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Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:35 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) has slashed staff and player incomes in half, in an attempt to remain viable amid mounting financial troubles due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Describing the move as a “temporary measure”, the...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:32 AMAkino Ming - Staff Reporter

If it were left up to veteran athletics coach Maurice Wilson, the 2020 Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) National Senior Championships would be cancelled. Wilson told The Sunday Gleaner that he does not believe the annual meet...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MUNICH (AP): Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich took a confident step closer to an eighth straight German title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Düsseldorf in an empty stadium yesterday. With five games remaining, Bayern moved into a...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 HAS surely left an indelible mark on sport and in particular West Indies cricket with the regional governing body having to make drastic changes to counter the negative financial impact of the ongoing pandemic. Cricket West Indies (CWI)...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:17 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Sports events will be allowed to resume in England from tomorrow, without any spectators and providing they comply with the government’s coronavirus protocols. The guidance for elite sports bodies was published by the...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:28 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) has approved the Test tour of England, paving the way for cricket’s first-ever “bio-secure” Test series to proceed behind closed doors in July. In a statement late yesterday, CWI said the decision...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While national and Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey’s return to the German Bundesliga has been currently limited to off-the-bench appearances, his agent and father, Craig Butler, believes that it’s only a matter of time before he reclaims his...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:25 AM

KINGSTON (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI), along with several members of the West Indies women’s fraternity, have expressed sadness at the passing of Cleon Smith, the highly respected and hard-working coach of the Jamaica women’s side. CWI director...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and West Indies Women all-rounder Shanel Daley says the national women’s cricket team has lost a “father figure” following the passing of coach Cleon Smith, who died on Thursday. The 60-year-old Smith passed away at the Kingston Public...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Stephen Francis, one of the founders of MVP Track Club, has declined to comment on reports that four-time World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has left the club for a second time. Francis, who has been guiding the career of Fraser-...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Costa could face six-month sentence for tax fraud MADRID (AP): A six-month prison sentence will be sought against Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa for alleged tax fraud, Spain’s state prosecutors’ office said yesterday. If found guilty, Costa...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:09 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Cricket Australia is bracing for the “very high risk” of the men’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup being postponed and the resulting financial hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Australia is scheduled to host the tournament...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:28 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Maurice Wilson, the head coach of Sprintec Track Club, says his charges will be ready to compete when action in athletics resumes in August. The veteran sprint coach says that even though the recent two-week lockdown of St Catherine, where the club...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Gary Peart, executive chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited, says the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the process of installing a new tote board at Caymanas Park, almost a year after the equipment stopped functioning. The tote board, which is...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National goalkeeper Akeem Chambers is the first student to benefit from The Mico University College students’ COVID-19 relief programme. The programme, which aims to assist students at the institution who have been affected by the pandemic, was...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:24 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): The Premier League plans to restart on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with new staggered kick-off times to make sure every game can be shown on TV as fans are prevented from attending...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having scored 10 goals so far in this season’s Costa Rican top-flight football competition, national striker Javon East says he will be seeking a move away from the club to Europe in the summer. The 25-year-old East, who signed a three-year...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora gave Serie A the green light to resume after a meeting with Italian football authorities on Thursday. A medical protocol for matches was approved by a technical scientific committee earlier. Spadafora says Serie A...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): The Premier League is planning to return on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The league's official broadcasters in Britain — Sky Sports and the BBC — said Thursday that...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts dismissed criticism of their handling of travel arrangements for national players and teams. He noted that the federation doesn't have the funds available to make...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In a bid to improve the racing product, executive chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), Gary Peart, says a lot of new and exciting products are set to come on stream as soon as horse racing resumes at Caymanas Park. SVL is the parent body...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Chairman of the CARICOM subcommittee on cricket, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, has thrown his support behind the West Indies' proposed tour of England once all the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are managed. Insisting...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association, Calbert Hutchinson, described Ishcah Browne and Jessica Sylvester, who both recently received full scholarships to American universities, as pioneers and expects the pair to be a source of inspiration...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 1:06 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): The Premier League is on course to restart next month after clubs approved plans yesterday to resume contact training, even as some players are concerned about taking to the field again during the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, says that the organisation is not in a position to provide funds to schools to offset losses incurred due to the cancellation of events because of the coronavirus...

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