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Published:Thursday | May 25, 2023 | 1:48 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

A NUMBER of records fell at the National Cycling Championships held over the weekend at the National Stadium, very much to the liking of Jamaica Cycling Federation President Wayne Palmer. “The quality was quite good, we had a number of records fall...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2023 | 1:38 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Fencing is not a popular sport in Jamaica. Wheelchair fencing is even less popular. However, there are now moves to develop wheelchair fencing locally and remove the barriers which are preventing the sport from moving forward. Head coach for the...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2023 | 1:22 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

QUITE OFTEN you will hear Jamaican track and field student athletes announce full scholarship from international universities, but not gymnasts. In fact, Immaculate Conception High School Student Jamilia Duffus recently became the first locally...

Published:Monday | April 17, 2023 | 12:42 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Manchester Spurs claimed back-to-back Seprod Netball Jamaica Elite League titles after defeating St Ann Orchids 50-48 last night at the National Arena to clinch the best of three finals 2-0. Spurs took the first match 62-54 last Friday. Spurs coach...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2023 | 1:27 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

St Ann Orchids and Manchester Spurs will meet in the best of three finals of the Netball Jamaica Seprod Elite League set for April 14, 16, and 21. The Orchids defeated the Spurs 65-49 in their final preliminary-round match at the National Arena...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2023 | 1:14 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

After a slow start to this year’s Netball Jamaica Seprod Elite League, the Kingston Hummingbirds picked up their first win in the third round with a 48-45 victory over St Catherine Racers at the National Indoor Sports Centre yesterday. The...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

They compete against each other and are from different training camps, but multiple World Championships and Olympic medallists Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are often seen celebrating together at global track and field meets. And...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Three years after her son’s death, Denese James and other board members have relaunched the Dominic Alessandro James Foundation after a break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the foundation, which was first launched in November 2019, are...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

After creating history when he claimed his third Major League Soccer (MLS) Goalkeeper of the Year Award, Reggae Boyz captain Andre Blake says he wants to add to his individual accolades by taking home the 2022 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. “I...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

As the fierce competition continues in the Americas Netball World Cup Qualifiers at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, some teams have said the schedule makes it difficult for them to recover for games. Donna Joseph, assistant coach of...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

More than 140 student-athletes and their coaches from central Jamaica have benefited from the first 2022 MVP Grassroots Athletics Training Camp at GC Foster College last Saturday. MVP Track Club President Bruce James said the feedback was...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

FOR THE third time in his career, Reggae Boyz Captain Andre Blake has won the Allstate Major League Soccer (MLS) Goalkeeper of the Year award. This makes him the first player in MLS history to do so, first earning the honour in 2016 and again in...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

THEY HUNG up their gear almost half a century ago, but members of the 1960s and ‘70s national netball team still remain optimistic about the fortunes of the Sunshine Girls and are hoping the 2023 World Cup in Cape Town will crown them in glory....

Published:Monday | October 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

It has been a year filled with achievements for Shericka Jackson, the fastest woman alive over the 200 metres, and although the track and field season has ended for 2022, she is still reaping from her hard work. The 29-year-old will be among 30...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

The MVP Grassroots Athletics Training Camps are back on track after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Before the pandemic the MVP training camps took place uninterrupted on an annual basis for seven years since 2013, and MVP...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

IT HAS now been 60 years since Jamaica won an Olympic bronze in cycling, the island’s only medal outside of athletics at the Games, a statistic the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) is aiming to address. JCF president Dr Wayne Palmer said in order...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Many doubted the Jamaica Tallawahs but franchise CEO Jeff Miller said, because of the strong unity within the team, they were able to win their third Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title. This unity is what Miller said fuelled the Tallawahs to...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Nearly 150 young players from across the island competed at the National Age Group Chess Championships at the University of the West Indies on October 1 and 2. The players competed in 12 age-group categories ranging from Under-8 to Under-18 as...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Cyclists are not among the most popular sports personalities locally, but Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) President Dr Wayne Palmer expects this to change very soon. Dr Palmer says the local talent pool in the sport has been improving, and they...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

It is not very often that a rally driver experiences a crash the day before and comes back the day after to compete and secure a podium finish, but Jamaica’s Fraser McConnell did it. McConnell crashed during practice for round three of the Nitro...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

As World Netball investigations into the near-failed Test series between Jamaica’s Sunshine Girlz and New Zealand in that country intensify, some of the chaos that ensued up to 24 hours before the first game has been coming to light. A news report...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:14 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

AFTER A rough start to the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup football season, Camperdown High School head coach, Donovan Lofters, has been looking for inspiration. According to the veteran coach, when Mozein Sutherland won the Digicel Rising Stars (DRS) on...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

‘SLOW FEET don’t eat and I’m hungry!’ is the slight twist on NFL player CHad ‘OChocinco’ Johnson’s mantra that former under-18 national 100-metre champion Ackeem Blake said he uses to help push himself towards achieving his athletic goals. Blake...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

Outgoing treasurer and public relations officer of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF), Janneille Morgan, is en route to success after emerging as one of the 16 Jamaicans who were awarded the 2022 Chevening Scholarship. Morgan, who will be...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Camperdown High School Manning Cup team is backing 17-year-old footballer and singer, Mozein Sutherland, to win the Digicel Rising Stars (DRS) competition as he is among the top three contestants. With the football team not performing as well...

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