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Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 2:28 PMShayne Fairman

Jamaica College (JC) will be hoping to use their newly opened Patrick Gordon Basketball Court to develop talent internally and dominate Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Under-14 to Under-19 competitions in coming seasons.The...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2015 | 7:58 PMShayne Fairman

With the sport of football at centre stage, Heineken, Red Stripe, and Guinness are on the road to serve up their Beer Ballaz promotion, where drinking enthusiasts, fans, and patrons will be able to win over $20 million in cash and prizes.The three...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 7:49 PMShayne Fairman

National cyclist Marloe Rodman was in superb form, virtually miles ahead of the rest, as he superbly rode to what seemed an effortless win in the inaugural Sligoville Time Trial Challenge in St Catherine, covering the course in 25 minutes and 58:51...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 4:48 PMShayne Fairman

Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF), organisers of tomorrow's Sligoville Time Trial Challenge, are hoping to attract a competitive field of riders at this year's staging, slated for 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, along the Sligoville main road, in St...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 2:17 PMShayne Fairman

Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) president, Rudolph Speid, says the ball is in his court to take a game viewed as recreational to a professional level."Volleyball is viewed as very recreational in Jamaica, and we (JAVA) are trying to...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Ace-blocker Sasha Lee Wallen is hoping to lead the country's quest for a beach volleyball spot at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their first step will be the women's beach volleyball Olympic Qualifier and Caribbean Beach Volleyball...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 5:35 PMShayne Fairman

Currently one of the most accomplished 17-year-olds in local swimming, Nicholas Haughton's national and regional achievements in the pool and academics propelled him to the merit of a swimming scholarship to Howard University in the United States."I...

Published:Saturday | April 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is just over a year away and Jamaica Volleyball Association's (JAVA) president Rudolph Speid is laying the groundwork for a Jamaican beach volleyball team to play in the Games for the first time. First...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2015 | 3:39 PMShayne Fairman

Organiser Jason Henzel is confident today's 20th annual Jakes Off-Road Triathlon,hosted by the Breds Foundation in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, will be memorable, with record numbers of locals and foreigners to face off in the annual showpiece,...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 5:20 PMShayne Fairman

Concerned, yet planning ahead, Natalie Neita-Headley, minister with responsibility for sport, says it is only fitting that stakeholders develop policies and legal framework now to protect student athletes, while ensuring continued development...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 6:52 PMShayne Fairman

University of Technology (UTech)/MVP Track Club sprinter Andrew Fisher has high hopes of building on his club's successes and clocking sub-10 times in the 100 metres.He will be looking to improve on his impressive 10.18 seconds clocking and help...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

The University of Technology (UTech) will host its fifth annual Caribbean Conference on Sport Sciences, slated for inside Lecture Theatre Four at 8:30 a.m. today. The theme is 'Taking a Scientific Approach towards Sport Development and Athletic...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 5:12 PMShayne Fairman

Colossal athletic clashes could be renewed between the University of Technology (UTech), MVP and Racers track clubs, whose fans could see an epic-encore of the Gibson McCook Relays at the eighth staging of the UTech Track and Field Classic on...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2015 | 5:35 PMShayne Fairman

Kingston College (KC) will be hoping to use the road-racing landscape to raise $5 million from its Puma Fortis 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, to raise funds for the school and give back to the community.The event was launched at the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Experienced national netball player, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, is hoping her third World Netball Championships will be a successful one, with the ace player determined to lead the Sunshine Girls to success in the IFNA World Cup in Australia this...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Chairman of Calabar High School's board, the Reverend Karl Johnson, says while sponsors are necessary for the development of Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships, he does not support guerrilla marketing and did not give star athlete Michael O'Hara...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

"I am an extraordinary person," Calabar track star Michael O'Hara has declared in response to the controversy surrounding his unveiling of telecommunications firm Digicel's tag line on Saturday.O'Hara's move made public his affiliation with that...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

"We planned for the record," coach Neil Harrison of Kingston College (KC) told The Sunday Gleaner, following Akeem Bloomfield's fantastic national junior record run of 44.93 seconds to win the Class One 400 metres final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 8:57 PMShayne Fairman

A record 170 shooters faced off at the NCB-Capital Markets Sporting Clays Open, at the Woodleigh shooting range in Clarendon, where the competition lived up to "premium" billing courtesy of somecompetitive and absorbing shooting, which saw...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 8:14 PMShayne Fairman

Calabar's Class Three high jumper, Lamar Reid, broke a 22-year-old ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championship record on day three of the meet yesterday.Reid added a centimetre to the 1.98 mark set by another Calabar athlete, Ryan Chambers, way...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 9:42 PMShayne Fairman

Annia Ashley cleared an impressive 1.77 metres to win the Class Three girls' high jump competition in fine style and highlighted an otherwise quiet Thursday morning at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championship at the National...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

If any doubted defending champions Edwin Allen High School's credentials, a new meet record served up an answer in the Class Four girl's 4x100 metres relay with a jaw-dropping 46.90 seconds, which dispatched last year's 47.28 set by St Jago High.The...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

It was all eyes on the light blue of defending champions Edwin Allen, as Class One 200-metre star Saqukine Cameron sizzled to a season-best 23.59 seconds in the girls' 200-metre preliminaries on day two of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 8:06 PMShayne Fairman

Hydel High School's Shadae Lawrence doubled on her gold- medal repertoire, with another win in the girl's discus, this time in the Class One final, on day two of the Grace Kennedy/Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls'...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 6:18 PMShayne Fairman

Needing a qualifying mark of 11.50 metres, girls' Class Two shot putters were down to business straight away, with some impressive heaves resulting in personal bests and keen competition on day one's preliminary-round action at the Inter-Secondary...

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