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Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Crushing disappointment last year has spurred Akeem Bloomfield, the second fastest Jamaican over 400 metres, to a majestic 2018 season.Speaking to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Bloomfield revealed that he felt like a...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

COREY SCHAFER, president of the International Sports Karate Association (ISKA), said Jamaica's winning bid to host next month's Amateur Members World Championships - Tatami Sports - had the three main ingredients to convince his organisation, one of...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Keith Wellington, ISSA vice-president and principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), admitted that the changes to the format of the Walker Cup and Ben Francis Cup - the urban and rural area knockout competitions - have watered down...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dr Walton Small, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) said with the increase in sponsorship, they are hoping to make this year's schoolboy football season one of the biggest in history.He was speaking at yesterday's...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) CEO Courtney Francis said while they are disappointed that the Jamaica Tallawahs are playing most of their home matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in Florida, he understands the reasons behind the move....

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 3:23 PMRobert Bailey

Digicel and Wisynco have been confirmed as the new title sponsors of this year’s ISSA schoolboy football competitions.  The announcement was made during a press briefing at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston today.  Digicel,...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

National Under-23 team head coach Donovan Duckie says he is looking to build a winning culture within his squad ahead of weekend friendlies against St Vincent and the Grenadines.Jamaica's Under-23s are scheduled to oppose St Vincent and the...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is nothing new about some opinions being brought into the public domain about a few of the country's most experienced athletes. It has been for some time a favourite pasttime of so-called fans to attempt to point these old faithful towards the...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Jamaica Reggae Boyz scored twice in the last 10 minutes as they came from two goals down to snatch a thrilling 2-2 draw against a spirited Barbados in their international friendly here Monday night.Playing at the Wildey...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GOSFORD, Australia (CMC):Track and field legend Usain Bolt has vowed to prove detractors wrong, as he seeks to forge a successful football career at A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners.The 32-year-old trained with the club for the first time here...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Beckham to get UEFA awardNYON, Switzerland (AP) :David Beckham will get the UEFA President's Award for 2018 next week in Monaco to recognise his football achievements and humanitarian work.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the former Manchester...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BORISOV, Belarus (AP):PSV Eindhoven scored with a minute remaining to beat BATE Borisov 3-2 in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying playoffs in Belarus yesterday.Also, Greek club PAOK put themselves in a good position to qualify for the...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has suggested two measures designed to raise the profile of regional table tennis. According to Table Tennis Jamaica president Godfrey Lothian, proposals for a regional club league and a table tennis college were made at recent meetings of...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

AFTER piloting Southern Steel to victory last year in the ANZ Netball finals in New Zealand, Jamaica's Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is looking forward to another major title this year.In her first season in Australia the ace goalshooter will be at the helm...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National goalkeeper Amal Knight said they under-estimated the home team and almost suffered the consequences in their friendly international in Barbados on Monday night.The Jamaicans came from 2-0 down at half-time to get a draw against the plucky...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:51 AMMarc Stamp

The Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) said it will be making efforts to continue to improve on all the playing surfaces and venues of the clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to enhance the tournament's...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former FIFA referee Charles 'Charley' Barrett believes too much emphasis is being placed on female referees, to the detriment of their male counterparts.However, Peter Prendergast, another former FIFA referee, disagrees with his colleague's...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sport as we know it is a culmination of: action on the field of play by the participants, the behind the scenes activities of support groups, the managers, medical staff, the owners of the teams that perform in competitions and leagues, and the...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a move to bring fresh ideas to the racing fraternity and to reinforce practices that were already known, Supreme Ventures Limited and Newport Mills, manufacturer of the Front Runner feed for horses, recently hosted a two-day seminar which...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Mohamed Salah won a first-half penalty converted by James Milner and also played in Sadio Mane for a late goal as Liverpool beat 10-man Crystal Palace 2-0 yesterday for their second straight win to open the English Premier League.In a...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHECKEMA Cunningham said the perfect rebound from not being able to compete at the recent Central America and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, would be to successfully defend her International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) double...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United head coach Shavar Thomas says his team is very determined to come away with a positive result when they play away to Honduran side FC Motagua in the quarter-final of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League on Thursday.Thomas, a former...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NYON, Switzerland (AP):The UEFA award for the best Europe-based player last season will not be won by a World Cup champion from France.Instead, three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo was joined yesterday by former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIGHTON, England (AP):Manchester United conceded three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half in a 3-2 loss to Brighton in the English Premier League (EPL) yesterday.A few hours after Manchester City strolled to a 6-1 win over Huddersfield,...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP):Tyson Fury said he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is "official".All it needs now is a time and a place.Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, cleared the way for a fight with Wilder, the...

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