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Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says he is very confident that the Reggae Girlz will make it into the second round of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae Girlz, who will be making their debut at the...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having lit up the Social Development Commission/Wray and Nephew Community T20 competition with his pulsating batting performance, 37-year-old Rio United batsman Leronne Tyrell said he is eyeing a national call-up. Tyrell, who is the leading scorer...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Carole Beckford, chairperson of the Jamaica Reggae Girlz Special Projects team, is urging Jamaicans to come out and support today’s Lapathon event, which is aimed at raising funds for the team on its journey to France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has been reliable informed that Andre Coley and Andrew Richardson are among three ­individuals, who have applied for the head coaching position for Cricket West Indies professional franchise, the Jamaica Scorpions. It is understood...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), said that this year’s renewal of the JAM Twenty20 Bashment competition, will provide a lot of excitement for spectators. The competition, which was last held in 2014, will...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Courtney Francis, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), said the organisation selection committee will be meeting next week to decide on the next head coach for the senior men’s team. The post became vacant after...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Racers Grand Prix Organising Committee Glen Mills says the meet’s reputation for quality, as well as a strong belief in the strength of the organisation and management of the event, was a key factor in its ability to attract strong...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), said the organisation is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Italian giants AS Roma in the coming weeks. Ricketts told The Gleaner in an interview...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:29 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

There seems to be a resolution in sight in the ongoing saga between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Phoenix Academy’s founder, Craig Butler, regarding the availability of his sons, Leon Bailey and Kyle Butler, for national selection. The...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Gardner, president of the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA), said he was very pleased with last weekend’s staging of the Jamaica International Pistol Tournament. The two-day event was held at the JRA course on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint has issued a stern ­warning that strict security measures will be in place ahead of the upcoming Concacaf Club Championships and Concacaf Gold Cup tournaments, which are set for...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake and Maurice Wilson, president and founder of Sprintec track club, welcomed yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Caster...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Head coach Donovan Duckie said it is now up to the owners of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finalists Mount Pleasant Football Academy to decide whether he will be continuing in his role at the club next season. The vastly experienced Duckie...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Striker Bobby Reid of English Premier League side Cardiff City has earned his first call-up to the Reggae Boyz team while midfielder Garath McCleary has also been recalled to the national set-up. Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International range master George Jones said the equipment that was used at Jamaica International Pistol Tournament, a two-day event that ended on Saturday, is outdated and needs urgent attention. Jones, an American, has been a range master since...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having last won the title in 2006, Marcel Gayle, head coach of Waterhouse, said that his club is desperate to win this year’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title for the community. Waterhouse will face defending champions Portmore United in...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell said his omission from the West Indies 15-man One-Day International (ODI) squad to this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales is a major wake-up call for his career. The 25-year-old Powell, who made...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Arnett Gardens Football Club, Mark Golding, has dismissed reports that head coach Jerome Waite has been fired from the club. Golding told The Gleaner yesterday that Waite, who led the club to four of their five Premier League titles,...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team head coach Marvette Anderson says none of the country’s overseas-based players are guaranteed a spot on Jamaica’s team to this year’s International Netball Federation World Cup tournament, which will be held in...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouses central defender Nicholy Finlayson said he is very determined to lead the club to this year’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title, having failed to do so in two previous finals. The Drewsland-based outfit is set to face defending...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, says plans are afoot to start the National Basketball League (NBL) in June. The NBL, which is the country’s top basketball competition, made a return last year March after a...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is among a number of sports and business officials, who have expressed their sadness following the passing of former president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Pat Rousseau. Rousseau passed away Tuesday...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board, Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, said he is encouraged by signs that suggest that former WBA featherweight champion Nicholas ‘Axeman’ Walters could make his return to the ring sometime this year. The 33-year-old...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says that his organisation is very concerned about the possible low temperatures, which Jamaican athletes could experience when they compete at this year’s IAAF...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB) Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones believes that the future of the sport is very bright despite the cancellation of the popular made-for-TV Contenders Series. Main sponsors Wray and Nephew announced late last year...

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