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Alia Atkinson Ties 100m Breaststroke Record

Alia Atkinson made history for Jamaica with a winning swim in the women’s 100 breaststroke tonight at the FINA World Short Course Championships. Atkinson touched out defending champion Ruta Meilutyte, 1:02.36 to 1:02.46, for the world, meet record and the gold medal. That’s Jamaica’s first short course world title as Atkinson was already the only Jamaican swimmer to ever medal ...

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Clarendon College Are DaCosta Cup Champions

Clarendon College secured the school’s sixth hold on the DaCosta Cup title yesterday, defeating St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) 3-0 in the final at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay. The victory came via two goals from Xhane Reid in the first half and a penalty from Onando Collins late in the second half, thereby denying the defending ...

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Australian Cricketer Phil Hughes Is Dead

Australian Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney. The 25-year-old Hughes was carried off on a stretcher Tuesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet. He ...

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Jamaica College Are Manning Cup Champions

Jamaica College, the defending Manning Cup champion, secured the 2014 Manning Cup crown yesterday by beating Charlie Smith 2-1 in the finals held at the National Stadium in Kingston. Goals by captain marvel Junior Flemmings and Raffique Bryan in the 61st and 97th minutes, respectively, gave JC their fourth title in the last eight years and their overall 26th hold ...

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The Reggae Boyz Are Caribbean Cup Champions

The Reggae Boyz have won the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup Football Championship after defeating Trinidad & Tobago 4-3 on penalties. Both sides failed to score during regulation and extra time in the match, played at the Catherine Sports Complex in Montego Bay. This forced the game into the pulsating penalty shootout to separate the teams and decide the championship, where ...

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The Reggae Boyz Advance To The Caribbean Cup Football Finals

Jamaica defeated Haiti 2-0 in their Group B encounter in Montego Bay yesterday to meet Trinidad & Tobago in the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup final on Tuesday at 8:00pm. The Reggae Boyz led Haiti 2-0 at half time in the do-or-die match with Simon Dawkins opening the score in the 13th minute. Jamaica had more of the ball and in ...

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Kobe Bryant Breaks NBA Missed Shot Record

Kobe Bryant has missed more shots in the regular season than any other player in NBA history. The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Celtics legend Jon Havlicek’s record (13,147) during Tuesday night’s game against the Grizzlies. Bryant eclipsed passed Havlicek’s mark in 18 fewer games. The record-breaking miss came on a mid-range jump shot in the fourth quarter. Bryant, 36, ...

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Jamaican Discus Thrower Gets 2-Year Ban

Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has received a two-year suspension for doping. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) says Smikle’s ban will last until June 21, 2015. The sanction began from the date of his positive test for a banned substance at the Jamaican National Championships on June 22, 2013. Smikle said at the time that he did not ...

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India Beat West Indies in Fourth ODI

Jamaican batsman Marlon Samuels hit his second century on tour but the West Indies suffered a 59-run defeat against India in the fourth One-Day International at Dharamsala today. The defeat means that West Indies are trailing the five-match series 2-1. Set a big victory of 331, the West Indies were bowled out for 271 in 48.1. Samuels was the last ...

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The Reggae Boyz Lose 1-0 To Japan

The Jamaican Reggae Boyz went down 1-0 to hosts Japan in their friendly international at the Niigata stadium, Japan, this morning. The Japanese win came courtesy of a 16th minute own-goal by defender Nyron Nosworthy. The defeat meant the Jamaicans remain winless in their last six matches while the Japanese were winning for the first time in six matches. This ...

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