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Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica needing goals to boost its World Cup qualifying campaign, football analyst Andrew Price has pinpointed midfielder Tyreek Magee as a possible provider of scoring opportunities. However, with rugged games to come in November, Price feels...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Basketball Association will soon announce its squad to contest the Americup 3x3 tournament next month. National coach Rick Turner is excited to see the selectees play in an event that will pave the way for Jamaica to advance to big...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When the International Swimming League (ISL) playoffs begin in Eindhoven, Netherlands next month, Alia Atkinson will dive into action with the end of her illustrious career in sight. Atkinson, the most accomplished Jamaican swimmer of all time, is...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Ackelia Smith might just be the one to take over from out stars in the horizontal jumps. Smith’s boundless potential has prompted Jeremy DeLisser, her jumps coach at Edwin Allen High School, to name her as a possible successor to the likes of...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Olympic 110m hurdles champion Hansle Parchment is planning to extend his athletics career for three more years. That’s the word from Parchment himself in an interview posted on September 29 on the World Athletics web page. He hopes the...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaican Aiko Jones in their midst, the undefeated University of Louisville have become a contender for the 2021 NCAA Division 1 volleyball crown. Jones, a product of the powerful Wolmer’s Girls School programme, says Louisville is taking the...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Gymnast Danusia Francis is on the road to recovery from a debilitating knee injury that compromised her performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, in July. Surgery has repaired the damage and Francis faces a month on crutches with...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:41 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

SHERICKA JACKSON believes her switch to the 100m and 200m has put her true athletic ability on display. In an interview posted on Monday on the World Athletics webpage, Jackson surmised that her potential went unnoticed because she ran the 400...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jacqueline Cowan, president of the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA), hopes that the nation will be represented in beach volleyball at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Cowan believes it is possible that despite a COVID-19-...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Alia Atkinson pulled in two wins on the latest leg of the International Swimming League (ISL). As the series continued in Naples, Italy, Atkinson triumphed in both the 50m and the 100m breaststroke events. It was her third such double of...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ALIA ATKINSON may be about to retire from competitive swimming, but she still craves peak performance. Atkinson is currently engaged in the International Swimming League (ISL) in Napoli, Italy, and is aiming to get close to her World short course...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Like schoolboy football, its counterpart netball competitions were not held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic but Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), says his organisation has every intention...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ISSA President Keith Wellington is expecting widespread participation in the DaCosta Cup and Manning Cup football competitions this year. Entries close on Friday, and early indications suggest that most schools will be in action. Asked about the...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When evergreen Merlene Ottey clocked the last of the 67 sub-11 seconds 100m races on August 30, 2000, little Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was just 13. That race in Thessaloniki, Greece, entrenched Ottey’s position as the leading producer of times under...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH HE came out on the losing end, Jamaica’s Leon Bailey has made a bright start to his career at Aston Villa Football Club. His skill, pace and industry have impressed football coach and analyst, Andrew Price, who believes Bailey will wreak...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Olympic discus finalist Shadae Lawrence and her twin sister Shardia will both be training at home in Jamaica. Shadae will be strengthening her coaching link with throws expert Julian Robinson and Shardia, the 2019 NCAA triple jump champion, will...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah is just 0.05 away from the 100m world record, but she said yesterday that the 200m world record might be easier to break. Speaking on the eve of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League finale in Zürich,...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica College (JC) secured its 30th hold on the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup in 2019, no one knew that COVID-19 would wipe out the following season. Now, as JC readies its squad for a title defence in 2021, the mood at 189 Old Hope Road is one...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Motivation will be the key ingredient Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will need to keep going up to the 2024 Olympics. That is the indication from 2021 Olympic track and field team manager Ian Forbes and JAMALCO Track Club founder Dennis May. Speaking on...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS Elaine Thompson-Herah and Hansle Parchment lead a 12-strong contingent of Jamaicans into battle in Zurich, Switzerland, for the final Diamond League meet of the season, September 8 and 9. The group includes Stephenie-Ann McPherson...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica could soon have the world records in the women’s 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay events. So says Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, who helped Jamaica to win the first of its five World Athletics Championships sprint relay titles 30 years ago....

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics U-20 Championships discus throw runner-up Ralford Mullings will soon take up a scholarship at Arizona State University in the United States. Caniggia Raynor, who coached Mullings at Kingston College for the last four years, is...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The 100m hurdles victory by Ackera Nugent at the World Athletics U-20 Championships is a sign that Jamaica’s future in the event is secure. That is the view held by Gillian Russell-Love, the first Jamaican to win the junior crown, who also believes...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Garriel White is looking for a personal best (PB) in the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. White won heat two of the event which had its opening round yesterday, finishing in 58.65 seconds, to advance to...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Vassell, the godfather of the local throws movement, and Tokyo Olympics finalist Chad Wright have both picked discus prospect Ralford Mullings to do well at the World Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, this week. In fact, Vassell and...

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