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The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the government will be celebrating Jamaica’s athletes to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Monday, 19 April 2021 13:10

Restricted Boys' and Girls' Champs on May 11-15

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President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, ISSA. Keith Wellington says permission has been given for the staging of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships.

Monday, 19 April 2021 12:16

Former Reggae Boy Tremaine Stewart is Dead

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Former Reggae Boy attacker, Tremaine Stewart, is dead.

Stewart reportedly collapsed on Sunday morning, April 18 while playing football in his community of Gordon Pen in St. Catherine.

He was rushed to the Spanish Town hospital where he died while undergoing treatment.

The 32 year-old recently signed with Jamaican Premier League team Dunbeholden FC. He previously represented Waterhouse FC and Portmore United, locally.

He also represented Aalesund FC in Norway and Rovaniemen Palloseura in Finland.

Stewart represented Jamaica 11 times, making his debut in 2012.

He scored two goals for the Reggae Boyz.

Among those who have paid tribute to Stewart is the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange who hailed the footballer for his commitement to the development of Jamaica's grassroots football programme, especially in his community, whih falls in the minister's constituency.

"He was very driven and involved in the developmental programmes which have been giving young people an opportunity to develop their talent. I thank him for his contribution and wish the best for his family, friends and the entire community at this time. He will be missed," she said.

 

Saturday, 07 December 2019 19:07

Windies lose first T20 against India

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The West Indies started off their T20 international series against India on a losing note after going down by six wickets in Hyderabad on Friday.

Friday, 06 December 2019 17:37

Claiming race set to run off after trainers protest

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A claiming race with 8 runners has been reinstated to Saturday's programme at Caymanas Park by the promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) after initially being abandoned.

Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:44

Leo Messi scores against Brazil

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Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh. The Barcelona forward was suspended by CONMEBOL for accusing South American football's ruling body of “corruption” after he was sent off in July's third-place play-off with Chile at the Copa America. Messi netted the only goal of the game at King Saud University Stadium on 13 minutes, tapping home the rebound after his penalty was saved by Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. His effort came shortly after Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus rolled a spot kick wide for Brazil, who were playing without the injured Neymar. Messi, who scored with a pair of free kicks in his last game with Barcelona, twice threatened from set pieces in the second half before Liverpool 'keeper Alisson beat away a powerful drive from Paredes. Rodrygo, the 18-year-old who scored a sensational Champions League hat-trick with Real Madrid this month, made his Brazil debut as he replaced Willian for the final 20 minutes. However, Brazil were unable to find an equaliser as their winless run since capturing the Copa America title extended to five matches. The meeting between the two South American giants was the second in Saudi Arabia in little over a year. Brazil beat Argentina 1-0 in Jeddah in October 2018. Brazil also defeated Argentina 2-0 at home in the semi-finals of this year's Copa America, a controversial match that left Messi complaining the hosts had benefitted from favouritism. Brazil will play a friendly against South Korea in Abu Dhabi on November 19, in their final game before South American qualifying starts for the 2022 World Cup in March.

 

Opener Shai Hope struck an unbeaten century as West Indies beat Afghanistan by five wickets in the third one-day international in Lucknow to complete a 3-0 sweep on Monday.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 02:30

Alvaranga makes big early season splash with

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Fourteen year old Zaneta Alvaranga delivered an eye popping early-season performance that set tongues wagging at the National Aquatic Centre recently.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 02:20

Hope, Chase power Windies to ODI win over Afghanistan

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Shai Hope and Roston Chase struck half-centuries to power West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one-day international in smog-hit Lucknow on Wednesday.

Thursday, 07 November 2019 02:19

Sprint princess Elaine Thompson weds athlete partner

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Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson got married to former athlete and coach Derron Herah on Saturday, November 2 at Old Fort Bay in St Ann.