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  • Let the good times roll

    August 30, 2018 4:35 AM 8

    Last week's Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signing between the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport made me look back in time. The pioneering stay-at-home club, the MVP, was launched in 1999 ,but the good times didn't really start to roll until Asafa Powell brought the electronically timed 100 metres world record to Jamaica in 2005. The Racers

  • JAAA confident Jamaica will host 2019 IAAF World Relays

    August 30, 2018 12:55 AM 5

    Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake says the local governing body is confident Jamaica will host the IAAF World Relays next year and that the process should be completed in a matter of days. Additionally, Dr Blake is calling on the IAAF to consider giving NACAC champions a wild entry into future World Championships

  • Five Jamaicans in line for Diamond Trophies

    August 30, 2018 12:12 AM 5

    Five Jamaicans including Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles gold medallist Janieve Russell will attempt to win Diamond Trophies for the first time when they compete at Thursday's penultimate leg of the 2018 Diamond League season in Zurich. Russell, who had to settle for silver earlier this month at the NACAC Championships, will renew rivalry with the American

  • Richarlison gets first call-up for Brazil

    August 29, 2018 5:00 AM 8

    Brazil has given Everton forward Richarlison his debut call-up to its squad for two exhibition games in the United States in September. The 21-year-old will replace Fluminense's Pedro, who twisted his right knee in his team's 2-1 defeat at Cruzeiro on Sunday. Richarlison moved from Watford in July in a five-year deal reportedly worth more than $50 million

  • Vardy, Cahill call time on England careers

    August 29, 2018 5:00 AM 13

    Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill no longer want to be considered for England's national team. Both players were members of the squad that reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia. They want to give England coach Gareth Southgate the opportunity to look at younger players ahead of the European Championship in 2020, but say they will make themselves available

  • Three teams medals for Jamaica at Pre-Cadet TT Champs

    August 29, 2018 5:00 AM 12

    Jamaica battled their way to three medals at the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship in the Dominican Republic earlier this week. The girls' Under-11 and -13 teams were one win each away from gold, with Tsenaye Lewis and Kelsey Davidson solid, and the boys Under-11 chipped in with a bronze medal. The home team was dominant with three

  • Halep first major US Open casualty

    August 28, 2018 5:00 AM 3

    Simona Halep has become the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose in the first round of the US Open in the professional era. Halep was beaten 6-2, 6-4 by 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia yesterday in a match that was stunningly lopsided and lasted all of 76 minutes. But this is the second year in a row she exits the US Open in the first round. Playing in the first

  • Spurs thrash United 3-0

    August 28, 2018 5:00 AM 1

    In four previous English Premier League visits to Old Trafford, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had never seen his team score. He has now three times. Tottenham humiliated Manchester United 3-0 yesterday to stay perfect after three rounds and increase the pressure on Pochettino's beleaguered counterpart, JosÈ Mourinho. Harry Kane and Lucas Moura

  • Can the National Stadium be upgraded in time for prospective World Relays?

    August 28, 2018 5:00 AM 1

    In less than two weeks, Jamaica should know whether it will host the IAAF World Relays next year, as the international body is scheduled to make a decision on who has won the bid to host the event. But if the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's (JAAA) bid is successful, it could pose some challenges for the 2019 athletics season's calendar

  • Sotomayor, Hilly's Halo too hot to handle

    August 27, 2018 4:31 AM 5

    SOTOMAYOR and HILLY'S HALO easily won their respective divisions of yesterday's overnight allowance Purewater Trophy co-feature at seven furlongs. Short-priced favourites, both horses won similarly, taking charge from three furlongs out and outclassing rivals. SOTOMAYOR, the second of three winners for Panamanian Dick Cardenas, disputed the lead with 19-1 outsider