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Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:43 AMLivingston Scott

  Laura Butler, a member of the management team at Phoenix Academy, the club founded by her brother Craig Butler, has come out in defence of the football agent following yesterday's strong rebuke by Jamaica Football Federation president...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright/Gleaner Writer

At the start of the season, Arnett Gardens' striker Fabian Reid had his eyes set on three goals for himself and his team. Retaining their title, finishing the league unbeaten and ending the season as the league's top marksman scoring at least 20...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Willian isn't used to receiving much acclaim. Even a place in Chelsea's starting line-up isn't certain.And if any Chelsea player was going to outshine Lionel Messi against Barcelona, surely it was going to be Eden Hazard.Perhaps that's...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP):Up in the starting area on a frigid night in the mountains, only three women's bobsled pilots remained. One was the two-time defending Olympic gold medallist. Another was the reigning world champion. And the third was...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Ever since Anthony Carpenter, Christopher Taylor, Shemar Chambers and Malik James-King of Calabar High School clocked three minutes 05.04 seconds at the Corporate Area Championships on Friday, track and field fans have been buzzing with admiration...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ever since she was seven, Winsome Harris of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) has had reigning Common-wealth 400 metres hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer as her favourite athlete. Thanks to a stroke of luck, Harris has the good fortune to...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP):More than 150 people didn't learn they had bought counterfeit Super Bowl tickets until they arrived at US Bank Stadium on game day, according to Minneapolis police....

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There are reports that Jamaica-born football star Leon Bailey is being chased by the England management. The following are some of the requirements to become a British national:1. Naturalisation - He must live in the United Kingdom (UK) for at least...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NORTH SOUND, Antigua:"I won't be playing forever, you know," were the words of Windies batting icon Shivnarine Chanderpaul when asked by The Gleaner about his plans for the near future.The 43-year-old left-handed batsman, currently on duty as...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SEVILLE, Spain (AP):The Sevilla crowd was ready to erupt when forward Luis Muriel appeared free from markers inside the area, with the ball in perfect position for his header just a few metres from the goal.From that spot, there was surely nothing...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

NORTH SOUND, Antigua:It is not often in professional sport that you see teams featuring a father-son duo. However, that relationship now exists in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Cup tournament this year with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and son...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Christian Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, is a proud man today after Jamaica's history-making women's two-man bobsled team completed four runs on the ice at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Favourites Edwin Allen High and St Jago High retained the girls' and boys' titles, respectively, at the two-day Digicel Central Athletics Championships, which ended at the G.C. Foster College yesterday.The Michael Dyke-coached Edwin Allen fought off...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 11:35 PMRachid Parchment

St John’s, Antigua: Defending champions Barbados Pride secured a 13-run win over Kent CCC in their semi-final clash in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Cup at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Wednesday night. The Pride, who chose to...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster

When will the saga end as to whose national kit the increasingly popular, 20-year-old Jamaican football talent Leon Bailey will eventually wear? While the stand-off between this season's Bundesliga sensation and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russian authorities in two cities say they have issued hundreds of fines after finding many hotels were illegally hiking prices for the World Cup.The Rospotrebnadzor consumer regulator...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

NORTH SOUND, Antigua: The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in North Sound, Antigua, much like the Trelawny Stadium in Jamaica was built ahead of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, but since then, both venues have had contrasting fates.The similarities...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright/Gleaner Writer

After a goalscoring performance which helped his team to recover from being two down to UWI FC, Arnett Gardens midfielder Jason Moore said he was happy to have contributed to his team's fight back in the Red Stripe Premier League match on Monday...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/ Gleaner Writer

Heineken Premium Beer yesterday combined with SportsMax, In Control Gaming and Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) to launch the 2018 UEFA Champions League (UCL) promotional campaign at the Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston.The promotion dubbed...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

SAINT GEORGE, Antigua:Barbados Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite said that sticking to the basics is critical if his side is to come out on top over Kent Spitfires in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 semi-final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Lionel Messi scored his first goal against Chelsea in his ninth attempt to salvage a 1-1 draw for Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 yesterday.The forward's longest goal drought against any opponent ended after 730 minutes when...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/Gleaner Writer

Windies 'A' captain Kieron Powell believes the bowling performance of left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, as well the century from middle-order batsman Jahmar Hamilton were keys to their innings and 17 runs victory over England Lions in their second...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association, Christopher Samuda, is confident the nation's women's bobsled team will improve their position when they compete in the final two runs today at the Winter Games.The history-making two-man team of Jazmine...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Michael Ricketts, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, said yesterday that there is nothing his association can do if Leon Bailey wants to represent another country other than the one of his birth.However, he insists that he will refuse...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 11:19 PM

Defending 60 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod and Elaine Thompson, the 60 metres bronze medallist in Portland, Oregon two years ago,  head the 30-strong team named Tuesday night to represent Jamaica at the March 1-4 IAAF...

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