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Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:36 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

General manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says his organisation is projected to lose more than $100 million due to the closure of sporting facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Jamaica now has 55 confirmed COVID...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:42 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With local horse racing now on an indefinite shutdown due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Solomon Sharpe says the racing calendar will have to be revised. Last Sunday should...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Retired Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell is today thankful after suffering another heart scare, just over a year after passing out while competing in New York. Campbell began to pass out while driving in Miami on Tuesday, before his heart...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Striker Marlee Fray netted a brilliant second-half hat-trick to lead Jamaica’s Under-20 Reggae Girlz to a come-from-behind 4-4 draw against Guatemala in their opening match in Group C of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in the Dominican Republic...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:43 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Solomon Sharpe, says his organisation has been working assiduously to install a new tote board at Caymanas Park. The tote board, which provides punters at the track with the...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Reigning World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce turned in a blistering performance to win the women’s 60m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. The 33-year-old Fraser-Pryce clocked a season’s best 7.16 seconds...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says former Manchester United youth player Ravel Morrison has accepted an invitation to play in the Reggae Boyz’s friendly international against Catalonia in Spain on March 30...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:43 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Calabar High’s track star Kimar Farquharson has declared that 2020 is shaping up to be his best ever year at high school. Farquharson hit top form yesterday to win the Camperdown Classics Class One 800 metres in a meet record time of 1:49.46. His...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:13 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls will be aiming for a fresh start today when they battle South Africa in their opening match of the four-nation Vitality Netball Nations Cup in England. The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Jamaica time. The...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 1:03 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Having emerged as one of the country’s top 400m runners over the past three years, Sprintec head coach Maurice Wilson said quarter-miler Demish Gaye is targeting a big personal best (PB) this year. The 26-year-old Gaye has made it to two...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:50 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB) Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones says he is expecting former WBA World Featherweight champion Nicholas ‘Axeman’ Walters to make a return to the ring in 2020, after a three-year absence. Jones noted that the hard-...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:54 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach of the MVP Track and Field Club, Paul Francis, said expectations are high for former national 400m hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer-Carter ahead of the 2020 athletics season. The 32-year-old Spencer-Carter, the 2014 Commonwealth Games...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 7:03 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s British-born gymnastics sensation Danusia Francis says she is very excited about the newly constructed National Gymnastics Association gym, adding that it will play a significant role in the development of the country’s aspiring gymnasts...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:48 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There were wild celebrations inside the National Stadium last evening as Kingston College (KC) defeated Clarendon College 1-0 to capture the ISSA Champions Cup Knockout title, in what might have been head coach Ludlow Bernard’s last match in charge...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

United Racehorse Trainers Association of Jamaica president Ryan Darby has responded to wage concerns by grooms at Caymanas Park, noting that an adjustment was not possible without a purse increase. Darby noted that owners themselves have not...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:48 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Striker Rodrick Granville flourished as he netted a double to lead Clarendon College into this year’s final of the ISSA/Champions Cup Knockout competition, after their comfortable 3-0 over victory over rivals and dethroned champions Cornwall...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:46 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Low wages and deplorable working conditions are some of the major issues affecting the over 200 licensed grooms at Jamaica’s horse racing headquarters, Caymanas Park. “Some of the grooms down here are living badly; it is a shame!” said an...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:48 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

DaCosta Cup champions Clarendon College (CC) turned in a workman-like performance as they defeated St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) 2-1 to book their spot in the semi-finals of the ISSA Champions Cup Knockout competition at the Stadium East...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:46 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Holy Trinity striker Phillon Lawrence turned in a three-star performance as he netted a hat-trick to lead former champions Jamaica College (JC) to an easy 7-0 victory over McGrath High in the ISSA Champions Cup Knockout competition at the...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:47 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) barely broke a sweat as they outclassed Vauxhall High 3-0 at Winchester Park yesterday to secure their spot in the quarterfinals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. The Ludlow Bernard-coached KC...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Only one member of Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls team that participated at this year’s Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool, England, has been selected to the country’s training squad for their upcoming Quad Series, which also takes place in England in...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an effort to make this year’s staging of the National Basketball League (NBL) a lot more competitive, Paulton Gordon, president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), said that the competition would be reduced from 26 teams to 12. Gordon...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 6:02 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore said he was disappointed with the Reggae Boyz’s performance despite their 2-0 win over Aruba in their Concacaf Nations League match at the National Stadium yesterday. Devon Williams in the 14th and...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) recorded their sixth straight victory in this year’s ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Excelsior yesterday. Rajiv Gavin netted the all-important goal for the Ludlow...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former champions Camperdown High took a giant step towards securing a spot in the second round of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Edith Dalton James High at the Alpha Boys field yesterday. Eladeo Mowatt...

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