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Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

International Netball Federation (INF) president Molly Rhone says that Jamaica has what she describes as "a great prospect" of hosting a Fast5 World Netball Series in the next few years.Australia has been granted hosting rights for the tournament...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has said that the association is working with World Rugby, the sport's governing body, to increase players' safety at all levels.Benzwick said that rugby union has the best management of...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts has said that the national senior men's team's improved FIFA Coca-Cola World Ranking will aid the programme in keeping players active over the next year.The Reggae Boyz have moved up five...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Consultant neurosurgeon at the University of the West Indies Dr Carl Bruce, has said that there is not yet enough data available on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) to make significant rule changes in local football regarding heading the ball....

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has said that he believes that Olympian Nesta Carter will be cleared of any wrongdoing despite testing positive for a banned substance retrospectively found in his urine sample from the...

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

National Women's hockey team coach Christine Bartley is praising her team's discipline in its 2-0 win over Puerto Rico in their Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games qualifier at the JN Hockey Field yesterday.Although the Jamaicans won 3-0...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Alexander Williams has said that the body would not be applying for a lift on an injunction, which sees its executive director, Carey Brown, remaining in his job.Brown was on September 11 terminated...

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

Netball Jamaica president Dr Paula Daley-Morris has said that Jamaica's runner-up finish at the Fast5 Netball World Series in Melbourne, Australia, yesterday shows how resilient Jamaican people, as a whole, can be in times of hardship.The Sunshine...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 2:50 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls return with a silver medal from the Fast5 Netball World Series

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Leiza-Mae Keane is aiming to leave a legacy behind as not only Jamaica's most successful female boxing manager, but the most of either sex.Keane is most known for her association with Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell, having been in his corner since 2013...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Real Deal Boxing Promotions officials, including four-time World Heavyweight champion Evander 'The Real Deal' Holyfield and Chief Operating Officer Eric Bentley, as well as Uprising Promotions founder Ronson Frank, are currently in the island...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) are through to the quarter final round of the ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup after a 5-2 aggregate win over Charlie Smith.However, head coach Miguel Coley was not pleased with the fixture confusion by the Inter-...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:21 AMRachid Parchment

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he will support efforts to use the sport of chess as a means of social intervention, to address crime and violence in Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World-renown chess coach David MacEnulty has said that adults should not be discouraged from getting into the sport as they already have the mental conditioning needed to excel. Although, he said, this was so if the right training was given in the...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Maurice Ashley made black history by becoming the first ever African-American chess grandmaster in 1999 when he defeated Romanian Adrian Negulescu over a series of nine games, gaining the required norms needed for the achievement.Growing up in Tower...

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

Maurice Ashley is the first-ever chess grandmaster that Jamaica has produced although he now represents the United States after migrating at age 12.Ashley grew up in Tower Hill, Kingston, with his grandmother, a schoolteacher, and his siblings, who...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Alexander Williams says the agency is fully prepared and ready to go to court regarding its decision to terminate the services of its executive director, Carey Brown. This is after Brown and his legal...

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment

Outgoing Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Raymond Grant has been re-elected president of the Portland Football Association (PFA) during an extraordinary general meeting yesterday evening.Grant returns to the role exactly five...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Football, when played at a high level, is often compared to a game of chess, because of the intricate tactics, formations and strategies employed by teams to outsmart their opponents.Jamaica Chess Federation President Ian Wilkinson holds this view...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment

Five of the world's International Chess Masters (ICM) and one of the sport's top coaches will be in the island next week for the first-ever Jamaica International Chess Festival.The three-day event starts on Friday, October 13, wrapping up on the...

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

Jamaica's REGGAE Boyz meets hosts Saudi Arabia for the first time in 18 years. The game, which was originally to be played in the capitalof Riyadh, will now kick off today at 12:15 p.m., Jamaica time, from the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has advised Phoenix Football Academy Founder Craig Butler that if he wants to be considered for the role of director of football in the national programme, he must go through the same...

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

Former national senior men's football team head coach Winfried Schaefer believes that current team manager Roy Simpson should be made the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) new general secretary.Various names had been mentioned as candidates for the...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Richard 'Frog' Holmes and his coaching team learnt yesterday that his professional boxing match against the unbeaten Cody Crowley will be for the Canadian Junior Welterweight title.The 10-round bout will take place in Montreal, Canada tonight and...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has confirmed that the proposed international friendly match between Jamaica and hosts Saudi Arabia, set for October 7 in Riyadh, will go ahead as planned.There were concerns that the game would have been...

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