2018 FIFA WORLD CUP PROFILES — GROUP B

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Tigerish Iran, resurgent Morocco, 2016 European champion Portugal, and 2010 World Cup winner Spain comprise Group B. Here’s a closer look at all four teams. Continue reading

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2018 FIFA WORLD CUP PROFILES — GROUP A

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Promising prodigal Egypt, hopeful host Russia, unfancied Saudi Arabia, and two-time champion Uruguay comprise Group A. Here’s a closer look at all four teams. Continue reading

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5 Burning Champs Questions (Boys)

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The girls took centre stage last time around. This time, it’s the turn of the boys. Being little concerned about the ultimate destination of the Mortimer Geddes trophy at the end of ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 2018 has left me plenty of time to ponder these five questions.

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5 Burning Champs Questions (Girls)

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The 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships (Champs) is upon us once again. As usual, mystery shrouds much as this famed track and field extravaganza draws nigh. Questions abound. Continue reading

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In Pace WI Should Trust

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It’s often said that defense wins championships. In much the same way, it’s bowling – of the quality variety, at that – that wins Test matches. It’s really no surprise that the West Indies’ prolonged descent into the dungeons of international long-form cricket has coincided with a corresponding fall-off in the quality of its once famed fastbowling. Since the retirement of the legendary Courtney Walsh in 2001, no West Indian pacer (or spinner, for that matter) has managed to scalp more than 200 wickets in Tests.

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Down for the Count in London Town? (Part II)

sashalee_forbesNo, Jamaican sprintdom’s roof isn’t caving in. Yes, it is sporting a few gaping holes. Yes, we do have the raw materials to fix it. Yes, the refurbishing work will take a little while. No, we won’t have to live in the outhouse until it’s patched up. Continue reading

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Down for the Count in London Town? (Part I)

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All good things, much like bad things, eventually come to an end. It was never a matter of if we’d be knocked off our short sprinting perch. It was merely a matter of when.

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Numbers & Notes – Jamaica’s National Championships 2017

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This clutch personal best leap took Ramone Bailey to a place in the pit he’d never previously been. It also likely booked him a ticket to embark on his maiden senior World Championships voyage. Continue reading

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Fast Facts — Champs 2017

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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 world bests or yearly list toppers. (Of course, it’s worth noting that the American sprinting/hurdling juggernaut and the European throwing juggernauts have not yet fully awoken from their slumber.) With that said, here goes… Continue reading

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

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

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