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Stories by Akino Ming

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Mother's Day 2018 will forever be etched in the mind of Andre Douglas, the former Jamaica College jumper who is a freshman at the University of Texas, San Antonio.The day will stand out more than any other because it was the first Mother's Day that...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Two football experts believe that local players could benefit enormously if Jamaica-born footballer Leon Bailey moves to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the off season.The German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made a £60 million pounds...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 9:03 PMAkino Ming

After cruising to comfortable win in the 400m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) on Saturday night at  the National Stadium,  Commonwealth Games champion, Janieve Russell, says she will be going after the ...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

After smashing the 50 metres breaststroke record by four seconds at the Burger King/Popeyes Swim Championships yesterday, 10-year-old Christanya Shirley said that she hopes to break world records like her idol, Alia Atkinson, one day.Shirley,...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

With the objective of improving professionalism in football across the confederation, CONCACAF has recommended that the organisational structure around Jamaica's top-flight competition, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), be rearranged.CONCACAF...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says that the association will continue to try to convince Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey to commit to representing his country of birth despite his recent snub.Ricketts, however...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:06 AMAkino Ming

At least two locally-based sports medicine specialists have commended the IAAF’s move to limit the eligibility of female athletes, with high levels of natural testosterone. This, after president of the IAAF, Sebastian Coe announced that from...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica women's football team will be looking to top Group B of the Caribbean Football Challenger Series when they take on Cuba today at the Waterhouse Stadium. Kick off time is 5 p.m.The Reggae Girls, who marginally beat Barbados 3-2 in their first...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Former Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell says that Jamaica can host the Commonwealth Games as early as 2026.Fennell, who was recently tasked by Minister of Sports Olivia Grange to chair a bidding committee to get Jamaica to...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming

A rematch between Commonwealth Games women's 200 metres gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas and silver medal winner, Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, will be one of the highlights of the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix which is...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announced to the world her intention to return to track and field after giving birth to her son, many questioned what could be pushing the diminutive athlete back into the sport. She had practically achieved all there is...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Hours after watching Jamaica finish second to England in the women's 4x100 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce recommended that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association organise relay camps to...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Having clocked a fast 51.07 seconds in a meet last week, Stephenie Ann McPherson is favoured to defend her title in the women's 400m at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth in Australia as she bows into action tonight in the preliminary round at 7:30...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson, the captain of Arnett Gardens FC, has won just about every football competition there is on local soil.But his thirst for winning is still as pronounced as when he started out with his community team, Boys' Town FC, in 2003,...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:52 AMAkino Ming

Kingston College’s track and field coach Neil Harrison, said that he was ‘quite fine’ with star sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson being coach by Glen Mills this season. Matherson was coached by the veteran coach at the Racers...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:51 PMAkino Ming

Shantae Foreman of Excelsior High School soared to 1.80m to break her record in the Class Three high jump final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships on Thursday. Foreman erased her previous mark of 1.79m, which she...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

As the country's finest young athletes look to display their talents this week at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, has weighed in on the...

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 8:19 PMAkino Ming

Jamaica’s Under-19 girls won the first gold medal of  the Carifta Water Polo Championships 2018 at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday. Playing the third match in a best-of-five series against Barbados, the Jamaicans outscored their...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Three years after he surprisingly crashed out of the semi-finals of the 400 metres at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, after running a brilliant 43.93 seconds in the preliminaries to erase Jermaine Gonzales' national record, Rusheen...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:34 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake attributed Jamaica’s poor performance at the World Indoor Championships to a flu bug, which he stated was rampant in the camp but remains convinced the...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

With schemes like the Jamaican Athlete Insurance Plan (JAIP) and the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) welfare fund, general manager for the SDF Denzil Wilks believes that Jamaican athletes are now in a position to better manage injuries.Wilks,...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation Chris Stokes says the latest challenge to the women's two-man Winter Olympics team will not break the momentum they gathered after their historic qualification to the 2018 Pyeongchang Games....

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming

General manager of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), Denzil Wilks, said that he would consider suggestions from national sporting associations to implement an 'athletes development fund' geared to providing a monthly stipend for individual...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

A number of spectators have expressed disappointment at Calabar's last-minute withdrawal from the Gibson McCook Relays, held at the National Stadium yesterday.On Thursday evening, the manager of Calabar's track team informed the meet organisers that...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

In the absence of sprinting powerhouse Calabar High School, Jamaica College (JC) provided the fireworks in the sprint relays at the 42nd staging of the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium yesterdayJC won two out of the four 4x100m boys...

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