Sun | May 26, 2019

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Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:07 AM

SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC): Rookie Nicholas Pooran hopes fulfilling his dream of playing in a World Cup coincides with a successful campaign for the Windies. The 23-year-old was selected for the May 30 to July 14 ICC showpiece after only a single...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:06 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s boxing fraternity is mourning the loss of another of its stalwarts. Willie Yap, who served as a member of the Jamaica Boxing Board for many years, and also assisted several boxers on their journey to stardom, died on Friday, May 17, at...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:33 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaican distance flag-bearer Aisha Praught-Leer, fresh from establishing a new national record in the 5000m, says she will be focusing on the 1500m event this season and is looking to continue rewriting Jamaican distance history. Praught-Leer, who...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:32 AM

SOUTHAMPTON, England, (CMC): Rookie Nicholas Pooran hopes that fulfilling his dream of playing in a World Cup coincides with a successful campaign for West Indies. The 23-year-old was selected for the May 30 to July 14 ICC showpiece after only a...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

GARY Subratie’s one-eyed SARATOGA SIGHT missed the break but recovered down the backstretch to go in chase of stablemate UNCLE VINNIE, sprinting clear off the turn, before turning back a challenge from BRUCE WAYNE to win the Reynold Gonzalves...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AM
Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AM

LONDON (CMC): Captain Jason Holder says the new World Cup format means teams will have to work harder to win the competition but says West Indies have fully embraced the changes and believes their chances are as good as any other side. For the...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:29 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): High-level Cricket West Indies (UWI) officials will hold talks with stakeholders in Guyana over the next few days, aimed at starting to address the governance crisis afflicting the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB). CWI president...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:26 AM

PARIS (AP): Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar’s bids to host the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, a judicial official said yesterday. The official told The Associated Press the...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The 2019 edition of the Copa America kicks off across six of Brazil’s most prominent cities from June 14 to July 6, and for the first time since 1991, there will be no team from Concacaf in the competition. Concacaf powerhouse Mexico have competed...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:11 AM

LONDON (CMC): Barbados Tridents signed troubled England batsman Alex Hales as their first-round pick while two-time reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), put to rest rampant speculation over Dwayne Bravo’s departure by retaining the...

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,...

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