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Stories by Daniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 11:11 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

TO THE delight and relief of St Catherine High School head coach Anthony Patrick, retaining their ISSA/Digicel Walker Cup crown did not require another penalty shootout. Dillion Richards’ 89th-minue header was the difference as St Catherine edged...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL Jamaica Limited (PFJL) director Donovan White says that the organisation is committed to ensuring that all Premier League clubs will have the financial support they need as it targets generating over $200 million in revenue...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

WITH CONCACAF giving its final blessing for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the remainder of the region’s World Cup qualifiers, Independence Park Limited General Manager Major Desmon Brown says that not many alterations will be required for...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

JAMAICA FOOTBALL Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says the organisation will work with whatever capacity is agreed upon for the upcoming home World Cup qualifiers at the National Stadium. His comments come as Local Government Minister...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

For Kingston College’s Christopher Pearson, his strong midfield play that has led the many-time champions to yet another ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup semi-final run has been attributed to coming on the other side of an injury that tested his mental...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) may be closer towards implementation for the final stretch of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers, but Concacaf head of communications, Nicholas Noble, says the main barrier towards full approval will be getting the...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

THREE GAMES, three wins and an ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup semi-final secured for Kingston College. For assistant coach Raymond Watson, it was the perfect way to enter the Christmas break with the target of another Manning Cup title after dispatching...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

AFTER A two-year absence, national defender Alvas Powell will make a return to Major League Soccer (MLS) club FC Cincinnati. Powell, 27, signed with the club on Friday via free agency to a one-year deal, with an option for the 2023 season. The move...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Excelsior High School’s head coach, Xavier Gilbert, did not need much to motivate his team for their ISSA/Manning Cup quarter-final match yesterday. With a new lease on life, Excelsior High took full advantage, dispatching Kingston Technical High...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

IN A year that has seen his title dreams come true, Olympic 110m hurdles champion Hansle Parchment is hoping that another achievement is crossed off the list: winning the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportsman of the Year award. Parchment leads the...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

AFTER A difficult start to their truncated 2021 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Manning Cup football campaign, Jamaica College (JC) head coach, Davion Ferguson, was cautious regarding his team’s ability to make up ground in a...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

NATIONAL SENIOR netball head coach, Connie Francis, wanted a strong response from her team after their first Test loss to England last week Sunday. Instead, the Sunshine Girls could not recover after a poor start as they fell 66-47 in yesterday’s...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

FOR THE third time in his first English Premier League (EPL) season, national midfielder Leon Bailey will spend another period in the treatment room. The Aston Villa winger is set to miss the final games of the calendar year, starting with today’s...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

FRUSTRATION AND relief described the emotions of both Excelsior and St Andrew Technical (STATHS) high schools as the two battled to an entertaining 3-3 draw in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Group B game at Stadium East yesterday. It was...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

NATIONAL senior team netball head coach, Connie Francis, says that they must display improvement and adaptability as they take on England in the first game of their long-awaited three-match Test series. The Sunshine Girls, ranked number four in the...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

DESPITE GETTING their first win of the 2021 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Manning Cup, Jamaica College head coach, Davion Ferguson, was cautious regarding whether the result represents a turning point in their chances in...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

NATIONAL MIDFIELDER Junior Flemmings will be on the hunt for a new club for next season, following his departure from Alabama-based United Soccer League (USL) Championship club Birmingham Legion. Flemmings, 25, in a social media post on Thursday,...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

WITH JAMAICA having five months to organise and execute next year’s Carifta Games, Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman, Mike Fennell, said that they are targeting balanced protocols to facilitate a full fan-return for the regional meet. Other...

Published:Sunday | November 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

NATIONAL STRIKER Michail Antonio says that his first international goal against El Salvador released pressure on himself during his international journey so far with the Reggae Boyz. Antonio arrived along with the rest of the squad yesterday after...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

NATIONAL SENIOR men’s basketball head coach, Rick Turner, says that Jamaican basketball player, Kofi Cockburn, must be allowed to develop at his own pace as he prepares for his junior college basketball season. Cockburn will be among the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

FORMER NATIONAL central defender and captain, Linval Dixon, has emphasised the importance of home support for Jamaica’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against the United States, with the fan return falling on the anniversary of Jamaica’s greatest...

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

THE SEXUAL misconduct allegations against Jamaica’s senior women’s national football team head coach, Hubert Busby Jr, took a new turn as Major League Soccer (MLS) announced the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate his conduct on...

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2021 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

INDEPENDENCE PARK Limited’s general manager, Major Desmon Brown, says that they are ready to accept the privilege and responsibility that entails welcoming fans back to the National Stadium for a major sporting event. The Government on Thursday...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

In her first national senior women’s camp, English-born midfielder Drew Spence says she is leaning on her maturity and evolution as a player to help guide the team in their quest for back-to-back World Cup Finals appearances. The Reggae Girlz will...

Published:Sunday | October 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

WHILE IT may not be a foregone conclusion, Swept Track Club’s head coach Okeile Stewart and Legacy Athletics’ Omar Hawes say reigning sprint double repeat Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson Herah, is in a better position to finally claim World...

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