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Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle says it is important that striker Junior Flemmings and other members of the club undergo sensitivity training after an allegation that he used a homophobic slur in a recent game. Flemmings was given a...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Phoenix Rising FC head coach Rick Schantz says his Jamaican striker, Junior Flemmings, was not given fair treatment after allegations that he made a homophobic slur towards an opponent. The allegation is that Flemmings used a derogatory Jamaican...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Junior Flemmings, the Jamaican Phoenix Rising player alleged to have used a homophobic slur against an openly gay opponent during a United Soccer League (USL) match on Wednesday night, feels hard done by. It is alleged that Flemmings used a...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

FIFA, football’s world governing body, has suspended the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) with immediate effect for what it says are “grave violations of FIFA statutes”. The matter surrounds the former leadership of the TTFA lodging...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

With Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange expected to return as minister of sport when Prime Minister Andrew Holness completes his Cabinet, three sporting figures have shared varying views about her previous stint in the role. In Grange’s last four and a half...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

A new book will be published in the United Kingdom (UK) this month, which features footballers of Jamaican heritage and their contribution to English football. Football’s Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:27 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) says an increase in salaries and wages is the reason for more than two thirds of its costs associated with administrative expenses. This, it said in a press release on Wednesday, is because of changes to its...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:29 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Boxing Board president Stephen Jones says that plans are being made for boxing in September. Jones, who was previously sceptical about when to make fighters active again, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the change of thinking is...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Imagine giving everything you have to your craft throughout your high school track and field career and landing an athletic scholarship for your university. Then comes the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing social distancing in every aspect of society,...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Molynes United President Herman Cruickshank has called for a subsidy by organisers of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to aid less financially endowed teams when the new season starts. Molynes were promoted to top-flight football in the 2019-20...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:29 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller says that the team was not looking to find a marquee player to replace former captain Chris Gayle as he is “irreplaceable”. However, the idea behind the players drafted was to build a solid...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt has described the late Windies legend Sir Everton Weekes as one of the founders of the region’s cricket. Sir Everton, 95 years old, passed away after a period of illness at his home in Christ Church,...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Former Windies fast bowler, now pundit, Michael Holding, has commented on whether cricketers should use their platform to speak up on racial injustice. With recent global protests led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement after the death of...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:34 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Windies fast-bowling legend Michael Holding says it was the correct decision for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to pull a racially controversial episode of ‘Fawlty Towers’ from its streaming service. The BBC pulled the episode ‘The...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:20 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Salwa Eid Naser’s legal representatives, Dr Emir Crowne and Matthew Gayle, have denied charges of a whereabouts violation brought against her by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The Nigeria-born Bahraini quarter-miler retained the services of...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

It’s a beautiful, warm, sunny Sunday afternoon in July, and the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is set for a resumption after roughly four months suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The football fraternity, consisting of players, coaches,...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:18 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Janathan ‘Mufasa’ Hanson had big plans geared at him being an Olympian this summer. However, they were delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The middleweight amateur boxer was preparing for qualifiers before the start of the pandemic...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:18 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

It has been roughly a month since most major sporting events around the world have been either suspended, postponed, or cancelled because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In that time, fans, athletes, and sports administrators alike...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Athletics Adminstrative Association (JAAA) secretary general Garth Gayle has confirmed that correspondence has taken place with the region’s governing body, North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC), urging...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:18 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The cancellation of this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) because of COVID-19 has caused concerns about the future of many of the nation’s top student-athletes and their technical development. But one...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:29 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Athletics Adminis-trative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says that Olympic Games officials will be forced to rethink their stance on hosting the event this summer as global infection numbers for the novel coronavirus, which...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:55 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica’s senior men’s team head coach Romeo Monteith is upbeat after the Reggae Warriors were placed in Group C of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in a draw made yesterday. The Reggae Warriors have been placed with 2013 World Champions New Zealand...

Published:Monday | November 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

HAVANA, Cuba: Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) representative Carlton Simmonds says he is fine with Vincentian Trevor Bailey returning as president of the Caribbean Cycling Confederation (CCC) for another four-year term. Bailey defeated challenger...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

HAVANA, Cuba: National road cycling champion Russell Small says he is ‘soldiering through’ less-than- satisfactory conditions as he gets ready for the Caribbean Cycling Confederation’s (CCC) Road Cycling Championships here today. Jamaica’s eight-...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Havana, Cuba: National Cyclist Russell Small says that a video that went viral on the Internet earlier this week showing a woman riding home from work could help the profile of the sport locally. Shellysha McCarthy was videoed by a motorist at a...

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