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Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:16 AM

NEW YORK (AP):All the makings of another lost season in Brooklyn were there.The Nets had lost their leading scorer and then eight straight games. Talk of tanking was growing louder.Just two weeks ago, a lottery appearance seemed a certainty.Maybe...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaican Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, says the appointment of American Rick Turner as the national coordinator and head coach of the national men's basketball team will improve the country's chances of qualifying...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recently, during a radio interview, I discussed the underfunding of women's sports. This was on the heels of the Reggae Girlz's historic qualification to the World Cup.I was joined in the interview by current netball president, Dr Paula Daley-Morris...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Rovman Powell's maiden Twenty20 International half-century went in vain as West Indies caved in under the pressure of a difficult run chase to go down by 36 runs in the second T20 International here yesterday.In pursuit of...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ZURICH (AP):Belgium will end 2018 atop FIFA's rankings with World Cup winners France at No. 2.FIFA says Belgium are a single ranking point - 1,727 to 1,726 - ahead of a French team which won their World Cup semi-final in Russia.Brazil are No. 3 and...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP):Playing strong defence has typically proven to be a winning formula for Utah. Getting to that point has taken more turns and detours than the Jazz anticipated this season.Beating the defending NBA champions offers evidence that...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Skipper Carlos Brathwaite that says that he hopes West Indies could be at their best for tomorrow's decider after conceding they were not up to scratch in yesterday's 36-run defeat in the second Twenty20 International.Sent in...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROME (AP):With the coach under pressure, the players struggling, and the squad wracked by injuries, Roma have the added displeasure of next travelling to face undefeated league leaders Juventus.This season, Roma have had their worst start since 2011...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP):Brazil defender Alex Sandro has renewed his contract with Juventus and will remain with the Italian champions until June 2023.Alex Sandro, 27, signed a five-year deal with Juventus when he moved from Porto in 2015. Since then, the...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The end of the stand-off between local football referees and the administrators of the Red Stripe Premier League is not close and this could threaten this weekend's round of matches.Both groups have aired contrasting claims about the payment to...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, AP:It was another fast start for Allyson Felix.Only 32 weeks into her pregnancy, the Olympic sprint champion gave birth to daughter Camryn on November 28 in an emergency Caesarean section after tests showed the baby's heart rate had...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 5:41 PM

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) said it will not be renewing Jamaica Scorpions' head coach Robert Samuels' contract. Samuels, who has been in charge of the team for two years, will see his contract expire on December 31. More on this...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Life in football is funny. Accomplished Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho lost his job at Manchester United this week and the celebrations by the club's fans gave his departure a ring of inevitability. Still, it's a sad end to his time at the Theatre...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) :Leading Barbados Tridents batsman Dwayne Smith says he and other team members are yet to be paid all monies owed from this year's Caribbean Premier League campaign and believes that the situation could hurt the image of...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Lorne Donaldson and Andrew Price, assistant coaches to the Reggae Girlz World Cup team, believe that the Jamaican public has welcomed overseas-based members of the squad. The coaches made their observation during the Kingston stop on the Girlz's...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE University of West Indies (UWI) are back at the top of men's intercollegiate football. Last Saturday, they defeated defending champions G.C. Foster College 3-1 at the Harbour View Mini Stadium to win the Division One title and complete the...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Red Stripe Premier League was thrown into a tailspin yesterday after protesting referees did not turn up for three of four scheduled matches. General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint said that the root of the...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sunshine Girls captain and goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler has expressed her delight after finishing second in the voting for Netballer of the Year.Fowler picked up 27 votes, 10 behind England's Geva Mentor, who was claiming the top spot for the second...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP):Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United yesterday after failing to restore the club's status as a major European force in a turbulent 30-month spell marked by clashes with players and increasing disgruntlement at the...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the month of December continues to move forward, the prospect of a new track and field season comes sharply into focus. Traditionally, it will kick off with the Pure Water/Jamaica College Invitational event scheduled for the school's brand- new...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PERTH, Australia (AP):Australia trounced India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-Test series 1-1 on the final day yesterday.Needing 287 runs to win, India resumed the day on 112-5 and were all out in a hurry for 140 in the second...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHENNAI, India (CMC):Ex-West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has held out little hope of a revival for his former team's fortunes unless key decisions are made in the Caribbean in the best interest of the game.His comments came in light of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Alex Marshall's 84th-minute goal, which earned his team a point in their 1-1 draw with newcomers Dunbeholden at Stadium East on Sunday, made him the team's leading scorer this season and leaves him just one shy of his total for the entire 2017-18...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite is hoping that events do not get out of control and has called on the referee to be firm when his team meets hosts Tivoli Gardens in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at the Edward Seaga Complex this afternoon at...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:It was a case of biting the hand that feeds you at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Monday night.Deshane Beckford, on loan from Montego Bay United, struck twice for Harbour View as the Stars of the East blanked his parent club 3-0 in...

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