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  • Joel Grant, Wes Morgan and Lloyd Doyley, from left, of Jamaika stop Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland, during the international friendly soccer match between Switzerland and Jamaica at the swissporarena in Lucerne, Switzerland, Friday, May 30, 2014. Switzerland are preparing for the upcoming FIFA soccer World Cup in Brazil starting on 12 June. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sigi Tischler)

    Drmic strikes again, Switzerland beats Jamaica 1-0

    Josip Drmic's emergence as Switzerland's best source of World Cup goals continued Friday, striking late in a 1-0 warmup win over Jamaica.


  • Protest over Jamaica university firing AIDS doctor

    Religious activists, students and colleagues gathered outside Jamaica's biggest university Monday to protest the firing of an HIV expert who testified on behalf of church groups defending an anti-sodomy law.


  • Lobbyists call for Jamaica to decriminalize pot

    Lobbyists urged Jamaica's government Sunday to move within 120 days to decriminalize pot and establish a local medical marijuana industry.


  • Athletes from right, Justin Gatlin of the United States, Michael Rodgers of the United States and Nesta Carter of Jamaica cross the finishing line during their 100m of the Diamond League Track and Field competition in Shanghai, China Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Gatlin wins 100 at Shanghai Diamond League meet

    Justin Gatlin cruised to victory in the 100 meters at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Sunday, while Chinese hurdler Xie Wenjun got the loudest cheer of the night by upsetting world champion David Oliver in the 110-meter hurdles.


  • In this photo taken on Monday, April 28, 2014, April Blake, center, tries to stop the ball from going out of bounds during a netball game against  Myerscough College of England, in Lauderhill, Fla. U.S. netball enthusiasts hope to boost the game's profile here beyond clubs founded by Caribbean, British and Australian expatriates longing for a bit of home. (AP Photo)

    Netball tries to gain on basketball's turf in US

    Sneakers squeak on the court. There are quick passes, blocks and steals, and making a goal almost always requires hitting nothing but net.


  • In this, April 4, 2014, photo, homeless youths hang out at the entrance of a sewer pipe along a trash-strewn canal where they live beneath a busy road in Kingston, Jamaica. They are part of a small group of young, gay and transgender Jamaicans who mostly sell sex to make money. In much of the world, giving out condoms and guidance to gay, bisexual and transgender sex workers is routine. But reaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean, where homophobia and laws criminalizing gay sex have long driven people underground. (AP Photo/David McFadden) - JAMAICA OUT

    New effort to halt spread of HIV in the Caribbean

    A handful of sex workers sit on discarded cardboard along a filthy sewer channel, sharing food and razors to shave their legs and faces as they prepare for the night's labor on the streets of Jamaica's capital.


  • FILE - In this June 24, 2010, file photo, DEA agents bring Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke From Westchester County Airport to a waiting vehicle in White Plains, New York. Investigators in Jamaica have traced a relatively paltry sum of dirty money to a convicted gang kingpin who profited from government contracts while he oversaw an international crime syndicate, a senior official said Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

    Jamaica traces just $300,000 to gang kingpin

    Investigators in Jamaica have traced a relatively paltry sum of dirty money to a convicted gang kingpin who profited from government contracts while he oversaw an international crime syndicate, a senior official said Tuesday.


  • Team USA wins 4 of 6 races in Penn Relays

    Olympic medalists Walter Dix and Justin Gatlin helped Team USA overcame a controversial opening leg to edge Jamaica by a hundredth of a second in the 400-meter relay in the Penn Relays on Saturday, and the Americans won four of six events in the "U.S.A. vs. The World" races.


  • Jamaica agency admits sprinter's test was flawed

    Jamaica's anti-doping agency on Wednesday acknowledged that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test last year were "inconsistent" with international standards.


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