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Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kemahl 'The Hitman' Russell's camp says that he has been offered three fights since his loss to Sergiy Derevyanchenko but he may have to turn them down.Russell's manager, Leiza-Mae Keane, said that the boxer is now recovering from a cut he received...

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

Jamaica Boxing Board of Control general secretary Leroy Brown has defended the decision to invite Canadian boxers in to this year's Wray and Nephew Contender Light-Middleweight Boxing Series, saying these fighters' were chosen because of good...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Peace For Champs Initiative founder, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Terrence Bent, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force will be making special preparations for next week's ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships.SPP Bent told The...

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

Sprint legend Usain Bolt says that one of his aims this year is to get back to clocking below 9.8 seconds before ending his career.Bolt, who will be retiring after the IAAF World Championships in London this August, said that he wants to do...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:30 AMRachid Parchment

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has opened a new regional office in at the Courtleigh Corporate Centre, in New Kingston, as part of what it says is its effort to accelerate football...

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

Calabar High says that the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) has further deepened what it calls the perception of it being a body which considers itself to be above critique or accountability.The school says this is because ISSA has...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Harbour View FC's Red Stripe Premier League Manager Oneal Johnson has backed head coach Ludlow Bernard, saying he believes he is still the right man for the job, despite results not going according to plan this season.The Stars of the East had aimed...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:24 AMRachid Parchment

Two American immigration lawyers agree that Jamaican athletes have nothing to fear with regard to moving to America to seek opportunities in sports in light of the recent immigration controversy. However, a recent incident involving former Trindad...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 5:10 PMRachid Parchment

Former Brazil defender Edmílson, who won the 2002 FIFA World Cup, said it is a fantastic feeling being able to reunite with some of his teammates ahead of their clash with the Jamaica Heroes team. The Brazil All Stars arrived in the island...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Director of boxing at the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC), Kingsley Goodison, has denied rumours about the events surrounding his team's trip to Trinidad and Tobago recently for a competition.A source who did not wish to be named told The...

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

Former first vice-president at the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Allan Roy Marsh says young local swimmers are struggling to make a transition from age-group swimming to competing at the senior level because of misplaced priorities...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 11:21 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica’s beach soccer team has advanced to the quarter finals of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships despite going down 3-2 to hosts Bahamas earlier in Nassau. The Jamaicans got their goals through Rohan Reid and Daemion Benjamin....

Published:Sunday | February 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Raymond Grant says that the FIFA Forward Programme, under way at the Football Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), should be completed by the end of the year, as long as everything...

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

The G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport has started work on a new research facility as the school aims to gain University College status.The work started on Wednesday in the school's gymnasium and is expected to be completed in under...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Executive Director Deborah Chen says she is concerned about the few schools that have visited its facilities to have sudden cardiac arrest screening exercises done on student-athletes ahead of what she describes as...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Heart Foundation of Jamaica Director of Emergency Cardiac Care, Dr Hugh Wong, has said that it should be mandated that every school across the island be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) to properly prepare for heart-related...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Local Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Matthew Colquhoun said that his loss to American Roy Cooper III in their X-1 World Events Welterweight title fight two weeks ago has not done much harm to his career, and he has learnt from the experience....

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

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford 'Billy' Heaven said that Cricket West Indies (CWI) is not doing enough to market the product, which he believes has a negative effect on Sabina Park's attraction as a host venue.Heaven believes...

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

This year's staging of the Gibson McCook Relays will see teams competing from across the Caribbean as organisers look to address the public's requests for more overseas competition.Organising committee chairman, Professor Rainford Wilks, said the...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:53 AMRachid Parchment

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is expressing concern about the possible effects of Nesta Carter’s guilty verdict handed down by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC ruling said that reanalysis of Carter’...

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

Jamaican Mixed Martial Arts fighter Matthew Colquhoun will face Ray 'Braddah' Cooper III in a main event bout for the X-1 World Events Welterweight Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, Jamaica time.This will be Colquhoun's...

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

Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has said that the process of approving the renovation of the National Stadium in Kingston is not as simple as many would believe.Independence Park Limited (IPL) General Manager Major Desmon Brown had previously...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former president of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) Robert Richards has sought to clear the air about his offer to return to the local governing body.Richards says that his offer to return to the JBA is not to be president, as was previously...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

RJR SportS Foundation Sportswoman of the Year runner-up, Alia Atkinson, said that it is a fulfilling feeling knowing that her world-record swim in the 50-metre breaststroke last year can inspire a new generation of black female swimmers.Atkinson set...

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

Triple Olympic, gold medallist Usain Bolt, who won the RJR Sport Foundation National Sportsman of the Year Award for 2016, said on Friday night that he hopes that he has been an inspiration to youngsters.Bolt, who has now won the award on seven...

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