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Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran local coach Vassell Reynolds has been appointed technical director of Red Stripe Premier League outfit Humble Lion.Reynolds, the current head coach of Wolmer's Boys, has taken over the reins from Donovan Duckie, who was fired at the end of...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Norman Manley of Delacree Park are the champions of the inaugural Institute of Sports Back-To Street Five-a-Side football competition, which was held on Saturday at the Majesty Gardens basketball court.Norman Manley won the title after a 5-6 penalty...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 6:11 PMRobert Bailey

St George's College and Wolmer's Boys will clash in this year's final of the ISSA/Flow Walker Cup knockout competition. This after contrasting victories at the Constant Spring Sports Complex today. In the opening game of the double...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 3:20 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

 Denesh Ramdin has been axed as West Indies Test captain after just 15 months in charge. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors met on Wednesday and decided that it was time for a change. Ramdin has been replaced by rising star and one...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 2:47 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's cricketer Stafanie Taylor has been appointed captain of the West Indies Women's cricket team. Taylor replaces the long-serving Merissa Aguilleira from Trinidad and Tobago. The change was announced by the West Indies Cricket Board...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran local coach, Sylvester Campbell, has called for sweeping changes to Jamaica's netball coaching staff, this after the Sunshine Girls' performance, which placed them fourth at the just concluded Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 10:16 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) board member, Dr Paul Wright says Jamaica’s athletes should brace themselves for more drug testing at the IAAF at the World Championships. He is also reminding Jamaica’s athletes that they...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 2:18 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Track and field analyst Hubert Lawrence says he is not surprised by the decision of a number of Jamaica's athletes to switch their allegiance to other countries.  Former Jamaica College sprinter Winston Barnes has become the latest...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 6:47 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz defender, Michael Hector, has apologised to his teammates for his defensive mistakes against Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup last night in the United States.  Hector made two huge blunders in the second half...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 4:18 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jason Livermore and Sheldon Mitchell booked their place in the semifinals of the men's 100 metres at the Pan American Games Championships, in Toronto, Canada today.  Livermore earned his place in the semis after finishing second in...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:05 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The Majesty Gardens basketball team has been fined $15,000 by the Southern Conference Basketball Association. This after a stone throwing incident by their spectators following the team's 61 to 59 defeat to Upper Room Church in the Western...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2015 | 4:00 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Champion left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, has been ruled out of the Jamaica Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) team against defending champions Barbados, with a finger injury. The match will be played tomorrow at Sabina Park starting at 6 p.m...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 10:25 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's men’s Olympic football team departed the island yesterday to participate in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) qualifiers in the Dominican Republic intent on a historic berth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. The under-23...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

It's a friendly series, but Netball Jamaica's technical director, Jill McIntosh, said the Sunshine Girls will be taking all three Test matches against Barbados very seriously.The opening match of the series between the Sunshine Girls and Barbados is...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Technical director of Netball Jamaica Jill McIntosh said there are no safe spots on the Sunshine Girls team to this year's Netball World Cup (NWC).The NWC will be held in Sydney, Australia, in August and the Australian-born McIntosh made it clear...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 6:20 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Nicholas Walters failed to make weight this afternoon and was stripped of his featherweight world title ahead of his fight against Miguel Marriaga tomorrow night. The fight is scheduled for the Theater at Madison Square Garden in...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2015 | 6:49 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

West Indies coach Phil Simmons says he is very optimistic that the Caribbean side can pull off a series-levelling victory over Australia in the final Test.  The Windies, trail the two Test series 1-nil and will face the Australians in the...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Last year's beaten finalist and favourites St Catherine Racers and Clarendon will clash in the feature semi-final of Berger Paints Elite League at the Leila Robinson Courts today starting at 5:30 p.m.In the day's other semi-final matchup, St James...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

National shooter Shantal Slater of Man-chester Spurs and Claren-don Gaters' top defender and national captain Nicole Aiken-Pinnock will square off this evening in the Berger Paints Elite netball league at the Leila Robinson Courts.The highly...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Eight finals will be contested on today's opening day of the 32nd JTA Sagicor National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.The two-day meet is set the get under way at 10:a.m.More than 1200 athletes, ages 6-14, from all 14 parishes are...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

St James Sharpes moved one step closer to securing a spot in the semi-finals of this year's Berger Paints Elite League, with an exciting 41-38 victory over leaders St Catherine Racers at the Leila Robinson Courts on Friday night.The Jennifer Brown-...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Last year's beaten finalists St Catherine Racers and St James Sharpes will meet in today's top-of-the-table clash in the Berger Paints Elite League at the Leila Robinson Courts starting at 6:15 p.m.In the day's other games, Clarendon Gaters will...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 10:44 AMRobert Bailey

Devon ‘Concrete’ Moncrieffe booked his place in the quarter-finals of the Wray and Nephew Middleweight Contender series last night at the Chinese Benevolent Association in St Andrew. The fight ended in a draw, however, judges voted two...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Floyd Coke, head coach of the top team at thisyear's Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Seprod Primary Schools Athletics Championships, Naggo Head, said hard work and proper planning played a key role in winning the title.Naggo Head tallied 156.50...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Courts Jamaica renewed its contract with Netball Jamaica on Thursday while announcing a $5.3 million three-year sponsorship package at the Netball House in Barbican, St Andrew.The breakdown of the sponsorship shows $800,000 for the Gold Rush Down...

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