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Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has said that he supports 200m sprinter-turned-rugby player Warren Weir's decision to migrate to Florida for track and field training.It was reported earlier this week that Weir will be...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Alexander Williams said that he is "amazed" at the position held by some persons that transparency and accountability will be compromised in future anti-doping hearings, which will now all be held...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne said that he disagrees with the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) decision to have its anti-doping hearings for athletes in breach of World Anti-Doping Agency regulations heard behind closed doors...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Ato Boldon, coach of Jamaican junior sprinter Briana Williams, has dismissed criticism of him in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) that he is helping to develop rival nations' track and field programmes...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Olympian Ato Boldon said that he feels vindicated by Briana Williams' success in the Women's 100m at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland yesterday.Williams' gold medal winning run in a time of 11.16 seconds, capped a successful...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 12:20 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sport Minister Olivia Grange said that despite criticisms of the maquette of the statue being created for Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, she is happy that there is public discourse about it.Fraser-Pryce's statue's maquette, a small mock-up of the...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year for 2017, Alia Atkinson, has now collected her second award but it is still an overwhelming feeling for her.Atkinson won the award in January but was unable to attend the ceremony as she was...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) general secretary Leroy Brown says that there will be a change to the weigh-in structure for the Wray and Nephew Contender Series in the future.Brown said that a pre-weigh-in will allow the JBBC to closely...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica's senior national men's lacrosse team head coach, Errol Wilson, said that although there is still some way to go, he is pleased with the togetherness he has seen in the team as it gets ready for the Federation of International Lacrosse World...

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...

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