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Stories by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Football analyst Michael Hall has pinpointed a key matchup that could turn the result of the Netherlands’ round of 16 World Cup encounter with the United States today at 10 a.m. It’s a matter of speed. As an admirer of Dutch football himself, he...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Speaking at last Saturday’s President’s Trophy table tennis tournament, JTTA President Andrew Lue said there was what he described as a thirst for the sport. Lue was led to that conclusion by the level of support and the enthusiasm of the...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Top seeds Mark Phillips and Tsenaye Lewis topped the Jamaica Table Tennis Association President’s Trophy tournament at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport in Spanish Town at the weekend. Phillips, 28, subdued Rudolph Sinclair...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Nigerian Adeniyi Akindele ran through the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association’s Men’s B tournament in October without dropping a set, he appeared to be comfortable. Akindele confirmed this impression by winning the Jamaica Table...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Durable and consistent during his days on the track, World and Olympic 400-metre bronze medallist Greg Haughton will surprise you when you ask him about his hopes for Jamaican track and field for the future. Remarkably, his good wishes go first to...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s team to the recent Caribbean Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships in Guyana came home with more than just the 10 medals they won in battle. They returned with words of wisdom from the most successful Jamaican table tennis (TT) player of all...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Female players will be able to match skills against men at the President’s Trophy table tennis tournament to be staged on Saturday, November 26, at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport. Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA)...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In all of World Cup history, only two countries have successfully defended the title, Italy and Brazil. Jamaican coach Xavier Gilbert doesn’t think France, the 2018 winners, will join them this year. Given the French injury list, Gilbert is...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With the Reggae Boyz absent, many Jamaicans will be supporting African teams at the FIFA World Cup when it kicks off tomorrow. Senegal were set to carry the continent’s challenge for the trophy but a late injury blow has them off balance. At world...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Brazil are the team most people pick to win every World Cup, but analyst Clyde Jureidini thinks Qatar, hosts of the event, will see a victory for Argentina and Lionel Messi. The Harbour View Football Club stalwart labels the two South American...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Struck down by the COVID-19 pandemic, the local road racing circuit is back in stride. That’s the observation from Alfred Francis, managing director of Running Events. Though he is happy to see the revival, Francis thinks Jamaica can do more to...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 5:49 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

If you go by the numbers, then Group B at the FIFA World Cup is a so-called ‘group of death’. However, there are several other groups where fans can expect close competition for the two spots that will guarantee passage to the knockout round. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago on November 16, Jamaica secured its first trip to the FIFA World Cup, with a 0-0 draw against Mexico inside the National Stadium. The accomplishment fulfilled a promise by then Jamaica Football Federation President Horace...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

An informal poll at Sunday’s Burger King 5K has pinpointed sprinter Oblique Seville as a leading candidate for the title of Jamaica’s male athlete of 2022. Chris Harley, the Vere Technical sprint expert, advanced similar reasoning. “I think he...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s status as a sprint giant has been underlined by the latest edition of a list of world records for each lane on the track. Updated recently by the American publication Track And Field News, the list shows how good Jamaicans have been in...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The University of Louisville women’s volleyball team has developed a mean side since an October 23 loss ended their 37-match Atlantic Coast Conference winning streak. With Jamaica’s Aiko Jones helping to hammer the opposition, Louisville have won...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:58 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Though a knee injury stifled his dream of becoming world class, coach Dale Parham remains fascinated with table tennis. Parham is devoted to arming youngsters with the right technical tools early on, and he takes joy when his students begin to...

Published:Friday | October 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IF you feel that Jamaica could dominate the women’s 4x100 metres relay and break the world record, a scan of the all-time senior and under-20 performance list will bring you both comfort and consternation. The United States of America (USA)...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WHEN COACH Michael Carr pulls on his maroon and gold shirt each morning and heads to Wolmer’s Girls’ School, he isn’t just thinking about coaching athletics. He is seeing the way forward for his young charges and hoping he can help. That’s what...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s table tennis will soon be back in the limelight. That’s the view of Stephen Grant, a director of the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association (KSATTA). He made the comment after play by youngsters at the KSATTA Men’s B Open last...

Published:Monday | October 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Even though she celebrated her 29th birthday on October 3, Commonwealth Games high jump bronze medal winner Kimberly Williamson has untapped potential. That’s the expert assessment of her coach, Marlon Gayle. Speaking at the MVP Grassroots Camp at...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a remarkable Jamaican. She is the best in the world at what she does and at the same time, she is a delightful personality with an inspirational story to tell. Her mission is simple: to be the best she can be. No one...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA HAS won two gold, four silver, and four bronze medals at the Caribbean Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships in Guyana. On the event’s final day, on Tuesday, Ajani Spencer and Anthony Bird won the country’s second gold medal with a...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S PLAYERS at the Caribbean and Pre-Cadet Championships have put a broad smile on the face of Andrew Lue, president of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA). Competing in Guyana, the Jamaica contingent has already won gold, silver and...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Not even the most patriotic Jamaican track and field fan will contend that anyone other than American wunderkind Sydney McLaughlin is the female track and field athlete of the year. Her 2022 portfolio is just too good. Her sensational running in...

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