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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former FIFA referee Charles 'Charley' Barrett believes too much emphasis is being placed on female referees, to the detriment of their male counterparts.However, Peter Prendergast, another former FIFA referee, disagrees with his colleague's...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Local coaches Rudolph Speid and Vassell Reynolds expect a much tougher assignment when Jamaica's senior men's football team goes up against hosts Barbados this evening at 7:00 p.m.Both coaches were impressed with the Reggae Boyz's 5-1 win over...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) President Ian Wilkinson,said his decision not to seek re-election at the next annual general meeting, set for June 2019, was not influenced by his ambitions to become an administrative member of the World Chess...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) President Wayne Shaw says the parish's young footballers are eagerly awaiting the second staging of the NestlÈ Milo One Day football tournament set for the Football Factory on September 9. After...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs' veteran leg-spinner, Samuel Badree, says although he does not come into the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on the best form, he believes he has a big role to play later at the business end of the tournament.The former T...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica under-15 Reggae Girlz coach Andrew Price says that with Jamaica's poor infrastructure and system of development, it was always going to be difficult for his players to make an impact at the CONCACAF Under-15 Girls' Championship in Bradenton...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's lone diver on the international circuit, Yona Knight-Wisdom, says the next two years of his career will be very important and he is on the lookout for any possible sponsorship, that can help him achieve his ambitions.The England-born...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Martin Lyn, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), says local swimming icon Alia Atkinson is most deserving of the Order of Distinction (OD) award that will be bestowed on her at the nation's Heroes Day celebrations in...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Michael Ricketts, says he has been paying close attention to the efforts of sprint legend, Usain Bolt, to make his mark as a professional football player, and that he would fully support a call-up to the...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom said missing out on a Commonwealth medal was so devastating that it set the tone for him for the remainder of the season.However, he said, he learned lessons from the experience and that his only focus for next...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Leon Hardware, Boys' Town Under-17 coach said a motivational speech from club legend, Derrick Denniser, before they defeated defending champion Cavalier 3-0 in the Alliance MoneyGram/KSAFA Under-17 final at Excelsior High School on Saturday lifted...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

St Jago's track and field team manager, John Leiba, says that the departure of male head coach Rhansomn Edwards to Kingston College will not have a significant impact on the school's programme.Leiba also shared that the Spanish Town-based school was...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following a drop in the number of entrants for this season Southern Conference Basketball (SBC) Howard McCathy Community Basketball League, SBC president, Calvin Martin, says that his organisation will try a number of promotional activities to...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior men's football team head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore has said that with the Arnett Gardens and Portmore United players of the national team away on international club duties, this is a great opportunity for a number of Under-23...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President, Dr Warren Blake, said the organisation was not at fault for Christopher Taylor not competing in the 200 metres at the recent IAAF World Under-20 Championships, pointing to his absence...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College (KC) principal Dave Myrie up to yesterday morning had not received any official resignation from the reportedly departing Neil Harrison, who is expected to be confirmed soon as the new track and field head coach at Jamaica College....

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), said the new IAAF rules governing the transferring of allegiance will not only protect athletes' rights and well-being, but prevent unscrupulous national...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Contender boxing champion and local favourite Sakima Mullings continues his fight to assist and highlight the plight of his two year-old nephew, Peter Mullings Jr, in his fight against cancer.Mullings, who donated his entire match fee from...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Nineteen-year-old Wray & Nephew Contender champion Ricardo 'Magic Man' Salas says that he is determined to build on his success after he out-boxed Richard 'Frog' Holmes to become the youngest winner of the tournament...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

David McMorris, Jamaica Open Division competitor at the Pan American Handgun Championships, currently being staged in the island, says the law restricting local competitors to 200 rounds per day puts them at a disadvantage against other nations, who...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says infrastructure and professionalism are going to be key components if Jamaica is going drive its sports tourism product to the next level.Bartlett says sports tourism in Jamaica has grown and is currently at a...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Lesgar 'Speedy' Murdock and Howard Cooke were in sparkling form in the Open Division on Day Two of the Pan American Handgun championship at the Woodleigh Range in Clarendon yesterday.Murdock added another 500 to his score of 481, to end...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Christopher Nunes ended the first day as the top individual in the production division, as the locals rebounded after a poor start in that section on the opening day of the Pan American Handgun Championships at the Woodleigh Complex in...

Published:Monday | July 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's swimming star, Alia Atkinson, last night won her third medal and Jamaica's fourth of the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.Atkinson, who won the 100m breaststroke on Friday and the 50m butterfly on...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:19 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Lacrosse coach Dale Walker, believes their outstanding performance at the ongoing Lacrosse World Championships immediately established them as a new 'world power' in the sport.Walker said the stage has been set for Jamaican Lacrosse to...

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