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Stories by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Out of the six play-off teams in this season’s Jamaica Premier League (JPL), Vere United have had the best defensive record heading into the postseason. They will be banking on that while hoping that the frontline can do enough to extend their...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In their past Jamaica Premier League (JPL) two-legged play-off ties, fortune has not favoured Harbour View. Now facing a two-goal deficit, the ‘Stars of the East’s’ path to the semi-finals will require a bit of history when they face Mount...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Garth Gayle says that the impending changes regarding travel to the United States (US) will require them to adapt to ensure that all standards are met before competing there. The US...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Harbour View General Manager Clyde Jureidini and Kingston and St Andrew Football Association President Wayne Shaw say that a biennial FIFA World Cup would not benefit Jamaica or solve the issues of the modern international window. Concacaf recently...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the 2021 Jamaica Premier League (JPL) regular season complete, Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) board member Donovan White says that they are targeting an expanded season for 2022, with the hope that vaccinations will allow for...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says that the administration is willing to share its health and safety protocols for the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) with ISSA for a return of schoolboy football. ISSA set a tentative...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s team doctor for the World Under-20 Championships, Dr Marlon Reid, has praised the maturity of the young sprinters in how they handled their extended stay in Nairobi, Kenya, because of COVID-19-related issues. Reid, along with junior 400m...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Drawing from his own experience when he helped Jamaica qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, national senior men's head coach Theodore Whitmore says that it is still too early to press the panic button on the Reggae Boyz's qualification chances,...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Facing the prospect of no wins from their opening three World Cup qualifying games, national defender Liam Moore says that a return to the basics that almost brought a positive result in Mexico will be required when Jamaica face Costa Rica tonight...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports medicine specialist Dr Paul Wright says that world and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s absence from the Diamond League final will help to maintain her high standards at this stage of her career. The four-time world 100m champion...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A three-year journey of learning the coaching craft has led former national goalkeeper Ryan Thompson to his first major head coaching job. The 36-year-old Thompson was appointed by United Soccer League (USL) Championship club Austin Bold on...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 10:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Four-time world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will not compete in the Diamond League final in Zurich. According to her agent Paul Doyle, she has elected not to take part in the two-day final, which starts on Wednesday. Fraser-Pryce had...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While acknowledging the effects of his changes to the starting 11 against Panama, national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore says that the team has to take responsibility for the performance which led to their 3-0 defeat at...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In the aftermath of Jamaica’s 3-0 FIFA defeat to Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifying at the National Stadium last night, head coach Theodore Whitmore says that he is unfazed by the pressure despite back-to-back defeats to start their campaign....

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2021 | 7:09 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica were defeated 3-0 by Panama in their second FIFA World Cup qualifying game, played at the National Stadium on Sunday evening. Andrés Andrade and Rolando Blackburn scored in the 14th and 39th minutes respectively while Cecilio Waterman added...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2021 | 6:05 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica trail Panama 2-0 in their FIFA World Cup qualifying game at the National Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Andrés Andrade scored in the 14 minute, capitalising on a giveaway in the midfield. Rolando Blackburn got Panama's second in the 39th...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Vere United head coach Donovan Duckie says that although they appear to be in good stead, heading towards the Jamaica Premier League playoffs, his team cannot afford to be complacent in their top-of-the-table clash with Mount Pleasant. The teams...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

NATIONAL SENIOR men’s football team head coach, Theodore Whitmore, says that the Reggae Boyz have every intent on getting their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a good start despite key absences for tomorrow’s opener against Mexico. The Reggae...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 7:19 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

REGGAE GIRLZ striker Khadija Shaw made her club debut for Manchester City on Tuesday, as they drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in their Champions League first-leg, second round football match at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano in Madrid, Spain. Caroline...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 1:17 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica's London Olympics relay gold medallist Nesta Carter has called time on his athletics career. In a press release yesterday, through track club MVP, the 35-year-old sprinter said he could not compete up to his standard in the sport. He said...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national player Alex Thomas and former national under 17 coach Davion Ferguson say that the addition of West Ham striker Michail Antonio to Jamaica’s squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers is a boost for the national programme and...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

FORMER NATIONAL cricketer Nehemiah Perry says that the shorter format of the game would be the most suitable avenue for cricket to achieve its goal of becoming an Olympic sport. His comments come as the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

NATIONAL AND Tottenham Hotspur women’s goalkeeper, Rebecca Spencer, has backed fellow Reggae Girl Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw to take her game to new heights with Manchester City in England. Shaw, 24, will begin life in the FA Women’s Super League (WSL)...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Dunbeholden manager Paul Christie and Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price say, despite limited training time, both teams are adequately prepared for their rescheduled Jamaica Premier League fixture at the UWI-JFF Captain Burrell Centre of...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA FOOTBALL FEDERATION General Secretary Dalton Wint says that the English Premier League’s decision to not release players for games played in ‘red list’ countries could put the Reggae Boyz at a major disadvantage for their World Cup...

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