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Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that he is in favour of FIFA's proposal of an international competition that takes place every two years.FIFA President Gianni Infantino said last week that he would like create a...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Derrick 'Pretty Boy' Edwards and Danny Benjamin, the two Antigua and Barbuda football officials facing a drug charge, will appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.There, their lawyers from the Knight, Junor and Samuels law firm will...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Former Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Tony James said that he does not believe that Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore's resignation from his role as interim head coach of the national senior men's football team and Leon Bailey turning down a...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) board members were set to meet last night to discuss contingencies to put in place to deal with national interim head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore's resignation yesterday afternoon.Sources told The Gleaner that...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:16 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports lawyer Dr Emir Crowne has been appointed to the Sport Resolutions' Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators in the United Kingdom.Sports Resolutions handles cases from United Kingdom Anti-Doping and the International Tennis Federation. Crowne's...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

National senior netball team skipper Jhaniele Fowler-Reid said that it speaks volumes about the growth of the sport's profile that she was named captain of Jamaica's Commonwealth Games team, which is currently competing on the Gold Coast in...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Former national midfielder Paul Hall said that he does not approve of how Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey's camp went about negotiations with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to have the player represent the Reggae Boyz.Hall said that it...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Edwin Allen High School track and field head coach Michael Dyke said that star athlete Kevona Davis' success at the recent ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships (Champs) was due in part to patience and carefulness in preparing...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Davis's 11.16 seconds erased the previous mark of 11.35, which she had promised would go after smashing the 200m record on Thursday night. After the race, she said she was elated to have righted the wrong of the false start in the event last year....

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Edwin Allen's Kevona Davis is the new holder of the Class Two Girls' 200m record at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships after a classy performance saw her finish in a time of 22.92 seconds at the National Stadium in Kingston...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:16 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Danielle Sloley not only defended her Class Two girls' shot put title, but also set a record of 15.99m, with a massive throw on yesterday's second day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.The...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Laribo Marketing and Consultants Managing Director Richard Bowen said that although some schools are resorting to legal threats to protect their symbols from bootlegging, the problem will not be easy to completely eliminate.Laribo has been one of...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick said that the association needs US$20,000 (J$2.5 million) to repay a debt owed to organisers of the Hong Kong Sevens Tournament in order to participate in this year's staging from April 6-8...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Veteran race car driver Douglas 'Hollywood' Gore has warned his local rivals not to underestimate his new modified Kia Rio race car, which he has named 'The Beast'.Gore unveiled the car at Kia Motors on Oxford Road in Kingston on Saturday night....

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Laura Butler, a member of the management team at the Phoenix All Star Football Academy, has hit out at what she says is a lack of professionalism displayed by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) with regard to how it treated the invitation of Leon...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

St JOHN'S, Antigua:The Windward Volcanoes stand in the way of Barbados Pride's retention of their Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super50 title, when they meet at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here in St John's this afternoon.Pride captain Kraigg...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

St JOHN'S, Antigua:ICC Women's World T20 (Twenty20) Cup director Jennifer Nero said yesterday that the West Indies' hosting of the event will hopefully allow the region to achieve sustainable development through gender balanced sports programmes....

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

ST JOHN'S, Antigua:Windies bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose says that the regional Test cricket side would still have a large following if it simply won more games and series.Ambrose, who debuted for the Windies in 1988 and retired in 2000, said...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

ST JOHN'S, Antigua:Cricket West Indies president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron has said that, if given a second chance at it, he would have handled the circumstances leading to the abrupt pull out of the tour of India in 2014 differently.The tour in 2014...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

NORTH SOUND, Antigua:It is not often in professional sport that you see teams featuring a father-son duo. However, that relationship now exists in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Cup tournament this year with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and son...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director of marketing and business development, Sophia Harris-Lau, said she was pleasantly surprised with the public's reception to the recent friendly international between the Reggae Boyz and Korea Republic, which...

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