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  • 2019 Gold Cup to have increased number of teams

    March 1, 2018 4:25 AM 17

    Victor Montaglianni, president of the governing body of football in the region, CONCACAF, has confirmed that the 2019 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup will expand from 12 to 16 teams. Montaglianni says this is an opportunity especially for teams in the Caribbean to stake their claim to play in the top international competition in the region. The inaugural

  • Bolt now worth JA $8 billion

    March 1, 2018 4:25 AM 17

    Although Jamaica's track and field legend Usain Bolt has recently retired from the sport but the double sprint world record continues to pull in major earnings. According to highly rated US magazine Forbes, as of last year, Bolt was worth approximately £47m or $8.2 billion Jamaican with the majority of that made up from endorsements including his Puma sponsorship

  • Academian to face army man for JABA presidency

    March 1, 2018 2:56 AM 16

    Army man Major Clifton Lumsden and academian Paulton Gordon, will face off for the presidency of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA) when the associaition's Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections are held this weekend. Major lumsden will be making his fourth attempt for the presidency while this will be Gordon's second shot at running for the top job. According

  • Angus, Salmon dream of Junior Olympics

    February 28, 2018 4:25 AM 19

    Joel Angus and Marc Anthony Salmon's quest to qualify a Jamaican badminton team to the Youth Olympics received aboost from the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) yesterday. The JOA has provided sponsorship for the two youngsters who will begin their points accumulation campaign at the 2018 Jamaica International Badminton tournament, which was launched

  • Racing fraternity mourns passing of veteran trainer Robert Darby

    February 28, 2018 3:13 AM 14

    The local racing fraternity is now mourning the death of veteran trainer Robert Darby Senior who passed away on Monday after ailing for the past few months. The 74 year old Darby who started training in 1991, had saddled 602 winners up to the time of his passing. His last winner was Also Correct on January 27 of this year. Last September, Darby became

  • Rusheen McDonald to miss World Indoor Champs

    February 28, 2018 3:13 AM 17

    Following last week's withdrawal of defending 60 metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod and sprint hurdlers Rushell Burton and Jeanine Williams, Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, has been hit by another late withdrawal. National 400 metres outdoor record holder Rusheen McDonald was unable to leave on Tuesday afternoon

  • Bolt the footballer to raise minimum $44m for Jamaican Youth

    February 27, 2018 2:54 PM 14

    Usain Bolt will finally experience his dream – to play football at Old Trafford, but in doing so, the Olympic great will also ensure that the dreams of scores of Jamaican children will also be realised. The retired sprinter will raise a minimum of £250,000 ($44 million) through a football match on June 10, four days before the start of the World Cup. Bolt, who teased

  • JP St Mary's resume partnership with JFF

    February 27, 2018 5:00 AM 21

    In a commitment to positively affect the lives of Jamaican athletes through healthy eating and sports, JP St Mary's has signed on as the Official Healthy Snack Partner of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF). This partnership with the JFF, in the value of $433,000, will provide junior and senior players in the JFF'S programme with access to JP St Mary's

  • No real cause to postpone JABA elections

    February 27, 2018 5:00 AM 22

    Interim Jamaica Basketball Association president Calvin Martin said the postponement of the association's annual general meeting (AGM) and presidential elections set for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) on Sunday is no cause for concern and that the delay was a result of a few administrative issues which need to be sorted out before hand. Although

  • Bloomfield continues impressive indoor form

    February 27, 2018 5:00 AM 24

    Akeem Bloomfield and Clayton Brown made their way to the top of the podium on Sunday at the South Eastern Conference Indoor Championships held at College Station in Texas. Bloomfield gave Auburn University the 400 metre title with a fine run, while Brown rescued the gold medal in the triple jump in the last round. Competing in the same meet, six other