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Commonwealth games

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Photo: Roach ready to lead of Jamaican quartet in sprint relay, Glasgow 2014

Fast rising Jamaican sprint star, Kimmari Roach, braved the pains of a leg cramp, to make a safe exchange of the baton to Julian forte on the lead off leg in the heats of the Men’s sprint relay in Glasgow Scotland. It was noted by the commentator that it was relatively slow first leg by the Jamaican. He was seen with a noticeable limp, leaving the track after the completion of the race.

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Photo: Amantle Montsho of Botswana at the Commonwealth Games in Dehil india 2010 (Getty Images)

Botswana’s quarter mile queen has been provisionally suspended from athletics after she returned a positive test for the ban drug at the recently concluded commonwealth games in Glasgow Scotland.

Montsho who was expected to be on the podium, finished behind the Jamaican trio of Stephenie McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills and Christine Day, later returned a, positive test for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine after the 400m final in Glasgow.

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Photo: Members of the Sunshine Girls along with coach Minneth Reynolds, Technical Director Jill McIntosh, President of Netball Jamaica Marva Bernabrd and Minister with responsibility for Sports Natalie Neita-Headley pose on the newly laid surface at the Leila Robinson Courts yesterday.

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Photo: Sunshine Girls take a bite into their bronze medals (Sunshine Girls)

The Jamaican Sunshine Girls returned to the podium at the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 2002 with a sparkling performance over the England Roses to grab the netball bronze medal in a tense, nail biting third/fourth playoff game on Sunday as the curtains came down on Glasgow.

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Photo: Current netball standings

The Sunshine Girls put in a balanced performance against hosts Scotland to record their third straight victory at the Commonwealth games on Sunday coming away with a straightforward 68-24 win
Just as they did in their two previous games, the Jamaicans led from start to finish, winning each quarter of a one-sided game. The girls raced out to a 17-8 first quarter lead and went on to double their opponents score in the second quarter 14-7 for a 31-15 half time lead.

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Photo: Alia Atkinson (Jamaica), Leiston Pickett (Australia), Corrie Scott (Scotland) receive their medals after the women’s 50m breaststroke (Getty Images)

Alia Atkinson landed her first ever Commonwealth medal and Jamaica’s first at the Glasgow edition when she finished second behind Australia’s Leiston Pickett in the women’s 50m breaststroke yesterday. Corrie Scott of Scotland finished third in the race.

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Jamaica’s goal-attack Thristina Harwood (centre) goes for the ball ahead of Rommela Hunte (left) and Saphia Williams of St Lucia in their Group A match at SECC courts yesterday. Jamaica won 88-24. (PHOTO: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SUPREME VENTURES, COURTS AND BEST DRESSED CHICKEN)

The Jamaica Netball team, affectionately called the Sunshine Girls began their hunt for a top three finish in the Commonwealth Games with a resounding 88-24 win over minnows St. Lucia on day one of the netball competition.

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Photo: Yohan Blake (Getty Images)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery in Germany to repair a damaged hamstring muscle.

The Jamaican sprinter damaged the muscle while competing at the Diamond League meet in Glasgow, earlier this month.

"Right now he's on crutches, he had to have an operation a couple of days ago," said Blake's coach Glen Mills.