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Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 PM

Argentina's 1986 World Cup hero Diego Maradona has died. Maradona, who was released from hospital earlier this month after an emergency operation for a blood clot on the brain, suffered a heart attack at home. He was 60 years old. Maradona was...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah celebrates her selection as a finalist for the World Athletics Female World Athlete of the Year award, two of Jamaica’s leading track and field coaches presented differing views on her chances...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says only big performances from his batsmen will shore up a place in his team as the regional side gets ready to take on New Zealand ‘A’ in a four-day warm-up match starting today. Simmons made it clear that all...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Bruno Fernandes scored two early goals then passed up a chance to complete a hat trick from the penalty spot as Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 to stay in control of their Champions League group yesterday....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) General Secretary Dwayne Dillon says the ongoing reorganisation of local football administration will impact the future relationship between the parish associations and the new body responsible...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:14 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish centre Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration yesterday by announcing the addition of the 35-year-old Gasol, who spent the last 1-...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reno Football Club recently held their annual general meeting (AGM) and took the first step towards remodelling the club to meet the requirements of a modern football institution, and keynote speaker at the AGM, Moses Chybar, said he is excited by...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:08 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): A Tour of Bangladesh in January will usher in the new year for West Indies, but Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt said the safety of the players will be of utmost importance before it can take place. The tour,...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TOKYO (AP): Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan’s recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TAMPA, Florida (AP): The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently the sixth seed in the NFC and remain a good bet to make the playoffs as a wild card. They’ve struggled to play their best football against the NFL’s top teams, though. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

MONACO (AP): The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year. Organisers said yesterday the series is scheduled to start on May 23 in Rabat,...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Let me declare that I serve with Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) presidential candidate Garth Gayle on the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). He is a valued and respected colleague. Let me also declare that Donald Quarrie (DQ...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:26 AM

MONACO (AP) — The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year. Organisers said Tuesday the series is scheduled to start on May...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 7:08 AM

Jamaica's Olympic double sprint champion, Elaine Thompson Herah, was named among five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2020 award. The World Athlete of the Year award will be staged virtually on December 5, 2020. Thompson Herah...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in the history of Rally Jamaica, there will be no event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rally Jamaica organiser Larry Henriques confirmed the news with The Gleaner yesterday that the 2020 edition had to be cancelled after the...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International Netball Federation (INF) President Liz Nicholl says the Test series between Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls and hosts England will form the catalyst for the safe return of international netball in 2021. The INF has been forced to postpone...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP): Theo Walcott scored his first goal for Southampton in almost 15 years to help the team draw at Wolverhampton 1-1 in the English Premier League (EPL) yesterday. The on-loan Everton forward netted for the visitors for the...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica College (JC) basketball coach Duane Cunningham says that he is happy about the part that he played in guiding national basketballer Nick Richards to the NBA. Richards, a 22-year-old JC and University of Kentucky past student, was drafted...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:12 AM

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (CMC): West Indies left-handed batsman Darren Bravo said he still had confidence in the West Indies Test bowling attack, though they struggled to get wickets during the side’s opening match on the tour of New Zealand against...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:13 AM

General Secretary Dwayne Dillon says the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), in collaboration with an international partner, will host a brand-new youth competition for its clubs next year. Dillon says the tournament, which will be...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman Rudolph Speid says that one of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Technical Committee’s main priorities is to upgrade local coaching qualification standards to be on par with the best in the region. Speaking at a virtual Gleaner Editors...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Justin Burrowes pulled off a remarkable comeback on the second and final day of the Alliance Buccaneer Memorial Golf tournament to claim victory by five strokes at the Caymanas Golf Club in St Catherine yesterday. Burrowes came into the final day...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMLIVERPOOL, England (AP):

Liverpool set a club record of 64 top-flight home matches unbeaten by overwhelming Leicester in a 3-0 win in the English Premier League yesterday. Diogo Jota had a record of his own, becoming the first player to score in his first four home top-...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:08 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Chief West Indies Women’s selector Ann Browne-John said she welcomed the decision to push back the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup (WWT20) to 2023. Cricket’ sworld governing body, the ICC, said this past week that the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:27 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TITLE-chasing Dane Nelson, booted home three winners yesterday, slashing Anthony Thomas’ lead atop the jockeys’ standings to four, while helping champion trainer Anthony Nunes extend his stakes advantage over Wayne DaCosta. Nelson won aboard two...

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