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Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 9:51 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Calabar and Edwin Allen have both convincingly retained their titles at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, which ended a short while ago at the National Stadium. Despite starting the day in third position, 26 time...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 7:57 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Christopher Taylor did it again. The Calabar star set a new record in the Class Two boys 200m, romping to 20.80 in his semi-final win, to better Ramone McKenzie's old record of 20.89 set in 2007. This is Taylor's second record of the meet...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 6:57 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Under-fire West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has taken to the popular social media platform Instagram to unleash a flurry of strokes against the media and his critics. Gayle, who became an international talking point after being accused of making...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2015 | 3:03 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

The rhythmic harmony of waves crashing against the shoreline and a hearty breeze is likely to meet you everytime you step into the rustic, open-air setting at Hellshire's seafood staple Prendy's on the Beach.Still, nothing is more welcoming than the...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 7:14 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Olympians Kaliese Spencer and Christine Day have made their first public comments since news broke last week that they were leaving the Stephen Francis-led MVP Track Club. The athletes who have since joined Bert Cameron's ‘Cameron Blazers...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 2:22 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Back in the island after his triple gold medal – winning performance at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has come to the aid of his alma mater's sports programme with a donation of $1.3 million...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2015 | 9:42 AMSpecial Projects Editor - Sports

Jamaican sprinting star Usain Bolt has decided to call an end to his season after withdrawing from the Brussels Diamond League meet due to fatigue. Bolt, who recently retained his gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the IAAF World...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2015 | 12:23 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BEIJING, China: Officials of The Netherlands have lodged a protest against Jamaica's men's 4x100m relay team at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. The Jamaican team of Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Rasheed Dwyer and Nickel...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2015 | 7:31 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Asafa Powell will run the back stretch for Jamaica during Saturday's men's 4x100m heats at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Powell has been pencilled in for the second leg with Nesta Carter running his usual lead off leg,...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2015 | 12:49 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BEIJING, China:  The IAAF has turned down an official appeal by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for Nesta Carter to be added to Jamaica’s 100 m team as a substitute for the injured Kemar Bailey...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 9:46 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BEIJING, China: It has been revealed that the IAAF rejected Nesta Carter’s application replace the injured Kemar Bailey-Cole in the men's 100m because of a blunder by Jamaican administrators. And Carter's coach, the MVP...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 9:27 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BEIJING, China: The IAAF has rejected Jamaica's application for Nesta Carter to replace the injured Kemar Bailey-Cole in  the men's 100m event at the 15th World Championships which gets underway this evening Jamaica time. Jamaican had...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 9:21 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BEIJING, China: Defending double sprint world champion Usain Bolt has rubbished suggestions he may not compete in the 200 m at the 2015 IAAF World Championships here, saying he is now at his best after a shaky start to his season. Speaking to...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2015 | 8:44 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

BEIJING, China: Brit Sebastian Coe is the new president of the IAAF, replacing outgoing Lamine Diack, after beating Ukraine's Sergey Bubka 115 - 92 during voting at the IAAF Congress. Meanwhile, president of the Jamaica Athletics...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 5:57 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

NACAC Senior Championship 400-metre bronze medallist Ricardo Chambers is to replace Edino Steele at the World Championships in Beijing, August 22-30. The belated decision to call Chambers to join the team was made after Steele, a member of Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 10:17 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, spent the past few days taking it slow in Monte Carlo, Monaco as he gets ready to unleash some speed at next week's IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Bolt, who spent the past few weeks being...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 5:55 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Jamaican stars Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce are yet to arrive in Tottori, Japan for the World Champs training camp. It's understood that Bolt will arrive by Friday. However, Fraser-Pryce and several of her MVP...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 1:37 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

 LUASANNE, Switzerland: Jamaican speedster Asafa Powell has been burning up track all season but with the American pair of Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay laying in wait in what should be a fiery 100m at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne,...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 7:08 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell was in a confident mood as he addressed journalists in Lausanne ahead of tomorrow’s mega 100m clash against world leader Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay.Powell, who is responsible for...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2015 | 12:38 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Veronica Campbell-Brown registered her first sub-11 seconds run in the 100m for the season, topping the field at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Budapest Hungary today. Campbell-Brown stopped the clock at 10.99 seconds in a -1.2mps headwind,...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2015 | 10:48 AMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

National 100m champion and former world record holder Asafa Powell says he is saddened by the struggles of Yohan Blake but believes Usain Bolt will be back to his best at the World Championships, as he admitted concern over his compatriots’...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 10:15 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Hotshot sprinter Elaine Thompson was originally expected to feature in the 100m at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships this weekend but she will instead focus on the 200m according to information reaching The Gleaner. Thompson,...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 7:06 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Schoolboys Marvin Williams and Jaheel Hyde have both booked their spots in Friday's 400m hurdles final at the JAAA/SVL National Senior Championships. Williams ran a personal best 49.40 to upstage defending champion Roxroy Cato, 49.96 and...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 6:57 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner Janieve Russell is the fastest qualifier heading into today's final of the women's 400m hurdles, leading all competitors with a time of 55.59 en route to winning her that at the JAAA/SVL National...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 3:58 PMAndre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

Eight time national 400m champion Novlene Williams-Mills has confirmed to The Gleaner that she will be skipping this year's Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, which starts today...

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