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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...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 8:52 PMRobert Bailey

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer  The world's second fastest man in history, Yohan Blake, cruised to a 10.21 seconds win in his heat to advance to today’s semifinals of the 100m on yesterday's opening day of the National Senior...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey

Triple Crown aspirants SHE'S A MANEATER and FEARLESS SAMURAI have been drawn in post positions one and ten respectively for Saturday's 97th running of the Boom Jamaica Derby to be contested by 13 native-bred three-year-olds over 2400 metres at...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica Under-21 netballers received a major boost with $3 million in sponsorship from Dairy Industries through its product 'This is Really Great! Yogurt' yesterday.Andrew Ho, general manager of Dairy Industries, handed over his company's cheque to...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake has insisted that there is no split within his organisation after he and his general secretary, Garth Gayle, were named on opposite slates for the Jamaica Olympic...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Dr Warren Blake, said it is unreasonable to compare the appeal of the National Senior Championships with the island's top two meets, the Jamaica National Invitational (JII) and...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Wayne DaCosta is widely regarded as one of the best horse trainers in Jamaica. He has saddled more than 2,000 winners and is the leading trainer at Caymanas Park.However, DaCosta, who has been involved with racing for...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The Sunshine Girls' overseas-based defender Malysha Kelly has said that she is available to represent the country at the Caribbean Netball Championships in St Lucia in August.However, Kelly, who is currently playing netball in Australia, told The...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

President of the IAAF Sabastian Coe said despite his busy schedule, he is happy to be in Jamaica to see sprint superstar Usain Bolt compete in his last race on home soil.Coe, who along with his son, Harry, arrived in the island yesterday, also...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Race Day is back after a six-year absence as a prelude to the Jamaica Derby. The event takes place at Caymanas Park on June 17, signalling the start of the Hall of Fame week of activities.Details were outlined at...

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