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Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:57 AM

Sport Minister Olivia Grange has received the all-clear from Olympian Asafa Powell to move forward with plans to erect a monument in his honour at Independence Park at the National Stadium. The sprinter and his wife, Alyshia, signed off on the...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:56 AM

The ‘Pocket Rocket’ Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tajay Gayle are tipped as front-runners to grab the top individual awards at tonight’s RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards. The two athletes have enjoyed a...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:55 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It was like déjà vu for the Jamaica Scorpions as the Windward Islands Volcanoes made them chase leather for an entire day as they did against Trinidad and Tobago last week. At stumps on day one of their second-round Cricket West Indies Professional...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:55 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica’s senior men’s team head coach Romeo Monteith is upbeat after the Reggae Warriors were placed in Group C of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in a draw made yesterday. The Reggae Warriors have been placed with 2013 World Champions New Zealand...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:52 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Windies captain Kieron Pollard has urged his side to pay attention to the small details and improve their bowling discipline, as they seek to come from behind and win the three-match Twenty20 (T20) series against Ireland...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:48 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Tajay Gayle made a breakthrough last year in Doha, when he became Jamaica’s first world champion in the long jump. One coach says Gayle has inspired all jumpers and among them is Tissanna Hickling, the Pan American Games bronze medallist. Her coach...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director of football, Wendell Downswell, said the federation will make a number of moves this year aimed at improving the youth development mechanism of the country. Downswell said it will soon become compulsory...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:33 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions will play their first home game of the 2020 Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Championship when they host the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park starting today. The Andre Coley-coached...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler says the Sunshine Girls are ready for their four-nation Vitality Netball Nations Cup in England, which will run from January 19-26. The tournament, which involves host England, world champions New...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:32 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): Veteran Dwayne Bravo’s return following a three-and-a-half-year sojourn on the sidelines ended in disappointment as a feisty Ireland stunned Windies by four runs in the opening Twenty20 (T20) International here...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:32 AM

Organisers have announced that the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce/Hugh Senior 5K Run/Walk will now take place at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on Saturday. The event has usually been held in the Waterhouse community but has been moved this year to...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:29 AM

LeBron James and Tom Brady are undeniably great sportsmen; however, their one-two finish in the Associated Press Athlete of the Decade vote may well bear examination. James, the basketball star now at the Los Angeles Lakers, and Brady, the New...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon Football Association president Ewan Scott has dismissed accusations by former match commissioner Anthony Cooke that parish Football Association (FA) presidents are monopolising appointments for Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games for...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:57 PM

Jamaican female umpire Jacqueline Williams has become the first West Indies woman to officiate as the third umpire in a men’s international. Williams took up position this morning at the National Cricket Stadium, St George's,...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 11:09 AM

Jamaican match official Jacqueline Williams will become the first woman to officiate as the third umpire in a men’s international cricket match when she takes the field for the first of three Twenty20 (T20) Internationals against...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 1:00 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica Scorpions assistant coach, now the head coach of the Windward Islands Volcanoes, Andrew Richardson, is looking to get one over on his former team, when the sides meet in their West Indies Championship four- day clash starting...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:57 AM

LONDON (CMC): Reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye has been slapped with a two-year ban over a “doping whereabouts” violation. The Trinidadian sprinter, provisionally suspended last August when the matter first emerged, will...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:57 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau Ray Harvey, chairman of the organising committee of the Milo Western Relays, said the absence of the synthetic track in Montego Bay has a negative effect on the development of the sport in western Jamaica. Harvey was speaking at...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:56 AM

The West Indies Cricket Team has just completed a 3-0 One-Day International (ODI) series win over fellow lowly placed Ireland. One has to do some reflection to come up with a valid reason for the home side to boast about this victory. To be honest...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:55 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Champion swimmer Alia Atkinson began her 2020 season with a third-place finish in the 50m breaststroke on the opening day of the FINA Champions Swim Series at the Shenzhen Universiade Center Swimming Natatorium in Shenzhen, China, yesterday....

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:54 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) president Keith Wellington, does not believe local high schools are bending the association’s recruitment policies to suit themselves, when they enlist student-athletes from overseas. He does,...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:49 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo does not believe his match fitness will be a major issue in the Twenty20 International series against Ireland starting today in Grenada, and said he was anxious to make his presence...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:29 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Pinnock, the outstanding long jumper from Kingston College, has an attempt to make the Jamaica team to the Tokyo Olympics on the radar. That’s the word from his coach, Jeremy Delisser, who says Pinnock is looking good in training so far. “So...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:27 AM

MADRID (AP): Before a match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou more than a year ago, then Real Betis coach Quique Setién asked Sergio Busquets for his game shirt. He said he wanted it with a written dedication, so he could frame it. The Barcelona...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/ - Gleaner Writer

Calabar High turned in some impressive performances at last Saturday’s Douglas Forrest Development Meet at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, as they warmed up for their home meet this Saturday, the McKenley/Wint Classic....

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