ATKINSON, LE CLOS CHALLENGE WORLD RECORDS AT WORLD CUP—11/01/14
Alia Atkinson and Chad Le Clos challenged world records at the opening day of the last round of the World Cup in Singapore. Atkinson of Jamaica reached had a time of 10:02:54 in the 100-meter breaststroke, the second fastest time in history, setting the Americas continental record within the 1:02:70 achieved by Rebecca Soni of the United States in 2013.
CAMPBELL-BROWN LOOKS FORWARD—11/05/14
Veronica Campbell-Brown says she will not be impacted by the drug allegations that threatened to ruin her athletic career. Jamaica’s double Olympic 200-meter champion was cleared of charges after initially getting a two-year suspension for testing positive for a banned substance in 2013. Because of the suspension she was not able to defend the 200-meter title at the 2013 World Championships, but she is looking forward to competing and winning again.
EUROPEAN CLUBS INTERESTED IN ALVAS POWELL—11/06/14
There are reports that several highly respected European football clubs are showing an interest in recruiting Portland Timbers Reggae Boyz defender Alvas Powell. Some of the clubs tracking the 20-year-old are Palermo, an Italian Serie A club, and Getafe or the Spanish La Liga. Also a Turkish club Konyaspor FC is showing interest in the player. Powell was a member of Jamaica’s Under-17 team at the FIFA World Cup in 2011. He is in Jamaica preparing for the CFU Caribbean Cup, scheduled for November 2014 in Montego Bay.
JAMAICA COLLEGE ADVANCES—11/07/14
Jamaica College (JC) secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association/LIME Manning Cup competition. The team is on track to win an unprecedented fourth Manning trophy in 2014. The team achieved its spot by obtaining a three-plus goal difference over Excelsior.