Jamaica Gleaner Sport

Published: Monday Saturday | January 24, 2009

Veronica Campbell-Brown: keeping pace with time
WINTER GARDENS, Florida:It is a cool mid-January afternoon when Veronica Campbell-Brown, husband Omar at her side, slips into a book store here.

16-strong delegation off to Daytona Beach
Jamaica's senior national swimmers, including Kendese Nangle, Alexia Royal-Eatmon and Dominic Walter, head a 16-member delegation that left the island yesterday to participate in the 2009 Daytona Beach Invitational Swim scheduled for January 24-25.

Jamaica to kick off against US
NEW YORK CITY, New York (CMC):Jamaica's young Reggae Boyz face a tough opening game in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Finals in Trinidad and Tobago in March when they tackle traditionally strong United States.

Track frenzy! Athletes vie for honours at four meets
Four track and field meets are on today, headlined by the Central Hurdles and Relays, along with the Herb McKenley Classic, North Central Development and the Big Shot Invitational meetings.At G.C.

Opener Richards is only new face in West Indies squad
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP):Dale Richards, the 32-year-old Barbados opening batsman, was the only newcomer in a 14-man West Indies squad named yesterday for the opening Test against England next month in Jamaica.

Pollard blasts half-century
POINTE-A-PIERRE, Trinidad (CMC):Middle-order batsman Keiron Pollard blasted a fiery half century to lead Trinidad and Tobago's batting on a rain-affected opening day of their third-round WICB Regional Four-day match against Windward Islands...

Bella, Bullet Line set for Eight Thirty deal
The three-year-old fillies take the spotlight at Caymanas Park today when they contest the Eight Thirty Sprint for maidens over the straight-five course, to be run in two sections.

Massive increase for SDC Twenty 20
The popular Social Development Commission (SDC) Community Twenty20 cricket competition will see in an increase in purse money come next year, says Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange.

IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD: Hemmings-McCatty to be honoured
The organisers of the Central Hurdles and Relays have announced that Deon Hemmings-McCatty will be its first honouree.This will be done during today's opening ceremony of the Central Hurdles and Relays...

Relaxed JDF await Bull Bay
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) will look to keep their slim lead atop the KSAFA/Claro Super League, when they host fourth place Bull Bay at Up Park Camp at 3 p.m.

PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Bernard Jr saves the day
HAVING SCORED a solid 75 to help Jamaica gain first innings points over Trinidad and Tobago in their second round regional four-day cricket match on Monday, David Bernard Jr is the...

Alpart power past Pembroke Hall
Alpart defeated hosts Pembroke Hall II 4-1 in the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA)/ Northwest Development Division Three Club League match at the Pembroke Hall Community Centre on Thursday.

Mesmerising Miller spins Jamaica back on track
CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC):West Indies left-arm spinner, Nikita Miller, helped holders and current leaders Jamaica get back into their WICB regional four-day match against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC), ...

More benefits for Major, Super leaguers
Teams taking part in this season's Claro/KSAFA Major League and Syd Bartlett competitions are expected to receive added benefits right across the board, when the competition kicks off this weekend.Each team taking part in this...

Hopes high for U-20s
WHEN JAMAICA'S Under-20 Reggae Boyz started the journey for what it is hoped will be another appearance at a youth World Cup, they had plenty of national company.

Ivanovic ousted
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Ana Ivanovic's hopes of a return trip to the Australian Open final fell apart in a barrage of mistakes yesterday as Russia's Alisa Kleybanova ousted her 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in the third round.

Financial woes facing young Boyz
THE FUTURE of Jamaica's Young Reggae Boyz appearance at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt this year could be in the hands of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).

Meadhaven looking to soar with KO success
Meadhaven United's coach Alrick Clarke hopes a rare opportunity to smile for the struggling team will translate into more premier league joy in their battle to stay afloat this season, following a...

Blades poised to cut down Speg
The remaining quarter-finalist in the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA)/Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Open League competition will be decided today when Speg 'B' oppose Blades United 'A' at the Leila Robinson Courts...

'Jackie' Walters still making his mark
WHEN THE junior Reggae Boyz returned from St Vincent and the Grenadines last week, there was a notable figure in the touring party, Patrick 'Jackie' Walters.

Kelly believes new squad has a good chance
IN THE aftermath of the Reggae Boyz qualification for the 1998 World Cup in France, a young Keith Kelly had his eyes set on representing Jamaica at the Youth World Cup in Argentina.The midfielder, known for his dynamic dribbling and defence-splitting...