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Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 12:53 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaica can expect a stellar performance from veteran hip-hop artiste Common at Reggae Sumfest 2015, which begins on Sunday. The rapper, who recently won an Oscar for Glory from the 2014 movie Selma, plans to deliver an award-winning performance...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 4:30 PMLeighton Levy

Olympic 400-metre gold medallist and World champion Melaine Walker is under no pressure of expectation as she tries to scale the heights she once achieved over the one-lap hurdles event in her new discipline, the sprint hurdles."I feel no pressure...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 3:54 PMLeighton Levy

In the days leading up to his race in the final of the 110-metre hurdles at the National Championships, Omar McLeod publicly stated his intention to win and go on and possibly take the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 5:42 PMLeighton Levy

Unbeaten throughout the just-concluded collegiate season, sprint hurdler Omar McLeod has expressed confidence in his ability to remain unbeaten after the national championships this weekend to select Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 1:41 PMLeighton Levy

Retired French defender Marcel Desailly says he is expecting to see a high standard of football at this weekend's Regional Finals of the Guinness Street Football Competition set for the Kingston waterfront. First-time hosts Jamaica will take on...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 7:39 PMLeighton Levy

Traves Smikle has described the decision by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) to uphold the two-year doping ban imposed on him by a Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel as "disappointing".Smikle was provisionally suspended in June 2013 after...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s discus thrower Traves Smikle has lost his appeal against his two-year ban imposed by a Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel in June 2014. Smikle, the former national record holder was banned for two years, after traces of the...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 4:26 PMLeighton Levy

When Slash Dash line up against the best Guinness Street Football teams from across the region later this month, it is expected they could fare better than the Gulf Strikers did in 2014. Back then St Thomas parish champions took on the best of the...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica Tallawahs all-rounder André  Russell enters this year's renewal of the Hero Caribbean Premier League in the form of his life. The 27-year-old power-hitter, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) that...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 11:36 AMLeighton Levy

Big-hitting all-rounder AndrÈ Russell believes the Jamaica Tallawahs have what it takes to get to the finals of the 2015 CPL T20 competition, and eventually go on to win the title."The team has what it takes to get to the finals, and, once we get...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 3:47 PMLeighton Levy

Chadwick Walton enjoyed a decent season opening for the Jamaica Tallawahs in last year's Caribbean Premier League T20 competition. The right-handed wicketkeeper and batsman scored 266 runs at a strike rate of 112.71 during the last campaign and was...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

An upper-body injury suffered by pre-tournament favourite Tsetsi Davis has forced the postponement of his highly anticipated Contender semi-final clash with Richard 'Frog' Holmes tomorrow night.Davis, who lost last year's final to Sakima Mullings...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaican basketball player Kimani Ffriend heads back to court on July 13 when it is believed he will be re-tried on a vehicular manslaughter charge.Ffriend, who represented Jamaica at the Centro Basketball Championships in the summer of 2012, was...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

A Serbian Appeals Court has ordered a retrial of the vehicular manslaughter case against Jamaican basketball player, Kimani Ffriend, citing mistakes made by the judge who heard the initial trial, which concluded last year with the Jamaican getting a...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 5:22 PMLeighton Levy

Jason Morgan made his own dream come true with a world-leading and national-record throw in the discus at the Peak Performance Track and Field Classic in Mississippi yesterday.Morgan, the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist, threw 68.19m that...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

In 1975, the same year Julian Marley was born in London, England, his father, Bob Marley, and the Wailers released the single Legalize It, which called for the legalisation of marijuana in Jamaica."Legalise it, don't criticise it/Legalise it yea-ah-...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 5:50 PMLeighton Levy

Dr Rachel Irving, senior research fellow in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, and Professor Wayne McLaughlin, full professor of molecular biology in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies (...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

The Red Stripe Premier League final will be staged on an international platform as through a partnership with global sports network ESPN, there will be highlights, post-match analysis and discussion of the season-ending clash between defending...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 11:25 PMLeighton Levy

Papa San is planning to bring a message of love, and a way to heal the world of its problems, through two new singles that will be part of his performance at Go-Splash 2015, at Sugarman's Beach in Hellshire, St Catherine, on August 1.The artiste,...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

American Ryan Bailey believes his country's sprinters are focused on wresting back world dominance in the sprints from Jamaica. It's one of the reasons he feels his countrymen have been running so fast so early this season.Bailey opened his season...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 7:02 PMLeighton Levy

Despite her super-human efforts in carrying her collegiate team to a third-place finish in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Champion-ships in Allendale, Michigan from May 21-23, Jamaica's Salcia Slack believes she can...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 6:48 PMLeighton Levy

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron, says work to improve the state of the region's pitches is ongoing, but insists that those pitches must also provide the West Indies with the opportunity to do well against quality rivals....

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 5:41 PMLeighton Levy

Portmore's Young Madrid won the inaugural LIME Street Futsal Competition and the first prize of $1.5 million by defeating St Thomas' Bath Sports Club 4-2 in the final held at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Sunday night.In a closely contested...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Veteran West Indies batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, has been dropped for the upcoming series against Australia, starting June 3.The Guyanese batsman, who has scored 11,867 runs in 164 Tests, has had a lean spell recently, scoring just 183 runs in...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 4:08 PMLeighton Levy

National Rugby League coach Romeo Monteith was full of praise for his Reggae Warriors that were last weekend declared joint champions of the 2015 USA Rugby League 9's Championships held at the A. A. Garthwaite Stadium in Conshohocken, Philadelphia....

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