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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...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The FLOW Foundation has given approximately $4.3 million in sponsorship to 31 schools as they prepare for participation in the Penn Relays Carnival later this month.The foundation's executive chairman, Errol Miller, said FLOW is not only aiding...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National Rugby Sevens player Omar Dixon has remained in Hong Kong after last week's Hong Kong Sevens Tournament as he awaits a crucial surgery to restore vision in his right eye.Dixon was injured during the Jamaica Crocs' opening game against...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Canadian Phil Rose, who beat Jamaican Ricardo Planter by a split decision in the Wray and Nephew Contender Junior Middleweight Boxing Series on Wednesday night, believes he can build on the performance and go all the way in the competition....

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) competitions director George Forbes said yesterday that Kingston College (KC) has no further room to appeal its decision to disqualify 800 metres runner Colin Rowe at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaican Yona Knight-Wisdom has booked his spot in the Men's 3M diving final at the FINA Canada Cup, in Gatineau, Canada this afternoon. Knight-Wisdom placed third in the Group A semi final with a dive scoring 398.10, finishing behind Canadian...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National rugby union coach Clarence Brown says that the men's and women's teams are currently settling in and adapting well to conditions in Hong Kong ahead of their Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament, which starts this week.The Crocs...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association President Mike Fennell said that he is very concerned about what he describes as "wild allegations" being made that Jamaican athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics were not prosecuted for positive tests by the...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Independent Anti-Doping Panel (IADP) overseeing the case involving national 400 metres runner Riker Hylton and the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has ruled that it has no jurisdiction to overturn the provisional suspension issued to the...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Riker Hylton's attorney, Dr. Emir Crowne, said he had a busier day than he had expected in the preliminary anti-doping hearing of the 400 metres sprinter at the Jamaica Conference Centre, in Kingston yesterday.Crowne set out to prove that the...

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...

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