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Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 7:42 PMShayne Fairman

Host nation Jamaica had to settle for second best, behind their international opponents, as the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tournament climaxed yesterday, at the National Indoor Sports Centre.There were two local flag bearers in...

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 7:53 PMShayne Fairman

When the curtain comes down on the third Jamaica International Badminton Tournament today, local players could challenge for top prizes in at least two doubles finals.The finals will begin at 5 p.m. at the National Indoor Sports Centre.The confident...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Kingston College's (KC) Terrique Stennett will be aiming to give his all on the track at this month's ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships 'to help make Class Three KC's turf.'The talented Stennett was a member of KC's Class Three 4x100m...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Hosts Jamaica remain poised to have strong representation in today's semi-final round of the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tournament, currently underway, at the National Indoor Sports Centre.The Jamaicans put in a strong showing in...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 5:41 PMShayne Fairman

Jamaica's top badminton players and upcoming talents will line up against representatives from nine countries at the third annual Jamaica International Badminton Tournament, which will serve off at 10 a.m. today at the National Indoor Sports Centre....

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 6:06 PMShayne Fairman

Many-time champions St Mary High put in a gutsy performance, to return as Eastern Championships overall winners, courtesy of a commanding 717.50 points, at the UWI-Usain Bolt Track, yesterday.The champions scored 290.5 and 427 points on the boys and...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Yohan Blake, the 2011 World 100m champion, remains happy with his pre-season progress so far, noting confidence in his ability to successfully replace Usain Bolt as Jamaica's leading male sprinter.The Racers Track Club athlete anchored his team to a...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Courtney Henry, Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president, is expecting local players to give good accounts of themselves, while challenging for the overall US$10,000 (J$1.2 million) prize money at next month's third annual Jamaica International...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:11 PMShayne Fairman

As one of the 17 young golfers to enter this year's Jamaica Golf Association Juniors Series winners' enclosure, Tajay Lobban is looking to transition to the national junior team, while continuing his development in the sport.In this, his third year...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Buoyed by over 30 local juniors who have achieved CAR-IFTA Swimming Championships qualifying times, Handel Lamey, Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, wants coaches to keep their charges "fresh and injury free" so that they can...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 5:01 PMShayne Fairman

While some of the smaller high schools are budgeting approximately $2 million to compete at the 2017 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, it could cost up to $10 million to be crowned...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Yohan Blake, the 2011 World 100 metres champion, opened his 2017 season with a 47.26 seconds clocking over 400 metres at the Camperdown Classic track and field meet at the National Stadium yesterday.Blake, however, had several athletes ahead of him...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Talented national junior golfer, Justin Burrowes, though admitting he was not at his best at this point, is determined to improve his game as the year progresses.Burrowes is hoping that these improvements will help in transitioning his career to the...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Following his win at the recently concluded five-game Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Junior Series, overall Beginners Class champion Adrian Barnes is looking to grow in the sport and continue his winning ways.The eight-year-old Creative Kids Academy...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

While confident of making the national team for a sixth-consecutive time, junior female golfer Kei Harris, also has her sights firmly set on playing golf overseas in college, and hopefully transitioning to the professional circuit.The 17-year-old...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

The fifth and final game of the 2016-17 Jamaica Golf Association Juniors Series climaxed with much excitement, where 17 of the island's top juniors stamped their class on the competition, taking top prizes at the Caymanas Golf Club, in St Catherine...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Cynthia Cooke, committee chairperson for the Camperdown Classic, remains confident this year's 13th renewal of the meet will present top-quality competition for junior and senior athletes, while remaining true to helping the development of Jamaica's...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 3:37 PMShayne Fairman

Buoyed by his impressive joint second place in the Sub Zonal Chess Tournament last year, National representative, Malaku Lorne is targeting more consistency and improvements to attain his best game, in 2017.The tournament is part of the World...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Approximately $200 million could be raised this year, with about 20 major road races set to contribute much needed funds to local charities including schools, homes for the needy and public hospitals.Ingrid Card, vice-president of Group Marketing at...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

While not all Jamaican schoolboy footballers will meet full matriculation standards to local and international tertiary institutions this school year, many have indicated interest in pursuing academic scholarships. This as opposed to signing...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

As one of Jamaica's youngest marksmen to win five national shotgun championships, Shaun Barnes is calling on sponsorship and corporate support to help launch his passion, shooting, into a world-class career.The shooter...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Outstanding Wolmer's Boys goalkeeper Shamar Jemison is hoping to successfully complete his ongoing trial with Florida Memorial University, while looking forward to a future with Jamaica's senior Reggae Boyz team.The 19-year-old goalie's one-week...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 1:49 PMShayne Fairman

Dennis Coke, newly crowned All Jamaica badminton champion, is hoping his first major title will signal the beginning of a successful international career.The player was unseeded en route, turning back winning perennial challenger, many-time national...

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

While some Jamaicans may not earn a comfortable living from their professional sporting pursuits, Woman International Chess Master Deborah Richards-Porter says that chess has taken her places and has given her a business from which she can live...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 3:12 PMShayne Fairman

Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, is looking forward to good performances from 50 of the island's top shooters when they compete in two major tournaments in the United States next month.A total of 10 Jamaicans will feature at the 2017...

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