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Stories by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Amid doubts about her future in the sport, several top local and international track and field figures have offered their congratulations to Jamaican sprinting great Veronica Campbell-Brown and her husband, Omar, following the announcement of her...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says the federation is still interested in securing the services of former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison for the Reggae Boyz.Morrison, who played for...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Several prominent members of the local sporting community died this year. The Gleaner remembers their contributions to Jamaica and the wider sporting world.PATRICK ANDERSON, former president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Olympic silver medallist, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn remembers fellow Olympian Dionne Rose-Henley as a good 'trash talker' who would often lighten the atmosphere around her more 'serious' teammates.Rose-Henley, 49, who represented Jamaica in the 100m...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is expected to resume tomorrow after a protest by referees forced the postponement of five midweek games.RSPL referees stayed away from all but one of the games scheduled for match day 16 on the league's calendar...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The end of the stand-off between local football referees and the administrators of the Red Stripe Premier League is not close and this could threaten this weekend's round of matches.Both groups have aired contrasting claims about the payment to...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Executive director of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) Vitus Evans says that the organisation is actively looking for a sponsor to take over the high-profile Diamond Mile race day product.The event, which was created five years...

Published:Monday | December 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

With the passing of legendary Clarendon College (CC) coach Winston Chung-Fah serving as a motivator, current head coach Lenworth 'Teacher' Hyde was able to guide the daCosta Cup champions to their fourth Olivier Shield title with a 1-0 win over...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Last weekend, Ludlow Bernard and Lenny Hyde added two coveted titles to their coaching rÈsumÈs, when they led Kingston College (KC) and Clarendon College respectively, to the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup and ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup titles.However, only...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Having led his alma mater Kingston College (KC) to the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup title, ending a 32-year wait in the process, head coach Ludlow Bernard has cast doubts on his future in the position.Though the thought of trying to engineer the next...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

RJRGLEANER Sportsman of the Year nominee, Fedrick Dacres, is thrilled to be among the nominees for the coveted award and said he knew all along that he could become one of the island's finest athletes across all disciplines.This despite the fact...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Principal of Kingston College, Dave Myrie, has put all other high schools in Jamaica on notice that his boys will be coming for more trophies this school year.Myrie made the comments at 2A North Street yesterday morning as students, past students...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron has hailed the social and economic impact of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) across the Caribbean, pointing to a study carried out by sports research company SMG Insight in 2017.The data, Cameron...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says the board of directors of the federation will be meeting in the coming weeks to decide how to deal with the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) following...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The government of Chile has long been using football to curb some of its social ills, and now, it is extending one of its social-intervention programmes, Fundacion Futbol Mas (Foundation Football Plus), to the borders of Jamaica.The programme was...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The third staging of the Jamaica Classic for gymnastics is scheduled for this weekend at the National Indoor Sports Centre, and president of the Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA) Nicole Grant-Brown said over 600 gymnasts are down to...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The athletics track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex has been in deplorable condition and will not host any track meets for the 2019 athletic calendar, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Dr Warren Blake, has confirmed....

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Still reeling from the misfortune of the Jamaica Under-20 team that exited the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship and, by extension, the FIFA Under-20 World Cup qualifiers recently, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron is hoping that the US$253,000 ($31.9 million) the board has dished out to the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) to secure a health insurance plan for retained players from all six regional franchises...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Tyreek Magee, who was outstanding for the National Under-20 team at the just-concluded World Cup qualifiers, along with five other Under-19 players, left the island yesterday for a talent showpiece at the Braga Football Academy in Portugal.The Braga...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

An announcement that the Ministry of Sport will be streamlining public entities in sports such as the Institute of Sports (INSPORT), Independence Park Limited (IPL) and Sports Development Foundation (SDF) has not gone down well with some...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Unified World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, believes Jamaica will again produce some of the world's finest boxers as he labelled the island as a "breeding ground for great athletes".Joshua, whose last fight was a technical knockout victory...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

No one is happier than Major Desmon Brown that the National Stadium is set to undergo a major repair next year.Brown, who is the general manager of Independence Park Limited, which manages the venue, said the facility has been operating below...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has always espoused gender equality.She seems to want to spread that message to children at primary schools as she has ensure that the prize money for the Institute of Sports...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

St Catherine High School and Excelsior High are two evenly matched teams.Even at the semi-final stage of the Walker Cup football competition, the teams have won the same number of games and have only been beaten two times. The two schools have...

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