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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...

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

Usain Bolt has told Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse to rethink any expectations he has of beating him any time soon.De Grasse has been mentioned in recent times as one of the upcoming sprinters to lead the sport forward when the world's fastest...

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

Kimberly Williamson has said that she is optimistic that tonight is the night that she qualifies for the IAAF World Championships, when she competes in the women's high jump at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium this evening.Williamson...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has said that he is looking forward to what he expects to be an emotional send-off when he runs his final race on home soil at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium tomorrow.Bolt shared the stage with...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

David Rudisha, the holder of the world record in the 800 metres set at the London Olympics in 2012, says that the recent terror attacks in the city will not deter him or other athletes from going and giving their best at the IAAF World Championships...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:39 AMRachid Parchment

Multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medallist David Rudisha, who arrived in the island yesterday for Saturday's JN Racers Grand Prix, has said that he is happy to be a part of the celebration of Usain Bolt, who he describes as a "...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 10:55 PMRachid Parchment

Phil Rose's defeated Dave Leblond by a unanimous judges' decision in their all Canadian quarter final encounter in the Wray and Nephew Contender Boxing Series earlier this evening at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium.Rose's power proved...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Sakima 'The Mauler' Mullings has said that his win over Canadian Larone 'Jet' Whyte in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series on Wednesday night shows that he is Jamaica's best-conditioned boxer.Mullings, who many see as Jamaica's best chance of...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Riker Hylton's legal representative, Dr Emir Crowne, has said that he is confident of a favourable ruling in the 2011 World Championship 4x400m relay bronze medallist's hearing for an anti-doping charge brought about by the Jamaica Anti-Doping...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 10:50 PMRachid Parchment

Sakima Mullings punched his ticket for the semi final round of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series with a split judges decision win over Canadian Larone Whyte at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium earlier tonight.Whyte showed resilience...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World Championships 2011 4x400m relay bronze medallist Riker Hylton has reportedly retired from the sport, but nonetheless had a good day in defending his reputation in his anti-doping violation hearing against the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) Stephen 'Bomber' Jones has defended officials of the Wray and Nephew Contender Series. The officials have come in for heavy criticism from several local boxing stakeholders, who have voiced...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Veteran netball coach Winston Nevers says that current national team head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken has made mistakes in how she interacts with her team.Allison-McCracken has been criticised by various netball enthusiasts in recent times...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The 25 metres diving pool at the National Aquatic Centre in Kingston was officially reopened yesterday, after four months of renovation.Upgrades done to the pool, which is mainly used for water polo and synchronised swimming, cost just under $14.5...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Canadian boxer Dave Leblond has set his sights on a possible rematch with Jamaican rival Tsetsi Davis.Leblond defeated professional debutant Nico Yeyo in what many described as a disappointing "hugging match" in their Wray and Nephew Contender...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Rene Simoes has said that the negative public opinion of Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell is unfair because he has always known him to be a man of principles.The former national technical director is currently on vacation...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former national tech-nical director Rene Simoes has backed current Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore.Simies, who is in the island with his wife celebrating his 41st wedding anniversary, said that he has a lot of advice to give to Whitmore to...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 3:32 AMRachid Parchment

Canadian boxer Dave Leblond defeated local fighter Nico Yeyo in his return to the Wray and Nephew Contender Junior Middleweight Series at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium last night. Leblond, who had been recalled to the competition in...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 11:47 PMRachid Parchment

Santos FC booked their spot in the Magnum/KSAFA Super League final with a 6-5 penalty shootout win over Barbican FC at the Constant Spring Field on Saturday night.It was a close game throughout and ended 0-0 after regulation and extra time, as both...

Published:Saturday | May 6, 2017 | 8:35 PMRachid Parchment

Mountain View FC booked their spot in the Magnum/KSAFA Major League Final with a 1-0 win over Pembroke Hall at the Constant Spring Field earlier this evening.Mountain View went ahead in the 3rd minute when Troyland Williams converted a penalty after...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) has ruled that Tsetsi Davis' split decision win over Team Canada's Dave Leblond in the Wray...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Local boxer Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis has said that he feels he has been treated harshly by the Jamaican boxing fraternity, which includes both officials and fans of the sport.Davis is currently waiting to hear if an appeal by Canadian fighter Dave...

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