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Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The grass is green all over the field at Melbourne Oval and club president Mark Neita says that although he is pleased with what he described as a tremendous improvement of the playing surface, he wants it to be even better.Neita, who was re-elected...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Despite the recent increase in violent deaths across the country, various local sports administrators say that they do not believe that crime has had a significant effect on sport tourism or the ability of their sporting associations to attract...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National striker Jourdaine Fletcher said that despite the conditions in his debut game for the Jamaica senior men's team being unusual to him, he enjoyed the experience.Fletcher got his first international cap in the last seven minutes of the Reggae...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore said that despite losing 1-0 to the USA, his young team produced what he described as an encouraging performance.The local-based Reggae Boyz returned to the island from Chattanooga, Tennessee,...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sports lawyer Dr Emir Crowne has said that Olympian Nesta Carter has a good chance of getting his 2008 Olympic gold medal back when his legal team submits an official appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Carter and his Beijing Games...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Mixed Martial Arts Jamaica (MMAJ) C.E.O. Daniel Chacko-Wilmot said that the association's recognition by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) will help the island to produce more amateur fighters of what he describes as a high...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National sprinter Yohan Blake says he is aiming to have what he has described as a "magical" 2017 season.The 2011 100-metre World champion said his fans should expect good things from him this season because he is confident he can pull off a few...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Track and Field legend Usain Bolt has said that whatever the outcome of a possible appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the legal team of Jamaican sprint relay teammate Nesta Carter, the two will always remain friends.Jamaica's...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sports Development Foundation's (SDF) general manager, Denzil Wilks, has revealed that the entity does not have enough money to fund all the nation's various sporting associations, but it is doing its best with the allocation it gets.In 2014, the...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Chairman of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Referees Group, Malica Reid, said yesterday that the association's officials will soon be using radio communication during matches.Reid made the announcement at the group's annual general meeting...

Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The West Indies' visually impaired cricket team's Jamaican players have received a sponsorship of just under $3 million to compete in the 2017 T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind in India at the end of the month.The Sports Development Foundation (...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Flow Caribbean and current Emirates FA Cup holders Manchester United have partnered to bring the trophy to football fans in Jamaica and the Caribbean this month.The trophy will arrive in Jamaica on Thursday following stops in Trinidad and Barbados...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Track and field is expected to again dominate tonight's RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony as the island's sporting standouts are recognised.Rio de Janeiro 2016 multiple gold medallists Usain Bolt...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

General Manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmond Brown says the body is still awaiting the funds needed to start major upgrades to the National Stadium in Kingston this year.Brown says IPL needs US$40 million, which at today's rate...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former WBC heavyweight champion American Oliver 'The Atomic Bull' McCall will be visiting Jamaica later this month to work with the island's amateur boxers.McCall, who is most known for his title win against Lennox Lewis in 1994, says that Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) needs to raise at least $3.2 million to improve the diving facilities at the National Aquatics Centre in Kingston, according to presidential hopeful Martin Lyn.The former president, who wants to...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Carole Beckford has written a new book to showcase the potential of Jamaica as an opportunity for business and sports tourism.The book, titled Jamaica Is In - Sport and Tourism, is Beckford's second and was launched on Thursday night at an official...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

New Kingston FC Head Coach Geoffrey Maxwell says that the quality of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) has declined in recent years.Maxwell, who recently took charge of the KSAFA Major League side, says that this is because of the type of players...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sprinter-turned-bobsledder Carrie Russell, says that her time so far in her new sport has been bittersweet.Russell made the switch to bobsledding earlier this year and is now a brake-woman in the two-woman sled for the national team after being...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Boys' Town FC Coach Andrew Price says that he expects yesterday's 1-1 home draw with leaders Montego Bay United in the Red Stripe Premier League to spur the team on to better performances in 2017.In a game where first in the table met last placed,...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

International Netball Federation President Molly Rhone says that preparations are going slowly for the World Youth Cup in Botswana next year, but she is confident that the tournament will go ahead smoothly.Rhone, who is currently back home in...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:03 AMRachid Parchment

Team manager of the Jamaica Tallawahs Andrew Richardson says that the decision of star batsman Chris Gayle to leave the team for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots ahead of next season's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 Cricket tournament is...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National netballer Nicole Aiken-Pinnock says that she is suffering from fatigue because of inactivity after her Clarendon Gators' 55-22 loss to the St Catherine Racers in the Berger Elite Netball League at the Leila Robinson Courts on Saturday night...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Allan Roy Marsh, former first vice-president of Swimming at the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), says that he is not interested in returning to the role should a new board be elected at the next annual...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Local administrators, coaches, and fans all say that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has many shortcomings. They say one of these is its leadership.Michael Hall, the former general manager of the Sports Development Foundation, agrees,...

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