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Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national cricketers Wayne Lewis and Nehemiah Perry, while welcoming the return of the Champions Trophy, say cricketers and member associations will have to carefully manage their players to avoid complications from a potentially loaded...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national senior women’s football team head coach Charles Edwards says that there are still positives in spite of the Reggae Girlz’s loss to world champions the United States of America (USA) on Sunday night. He says that getting the team...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Board member Lloyd Distant says that Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) and a soon-to-be-named partner are arranging plans for COVID-19 testing to be carried out throughout the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) season. Distant says the details...

Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 9:49 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) General Manager Denzil Wilks says that he is optimistic that the pumping system at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) will be replaced by month-end. Wilks confirmed yesterday that the foundation has identified and...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National striker Khadija Shaw has ended her stint with French club Bordeaux, paving the way for her to take on a new adventure. Shaw, 24, took to Instagram yesterday to convey her thanks to the club for facilitating her growth as a player since...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After more than a year of inactivity, the national senior women’s team marked their return to competitive action with a 1-0 win over Nigeria at the BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas, yesterday. Deneisha Blackwood scored the only goal of the game in...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the senior women’s national team finally together after more than a year, top defender Allyson Swaby says that she hopes the upcoming friendly internationals, as well as more consistent camps, will help to properly prepare the team for World...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Coaches Calvert Fitzgerald and Ludlow Bernard say that the senior national men’s football team should be pleased with their 1-1 draw with Serbia yesterday given the difficult start to their international series in Japan. Watford striker Andre Gray...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 11:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National surfer Shama Beckford says that despite not qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, the impression they made on the world stage has put local surfing on the right track for further growth and success. Beckford as well as Garren Pryce,...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Experienced football administrator Carvel Stewart has blasted the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) administration after the latest mishap involving travelling players and has called on the organisation’s top brass to resign. Stewart warned that...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid said that the newly formed partnership between the world’s governing body, FIFA and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), could be the catalyst for Caribbean football to...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The opening weekend of the 2020-21 Jamaica Premier League (JPL) season will see matchups identical to how the teams started the 2019/20 campaign, which ended abruptly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The truncated season, which will run from June...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that the prospect of fielding teams for upcoming international competitions could prove to be challenging because of financial difficulties. The Central American and Caribbean...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 10:31 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s international friendly against Japan, scheduled for Thursday in Sapporo has been cancelled. The match was expected to kick-start a three game international series for the Reggae Boyz, which includes matches against Serbia and the...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Harbour View FC head coach Ludlow Bernard has warned the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) that unless there is a clearly defined transfer window ahead of the Jamaica Premier League (JPL), many clubs will encounter problems. This season of the JPL...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Five years after her last league title victory, national midfielder Tiffany Cameron says that it has made her cherish her latest success with Ferencvárosi Torna Club (FTC) of Hungary. FTC captured their fourth Hungarian women’s league title on...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation President Nelson Stokes says he is satisfied with the decision by Jamaica to postpone hosting duties for the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Congress scheduled for September. Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 6:25 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national defender Wes Morgan says that he is targeting a role in sports governance rather than coaching to tackle racism in football and to increase diversity in front office roles. Morgan, 37, retired from professional football at the end...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says that the return of a Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup tournament is among the main goals for their proposal of increasing the number of games in the international calendar for women’s...

Published:Wednesday | May 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As the senior women’s national football team prepares to return to competitive action next month, head coach Hubert Busby Jr says that the addition of five England-born débutantes presents an opportunity to strengthen the capabilities of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National tennis player Blaise Bicknell has credited his improved mental toughness and focus not only for helping his collegiate team, the University of Florida, to win the national championship, but to also become the first Florida player in nearly...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national goalkeeper Ryan Thompson has paid tribute to former teammate Wes Morgan, who announced his retirement from football yesterday. Thompson described Morgan as the consummate professional. Morgan’s retirement will take effect at the end...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sport minister Olivia Grange and Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) board member Lloyd Distant say that vaccinations and continuous rapid testing will be among the priorities for a safe Jamaica Premier League (JPL) season. The 2020-21...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Garth Gayle says that he does not anticipate any complications for overseas-based athletes, returning to Jamaica to compete at next month’s National Senior Championships inside the...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With another top three finish secured at the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), Hydel High School’s head coach, Corey Bennett, says that they are shifting focus from just being title contenders, to building the...

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