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Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova improved to 23-0 in US Open night matches and returned to the fourth round yesterday by beating No. 10 seed Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2.The 22nd-seeded Sharapova got plenty of help: 2017 French...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Shaw, president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), says that there were massive improvements in the play during this year's Under-13 and Under-15 competitions.Shaw said that he was very impressed by the technical...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:13 AM

Earlier this week, journalist Amelia Gentleman of The Guardian wrote another story on the Windrush saga about a boxer trapped in Jamaica for 13 years after not being allowed to return to Britain. The piece clearly articulated what I consider the...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:13 AM

UEFA plans to start using video review to help referees at next year's Super Cup.The often-controversial technology is unlikely to be used for this season's Champions League, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said yesterday."For now, it doesn't look...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:13 AM

MONACO (AP):Seven-time European champion AC Milan's reward for being reinstated in the Europa League includes a trip to Luxembourg.Milan, which won a Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal to overturn expulsion for breaking financial rules, was drawn...

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

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has called for calm and is playing down talks about his team's title chances.Spurs have won all three of their games in the Premier League so far, including a massive 3-0 win at Manchester United on Monday,...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:11 AM

Another season, another round of drama for the Manchester United faithful as newly embattled coach Jose Mourinho is off to a shaky start with just one win from three matches. Most distressing of all was a demoralising 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford...

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...

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