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Published:Friday | July 28, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Eager to lay down the foundation of their podium charge, national senior netball head coach Connie Francis is banking on team chemistry to set the tone as the 2023 Netball World Cup begins today in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sunshine Girls open...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2023 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

NATIONAL HEAD coach, Connie Francis is banking on the boost that will come with players who have plied their trade in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball League when the Netball World Cup in South Africa tips off for the Sunshine Girls on Saturday...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2023 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

DESCRIBING HIM as an athlete who had the respect of his coaches and teammates, University Of Wyoming (UW) director of athletics Tom Burman paid tribute to Jamaican shot-putter Nathan Reid, who passed away tragically. Reid, who was preparing to go...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

EVEN BEFORE Jamaica learned that their appeal against striker Khadija Shaw’s red card and suspension had been dismissed, FIFA referee instructor Peter Prendergast knew the odds were against the Caribbean Women’s World Cup side. Shaw was sent off in...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Describing her selection to her first Netball World Cup as overwhelming, Crystal Plummer, while acknowledging the magnitude of the moment, is ready to make her mark in her first major global championship appearance. Jamaica will open their Netball...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

World 200 metres champion Shericka Jackson says she is satisfied with maintaining her unbeaten run this season over the half-lap distance as she highlighted a strong day for Jamaicans at the Wanda Diamond League meet in Monaco yesterday....

Published:Friday | July 21, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In her first 100 metres race in 10 months, five-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a strong performance as she continues her preparation for her title defence in Budapest, Hungary in less than a month’s time. Fraser-Pryce finally...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While world 200 metres champion Shericka Jackson and Olympic bronze medalist Gabby Thomas will face each other for the first time since winning their respective national titles, World Under-20 triple jump champion and under-20 world record holder...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Buoyed by the upbeat atmosphere in training, national senior women assistant coach Xavier Gilbert says that he feels that the girls are eager to get their Women’s World Cup campaign under way, putting the final phases of their plan in producing...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2023 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

TWO DAYS before the start of the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Under 18-Under 23 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, the team experienced delays in their arrival in the country because of visa issues...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2023 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

AFTER GETTING her season off and running at the National Championships a week ago, five-time world 100-metre champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is slated to finally open her slate in the shortest of the sprints after various delays. Fraser-Pryce is...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2023 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

WORLD 200-METRE champion Shericka Jackson’s quick turnaround from the Diamond League meet in Poland was a successful one, and was among a series of strong performances for Jamaicans at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Szekesfehervar, Hungary,...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

TWO DAYS after her 100-metre second-place finish in the Diamond League meet in Poland, World 200m champion Shericka Jackson will return to action, leading a loaded Jamaican contingent to the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet today in Szekesfehervar,...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Having received the best wishes of the nation on Tuesday, national senior netball head coach Connie Francis has declared the team ready to break the 16-year drought of a medal at the Netball World Cup in two weeks’ time. The local contingent leaves...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

After seeing their hopes for a third Gold Cup final dashed, national senior men’s head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has taken a glass-half-full approach to his team’s performance in his first continental tournament for Jamaica, believing that it is...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

COLLEGIATE OUTDOOR hurdles champion Ackera Nugent has credited grabbing a place on her first senior World Championships team to going away from her comfort zone and having a renewed belief in her ability. Nugent finished second in the 100-metre...

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

THEY MAY have had a shorter recovery time than they would have liked, but national captain Andre Blake says that his team is ready to do whatever is necessary to get to their third Gold Cup final when they take on Mexico in their semifinal clash...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA RUBGY Union (JRU) chairman, Jerry Benzwick, is not just hoping for repeat success in their second consecutive staging of the Rugby America’s North (RAN) Men’s Under-19 and Senior Women’s XV’s tournament, but also for the continued...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

On the heels of successfully defending the national 100- and 200-metre titles, world 200m champion Shericka Jackson’s focus is to continue the process of what has been another strong season while enjoying the ride. Jackson captured the 100m title...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2023 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Trusting on divine timing, Commonwealth Games 110 metres hurdles champion and RJRGLEANER Sportsman of the Year Rasheed Broadbell believes that the 12.90-second mark that he is aiming for is within reach even after smashing his personal best and...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2023 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

On the brink of a massive step for the hammer throw in Jamaica, national champion Nayoka Clunis believes that the automatic qualifying standard is coming and this will be a reward for her given the difficult season. Clunis won her fourth title...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2023 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Two years into his senior career, Romaine Beckford is cherishing his first national high jump title, one that he hopes will increase the confidence gained from his rookie season. Beckford won the title on Friday at the JAAA National Senior and...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2023 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

In a blistering performance in front of a packed grandstand and her close family and friends, Shericka Jackson fulfilled the goal she set for herself last month and now will be the athlete to beat in the women’s 100 metres at next month’s World...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2023 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While it was a comfortable performance for national 100 metres women’s champion Shericka Jackson, a new men’s 100m national champion will be crowned tonight as 2011 World champion Yohan Blake was disqualified in his first-round heat in the biggest...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2023 | 2:03 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

AN INTENSE will to win from Jamaica’s Blaise Bicknell ensured he added to Jamaica’s medal tally at the CAC Games in El Salvador, highlighting a strong performance from the country on the competition’s 11th day. Bicknell bounced back from his men’s...

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