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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Solomon Sharpe, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), said he is expecting an exciting race when the country’s top two-year-old horses renew their rivalry on Sunday in the 15th staging of the Pick-3 Challenge...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International Netball Federation (INF) President Liz Nicholl says the Test series between Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls and hosts England will form the catalyst for the safe return of international netball in 2021. The INF has been forced to postpone...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB), Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, said anticipation is high ahead of next year’s National Championships. The three-day event is tentatively set for February and will be used to select Jamaica’s team for the...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With just one goal to his name from 11 caps, national striker Javon East says he is anxious to add to his tally when they Reggae Boyz take on hosts Saudi Arabia in their back-to-back friendly international assignments this weekend. The matches...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former champion Jockey Shane Ellis is expected to be out of the saddle for six weeks with a fractured collarbone, after falling from his mount during exercise last Saturday. Ellis told The Gleaner that the incident took place while he was galloping...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

One-time Manchester United promise Ravel Morrison is one of four new call-ups to a national senior team that features five local-based players, with Jamaica set for a double date with Saudi Arabia on November 14 and 17. As the Reggae Boyz get ready...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens defender Jabeur Johnson has been charged after the shooting death of St Thomas-based businessman Dexter Rhoden in Leith Hall earlier this month. Head of the Constabulary Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Errol Thomas, the groom of WOW WOW, said his horse will be difficult to beat in Saturday’s 100th running of the Jamaica Derby, once his jockey Robert Halledeen rides a perfect race. The Jamaica Derby, which is the premier event on the racing...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After the postponement of competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, organisers of the Social Development Commission (SDC) Community Twenty20 Cricket competition said it would be back to its usual start next year. Executive Director...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:31 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says that the members of the Reggae Boyz contingent to next month’s two friendly internationals against Saudi Arabia will be subjected to COVID-19 tests before their departure...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:30 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) is now sweating over the possibility that goal shooter Romelda Aiken may not be available for their upcoming three-Test series against England, if they fail to secure the necessary funds to pay for a required quarantine when...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:28 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), Howard Hamilton, said that despite the low number of the entries for next month’s Yearling Sale, there will still be a lot of top-quality horses in the exercise. The much-...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 2:36 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports medicine experts Dr Akshai Mansingh and Dr Paul Wright say that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will only be granted permission from the Ministry of Health and Wellness for the start of this season’s National Premier League if the...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) recent announcement that the Professional Cricket League Regional Four-Day Competition could start in February because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamaica Scorpions squad is now back training, preparing for that...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to increase the numbers and increase the quality of umpires in the Americas region, president of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), Marva Bernard, said her administration is currently embarking on a virtual umpire...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls have been dealt a major blow, with reports that star goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler will not be available for the upcoming three-Test series against England in December. Efforts yesterday to secure confirmation from Netball...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s senior women’s netball team will return to training at the Leila Robinson Courts today as they continue their preparations for their Three-Test series against England in December. Head coach Connie Francis told The Gleaner that the...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Independence Park General Manager Major Desmon Brown is warning sporting associations that their athletes will be evicted from the complex if they do not follow COVID-19 protocols approved by Ministry of Health and Wellness for use of the...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Chairman Clovis Metcalfe said that he is concerned about the recent falls of a number of apprentice jockeys at Caymanas Park. Apprentice jockeys Youville Pinnock and Tevin Foster suffered injuries after falling from...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) officials are today anxiously anticipating the results of COVID-19 tests, which were carried out by members of the national senior netball team earlier this week. NJ President Tricia Robinson told The Gleaner that a total of...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 9:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the senior national netballers set to return to full contact training in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic today, Dr Paul Wright is concerned that this is a dangerous move by Netball Jamaica (NJ). Tricia Robinson, president of NJ, told The...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman Alexander Williams says the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) will be resuming wide-scale testing of athletes despite the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. Williams told The Gleaner that JADCO has been closely monitoring...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jermaine Johnson, a former teammate of embattled Phoenix Rising striker Junior Flemmings, says he is surprised by the allegation that he used a Jamaican homophobic slur against an openly gay player during a match in the United Soccer League (USL)...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Alexander Williams could hardly contain his delight after the Minister of Sports, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, handed over a new mobile-testing bus to his organisation yesterday. The total cost of...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson says that her organisation is feeling a lot more confident that the Sunshine Girls will be allowed to return to the training courts soon, with the expectation of protocol approvals this week. The...

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