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Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:22 AM

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will know who their new head coach is in just a matter of days, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says. The JFF boss refused to go into details about the pending appointment, but said that the...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

From working tirelessly to reinstate Jamaica into the International Gymnastics Federation (IGF), to funding a gym out of her own pocket, Nicole Grant-Brown, the president of the Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JAGA), has gone above and beyond to...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts has publicly reiterated his belief that national senior men’s team head coach, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, will lead the Reggae Boyz to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Speaking at the launch of...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican gymnast Toni-Ann Williams has made the leap from competitor to trainer. The 24-year-old Olympian was named assistant head coach of the Towson University Tigers Gymnastic Team in Towson, Maryland. The position was announced on Thursday....

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Megan Tapper settled into the blocks for the 100-metre hurdles final in Doha at the 17th World Championships, she was on the cusp of her greatest accomplishment in track and field. Sadly, a twitchy start left her in tears, with the other...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Over the course of the last week, we had two high-profile Jamaican sports personalities ‘throwing shade’ at their former coaches in no uncertain way. Jhaniele Fowler, the captain of the Sunshine Girls, did not mince words when saying how...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

BOSTON (AP): Joel Embiid responded to criticism from Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley to score a season-high 38 points and add 13 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 115-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Embiid scored 16...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The Mico University College and The University of the West Indies (UWI) are set for an epic battle today at Mico starting at 3:00pm, in the final game in the best-of- three finals in the Intercol male Division 1 Basketball Competition. After going...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:15 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Local high school and college coaches will get a chance to see where their preparations are before they go on Christmas break, as they will be able to test their athletes at two development meets today. The Tyser Mills Meet will be held at the G....

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:15 AM

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Jürgen Klopp extended his contract as Liverpool manager until 2024, the Premier League club said yesterday, in a further boost to their bid to become English champions for the first time in 30 years. “This club is in such a...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Clarendon College are the back-to-back daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield Champions, making them the best schoolboy football team in Jamaica. When I went to Clarendon College in 1992 as a child leaving Alley in Clarendon, all you would hear about is...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:08 AM

CHENNAI, India (CMC): Veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has finally confirmed his return to international cricket, announcing his availability for selection to the shortest format yesterday, with the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup just 10 months away. The...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:07 AM

FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Football’s international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country....

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:37 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United head coach Ricardo Gardner believes that his team is close to being back to its best after a 2-1 win over Cavalier FC in the Red Stripe Premier League game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. Lamar Walker opened the scoring...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:36 AM

Ferrari have admitted to holding talks with Formula One (F1) world champion Lewis Hamilton about him joining their team. Discussions with Ferrari chairman John Elkann were confirmed by its chief executive officer Louis Carey Camilleri at a media...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:35 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) as appointed Australian Chris Brabazon as its first-ever coach education manager, a move aimed at “producing world-class players” for the international sides. Brabazon, formerly the Western...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:35 AM

What a week it has been in the world of track and field, which is typically quiet at this time of year as athletes have only begun pre-season preparations for 2020. Yohan Blake is now dominating headlines after what I consider an ill-fated...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:34 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Wesley Brown is tied for eighth place following his even-par round of 72 to be three shots off the lead heading into the second day of the three day Alacran Jamaica Open at the Tryall Golf Club in Hanover. The St Ann-based Brown, who also...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:34 AM

Ten-time National Women’s Champion, six-time Chess Olympian, Subzonal winner, coach, arbiter, and proprietor of R...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Teenager Bukayo Saka scored one goal and set up another to secure a 2-2 draw for Arsenal at Standard Liege yesterday and lead the Gunners into the next stage of the Europa League. The result meant that Arsenal finished top of Group F ahead of...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:32 AM

Skateland, Half-Way Tree will be electrified with stiff competition as eight gyms vie for $100,000 and gym equipment valued at $500,000. Gates open at 6 p.m., as fans will be treated to nine amateur fights and one professional bout. Jamaican...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 6:23 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer -

Portmore United defeated Cavalier 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Thursday afternoon. Lamar Walker opened the scoring in the 34th minute and Cleon Pryce added another two minutes into the second...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:32 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a successful 2019 season, 100 metre hurdler Megan Tapper has bright hopes for next year. Tapper, a World Championship finalist, is up for the challenge she will face against a Jamaican hurdles contingent she describes as brilliant. The 25-...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:30 AM

MUMBAI, India (CMC): West Indies’ bid for a rare series win fizzled under the weight of an enormous run chase as India pulled off a convincing 67-run victory in yesterday’s third Twenty20 International to clinch a 2-1 verdict in the three-match...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:29 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

A total of 96 players, including 71 professionals and 25 amateurs, will descend on the newly refurbished Tryall Golf Course for the 52nd edition of the 54 hole Jamaica Open, which tees off today at 7:30 a.m. Included in that list is defending...

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