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Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Conan Osborne, Jamaica's national rugby captain, is as tough as the comic-book character of the same name.Forced by circumstances to play last November's World Cup Rugby Sevens qualifying tournament in Mexico with a broken wrist and an injured hip,...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Richard Davidson, whose players have won gold and silver at consecutive stagings of the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships, has labelled German Mathias Landfried the best coach he has ever seen.The assessment follows a...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's Omar McLeod and Elaine Thompson both appear in a prominent listing of the world's top 10 athletes, male and female, respectively, for 2017.McLeod, world champion in the 110 metre hurdles, is the ninth-ranked man in the eyes...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence

By the time Jamaica's Fedrick Dacres completed his very successful junior career, 65 metres was a safe distance for discus throwers in the senior ranks and reaching it guaranteed medals at the highest level. As Dacres discovered in 2017, that...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

A bright 2017 indoor campaign has sprinter Gayon Evans looking ahead with optimism. Evans is hoping to make her mark at the World Indoor Championships and the Commonwealth Games early in 2018. Speaking in Spanish Town on December 16, she was quietly...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Alia Atkinson, the World champion breaststroker, is enjoying her week-long swimming clinic as much as the youngsters who are in the pool with her at the University of the West Indies.However, while she loves to teach, her future plans range far...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Portland's Samuel Lamount won the first title on offer at a slow starting National Table Tennis Championships at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport on Friday.Lamount played his way past two other entrants to win the men's over...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

World Championships discus finalist Traves Smikle is happy about his big throw at last week's Tyser Mills development meet at G.C. Foster College, but he is hoping for more.The smooth lefthander powered his disc out to a distance of 64.61 metres...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Three-time national table tennis champion Kane Watson shook off some ring rust to win his first tournament since a summer injury at the weekend.Watson's men's singles win at the annual Supersonics Table Tennis Club Back-to-School Tournament came...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

World Champion breast-stroke swimmer Alia Atkinson is anticipating a very intense period of preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. With the event set for April 2018, Atkinson expects that the first three months of the year will be packed...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ramil Guliyev, Turkey's World 200-metre champion, believes that there is no real successor to the retired Usain Bolt in the curved sprint.In an interview posted on the European Athletics website earlier this week, Guliyev said Bolt's departure...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

If Jamaica College (JC) win the Olivier Shield today, a record they share with Vere Technical High School will be broken. During a period of supremacy, Vere won the Shield four times in a row from 1967 to 1970, to match success by JC in 1915, 1916,...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Although she won more than a dozen races during the prestigious FINA Swimming World Cup series, Jamaica's Alia Atkinson points to an early-season warm-up swim as her personal highlight for 2017.Renowned as a champion breaststroker, the three-time...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Back from retirement at age 23, Danusia Francis has her eyes on the 2019 Pan-American Games. The English-born University of California, Los Angeles, legend has surprised herself training so far and could be back better than ever. Known to be an...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The return of indoor hockey is on the agenda of the Jamaica Hockey Federation. That is the assurance given by Fabian Stewart, the federation's president, in an interview last week. Stewart said that the federation is working to overcome the...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica has the human resources to produce world class hockey teams. That's the considered opinion of Fabian Stewart, the president of the Jamaica Hockey Federation (JHF).Stewart is optimistic about the prospects for the sport in Jamaica but...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's national hockey teams could see action before next year's CAC Games in July. That's the possibility outlined by Jamaica Hockey Federation president Fabian Stewart earlier this week. Funds permitting, Jamaica could participate in a four-...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ask Dennis Jumpp about the Rusea's High School 1992 schoolboy season and a smile appears."It brings a lot of joy to my heart, knowing that at the outset we were trying to make the 1991 wrongs right. We realised that the effort that we made to make...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Though she sees bright hope for the future, Jamaica's captain, Sauwana Gordon, left last week's Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games hockey qualifying tournament bitterly disappointed.Speaking hours after her team's loss in the tournament final...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The 2017 National Table Tennis Championships will now be contested on December 16 and 17 and reigning national champion Simon Tomlinson has set his sights on winning a third men's singles title.Tomlinson has just won a tournament in the United...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National hockey coaches Nicholas Brown and Christine Bartley foresee hard work for their players as they get ready for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games.Jamaica successfully negotiated last week's CAC qualifying tournament at the...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kishaun White is like N'golo Kante of Chelsea Football Club with a hockey stick. He motors up and down the field, making and taking chances for goals, linking defence to attack with his deft stick work, and running to the redline for Jamaica.Last...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence

Halfway through the 1987 schoolboy football season, nobody tabbed St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) as potential Manning Cup champions ... nobody except coach Lebert Halliman and his team. A series of drawn games and an early exit from the...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

As the 1960s drew to a close, Vere Technical High became the ruling power in schoolboy football. During that period, Vere victories in the daCosta Cup and the Olivier Shield came and went like clockwork. This trend was interrupted in 1971 by a super...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The national women's hockey team is as ready as it can be for the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games qualifying tournament, which will begin on Sunday at the Mona Hockey Field.Coach Christine Bartley is quietly confident in her 18-member...

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