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Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 7:24 PMLeighton Levy

In the finals of the sprint relays at the London Olympics in 2012 and again at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year, Usain Bolt got the baton almost even with the anchors for the United States' Ryan Bailey and England's Danny Talbot,...

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

Track and field magazine Athletics Weekly (AW) is reporting that Doyle Management is to sue Epiphany D1 for US$8 million (J$928 million) on behalf of Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson. Both athletes were banned in 2013 after they ...

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 5:30 PMLeighton Levy

It was the strength of brand Jamaica and potential for success of the national football programme that helped the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) secure a nearly J$700 million kit sponsorship deal with Romai Sportswear.Under the agreement which...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Peter Abdool, the fight supervisor at Saturday night's clash between Jamaica's Sakima Mullings and Guyana's Clive Atwell for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) junior welterweight title, is to review the tape of the...

Published:Sunday | February 22, 2015 | 4:24 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaica's Sakima Mullings is appealing to the World Boxing Council (WBC) to either set aside his loss Saturday night to Guyana's Clive Atwell, or order an immediate rematch.In what was only the second defeat of his professional career, Mullings (17-...

Published:Friday | February 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy, Gleaner Writer

Smikle was banned by a Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel in 2014 after his urine sample from the June 2013 National Championships was found to have traces of Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic used by some athletes to lose weight or mask the use of anabolic steroids.

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 4:26 PMLeighton Levy

With three consecutive wins under her belt indoors, Alabama University's Remona Burchell is feeling confident about her season so far, and even has an eye on making the Jamaican national team to the IAAF World Athletic Championships in Beijing,...

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 4:30 PMLeighton Levy

Christoff Bryan on Saturday set a personal best and new national junior record in the men's high jump when he won the event at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.The mark puts the Kansas State University (KSU) freshman into a three-way...

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 8:00 PMLeighton Levy

Traves Smikle might need to resort to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to get the justice he desires after an Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal yesterday upheld a two-year ban imposed on the athlete last year for failing a drug test for the diuretic...

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Former 100-metre world record holder, Asafa Powell, has expressed delight at his second place finish and time in the men’s 60-metre dash at the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston at the...

Published:Sunday | February 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

West Indies and Barbados Tridents all-rounder Kieron Pollard says he backs Jamaica's Chris Gayle to lead the West Indies with his bat during the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup that begins this coming weekend.

Published:Saturday | February 7, 2015 | 6:18 PMLeighton Levy

  Traves Smikle will know on Thursday, February 12, whether he was successful in getting his two-year drug ban reduced from two years to a reprimand.    

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 4:12 PMLeighton Levy

Kieron Pollard, captain of the defending Caribbean Premier League T20 champions, the Barbados Tridents, said his team selected the right players at Thursday’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Draft held at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew.

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 12:55 PMLeighton Levy

Published:Saturday | January 24, 2015 | 4:13 PMLeighton Levy

Football has shown satisfactory progress in the region, but it will take a more focused and strategic approach to drive continued growth.

Published:Saturday | January 24, 2015 | 7:30 PMLeighton Levy

Federick Dacres, in his first real competition since returning from career-threatening knee surgery in 2014, produced a world leading thr

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2015 | 3:11 PMLeighton Levy

Jamaican welterweight champion, Sakima Mullings, is remaining focused despite having to contend with a brand new opponent when he flies t

Published:Sunday | January 18, 2015 | 5:35 PMLeighton Levy

Eighteen-year-old Christoff Bryan opened his career representing Kansas State University (KSU) with a personal-best leap in the high jump

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 3:02 PMLeighton Levy

Ever since she became the first Jamaican and first black woman to win a world swimming title in December 2014, Alia Atkinson has been thr

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 3:57 PMLeighton Levy

Published:Sunday | December 21, 2014 | 5:01 PMLeighton Levy

General manager of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Andrew Price, has lauded the Red Stripe Player Development Programme that

Published:Friday | December 19, 2014 | 5:42 PMLeighton Levy

Three of Sri Lanka's biggest cricket stars - Mahela Jayawardene, Tilakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga - will be available for the Carib

Published:Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 3:19 PMLeighton Levy

Kingston and St Andrew on Saturday ran out close winners 24-20 over St Catherine in game one of the Parish of Residence Series at the Con

Published:Sunday | December 14, 2014 | 7:10 PMLeighton Levy

A Task force convened to look into the reasons behind pay dispute that saw the West Indies players pulling out of the tour in India in Oc

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