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  • It's time for No Money Friend

    July 28, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    Trainer Randolph Scott is set to cash in when he sends course specialist BALLON D'OR over 1820 metres in tomorrow's opening race in the Sunrise-6 at Caymanas Park. The event for $450,000 claimers, and five years old and upwards non-winners of four, has attracted seven starters, but none should test Scott's five-year-old gelding. In his last two trips

  • Ethiopian runner assaults coach after missing Worlds team

    July 28, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    An Ethiopian athlete has been banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn't make the team for next month's IAAF World Championships in London. Ethiopian Athletics Federation spokesman Sileshi Bisrat says 21-year-old steeplechase runner Chala Beyo, who competed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, punched coach Yohannes Mohammed when the team was announced

  • World record breakers to collect US$100,000

    July 28, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    When Usain Bolt broke the world records for the 100 and 200 metres at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin, he collected US$100,000 each for both new marks. Bolt clocked 9.58 seconds for the 100m and 19.19 over 200m, and these two marks still stand. The bonus payments are presented with the support of two of the IAAF's partners: TDK (for the men's

  • Jamaica will improve, says volleyball coach

    July 28, 2017 5:00 AM 1

    Coach of Jamaica's senior women volleyball team, Dr Ricardo Chong, admitted that his players were a bit nervous in the opening game of the CAZOVA championships but will improve. Jamaica defeated the US Virgin Island 25-16, 25-18, 25-17 for a 3-0 result in the feature match on Wednesday evening at the National Indoor Sports Centre. "I kind of expected

  • UWI establishes new faculty

    July 28, 2017 3:03 AM 1

    The University of the West Indies Mona Campus is now home to a Faculty of Sport, the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. The official launch took place at the UWI headquarters on Wednesday. Plans to establish a new regional faculty at the University of the West Indies were announced as early as April 2016 and those plans became a reality

  • Embattled Olympic boxing body picks Russia for 2019 Worlds

    July 27, 2017 5:00 AM 3

    The embattled governing body of Olympic boxing has picked Russia to host the 2019 men's world championships, amid reports of a no-confidence vote against President Ching-Kuo Wu over concerns about the Switzerland-based body's finances. The International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, said its executive committee chose 2014 Winter Games host city Sochi

  • Under-17 basketballers lose at Centro tournament

    July 27, 2017 4:02 AM 3

    Jamaica's Under-17 basketballers lost 61-69 to the US Virgin Islands in their opening game of the Centro tournament in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The young Jamaicans trailed by one point at the end of the first quarter 18-19 but a big second quarter performance from the USVI who outscored Jamaica 23-10, would see them move ahead 32-28 at the half time break

  • Four reigning World Champions on US team

    July 26, 2017 5:19 AM 6

    Four 2015 World Champions and eight 2016 Olympic individual gold medallists will lead 132 American athletes to the 2017 IAAF World Championships, set for August 4-13 in London, England, the United States Track and Field announced on its website, usatf.org, on Monday. The squad, usatf.org said, also includes 13 Olympic medallists from 2012 who will return

  • Under-20 coach hails outstanding Ebony Clarke

    July 26, 2017 5:00 AM 5

    Jamaica's Under-20 coach, Xavier Gilbert, said on a day when key players failed to spark, striker Ebony Clarke turned up trumps, not by just scoring the two goals that helped Jamaica to top their three-team Group B qualifiers over the weekend, but with her all-round performance as well. Jamaica defeated Curacao 10-0 in their opening game, while Bermuda

  • Date set for JCA court hearing with Kensington and St Thomas

    July 26, 2017 2:00 AM 4

    RJR Sports understands that a date has been set for the hearing involving the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) and Kensignton CC and the St Thomas Cricket Association. The new date has been set for February 21 and 22, 2018. The date was arrived at following Tuesday’s preliminary hearing where all parties involved decided on a date which allows their