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Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Italian Raffaele Bianco, the man charged with guiding national shotgun champion Christian Sasso and Shaun Barnes in their preparations for the upcoming Pan American Games, says both men are faced with monumental challenges if they are to return a...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) will this evening celebrate its 60th anniversary through a banquet and fundraising event at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel with hopes of raising over $500,000, which will be used to offset some of the expenses surrounding the...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Long after Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz finished their preparation for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup at one of Florida’s best sporting facilities, the City of Miramar will continue its relations with the country, as it has signed a memorandum of...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:27 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

One of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) most outspoken members, Rudolph Speid, said the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) decision to suspend all sponsorship or potential sponsorship communication came as a surprise to him. However, he...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior women’s football team assistant coach, Lorne Donaldson, said that naming the final squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month, and leaving out some of the players that played a very important role in their...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tallawahs franchise will be looking to their top- brass players to take the team all the way in the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Premier League. Following the player draft in London yesterday, The Tallawahs believe they have more depth...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GOING two turns, SARATOGA SIGHT’s big effort on December 12, caught stealing home by HOVER CRAFT at nine furlongs and 25 yards, appears to give him the edge over BRUCE WAYNE in this afternoon’s Ren Gonsalves Trophy at 10 furlongs. BRUCE WAYNE has...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

I tried to watch the new 2x2x400m relay with an open mind when it debuted at the recent IAAF World Relays. Like every sport, track and field needs to move with the times. So I really tried. However, the 2x2x400m goes against the grain. After all,...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:53 PM

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has named 22 of it's final squad of 23 for the FIFA Women's World Cup being staged in France next month. The list was posted on the Reggae Girlz Foundation's Instagram page this morning. It reads:...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After months of deliberation and consultation, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) have decided to dissolve the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), which will be replaced by an...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): Rising Sunshine Girls star Shimona Nelson continued to make a name for herself in the Suncorp Super Netball Championship, executing brilliantly down the stretch to carry Collingwood Magpies to a 65-47 win over Adelaide...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following the Reggae Girlz’s 3-1 win over Panama on Sunday at the National Stadium, head coach Hue Menzies assessed that the team needs more work on ball possession, while noting that the Jamaicans are among the best counter-attacking teams heading...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jahnoy Thompson, last year’s national men’s 200-metre champion, is racing against time. Slowed by a foot injury, the 6’ 2” sprinter is just getting back into the training groove he feels he needs to retain his title. Speaking recently, Thompson...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it does not anticipate any disruption to the squad’s preparation for the ICC World Cup due to the scheduled late arrival of key players from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Seven players,...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The West Indies team will go into World Cup 50-overs-a-side battle in England and Wales in a matter of weeks. It is widely discussed among the sport’s adoring fans,as to what will be its chances of notching a third title, 40 years after its last in...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:18 AM

LONDON (CMC): Newly minted England fast bowler, Jofra Archer, believes he is well prepared for the challenges of the ICC World Cup despite his lack of experience in one-day Internationals (ODI). The Barbadian, who qualifies for England through his...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:15 AM

BERLIN (AP): Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. Lauda’s family issued a...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The third staging of the PGA Latinoamérica BMW Jamaica Classic closed with an exciting finish from American Evan Harmeling, who secured the first place trophy and a cheque for US$31,500 on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have got used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They’ve also got used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says he is very confident that the Reggae Girlz will make it into the second round of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae Girlz, who will be making their debut at the...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA) president Nicole Grant says the body has signed a deal with an overseas apparel company to provide gear for the national teams over the next two years. Grant, who made the announcement at a press...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:19 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Injury has ruled aggressive all-rounder Deandra Dottin out of upcoming tours of Ireland and England starting later this month, dealing a stern blow to the Windies Women’s ICC Women’s Championship campaign. The 27-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month. This feat is a first for a small Caribbean island and a first in the history of women’s football. Some fans think that this is a monumental...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Trinidad and Tobago’s World champion 4x400m relay team has a target on its back. That’s the view expressed by Deon Lendore, a member of the team that triumphed on May 12 at the IAAF World Relay Games in Yokohama, Japan. Lendore believes the United...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Khadija Shaw netted a brace as the Reggae Girlz dispatched Panama 3-1 in their farewell game at the National Stadium last night, before the team’s departure to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Shaw scored in the 29th and 49th minutes to lead the way,...

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