Jamaica Gleaner Sport

Published: Monday Friday | August 28, 2009

Long jump, look out! - Superstar Bolt wants to give it a try
ZURICH (AP): It may be time to extend those sandpits because Usain Bolt is considering the long jump. The Jamaican sprint star said yesterday he would like to try the long jump some day. If Bolt comes close to the standards he has set in the sprints, the world record... Read More...

Bolt's agent big winner in Berlin
It seems like everything and everyone rises to the top once they are associated with Usain Bolt, and the sprinter's agent Ricky Simms is not immune.Simms, who is also a director at Pace Sports Management in the United Kingston, represents athletes... Read More...

Pakistan, ICC resolve Cup dispute
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC): Cricket's world governing body, the ICC, has reached an agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over a dispute that threatened to mar the staging of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.The PCB were upset after the ICC... Read More...

La Liga leads, says Rio
MANCHESTER, England (AP): With Spain increasingly the destination of choice for the world's top players, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand concedes that La Liga can claim to host football's best league. The stage for the Premier League to reassert... Read More...

Burrell hails sponsors of schoolboy football
President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell, has lauded the sponsors of this year's Manning and daCosta Cup competitions. Burrell, who was speaking at yesterday's launch of both competitions at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew... Read More...

Santos midfielder awaits national call
Standing in the centre of the majority of Santos' attacks is influential midfielder, the lanky five feet 10 inches tall Latoya Davis. Her ball possession, work rate and skills have made her a threat to most opposing defence... Read More...

IOC awards Brazilian broadcast rights for US$210m
LONDON (AP): The IOC awarded the broadcast rights in Brazil for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics to three media companies in a deal worth US$210 million, a major increase over previous contracts and a boost for Rio de Janeiro's bid for the 2016 Games.... Read More...

Suazo back for Honduras
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP): Forward David Suazo, who has been sidelined from Honduras with a knee injury, is back in the national squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico. Suazo, who plays for Inter Milan, was injured... Read More...

Trial Lawyer for Rhoden Memorial
With only eight races on Wednesday, the Pick-9 returns from a one-day break in all its glory on tomorrow's well-supported Seek/Champion Back to School-sponsored 10-race programme at Caymanas Park. The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the Super-6 from race five to 10... Read More...

Julian Hyde takes 'jumping' challenge
Julian Hyde won the FEI world showjumping challenge aboard Alexis Pegasus at the Kingston Polo Club, Caymanas Estates, last weekend.Hyde, the 22-year-old son of the former national footballer Lenworth Hyde, nosed out top-ranked Justin Vaz aboard his... Read More...