Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Chris Binnie is hoping that winning the Life Time Atlanta Open in Sandy Springs, USA, on Sunday will be the first of many more tournament wins this season that will result in a significant climb up the world rankings.

Jamaican athletes preparing for the Olympics and Paralympics got some welcome news on Sunday night.

Having broken the 100m world record twice, won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, bronze medals at World Championships and breaking the 10-second barrier a record 97 times in a career that has spanned almost two decades, Asafa Powell will perhaps go down as one of the greatest sprinters in history.

All is set for Sunday’s unveiling of the statue of Asafa Powell at Independence Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

Having won the DaCosta Cup and Olivier Shield in consecutive years, Clarendon College will have one eye on the elusive Champions Cup when the new schoolboy football season kicks off later this year.

Omar McLeod, the 2016 World Indoor 60m hurdles champion, will not compete at this weekend’s Millrose Games at the Armoury in New York.

Ludlow Bernard, Kingston College’s Champions Cup-winning coach could still leave the 2018 Manning Cup champions at the end of the coming season, and it will depend on how quickly he can find a successor.

Jamaica's sprint sensation Briana Williams said she is excited about lining up against six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix over 60m at the 113th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, February 8 at the Armoury Track & Field Centre in New York.

 It will be the first time the 17-year-old sprinter will race against the decorated American. The stacked field also includes Jamaica’s Trudy Ann Williamson, the USA’s Morolake Akinuson, Hannah Cunliffe, Teahna Daniels, Javianne Oliver, Deajah Stevens and Germany’s Tatjana Pinto.

 “I'm excited about the line-up. I’ve been looking up to Allyson ever since I started track so this is pretty awesome that I get to race against her. She has accomplished so much, especially at a young age,” said Williams who raced to a fast 7.15-second outdoor run in Kingston last month.

 She opened her 2020 season with a personal best 7.25 seconds at the Clemson University's Orange & Purple Elite Invitational on January 4,

 In contrast to Williams’ excitement about racing her idol, Coach Ato Boldon sees this as just another 60m race in William's 2020 preparation.

 "Training has been exceptional so I expect another PR from Briana this weekend. She has run against the two Olympic 100m champions on multiple occasions...she won't be overwhelmed by the spotlight."

 In light of the postponement of the World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China, organisers of the Milo Western Relays have responded to a request from several of Jamaica’s elite athletes to include the 60m dash in the schedule of the meet set for Saturday, February 8, at the GC Foster College in St. Catherine.

Jamaica’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is to reintroduce the All-DaCosta Cup/All-Manning Cup end-of-season match for the 2020 ISSA/Digicel Schoolboy football season.

Middle-order batsman Pete Salmon and Oraine Williams have been brought in to the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their fourth-round match against Guyana in the West Indies Championship from February 6-9.

Darren Bravo, Fabien Allen and Rovman Powell have been recalled to a 15-member West Indies squad that will play in the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) Series against Sri Lanka later this month.

A Rafeik Thomas brace powered Jamaica’s Waterhouse FC to a 3-0 over Haiti’s Don Bosco on Sunday and a spot in the semi-finals of the 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship.

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