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.

Jamaica’s sports minister Olivia Grange said she is heartbroken over the news of the killing of two Jamaican sportsmen on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Kingston and St. Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) have released statements of condolence in the wake of the tragic death of former national football player Irvino English.

Jamaica’s Lesgar Murdock prevailed in a down-to-the-wire battle to win High Overall and First Grandmaster of the Open Division at the 2020 Florida Open Pistol Shooting Tournament held recently at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

Former Reggae Boy and Waterhouse midfielder, Irvino English, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Waterhouse on Wednesday night.

Goals from Captain Jody Brown, Lacey Murray and Marlee Fray spurred Jamaica to a 3-1 victory over Canada in the CONCACAF Women's U20 World Cup qualifying championship in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.

A number of World Champions from the 2019 World Championships in Doha are reportedly being lined up for the Jamaica International Invitational set for May 2, 2020.

Repairs to the track at the National Stadium in Kingston will commence later this year following the correction to the throwing circle set to get underway this Thursday, February 27.

Cricket West Indies confirmed on Monday that Barbados Pride, as well as Guyana Jaguars’ pair of Leon Johnson and Nial Smith, were penalized under its Code of Conduct during the first half of the 2019-20 West Indies Championship season.

President of The Bahamas Swimming Algernon Cargill said the 17 medals won at the recently concluded UANA Cup in Lima, Peru, suggests they are on track to win a fourth consecutive title at the Carifta Swimming Championships in Barbados later this year.

If all goes according to plan, construction of a new throwing ring at the national stadium in Kingston should begin later this week.

Cricket West Indies has confirmed that the bowling actions of Jamaica Scorpions’ off-spinners John Campbell and Peat Salmon have been deemed to be illegal and, as such, they have been suspended from bowling in domestic West Indies matches with immediate effect.

Zaneta Alveranga and Christanya Shirley each won a gold medal at the 2020 UANA Cup that concluded in Lima, Peru on the weekend.

Despite winning two gold medals, Danielle Titus of Barbados is lamenting missing out on the Olympic ‘B’ standard while competing at the second UANA Cup held in Lima, Peru on the weekend.

An arbitration committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has ruled that the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) exempt Rheann Chung from the country’s national trials next month to select teams for the Caribbean Championships and the Latin America and North America Championships, a qualifier for the Olympics in Tokyo in July.

Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas smashed the world indoor triple jump record at the Meeting Villa de Madrid, the final World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting of the season, on Friday.

Rojas set a mark of 15.43m eclipsing the mark of 15.36m set by Russia's Tatyana Lebedova in Budapest in 2004.

The two-time world champion opened with a foul but then registered a valid 14.65m in round two to take the lead.

She fouled again in round three before sailing out to 15.29m in round four, breaking her own South American indoor record and moving to second on the world indoor all-time list.

Then on her final jump before a packed Polideportivo Gallur, Rojas achieved her world record mark, adding seven centimetres to the world indoor record that had stood since 2004.

It was also two centimetres farther than her outdoor PB and is the absolute second-best triple jump performance, indoors or outdoors.

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