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Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:33 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) CEO Courtney Francis does not foresee any potential curfew time changes affecting the staging of the West Indies’ two-match cricket Test series against Pakistan at Sabina Park. Jamaica is slated to continue the...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:31 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

After five years in Germany, national winger Leon Bailey is reportedly set to make his move to the English Premier League (EPL) with Aston Villa. According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Bailey, 23, who has two years left on his current...

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that the increase in positive COVID-19 cases among Olympic-related persons in Tokyo means Jamaican athletes must take greater care in ensuring that their Olympic dreams are not derailed because of infection...

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

National senior men’s assistant football coach, Paul Hall, says clinical finishing will be key to their chances of a fourth straight semi-final appearance, when the Reggae Boyz face the United States in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-final at...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 12:52 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

National senior men’s basketball team coach Rick Turner says Jamaican basketballer Kofi Cockburn’s return to the University of Illinois is a win-win situation for both player and school as he continues work towards the NBA. Cockburn, 21, confirmed...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 12:52 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Jamaica Olympic Association President Christopher Samuda has warned all Team Jamaica athletes that there will be a no-tolerance policy regarding COVID-19 rules in place for the Tokyo Olympics which start on Friday. His comments come as delegations...

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

Having secured another term as president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda says that the mandate is a vote of confidence which he will use to continue his vision in advancing sports in the island. Samuda, the incumbent,...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2021 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

For the second time in their last five meetings against Mount Pleasant FA, Humble Lion were undone by a blast from their past. Former Humble Lion now Mount Pleasant striker Francois Swaby’s 68th minute effort was enough to give the St Ann-based...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

News that American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson would not compete in the 100m at the Olympic Games after being hit with one-month suspension for testing positive for cannabis has led to widespread debate over whether or not the substance should...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Molynes United head coach Calvert Fitzgerald says that the final Gold Cup roster provides a glimpse into the possible make-up of Jamaica’s team for the start of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September. The final roster was released recently and...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Having been denied the opportunity to finish his schoolboy football season because of COVID-19, Kingston College alum and Cavalier forward Dwayne Atkinson was determined to take advantage of the return of the Jamaica Football League. The second-...

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says he is confident West Ham United striker Michail Antonio will be ready to play if selected for the Concacaf Gold Cup. Antonio was named to a provisional list of players from which...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

With just a few days to go before the start of the 2020/21 Jamaica Premier League (JPL) season, officials at two of the league’s rural-based outfits, Humble Lion and Mount Pleasant, have expressed concerns about the extra travel requirements they...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

With a date against the best team in the world only a few hours away, Reggae Girlz head coach Hubert Busby Jr acknowledged that the Jamaicans will need to deliver a strong defensive showing if they are to secure a positive result against the United...

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

After Edwin Allen High School’s Tia Clayton false-started in the Class Two girls’ 100m final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) on Thursday, her twin sister Tina who won the title said that she was confident...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

For all the many milestones that Olympian Sherone Simpson has had in her decade-long professional career, she is finding personal satisfaction in motherhood and the rapid growth of her four-year-old daughter, Leanna. In the midst of a career in...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave says while it is unlikely that fans will return to stadiums for West Indies matches before next year, he has not ruled out the possibility of patrons returning, provided certain...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

For national weightlifter James Daley, the opportunity to compete for Jamaica at the upcoming Pan American Weightlifting Championships represents the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of being able to don the national colours competitively. Daley,...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

While impressed with some of the Reggae Boyz who debuted against the United States in the teams’ recent friendly international, former national assistant coach Bradley Stewart and Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price are calling for a quick...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price and Waterhouse head coach Marcel Gayle say a lack of familiarity and limited preparation were the key factors in the senior national men’s football team’s 4-1 defeat to the United States in their international...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:45 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

It has been two months since preliminary discussions began between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the senior men’s team regarding long-term deals for the World Cup qualifiers. While no resolution has been reached in the matter, attorney-...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Barbadian journalist Anmar Goodridge Boyce says that while the replacement of Bajan all-rounder Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain did not come as a surprise, he feels that one Test series was not enough to determine that his replacement and...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

As Jamaica continues its overseas recruitment of players ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, analyst Michael Hall and Harbour View head coach Ludlow Bernard have offered contrasting views on the pursuit of English-born players for the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

The local horse racing fraternity was in unison in wishing for the improved health of veteran trainer Wayne DaCosta, who was admitted to hospital yesterday after falling ill. DaCosta is reportedly in the Intensive Care Unit at the University...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler - Staff Reporter

Chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Christopher Williams says that a decision on the format for the pending Jamaica Premier League will be made shortly as organisers look to satisfy the Government’s requirements and secure...

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