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Stories by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In a preview of the upcoming national trials, top sprint hurdlers Hansle Parchment and Omar McLeod will face off against each other, headlining a strong Jamaican field at today’s Diamond League meet at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England. The...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The final edition of the Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship will not end in title glory for Waterhouse Football Club. Waterhouse were defeated 3-1 by Haitian club Violette AC in their semi-final game yesterday at the Estadio Cibao in the...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

FREEDOM SKATE Park Foundation member Remy Walter says he hopes that exposure of international professional skateboarders to the local skating scene will be the catalyst for increased local presence in the sport. Freedom Skatepark Foundation will...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While looking forward to clashes with Lionel Messi and Neymar in Ligue 1 next season, national midfielder Junior Flemmings says that comprehensive improvement to his game will be required for him to prepare for top-flight football in France. After...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Confident about his decision not to return to college, Jamaica international basketballer Josh Minott says he is ready to live his NBA dream, with added motivation to secure a future for himself and his family. Minott is being evaluated at the NBA...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) giving national senior interim head coach Vin Blaine the vote of confidence to continue, General Secretary Dalton Wint says that they are resuming finalising details for training camps and international...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah and Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Hansle Parchment continued their strong starts to the 2022 season with victories at the Puerto Rico Athletics Classic in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Thursday....

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

World championships silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts got her Wanda Diamond League season off to a winning start, capturing the triple jump event with a distance of 14.82 metres in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. On a windy day, Ricketts, helped by a...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Tokyo Olympics 100 metres bronze medallist Shericka Jackson headlines the nine Jamaicans who will be in action in today’s season opener for the 2022 Wanda Diamond League in Doha, Qatar. Jackson who ran the 100m in Kingston last Saturday at the...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA LITTLE League Baseball and Softball (JLBS) district administrator Leon Taylor says his organisation is targeting US$15,000 (J$2,319,352.48) from corporate sponsors to assist participation in the Caribbean Regional Little League Baseball...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

WITH AN appreciation of what Harbour View has done for him, Tarick Ximines says that his move to Mount Pleasant was necessary to continue his evolution at the full-back position. Ximines scored his first goal for his new club on Monday during...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Fortune favoured Waterhouse as their two-year wait for a win against Humble Lion finally ended yesterday. And their reward is a return to the top of the Jamaica Premier League table after a month-long chase. A Denardo Thomas strike in the 52nd...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A specific ground for baseball in Jamaica could be that much closer to a reality according to Jamaica Little League Baseball and Softball district administrator Leon Taylor. In a bid to continue the local exposure of the sport, Taylor said that...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Garth Gayle says while they are not restricting international athletes from competing in the JAAA Jubilee Series, he is chiefly targeting Jamaican athletes being able to earn cash prizes...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Multiple World and Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s first international race of the season will see her go head-to-head with last year’s World Athletics Under-20 200 metres gold medallist Christine Mboma of Namibia at the Kip Keino...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National under-17 women’s head coach, Dane Chambers, was adamant that Jamaica would have to beat the best to realise their dream of qualifying for the Under-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup - today he will have to do just that. The United States, who the...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

FOR YOUNG Jamaican driver Alex Powell, his first podium finish in an Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)-sanctioned event represented the culmination of a two-year process, including tireless effort. Powell, who is signed to F1 team...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After a strong first-round World Cup qualifying campaign, national goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer ensured her club future was secured with Tottenham Hotspur. Spencer, 31, signed a contract extension with the FA Women’s Super League (WSL) club on...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

For Tivoli Gardens Football Club (FC) Under-17 coach, Jevonnie Codlin, the return of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Valeo Youth Development League is an opportunity to continue mentorship to young players at risk, and for...

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Navigating between two training environments may be a challenge for Olympic 100 metres hurdles bronze medallist Megan Tapper, but she says that her work is starting to bear fruit after opening her season last Saturday at the Velocity Fest meet at...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

THEY FOUND the going tough, but the young Reggae Girlz battled and endured to put themselves into the next round of the Under-17 Concacaf Women’s Championship. Jamaica defeated the Dominican Republic 3-1 in their second group F game yesterday at...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After an emphatic start to their 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship campaign, Jamaica will hope to secure passage to the knockout stages when they face the Dominican Republic in their second group game today at 6 p.m. Jamaica time. The...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Hansle Parchment’s ultimate dream is for a Jamaican sweep of the medals in the event at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon in July. The first steps towards that goal were taken last Saturday as...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 4:50 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has been named the 2022 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year. "The 2022 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award winner is ... @FastElaine!" @LaureusSport tweeted today. She is the first...

Published:Saturday | April 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Newly appointed acting general manager of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), Mitchell Watson, says the return of local premier league games to certain club venues will be dependent on their ability to meet the standards required by both...

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