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Fast Facts — Champs 2017

Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 2017 produced more noteworthy performances than any sports scribe could find the time to document. In light of this unfortunate fact, I’ll stick to a review of the extra special performances that were either age-group … Continue reading

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Boys (Part II)

6) Tyrese Reid vs Ackeen Colley (Class I 800m)

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Boys (Part I)

Usain Bolt versus Jermaine Gonzalez (Class I 400m) in 2003. Yohan Blake versus Remaldo Rose (Class I 100m) in 2007. Of a more recent vintage; Michael O’Hara versus Jaheel Hyde (Class I 110m Hurdles) in 2015.

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Girls (Part II)

6) Amoi Brown vs Janeek Brown (Class I 100m Hurdles)

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Eye-catching “Champs” Clashes — Girls (Part I)

There are few more compelling sporting storylines than those featuring two athletes facing off in a high stakes battle of wills, wits, and skill.

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Bydgoszcz

The 16th staging of the rebranded IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Athletics is officially in the books. Team Jamaica, once again, produced a creditable showing. The total of eight medals won (two gold, three silver, and three bronze) equalled our … Continue reading

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Olympic Trials Preview: 6 Field & Hurdles Events to Watch

The sprints will once again headline the show at the upcoming Jamaican Olympic trials (June 30 – July 3). The likes of multiple Olympic champions Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Veronica Campbell-Brown are just a few of the superlative speedsters … Continue reading

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NFL Draft 2016: Who the Packers Picked

You know yours is a hopeless case when you get almost as excited about the National Football League’s player selection exercise as you do about an actual NFL game.

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Deciphering the Mystery That Is Asafa Powell

To many, Asafa Powell is an enigma, wrapped in a puzzle, and clothed with a big question mark. “Underachiever”, “choke artist”, and “flop” are just a few of the many uncomplimentary terms routinely tossed the big Jamaican sprinter’s way by … Continue reading

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The Benchwarmer’s Point-of-View: Easy Does It

When I was growing up, there were few sights more mesmerizing than seeing Trinidad and Tobago’s former World Junior 100-metre champion Darrel Brown in full flight. Then again, that “full flight” characterization never seemed apropos because Brown, who also won … Continue reading

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