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Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

It was a carnival-like atmosphere on the grounds at the Charlie Smith High school as students at the institution got the opportunity for a first-hand view of the English FA Cup yesterday.The students along with their teachers gathered in the school'...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Carl Grant, coach of one of Jamaica's most talented professional boxers, Richard 'Frog' Holmes, said his young charge has been forced to cancel a number of fights in the United States after being denied a visa.Grant said Holmes had secured fights in...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former champions Kingston Hummingbirds and St Ann Orchids will clash in Game One of the best-of-three finals in the Berger Elite League competition at the University of Technology Auditorium this evening at 7:30 p.m.The Hummingbirds, who last won...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Outgoing president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Ambassador A.B. 'Stewart' Stephenson is backing general secretary Wayne Shaw to become the next head of the Corporate Area football body.Stephenson, who announced...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Despite weekly wages in the region of $6,000 and very little recognition, local cricket groundsmen are expressing their commitment to the craft, even if there has been a considerable falloff among their ranks in recent years.Local groundskeepers say...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former national player and coach Connie Francis is being heavily tipped to become the next head coach of Jamaica's national senior netball team, the Sunshine Girls.Netball Jamaica (NJ) is set to meet next Thursday, at which point instructions are...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

HITZ 92 Fm will be ramping up its coverage of sports this year as it seeks to satisfy the demands of its audience.Patrick Anderson, group head of the sports of the RJR Communication Group, said that the outlet is increasing its coverage of sports to...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Veteran coach Winston Nevers says he has no interest in becoming the next head coach of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, but is publicly endorsing former local star Connie Francis for the post.The Sunshine Girls ended 2016 without a head coach, after...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Chairman of the Jamaica Football Rugby Union (JFRU), Jerry Benswick, has issued a call for sponsorship of country's male and female teams as they gear up for the next year's HSBC World Series Sevens Tournament in Hong Kong.The tournament which...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Hard-hitting Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle says that while he has not turned his back on the Jamaica Tallawahs in signing with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League, he is following his heart and believes that...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Reggae Boyz defender Wes Morgan, who signed an endorsement deal with rum company Captain Morgan, is one of two Jamaicans shortlisted for awards at the fourth annual CONCACAF Awards, after his performances for English Premier League champions...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:03 AMRobert Bailey

Just eight names were announced yesterday as nominees for the RJR Sports Foundation's National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards set for January 13, 2017.However, chairman of the selection committee Mike Fennell pointed to the committee's...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Netball Jamaica (NJ) will begin its search for a new Sunshine Girls coach early next year, after Minneth Reynolds' contract was not renewed by the Paula Daley-Morris led administration.Wayne Lewis, a director at NJ, said Reynolds' contract expired...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association Dr Mark Broomfield said refurbishing work on the National Stadium basketball courts is scheduled to begin at the end of this month.Broomfield told The Gleaner in an interview that the National Stadium...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Rural area Champions Clarendon College and urban area winners Kingston College (KC) will clash in today's ISSA-All-island Under-16 national final at Manchester High School starting at 3:00 p.m.In the opening match of the double-header, urban urea...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Hot on the heels of their series victory over rivals England Roses in the United Kingdom, Jamaica's Sunshine Girls head coach Minneth Reynolds said that the work is just beginning for the national team.The Sunshine Girls won the three-Test series 2-...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls will be aiming to clinch the three-Test series against England when they take on the hosts in Game Two today in Manchester.Match time is 2:45 p.m. (Jamaica time).The Sunshine Girls lead the series 1-0 following their easy 66...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls recorded a 66-49 victory over hosts England in the opening match of the Vitality International three-Test Series at London's Copper Box Arena yesterday.The English Roses dominated the opening period to take a 16-12 at lead...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former Calabar High School star basketballer Vashil Fernandez has signed a contract to play for the Miami Heat in this season's National Basketball Association (NBA) championship in the United States of America.The Heat announced the signing of...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:24 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Sahjay Stevens of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the first gold medal on today's penultimate day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Championships currently underway at the National Stadium. The stoutly-built Stevens won the...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 5:04 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High School’s Janique Burgher captured first gold medal on day three of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships underway at the National Stadium. Burgher won the Class Three girls high jump event with a...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Minnows Mavis Bank High School have their sights set on dominating the distance races at this year's Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Boys and Girls' Athletic Championships at the National Stadium.Located in the hills of rural St...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Edwin Allen High have dominated Girls' Champs for the past four years, leaving their male counterparts at the co-ed institution to sit and admire their achievements.The dominance has been marked by three of four national titles in the past four...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:29 PMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

The inaugural staging of the Racers Track Club Grand Prix is set for Saturday, June 11 at the National Stadium in Kingston. The announcement was made by president of the Racers club Glen Mills at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel this morning.  Triple...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 8:08 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

President of the MVP Track Club Bruce James says he doesn't believe the recent controversial comments by West Indies opener Chris Gayle to a female television reporter were sexist or amounted to sexual harassment. "Based on the clear,...

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