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.

Former standout Jamaican high-school athlete Twayne Crooks died Sunday morning from stage-four stomach cancer, his mother Marie Chambers-Garvey has confirmed.

United Kingdom-based players Daniel Johnson and Bobby Reid have received maiden calls to Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz squad for their CONCACAF Nations League group games against Antigua and Barbuda early next month.

An unbroken 72-run partnership between Captain Brian Barnes and Nathaniel O’Sullivan steered Manchester to an eight-wicket victory over St. Mary at the JDF field on Thursday to win the 30th staging of the Kingston Wharves U15 Cricket Competition.

Jamaica’s Mixed Martial Artist Matthew Colqhoun has declared that he is ready for Friday night’s fight against Spike Carlyle at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California.

Finding the right approach at the right time helped propel Shanieka Ricketts to her first Diamond League win and with it the 2019 Diamond League triple-jump crown in Zurich on Thursday.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Shanieka Ricketts won diamonds in the 200m and triple jump respectively at the first of two Diamond League finals in Zurich on Thursday.

Windies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed has been included in the 13-member West Indies Women’s squad to play the three-match Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia, starting on September 5 in Antigua.

President of the Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association Audrey Allwood has revealed that Kristen McGregor Jamaica’s 2018 Body Fitness Queen will not be defending her title at the 2019 JABFA National Senior Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships set for the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston on September 7.

Dr Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) is optimistic that Briana Williams could be exonerated after testing positive for the diuretic at the Jamaican national championships in June.

Dr. Emir Crowne, the sports lawyer selected to represent Briana Williams is seeking a speedy resolution to the case against the athlete in the relation to the diuretic found in her urine sample at the Jamaican national championships in June.

Chairman of the board of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission Alexander Williams said leaks about the Jamaican athlete who returned an adverse analytical finding at the country’s national championships in June, did not come from the anti-doping body.

Jamaica’s team Chadwick Campbell won the silver medal in the T13 100m at the 2019 Para Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Monday.

Campbell crossed the finish line medallist in 11.66 seconds in the race win by Brazilian Arnaldo DaSilva. Honduras’ Elgin Castellanos took the bronze.

"You win some and you are humble in victory, and you lose some but you are never defeated. You win a medal and celebrate and you come out without a medal, but you are still a winner. This is what the Paralympic spirit teaches you - humility and never say die. I am celebrating," he said afterwards.

Campbell, who is trained by Fitz Coleman now turns his attention to the  World Para Athletics Championships where he hopes to deliver a ‘blockbuster’ performance in November.

On Sunday, Shane Hudson finished fourth in the men's T46-47 400m.
A seasoned campaigner on the international stage with an array of medals from these regional Games and the Para World Athletics Championships, Hudson posted 51.01 in the heats.

He was sixth in the final in 5.17 but was elevated to fourth following two disqualifications.

Guyana defeated Jamaica in a closely contested final to win the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Senior Championships wrapped up over the weekend.

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