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Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Veteran shooter Geoffrey Ziadie registered the first win on the local skeet shooting calendar, firing an impressive 90 of 100 birds to claim the High Over All (HOA) spot at last Sunday's Driftwood Gun Club sporting clays challenge.This year's clay...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Speaking as patron at yesterday's launch of the 19th annual Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, Olympian Yohan Blake called for support for the charity event.Sagicor has set out to raise $60 million from the event for three beneficiaries and is hoping to...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Prize money totalling US$100,000 will be up for grabs at the 50th Jamaica Open Golf Championship which tees off with a pro-am event at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego Bay, St James, next Wednesday.The pro-am event will give local amateurs the...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

A regular fixture around the Jamaica College (JC) football team, Othniel 'Dolphy' Gordon carries a presence that will never go unnoticed at the Old Hope Road institution.An employee of the school for over 43 years, Gordon, who served as JC's...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Handel Lamey, president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), wants upcoming local swimmers to learn as much as possible from the global swim star Alia Atkinson before she retires."From here, she has a lot of experience out there in...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Facing a financial crisis, administrators at local cricket clubs say they have been forced to take a wider approach to keep their clubs in operation as they struggle to deal with monthly expenses that climb in excess of $500,000.This against the...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Lifted by his semi-final finish in the diving competition at last summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Yona Knight-Wisdom is looking to hit the pool in early January in preparation for a new challenge next season.The diver, who became...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Jamaica, with one of the smallest contingents to the recently concluded Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago Invitational Swimming Championships, mined a whopping 19 medals at the development meet.The event began last Thursday in...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Jamaica's first-ever male Olympic diver, Yona Knight-Wisdom, feels that winning the People's Choice Performance of the Year award at next month's RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year award ceremony would bring a...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, Handel Lamey, is throwing full support behind his sport's standardbearer Alia Atkinson, who he is hoping will...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

National junior golfer, Tristan Brown, despite dominating with 15 consecutive wins over the last two years, is looking to continue his transition as a champion golfer.The former Dunrobin Prep student was unbeatable on the local circuit between age...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

While some might consider local field hockey to be in a dormant state, new Jamaica Hockey Federation president Fabian Stewart wants to establish strong and consistent governance to elevate the sport's profile nationally.Stewart was a national junior...

Published:Wednesday | December 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Eight young swimmers will depart Jamaica for this year's Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago Invitational Swimming Championships, a development meet set to run tomorrow through to Sunday in the twin-island Republic.The team will...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Brothers and co-directors Benjamin and Gabe Turner, while describing making their "I am Bolt" documentary as the realisation of a dream, are hoping Jamaicans will embrace it as an appropriate honouring of the country's sprint hero Usain Bolt.The...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, while describing the country's athletes as national assets, is calling on Jamaican sporting bodies to continue recognising and rewarding the work put in by sports stars.Holness gave the main address at this year's 12th...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

West Indies' leading Test cricket wicket-taker Courtney Walsh says while the opportunity to coach didn't present itself at home, he is ready and raring to live his dream of a first international coaching sojourn with the Bangladesh cricket team.The...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Former West Indies fast-bowling great Courtney Walsh, after whom theprestigious Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence is named, has heaped praise on this year's recipient, former Jamaica cricket captain Tamar Lambert.Walsh considers the award a just...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Jamaica College (JC), fresh from gaining a fourth consecutive lien on the coveted Manning Cup, will be aiming to complete a Corporate Area double this afternoon when they face Kingston College (KC) in the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup final at the National...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

With a fourth consecutive ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup title in the bag, Jamaica College (JC) coach Miguel Coley has revealed that his victory was no surprise as he had devised a plan to outwit his rival coach.Coley's JC upstaged the Vassell Reynolds-...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Jamaica College (JC) finished off another ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup schoolboy football season unbeaten, crowning themselves 28-time champions with a 2-1 win over Wolmer's Boys' in yesterday's final at the National Stadium.The 'Dark Blues' just will not...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Despite being one of just three middle- and over-distance events on the local calendar for the past 14 years, Desmond Shakespeare, committee chairman for the Wesley Powell Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track and Field Meet, is hoping for...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Netball Jamaica President Dr Paula Daley-Morris is expecting the Sunshine Girls to put recent disappointments behind them and fight to defeat hosts England in their three-match international test series, slated for November 29 to December 4.Ten...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Defending champions Jamaica College (KC) and Super Cup kingpins Wolmer's Boys will meet in the November 26 ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup final.Both outclassed rivals Holy Trinity and Kingston College, respectively, in the semi-finals at the National Stadium...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

First-time ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup semi-finalist Holy Trinity may not be able to claim any of the 51 titles shared between the other final four teams, but if the words of their coach Devon Anderson are anything to go by, then they are certainly not...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan wants to make clay shooting a less-expensive sport for youngsters, noting plans are under way to make it more inclusive to allow more high schools to compete at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association...

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