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Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

National defender Allyson Swaby is pleased with the integration of new players into the senior women's football team as it prepares for the FIFA Women's World Cup in France this June.The Reggae Girlz are in a six-day training camp where 12 new...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Tallawahs owner Krishna 'Kris' Persaud said he still hopes to keep the franchise based in Jamaica but is prepared to move to another Caribbean territory if a partnership cannot be agreed upon with the Government.Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Major changes are coming to Jamaica's premier cricketing venue, Sabina Park, as Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Communications and Marketing Manager Garth Williams says the stadium could even undergo a name change.Williams was speaking about new...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford 'Billy' Heaven has addressed concerns that the nation's main cricket venue, Sabina Park in Kingston, is not getting enough of the Windies' Test matches.Heaven, who was addressing journalists at an...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Wilford 'Billy' Heaven says that the systems of accountability and transparency that his board has put in place will drive the body forward in achieving its 10 year plan for the growth of the sport in the...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Trainer Wayne DaCosta says jockey Omar Walker should not be blamed for SHE'S A MANEATER'S scratch from the Diamond Mile race at Caymanas Park on Saturday.Before the start of the prestigious race, which was crucial to the outcome of the trainers'...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Vere Technical High School physical education teacher Sashawna Wellington will face the courts to answer charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Friday, December 14.Wellington was arrested earlier this month after allegedly beating and...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) director Romeo Monteith has appealed to the Government to assist the body in securing a permanent ground for the sport.Monteith, who is also the national senior men's team's head coach, oversaw the Reggae...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager Denzil Wilks says the body is unsure whether it will continue to receive its yearly share of 40 per cent of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.Wilks made the announcement...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Former national technical director and senior men's football team coach Winston 'Chungy' Chung-Fah is dead.Chung-Fah had been ailing for a number of years and died yesterday at his home in The Cayman Islands.With notable players such as Lenworth '...

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Frome Technical High School head coach Aaron Lawrence says not much is expected of his team this season, despite their strong performances in the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup this season.He is happy with that as he believes it gives his team more freedom...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Two-time Wray and Nephew Contender boxing champion Sakima 'Mr Smooth' Mullings said that despite no real progress being made in booking a bout, he is still interested in facing last season's champion Ricardo 'Magic Man Salas' because he wants...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has reiterated its selection policy for all players looking to get into its national teams.The federation released a statement yesterday saying that selection of players is the responsibility of the respective...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager Denzil Wilks has challenged Jamaica's men's senior football team to follow in their female counterparts' momentum and qualify for another FIFA World Cup.Wilks was speaking at an official welcoming...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica's senior women's football team will have to wait at least until after their third place play off game with Panama to book their spot in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France.This is because they were beaten 6-0 by World Champions...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Two prominent figures in west Kingston football say the State of Emergency (SOE) imposed on that area yesterday has left them very concerned about what it may mean for their clubs going forward.Leon Mitchell, president of Trench Town based Boys'...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell is disappointed with his team's bowling after crashing out of the Hero Caribbean Premier League by a two-wicket defeat to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at Providence, Georgetown, Guyana, last night."...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne launched a representation clinic for Canadian and Caribbean athletes yesterday.The Sports Law Clinic provides pro bono representation to athletes on matters across various sporting tribunals and is also staffed by...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the standard of local facilities has prevented the country from hosting a Concacaf Gold Cup game.Ricketts said that the federation had bid to host the opening game of next year's...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Pan American Championships Combat Sambo gold medallist Matthew Colquhoun says he needs surgery after learning that the hand injury he has been carrying since the tournament is worse than previously thought.Colquhoun had developed the injury in his...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director of football Wendell Downswell, said that he is pleased with what local coaches, especially those in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), are doing to develop young talent across the island.Downswell said...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) executive member Stephen Gunter said that the body is now looking towards hosting future drag-racing events at the Ken Jones Aerodrome in Portland. This is after the regular venue for its meets, Vernam Field in...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has said that he supports 200m sprinter-turned-rugby player Warren Weir's decision to migrate to Florida for track and field training.It was reported earlier this week that Weir will be...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Alexander Williams said that he is "amazed" at the position held by some persons that transparency and accountability will be compromised in future anti-doping hearings, which will now all be held...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne said that he disagrees with the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) decision to have its anti-doping hearings for athletes in breach of World Anti-Doping Agency regulations heard behind closed doors...

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