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Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:24 AM

GEORGE TOWN, Guyana (CMC): West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor struck her third regional one-day hundred but first in five years to negate Shemaine Campbelle’s as Jamaica repelled a strong challenge from hosts Guyana to pull off a six-wicket win in...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:23 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies presidential candidate Ricky Skerritt and running mate Dr Kishore Shallow yesterday received major endorsements from legends Clive Lloyd and Sir Andy Roberts in another major boost to their chances of...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has decided who it will support in Sunday’s Cricket West Indies election for president, but the results of a vote taken on Monday remain a closely guarded secret. JCA director, Dr Donovan Bennett, told The...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Waterhouse FC’s assistant coach, Daniel Bent, says it would be difficult to accept if they blundered in their final regular-season game against Montego Bay at Drewsland Stadium this afternoon and lost second spot to Mount Pleasant FC in the Red...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:18 AM

ZURICH (AP): Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of Switzerland’s opening 2020 European Championship qualifiers with an injury. The Swiss football federation says Shaqiri has an inflammation injury in his groin that was revealed in...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

MILAN (AP): Inter Milan have been handed a suspended sentence of having one of their stands closed for a match after their fans were again found guilty of racist chanting. The Italian league said in a statement that “a significant per cent” of...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Caribbean Airlines and the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) have announced that the airline has joined the sponsorship portfolio of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships as the official airline partner. As part of...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has contributed $3.5 million to Netball Jamaica to help send the Sunshine Girls to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England. Minister of Sport Olivia Grange presented the cheque to...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) has expressed its profound sadness at Monday’s brutal murder of former national cricketer, 70-year-old William Haye. In a statement yesterday, JCA Chief Executive Officer Courtney Francis said: “This is...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:15 AM

LONDON (CMC ): Veteran Jamaica international Wes Morgan has penned a new one-year deal with Leicester City, just days after scoring a dramatic late winner against Burnley in his 700th appearance in club football. The 35-year-old entered last...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:14 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon (AP): Damian Lillard plans to take a bit more control over games in the absence of backcourt mate CJ McCollum. Lillard had 30 points and 15 assists as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 106-98 on Monday night in...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The nationally acclaimed thrust of Jamaica’s female football ambassadors, the Reggae Girlz, towards the FIFA World Cup finals in France this summer, received a slight jolt recently. Just when it seemed that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) had...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:31 AM

LONDON (AP): Former England and Manchester United captain David Beckham could be punished today after admitting to using a cell phone while driving his Bentley in central London. Beckham is not expected to attend an administrative hearing at...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP): A judge has ordered a sports marketing group to pay a total of US$1 million (J$125 million) in fines in the FIFA corruption scandal. United States District Judge Pamela Chen set the fine yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn....

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:31 AM

LONDON (AP): Chelsea made a complaint to UEFA about racial abuse being aimed at one of their players by Dynamo Kiev fans during a Europa League match, the English club said yesterday. The abuse – reportedly targeted at Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:30 AM

I, and, indeed, Jamaica, owe a debt of gratitude to Livingston Scott for the interview of Jamaica senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson, published in The Sunday Gleaner two days ago. In the interview, Simpson said that a number of players...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it never denied liability in the dismissal of former Windies head coach Phil Simmons because the interest of West Indies Cricket is its priority. Simmons, now coaching Afghanistan, was relieved of his duties with the...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s Special Olympics team continued its impressive form at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates yesterday. Rajae Patterson finished second in his heat in the 400m event, clocking 57.10 seconds. Deron...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:13 AM

It was a sibling success story with Lucas and Savannah Thomson as well as Tobias and Sebastian Levy winning age-group titles as the All Jamaica Junior Squash Championships wrapped up at the weekend at the Liguanea Club in St Andrew. Under pressure...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies said that he and members of his coaching staff will not discuss contractual arrangements being offered to them by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) until the players’ deals are first...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:09 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): The Windies’ sterling performance against England has seen them draw level with eighth-ranked Sri Lanka on points, 10 weeks before they kick off their campaign at the ICC 50-overs World Cup. In the latest...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/ Staff Reporter

Kerron Stewart reached to the pinnacle of athletics when she and her compatriots, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherone Simpson, swept the 100-metre medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China. But her thirst for greatness in sport remains...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:24 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United secured the $1-million prize for topping the regular season of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL)after battering relegation favourites Montego Bay United 5-1 at Wespow Park in the penultimate round of games yesterday. The top six...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:24 AM

TAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC): Brandon King blasted an aggressive century, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Jamaica Scorpions from going down to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 85 runs in their final match of the Regional Four-Day Championship. Set...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:23 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

It has been a season of record-breaking performances, and the trend continued last Saturday at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports as athletes warmed up for next week’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships...

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