Menzies eyes local women’s league

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After leading Jamaica to their historic participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France recently, Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies said that his next goal is to help the country establish a vibrant, sustainable women’s domestic league….

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Invasion! - JOA taking serious approach to aim of unprecedented Pan Am medal tally

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A trip to Lima, Peru, in the summer might seem like the ideal vacation to many or the opportunity to experience its exotic cuisine and shopping in the city. However, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda has warned the…

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‘Hard-nosed’ Halliman sticking to his style at XLCR

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Veteran coach Leebert Halliman, who recently returned to Excelsior High School as technical director of its football programme, says that although some sections of the school community disapprove of his reappointment, his track record of discipline…

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Rough start for J’can swimmers at WC

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Jamaica’s swimmers got off to a difficult start as the FINA World Championships continued from the Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea, yesterday. Olympian and national record holder Alia Atkinson failed to advance to the…

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Don’t rush our athletes – Wilson - Veteran warns against youngsters being coached like ­professionals

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One senior track and field coach says there is a new group of male athletes starting to emerge, but he is asking their coaches not to train them like professionals. That’s the consideration proposed by Maurice Wilson, head coach at the G.C. Foster…

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A woman’s fight

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The approach of Emancipation Day and the celebration of our anniversary of Independence juxtaposes nicely with the performance of our women at the London Diamond League meet last weekend. As we celebrate these two important decisions, I have…

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Juniors finish third at regional squash championships

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The Jamaican girls’ squash team took a silver medal in the team competition at the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Championships, which buoyed Team Jamaica to a third-place finish overall, behind three-peat winners, Barbados and…

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Return of the ‘Mac!’ - Former technical director open to another Sunshine Girls stint

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Liverpool, England: Former national senior ­netball team technical ­director Jill McIntosh, says she is open to a return to the Sunshine Girls set-up if she is called upon by Netball Jamaica (NJ) in the future. McIntosh, an Australian who is…

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Anderson considers Sunshine Girls’ future

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Liverpool, England: It was a bittersweet day for head coach Marvette Anderson after Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls defeated Malawi 68-50 to end their campaign at the Vitality Netball World Cup (NWC) in fifth place here yesterday. Jamaica entered the…

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Fraser-Pryce on top in London

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who began her exploits at the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League on Saturday with a storming anchor leg to help Jamaica win the 4×100m in 42.29 seconds, kept up her rich vein of form for another fantastic run yesterday….

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