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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 10:46 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

The West Indies will get a chance in a couple of hours to play international cricket in front of fans for the first time in several months, when they take on New Zealand in the first of three Twenty20 (T20) Internationals in Auckland starting on...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 5:54 PM

West Indian cricketers Chris Gayle, Stafanie Taylor, and Deandra Dottin have been nominated for ICC Awards of the Decade. The awards are a special edition of the ICC's yearly awards and will recognise men's and women's cricketers' achievements...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 11:43 AM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six members of the Pakistan cricket squad in New Zealand have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been moved from managed isolation into quarantine. Two of the cases were described as “historical”...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 9:30 AM

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans eager to honour Diego Maradona lined up to file past the coffin of Argentina’s most iconic soccer star on Thursday, some confronting police who tried to maintain order at the country’s...

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

ROOKIE went agonisingly close to collaring Saturday’s Twilight 6 payout of $461,429, coming up big with 11th race winner, 24-1 stunner, JAMAI RAJA, among five selections but missed 4-1 shot, WEEKEND JAZZ, in the seventh, despite having three picks...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Solomon Sharpe, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), said he is expecting an exciting race when the country’s top two-year-old horses renew their rivalry on Sunday in the 15th staging of the Pick-3 Challenge...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Argentina’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis del Solar, described legendary footballer Diego Maradona as a global treasure and an icon that will continue to inspire despite his passing. Maradona died at home yesterday in Buenos Aires from a heart...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Pele: “I have lost a dear friend and the world has lost a legend. One day, I hope, we will play soccer together in the sky.” Magic Johnson: “The world lost one of the greatest soccer players that ever lived, Diego Maradona. It was one of the...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

November 25, 2020 marked one of the darkest days in the history of football, with the passing of one of its most iconic and legendary figures, Argentinian footballing great Diego Maradona. Maradona died from a heart attack at the age of 60, sending...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:10 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (CMC): A third test on a group of West Indies players and support staff – including Test captain Jason Holder and Twenty20 International (T20) captain Kieron Pollard – currently enduring managed isolation for the COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 PM

Argentina's 1986 World Cup hero Diego Maradona has died. Maradona, who was released from hospital earlier this month after an emergency operation for a blood clot on the brain, suffered a heart attack at home. He was 60 years old. Maradona was...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

As Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah celebrates her selection as a finalist for the World Athletics Female World Athlete of the Year award, two of Jamaica’s leading track and field coaches presented differing views on her chances...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says only big performances from his batsmen will shore up a place in his team as the regional side gets ready to take on New Zealand ‘A’ in a four-day warm-up match starting today. Simmons made it clear that all...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Bruno Fernandes scored two early goals then passed up a chance to complete a hat trick from the penalty spot as Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 to stay in control of their Champions League group yesterday....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) General Secretary Dwayne Dillon says the ongoing reorganisation of local football administration will impact the future relationship between the parish associations and the new body responsible...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:14 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish centre Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration yesterday by announcing the addition of the 35-year-old Gasol, who spent the last 1-...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reno Football Club recently held their annual general meeting (AGM) and took the first step towards remodelling the club to meet the requirements of a modern football institution, and keynote speaker at the AGM, Moses Chybar, said he is excited by...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:08 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): A Tour of Bangladesh in January will usher in the new year for West Indies, but Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt said the safety of the players will be of utmost importance before it can take place. The tour,...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TOKYO (AP): Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan’s recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

TAMPA, Florida (AP): The Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently the sixth seed in the NFC and remain a good bet to make the playoffs as a wild card. They’ve struggled to play their best football against the NFL’s top teams, though. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:07 AM

MONACO (AP): The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year. Organisers said yesterday the series is scheduled to start on May 23 in Rabat,...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Let me declare that I serve with Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) presidential candidate Garth Gayle on the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA). He is a valued and respected colleague. Let me also declare that Donald Quarrie (DQ...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:26 AM

MONACO (AP) — The Diamond League track and field series will visit 14 cities in 2021 to rebound after the coronavirus pandemic limited the traditional meets this year. Organisers said Tuesday the series is scheduled to start on May...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 7:08 AM

Jamaica's Olympic double sprint champion, Elaine Thompson Herah, was named among five finalists for the Female World Athlete of the Year 2020 award. The World Athlete of the Year award will be staged virtually on December 5, 2020. Thompson Herah...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in the history of Rally Jamaica, there will be no event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rally Jamaica organiser Larry Henriques confirmed the news with The Gleaner yesterday that the 2020 edition had to be cancelled after the...

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