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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...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) General Secretary Dwayne Dillion says the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) proposed start of November 14 for the National Premier League is very ‘unrealistic’ and impossible. The 12-team league...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Groom Frank Spencer is confident MAHOGANY can outdo race favourite WOW WOW to win this year’s Jamaica St Leger at Caymanas Park on Saturday. The St Leger, which is the second leg of the Triple Crown, will be contested over 10 furlongs. The 12-horse...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having recently signed with German Euro League club Alba Berlin, Jamaican basketballer Shevon Thompson said the move is one step closer to securing a roster spot on a team in the NBA in the United States. Thompson, who stands at 7 feet tall, is...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica Tricia Robinson is making an urgent appeal to the Government of Jamaica to approve their protocols, which would allow for the national senior netball team to return to the training courts. The Sunshine Girls are...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having broken the record for the most goals in a match, national senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler has now set her sights on leading the West Coast Fever to this year’s Suncorp Netball Super League title in Australia. Fowler, who is rated as...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Chairman Clovis Metcalfe said the trainer who recently tested positive for COVID-19 has now recovered from the virus and is set to resume his trade shortly. There were concerns within the horse racing fraternity last...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning champion trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes says that despite the sudden retirement of his outstanding filly ABOVE AND BEYOND, he remains confident that he will retain this year’s trainer’s title. ABOVE AND BEYOND, the top three-year-old filly...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having returned to the saddle last weekend from a three-week injury lay-off, promising apprentice jockey Youville Pinnock says he is ready to once again prove himself as one of the top riders at Caymanas Park. The 23-year-old Pinnock, who has won...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

John Azar, president of Tennis Jamaica, says his organisation will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in the country as they look ahead at local tournaments scheduled for the rest of the year. Tennis Jamaica recently staged a successful All...

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