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Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Greatest Show on Earth is on! The first week of this month-long extravaganza has seen everything that football fans from around the world have come to expect. Of the 32 teams presently on show in the first round of the competition, speculation...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP):Mohamed Salah showed signs of discomfort with his injured left shoulder while taking part in Egypt's final training session before the team's World Cup match against hosts Russia this afternoon.Salah did not appear to be...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP):Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defence just as time was running out.Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, said sprinters Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake have confirmed their participation in this weekend's National Senior Athletics...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Women were crowned champions of the West Indies Women T20 Blast after defeating favourites Barbados Women by a nail biting five runs in the final round of matches at Sabina Park yesterday.The champions batted first and posted a competitive...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):Shannon Gabriel's record eight-wicket haul set the stage for a sensational Windies run chase but sloppy batting, coupled with inclement weather, ensured an anti-climatic end as the second Test against Sri Lanka ended in a...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRONNITSY, Russia (AP):Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans' next FIFA World Cup match.In the team's first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup football finals is less than one week old, but already the action has been as scintillating as it has been spectacular. The World Cup fever itself is spreading in epidemic proportions across the entire world....

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The country's top local senior and junior athletes warmed up for this weekend's JAAA National Athletics Championships after creditable performances during the fifth All Comers Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday.Former Commonwealth Games 100m...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will face charges of changing the condition of the ball at the end of the ongoing Test against the Windies but plans to contest the allegations after pleading not guilty.The International...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

If the Jamaica Judo Association (JJA) has its way, the nation could become a top challenger for medals in the sport of judo come 2020 during the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.The traditional Japanese wrestling sport is said to reflect values...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A new champion will be crowned in the men's 400m race this Sunday at the JAAA National Senior Athletics Championships at the National Stadium as defending champion Nathan Allen will not be competing.Allen and his University of Auburn teammate Akeem...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):Windies Speedster Shannon Gabriel snatched a career-best six-wicket haul to take 10 wickets in a Test for the first time, but Sri Lanka resisted stubbornly to set up an intriguing final day of the second Test today....

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Barbican FC head coach Wayne Campbell is happy for his team's 1-0 win against Wadadah FC but disappointed with their performance in the Magnum/Charley's JB/JFF Premier League promotion play-off series at the Barbican Complex yesterday.Barbican...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VOLGOGRAD, England (AP):Whatever happens to England at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal than it was in 2014 after its exit following the group stage.For once, the players cannot be accused of hiding away,...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/Gleaner Writer

Coach Cleon Smith says his Jamaica women's team does not fear the high-riding Barbados, heading into their title-deciding West Indies Women's T20 Blast clash at Sabina Park today at 2:30 p.m.Barbados will enter the final-round contest with four wins...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP):Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland yesterday, a few hours after four-time champions...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 3:09 PM

World Cup favourites Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their opening Group E match on Sunday in Russia.     A brilliant curling shot by Phillipe Coutinho in the 20th minute gave Brazil ...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 2:05 PM

A brilliant curling shot by Phillipe Coutinho in the 20th minute has given Brazil a 1-0 half-time in the final match on the fourth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.   As Brazil pressed forward Coutinho picked up a loose ball at the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some call it the greatest show on Earth, but to me, it is next to the Summer Olympic Games, the grand showpiece of almost every sport on Earth.The World Cup of football, which got under way in Russia on Thursday, however, is a grand spectacle. It is...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP):Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match.A statement from the Egyptian football association gave no details about his fitness except that...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Commonwealth Games champion Ronald Levy says he is looking to put together a smooth race before the end of the season to join that coveted sub-13 seconds club in the 110 metres hurdles.The former St Elizabeth Technical athlete said that his...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Track: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1820 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

It is now 20 years since Jamaica's historic appearance at the FIFA World Cup in France. Some of the members of that team recall some of the memories of that campaign for The Sunday Gleaner's Rachid Parchment.Former goalkeeper and captain Warren '...

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