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Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore said that he was pleased with the Reggae Boyz' 2-1 win over Canada in their CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final match on Thursday night, but he wished they had made more of their chances...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) director Romeo Monteith is optimistic about the Reggae Warriors' chances against the United States Hawks in their Americas Championship match tomorrow at Hodges Field, Jacksonville, Florida.Jamaica made...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Fifteen track-and-field athletes and one from aquatics will represent Jamaica at this year's World University Games in Chinese Taipei from August 19-30.Demish Gaye, Daniel Glave, Sashalee Forbes, Rhonda Whyte, and Yanique Dobson are the members of...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association (Intercol) president, Anthony Davis, has urged Dalton Myers, to clear the air on his employment status at the University of the West Indies (UWI). This, he said, would allow Myers to...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Head coach of the Jamaica senior men's football team Theodore Whitmore has said that he will make changes to the way the team attacks in this afternoon's final CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C preliminary match against El Salvador.Whitmore said at the...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore has said that despite his satisfaction with the team's 0-0 draw with Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night in Denver Colorado, there is still work to be done to improve.The...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former national footballer now turned agent, Damani Ralph, has criticised the quality of players being turned out by the national youth programme. Ralph said that the local players are no longer transitioning to the top clubs in the United States...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Crocs Under-19 Rugby Union will return to Florida today to take part in the Rugby Americas North (RANs) Super Week Cup competition, and head coach Huntley Anderson said that the aim this year is to gain a higher seeding in order to...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica senior men's football team head coach Theodore Whitmore has said that despite the 2-0 win over CuraÁao in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, the team's system of passing needs improvement.Whitmore made six changes to the...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Immaculate Conception High School assistant track and field coach Floyd Quarrie has said that he is very disappointed that his shot putter Kadian Clarke was not selected by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) in Jamaica's team to...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National 400 metres hurdler Ricardo Cunningham has said that he made the switch to the event from the 800 metres because he felt that he was wasting his time doing the two-lap race.Cunningham made the national team for the IAAF World Championships...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team assistant coach Jerome Waite has backed the Reggae Boyz to bounce back from their defeat in the Scotiabank CFU Caribbean Cup final to CuraÁao, with a better performance in next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Justin Sirgany is a 15 year old go kart and Formula 4 (F4) driver, who hopes to make it further up the divisions and drive for a Formula 1 (F1) team someday.Speed has been a concept familiar to Justin from an early age as he is a third-generation...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) presidential candidate Vishu Tolan has said that if elected, more staff will be employed to meet the needs of the association.Tolan, who is the current JOA first vice president, will be running against the body's...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 8:23 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Gleaner Writer Jamaica's Reggae Boyz secured their spot in the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup final with a 4-2 penalty win over French Guiana in Fort-De-France, Martinique last night. The defending champions, who are...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former national men's senior football team head coach Winfried Schaefer says his former assistant, Miguel Coley should replace Vin Blaine as the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) director of football.Blaine recently left the role to take up a...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Veteran rally driver Jeffrey Panton has said his co-driver Michael Fennell Jr's pace notes were key to their victory in the recently staged SOL Rally Barbados this month. Panton and Fennell, in their Ford Focus WRC (World Rally Championship) rally...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World-leading discus thrower Fedrick Dacres kept his good momentum in 2017 going with his first IAAF Diamond League meet win, as he claimed the Stockholm leg with a throw of 68.36m yesterday.Dacres, who threw the third-farthest distance so far this...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Young local boxer Kestna Davis, who recently made his professional debut, has remained silent on whether he will be signing with I Fight Promotions, despite receiving new equipment from the brand at the Wray and Nephew Contender event at the Chinese...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

I Fight Promotions head, Chris Joy, has said that 2016 Wray & Nephew Contender Series champion, DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley, will be returning to Jamaica as a main eventer on a soon-to-be announced fight night to be staged by the company...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Returning Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Dr Walton Small has said that as part of his mandate for his sixth successive term, he will ensure that three new panels be created to streamline the functions of the organisation...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 2:17 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Gleaner Writer Dr. Walton Small was returned as President of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) after voting was held in the body's Annual General Meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel today. St. Elizabeth...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

While Edwin Allen sprinter Kevona Davis did not get a sprint double in the Class 3 Girls 100m and 200m sprints at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championship because of her false start in the 100m final, she said that it helped to motivate...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 11:47 PMRachid Parchment

Richard 'Frog' Holmes booked his spot in the semi final of the Wray and Nephew Contender series with a win by unanimous decision over Canadian Frank Cotroni at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium last night. Holmes had the...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The legendary Usain St Leo Bolt said goodbye to the National Stadium in fine style, when he left the rest of the field in his wake in the 100m Salute To A Legend race at the JN Grand Prix this evening. Bolt clocked 10.03 ahead of Javaughn...

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