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Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 11:41 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. Seiko Hashimoto’s response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:27 AM

KANDY, Sri Lanka (CMC): Captain Kieron Pollard has praised West Indies’ efforts despite losing the final One-Day International on Sunday and suffering another embarrassing series whitewash to Sri Lanka, but says consistency needs to become key to...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, says his organisation is still awaiting word from the Ministry of Health and the world’s governing body for football FIFA, to determine if they will go ahead with their scheduled...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:26 AM

PORTSMOUTH, England (AP): Arsenal advanced to the sixth round of the FA Cup after overcoming a spirited Portsmouth 2-0 at a raucous Fratton Park yesterday. Portsmouth, unbeaten at home in League One, had the better of the first half, only for...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:25 AM

Defending champions and favourites Camperdown along Herbert Morrison warmed up for the semi-finals of the ISSA All-Island schoolboy basketball competition with good wins recently. Camperdown made a statement when they walloped St George’s College...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:22 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s amateur boxers did themselves proud last Saturday night when they produced a scintillating performance to defeat a team from Panama 5-1, to mark the opening of the Montego Bay Boxing Gym located at the Montego Bay Cricket Club at Jarrett...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:21 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP): With a European Championship being staged across the continent in three months, UEFA is trying to dampen any panic about the impact of the fast-spreading virus even as uncertainty persists. Just a couple of minutes were spent in a...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MOSCOW (AP): Russia’s track and field federation says it has admitted wrongdoing after being accused of supplying fake documents to give a top athlete an alibi for missing drug testing. Ahead of the Olympics, the admission could help end a stand-...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:20 AM

LONDON (AP): Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge said he was devastated to be banned from football until June for breaking betting rules and called on companies to be prevented from taking bets on player transfers in the wake of the decision...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:18 AM

The preparation of our athletes for major meets this year continued, with the Gibson McCook Relays held on Saturday. The adults and children on show put on a performance that convinced attendees and viewers that the return of this island to the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports Minister Olivia Grange says that resources have been allocated to repair the synthetic track surface at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James. “The funds (for the new Montego Bay Sports Complex track) are available in the 2020 fiscal...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

As was the case a year ago, Kingston College and Edwin Allen ended February on a high after dominant displays at the Gibson McCook Relays, but with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships just around the corner, the teams’...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Scores: Waterhouse 3-1 UWIFC Portmore 0-1 Tivoli Gardens Dunbeholden 2-0 Harbour View Vere 0-1 Humble Lion Mount Pleasant 1-0 Molynes Today’s Games: Cavalier vs Arnett Gardens

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United’s head coach, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, insists their recent disappointments at the Caribbean Club Championship and Concacaf Champions League, have not dented their confidence despite suffering a 1-0 loss to Tivoli Gardens in the Red...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange hopes that a financial assistance programme valued at between $50 and $70 million, will galvanise Jamaica’s prospective Olympians in their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics this year. Grange was speaking at a...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:11 AM

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): West Indies missed out on the semi-finals of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup for the first time in six tournaments when they suffered a 46-run defeat to England in a lopsided contest yesterday. Needing a victory to remain in...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The rapid increase in speed and momentum gathered by the spreading coronavirus (now identified as Covid-19 is moving at wildfire pace, with the confirmed cases worldwide mushrooming to almost 90,000, and official deaths rapidly approaching the 3,...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:07 AM

KANDY, Sri Lanka, (CMC): All-rounder Fabian Allen’s late cameo almost did the trick but luckless West Indies failed in their bid to avoid a second successive whitewash on Sri Lankan soil when they suffered a narrow six-run defeat in a nerve-...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:44 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen High’s Class Two 4x100 metres quartet of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Brandy Hall, and Tia Clayton continued their dream season yesterday at the 44th staging of the Gibson McCook Relays inside the National Stadium. Smashing records has...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:43 AM

KANDY, Sri Lanka (CMC): West Indies will attempt to avoid their second straight whitewash on Sri Lankan soil when they take on the hosts in today’s final One-Day International. Five years ago, the Caribbean side were swept 3-0 with the decisive...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:43 AMLennox Aldred -

Sunday Gleaner Writer On a rain-affected day where two hours of play were lost and 17 wickets fell, a mesmerising spell of spin bowling from Veerasammy Permaul carried the Guyana Jaguars to a seven-wicket win over the Jamaica Scorpions on day three...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:42 AM

DUBAI, UAE (AP): After saving match points to reach the final, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was scarcely troubled as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to win the Dubai Championships for the fifth time. The 17-time Grand Slam champion...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:41 AMDaniel Wheeler - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Young Jamaican striker Jody Brown put on a superb scoring display as the young Reggae Girlz dismantled Bermuda 9-1 in their round of 16 game of the Under-20 Concacaf Women’s Championship at the Estadio Panamericano in the Dominican Republic...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:41 AM

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Nervous West Indies face a giant hurdle in their quest to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup for the sixth straight time when they clash with powerhouses England here today (3 a.m. Ja time). With just...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says the death of former chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Herb Elliott is a massive blow to sports in Jamaica. Dr Elliott, 85, who was...

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