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Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 3:00 PMLeighton Levy

Veteran dancehall artiste Barrington Levy added another chapter to his enduring legacy as one of Jamaica's most-talented entertainers with the recent launch of his 48th album (including compilations).The 15-track Acousticalevy album is made up of...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 4:04 PMLeighton Levy

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron said the public should know within days whether Shivnarine Chanderpaul has a future with the West Indies team.The 40-year-old Chanderpaul, affectionately referred to as 'Tiger', is the second...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 5:13 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaica's basketball player, Kimani Ffriend, should know within a month if his appeal to overturn a three-year sentence for vehicular manslaughter in Serbia will meet favour with the panel of judges before whom his lawyers appeared yesterday.In...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

The Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association (JISA) has until the end of this month to raise about J$7.5 million needed to complete its budget to send a 32-member delegation to the World University Games (WUG) in Gwangju, South Korea, from July 3-...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 8:10 PMLeighton Levy

A number of Jamaica's emerging musical stars will spearhead Pepsi Jamaica's latest campaign aimed at rewarding fans with music, prizes and more than $6 million worth of mobile credit. The campaign, dubbed the 'Pepsi Refresh Tour', was recently...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 3:01 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaica's 2014 Common-wealth Games bronze medallist Janieve Russell is aiming to be a 54-second hurdler by the time the National Championships come around in June as she aims to book a spot to the International Association of Athletics Federation (...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

More than 25,000 people broke into rapturous prolonged cheers as Asafa Powell sped across the finish line to win in the men's 100 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday night.They went wild as...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 6:52 PMLeighton Levy

Owing to injury concerns, Salcia Slack was a bit conservative as she performed at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Outdoor Championships in Pueblo, Colorado, last weekend.However, not even that could prevent the Jamaican from racking up...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

University of Arkansas sophomore, Omar McLeod, had the best of birthdays last Friday. The former Manchester High and Kingston College standout celebrated his 21st birthday by producing a personal best and the world's third fastest time, 13.21...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Olympian Grace Jackson is advocating that local tertiary institutions continue to accept high-school athletes who have turned professionals. Recently, a number of high-school athletes have turned professional, ostensibly denying themselves potential...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

When the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) resumes on April 26, the final matches in league play will be played simultaneously, in accordance with FIFA Fair Play rules. The last round of games will be played on Sunday, April 26, and Sunday, May 3,...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

With a career that has spanned a decade, Chris Martin has accomplished much. The Jamaican reggae artiste burst onto the scene in 2005 when he won the 'Digicel Rising Stars' competition. It speaks to Martin's talent and work ethic as an entertainer,...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2015 | 2:31 PMLeighton Levy

Warren Barrett Jr is looking to make a good impression for Jamaica and the throws when he competes at the upcoming Penn Relays in Philadelphia from April 23-25. Barrett the son of former national goalkeeper Warren Barrett represented Cornwall...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 10:49 AMLeighton Levy

It was on April 4 after competing at the Lobos Tailwind meet at the University of New Mexico (UNM) that Jamaica's Salcia Slack said she felt like 6100 points in the heptathlon was possible this outdoor season. Last weekend she proved it.Slack, a...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Coach Maurice Wilson has expressed overwhelming satisfaction with Sherone Simpson's first 200-metre run of the season, at the UTech Track and Field Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday night. Running in lane three, Simpson was outpaced by...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Salcia Slack believes she is on the right track to an outstanding outdoor season, following a strong series of performances at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Tailwind meeting at UNM on Saturday.Slack, a heptathlete who attends the University of...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 3:33 PMLeighton Levy

Wolmer's Girls' School has been hit hard by injuries, forcing head coach Michael Carr to be juggling athletes like ninepins as he strives to keep the school relevant in this year's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships.In short,...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 5:45 PMLeighton Levy

The Guinness Street Football Challenge, that is being held in Jamaica for the first time, has been such a hit, the organisers have moved to increase the number of teams for each match day from 16 to 32.They have also doubled the prize money for the...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 6:00 PMLeighton Levy

Seven years after he broke the 100 metres World Record for the first time, six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is to return to New York for the adidas Grand Prix set for June 13 at the Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island in New York. The adidas Grand...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 5:24 PMLeighton Levy

Despite producing two of the top-three best discus throws in the world this year, Federick Dacres' coach, Julian Robinson, believes if the youngster is to have a shot at a medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 12:41 PMLeighton Levy

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go down in history as one of track and field's most successful sprinters ever. With two Olympic 100-metre titles and five World Championship gold medals on her mantle, the diminutive Pocket Rocket is an elite athlete...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 6:33 PMLeighton Levy

As thousands of athletes across the island prepare to converge on the National Stadium where over the next five days they will do battle at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, Shelly-Ann...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Smikle’s coach Julian Robinson confirmed today that the athlete will be competing at the meet as he seeks to achieve a qualifying mark for the IAAF World Championships in China this summer.

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 2:13 PMLeighton Levy

National junior high jump record holder Christoff Bryan was among three persons from Kansas State University honoured by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in its annual regional awards announced on Friday. Bryan...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 8:37 PMLeighton Levy

For the past two years, Marvin Anderson has been an assistant coach, analyst and student but he wasn't where he really wanted to be. Anderson, whose personal best of 20.06 seconds in the 200 metres making him one of the country's fastest men over...

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