart and Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price do not believe that the measure is feasible for the...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint said that the body will not comment on the allegation involving national striker Junior Flemmings. The 24-year-old, who plays for United Soccer League (USL) team Phoenix Rising FC in...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Several National Premier League coaches have expressed dissatisfaction with the shortened scheduled for the upcoming season, pointing out that the adjustment is not adequate for the development of players. The 2020-21 campaign is scheduled to begin...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A packed summer awaits national senior men’s head coach Theodore Whitmore and the Reggae Boyz in 2021. As Jamaica prepares for the final round of World Cup qualifying, they also, on Monday, learnt their opponents for next year’s Gold Cup tournament...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Mount Pleasant manager David Galloway and Dunbeholden manager Paul Christie are welcoming the expected rule changes to the upcoming National Premier League season should it be brought to an abrupt end. The 2020-21 campaign is expected to kick off...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the organisation is targeting an expansion of the women’s domestic structure using FIFA COVID-19 relief funds. The world football governing body allocated US$500,000 (over J$70...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National Premier League clubs will soon receive financial assistance to the tune of $35 million, as they prepare for the upcoming top-flight season, which is set to begin on November 14 and end on June 30, 2021. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that the discipline of spectators in adhering to COVID-19 protocols may prove an obstacle to the chances of them being allowed to attend the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (...

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