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Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

There is hardly a player who stands taller on a football field, especially the outfield, than Newton Sterling, and on Sunday, it was no different.Thirty-two-year-old Sterling, who stands well over six feet, was the difference between fierce rivals...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Any game featuring Tivoli Gardens and Arnett Gardens is always a delight, and today should be no different as the two powerhouses take centre stage in one of five Red Stripe Premier League matches on the schedule.As hosts and defending champions,...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

After a three-week delay, the 2017-2018 season of the Red Stripe Premier League will finally get going with four matches today and two tomorrow.As if to ease the fans into the season gently, the finalists and the promoted teams will not take to the...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

The Reggae Boyz will start as the underdogs in this the final of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, at 8:30 p.m. Jamaica time. And that could just be the way they want it.Heading into the tournament, not much...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

The 2017 version of the Reggae Boyz is a band that the entire country can be proud of. The beat has not been the most rhythmic, but they have done enough to remain on stage and keep some of the crowd interested.This evening will be their biggest gig...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

The Reggae Boyz will this evening hope to have their best performance yet at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup when they go up against Canada in the quarter-final at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Kick off time is 6:30.Head coach Theodore Whitmore had...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 4:34 PMNodley Wright

Having laboured to a 0-0 draw and a valuable point in their last group game against defending champions and group leaders Mexico on Thursday, the Reggae Boyz will enter today's game against El Salvador in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup with the...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Having registered a win in their opening encounter, the Reggae Boyz will tonight seek to make it two in a row when they go up against defending champions Mexico in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.Action begins at 9:30, Jamaica time at the Sports...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

The Reggae Boyz will this evening seek to rebound from their disappointing loss in the final of the Caribbean Cup to Curacao when they take on the same opposition in their opening group game of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Game time is 6 p.m. at the...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 3:22 PMNodley Wright

Reggae Boy Romeo Parkes thought that that one moment of madness would have been the end of his career. A life ban would surely be the consequence of his uncharacteristic out of the blue attack on an opponent in May 2016, Parkes thought.Having...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:45 PMNodley Wright

Burrell's endlesspassion"What we dreamed he dared," was how communications specialist and a man who played an important role on Jamaica's historic journey to the 1998 World Cup, Curtis Myrie described the former Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 3:47 PMNodley Wright

Burrell a man of class, commitment - McNabAlrick McNab is someone who has been around sports and football in particular for close to six decades. The man who has served Jamaica's football in almost all capacities and one who was a friend of the...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Like most young men, Shamar Nicholson's father meant the world to him, and every day, especially Father's Day, is like a tribute to him.The 20-year-old, a new member of the national team, lost his father at a football game close to four years ago."...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Like their locally based counterparts, United Kingdom-based members of the historic Reggae Boyz team which qualified for the 1998 World Cup were shocked and saddened by the passing of Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell."I was in...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 4:08 PMNodley Wright

Jerome Waite's background in athletics has always benefited him in football, not just in getting his players fit, but having them peak at the right time. This season's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is the perfect example of that.The three-time...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Twenty-year-old Maalique Foster has big dreams, but his will be secondary today.Today will be all about Donna Ming, the driving force behind the Portmore United team, the attacking player said."The thing about why we played so hard in the semi-final...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Having made a conscious decision not to chase the $1m on offer for ending the season with the most points and go for the big prize of the title, coach Marcel Gayle will be hoping his charges will continue to make his choice seem a wise one by...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

One finalist of the 2016-2017 Red Stripe Premier League will be decided today at the third time of asking when Humble Lion and Arnett Gardens meet at Effortville Community Centre.After last week's 11-minute teaser of an attempt at the second leg,...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

The first semi-final of the 2017 Red Stripe Premier League is on today at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon.Today's opponents, Portmore United and UWI FC, each set themselves the goal of going one better than they did last year. That...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Both Portmore United and Tivoli Gardens will have to make the most of their second chance when they meet in the final leg of the Red Stripe Premier League play-off in hope of a place in the semi-finals.Last week, Tivoli Gardens, playing a man short...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 7:27 PMNodley Wright

Fans could be in for a mouth-watering Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clash this evening when the champions of the past two seasons meet at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex and, fittingly, under lights this evening.In 2015, coach Jerome Waite...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 6:08 PMNodley Wright

Last season's beaten Red Stripe Premier League finalists, Portmore United, will today continue their quest to go one step further when they play away to former champions Tivoli Gardens in their first-leg quarter-final matchup.Portmore almost...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Jamalco and Maverley-Hughenden will continue their improbable quest for survival this afternoon when the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) continues with five matches today.Eleventh-placed Jamalco will play away to neighbours Humble Lion, and...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 8:11 PMNodley Wright

With four match days to go in the regular season, barring outstanding matches for defending champions Montego Bay United, Humble Lion and two each for Portmore United and Reno FC, the excitement in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is rising....

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:28 PMNodley Wright

To fans of local football, attacking player Tremaine Stewart should be a fixture in the national team. Fans, however, should not hold their breath, as, according to Stewart himself, that will not happen.The player, who first shone as a schoolboy for...

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