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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...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Kingston High substitute Delano Thompson missed a glorious opportunity in the85th minute, which would have secured an upset victory for his team over Charlie Smith in their Group B ISSA/Manning Cup encounter at Breezy Castle yesterday. His teammate...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The last few months have been very difficult for the veteran groom Wesley Hewitt following the death of his wife. Despite this, he said he remains committed to the job. Yvonne Hewitt, who had been ailing for some time, passed away on June 27 from...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Sunday Gleaner has been reliably informed that Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts will terminate the contract of national Under-23 head coach Donovan Duckie later this week. This follows the national Under-23 team’s...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven says that his administration is confident that newly appointed head coach of the Jamaica Scorpions Andre Coley is the right man to revive the fortunes of the national team....

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

General Manager of Harbour View FC Clyde Jureidini says that the club is delighted to have appointed Gregory Bartley and Howard Cephas as technical director and head coach of the team for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season....

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: It may not have been what they were aiming for at the start of the championships, but Jamaica’s senior netball team – Sunshine Girls – will be aiming to wrap up their campaign on a high note when they compete in the fifth- and...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: Former president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Marva Bernard believes that the present administration should consider employing a sports psychologist to assist the Sunshine Girls whenever they compete in international tournaments....

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:36 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: Jamaica’s head coach, Marvette Anderson, said that the Sunshine Girls must step up their game today when they face South Africa in their third match of the Vitality Netball World Cup at the M...

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