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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...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Christopher Scott turned in an outstanding sprint performance to help St Catherine to its third hold on the Jamaica Teachers' Association-Sagicor Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday.The Oral Andre Whilby-coached St Catherine...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:59 AMRobert Bailey

Refurbishing work on basketball courts at the National Stadium complex has been delayed as the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) is in the process of re-tendering the contract for work to be carried out on seating facilities and a synthetic court...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey

An update on the future of the three suspended Sunshine Girls will arrive in a few days' time as head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken made it clear that she is hoping for a quick resolution into the matter but warned that the trio must change...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Accustomed to dominating this competition, Hydel Preparatory were made to sweat on their way to winning a 12th straight Tastee National Preparatory Schools Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.Hydel bettered Mona Prep by...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former Sunshine Girls head coach Oberon Pitterson-Nattie has denied accusations that she choked a member of Grenada's national Under-21 team.The incident reportedly took place in St Martin in August last year during the qualifiers of the World Youth...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Vaz Preparatory are still in front going into today's final day of the three-day Tastee National Preparatory Schools Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium. Vaz, who last won the title in 2005, lead the standings with 47 points after...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey

Former champions Vaz Preparatory are the early leaders going into today's second of competition at the three-day Tastee National Preparatory Schools Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium.After two finals, Vaz lead the standings with...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Two finals will be contested on today's opening day of the three-day Tastee National Preparatory Schools Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium starting at 8:30 a.m.They are the girls' Class Two high jump and the Class Two girls' long...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Sunshine Girls head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken has blamed a short preparation time for Jamaica's below par performance in the just- concluded three-Test netball series against Barbados.The series ended level at 1-1 as the local girls were...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls went down to a shocking 43-41 defeat to Barbados in game three of their three match Test series at the National Arena last night.The Sunshine Girls had a point to prove to their coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken, who...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

An inexperienced Sunshine Girls unit will be aiming for a much better performance when they take on Barbados in today's second match of their three-Test series at the National Area starting at 6 p.m.The Sunshine Girls, who are ranked fourth in the...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 9:45 PMRobert Bailey

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson produced a scintillating performance to win the women’s 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday. Thompson won the...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 8:50 PMRobert Bailey

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer The world's second fastest man in history, Yohan Blake, enjoyed a strong win in the 100m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet inside the National Stadium, stopping the clock in 9.93 seconds.  Blake...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 8:22 PMRobert Bailey

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer Rising star Demish Gaye captured the men’s 400m event at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday. The fast improving Gaye, who ran a personal of 44.85 two-weeks ago at...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls played to a dramatic 44-44 tie with Barbados in the opening match of their three-Test series at the National Arena last night.This was the first international match for British-born head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken, who...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

All eyes will be fixed on head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken when Jamaica's Sunshine Girls take on Caribbean side Barbados in the opening match of their three-Test series today.The match will be played at the National Arena, starting at 7 p.m.The...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Canadian sprint star AndrÈ De Grasse said he is hoping to put on a good show for fans at tomorrow's staging of the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium.De Grasse, who won silver in the 200 metres and bronze at 100m at last...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 4:57 PMRobert Bailey

Robert Bailey, Staff Reporter Five new comers have been named in the Sunshine Girls' 15-member squad to take on Barbados in a tri-Test netball series, which takes place this weekend at the National Arena from Friday, May 19 to Monday, May 22....

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Naggo Head won their third straight INSPORTS Primary Schools Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday.The Floyd Coke-coached Naggo Head tallied 238 points to top the championships comfortably ahead of second-placed Greater Portmore...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Defending champions Naggo Head Primary are on course to defend their INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships going into today's final day of competition at the National Stadium.The Floyd Coke-coached Naggo Head Primary, who are seeking their...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Harbour View are the leaders going into today's third day of competition in the INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships at the National Stadium.After two days of action, Harbour View lead the standings with 16 points after three finals. They...

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