Senior Netball delegation leaves for Commonwealth Games

A day before departing the island for the Commonwealth Games, members of Jamaica’s senior netball team were drug tested by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) during their final training session on Tuesday night.

The samples were collected from some of the Sunshine Girls after JADCO testers observed their training procedures.

President of the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA), Marva Bernard, Technical Director, Gill McIntosh, Coach, Minette Reynolds and Captain, Nicole Aiken, will lead the delegation that also includes: shooters: Jhanelle Folwer-Reid, Romelda Aiken and  Thristina Harwood, defenders: Malysha Kelly, Sabrina Spence and Kasey Evering and mid-court players, Paula Thompson and Vangelee Williams.

Team Manager Antoinette Irons and Video Analyst Xavier Thompson will also ...

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Jamaica wins Caribbean Women’s Basketball Championship

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Fresh from winning the Caribbean Women’s Basketball Championships, Jamaica’s female basketballers, dubbed the ‘Lady Jamrockerz’, returned to the island on Monday.

Led by Shenika Smith, Sasha Dixon and Jennifer George, Jamaica scored a narrow 49-46 win over the Dominican Republic in the Final, to win their first Caribbean Women’s title since 2006. Dixon and Smith contributed 28 points, scoring 14 a piece in the Final, and George supported with 13. These three ladies were the offensive factors for their coach, Simone Edwards.

Half of the delegation returned to the island on Monday, and will begin preparations for the Centro Championships which will be held in Mexico between July 22 and 26.

Speaking with CNIS Sports from the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, Edwards said “ I am so happy...

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Good results for Jamaica on Day One of Caribbean Junior Squash Championship

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Jamaica’s junior squash players recorded good results on Monday as action intensified in the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Championships, in Bermuda.

The current national women’s champion, Alyssa Mullings, had little trouble in advancing to the final of the Under 17 Girls Singles competition, after easily dispatching Taylor Fernandez of Guyana, with scores of 11-2, 11-7 and 11-8 in their Semi-Final tie.

The other Jamaican reaching a final today was Julian Morrison on the boy’s side, who had to work extremely hard to eliminate the hottest young prospect out of Trinidad N’ku Patrick. Morrison survived the gruelling Under 19 Semi-Final battle, scoring 11-8, 12-10 and 14-12.

The former Jamaica Under 17 champion, Jake Mahfood, will face number two seeded, Nyron Joseph, of ...

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Asafa and Sherone cleared of drug charges

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Olympic relay champions Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson are eligible to compete immediately after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), cut their doping suspensions from eighteen to six months on Monday.

Powell and Simpson were banned in April for positive drug tests in June 2013.

On Monday afternoon, Asafa tweeted, “Thank you to The Court of Arbitration for Sport. Finally this weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Justice has been served. Now let’s run!”

Powell, a former world record holder in the 100 metre sprint, and three-time Olympic medallist Simpson, tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine at Jamaica’s National Trials last year...

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Despite being shuttled off the track in a wheel-chair in Scotland – Yohan Blake is fine

Olympic relay champion Yohan Blake is recovering well and has not suffered any serious injury, after taking a fall on the track in Scotland on Friday, in the men’s 100 metres final at the Glasgow Diamond League Meeting.

The runner was taken from the track at Hampden Park in a wheelchair sparking fears of serious injury.

Blake’s manager Cubie Seegobin, gave the conformation on Saturday, and explained that the Jamaican star sprinter has suffered no damage, but will undergo further scans as a precaution.

Seegobin said, “The doctors here in Glasgow were excellent. They did an ultra-scan, and it showed no damage.”

Blake has endured a frustrating 2014 season, after recovering from a hamstring injury which ruled him out of the Moscow World Championships in Russia last year.

Outside of win...

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Chris Gayle smashes quick fire century, to lead Tallawahs to 7 wicket win in CPL cricket action

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Chris Gayle is the modern day cricket master blaster, and he reminded the world how destructive he can be with the bat, when he hit a swashbuckling 111 runs off just 63 balls, to help the Jamaica Tallwahs strike up a 7 wicket win over the St Lucia Zouks, on match day two of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty/20 Cricket Championship in Grenada on Saturday.

Batting first the Zouks made 161 with Henry Davis leading the way with 56, and Captain Darren Sammy supported with 29, against the bowling of Andre Russell who snared 2 for 27. Set 162 runs to win, Gayle reminded all possible doubters, that despite an aching back, with the bat he was still good to go.

His 111 runs which became a record, was coloured with 5 fours and 10 sixes, and broke the previous best of 78 set last year by Shoaib Ma...

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Multiple Matchups for Supreme Ventures Business House Volleyball Finale this Sunday

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The 2014 staging of the Supreme Ventures Business House Volleyball League will come to a pulsating close on Sunday, July 13 at the UWI Gymnasium, with play starting at 9:00 am. This 10th staging of the league has seen keen competition since the tournament began on June 1, and now approaching the final day of play, the Male and Mixed Semifinalists are chomping at the bit, eager to see who will move on to the Finals.

Action will begin in arresting fashion with the last Mixed Quarter Final game between AMECO and the JUTC set to establish the pace for the intense action to follow. Volleyball fans will then be treated to the Female Skills Challenge Elimination, an exciting display of the range of skills and techniques that make up the game of volleyball.

JCF will then come up against the UWI St...

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Government of India hands over US$1.3 million for installation of lights at Sabina Park

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The final instalment of the grant funding from the government of India for the installation of floodlights at Sabina Park, was received on Thursday by the Jamaican government, this ahead of the Caribbean Premier League Twenty/20 (CPL) Championship.

H. K Mohan, Charge d’ Affaires, of the High Commission of India, handed over  US$1.3 million to the Minister with Responsibility for Sport Natalie Neita Headley at Jamaica House.

Minister Headley said, “The Jamaican Government is very grateful for the assistance which will help to re-ignite the level of interest in cricket, while delivering on the Government’s commitment to improving Jamaica’s sport infrastructure.”

She added, “We have been a strong cricketing nation for a very long time and Sabina Park has been our premier venue for...

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Burger King gives Junior Squash team 400,000 dollars for regional tournament

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Jamaica’s Junior National Squash Team participating in this weekend’s Caribbean Junior Championship was given a financial boots of $400,000 from Burger King on Thursday afternoon to help offset the cost of travelling to the event set for July 13 to 19 in Bermuda.

Sabrena McDonald, Sales and Marketing Manager for Restaurant Associates Limited the parent company of Burger King, said the Company was very impressed with Team’s performance in 2013 and was eager to provide support for a second consecutive year.

The team representing Jamaica was named just after the handing over ceremony and it includes, reigning Caribbean Under-15 Girls Champion, Alyssa Mullings, fresh from her triumph at last week’s All Jamaica Senior Championships where she won the Ladies title for the second consecutiv...

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Sakima Mullings is the 2014 Contender Boxing Champion

Sakima Mullings Credit: Facebook

Sakima Mullings
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Sakima Mullings woke up on Thursday morning as the 2014 Contender Boxing champion, after scoring a technical knockout victory over long time arch-rival Tsetsi Davis in the seventh round of the final on Wednesday night, in the Transport Centre, Downtown Kingston.

It was an exciting blow by blow fight that had the fans on their feet, on the chairs and on top of each other, as the advantage swung in both boxers favour for the first six rounds. However in the seventh round, Davis was in trouble after being unable to see, as he was suffering from cuts above both eyes, but after taking a heavy pounding from Mullings, …Davis’ corner intervened and stopped the contest.

A minor controversy was averted in the fifth round when Davis having knocked Mullings almost ...

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