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Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:15 AMMarc Stamp

The excitement was high yesterday as several local footballers and fans got a chance to get a close-up view of the world famous FA Cup.A partnership between telecommunications giants FLOW and FA Cup holders Manchester United has given Jamaicans the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):In one dugout at Etihad Stadium tomorrow will be a manager enjoying a six-match winning streak with his second-place team. In the other, a manager reeling from the biggest loss of his career and down in fifth place.Few at the start of...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fedrick Dacres, the Pan-American Games discus-throw champion, will return to Excelsior High School for tomorrow's Big Shot Invitational. Dacres, who opened his 2017 season with a throw of 64.79 metres last Saturday in Mandeville, has produced fine...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Andrea Hardware, the head of the organising committee for the McKenley/Wint Classic, has declared that all is in place for tomorrow's meet at Calabar High on Red Hills Road."We are pulling out all the stops to ensure that we have another good...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test captain Jason Holder says that one of his main goals is to transform the Caribbean side into a tightly knit unit, and he believes that this will be the catalyst for any turnaround in the team's fortunes.The Caribbean...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The racecourse that stages one of Britain's premier jump races could be closed as part of a plan to invest US$610 million into the sport over the next decade.The Jockey Club said it has submitted the estate at Kempton Park, the course in...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMOrville Clarke

With horses such as TRADITIONAL STORM (29-1) and CLASSY AVIATOR (7-1) scoring notable upsets in the fifth and ninth races at Caymanas Park last Saturday, the Pick-9 had no takers and the carry-over to tomorrow's programme stands at $1.7 million.Both...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

High school principals will vote today on a five-point proposal recommended by the technical committee of Boys and Girls' Championships to the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA).Last November, schools were informed by ISSA about...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Former president of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) Robert Richards has sought to clear the air about his offer to return to the local governing body.Richards says that his offer to return to the JBA is not to be president, as was previously...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

ADELAIDE, Australia (CMC):Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin is set to make a dramatic return for Brisbane Heat in the Women's Big Bash League this weekend, three weeks after undergoing face...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHNS, Antigua:The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) today announced the West Indies Under-19 squad to participate in the upcoming Regional Super 50 Tournament.The 14-member squad includes five players who were part of the team which won the ICC...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC):The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have not given up hope of West Indies touring here next March, and will be meeting with security company Eastern Star International to contest a security report it issued and which formed the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round.This was not the close-to-invincible Djokovic that fans were used to seeing...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott

Table Tennis Jamaica President Godfrey Lothian wants to make Jamaica into what he describes as a "table tennis nation", and he expects highly regarded Japanese coach Satoshi Takashima to help make this dream possible.Lothian told The Gleaner that...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

The second staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic will be held this Saturday at the home of defending ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' champions, Calabar High School.Head coach of Calabar Michael Clarke has called on the school's fans to support...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC): Leeward Islands Hurricanes head coach Reginald Benjamin, has pushed back on suggestions that his side will be overly reliant on West Indies batting star Marlon Samuels during the upcoming Regional Super50.The franchise has...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Former Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president Robert Richards says that he wants to return to the post as early as the end of this year as he contends that local badminton has been dormant since his departure.The JBA's current slate is led by...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Kieron Pollard produced a season-best knock to hand Carlos Brathwaite's Sydney Thunder a solid 77-run defeat here yesterday and end the reigning champions' dream of reaching the play-offs of the Big Bash League.The big-...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Former champions Kingston Hummingbirds and St Ann Orchids will clash in Game One of the best-of-three finals in the Berger Elite League competition at the University of Technology Auditorium this evening at 7:30 p.m.The Hummingbirds, who last won...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

No one could quarrel with Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson being named Jamaica's 2016 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year last Friday. Still, as awards season fades into the distance, I can't help but wonder how close the decision on the men's award...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Two-time Olympic shot put finalist Cleopatra Borel, of Trinidad and Tobago, will be the guest of honour at the Big Shot Invitational this Saturday at Excelsior High School. Borel, who has thrown her way into two World Championship finals, will...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott

Chairman of the St Catherine Referees Association Oneil Clayton has called on the Franklyn Brown-led Jamaica Football Referees Association (JFRA) administration to resign. Clayton stated that referees islandwide are disgruntled about how their...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke

There is no three ways about it, Westmoreland-based Three Miles River FC is aiming to become the dominant club in the west, and that means that they must first unseat the overwhelming parish standard-bearers Reno FC and the undoubted best club in...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:17 AM

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite has reiterated his commitment to playing international cricket, despite the demand for his services in Twenty20 leagues across the globe.The 28-year-old has been an instant hit with Sydney...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.It may seem straightforward, but it was not routine. Newly-engaged Williams, aiming for an Open-era...

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