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Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Warren Blake hailed Olympians Merlene Ottey and Deon Hemmings-McCatty as pioneers of local athletics after they were announced among the sporting figures to receive national awards later this...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Sprint legend Merlene Ottey is set to receive the nation’s fourth highest award at the National Honours and Awards ceremony in October. For her contributions to track and field, Ottey will be honoured with the Order of Jamaica. She will now be...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Whether it was the standard of excellence set by track and field greats, past and present, or Jamaica’s landmark achievement in football, experienced sports administrator Mike Fennell believes that the National Stadium has been instrumental in...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Pace bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts believes a lack of proper planning by West Indies following their win in the opening Test at Southampton led to their poor form in the remaining matches and their eventual series...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican football legend Allan ‘Skill’ Cole credits Brazilian coach Jorge Penna for revolutionising the national team after his arrival in 1962. Penna’s appointment coincided with Jamaica’s independence, and the South American is considered to be...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:21 AM

For former jockey and trainer Harry Jaghai, competing at Caymanas Park in 1962, during the swell of independence and national pride, will forever be branded in his memory as one of his greatest experiences in life. Jaghai is the only jockey alive...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

A new book will be published in the United Kingdom (UK) this month, which features footballers of Jamaican heritage and their contribution to English football. Football’s Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has come to the support of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) through its ongoing PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund, which continues to make a difference in several sectors of society. Recently...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:15 AM

LONDON (AP): Arsenal are cutting 55 jobs due to the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen fans shut out of stadiums. In a statement issued yesterday, head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With recommendations being developed to improve Jamaica’s domestic football product, sports administrators Don Anderson and Carvel Stewart believe that professionalising the island’s top flight can attract overseas investors to local clubs. Former...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:23 AM

LONDON (CMC): As expected, Cricket Australia has scrapped a three-match Twenty20 series with West Indies scheduled for October. The matches were expected to be part of both teams’ build-up to the T20 World Cup, which had been scheduled for October...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Melbourne Cricket Club President Mark Neita agrees with cricket economist Tim Wigmore that clubs in the region should be better compensated for their role in developing world-class players. Wigmore, in a recent television interview, said regional...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:13 AM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP): Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference play-offs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commonwealth collaboration is vital to the recovery of the sport sector, which has suffered a crushing blow from essential measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. This was the recurring theme as sports ministers from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia,...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican batsman Andre McCarthy and left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal will not take part in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as they have been withdrawn from the Jamaica Tallawahs squad after coming in contact with another Jamaican cricketer...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following the team’s poor showing in last year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 competition, newly appointed captain of the Jamaica Tallawahs, Rovman Powell, says his players are heading into this month’s tournament in full confidence. The...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:20 AM

HENDERSON, Kentucky (CMC): Jamaican jockey Shaun Bridgmohan repelled a flying late challenge from 7-1 choice HIERARCHY to win Sunday’s US$100,000 ($4.7 million) Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Cup Stakes at Ellis Park and guide FACTOR THIS to a fourth-...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

New England Patriots’ Jamaica-born safety Patrick Chung says that his decision not to play in the 2020 National Football League (NFL) campaign was a matter of prioritising the health of his family. The three-time Super Bowl champion is the latest...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Bruce James, president of MVP Track Club, says the University of Technology-based athletics club could still travel to Europe this year if it is safe to do so. Every year, the Stephen Francis-coached group move their training base to Italy for the...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With England also interested in the midfielder, Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson confirmed that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has invited Leeds United captain Kalvin Phillips to be a part of the Boyz’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Windies cricketers Nehemiah Perry and Jeffrey Dujon are doubtful that the Caribbean will be capable of hosting any nation for the foreseeable future after South Africa’s withdrawal from a potential tour. Cricket South Africa director and...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, student athletes say they are remaining positive about attending school in the United States (US). Former Kingston College long jumper Shacquille Lowe, who will be attending Mississippi State University, is looking...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) President Irwine Clare says despite a loss of over $22 million in funding because of COVID-19, the organisation remains committed to its promise to assist athletics in Jamaica. However, he says it will be done in a more...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:13 AM

SILVERSTONE, England (AP): Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix (GP) on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap to clinch an 87th career win and move within four of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One (F1) record. The championship...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Goalkeeper Andre Blake, who helped the Philadelphia Union into the semi-finals of Major League Soccer last Tuesday, said that it has been tough living in a biosecure bubble for nearly a month. However, the opportunity to help the Union claim their...

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