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Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) director Romeo Monteith has appealed to the Government to assist the body in securing a permanent ground for the sport.Monteith, who is also the national senior men's team's head coach, oversaw the Reggae...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager Denzil Wilks says the body is unsure whether it will continue to receive its yearly share of 40 per cent of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.Wilks made the announcement...

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

Former national technical director and senior men's football team coach Winston 'Chungy' Chung-Fah is dead.Chung-Fah had been ailing for a number of years and died yesterday at his home in The Cayman Islands.With notable players such as Lenworth '...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Frome Technical High School head coach Aaron Lawrence says not much is expected of his team this season, despite their strong performances in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup this season.He is happy with that as he believes it gives his team more freedom...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Two-time Wray and Nephew Contender boxing champion Sakima 'Mr Smooth' Mullings said that despite no real progress being made in booking a bout, he is still interested in facing last season's champion Ricardo 'Magic Man Salas' because he wants...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has reiterated its selection policy for all players looking to get into its national teams.The federation released a statement yesterday saying that selection of players is the responsibility of the respective...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager Denzil Wilks has challenged Jamaica's men's senior football team to follow in their female counterparts' momentum and qualify for another FIFA World Cup.Wilks was speaking at an official welcoming...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica's senior women's football team will have to wait at least until after their third place play off game with Panama to book their spot in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France.This is because they were beaten 6-0 by World Champions...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Two prominent figures in west Kingston football say the State of Emergency (SOE) imposed on that area yesterday has left them very concerned about what it may mean for their clubs going forward.Leon Mitchell, president of Trench Town based Boys'...

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

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell is disappointed with his team's bowling after crashing out of the Hero Caribbean Premier League by a two-wicket defeat to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Providence, Georgetown, Guyana, last night."...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne launched a representation clinic for Canadian and Caribbean athletes yesterday.The Sports Law Clinic provides pro bono representation to athletes on matters across various sporting tribunals and is also staffed by...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the standard of local facilities has prevented the country from hosting a Concacaf Gold Cup game.Ricketts said that the federation had bid to host the opening game of next year's...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Pan American Championships Combat Sambo gold medallist Matthew Colquhoun says he needs surgery after learning that the hand injury he has been carrying since the tournament is worse than previously thought.Colquhoun had developed the injury in his...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director of football Wendell Downswell, said that he is pleased with what local coaches, especially those in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), are doing to develop young talent across the island.Downswell said...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) executive member Stephen Gunter said that the body is now looking towards hosting future drag-racing events at the Ken Jones Aerodrome in Portland. This is after the regular venue for its meets, Vernam Field in...

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...

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