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Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:12 AMDaniel Wheeler - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Olympian Alia Atkinson produced an improved display in the second meet of the FINA Champion Swim Series at the Ying Dong Swimming Natatorium in Beijing, China, yesterday. Atkinson, the short course world record holder, placed second in the 50...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:12 AMNodley Wright - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Portmore United had a much-needed bounce last week with a win over Arnett Gardens, and they will be looking to continue their upward climb this week when they play away to the inconsistent Molynes United. The fifth-place team...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:10 AM

The resignation of Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies, followed by a delay by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in appointing his replacement, came at the most inopportune time as the Girlz prepared for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers. Despite...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:08 AM

The inaugural Sandals St Mary Jeff McKitty 35 Overs Super League competition bowls off today with three big clashes across the parish. The competition, which is sponsored by Sandals Resorts, Costley Construction, Total Tools, Parkway Pharmacy,...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 1:06 AM– Gregory Bryce

Manager of the Reggae Girlz team Jean Nelson believes that the continued positive performances of the Girlz has led to a direct increase in the demand for the players’ services professionally. Two Reggae Girlz, Konya Plummer and Chantelle Swaby,...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:39 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) : Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has welcomed the return of veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo to the West Indies Twenty20 squad following a three-and-a-half year break, and believes the Caribbean side is...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:38 AMLennox Aldred/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Justin Burrowes will extend his participation at the Latin America Amateur Golf Championship following round two action at the Mayakoba El Camaleon Club in Mexico. Burrowes followed up his first-round 78 to shot a four-over-par 75 on the...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:37 AM

KIMBERLEY, South Africa, (CMC) : Boosted by victories in their two warm-up matches during the week, 2016 champions West Indies will look to make a winning start to their ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign when they take on 2018 runners-up Australia in...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:36 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions once again showed fragility with the bat, as the home side were totally outplayed on the second day of their West Indies Championship Regional Four Day match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park yesterday. The...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Lacovia High School isn’t a track and field powerhouse … yet. However, the school’s athletics programme is growing and as part of that growth, Lacovia High is targeting scholarships for its student-athletes and a possible appearance at the Penn...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:34 AM

SVREL TIPSTERS’ COMPETITION Racedate : 18/01/2020 THE FAN TRACK...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As expected, iconic sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and last year’s long jump surprise package Tajay Gayle last night walked away with top honours at the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards 2019. In...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:32 AMAinsley Walters/ Gleaner Writer

RUNNING with 111lb in this afternoon’s overnight allowance at five and a half furlongs, red-hot CRYPTOCURRENCY has the handicaps and fantastic form in her favour, taking on 12 rivals, the most formidable former Caribbean Sprint champion, 10-year-...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

LEWISVILLE High’s Deondre Griffiths and Kobe Lawrence of Calabar High walked away with top honours at yesterday’s JC/Purewater/R Danny Williams Awards function held at Jamaica College’s Karl Hendrickson Auditorium. Griffiths and Lawrence were...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:25 AM

It was bound to be the talking point that it has now become. The minute we heard that all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was planning to come out of retirement, and might don the West Indies maroon colours again, we all knew that views would be split across...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:24 AM

The Sunshine Girls are set to face New Zealand, South Africa and hosts England in the Vitality Netball Quad Series this weekend. This is the first opportunity for Connie Francis to take a look at the squad since the ill-fated World Championship....

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 10:12 PM

Daniel Wheeler, Gleaner Writer World championships 100m gold medal winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and long jump world champion Tajay Gayle claimed top honours at the RJRGLEANER National Sportsman...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 10:02 PM

Standout diver Yona Knight Wisdom believes that there is untapped potential for the sport. The Pan American Games silver medalist engaged in a training session with members of the Immaculate High School swim team who donned their swim gears and...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 9:41 PM

Veteran local coach Xavier Gilbert says he is interested in becoming the next head coach of the National Under-20 women's team. The post has been made vacant following the sudden resignation of Lorne Donaldson earlier this week. Gilbert is no...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 9:28 PM

Daniel Wheeler, Gleaner Sports Writer Legendary West Indian fast bowler Courtney Walsh believes that the regional Under 19 side has what it takes to mount a challenge in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup. The West Indies are in a tough group B, which...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 6:53 PM

The Jamaica Scorpions were fighting back at the close, but the Windward Islands Volcanoes ended day two yesterday in a dominant position in their Regional Four Day game at Sabina park. Replying to the visitors' 387, the Scorpions were on...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:57 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s William Knibbs and Justin Burrowes shot five over par and seven over par, respectively, in the opening round of the Latin America Amateur Golf Championship in Mayakoba, Mexico, yesterday. Knibbs is tied for 48th place while Burrowes is...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:57 AM

Sport Minister Olivia Grange has received the all-clear from Olympian Asafa Powell to move forward with plans to erect a monument in his honour at Independence Park at the National Stadium. The sprinter and his wife, Alyshia, signed off on the...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:56 AM

The ‘Pocket Rocket’ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tajay Gayle are tipped as front-runners to grab the top individual awards at tonight’s RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards. The two athletes have enjoyed a...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:55 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It was like déjà vu for the Jamaica Scorpions as the Windward Islands Volcanoes made them chase leather for an entire day as they did against Trinidad and Tobago last week. At stumps on day one of their second-round Cricket West Indies Professional...

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