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Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAI RAJA turned for home chasing MAHOGANY in back-to-back races and need not run another race to prove he is back to form and a top contender in the open allowance at six furlongs today. Interestingly, JAMAI RAJA co-champion rider Dane Nelson’s...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having recorded her second straight victory of the year, jockey Abigail Able believes that she now has an outside chance of winning this year’s championship. Able will be aiming to achieve a feat that no other female jockey has been able to...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies One-Day International (ODI) vice captain Sunil Ambris says the news of teammate Hayden Walsh Jr’s positive COVID-19 test presents a sad situation, and that the scenario scared him. Walsh, a Leeward Islands leg-spinner, who is...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball defender Malysha Kelly says she has no plans to retire from the sport anything soon, as she prepares to suit up for the Seven Stars in this season’s Vitality Netball Superleague in the United Kingdom (UK). Kelly, who turned...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:13 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): West Indies’ tour here was thrown into turmoil Thursday after leg-spinning all-rounder Hayden Walsh Jr tested positive for COVID-19, less than a week before the start of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series....

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:19 AM

LONDON, England (AP): Arsenal’s three-match winning streak in the English Premier League (EPL) ended with a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace yesterday as the Gunners missed a chance to keep their momentum going and climb up the table. Arsenal...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With his attention solely focused on ending Jamaica’s two-decade wait for another FIFA World Cup finals appearance, national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore says that he does not want a repeat of the payment negotiations...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies One-Day International (ODI) captain Jason Mohammed says the preparation leading up to their first ODI against Bangladesh next week will be key to the team’s ambitions in the three-match series. Mohammed was speaking after the team had...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) will have to decide on which of the two special general meetings (SGM) they will attend tomorrow. This is because President Godfrey Lothian and presidential challenger Andrew Lue-led teams...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:16 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC): Stand-in Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite sees himself as a critical figure in the two-Test series starting next month, and has no plans on shirking the massive responsibility before him. With 64 Tests and a decade of Test...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:15 AM

MONACO (AP): The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) says Olympic hurdles champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal has been provisionally suspended for a doping rules violation yesterday. Rollins-McNeal won gold in the 100m hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:15 AM

Coaches and athletes of multidiscipline events (decathlon and heptathlon) say their discipline is being left behind because of a perceived lack of effort from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to help them have more...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:27 AM

MILAN (AP): Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored a last-gasp winner as Inter Milan beat Fiorentina 2-1 yesterday to set up an Italian Cup quarter-final against crosstown rivals AC Milan. Lukaku headed home a minute before the end of extra time in...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:26 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Former West Indies cricketer Sir Andy Roberts has described all-rounder Jason Holder as a “damn good cricketer” but says he is “lost” as a captain, and should look to the coaching staff for help during matches. Pointing...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Christopher Williams, is pressing the Government to facilitate the resumption of football while refuting claims that this season’s Jamaica Premier League (JPL) competition will not be...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:15 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Sunshine Girl Latanya Wilson, the latest Jamaican to be involved in the Australia Suncorp Super League tournament, is looking forward to the challenge as she prepares to leave the island tomorrow for ‘Down Under’. The former Gaynstead High School...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies Test captain for the Bangladesh series, Kraigg Brathwaite, says he is expecting his opening partner, John Campbell, to show his true colours in the two-Test series, which bowls off on February 2. The right-handed Brathwaite, who is...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:08 AM

TOKYO (AP): Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a State of Emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be “safe and secure” and tried to disconnect the State...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has reiterated the federation’s commitment to supporting athletes in their quest of qualifying for this year’s Tokyo Olympics ahead of their respective rescheduled qualifiers. The...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The passing of former Jamaica Netball Association (JNA) President Avril Crawford has hit the sport’s local fraternity hard, and her colleagues have showered her with praise. Tributes have cited her quiet dignity, committed service to netball, and...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:05 AM

After capturing her first win at the highest level in her category, national bodybuilder Kristen McGregor has credited the foundations laid by her various stints in different sports as preparation to compete in her new chosen discipline. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 3:33 PMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor -

National striker Junior Flemmings has signed for Alabama-based Birmingham Legion in the United Soccer League (USL). Flemmings, USL's Most Valuable Player last season, was released by Phoenix Rising after an incident last season where he was alleged...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:22 AM

BURNLEY, England (AP): Paul Pogba sent Manchester United to the top of the Premier League by scoring with a deflected volley in a 1-0 win at Burnley yesterday. United came into the match at Turf Moor knowing at least a point would move the team...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Head of the Jamaica Cricket Association selection panel, Junior Bennett, said it was difficult to come up with the right combination, as the Jamaica Scorpions named their 15-man squad for the Super50 limited-overs tournament, which bowls off in...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:16 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says the fringe players who are on the current tour of Bangladesh can cement their place permanently in the senior side if they show the right attitude and performance. Simmons made the statement following a...

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