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Published:Saturday | September 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Richard Longmore, general manager of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), said he is expecting great things from this year's graduating of class of apprentices.Nineteen apprentices graduated from the Jockeys Training School on Thursday, during a...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sunshine Girls goalshooter Thristina Harwood has set her sights on winning her second Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at next month's World Fast5 Netball Championships in Australia.The 24-year-old Harwood, who won the MVP award in 2013, said she...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having recovered from a groin injury, Montego Bay United striker Dino Williams says he has been working hard in training to improve his fitness ahead of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), which begins tomorrow.The 28-year-old Williams, who...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Bender, head coach of Camperdown High, expects a tough encounter when his team travels to Maxfield Park today to face Norman Manley in Group C of their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup.Camperdown, who last won the competition in 1982, will be...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts, says the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) competition forms a very critical part of the development of the sport in the country.Speaking to The Gleaner following yesterday's launch...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National defender Michael Hector says that the national programme is heading in what he considers the right direction, and he is confident that the country can qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.Hector told The Gleaner that the Reggae Boyz...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College's (KC) head coach Ludlow Bernard said the team has dedicated the school's 8-0 victory over Dunoon Technical in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup to student Malek Grannell, who died from sickle-cell disease on Sunday.KC, who were semi-...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following the acquisition of the number of players in the off season, Tivoli Gardens FC's coach, Omar Edwards, says that they have positioned themselves to make a very serious push for the Red Stripe Premier League title this season.The west...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball player Kadie-Ann Dehaney said she was shocked after being named Rookie of the Year for the Melbourne Vixens in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball competition.Dehaney, who turns 22-year-old today, said that winning the award...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Shaw, president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), says that there were massive improvements in the play during this year's Under-13 and Under-15 competitions.Shaw said that he was very impressed by the technical...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Discarded national striker Newton Sterling says the need for more playing time is what prompted his move from Arnett Gardens to rivals Tivoli Gardens ahead of this season's Red Stripe Premier League competition.The 33-year-old Sterling, who spent...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) Paulton Gordon says that there are plans to start the National Basketball League (NBL) early next year.The NBL, which is the country's top basketball competition, made a return earlier this...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College (KC) head coach Ludlow Bernard has expressed satisfaction after his side scored late to earn a 1-1 draw against rivals St George's College (StGC) and a share of the Roper Cup trophy at Winchester Park yesterday.Chantomoi Taylor gave...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:05 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

First vice-president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, said the organisation is currently seeking $30 million to stage this year's Champions Cup knockout competition.The Champions Cup, which has replaced the...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Head of the Sprintec Track Club, Maurice Wilson, expressed his delight yesterday after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the G.C. Foster College.Wilson told The Gleaner following the MOU signing, which was held at the college's campus...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dr Walton Small, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) said with the increase in sponsorship, they are hoping to make this year's schoolboy football season one of the biggest in history.He was speaking at yesterday's...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United head coach Shavar Thomas says his team is very determined to come away with a positive result when they play away to Honduran side FC Motagua in the quarter-final of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League on Thursday.Thomas, a former...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Rudolph Speid, technical director of Cavalier Sports Club, has revealed that the club will bring in seven new players to strengthen his squad ahead of next month's start of the 2018-19 Red Stripe Premier League season.Speid said that he will not be...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former South Africa and New Zealand goalshooter Irene Van Dyke says Jamaica's Sunshine Girls stand a very good chance of winning the gold medal at the next World Championships in Liverpool, England.Van Dyke told The Gleaner that competition among...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs head coach Mark O'Donnell says it does not matter where the team plays its home matches because if they are going to win this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament, they will have to win games on the road.Tallawahs, who...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs head coach Mark O'Donnell said that they will not be underestimating the winless St Lucia Stars when both meet in the Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 (T20) competition at Sabina Park in Kingston today at 6 p.m. Match time is...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Norman Malcolm, president of the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association, said his association has been working assiduously in an effort to prepare the country's umpires to get on the International Cricket Council (ICC) panel.Malcolm told The Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-eight year-old midfielder Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson says that he plans to use all his experience to assist Tivoli Gardens in their bid to win next season's Red Stripe Premier League title.Johnson told The Gleaner that despite his age, he is...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The thanksgiving service for former second vice-president of the Netball Jamaica (NJ), Cora Ricketts will be held today at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street in Kingston starting at 10:30 a.m.Rickets, who served for sport for more than 40...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jerry Benzwick, chairman of the Jamaica Rugby Football Union, says he is hoping that the country's bronze-medal placing at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia will help to lift the profile of the sport locally.Benzwick told...

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