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Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica will know whether Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson or Michael Ricketts leads its football forward for at least the next two years, after this evening's Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) presidential elections. Three of Jamaica's most...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 6:09 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) president Dr Mark Broomfield has resigned from the role, saying that it has become difficult to carry out his duties effectively because of time constraints. Broomfield, who had been in the role since January...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda is pleased with the decision to name Paris as the city to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2024, and Los Angeles (LA) for the Olympiad four years later. The decisions were announced...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 11:08 PMRachid Parchment

There was no vote of no confidence lodged against president Handel Lamey and his board at the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica's (ASAJ) executive council meeting this evening.Various local swimming clubs' have made complaints about the...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Richard 'Frog' Holmes will face Canadian Cody Crowley in a 10-round boxing match in Montreal, Canada, on September 30.Crowley is a southpaw (a boxer, usually left-handed, who leads with the right hand and stands with the right foot forward, using...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kristen McGregor is a 22-year-old fourth-year sports management major at the University of Technology. There, she is also a 100 and 200-metre sprinter, but has recently taken up the sporting disciplines of rugby union and bodybuilding.Trying new...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell is now the Junior North American Boxing Federation middleweight champion after a technical knockout win over Ian 'The General' Green in New York on Saturday night.Russell controlled the fight throughout and his...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Denham Town High is coached by one of the promising younger coaches in Jamaican football, Omar Edwards.Two seasons ago, the West Kingston-based school exceeded expectations and made the semi-final of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition.They...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 12:51 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) President Audrey Allwood is pleased with what she says is a new outlook on women’s fitness physique locally, and how more women are now embracing bodybuilding. This year’s...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) is moving to resolve the problems which have forced the postponement of the start of the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season.The RSPL was set to start on September 3, but the Jamaica Football...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

K'NRG Management has announced that its client, Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell's, boxing match for the Junior North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Middleweight title against American Ian 'The General' Green will be live streamed via the internet.The...

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

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) presidential candidate Ambassador Stewart Stephenson has said that should he be elected, he would be reviewing the number of games youngsters are made to play in the local schoolboy football season each year....

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) presidential candidate, Ambassador Stewart Stephenson, has officially unveiled his campaign manifesto ahead of the elections on September 16.At a breakfast ceremony yesterday at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel before...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

This year's staging of the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk will take place with the aim of benefiting the Trelawny Infirmary in Falmouth.This year's staging takes place on October 15 and starts at the Falmouth Pier with a...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sport Minister Olivia Grange has said that the statue commissioned to honour sprint legend Usain Bolt will be officially unveiled on Heroes' weekend.Grange said that it will be placed at Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston, but there are...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sport minister Olivia Grange has said that the Government has "big plans" for the upgrading of the Trelawny Stadium.Grange made the announcement while speaking at the Jamaica Tallawahs' official team brunch at the Melbourne Cricket Club on Thursday...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz return to the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain to face regional rivals and hosts Trinidad and Tobago (T...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA) official Matthew Smith-Barrett has said that this year's National Championships and Fitness Expo, set for the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology on Friday and...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

I Fight Promotions founder Chris Joy has said that he has two fights lined up for two-time Wray and Nephew Contender champion Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings if he is interested in them.Joy said that Mullings can face DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley in...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell has officially put pen to paper on a three-year contract with Real Deal Boxing, with the aim of getting more matches booked in the near future.Real Deal Boxing is headed by four-time World Heavyweight champion Evander '...

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...

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