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Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

There is no indication as to who will permanently fill the post of administrative director of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), following the dismissal of Ian Andrews on Wednesday.Renardo Smith, who is on secondment from the Financial Services...

Published:Thursday | August 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Interim national netball coach Sasher-Gaye Henry is confident that the Sunshine Girls will do well at this year's Caribbean Championships and Fast5 World Netball Series despite the fact that both tournaments will be held in the same month.The...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Distribution company Wisynco, under the brand names Coca-Cola and Powerade, will pump $9.5 million into this year's ISSA/Flow Manning and daCosta Cup football competitions.Michaela Francis, brand marketing manager for Coca-Cola and Powerade, made...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran coach Winston Nevers has said that he has no intentions of becoming head coach of Jamaica's senior netball team at the moment as he is focused on continuing his work building his club team Jamalco's programme.Nevers, who has been coaching...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran local umpire Sylvester Campbell said Netball Jamaica needsto find ways of attracting moresponsors for its parish netball league competitions.The parish leagues were staged for the first time this year, but the outspoken Campbell said while...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran local coach Sylvester Campbell said interim Sunshine Girls coaches Sasher-Gaye Henry and Marvette Anderson should be given the job full time.Henry and Anderson were appointed interim coaches of the Sunshine Girls team until the end of this...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran Sunshine Girls defender Malysha Kelly has signed a one-year contract with the Southern Steel netball team in New Zealand.The 6'1" Kelly, who represented the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australian Suncorp Super League last season, said that...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey

Interim coach of the Jamaica senior netball team, Sasher-Gaye Henry, said that the Sunshine Girls' withdrawal from this year's Caribbean Netball Championship is a major blow to their preparation for the upcoming international assignments.The...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

"All good things must come to an end" were the words of Sonia Thomas as she cried openly after watching Jamaica's sprint star Usain Bolt finish third in the final of the men's 100m at the World Championships in the London.The event was won by...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Coach of Jamaica's senior women's volleyballers, Dr Richard Chong, has declared that his players are full of confidence going into today's semi-final of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Championships at the National Indoor Sports...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Shane Hudson, Jamaica's lone medallist at the recently concluded World Para Athletics Championships in London, said he was very surprised by his performances at the meet.Hudson won silver in the men's 400m T47 event in 49.60 seconds behind Gunther...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Sunshine Girls ace shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid said that she is ready to lead Jamaica to the top of the Caribbean Netball Championships set for St Lucia next month.Fowler-Reid, who returned to the national team on Wednesday, after helping the...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

IAAF President Sebastian Coe has said that he cannot guarantee that next month's World Athletics Championships in London will be drug free."It's a very Utopian view. People will always seek to cheat," said Coe in an interview with BBC One's Andrew...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Shanette Allison captured Jamaica's first gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in The Bahamas yesterday.The Holmwood Technical High student clocked 13.26 seconds to win the women's 100m hurdles event. Allison was comfortably ahead of...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Michael Dyke, the coach of young sprint star Kevona Davis, says he is confident that his young charge will rebound quickly from her recent disappointment at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.Davis who was the favourite to win...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Dr Paula Daley-Morris, has blamed a short preparation time for the National Under-21 team's poor showing at the recent Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana.The junior Sunshine Girls, who were one of the medal...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's hopes of winning a medal at this year's Netball Youth Cup in Botswana, ended yesterday after they were beaten 38 in the quarter-finals by England.It was the first time since 1995 that the Under-21 Sunshine Girls were missing out on a place...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 12:44 AMRobert Bailey

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda says he expects the team to this year's Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in The Bahamas to surpass the six medals gained at the last Games in 2015....

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

West Indies men's Cricketer of the Year Roston Chase said he will be striving for a lot more success this upcoming season as he plans to stay on top for a very long time.Chase and West Indies Women's captain Stafanie Taylor were named West Indies...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

A confident 12-member Sunshine Girls Under-21 team left the island yesterday for the IFNA Netball World Youth Cup, which will be held in Gaborone, Botswana from July 8 to 16.The junior Sunshine Girls won the bronze medal in Glasgow, Scotland four...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The Queen's Baton Relay, which contains Her Majesty's message, which will be read at next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia, is due to arrive in the island tomorrow.Details of Jamaica's leg of the Queen's Baton Relay were announced at a press...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former champion jockey Shane Ellis registered a brilliant four-timer on yesterday's 10-race programme at Caymanas Park. His wins included WILL IN CHARGE in the feature Owen Silvera Memorial Cup over 1600 metres.Saving his best for last, the 44-year-...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey

Having achieved her personal best time at this year's JAAA National Championships, national 400 metres runner Chrisann Gordon is now planning to run sub 50-seconds at the IAAF World Championships in London in August.Gordon, who is the reigning NCAA...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaican 400 metres runner Steven Gayle has set his sights on achieving a personal best time at this year's IAAF World Championships in August.Gayle, a final-year student at the University of Alabama, secured his spot on Jamaica's team to this year'...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

National triple jump champion Kimberly Williams is hoping to be fully fit in time for this year's IAAF World Championships in London.The 28-year-old Williams has been struggling with a bruised heel injury this season, and this has forced her to miss...

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