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Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The 32nd staging of the Bell/Ziadie Memorial Football Matches will be played on Monday at Winchester Park at 2:30 p.m. This year’s four-team tournament will be played in a round-robin format and will see St George’s Invitational, Masters and...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:29 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

“If anybody can, Connie Francis can.” Those are the words of former president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Marva Bernard expressing her delight with the reappointment of Francis as the head coach of the senior national team. Francis was appointed to...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Veteran local coach Connie Francis says she is delighted to be reappointed head coach of the Sunshine Girls and is looking forward to the challenge of moving the team forward from their recent disappointments. The vastly experienced Francis, who...

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior defender Adrian Mariappa says Jamaica will have to be more clinical in front of goal when they tackle Aruba in their return match in Group C of the Concacaf Nations League B in Curacao today at 6 p.m. The Reggae Boyz, who are ranked...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Holy Trinity High School will look to finish what they started in their rescheduled Group A ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game against Bridgeport High School at the Royal Lakes field today. Trinity were leading 1-0 when heavy rain and lightning forced...

Published:Friday | October 11, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says Netball Jamaica (NJ) should employ an experienced professional coach to guide the Sunshine Girls forward as they look to regroup from their poor showing at the Netball World Cup in Liverpool...

Published:Thursday | October 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler says that the team is well behind in its preparations for the upcoming Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January. The series, which will be held from January 19-26, will also...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell says that he is close to returning to full fitness from an abdominal strain and that he is hoping to be selected for the Windies squad for their upcoming tour of India, where they will meet that host nation and...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden head coach Michael Cohen says his team is ready to put a stop to Molynes United’s unbeaten run in the Red Stripe Premier League when both teams clash tomorrow at the Royal Lakes field. Cohen’s men will enter the contest oozing...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Boys’ Town head coach Andrew Price says that the southern St Andrew club is still awaiting a compensation package from Belgian outfit Sporting Charleroi after their acquisition of forward Shamar Nicholson last month. The 22-year-old Reggae...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse’s head coach Marcel Gayle said he is expecting another classy performance from his team, when they face fellow unbeaten side Humble Lion in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) encounter at the Effortville Community Centre tomorrow....

Published:Friday | September 20, 2019 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Holy Trinity High School head coach Devon Anderson has threatened to bench a number of his underperforming senior players for their upcoming matches in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. This is after their 2-2 home draw with St Jago High...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Axed Mount Pleasant Academy head coach Donovan Duckie is preparing to take legal action against the club for $16 million in unpaid salary and incentives, plus damages, following his dismissal a few weeks ago, The Gleaner has been reliably informed...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A pulsating encounter is expected when the RJRGLEANER Communications Group face National Housing Trust (NHT) in the final of the CargoNow Kingston and St Andrew Business House Knockout football competition at Winchester Park today at 3:30 p.m....

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The country’s netball clubs are scheduled to convene a meeting with the executive body of Netball Jamaica (NJ) in the coming weeks as they seek to address one of the clauses in the association which speaks to the eligibility of presidential...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 10:41 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs were restricted to 170 for five off their allotted 20 overs in their Caribbean Premier League match against St Lucia Zouks at Sabina Park earlier this evening.  Glenn Phillips' half-century (58) was the highest scorer....

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Everdeen Scarlett, head coach of KSAFA Under-15 champions Cavalier, has said that their performance in this year’s competition will serve as a measuring stick ahead of their participation in international competition in Mexico in January. Cavalier...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Veteran netball coaches Sylvester Campbell and Patrick Brissett say that Netball Jamaica (NJ) should look to appoint someone local from its pool of coaches to become the next head coach of the senior national team. The Sunshine Girls’ head coaching...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 10:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has been reliably informed that the contracts of Sunshine Girls head coach Marvette Anderson and her assistant Winston Nevers, will not been renewed by Netball Jamaica (NJ). It is understood that both coaches where informed of the...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The UWI - Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence will be buzzing with excitement this afternoon when defending champions Cavalier tackle Santos in the final of KSAFA Under-15 competition starting at 4:00 p.m. In the opening match of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Joylene Griffiths, president of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF), said that there is still no word as to when a new velodrome will be built, following recent promises made by Sport Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange. Grange announced in May...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) outfit Mount Pleasant Academy have released popular midfielder Romario Campbell ahead of the new season, which begins on Sunday. The 29-year-old Campbell signed with Mount Pleasant from Waterhouse last season...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Over 1,100 kids mainly from St Elizabeth and Manchester communities recently took part in the seventh staging of Breds Treasure Beach Foundation/Philadelphia Men’s Basketball League one-week camp, which was held at the Treasure Beach Sports Park in...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake has said that the country’s male and female sprint relay teams are set to get ­valuable practice ahead of the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, when they compete...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Leading race horse trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes said despite the fierce rivalry between himself and champion trainer Wayne DaCosta over the years, they both still have a lot of respect for each other. Nunes, who has finished second to DaCosta in...

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