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Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 4:56 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Assistant Sports Editor LIMA, Peru: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the new Pan American Games women’s 200m record holder. She shattered the previous record of 22.45 seconds, held by American Evelyn Ashford for 40 years, with her...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 11:48 PMRachid Parchment

Alia Atkinson capped off a year of aquatic supremacy, by claiming her second consecutive RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sports Woman of the Year award, and her third overall, at Friday night's ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus, which marked 2018's sporting excellence.

Discus thrower Fedrick Dacres outdistanced his rivals to take his first ever Sportsman of the Year award. 

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMRachid Parchment

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne says now that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has amended its bylaws for 2019 to allow for open hearings, Jamaica missed out on being considered pioneers in such a practice. Crowne is referring to the Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) track and field coach Floyd Quarrie says they are embarking on what he sees as a long-term plan to improve its programme, with a larger number of young athletes taking up the sport this season.Immaculate, who...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

The Jamaica Cricket Association's (JCA) chief executive officer Courtney Francis says that the body is becoming more transparent in its categorisation of players on retainer contracts.The JCA has four categories for players on retainer contracts,...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith said it is a great feeling seeing years of hard work pay off with the senior men's national team after it qualified for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.The JRLA had...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 6:00 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's Reggae Warriors have defeated the USA Hawks 16-10 to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup.Led by tries from Joel Farrell and Jacob Ogden, the Romeo Monteith coached Reggae Warriors led the Hawks 16-10 at the half. The second half saw...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:21 AMRachid Parchment

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sport, Denzil Thorpe, says that the government is looking into merging a number of sporting agencies whose duties overlap, in order to cut its yearly spending on Sports.The issue was brought up at a meeting...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:26 AMRachid Parchment

Cedella Marley, national senior women's football team ambassador and daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley said that the Reggae Girlz's qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup in France next year will have a positive impact on women...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:20 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) secretary, Garth Gayle, says there is no cause for concern at this time as some local athletes move to join overseas track clubs...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:41 AMRachid Parchment

Sports publicist Tanya Lee says there is not enough appreciation for the importance of marketability among athletes. Lee was speaking with The Gleaner about sporting teams building better partnerships with their sponsors and the...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:20 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's senior women's football team made it four wins in as many games with a 6-1 thrashing of neighbours Cuba in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifiers at the National Stadium last night.The Jamaicans came into the game high on confidence...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 8:13 PMRachid Parchment

Veteran driver David Summerbell Jr will not be competing in today's Total Lubricants Independence of Speed event at the Dover Raceway in St Ann. Summerbell was set to contest the Thundersport Class 2 division in his Radical SR8 race car today,...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

It has now been 20 years since Jamaica's historic appearance at the FIFA World Cup in France. Some of the members of that team recall some of the memories of that campaign for The Sunday Gleaner's Rachid Parchment.Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore is one of...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

It has now been 20 years since Jamaica's historic appearance at the FIFA World Cup in France. Some of the members of that team recall some of the memories of that campaign for The Sunday Gleaner's Rachid Parchment.Aaron 'Wild Boy' Lawrence was the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

It is now 20 years since Jamaica's historic appearance at the FIFA World Cup in France. Some of the members of that team recall some of the memories of that campaign for The Sunday Gleaner's Rachid Parchment.Former goalkeeper and captain Warren '...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:19 AMRachid Parchment

Donovan 'Police' Campbell is set to come out of retirement to face Dave 'Fast and Furious' Leblond in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series this evening. The 2013 champion of the competition makes his return to the ring after Leblond...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 6:19 PMRachid Parchment

Team Canada's Dave 'Fast and Furious' Leblond and his technical team have said that there will be no boxing match between him and Jamaican Michael 'Wasp' Gardener in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series tomorrow night. This...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Team Canada promoter Tyler Buxton says his boxers have told him that if their opponents fail to make weight for their quarter-final bouts in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series, they will not agree to compete.The competition is being contested at...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 2:14 PMRachid Parchment

Former national senior women's netball team coach Sasher-Gaye Henry has denied that she resigned from the role because of her salary. Henry released a statement today saying that there were two other reasons than what had been reported by...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Two local coaches have spoken about what it is like to coach female sports as it relates to their athletes becoming pregnant.Charles Edwards is a football coach who has spent 13 years on the sidelines as head coach at Constant Spring FC and another...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 6:25 PMRachid Parchment

The Ministry of Sports has announced that Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore has returned to his role as head coach of the national senior men's football team, following a meeting between the government and the Jamaica Football Federation (...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 6:30 PMRachid Parchment

Danny Benjamin, the Antiguan football official charged with drug possession, has been placed under house arrest after having his case mentioned at the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court earlier today. Benjamin and Derrick '...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 6:43 PMRachid Parchment

It is being reported that interim national senior football team head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore has walked away from the role with immediate effect. Whitmore had been the focus of discussion as he has delayed signing a...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 7:04 PMRachid Parchment

Three members of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association delegation to Sunday's international friendly football match against Jamaica have been detained at the Norman Manley International Airport on drug charges. The members, believed to...

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