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Published:Friday | August 18, 2023 | 7:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Jumps coach Kerry Lee Ricketts has slammed Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Garth Gayle, regarding the absence of a national jumps coach at the World Athletics Championships. According to Ricketts,...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Hundredths of a second. That was the difference between 2022 Commonwealth Games 110 metres hurdles champion Rasheed Broadbell and a final appearance in his World Championships debut last year in Oregon. Since then, he has taken...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2023 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: WATER UNDER the bridge is the way quarter-miler Rusheen McDonald seems to be dealing with the intense debates surrounding his place on the World Championships team to Budapest. McDonald comes into these championships with the...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2023 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: THE MEMORY of missing out on last year’s 100-metre hurdles final despite a personal best performance is the fuel that Olympic bronze medallist Megan Tapper is using for Budapest this year. Tapper arrives in Budapest in a season...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: The exploits of the national senior women’s football and netball teams did not go unnoticed by national 800 metres record holder Navasky Anderson and former national 400m champion Jevaughn Powell. And they are not just determined...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: National 800 metres record holder Navasky Anderson has been counting his blessings since qualifying for the World Athletics Championships hours before the qualification deadline. Now in his second consecutive appearance, he hopes...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dennis Chung has outlined the timeline for the settling of issues with the national senior women’s team, as they start the reconciliation process after a historic-but-turbulent Women’s World Cup...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican-based contingent the Reggae Girlz, who were delayed yesterday, are expected to arrive today from their Women's World Cup campaign after runway issues at the Sangester International Airport in Montego Bay prevented them from arriving....

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA ATHLETICS Administrative Association (JAAA) president Garth Gayle says his organisation is looking at revising the rules regarding team selection after a few headaches when assembling the recent 65-member team to the World Athletics...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

THE MUSIC may have stopped for the Reggae Girlz at the Women’s World Cup but national defender Chantelle Swaby expressed pride in the history they created in their run to the round of 16. Jamaica were edged 1-0 by Colombia in their knockout round...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

It may not have been the gold that they envisioned, but national netball head coach Connie Francis reflected with pride on how much Jamaica have achieved during this four-year cycle, culminating with their first Netball World Cup podium finish in...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

World 200 metres champion Noah Lyles says that his first Jamaican competition experience along with his meeting with sprinting legend Usain Bolt was the catalyst for a season that he hopes will end with back-to-back world titles. The American was...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2023 | 11:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica's 16-year wait to stand on the podium at a Netball World Cup is over. The Sunshine Girls rebounded after a heart-breaking semi-final loss to Australia to defeat New Zealand 52-45 in the third-place playoff today in Cape Town, South Africa....

Published:Saturday | August 5, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Just as national senior netball head coach Connie Francis predicted, Jamaica’s path to a first Netball World Cup title will go through the top three teams in the world. To get to their first-ever final, Francis has called for an all-hands-on-deck...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2023 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Garth Gayle says that he does not see the addition of Lacena Golding Clarke to the coaching team for the World Athletics Championships as being a conflict of interest even as her charge, world...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

A maiden Netball World Cup title for Jamaica is only two wins away, and for head coach Connie Francis, a historic win against reigning champions New Zealand was described as perfect as they stayed the course towards their target. Jamaica outlasted...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2023 | 9:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Already assured of a semi-final berth, Jamaica won Pool G in fine style defeating reigning champions New Zealand 59-48 in their final pool game of the Netball World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa Captain Jhaniele Fowler led the way from the...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2023 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA ATHLETICS Administrative Association (JAAA) selection committee chairman Lincoln Eatmon says the inclusion of quarter miler Zandrion Banes to the 65-member squad headed to the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, ahead of...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2023 | 11:35 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica are all but through to the semi-finals of the Netball Women’s World Cup after defeating Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago 89-26 in their second Pool G game in Cape Town South Africa today. Romelda Aiken George led the way with 38...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2023 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

WITH A decision pending regarding the rule-violation charge levelled against world 100m hurdles champion and world record holder Tobi Amusan, World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe said that regardless of the outcome, the process does instil...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2023 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

NATIONAL NETBALLER Khadijah Williams has pointed to a shift in mentality and accountability within the team as the catalyst for their recent form, something she hopes will translate to glory as the Netball World Cup enters its business end. The...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2023 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe has emphasised his stance of staying out of any matters involving member federations’ selections of their teams for major world championships. Coe’s comments come as some British athletes have levelled...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Despite remaining unbeaten in their pursuit of a maiden Netball World Cup title, national player Khadijah Williams and captain Jhaniele Fowler have both warned against complacency and the need to stay locked in from the start of games if they are...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2023 | 2:25 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Thanks to a defensive masterclass from Jodi Ann Ward and Shamera Sterling, Jamaica passed their first big test of the Netball World Cup, defeating host nation South Africa 67-49 in their Pool C game in Cape Town today. Jhaniele Fowler had 39 goals...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Dominant, clinical, ruthless, historic. Jamaica’s start to the 2023 Netball World Cup encompassed those qualities and more as they dispatched Sri Lanka 105-25 in their Pool C opener in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. Jamaica led from wire to...

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