Usain Bolt wins 100 metre in Brazil – his first outing for 2014

boltOlympic Champion Usain Bolt won his first competitive race of the 2014 season on Sunday, when he won the men’s 100 metres in a special commercial race in Leme Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Backing up his Commonwealth Games 4×100 metre success in Scotland recently, the Racers Track Club sprinter posted 10.06 seconds to get across the line ahead of England’s Mark Lewis-Francis, while Jefferson Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace Spearmon of the United States were third and fourth respectively.

Schillonie Calvert sizzled to a second place finish in the women’s 100 metres behind Rosangela Santos who took the event 11.33 seconds, as the American Carmelita Jeter was third.

Bolt who has ran sparingly this season, and is back from surgery, used the race as preparation for later events, starting...

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Gold medals rain for Jamaica at Caribbean Badminton Championships


The Jamaican athletes took full control of the medal allocations in the singles competition at the Caribbean Badminton Championships on Friday night, at the University Of Technology Auditorium….in other words they were in devastating form.

Zane Reid defeated compatriot Adam Taylor 2-0 to lift the boys under 13 singles title, while Shizzel Mactyson took the girls crown with a 21-16, 21-13 win over Priyanna Ramdhani of Guyana.

Jamaica won the gold in the under 15 boys singles division, when Joel Angus stopped Brandon Khillawan 21-13, 21-13, while Taina Daley had to settle for the silver after losing 11-21, 14-21 to Barbadian Amanda Haywood.

Jamaica roared back to take the under 15 mixed doubles gold medal when Taina Daley and Joel Angus dismissed their Jamaican compatriot Talia Richardson ...

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Reggae Girls crush Broward Community College 9-0 in warm up game


National striker Shakira Duncan scored four times, and that was good enough to give Jamaica’s Reggae Girls a perfect 9-0 hammering of the Broward Community College in their second practice game on Friday morning in Miami, Florida.

The Jamaicans were in total control from start to finish, as they continued their preparation for the Inaugural Caribbean Cup to be played in Trinidad from August 19-26.

Alexi Allen scored a double while Christina Murray, Donna-Kay Henry and Keneisha Reid scored a goal each.

A thunderstorm affected the playing of the game on Thursday night, hence the Friday morning reschedule.  Lightening associated with heavy showers also caused the clash between the Reggae Girls and the Eastern Florida State College to be blown off on Tuesday...

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Jamaicans ready to compete at Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China

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Following a colourful opening ceremony lasting a little over two hours, Jamaica’s  athletes  are  all  set  to  get  into  action at the  2014  Youth  Olympic  games  being held in  Nanjing  China.

The games got underway with football on Thursday, when China clipped Mexico 2-0 and Venezuela slammed Papua New Guinea 7-0 in women’s competition. Korea blanked Cape Verde 5-0 and Iceland had a similar win over Honduras in the men’s division.

In Volleyball Jamaicans Rojey Hutchinson and Shavar Bryan  will  open  their campaign against the  Brazilian pair of Wanderlay George and Diego Mariana Arthur in Pool B on Sunday.

Swimmers Timothy Wynter and Sidrell Williams will splash off on Sunday as well, while Tia Sims Lyn will get her fencing participation under way on Monday.

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Boxer Sakima Mullings confirms fight in Guyana later this month

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National Welterweightboxing champion Sakima Mullings headlines a Guyana fight- card dubbed  ‘Battle of the Contenders’  at the Banks DIH Limited grounds at Thirst park  on August 30.

The reigning Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Welterweight champion will clash against the experienced Guyanese middleweight champion Derrick   Richmond in a non-title fight, which he will use to warm up for upcoming encounters.

With the contracts now signed, Mulling’s manager Liza Keane, will be working hard to push for other fights in North America and the Caribbean, and he told CNIS Sports that he is hungry for other bouts...

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Amantle Montsho tests positive for banned substance


400 metre IAAF World Champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana is now facing a two-year ban from track and field after her B sample tested positive for a banned stimulant methyl-hexaneamine.

She had been provisionally suspended last week after her A’ sample tested positive following the 400 metre final at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, where she finished fourth behind three Jamaicans. Montsho has until August 22 to make her appeal to the Commonwealth Games Federation.

The Commonwealth Games have passed their results to the relevant international federations, and Chief  Executive  of  the  Commonwealth  Games  Federation  Mike Hooper  says  the athlete has been notified of the findings and she now has the right to respond by next  Friday.

The only power that the Commonwealth Gam...

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Several Jamaicans progress to quarter-final of Caribbean Badminton Championships


It was a good day for Jamaica’s players yesterday at the Caribbean Badminton Championships at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium, as most of the players brandishing the black green and gold colours advanced to the quarter-finals of their respective singles events.

Shantae Smith hammered Britney Mohammed of Trinidad 2-1, and the sensational Sean Wilson who won a Pan American medal recently in Guatemala, scored a 2-0 win over Shae Martin of Barbados in the under 17 singles.

Other victories for Jamaica came through Dejon Wright  who gave a workman like display to eliminate Jehu Gaskin of Barbados in the boys under 17 singles winning 21-12, 21-19, and  Justin Taylor who scored a 2-0 win over Narayan Ramdhani of Guyana taking the contest 21-6, 21-5,

In the Under 15 mixed doubles the pair of Joe...

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Andre Russell guides Jamaica Tallawahs to exciting CPL cricket win over Trinidad Red Steels 


Andre Russell broke his bat which had to be replaced, and broke the heart of the Trinidad fans as well, when he ensured defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs could fight another day in the Limacol CPL Twenty/20 Cricket Championship, at Warner Park in St Kitts on Wednesday.

Russell scored an unbeaten 62 from 27 balls; in leading the Tallawahs to a thrilling four wicket win over the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steels in the first playoff match.

The Steels batted first and posted 155 for 6 off their allotted 20 overs, led by Ross Taylor who scored 70, and Darren Bravo who supported with 33, against the bowling of David  Bernard  3  for  19  and  Rusty  Theron 2  for  32.

Then Jamaica Tallawahs chasing a victory target of 156 achieved the win at 158 for 2 with two balls to spare, after re...

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Hi Pro All Jamaica Tennis Championship back on the table

HiDwayne Pagon, Damion Johnson, and Andrew Bicknell are some of the top local tennis stars who will be chasing over 500,000 dollars in cash when the much anticipated Hi-Pro All Jamaica Tennis Championship returns to the local tennis calendar this weekend.

The over 35 and over 45 divisions are the two new events that have been added to the programme. The tournament will be held at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston from August 16 – 23, and the two players are among other top seeds who are expected to set the tournament on fire.

Tournament Director Lockett McGregor, stated at the launch yesterday, “This is tournament that is shaping up to be an exciting one, and based on the buzz in local tennis circles, the players who came out to the launch and those who called the office are all ready to p...

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Under 15 Reggae girls to tackle Haiti in Concacaf Championship quarterfinal

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Jamaica’s national Under 15 girl footballers completed an intense training session in the Cayman Islands on Tuesday afternoon, involving work in the pool and on the field under the watchful eyes of Coach Xavier Gilbert and manager Gene Nelson. It was the last session as the junior Reggae Girls get ready to tackle Haiti in their quarterfinal clash in the CONCACAF Under 15 Championship on Wednesday evening at 7:30 Jamaica time.

The Reggae girls topped Group ‘C’ of the inaugural Championship, after battling to a goalless draw with Costa Rica on Monday night in their final group game. Jamaica won the group by virtue of a superior goal difference having scored 14 goals without conceding any in three encounters.

The Jamaicans were sensational in their start after defeating Belize 5-nil in the op...

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