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Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:27 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Former Windies captain Dwayne Bravo has likened all-rounder Andre Russell to Brian Lara and Chris Gayle, and described him as the best player in Twenty20 (T20) cricket. Bravo, who has captained the Windies in all...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has pushed back the ambitions of sports with lesser profiles in Jamaica looking to break through on the international stage. However, some sporting associations are taking a more optimistic view of the current...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:25 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Faulkland FC president Dalton Reid has accused the disciplinary committee of the Western Confederation Super League of being ‘improperly constituted.’ Reid said the body reached a wrong verdict last week regarding sanctions against...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Remarkably, a decade has slipped past since the historic 2010 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. Lest you forget, Holmwood Technical denied a stout challenge from Edwin Allen High while Wolmer’s Boys won a thriller that went down to...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:23 AM
Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:22 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

FORMER VERE Technical High School athlete Rene Medley has made history. Medley, a final-year student-athlete at Lincoln University of Missouri, was named the National Women’s Track Athlete of the Year for the 2020 NCAA Division 2 Indoor Track and...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:22 AM

LONDON (AP): THE DATE of the next world track championships is in limbo until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decides on a new schedule for the postponed Tokyo Games. Sebastian Coe, the Olympic great who is now president of World...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:21 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP): SOUTH AMERICAN football’s governing body’s president said yesterday that FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s suggested changes to competition formats to try and avoid a financial crisis were “ill-timed”. “I was really...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:19 AM

I am following the events in Trinidad and Tobago’s football closely. While no sports is currently going on, the looming battle between the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and the game’s governing body,, FIFA, is heading for a...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:19 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Businessman Robert Hadad has been named to chair the normalisation committee appointed by football’s world governing body, FIFA, to run the affairs of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TFFA). In a...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

GYMNASTS TONI-ANN Williams and Reiss Beckford will have to hold their breaths for an extended period to find out if they will participate in the pending Olympic Games, as the event has been pushed back a year because of the outbreak of the...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) vice-chairman, Carvel Stewart, says the organisation is looking at all possible options to ensure they conclude the 2019-20 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. The RSPL season has been on hold since...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Burt Carlson, one of the oldest participants in the internationally renowned Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, passed away on March 10 at age 94. A resident of Minnesota in the United States, Carlson participated in 11 Reggae Marathon and...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The world as we know it will never be the same because of COVID-19. The virus has brought the world to an almost standstill, grinding all sporting events to a halt, the latest being the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. When the NBA was suspended, we were...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica overseas-based netballer Rebekah Robinson says that she and national teammate Latanya Wilson are doing well despite being in the proximity of persons with COVID-19. The duo, who play for the Celtic Dragons in the Vitality Super League in...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:25 AM

The world continues to grapple with COVID-19 as we ride the wave of the virus and hope we stagger the spread across Jamaica as best as possible. The rescheduling of sporting events becomes critical for the latter part of 2020, and beyond, to limit...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Basketball Association president Paulton Gordon says that the coronavirus pandemic has had a crippling effect on the development of the sport in Jamaica. The National Basketball League (NBL), which started in February, was making a return...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A SPECIAL highlight of Friday at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) has been the staging of the 100m finals and this year, there’s a fairly clear picture of who the winners could have been in every age group...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:23 AM

The Jamaica Squash Association (JSA) has suspended all scheduled tournaments and competitions as a safety precaution for players and in compliance with the Government’s stipulations on public gatherings to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The KPMG...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, the World Athletics Under-20 Championships has also been taken off the 2020 calendar. The cancellation was announced on Tuesday via the website of the sport’s world governing body. “We had to...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:13 AM

TOKYO, Japan (AP): The Tokyo Olympics need new dates for the opening and closing ceremonies in 2021. Nothing much can get done until those dates are worked out by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Japanese Government and Tokyo...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the Suncorp Super Netball season in Australia now postponed until June 30 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, national senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler said she and her teammates are now anxious to return home. Fowler, who is based in...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager Denzil Wilks says the disruption to global and local sports because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will create challenges for the body as it plans for the 2021 calendar. Many major...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:18 AM

The way things look now, 2022 will be a great year for sports fans. By then, everyone should have got over the 2020 shutdown forced by the spread of the novel coronavirus, and once the 2021 Olympics are held, parity will be restored. Moreover,...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:17 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): CRICKET WEST Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Johnny Grave says the governing body had gone to great lengths to not scrap the junior, senior and women domestic championships in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the region...

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