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Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

This year's 107th ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Champ-ionships began with a real bang yesterday with the girls posting three record runs.In one event, the Class Two 100 metres hurdles, the record went twice.The first record of the day came in...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:01 AMShayne Fairman

Though every year finds him leading a slightly different team, head coach Michael Clarke is expecting five-time consecutive champions Calabar High to go out and defend their ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships (Champs) title.According to...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Considering Jamaica was represented by a four-member contingent, Jamaica Paralympic Association director Edmund Jones lauded as "very good' the three Para Pan American Youth Games medals returned from Sao Paulo, Brazil.Para athletes Tevaughn Thomas...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Since winning last season's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Jamaica Tallawahs might seem different, but Managing Director Ron Parikh says the team is hungry to repeat as CPL's only three-time champion.The local franchise will be looking to...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Standout St Jago athlete Joanne Reid says she harbours no fears of her Class Three rivals, with the 400m star confident about unleashing fast times at next week's ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships, at the National Stadium....

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

In considering the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament mutually beneficial to regional economies, Jamaica Tallawahs Managing Director Ron Parikh is of the view that Jamaica's Sabina Park would be the perfect venue for this year's final....

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Three years ago Neil Harrison took the job as head coach at Kingston College (KC). This year, Harrison says he remains just as optimistic about winning that institution's first ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships in almost eight...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

National swimming coach Gillian Millwood is confident that members of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) National Age Group team to the 2017 CARIFTA Swimming Championships will be strong medal contenders at the April 15-19 meet in...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Despite dominating global sprinting for close to a decade, Jamaica seems to have very little chance of hosting a Diamond League event in the very near future.The country has one of the most coveted profiles in athletics, rivalling the mighty United...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Organisers of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet are hoping to showcase the right blend of international and local stars, after yesterday confirming 11 of a possible 30 world-class athletes set to compete at this year's 14th staging of the...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

In what would sounds like an ominous warning to Calabar High school's main rivals, 400m prodigy Christopher Taylor says he is looking to run the "perfect race" and help his school retain their ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

While signalling a choice to demit office soon, Khaleel Azan, Jamaica Skeet Club president, wants to continue working with upcoming shooters, while helping to market Jamaica as a sporting clays sports tourism destination.Azan is in what he calls a...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Iconic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has indicated that it will be an "emotional" affair when he makes his final appearance locally, at his club's second annual Racers Grand Prix, at the National Stadium on Saturday, June 10.The towering sprinter,...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Billed as one of the most coveted titles on the local clay shooting calendar, yesterday's NCB Capital Markets Sporting Clays delivered big on marksmanship among a record number of participants at Knolford Polo Ranch in Bog Walk, St Catherine.One...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

With the prestigious NCB Capital Markets Sporting Clays title up for grabs, intense competition can be expected at today's tournament at Knolford Polo Ranch in Bog Walk, St Catherine.As one of the biggest shoots locally, it will feature about 160...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Racers Track Club president Glen Mills is targeting a world-class spectacle at this year's second annual Racers Grand Prix, which will be headlined by Usain Bolt and other world-record holders on June 10, at the National Stadium.In addition to Bolt...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Ruud van Nistelrooy, one of the UEFA Champions League's top scorers, will be gracing local shores as Heineken UEFA Champion League trophy tour brand ambassador with the much-coveted trophy spending time in the island from March 20 to 23.The mega...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore expressed satisfaction with his team's CONCACAF Gold Cup first round draw, noting that his charges would giving their all to advance from the group stage, which will get under way on July 7 in the United...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:42 PMShayne Fairman

Shayne Fairman, Gleaner Writer Theodore Whitmore remains optimistic about the Reggae Boyz chances to advance from the CONCACAF Gold Cup first round, noting his charges will give their all in Group C of the upcoming tournament. The tournament...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Host nation Jamaica had to settle for second best, behind their international opponents, as the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tournament climaxed yesterday, at the National Indoor Sports Centre.There were two local flag bearers in...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Nineteen-time Sporting clays world champion Ben Husthwaite will be looking to successfully wrap up a special tutorship assignment with local shooters at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore, St Catherine, today.The shooting great, who was brought here...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Jamaica will be the only Caribbean country to host one of world football's most prestigious trophies, the UEFA Champions League Trophy, which will be presented in an official four day tour by Heineken from March 20 to 23.The exciting affair is set...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

When the curtain comes down on the third Jamaica International Badminton Tournament today, local players could challenge for top prizes in at least two doubles finals.The finals will begin at 5 p.m. at the National Indoor Sports Centre.The confident...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:16 AMShayne Fairman

Kingston College's (KC) Terrique Stennett will be aiming to give his all on the track at this month's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships 'to help make Class Three KC's turf.'The talented Stennett was a member of KC's Class Three 4x100m...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman

Hosts Jamaica remain poised to have strong representation in today's semi-final round of the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tournament, currently underway, at the National Indoor Sports Centre.The Jamaicans put in a strong showing in...

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