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.

The statue of former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will be unveiled at the National Stadium on Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 pm.

Half-centuries of Kavem Hodge and Devon Smith have put the Windward Islands Volcanoes in a strong position of 314 for 5 at stumps at Sabina Park on day one of the Regional Four-Day Championships.

Odean Smith was the chief destroyer as the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force gained the early ascendancy on the first day of their second-round regional-four day match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Tarouba on Thursday.

Jamaican defender Chantelle Swaby said she was very excited to be drafted by the Sky Blue FC during Thursday’s National Women Soccer League College Draft.

Reggae Girlz captain Konya Plummer was on Thursday drafted by the Orlando Pride in the 2020 National Women’s League Soccer College Draft.

She is the first-ever Jamaican-born player to be selected in the NWSL draft.

Plummer, 22, led the Reggae Girlz during their inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign in France last summer while a student of the University of Central Florida.

She was the 10th overall pick and the first in the second round of the draft held at the Baltimore Convention Centre on Thursday morning.

“I am very humbled for this moment,” she told Sportsmax.TV moments after her historic selection.

“I feel like this will impact the younger kids in Jamaica to show that if they work hard they can achieve what they want.”

Her sentiments were echoed by former reggae Girlz Assistant Coach Andrew Price.

“It does a world of good for the national programme, especially with Konya being the national senior captain,” he said.

“It will inspire young girls to understand that with hard work and perseverance they can achieve anything.”

Plummer is a former student of Titchfield High School. She represented Jamaica at the junior level before joining the national senior programme just over four years ago.

She led the team through the World Cup qualifying stages in 2018, eventually helping the team secure a World Cup spot in October when the Reggae Girlz defeated Panama on penalties to secure the third and final spot during the CONCACAF qualifiers in Texas in the United States.

In 2019, her final year in college, she was American Athletic Conference Defensive of the Year, earned AAC Defensive Player of the Week twice and earned first selection to the First Team All-Conference.

St Mary High School will be aiming to defend the boys and girls titles when the Northern Championships track and field meet gets underway at Grizzlys Plantation Grove in Priory, St. Ann on Saturday, January 25.

Four-time 100-metre world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser is among six women nominated for the prestigious Laureus Sportswoman of the Year.

Nkrumah Bonner, Jamie Merchant and Oraine Williams have been recalled to the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their second-round CWI 4-Day PCL match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park starting on Thursday.

Alia Atkinson won a bronze medal time in the 100m breaststroke at the FINA Champions Series on Tuesday, following up in the bronze she won in the 50m breaststroke on Monday.

Trinidadian sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye is to be stripped of medals and earnings won during the period when she committed whereabouts violations, which resulted in a two-year ban.

Olympian Alia Atkinson won a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke on Monday at the Shenzhen leg of the FINA Champions Series.

The 2018 Commonwealth 100m gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye has been banned for two years after failing to notify doping testers of her whereabouts.

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