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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...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team assistant coach Jerome Waite has backed the Reggae Boyz to bounce back from their defeat in the Scotiabank CFU Caribbean Cup final to CuraÁao, with a better performance in next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.Jamaica...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Justin Sirgany is a 15 year old go kart and Formula 4 (F4) driver, who hopes to make it further up the divisions and drive for a Formula 1 (F1) team someday.Speed has been a concept familiar to Justin from an early age as he is a third-generation...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:42 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) presidential candidate Vishu Tolan has said that if elected, more staff will be employed to meet the needs of the association.Tolan, who is the current JOA first vice president, will be running against the body's...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 8:30 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Gleaner Writer Jamaica's Reggae Boyz secured their spot in the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup final with a 4-2 penalty win over French Guiana in Fort-De-France, Martinique last night. The defending champions, who are...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:24 AMRachid Parchment

Former national men's senior football team head coach Winfried Schaefer says his former assistant, Miguel Coley should replace Vin Blaine as the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) director of football.Blaine recently left the role to take up a...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Veteran rally driver Jeffrey Panton has said his co-driver Michael Fennell Jr's pace notes were key to their victory in the recently staged SOL Rally Barbados this month. Panton and Fennell, in their Ford Focus WRC (World Rally Championship) rally...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World-leading discus thrower Fedrick Dacres kept his good momentum in 2017 going with his first IAAF Diamond League meet win, as he claimed the Stockholm leg with a throw of 68.36m yesterday.Dacres, who threw the third-farthest distance so far this...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Young local boxer Kestna Davis, who recently made his professional debut, has remained silent on whether he will be signing with I Fight Promotions, despite receiving new equipment from the brand at the Wray and Nephew Contender event at the Chinese...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

I Fight Promotions head, Chris Joy, has said that 2016 Wray & Nephew Contender Series champion, DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley, will be returning to Jamaica as a main eventer on a soon-to-be announced fight night to be staged by the company...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Returning Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Dr Walton Small has said that as part of his mandate for his sixth successive term, he will ensure that three new panels be created to streamline the functions of the organisation...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 2:22 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Gleaner Writer Dr. Walton Small was returned as President of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) after voting was held in the body's Annual General Meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel today. St. Elizabeth...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

While Edwin Allen sprinter Kevona Davis did not get a sprint double in the Class 3 Girls 100m and 200m sprints at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championship because of her false start in the 100m final, she said that it helped to motivate...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:03 AMRachid Parchment

Richard 'Frog' Holmes booked his spot in the semi final of the Wray and Nephew Contender series with a win by unanimous decision over Canadian Frank Cotroni at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium last night. Holmes had the...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 10:22 PMRachid Parchment

The legendary Usain St Leo Bolt said goodbye to the National Stadium in fine style, when he left the rest of the field in his wake in the 100m Salute To A Legend race at the JN Grand Prix this evening. Bolt clocked 10.03 ahead of Javaughn...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 10:07 PMRachid Parchment

Wayde van Niekerk set a world leading time of 19.84 seconds while winning the men's 200m at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium tonight. The South African 400m world record holder was in complete control, ahead of Rasheed Dwyer,...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 9:47 PMRachid Parchment

Great Britain's Mo Farah delighted the National Stadium when he won the Men's 3,000m at the JN Racers Grand Prix earlier this evening. Farah chased Australian Pat Tierman until the last 250m of the race and clocked a time of 7:41.20...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 9:40 PMRachid Parchment

Willy Tarbei pulled off one of the talking points of the night when he pipped world record holder David Rudisha on the line to win the Men's 800m at the JN Racers Grand Prix earlier this evening. Tarbei finished in 1:44.86 ahead of his Kenyan...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 7:21 PMRachid Parchment

Sharika Nelvis of the USA was the winner of a nail biting Women's 100m Hurdles at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium this evening. She clocked 12.78 seconds to win ahead of Jamaican and World Champion Danielle Williams, who...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 7:01 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaican Dawna-Lee Loney got the action started on the track with a win in the Women's 400m 'A' Race at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium. Loney clocked a time of 52.05 seconds to take the win. She finished ahead of...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

American 200m icon Allyson Felix has said that she is pleased with the depth of talent currently being showcased in the event, in recent times.Speaking at the official press conference ahead of tonight's JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium...

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