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Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tennis Jamaica (TJ) has reassumed full control of the nation’s Davis Cup campaign, including the team selection process and preparation after discussions with Russell Tennis Academy (RTA), which has withdrawn from an arrangement signed with the...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Molynes United FC and Olympic Gardens FC won when it mattered most to secure the Magnum JN KSAFA Super and Major League titles, respectively, in Friday night’s finals at Constant Spring complex. In the first final for KSAFA’s second-tier Major...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shadae Lawrence continued her advance in the women’s discus with a national record 65.05 metres on the weekend. The 2016 Olympian launched her disc 65.05 metres to establish Jamaica’s top performance in a weekend filled with action on the US...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey

Andrew Price, assistant coach of Jamaica’s senior women’s team, says there will be no surprises when the coaching staff selects its 23-member Reggae Girlz squad to represent the country at next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Courtney Francis, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), said the organisation selection committee will be meeting next week to decide on the next head coach for the senior men’s team. The post became vacant after...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:12 AM

ROME (AP): Serena Williams looked sharper than her previous match in March as she opened her clay-court season at the Italian Open with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson yesterday. In March at the Miami Open, Williams...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Jamaican athletes are supertalented. That fact has been proven to be correct time after time. This year, the team to the IAAF World Relays in Japan was selected based on previous history and “present form”. Consequently, although the ‘big’ names...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:10 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC): West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer has said that he is encouraged by the mental toughness shown by the players, especially the batsmen, in the ongoing Tri-Nations Series against home side Ireland and Bangladesh. The West...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:36 AM

“Thank you @premierleague ...2 teams, 15 years, 443 apps, 202 clean sheets, 280 wins ...and (four trophies) ...it has been a privilege and pleasure! #goodbye” – @PetrCech (Twitter) – Legendary English Premier League goalkeeper Petr Cech bids...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMLivingston Scott /Gleaner Writer

Javon East’s second-minute goal gave Portmore United a winning start in the FLOW CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship at Stadium East yesterday, beating Real Hope of Haiti 1-0 in the opening game of the double-header. Portmore coach Shavar Thomas...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:35 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Yokohama, Japan: Jamaica tallied their lowest number of points ever at an IAAF World Relays after finishing second with 27 points behind the United States of America (USA), who totalled 54 points, as the black, green and gold participation at the...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:34 AM

From a strictly humanitarian perspective, it is absolutely heart-wrenching just to imagine what South African Olympic and World champion Caster Semenya continues to go through, having to live her life with the abnormal, often conflicting, inner and...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:33 AM

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president, Christopher Samuda, made a strong call for global unity in the fight against the challenges which doping in sport poses at the opening ceremony of the recently held International Sport Scientific...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Table Tennis Jamaica (TTJ) has named five new officers who it says will help to facilitate a smooth transition to its new constitution. The appointments were made at a special general meeting (SGM) held at the Sports Development Foundation’s...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:20 AM

MADRID (AP): Spanish giants Real Madrid ended third in LaLiga yesterday after a 3-1 loss at Real Sociedad, a result that kept the team winless in five away matches since coach Zinedine Zidane returned. Madrid had not finished outside the top two in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

On the back of a crucial knock from Kieron Pollard, the Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Super Kings by one run in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) final here yesterday. Pollard top-scored with an unbeaten 41 in Mumbai’s seemingly below-...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:19 AM

After scoring his maiden One-Day International century, Sunil Ambris is hoping to remain on the minds of Windies selectors going forward. Ambris stroked a superb 148 on Saturday at the top of the order to lead the Windies to a commanding five-...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:18 AM

LONDON (CMC): Jamaican striker Jamille Matt helped his side reach the English League Two promotion final at Wembley Stadium. This was after Newport County defeated Mansfield Town 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out, after a pulsating goalless draw in the...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:17 AM

MONTMELO, Spain (AP): Ferrari have a fight on their hands. Just not the one they want. Red Bull are threatening to replace them as Formula One’s (F1) next-best team behind a dominant Mercedes after Max Verstappen outperformed Ferrari’s drivers at...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:17 AM

MADRID (AP): Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Madrid Open title yesterday, tying Rafael Nadal for most Masters 1000 trophies with 33. It was the second title of the season for the top-ranked Djokovic, adding to...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:16 AM

All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners’ medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot. Manchester City won their second straight English Premier League (EPL) trophy yesterday, finishing...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 8:04 AMAkino Ming

YOKOHAMA, Japan: After squeezing into the final as one of the fastest losers, Jamaica's women sprint relay team corrected their errors from day one, to produce an exceptional performance to win a silver medal on the final day of the 2019 IAAF...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 7:10 AM

Jamaica's women produced an impressive run to secure the silver medal in the 4x100m relay final at the IAAF World Relays inside the Yokohama International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday.  Anchored by a flying Jonielle Smith, the...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 6:41 AM

There was disaster for Jamaica in the women's 4x200m relay final at the IAAF World Relays, as the pre-meet favourites struggled to get the baton around and in the end finished in third place inside the Yokohama International Stadium in...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 5:58 AM

There were mixed results for Jamaica in the 4x400m relay finals at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday, with the men taking second place and the women finishing in fifth. The team of Demish Gaye, Akeem Bloomfield, Rusheen McDonald...

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