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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...

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...

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