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Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:43 AMOral Tracey

The imminent return of Mr. Wycliffe 'Dave' Cameron as President of West Indies Cricket for a third consecutive term must be seen as vindication for the performance of Mr. Cameron and his executive. The fact that Mr. Cameron is set to be...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey

The English Premier League (EPL) has steadily evolved in recent years into undisputably the most high-profile and popular football league in the world. It is widely regarded as the most competitive and exciting football league on the planet.In a...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:54 AMOral Tracey

Muhammad Ali is without a single modicum of doubt the greatest prizefighter in the history of the sport of boxing. The legend, who passed away this week at age 74, was voted the Sportsman of the Century and is arguably the greatest sportsman ever...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 12:08 AMOral Tracey

So after all, we did have an exciting final game and we do have a 2015-16 Red Stripe Premier League champion.  Congratulations are in order to Montego Bay United, who duly and spectacularly crowned themselves champions of local football...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 1:56 AMOral Tracey

They’re off and running for Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships 2016. Calabar High will retain the Boys’ Champs title by a 50-60 point margin, while Edwin Allen High...

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey

The recent group draw for the Copa Centennial coming up in June, which pits Jamaica in a preliminary group up against Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela, has ignited pleasant memories of the Reggae Boyz sojourn in last year's Copa America in Chile, where...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2015 | 12:34 PMOral Tracey, Contributor

THE RECENT sacking of arguably the world’s best and most successful football coach, José Mourinho, as the boss of English Premier Champions Chelsea, is still dominating discussions across the football world. Public opinion is still...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

After watching the Reggae Boyz slump to their second consecutive home defeat just three games into the Russia 2018 World Cup campaign in the most pathetic and gutless manner, I am now fully convinced that the much-celebrated performance in the 2015...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

With the challenge by Orville Powell for the unseating of Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Captain Horace Burrell fizzing into an anti-climactic no-contest - with Powell embarrassingly getting just one of the required four affiliates to...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Captain Horace Burrell has been President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) for an accumulated 17 years.Jamaica's football accomplishments under the captain's stewardship have been many and varied, headlined by the historic qualification of...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributed

The teary-eyed outburst by West Indies cricket legend, Sir Garfield Sobers, has provided one of the most touching moments in the recent troubled history of West Indies cricket.The man who is widely regarded as the greatest all-round cricketer to...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

ONE of my colleagues said in a commentary last week that the West Indies Cricket Board is sleeping.Upon hearing that pronouncement, I contacted him immediately, telling him it was worse.It is not just that the board is sleeping; West Indies cricket...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

West Indies cricket is now more a source of sadness and depression than the vehicle of inspiration and pride it once was for the Caribbean and the Jamaican people.The Sunshine Girls have fallen short of expectations in their most recent outings,...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The suspension of Reggae Boyz coach Winfried Schafer for the first two games of the semi-final round of the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign could potentially be a fatal blow for Jamaica's chances to get out of this 'Group of Death'.

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

As the momentum begins to gather ahead of the semi-final round of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying, the perennial and ever-revolving debate about the disdain for local-based players and the converse obsession with foreign-born players for the...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The dust is yet to settle and the clouds are yet to clear. The debate continues to spiral as to whether or not Jamaica's track and field athletes should get preferential financial help, and if so, how much can we afford to give them, and which...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Emotional, irratio-nal, angry and in total denial are what lots of Jamaicans seem to become whenever anyone dares to question or criticise their sporting heroes, whether those criticisms are merited or not.It hit home to me first when I was critical...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

I must admit to being quite discombobulated and confused as I try to begin the analysis of the Reggae Boyz shock defeat at home to lowly Nicaragua in the first game of the 2018 World Cup qualification.There were simply so many things that went wrong...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The now distinct possibility of tainted American Justin Gatlin dethroning Usain Bolt at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing has become even more of a clear and present danger to all concerned.Indeed, one IAAF presidential candidate said it loud...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Comparisons between the current Reggae Boyz, who finished second in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 1998 team that qualified for the World Cup Finals in France continue to crave the indulgence of local football fans.It is always difficult, if not...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Jamaica and indeed the entire world, got excited over the weekend on seeing world sprint king Usain Bolt return to some semblance of form with identical 9.87 second clockings in the heats and final of the 100 metres event at the London 2012 Olympics...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Young Jamaican defender Alvas Powell continues to incur the wrath of local football fans after walking out on the Reggae Boyz team in the middle of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Initially, we were told it had to do with the limited playing time that the 20...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The mystery surrounding the status and form of world sprint superstar Usain Bolt intensified last weekend when the double Olympic sprint champion failed to turn up at the Jamaica national championships.The initial impression was given by Bolt...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

Having seen what is being touted as Jamaica's strongest possible team play as guests in the ongoing Copa America tournament in Chile, I am left bitterly disappointed.I was otherwise engaged and missed their first game against Uruguay which, by all...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMOral Tracey, Contributor

The concise Oxford Dictionary defines greatness as having the size, amount, extent or intensity considerably above the normal or average. A search of Google spewed up the Wikepedia definition of greatness as a concept of a state of superiority...

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