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Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMRachid Parchment

DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley has issued an ultimatum to local boxer Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings that he needs to lose weight before a match between them in the near future becomes possible.Corley said that he is being careful about a decision to...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz booked a place in the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup final with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over French Guiana in Fort-De-France, Martinique, last night.Theodore Whitmore's Boyz made the task difficult for themselves,...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Race Drivers' Club (JRDC) president Monique Gibbs has said that investigations into the crash between Doug Gore and David Summerbell Jr at the Jamwest Motor Speedway in Westmoreland last Sunday are ongoing and a decision will be made soon....

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 4:00 AMRachid Parchment

Team Canada's boxer Dave 'Fast and Furious' Leblond has appealed to the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) to have his defeat to Jamaican fighter Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis overruled.If successful, this would result in a rematch between the two...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Warriors Men's 15s Rugby Union team vice-captain Orien Smith said that having a younger, deeper squad this season was a factor in the team capturing the Jamaica Rugby Football Union Club Championship this season.The JDF...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has said that it is investigating the death of St George's College (StGC) track and field team manager Peter Brooks as a possible suicide.The CCU said, in a statement, that...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Crocs team manager Cherine Richards has said that national player Omar Dixon had a second eye surgery and is in good spirits as he recovers.However, the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) still has an issue of repaying world governing body...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMRachid Parchment

Wray and Nephew Contender junior middleweight favourite Sakima Mullings says that he needs some time to adjust to his change in weight class.Mullings, who won the competition in 2014 as a welterweight, won the opening bout of the contest last...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick said that he is proud of the Lady Crocs performance despite losses in all three of their matches in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.The Jamaicans went down 54-0 to Japan...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMRachid Parchment

Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) president Victor Montagliani says the Gold Cup tournament will be expanded from 12 to 16 teams in its 2019 edition.The competition, which started in 1991,...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange says that Jamaicans should feel privileged to have seen sprint legend Usain Bolt compete.Grange was speaking at the launch of the JN Racers Grand Prix, and hailed Bolt for continually achieving excellence on...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMRachid Parchment

At least two prominent high school coaches have expressed disappointment at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association's (ISSA) decision to allow Ari Rodgers of Kingston College (KC) to participate in the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls'...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMRachid Parchment

Two of Jamaica's budding Rugby Union coaches will return to the island today from Las Vegas, Nevada, where they went to gain level-two certification for coaching Rugby Sevens.National Men's Under-19 coach Huntley Anderson and Jamaica Senior Women's...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 2:00 AMRachid Parchment

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) marketing and communications manager Carole Beckford says that the body will not be drawn on speculation about the future of West Indies cricket should the International Cricket Council (ICC) go ahead with its...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 1:00 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 | 1:00 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 | 1:00 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 | 1:00 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 | 1:00 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 | 1:00 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 (...

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