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Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:10 AM

Ryan Giggs is backing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus.Ronaldo moved to the Italian champions over the summer in a US$130 million deal, but Giggs believes that Bale, who took his...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:09 AM

GOSFORD, Australia (AP):Usain Bolt's football debut for the Central Coast Mariners yesterday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd.The eight-time Olympic gold medallist is trying to become a...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Discarded national striker Newton Sterling says the need for more playing time is what prompted his move from Arnett Gardens to rivals Tivoli Gardens ahead of this season's Red Stripe Premier League competition.The 33-year-old Sterling, who spent...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Azizi Johnson and Tsenaye Lewis came within a whisker of gold at the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday in the Dominican Republic. Playing in the final of the Under-11 mixed doubles, Johnson and Lewis lost a...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):England's tour of the Caribbean next year will be its biggest tour of the region in a decade, comprising three Test matches, five One Day Internationals (ODIs), and three T20Is.During the two-month tour, which begins in...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After becoming the first Jamaican to win a Diamond League trophy in a field event, Fedrick Dacres is already looking forward to repeating the feat next season after winning big in Brussels yesterday.The national record holder sailed the disc to 68....

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SIX-furlong specialist SHINING LIGHT has only speedy POLLY B to fear in this afternoon's third race, a $1 million claiming event with a spread down to $850,000, which has attracted no-hopers such as Oneil Markland's VIJEETA and YOLOVE, horses who...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) is this weekend celebrating 10 years of action in its high school alumni football and netball tournament.Activities begin today with the JHSASN...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ACKEEM LAWRENCE believes that he has the formula to change silver into gold at the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships."It's all in the weight," he said, explaining his approach for the...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If I live to be as old as Methuselah, I will never quite understand Jamaican people. We are prone to take some highly irrational positions on some subjects that are nothing short of flabbergasting. The latest uproar in some quarters against Usain...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING, China:Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has described the sports co-operation agreement which she signed in the Chinese capital yesterday as "historic and extremely beneficial". Minister Grange and the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Girlz forward Trudi Carter is set to depart for Italy soon to line up for the recently formed AS Roma women's team in the 2018-19 season.Carter has scored two goals so far in the five-team CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup qualifiers now...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Cavalier blanked rivals Santos 2-0 to lift the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Under-15 title at Alpha Institute yesterday.Jhavon Smith scored a wonderful kick from just outside the 18 yards area to put Cavalier in the lead in...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/ Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach of Jamaica's senior team Andrew Price says that his team is pushing hard for a win against Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup qualifier today at the National Stadium, starting at 7 p.m.In the opening game,...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) Paulton Gordon says that there are plans to start the National Basketball League (NBL) early next year.The NBL, which is the country's top basketball competition, made a return earlier this...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Jamaica Tallawahs handed woeful Barbados Tridents their third straight defeat at home as they stormed to the top of the Caribbean Premier League standings with an uncomplicated five-wicket victory here on Wednesday night....

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican squash star Chris Binnie capped off a history-making run at the 2018 Pan American Squash Championships with a silver medal in the men's singles competition on Wednesday night.The Jamaican and Caribbean number one fought hard but went down 7...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMElton Tucker/Assistant Editor - Sports

The Ryan Derby-trained three-year-old filly ARIA is poised to get off the mark in tomorrow's opening event of the Sunrise-6, a maiden condition race for three-year-olds over 1000 metres round.ARIA chased home the very good Sea Swan in splits of 23.0...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

With weather trends in host city Doha dictating terms, the IAAF has designed a schedule for its 2019 World Championships that will keep athletes and fans safe from searing heat.Unlike every other World Championships, the 2019 meet will feature no...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TORONTO, Canada (CMC):Barbadian Patrick Husbands kept up his strong added-money form at Woodbine when he made all the running aboard 3-2 choice Kingsport to win the Elgin Stakes here Wednesday night.Going a mile and sixteenth for the three-year-old...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association's (JCA) chief operating officer Courtney Francis says he does not believe that Jamaica is being victimised by Cricket West Indies (CWI) after no local player was selected for the upcoming Windies tour of India in October....

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MONACO (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo is going back to Manchester United and Paul Pogba will return to Juventus after the storied teams were drawn together at the Champions League group stage yesterday.After winning four titles at Real Madrid, and one with...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

National record holder Natoya Goule and Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell topped off their 2018 seasons with third place finishes in their respective events at the Diamond League final in Zurich yesterday.Goule, who lowered her national...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Discus world leader Fedrick Dacres will lead eight Jamaicans into battle on Day Two of the Diamond League finals today.Action moves to Brussels in Belgium, and Dacres will be joined by Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment (110mh), Yohan Blake (100m),...

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