Merlene Ottey’s long-standing record over 150m was broken by American Brianna Rollins-McNeal on Monday at the AP Ranch High-Performance Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas.

Briana Williams ran five races at the AP High-Performance Invitationals 1-5 in Fort Worth, Texas earlier today, a meet at which American Michael Norman ran a world-leading 9.86 in the 100m.

Some of the world’s best athletes, most of them Nike-sponsored, descended on Fort Worth to compete, reportedly in a bid to preserve the value of their professional contracts.

According to sources, under the terms of their contracts, the athletes are obligated to compete in at least 10 sanctioned races for the year. If they do not, they stand to lose money from their multi-million-dollar contracts.

In response, meets were created, the first of which was held today, that will allow the athletes to fulfil those obligations and as a result, save themselves millions of dollars.

Williams, who earlier this year signed a five-year contract with Nike believed to be valued at several million dollars, competed in the 60m, 100m, 150m, 250 and 300m races. She clocked 7.68 for the 60m, 12.43 for the 100m, 18.74 for the 150m, 38.31 over 250 and 46.56 for 300m.

Norman ran 7.96 for the 60m, 9.86 for the 100m, 34.82 for the 250 and 44.90 for 300m. His 100m time puts him in a pantheon of two, the number of athletes who would have run sub-10s, sub-20 for the 200m and sub-44 for the 400m.

Justin Gatlin, the 2017 100m World 100m champion, also competed at the meet setting times of 6.84 for 60m, 10.84 for the 100m, 15.93 for 150m, 32.53 for 250m and 42.32 for 300m.

In the men’s 100m, 400m hurdler Rai Benjamin ran an impressive 10.03 a massive personal best for the World Championship silver medallist. Ronnie Baker of the USA was third in 10.23.

Danielle Williams, the 2019 World Championship bronze medallist, says she is humbled that she will be enshrined into the NCAA Division II Hall of Fame as a member of the 2020 Class.

Danielle Williams, the 2015 World 100m hurdles champion and 2019 bronze medallist will be enshrined in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame as the Class of 2020.

The Swimming Union of the Americas (UANA) has postponed the Pan American Masters Championship, the Pan American Water Polo Championship and the Pan American Artistic Championships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jamaica has come to the aid of ailing retired distance runner Kemoy Campbell, who recently underwent surgery to implant a new ICD device after his previous one saved his life a week ago.

Even as uncertainty swirls around the 2020 Summer Olympic Games that are under threat from the COVID19 pandemic, Kyron McMaster has revealed that he is training as if the Olympics are on.

Jamaica’s Kemoy Campbell underwent surgery on Friday to replace the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) that saved him in a near-death experience on Tuesday.

Just over a year after he collapsed at the Millrose Games in New York, Jamaica’s Kemoy Campbell experienced another harrowing experience on Tuesday; this time while driving.

Reggae Boyz striker Darren Mattocks is in hot water as he is facing two felony charges in Pennsylvania, according to media reports from the United States.

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.

 Jamaica had a creditable showing at the Men’s World Team Squash Championships finishing 18th out of 23 as the tournament concluded over the weekend in Washington DC in the United States.

Competing against the best players on the planet, the Jamaican Team, which included 9-time national and regional champion, Chris Binnie, Lewis Walters, Bruce Burrowes and Tahjia Lumley, improved on the country’s performance in the previous championships in 2017 when the team finished 21st.

The week-long campaign got off to a challenging start with 3-0 losses to Hong Kong, the number 6th ranked team and Australia, who were seeded at 7; as well as a 2-1 defeat at the hands of rising global stars, Kuwait.  The results landed Jamaica in the playoff for places 13 to 23.

The playoff round brought brighter moments with the highlights being a surprise 2-0 win over South American stalwarts, Colombia and a 2-1 victory against Singapore.  However, a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the US and a 2-0 loss to Ireland landed Jamaica in 18th place overall.

“We are extremely proud of our performance at the World Team Championships, we improved on our position from the last tournament, two years ago, we finished ahead of higher-ranked teams like South Africa and a powerhouse like Colombia who we actually beat in the playoffs,” said the Jamaica Squash Association’s President, Chris Hind.

“We are extremely proud of our performance at the World Team Championships, we improved on our position from the last tournament, two years ago, we finished ahead of higher-ranked teams like South Africa and a powerhouse like Colombia who we actually beat in the playoffs.

“There were great wins along the way from our number one and two players; Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters and there was a hard fight from our other players Bruce Burrowes and Tahjia Lumley and it’s onwards and upwards for Jamaican squash in 2020.”

Jamaica celebrated their first win at the 2019WSF Men’s World Team Championships in Washington in the United States on Wednesday.

Toni-Ann Williams, the first female gymnast to represent Jamaica at the Olympic Games, is now a coach.

Chelsea star Christian Pulisic has withdrawn from the United States' squad due to a hip injury.

The winger was part of the initial selection for the CONCACAF Nations League fixtures with Canada and Cuba this month.

However, head coach Gregg Berhalter confirmed a joint decision had been made to not risk Pulisic's fitness.

"Christian is officially at this stage ruled out. We just got that information. This was a collaborative decision with the club, looking after the best interest of the player," he said.

"These decisions are always difficult because this group and the coaching staff want nothing more than to have Christian here, but it was a risk we weren't willing to take at this time."

Pulisic has been in great form for a Chelsea side that sit third in the Premier League, scoring five goals in nine top-flight outings during his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge.

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