Sun | Oct 25, 2020

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Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As the country continues to fight with the deadly coronavirus disease, sports in Jamaica has been at a virtual standstill, with only horse racing and golf getting the green light to go ahead under strict protocols to host events. With the community...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

News that the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) is putting together plans to organise the 2021 Carifta Games in Bermuda has been met with mixed reaction across the Caribbean, as territories continue to...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:21 AM

With the aim of promoting the Olympic Movement in Jamaica and educating Jamaicans on whole-body workouts that build strength and endurance while living with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the Jamaica Amateur...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:20 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Sergio Ramos scored the winning goal in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win at Barcelona after a video review awarded him a penalty in the Spanish league yesterday. Ramos restored Madrid’s advantage in the 63rd from the spot after a brush...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Medical Committee, Dr Guyan Arscott, has confirmed that a massive sanitisation exercise will be undertaken at The University of West Indies (UWI)/JFF/Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence, ahead...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:19 AM

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP): Lewis Hamilton edged out Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix yesterday. Having secured a record-extending 97th career pole, Hamilton can make Formula One history if he wins...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Convenor of selectors, Roger Harper, says teenager Jayden Seales’ inclusion in the West Indies touring party for the two-Test series in New Zealand was a move aimed at “fast-tracking” the inexperienced fast bowler’s...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:17 AM

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP): Aston Villa’s perfect start to the English Premier League (EPL) was ended by Leeds United 3-0 yesterday. Villa had never won their opening five league games. And they still haven’t after this defeat saw them miss the...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

On the verge of advancing to the United Soccer League (USL) final, national defender Damion Lowe says that he is slowly getting back to his best as he continues his play-off campaign with Phoenix Rising FC. Phoenix will host El Paso Locomotive in...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Despite the rescheduling of swimming events because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tornadoes Swim Club coach Wendy Lee and ‘Y’ Speedos coach Gillian Millwood say that the setbacks have not hindered the preparation of their athletes. The competitions...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA’s abysmal fifth-place finish behind SENTIENT in the Chairman’s Trophy is best forgotten this afternoon when he climbs into the ring for the Viceroy trophy at a mile, flashing his alibi of not having topweight 130lb. In one of the...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:08 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President Wayne Shaw says the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) will announce an international sponsor for its youth programmes for the 2021 season as they are ready to continue the development of young footballers. The...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

UNCLE FRANK should have no problems stalking the speedsters this afternoon in what could possibly be his easiest race since the COVID-19 break. Having ventured in excess of seven furlongs on only three occasions since, UNCLE FRANK gets the perfect...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Aggrey Irons says local coaches having mental challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic need assistance. This follows a recent announcement by the Ministry of Sports that help is coming for athletes who are...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says that pending final approval of protocols from the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), the senior national men’s team camp ahead of the November friendlies against Saudi Arabia...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:12 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Former West Indies fast bowler Tony Gray has criticised the selection of Keemo Paul in the Test squad for New Zealand, contending the all-rounder should have been replaced by Shai Hope, whom he has labelled a “great...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Ice hockey player Quinton Byfield, of Jamaican heritage, became the highest drafted black player in history. He was drafted second overall by the Los Angeles (LA) Kings in the first round of the National Hockey League (NHL) draft earlier this month...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:31 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint says that the members of the Reggae Boyz contingent to next month’s two friendly internationals against Saudi Arabia will be subjected to COVID-19 tests before their departure...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:30 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) is now sweating over the possibility that goal shooter Romelda Aiken may not be available for their upcoming three-Test series against England, if they fail to secure the necessary funds to pay for a required quarantine when...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:29 PM

MUNICH (AP): Bayern Munich picked up where they left off in the Champions League, starting their title defense with a 4-0 rout of Atlético Madrid yesterday after overcoming the club’s first coronavirus case. Kingsley Coman netted twice as Bayern...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:28 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), Howard Hamilton, said that despite the low number of the entries for next month’s Yearling Sale, there will still be a lot of top-quality horses in the exercise. The much-...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:27 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Convenor of selectors Roger Harper believes Shimron Hetmyer has the potential to be world-class and has urged him to make up for the missed tour of England by scoring heavily in the upcoming New Zealand series. The left...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:20 PM

SILVERSTONE, England (AP): Formula One driver Lance Stroll said he intends to race at the Portuguese Grand Prix this week after finishing a period of self-isolation following a positive test for the coronavirus. Stroll, who drives for Racing Point...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:17 PM

TOKYO (AP): Tokyo Olympic officials want the world to know they are working on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at next year’s games, even if they don’t know exactly what they will be. Tokyo organisers showcased a few possible remedies...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:16 PM

Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua voiced support for Nigerian protesters and Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo said he’s “ashamed” of his country’s government after reports that anti-police demonstrators were fired upon in Lagos. The...

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