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Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 12:08 AMRachid Parchment

Newly crowned Wray and Nephew Contender Series Champion Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings says that he still has a lot left to offer to boxing and aims to compete at the highest level for another number of years.Mullings defeated Canadian Phil Rose in...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica has always been renowned for producing some of the very best of the world's athletes and, as such, the question of 'how the country does it' has always been asked.Scientists have travelled from all around the world to the island to try to...

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2017 | 12:16 AMRachid Parchment

As Usain Bolt prepares to close one chapter of his life on the track, Jamaicans have made it clear they want to see him go no further than the sidelines where he would help mould the careers of upcoming athletics stars. A Gleaner-commissioned Bill...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Dr Emir Crowne, the legal representative of 400 metres sprinter Riker Hylton, has praised the Independent Anti-Doping Panel (IADP) for what he describes as specific reasoning in its decision to clear the athlete of anti-doping violation charges...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 11:35 AMRachid Parchment

The Independent Anti-Doping Panel (IADP) has ruled that 400m sprinter Riker Hylton be cleared of charges related to Article 2.3 of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) rules. JADCO had alleged that Hylton failed or evaded...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, in speaking of the role the institution's new Faculty of Sport will play, has criticised the state of Test cricket in the region, saying it has collapsed.Speaking recently at the...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The University of the West Indies (UWI) officially launched its new Faculty of Sport at the Mona Campus yesterday. This is the first faculty established by the institution since the Faculty of Law, 40 years ago.The faculty will begin operating in...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Netball Jamaica president Dr Paula Daley-Morris has said that preparations by the senior netball team for the upcoming Caribbean Netball Championship are going well and that there is no conflict within the team, which began training on Monday.Daley-...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 11:50 PMRachid Parchment

Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings becomes the first ever two time Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing Series champion after a sixth round technical knockout win over Canadian Phil 'The Assassin' Rose at the Mico University College last...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Whether the Wray and Nephew Contender Series title returns to Jamaica or stays away for at least another year will be decided this evening as Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings faces Phil 'The Assassin' Rose at the Mico University College.Mullings,...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings is one of the boxers who consistently fills venues locally when placed on a fight card. Because of this popularity, he says that he feels a responsibility to the Jamaican public to return the Wray...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Promoters of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series will meet to decide how to handle the clash that has been caused between the competition's grand final and the CONCACAF Gold Cup final, which sees Jamaica and the USA kicking off at around the same...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Phil 'The Assassin' Rose, one of this season's Wray and Nephew Contender Series finalists, aims to win the competition to grow his reputation in professional boxing. However, he is also seeking to become the first Canadian to put the...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's Yona Knight-Wisdom is frustrated after going out at the first round in the men's 3-metre springboard diving event at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, last Wednesday.Knight-Wisdom finished 28th out of 56 but missed out on...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore said that he was pleased with the Reggae Boyz' 2-1 win over Canada in their CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final match on Thursday night, but he wished they had made more of their chances...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:22 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) director Romeo Monteith is optimistic about the Reggae Warriors' chances against the United States Hawks in their Americas Championship match tomorrow at Hodges Field, Jacksonville, Florida.Jamaica made...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Fifteen track-and-field athletes and one from aquatics will represent Jamaica at this year's World University Games in Chinese Taipei from August 19-30.Demish Gaye, Daniel Glave, Sashalee Forbes, Rhonda Whyte, and Yanique Dobson are the members of...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association (Intercol) president, Anthony Davis, has urged Dalton Myers, to clear the air on his employment status at the University of the West Indies (UWI). This, he said, would allow Myers to...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Head coach of the Jamaica senior men's football team Theodore Whitmore has said that he will make changes to the way the team attacks in this afternoon's final CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C preliminary match against El Salvador.Whitmore said at the...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore has said that despite his satisfaction with the team's 0-0 draw with Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night in Denver Colorado, there is still work to be done to improve.The...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former national footballer now turned agent, Damani Ralph, has criticised the quality of players being turned out by the national youth programme. Ralph said that the local players are no longer transitioning to the top clubs in the United States...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:48 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Crocs Under-19 Rugby Union will return to Florida today to take part in the Rugby Americas North (RANs) Super Week Cup competition, and head coach Huntley Anderson said that the aim this year is to gain a higher seeding in order to...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore has said that despite the 2-0 win over CuraÁao in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, the team's system of passing needs improvement.Whitmore made six changes to the...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment

Immaculate Conception High School assistant track and field coach Floyd Quarrie has said that he is very disappointed that his shot putter Kadian Clarke was not selected by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) in Jamaica's team to...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment

National 400 metres hurdler Ricardo Cunningham has said that he made the switch to the event from the 800 metres because he felt that he was wasting his time doing the two-lap race.Cunningham made the national team for the IAAF World Championships...

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