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Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

With the objective of improving professionalism in football across the confederation, CONCACAF has recommended that the organisational structure around Jamaica's top-flight competition, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), be rearranged.CONCACAF...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says that the association will continue to try to convince Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey to commit to representing his country of birth despite his recent snub.Ricketts, however...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

At least two locally-based sports medicine specialists have commended the IAAF’s move to limit the eligibility of female athletes, with high levels of natural testosterone. This, after president of the IAAF, Sebastian Coe announced that from...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica women's football team will be looking to top Group B of the Caribbean Football Challenger Series when they take on Cuba today at the Waterhouse Stadium. Kick off time is 5 p.m.The Reggae Girls, who marginally beat Barbados 3-2 in their first...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Former Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell says that Jamaica can host the Commonwealth Games as early as 2026.Fennell, who was recently tasked by Minister of Sports Olivia Grange to chair a bidding committee to get Jamaica to...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

A rematch between Commonwealth Games women's 200 metres gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas and silver medal winner, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, will be one of the highlights of the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix which is...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announced to the world her intention to return to track and field after giving birth to her son, many questioned what could be pushing the diminutive athlete back into the sport. She had practically achieved all there is...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Hours after watching Jamaica finish second to England in the women's 4x100 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce recommended that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association organise relay camps to...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Having clocked a fast 51.07 seconds in a meet last week, Stephenie Ann McPherson is favoured to defend her title in the women's 400m at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth in Australia as she bows into action tonight in the preliminary round at 7:30...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson, the captain of Arnett Gardens FC, has won just about every football competition there is on local soil.But his thirst for winning is still as pronounced as when he started out with his community team, Boys' Town FC, in 2003,...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Kingston College’s track and field coach Neil Harrison, said that he was ‘quite fine’ with star sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson being coach by Glen Mills this season. Matherson was coached by the veteran coach at the Racers...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Shantae Foreman of Excelsior High School soared to 1.80m to break her record in the Class Three high jump final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships on Thursday. Foreman erased her previous mark of 1.79m, which she...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

As the country's finest young athletes look to display their talents this week at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, has weighed in on the...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica’s Under-19 girls won the first gold medal of  the Carifta Water Polo Championships 2018 at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday. Playing the third match in a best-of-five series against Barbados, the Jamaicans outscored their...

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Three years after he surprisingly crashed out of the semi-finals of the 400 metres at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, after running a brilliant 43.93 seconds in the preliminaries to erase Jermaine Gonzales' national record, Rusheen...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake attributed Jamaica’s poor performance at the World Indoor Championships to a flu bug, which he stated was rampant in the camp but remains convinced the...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

With schemes like the Jamaican Athlete Insurance Plan (JAIP) and the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) welfare fund, general manager for the SDF Denzil Wilks believes that Jamaican athletes are now in a position to better manage injuries.Wilks,...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Chris Stokes says the latest challenge to the women's two-man Winter Olympics team will not break the momentum they gathered after their historic qualification to the 2018 Pyeongchang Games....

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

General manager of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), Denzil Wilks, said that he would consider suggestions from national sporting associations to implement an 'athletes development fund' geared to providing a monthly stipend for individual...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

A number of spectators have expressed disappointment at Calabar's last-minute withdrawal from the Gibson McCook Relays, held at the National Stadium yesterday.On Thursday evening, the manager of Calabar's track team informed the meet organisers that...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

In the absence of sprinting powerhouse Calabar High School, Jamaica College (JC) provided the fireworks in the sprint relays at the 42nd staging of the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium yesterdayJC won two out of the four 4x100m boys...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Since Digicel came on board and organised the regional athletic championships into a series, The Digicel Grand Prix Series, it has become very apparent that schools in the eastern region are miles behind their counterparts in terms of high-quality...

Published:Monday | February 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Though he smashed his national discus record by more than a metre at the King of the Ring development track-and-field meet on the compound of Excelsior High School on Saturday, Fedrick Dacres, said that he is not getting carried away with...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Former Camperdown High School standout Remaldo Rose was honoured yesterday at the 14th staging of the Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium.Rose, who showed tremendous potential as a junior athlete, told The Sunday Gleaner that he was elated to...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Danny Hawthorne, the head coach of Wolmer's Boys School, said track and field fans can expect a "royal treat" in the 400 metres hurdles for Class One boys at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championship this year as the main players have all...

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