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Penn Relays Statement on the Coronavirus

3/13/2020 7:02:00 AM In light of the recent announcements made yesterday by the NCAA, the City of Philadelphia, and multiple professional leagues regarding their cancellation or suspension of championships and seasons, as well as event attendance bans for the next 30 days, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania is continuing to evaluate the decis... »

Penn continuing to evaluate decision to hold Penn Relay 2020

Penn continuing to evaluate decision to hold Penn Relay 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania is continuing to evaluate the decision to host the 126th Penn Relays Carnival next month, according to a statement on the Relays website. The NCAA cancelled its winter and spring championships earlier this week. Many schools and conferences quickly followed suit and s... »

Michael Jordan Delivers Touching Tribute To Kobe Bryant During Memorial (VIDEO)

Michael Jordan Delivers Touching Tribute To Kobe Bryant During Memorial (VIDEO)

NBA legend delivered a touching tribute to late NBA champion Kobe Bryant during Monday’s memorial, which left him and many others in floods of tears. “Maybe it surprised people that Kobe and I were very close friends. But we were very close friends. Kobe was my dear friend, he was like a little brother,” Jordan said during part of his speech. “Everyone always wanted to talk... »

Reggae Boyz striker Darren Mattocks faces felony charges in US

Reggae Boyz striker Darren Mattocks faces felony charges in US

Reggae Boyz striker Darren Mattocks faces two felonies in the USA, international media has reported. The 29-year-old will face the court accused of making a false, fraudulent, or incomplete insurance claim and another count of theft by deception in Carroll Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. According to court documents seen by media, the complaint against Mattocks was first filed on Decemb... »

Bob Marley Foundation Assisting In Reggae Boyz Qatar 2020 Marketing Campaign

Bob Marley Foundation Assisting In Reggae Boyz Qatar 2020 Marketing Campaign

The Bob Marley Foundation, led by Cedella Marley, has engaged in another partnership with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), aimed at assisting with marketing and sponsorship generation for the national men’s team, the Reggae Boyz, in their quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to JFF president Michael Ricketts, the JFF had been engaging in discussions with Cedella, who h... »

Usain Bolt Expecting First Child With GF Kasi Bennett, Shares Pregnancy Photos

Usain Bolt Expecting First Child With GF Kasi Bennett, Shares Pregnancy Photos

Congratulations to Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett, who are expecting their first child! Usain Bolt is about to be a proud father soon. The famous couple made the announcement in A-list fashion with a gorgeous pregnancy reveal photoshoot. In the beautiful pictures that they shared online, Kasi was styled in a stunning multilayered red dress that accentuates her beautiful bump. The images taken by prof... »

Men’s 4x400m team gives Jamaica first medal at World Relays (VIDEO)

Men’s 4x400m team gives Jamaica first medal at World Relays (VIDEO)

Jamaica’s men’s 4x400m relay team that won the silver medal at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Jamaica secured their first medal at the  IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 on Sunday through the men’s 4x400m relay team. The quartet of Demish Gaye, Akeem Bloomfield, Rusheen McDonald, and Nathon Allen crossed the line third in a season-best 3:01.57 but was pr... »

Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson Addresses Death Rumors

Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson Addresses Death Rumors

Twitter tried to kill Elaine Thompson last weekend. The Jamaican sprint champion has stepped forward to address rumors claiming that she died in Canada over the weekend from drowning. The news spread on social media like wildfire leaving her fans and family members in a panic. Thankfully this is just another malicious rumor being spread by unknown individuals. Elaine Thompson has since reacted to ... »

Jamaican women cop 4x100m, 4x400m in cool ‘Philly’ (VIDEO)

Jamaican women cop 4x100m, 4x400m in cool ‘Philly’ (VIDEO)

PHILADELPHIA, USA — Jamaica’s senior women’s 4x100m and 4x400m teams won their respective events in the USA vs The World on yesterday’s final day of the 125th Penn Relays under bright blue skies, but cold conditions at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The Jamaican women’s sprint relay team retained the only title they won last year and finished first and second in the mile r... »

Worlds Former 100-metre Record Holder Asafa Powell gets married in Montego Bay

Worlds Former 100-metre Record Holder Asafa Powell gets married in Montego Bay

  Former 100-metre record holder and reigning sub-10 second kingpin, Jamaican Asafa Powell, and Canadian model, Alyshia Miller, are now man and wife. The two tied the knot in a private ceremony on Saturday in Montego Bay, St James in the presence of close friends and family members. The wedding followed their engagement last year February after Powell proposed, with the move being kept under ... »

Lebron James Daughter Zhuri Is A Huge Fan Of Beenie Man

Lebron James Daughter Zhuri Is A Huge Fan Of Beenie Man

Beenie Man has fans from every living generation including Lebron James daughter Zhuri. King James wife, Savannah shared a video on Instagram Story this week of herself and the couple’s adorable daughter Zhuri James watching Beenie Man‘s music “King of the Dancehall” on her laptop. “You can’t hate on this one [Lebron James],” Savannah wrote. The Lakers star did not respond to the post, but lots of... »

Usain Bolt Lands Football Contract From European Club

Usain Bolt Lands Football Contract From European Club

Usain Bolt’s new career in football/soccer is about to take off big. Jamaican sprint legend turn footballer, Usain Bolt, was reportedly offered a contract from a big name football club in Europe. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is now on trial for Australian A-Team Central Coast Mariners where he impressed in his first friend game by netting two goals. ESPN has reported that Bolt’s agent conf... »

Usain Bolt Exposed After Sliding In A Married Woman’s DM

Usain Bolt Exposed After Sliding In A Married Woman’s DM

Usain Bolt found himself at the center of another cheating scandal. Usain Bolt is currently living his best life playing football in Australia and sliding in smoking hot women’s DM. This week, the Jamaican sprint legend got exposed sliding into the DM of a married woman. It turns out that he didn’t know that she would expose him, but she did. The female who is a makeup artist and blogger posted a ... »

Sean Paul and Usain Bolt Name Climate Change Ambassadors For The Caribbean

Sean Paul and Usain Bolt Name Climate Change Ambassadors For The Caribbean

Sean Paul and Usain Bolt have thrown their star powers behind climate change. The dancehall star and the track and field legend were named ambassadors for a new climate change initiative in the Caribbean put together by a coalition of global organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Sean Paul and Usain Bolt joined Virgin Atlantic... »

Jamaican Junior Sprinter Briana Williams not ready to go pro, says coach Boldon

Jamaican Junior Sprinter Briana Williams not ready to go pro, says coach Boldon

TAMPERE, Finland — Despite her success in winning a rare sprint double at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, 16-year old Jamaican prodigy Briana Williams will not go pro until she finishes high school, according to her coach Ato Boldon. Williams completed the double on yesterday’s penultimate day with a spectacular 22.50 seconds after she had won the 100m two days earlier with 11.16 seco... »

Russell keeps Jamaica’s Gold Coast gold rush going

Russell keeps Jamaica’s Gold Coast gold rush going

GOLD COAST, Australia — The Jamaican gold rush at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games continued yesterday as Janieve Russell became the latest athlete to win a final inside the Cararra Stadium for the country. Russell finished first in the women’s 400m hurdles final and that win, along with a bronze for Jaheel Hyde in the men’s equivalent and silver for Shericka Jackson in the women̵... »

Jamaica wins historic gold medal

Jamaica wins historic gold medal

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer Jamaica won their third gold medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games yesterday when Aisha Praught created history by winning the finals of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase. This was followed up with silver and bronze in the women’s 400m final through Anastasia Le-Roy and Stephenie-Ann McPherson, respectively. Following on the two gold medals landed ... »

CARIFTA Games: Briana Williams of Jamaica Snags Three U17 Golds (VIDEOS)

CARIFTA Games: Briana Williams of Jamaica Snags Three U17 Golds (VIDEOS)

Oakland Park Northeast (FL) High sophomore Briana Williams won her first gold medal at the CARIFTA Games on Friday, winning the 100m in a wind-legal 11.27 seconds (+1.6). While it wasn’t a time Williams envisioned —  she said in her post-race interview that she would have liked to go faster — that piece of hardware cemented her place history in one of the Caribbean’s prized... »

Serena Williams Gave Sean Paul Some Tennis Lessons

Serena Williams Gave Sean Paul Some Tennis Lessons

Serena Williams and Sean Paul hit the tennis court for some friendly competition. Serena Williams is back to playing professional tennis following her hiatus after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September last year. The tennis legend had a rough pregnancy with several complications including blood clots, and was bed rest for six. On Thursday, she played her first compet... »

President Trump Uses Usain Bolt To Justify Beef With NFL Players Over National Anthem

President Trump Uses Usain Bolt To Justify Beef With NFL Players Over National Anthem

President Trump is now using the great legend Usain Bolt as a means to justify his beef with NFL players over the national anthem. In case you have been living off the grid for a while, last weekend Trump ignite another firestorm at a political rally when he bashed NFL players who kneel during the playing of the national anthem, calling them SOBs. There has been widespread backlash over his statem... »

London2017: Bolt says starting blocks ‘the worst ones ever’ (VIDEO)

London2017: Bolt says starting blocks ‘the worst ones ever’ (VIDEO)

LONDON, England (CMC) – Track and field legend Usain Bolt has slammed the starting blocks used for Friday’s men’s 100 metres heats at the 16th IAAF World Championships as “the worst ones” he has ever used. The Jamaican, who failed to get away cleanly despite eventually winning heat six, said he had “stumbled” at the start because of the poor blocks. “I stumbled coming out of the blocks... »

Bolt, Thompson headline Jamaica team to London 2017

Bolt, Thompson headline Jamaica team to London 2017

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) believe they have selected a well-rounded team that will do the country proud at the London World Championship between August 4 and 13. The incomparable Usain Bolt, Rio Olympic gold medallists, Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod, along with defending 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams, headline a strong 56-member team that is tipped to equa... »

Good to go!

Good to go!

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer Timing of Usain Bolt’s exit demonstrates smarts, shrewdness If it were up to his father, his coach, his sponsors, the people and the Government of Jamaica, Usain Bolt would not quit track and field at the end of the 2017 season. No one wants to see the legendary sprinter exit the stage just yet at the “tender” age of 30 years. Ever since 2007 when he finish... »

Switzerland’s Fastest Man Is A Jamaican

Switzerland’s Fastest Man Is A Jamaican

Raymond Graham Alec Wilson LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Jamaicans can rise to any occasion worldwide and they are able to make a big impact in any situation they choose. One Jamaican who is making a big and positive impact overseas is 26-year-old Alec Wilson, who is the fastest man in Switzerland. He is the National champion and record holder in the men’s 100 metres after posting 10.08 seconds las... »

NFL team signs Bob Marley’s grandson, Nico

NFL team signs Bob Marley’s grandson, Nico

The Washington Redskins have signed Nico Marley, grandson of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley. The 5-foot-8 linebacker out of Tulane was at the Redskins’ rookie minicamp over the weekend on a tryout. They added him to the roster Tuesday. Marley was a four-year starter in college, becoming Tulane’s all-time leader in tackles for loss with 50½. He had 319 tackles, 6½ sacks and four... »

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