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Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:52 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United captain Rosario Harriott says the Premier League Clubs Association shouldn’t rush to call off this season of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league was stopped indefinitely in mid-March...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA RUGBY Football Union (JRFU) Chairman Jerry Benzwick says the postponement of a number of international events this year because of the coronavirus pandemic will create a crowded calendar for 2021. But he says that although this backlog will...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

FIFA REFEREE instructor Peter Prendergast says although the launch of the Concacaf Refereeing Centre of Excellence was implemented ahead of schedule, he anticipates that the online programme will continue to aid the region’s officials in their...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Vice-president of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Carvel Stewart, says they are not looking to follow the trend by some nations who have opted to call off their leagues due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Belgium, The Netherlands...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint has commended the move by world governing body FIFA to waive administrative restrictions on member associations. He has also praised FIFA for advancing the US$500,000 (over J$70...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Vere United president Lothian Cousins says it is very difficult trying to keep players motivated during the suspension of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) because of the coronavirus pandemic. He believes it is very much the same for other teams...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

DUNBEHOLDEN FOOTBALL Club manager Paul Christie said the recent lockdown of St Catherine has made a tough situation even more difficult for the club and its staff living in the parish. The Government recently ordered a lockdown of the parish, which...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Martin Lyn, says the association is missing the pool at the National Aquatics Centre as much as the swimmers who use it. Lyn said the pool is one of the association’s major sources of...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

CAVALIER FC technical director Rudolph Speid has lauded the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) recent gesture to waive over $6 million in bill payments. But he said he expects even more relief to follow from the Government and the sport’s world...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After claiming her first major international championships medal, a bronze in the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, in Doha last October, Rushell Clayton says she is yearning for more. She says that she was eagerly awaiting the...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Administrative Athletic Association (JAAA) president Warren Blake has an issue with the World Athletics Championships being rescheduled to 2022. The Championships, set for Eugene, Oregon, USA, had to be moved from August 6-15, 2021, to...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Paul Wright says that it would be sensible for global football officials to wait until the end of July or early August before deciding whether to cancel or complete their respective leagues and competitions. The...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) general secretary Dwayne Dillion says the body still aims to complete its competitions. This decision comes after a meeting between of KSAFA officials on Thursday. But Dillon said everything is...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe Premier League players will, starting this month, face a 50 per cent cut in their salaries. The Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) took the decision to cut salaries for players and staff at a virtual meeting on Monday. The league’...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

There are opposing viewpoints among Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) players concerning a potential pay cut, as clubs meet to discuss the way forward in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought the sporting world to a virtual halt....

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Volleyball Association (JAVA) president Rudolph Speid said the postponement of the CAZOVA Under-23 Championship, which was scheduled to take place in the Dominican Republic from April 5 to 12, will be a major setback for the association....

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) vice-chairman, Carvel Stewart, says the organisation is looking at all possible options to ensure they conclude the 2019-20 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. The RSPL season has been on hold since...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager Denzil Wilks says the disruption to global and local sports because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will create challenges for the body as it plans for the 2021 calendar. Many major...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Boys’ Town footballer Shamar Nicholson, who is currently self-isolated in the Belgian city of Charleroi, says the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on his daily life,has left him frustrated, as he comes to grip with life without football....

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:29 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairperson of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) women’s committee, Elaine Walker-Brown, fully endorses the move by FIFA to get more women involved in the decision-making process of national football bodies. On March 9-10, FIFA Senior...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says that the impact of the coronavirus means that it will be very difficult to salvage the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. However, he believes that the hexagonal (...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

West Indies (WI) batting legend, Brian Lara, said Antiguan bowler Alzarri Joseph, Trinidadian Nicholas Pooran and Barbadian Shai Hope are three young regional talents that excite him. However, he thinks Guyanese batting star Shimron Hetmyer has...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Racing will return to Caymanas Park tomorrow but without spectators.Local racing was suspended last Thursday by the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) following the government’s announcement of two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus on the...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the threat of the coronavirus becoming increasing real locally, Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clubs have implemented a COVID-19 safety protocol and have suspended training and most other activities. Waterhouse manager, Kerry Ann Robinson,...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, head coach of defending Girls’ champions Edwin Allen and Dave Myrie, principal of Kingston College, the Boys’ champions from 2019, both expressed disappointment at the decision to cancel this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’...

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