Jamaica Gleaner Sport

Published: Monday Tuesday | December 23, 2008

JTTA puts back spin on coaches - Ruling body mandates officials to resign immediately
Keith Garvey, president of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA), has mandated all national table tennis coaches to hand in their resignation with immediate effect. This move follows Jamaica's disappointing third-place finish at the just-concluded Caribbean Regional... ...

Magnificent Gayle hits eighth Test century
NAPIER, New Zealand (CMC): Captain Chris Gayle's eighth Test century and first in three-and-a-half years gave West Indies a fighting chance in the decisive second Test yesterday, but the match remained tilted in New Zealand's favour ahead of the final day's play...

Gayle changed natural game
NAPIER, New Zealand (CMC): West Indies captain Chris Gayle admitted adjusting his natural attacking style when Shivnarine Chanderpaul was dismissed cheaply, while batting on the fourth day of the second Test yesterday. Gayle stroked a magnificent 146...

Malcolm delighted at U-20 call-up
St George's College striker, Kemal Malcolm, said he was not surprised at his call-up to the Junior Reggae Boyz squad for their upcoming Caribbean Football Union (CFU) final stage play-off, which will be held in St Vincent and the Grenadines in two weeks' time...

Harbour View's Blackburn issues warning to visiting teams ...'Prepare to play for 90 minutes'
With the game clock winding down, the small frame of Harbour View's Marcelino Blackburn rose above Meadhaven United's defenders and headed home past his opposing goalie, Andrew Gibson, after receiving an exquisite cross from Lovel Palmer on the right flank in the Digicel Premier League...

Tough Georges hold Tivoli
TIVOLI GARDENS' assistant coach, Max Straw, says the 5-0 defeat that St Georges suffered at the hands of Harbour View on Wednesday made the Portland side a tougher opponent in Sunday's Digicel Premier League game at the Edward Seaga Stadium...

Davis' beauty saves Arnett
Player-coach Fabian Davis netted a screamer from 30 yards out with 20 minutes remaining, to rescue a share of the spoils for Arnett Gardens, in their 1-1 away draw against Waterhouse in the Digicel Premier League game on Sunday...

Bolt in line for more honours
Triple Olympic Games gold medallist and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male Athlete of the Year, Usain Bolt, has been shortlisted for the World Sports Man of the Year award. Bolt, winner of the 100m (9.69), 200m (19.30) and a member...

England's bowlers keep India's batsmen in check
MOHALI, India (AP): England's bowlers curbed India's brisk-scoring ambitions yesterday on the penultimate day of the second and final cricket Test, although the home side still amassed a 285-run lead with six wickets remaining.With a 151-run first...