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Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Camperdown High School and St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) have had contrasting starts to the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition after three games in Group B. Camperdown secured a 2-1 win over STATHS when they met at Stadium East in...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

For most, a victory by a 26-0 scoreline would be considered a performance that warrants no criticism, but St Catherine High School’s head coach, Anthony Patrick, sees room for improvement. St Catherine recorded the win over St Mary’s College in...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

National 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was victorious in Poland yesterday, setting a meet record at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Silesia, Poland, on Sunday, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting. She won in 10.81 seconds,...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Shericka Jackson will feature in her first 200m race since the Tokyo Olympic Games last month when she takes the track in the Wanda Diamond League in Brussels, Belgium, this afternoon. Jackson, the Olympic Women’s 100m bronze medallist, was...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Just like when Theodore Whitmore took charge of the national senior men’s football team for the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign, he finds himself in Estadio Azteca for the first qualifier. The Jamaicans face Concacaf Gold Cup and Nations...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Ever the perfectionist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she could have done better, in spite of running a personal best in the 100m at the Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland, yesterday. It was a day when all eyes were on the Olympic...

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Olympic 110m hurdles champion Hansle Parchment has called for more public support for Jamaica’s athletes in their difficult periods. Parchment returned to the island via the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has addressed rumours regarding the absence of Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Garth Gayle at the Olympic Games. The JOA said last night that it is false that Gayle was...

Published:Monday | July 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

New kits, new players, new members of the technical staff are some of the notable changes as Jamaica get their Concacaf Gold Cup campaign started against Suriname in Orlando, Florida, this evening. Theodore Whitmore’s Reggae Boyz come into this...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Dr Emir Crowne, the legal representative for reigning 400m world champion Salwa Eid Naser, has questioned whether the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was improperly motivated to sanction his client with a two-year ban after allowing a...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:16 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Ato Boldon, coach of Under-20 double sprint World Champion Briana Williams, says her feat of breaking the national under-20 record yesterday, was just part of the grander plan to get her ready for the National Senior Championships next month. This...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Concacaf President Victor Montagliani has warned member associations and their clubs to not use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse for not getting in line with its mandates on professionalism. This mandate sets out that all clubs within Concacaf...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The 2021 Carifta Games has been rescheduled from April 3-5 to July 2-4 in Bermuda. The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) President Mike Sands says that the postponement is because of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Damani Ralph, the agent of national striker Junior Flemmings, says things are positive for his client after his club, Phoenix Rising, revealed that he will be released when his contract expires at the end of the month. Flemmings, with 14 goals, was...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Mixed martial artist Matthew ‘Gold Lion’ Colquhoun says not even the coronavirus pandemic can prevent him from achieving a berth in Dana White’s Contender Series. Colquhoun leaves Jamaica for the United States, where he faces Mark ‘Showtime’ Martin...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle says it is important that striker Junior Flemmings and other members of the club undergo sensitivity training after an allegation that he used a homophobic slur in a recent game. Flemmings was given a...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Phoenix Rising FC head coach Rick Schantz says his Jamaican striker, Junior Flemmings, was not given fair treatment after allegations that he made a homophobic slur towards an opponent. The allegation is that Flemmings used a derogatory Jamaican...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Junior Flemmings, the Jamaican Phoenix Rising player alleged to have used a homophobic slur against an openly gay opponent during a United Soccer League (USL) match on Wednesday night, feels hard done by. It is alleged that Flemmings used a...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

FIFA, football’s world governing body, has suspended the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) with immediate effect for what it says are “grave violations of FIFA statutes”. The matter surrounds the former leadership of the TTFA lodging...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

With Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange expected to return as minister of sport when Prime Minister Andrew Holness completes his Cabinet, three sporting figures have shared varying views about her previous stint in the role. In Grange’s last four and a half...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

A new book will be published in the United Kingdom (UK) this month, which features footballers of Jamaican heritage and their contribution to English football. Football’s Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:27 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) says an increase in salaries and wages is the reason for more than two thirds of its costs associated with administrative expenses. This, it said in a press release on Wednesday, is because of changes to its...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:29 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Boxing Board president Stephen Jones says that plans are being made for boxing in September. Jones, who was previously sceptical about when to make fighters active again, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the change of thinking is...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Imagine giving everything you have to your craft throughout your high school track and field career and landing an athletic scholarship for your university. Then comes the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing social distancing in every aspect of society,...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Molynes United President Herman Cruickshank has called for a subsidy by organisers of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to aid less financially endowed teams when the new season starts. Molynes were promoted to top-flight football in the 2019-20...

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