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Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

General Manager of the Sport Development Foundation (SDF) Denzil Wilks says that it is costing his organisation about $35 million to repair the national basketball courts.Wilks told The Gleaner in an interview that refurbishing work on the courts,...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Calabar High School's principal Albert Corcho has declared that he is not opposed to Kingston College's Ugandan athlete Ari Rodgers competing at this year's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Over $1 million in total prizes will be up for grabs at this year's first staging of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/SportsMax Under-18 Elite League football competition.The tournament, which is Jamaica's premier youth football competition,...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The interview process to select the new head coach of the Jamaica Sunshine Girls team is scheduled to be completed this week.President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Paula Daley-Morris told The Gleaner in an interview that three individuals, two locals and...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Dr Mark Broomfield, is reassuring basketball fans that the National Basketball League (NBL) competition will take place this year.The NBL, which is the island's premier basketball tournament,...

Published:Friday | February 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

In an effort to improve the standard of netball across the island, Netball Jamaica (NJ) and sponsors Jamaica National (JN) Bank launched the Parish Netball League competition yesterday.President of NJ Dr Paula Daley-Morris, announced details of the...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

One overseas candidate is among three persons who have applied for the post of head coach of Jamaica's senior netball team.President of Netball Jamaica Paula Daley-Morris told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday that the interview process for the...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Captain Horace Burrell hinted a lack of commitment from overseas players while underlining the association's position to stick with its core of local players for upcoming tournaments.The Jamaicans will...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica Scorpions Captain Nikita Miller said despite their defeat to Barbados Pride in the final of the Regional Super50 tournament, he is proud of the team's performance.The Scorpions, who had six players making their debuts in the competition,...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Banned Jamaica and West Indies all rounder Andre Russell says he was not surprised by the Kolkata Knight Riders' decision to retain his services for this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) competition.Russell received a one-year ban from the...

Published:Friday | February 17, 2017 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey

President of the Netball Jamaica (NJ) Dr Paula Daley-Morris says her association is planning to expand their local leagues in order to attract a lot more coaches to the game."In order to broaden the base of coaches that we have, we are going...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Consultant Cardiologist of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr Marilyn Lawrence-Wright, says many athletes are shying away from being screened because of the fear that they might be dropped from their teams.Lawrence-Wright said these athletes could...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Senior manager of Health Administration at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica Nola Phillpots-Brown is warning athletes and individuals to desist from consuming energy drinks as this can lead to heart disease.Phillpots-Brown said that the Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Kingston College's distance runner Kristoff Darby said that he has been receiving a lot of attention and praise following his performance in the men's 800m open event at the at the McKenley-Wint Track and Field Classic two weeks ago.The 19-year-old...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey

Netball Jamaica (NJ) President Paula Daley-Morris says a new head coach for the Sunshine Girls will be in place by March 1. However, with two weeks to go before the deadline, the association is yet to receive a single application.Nevertheless Daley-...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls defender Althea Byfield said she is undecided about her future with the national team, this after she was overlooked for the team's last two international 'Test' series.The 34-year-old netballer retired from international...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 9:38 PMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz went down 1-0 to the United States in their friendly international played at the Finley Stadium in Chattanooga on Friday night.  Jordan Morris netted the all-important goal for the...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:03 AMRobert Bailey

Minister of Sports Olivia 'Babsy' Grange said upgrading work on three of the island's sporting facilities is set to begin later this year.Grange, who did not disclose the names of the stadiums which are set to benefit from the upgrading exercise,...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The top-performing boy and girl at this year's third staging of the Digicel Grand Prix Championships will win an all-expense-paid trip to the 2017 IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas.This was among a number of new features, which were rolled out by...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's star sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, says her relationship with her coach at the MVP Track Club Stephen Francis has improved, while noting continued issues with her injured toe.The sprinter, who admitted to still feeling pain, says she...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Principal of the Donald Quarrie High School Talbert Wire is still crying foul five months after the institution's track star Jordan Anderson's move to Calabar High School.Anderson won Donald Quarrie's first-ever medal at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Janet Guy, coach of newly crowned Berger Elite League champions, the St Ann Orchids, said it took a lot of hard work and determination from her team to win this year's title.Orchids recorded a 49-37 victory over the Kingston Hummingbirds in the...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology will be buzzing with excitement today when Kingston Hummingbirds and St Ann Orchids clash in the deciding game of the best-of-three finals of the Berger Elite League.The match is set to...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Janet Guy, coach of the St Ann Orchids, says that her team must execute in all four quarters in order to level their best-of-three finals in the Berger Elite League against the Kingston Hummingbirds, this evening at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

National shooter Thristina Harwood has set her sights on leading the Kingston Hummingbirds to this year's Berger Elite League title, while she eyes a return to the Sunshine Girls set up.The Hummingbirds, who last won the title in 2014, is one win...

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