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Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Although defending champions Edwin Allen High currently enjoy the lead heading into a critical third day of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium, St Jago’s throws coach, Marlon Gayle,...

Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica’s top male and female high school athletes returned to the big stage yesterday with the staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium, organisers faced the starter on yesterday’s...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With 24 hours to go before the start of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs), ISSA President Keith Wellington said that they are pleased with how COVID-19 testing has gone so far. Wellington reported a positivity...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National defender Kemar ‘Taxi’ Lawrence’s stay in Europe lasted only 14 months. Now the 28-year-old will make his return to the United States for Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Toronto FC (TFC), reunited with some familiar faces from his...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby says that the upcoming international friendly matches against world champions the United States (US) and African champions Nigeria is the ideal start to preparations for the upcoming...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Despite a challenging and longer preparation period than planned, diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is heading back to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, this summer. Knight-Wisdom, 25, finished in the top 18 in the 3m springboard event at the International...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having returned for another two years as chairman of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), Newton Amos says that he is looking to help facilitate the roadmap for sports in Jamaica beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Amos will serve his new term along with...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says that he has not ruled out having a training camp based in Europe this year in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Local track clubs would normally...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After more than a year of waiting, diver Yona Knight-Wisdom will get his chance at qualifying for his second Olympic Games when he competes in the men’s 3m springboard at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving World Cup in Tokyo, Japan...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having secured his first career win in the Supercar class at the weekend, rallycross driver Fraser McConnell says that the victory was a statement of his intent to mount a title challenge in only his second season at the elite level. McConnell, 21...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With two weeks to go before the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championships (Champs), Calabar High School assistant coach Errol Messiah says that the priorities of the team are conflicted as it enters the final stretch of preparations...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Although still wary of the current health situation, Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Chief Executive Officer Courtney Francis says that he is encouraged by the prospect of Jamaica resuming hosting duties for the next Caribbean Premier League (CPL...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

President Garth Gayle says that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) will not be rushed into a final decision regarding the nation’s junior athletes’ participation in regional and international competitions this year. The North...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Although all-rounder Jason Holder no longer holds the captaincy of the West Indies Test team, former national spinner Nikita Miller says that the decision may serve to his benefit in the long run. The 29-year-old Barbadian was replaced by his...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation President Nelson Christopher Stokes outlined that the organisation is looking to raise US$2 million (J$291 million) for their 2022 Winter Olympics campaign by tapping into the world of financial technology...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former West Indies cricketers Nikita Miller and Nehemiah Perry have given West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite passing grades for his performances and leadership during the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka in Antigua. The 28-year-...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national player turned manager Jobi McAnuff says the recognition of his role as interim manager of English League Two side, Leyton Orient has given him more motivation to succeed as a member of the small complement of black coaches in...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having secured another opportunity to compete in the Supercar class, RallyCross driver Fraser McConnell says that he is determined to rise to heightened expectations as he prepares for his sophomore season competing at the elite level. The 22-year-...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 9:39 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The man who became the hero of a nation all the way back in 1998 when he headed in a Ricardo Gardener cross to give Jamaica its first goal in the World Cup has all right to speak about the nation’s football. And speak he has. Despite watching...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:04 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association First Vice President Ian Forbes and national jumps coach Kerry Lee Ricketts have both welcomed the World Athletics Global Conversation for the Future of Athletics campaign. This is because they believe...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national player Robbie Earle says that he is pleased with the work national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore has done with the Reggae Boyz recently. Earle was speaking on CBS’s Que Golazo podcast on Thursday,...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National striker Khadija Shaw says it was important for her to be one of the main voices behind the Reggae Girlz's pay dispute with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in 2019 to not only stand up for her teammates, but for the next generation of...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National youth coach Lennox Lindo and Urban Knights manager Gordon Porter have come out in support of national basketballer and University of Illinois sophomore Kofi Cockburn, after reports that he was subjected to racial abuse online following his...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A $40-million loss, which was in part influenced by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, has forced the handlers of the island’s premier cricketing venue, Sabina Park, to reassess plans for the redevelopment of the facility. In 2018, the...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Head coach of Rusea’s High School’s track and field team, Roderick Miles, and Calabar’s assistant coach, Errol Messiah, are in favour of moving the meet days for the developmental season to adapt to further curfew restrictions announced by the...

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