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Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 12:54 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FORMER assistant national coach of the Sunshine Girls, Winston Nevers, believes the second staging of the ‘Future Netball Academy’ will attract more participants than its inaugural year in 2022. The netball clinic, which is the brainchild of former...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 1:20 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

NESTLED IN the cool hills of St Catherine, Guy’s Hill High School, for the third time in a row, were the most impressive participants in a series of junior athletes’ anti-doping education workshops. For their diligence, the Jamaica Anti-Doping...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2023 | 1:14 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

HAVING JOINED the professional circuit, one of the country’s leading male tennis players, John Chin, is eager to showcase his talent in the upcoming two-day Davis Cup tournament on local soil, set to serve off on Saturday. Davis, who is still a...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 12:46 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

AFTER WONDERFUL competition among under-11 footballers in last year’s Junior Cup, it is now time for the best of Jamaica’s under-nines to come to the fore. The Junior Cup combatants were well supported last year, with Corinaldi Primary, among the...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2023 | 1:16 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

Elite Horizon were crowned 2023 Elite 1 Caribbean Basketball League champions following their 113-89 victory over the Elite Storm on Sunday night at the National Arena. The Horizon, who entered as favourites, were led to victory by in-form point...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:06 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING a call earlier this week by chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), Christopher Williams, for the number of teams in the Jamaica Premier League to be reduced from 14 to 10, general secretary of the Jamaica Football...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 1:00 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

President of Tennis Jamaica, John Azar, has confirmed that preparations are in top gear for the hosting of Jamaica’s first Davis Cup tie in 16 years. The two-day World Group II play-off tie against Estonia will take place on February 4 and 5 at...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 1:16 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATOR and current chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Christopher Williams has come to the conclusion that there are too many teams playing in the country’s top-flight league. The Jamaica Premier League now...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 1:00 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FORMER NATIONAL golf champion, William Knibbs, fresh off making the cut at the recently concluded Latin America Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico, is still in a buoyant mood. “Oh, that was fantastic, because I guess being part of the first...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2023 | 1:18 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

THE Cleon Morgan-coached Elite Horizon suffered their first defeat of the 2023 Elite 1 Caribbean Basketball League on Saturday night at the National Arena after they went down 88-83 to Elite Wave. The Wave, who was registering their fourth victory...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 1:01 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

West Indies Women’s head coach Courtney Walsh has pointed to some injury concerns ahead of the T20 tri-nation cricket series which bowls off today. Hosts South Africa and India are the other teams in the series. The Hayley Matthews-led Windies...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 1:05 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

DEFENDING champions Elite Horizon continued their impressive start to the 2023 Elite 1 Caribbean Basketball League as they defeated the Elite Storm 97-95 on Wednesday night inside the National Arena to extend their winning streak to four and remain...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 12:54 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

DESPITE heading into the 2023 shooting championships admitting to not being focused on winning a three-peat, 15-year-old sensation Aliana McMaster staved off a strong challenge from her mother Wendy McMaster to win the 2023 staging of the Proven...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 12:54 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING SUB-PAR home performances where West Indies Women where swept twice against New Zealand, losing 3-0 in an ODI series and then 5-0 in a T20 series, redemption is on the mind of skipper Hayley Matthews as a tri-nation T20 series against...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 12:38 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

HAVING already missed out on the qualifying phase for the 2024 Paris Olympics, head coach of the Jamaica’s men’s senior basketball team Rick Turner believes, with proper preparation and proper funding, the country could book a spot at the 2025...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 12:55 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

THE Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) inked a deal with Italy-based Stella Azzura Basketball Academy yesterday. The agreement is aimed at developing and strengthening all aspects of youth basketball on the island and will include an exchange...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:36 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

THE high-flying Cavalier, coached by Rudolph Speid, continued their impressive start to the 2022-23 Jamaica Premier League season with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Humble Lion at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday. The Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:09 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

Kenneth Timoll, director of Kent Racing, organisers for drag racing in Jamaica, says most of the preparation has already taken place for the first staging of drag rivals for 2023. The two-day meet is set for Vernamfield, Clarendon, on January 28...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:20 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

HAVING TURNED pro back in 2015, Dane Dawkins had to wait seven years to claim his first jockeys’ championship at Caymanas Park. The reserved 29-year-old, who rode more than 100 winners (103) for the first time in his career, said that he was very...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 1:06 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING a breakthrough season last year that saw him setting a new national 800 metres record, finishing fifth in the final of the Commonwealth Games and representing the country at the World Championships, 22-year-old Navasky Anderson believes...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2022 | 12:40 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

Tarick Ximines is on the verge of completing a move from Jamaica Premier League (JPL) outfit Harbour View to Belgian Pro League team Cercle Brugge K.S.V. Ximines, who left the island on Thursday night, is set to undergo a medical at the club on...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 1:02 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

DESPITE completing the 2022 season on a losing note, following the team’s 2-0 defeat to Australia in their recently concluded Test series, West Indies opening batter and captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, has reasons to smile following his inclusion in...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 1:22 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

DOUBLE-DOUBLE OLYMPIC champion Elaine Thompson Herah has made interesting revelations about the race where she clocked 10.54 seconds to become the second-fastest woman of all time. Thompson Herah, speaking with former world record holder Asafa...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 12:48 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FORMER WEST Indies captains Chris Gayle and Brian Lara are set to lock horns on January 15, 2023, at Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, in a T20 all-star battle set to bowl off at 1:00 p.m. The event, which is the brainchild of former West Indies seamer...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2022 | 1:01 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING the recent announcement by Cricket West Indies (CWI) to name Jamaica-born and former first-class cricketer Andre Coley as the team’s interim head coach, veteran regional cricket analyst Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira believes that the two...

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