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Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Following favourable reviews from readers in Germany and the United Kingdom, Olympian Dennis Blake says he is hoping to have his memoir - An Olympian's Hidden Secrets - debut in Jamaica soon.According to Blake, his self-published book will give a...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

This year's RJR GLEANER/JN Bank/St Andrew Care Centre Family Fun Day and Charity Golf Tournament will again raise funds to help to transform the lives of at-risk boys in the 10-18 age group.The tournament, launched yesterday at the St Andrew Parish...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Organiser Clive 'Busy' Campbell is imploring football fans and hardworking Jamaicans to relax and enjoy this year's Bring Back the Love after-Labour Day match, set for the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex tomorrow.The annual event, which began at...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

The annual Tony Kelly Classic Skeet tournament, held to commemorate the life of Jamaica Skeet Club founder Tony Kelly, will get under way 8 a.m. today in Portmore, St Catherine.Fifty-nine shooters have registered for the day's competition. They will...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 12:03 AMShayne Fairman

Burger King-Popeyes-YMCA Prep and Primary Schools Swim Meet standout Nikolos Gordon-Somers, who eclipsed four individual records last weekend, said he wants to continue winning and, hopefully, represent Jamaica at the Olympics.The Liberty Academy...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Head coach Cleon-Mark Stewart, who led Stella Maris Prep to this year's Burger King-Popeyes-YMCA Prep and Primary Schools Swim Meet title, says he is proud of his team for winning the two-day event at the National Aquatics Centre on Saturday,...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 12:11 AMShayne Fairman

Having secured this year's 14th straight Jakes Off-Road Triathlon title, Jassette Bromfield now has his sights set on excelling in his next overseas challenge, the Sea to Sea Half Marathon slated for Tobago on May 20.The St Elizabeth native is a...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Meet director Allan Roy Marsh says the 700 children who will be competing at this weekend's Burger King/Popeyes Prep and Primary Schools Swim meet will be given an oppor-tunity to showcase their talents in an organised and healthy competition.The...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Ahead of hosting next year's Carifta Swimming Championships in Kingston, Handel Lamey, Amateur Swimming Associ-ation of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, says that organisation will be targeting early improvements to the National Aquatics Centre facilities...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Nineteen-time World champion Ben Husthwaite, a specialist trainer with a local shooters, praised Jamaica for its fourth-place finish at last week's World English Sporting Clays Championship in San Antonio, Texas.The performance has been hailed as...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, Handel Lamey, feels the country's performance at the recently concluded Carifta Swimming Championships will see them begin to keep pace with their higher ranked regional rivals, in the near...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Sunshine Girls head coach, Jermaine Allison-McCracken, has described the fitness of the fourth-ranked Sunshine Girls as "average" and has warned that they will have to improve on and off the field to get to the level of their top international...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Swim coach Rory Alvaranga has credited preparedness and composure for Jamaica's 30-medal haul at this year's 32nd Carifta Swimming Championships, held at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Centre in The Bahamas.Jamaica ended the meet with 12 gold,...

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

The Marlon Samuels Foundation marked year three of its contributions to the local blind and visually impaired community, by handing over $1.85 million during a special ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday.Samuels, who...

Published:Wednesday | April 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica vice-president Lance Rochester remains optimistic of a bright future for Jamaica's water polo programme following success at last weekend's CARIFTA Championships in The Bahamas.Rochester, who led his charges...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Rory Alvaranga, national coach of Jamaica's team to next week's Carifta Swimming Championships in The Baha-mas, described his team as well-balanced, confident and ready.The 32nd edition of the annual championships will be held in Nassau, Bahamas, at...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

The 17th annual Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Series will climax with a number of the island's top tennis talents battling for trophies and prizes in their respective categories at the Liguanea Club in St Andrew.Play is slated to serve off at 12:...

Published:Saturday | April 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

World Champs decathlon silver medallist Maurice Smith wants to start a multi-discipline coaching programme in Jamaica. Smith said recently that he would be looking to reachout to local high schoolswhich compete at the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

New Jamaica Skeet Club president, Evan Thwaites, has put the continued growth of local shooters and competitions high on his mandate, noting that he wants to have up-to-date systems to help develop even greater competitiveness in Jamaica's clay...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Calabar High's head coach Michael Clarke maintains a hunger to keep on winning at the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships.Last Saturday's sensational three-point victory at the annual meet was Clarke's 16th of his career, with his...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Kingston College's (KC) track and field head coach, Neil Harrison, has hit back at his detractors three days after the school lost narrowly to bitter rivals Calabar High at the 2017 ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships.Harrison considers...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Though bruised and stunned by last weekend's defeat to bitter rivals Calabar, yesterday's mood at ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys Championships giants Kingston College (KC) was a mix of bravery and belief that they will overcome, and hopefully win the title...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Defending ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys' Athletics Champions Calabar High might have gone in with five consecutive titles under their belts, yet, for many, they were the underdogs to retain the coveted Mortimer Geddes Trophy, inside the National Stadium.As...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Outstanding Calabar High hurdler De'Jour Russell celebrated his 17th birthday in style at the National Stadium yesterday.Russell, who was an injury doubt for the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, won the Class One 110 metres hurdles...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 1:24 PMShayne Fairman

Shayne Fairman, Gleaner Writer Buoyed by a return from injury ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships Class One 100m silver medal winner Tyreek Wilson (Calabar), is ready and raring to challenge for a medal in this afternoon's mega...

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