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Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Recently the Daily Telegraph, a British newspaper published a report from the Glasgow University in Scotland that revealed that footballers are three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative diseases than the general population....

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:31 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National Housing Trust (NHT) had mixed fortunes while Jamaica Customs had double success in the final of the Business House Netball Association (BHNA) Competition at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday. In the feature game of the night,...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:31 AM

LONDON (AP): Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka appeared to swear at his team’s own supporters after being substituted yesterday when a two-goal lead was surrendered against Crystal Palace to draw 2-2 in the English Premier League. The decision by Unai...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:31 AMKavarly Arnold/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Manchester High School head coach Vassell Reynolds says their tactic of using big, physical players in the midfield, as opposed to Cornwall College’s (CC) technically sound, smaller players, paid off on Saturday. Manchester defeated...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:29 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Lewis Hamilton overcame Ferrari’s front-row start to win the Mexican Grand Prix yesterday, moving the Mercedes driver closer to a sixth career Formula One championship. Only Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas’ third-place finish...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Jamaica’s elevation to the No. 45 position on the October FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings is being hailed and heralded across the local football fraternity for different reasons. One abstract school of thought is that the rise of the Reggae Boyz in...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican surge in the throwing events could hit the skids without financial support for athletes. That is a nagging worry for Julian Robinson, who coached Fedrick Dacres to a silver medal at the recent IAAF World Championships in Doh, Qatar. “...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden gave themselves much-needed breathing room in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table with a 1-0 win over bottom club University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in their game at the Royal Lakes Sports Complex yesterday. Dean-Andre Thomas...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Former Windies captain, Sir Vivian Richards has endorsed Kieron Pollard’s appointment as white-ball skipper and believes that “politics with the last regime” prevented the Trinidadian from assuming the position sooner....

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:48 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW again annihilated the opposition, romping the Cash Pot Trophy for a fifth straight win, landing yesterday’s first leg of the three-race Supreme Ventures Limited Two-Year-Old Series, unchallenged, by eight lengths, ahead of TOMOHAWK....

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:47 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) barely broke a sweat as they outclassed Vauxhall High 3-0 at Winchester Park yesterday to secure their spot in the quarterfinals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition. The Ludlow Bernard-coached KC...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:46 AMKavarly Arnold - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dinthill Technical High School continue to ride their fortune in the 2019 ISSA/WATA DaCosta Cup after they defeated Petersfield High 2-0 in their second match of the quarterfinal round at the STETHS Sports Complex yesterday. Karim...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:46 AMRachid Parchment - Assistant Sport Editor

Haitian Cycling Federation vice-president Marjorie Guillaume says that if elected president of the Caribbean Cycling Confederation (CCC), she will develop the sport regionally by building what she describes as “viable and specific alliances” with...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:45 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) will be chasing races for the nation’s 4x100m teams before the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. That’s the assurance from the association’s President Warren Blake. Dr Blake said on Friday that...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:44 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Leading opener Hayley Matthews has been left out of a 14-member Windies Women’s squad to face touring India Women in the first two One-Day Internationals (ODI) of the three-match series which bowls off here on Friday. The...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Molynes United coach Lijyasu Simms is expecting a positive reaction from his team when they travel to Clarendon to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) this afternoon at the Effortville Community Centre at 3:00. Newcomers...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican flag and national anthem were seen and heard last night in the Hall of Legions, Kielce, Poland, after 25-year-old Joshua Frazer, Jamaica’s amateur welterweight boxing champion, collected his gold medal in the Leszek Drogosz Memorial...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport minister Olivia Grange says Jamaica’s global appeal in athletics, especially in sprinting, was the driving force behind the coaching exchange partnership brokered with Kenya. Grange confirmed that the two countries will be planning to...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Six months after getting relegated from the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), director of administration at Montego Bay United FC (MBU) Sandra Christie says the club is coping well as it plots a return to top-flight football. This...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LEADING owner Carlton Watson will be playing catch-up after this afternoon when Michael Bernard’s WOW WOW strolls to what should be an easy victory in the six-furlong Cash Pot Trophy, which has a winner’s purse of $1.7 million. Watson, the main...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The best of the available senior-level talent in the island have been making their case for national selection in the 2019 Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Super League 50-over Championship. The competition, which started on September 14, ends...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Danusia Francis’ qualification for Tokyo 2020 is a tremendous boost not only for the 25-year-old but also gymnastics in Jamaica and the Caribbean. In my column on October 5, I suggested that ‘Nush,’ as she is called, was the one to watch. My...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Newly crowned 400m world champion Steven Gardiner says the world record may fall next year. Gardiner, the 6’5” Bahamian, believes a race with Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk and the fastest man in the world over the...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) will be aiming to finish the job against Vauxhall High when both teams clash in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup second-leg match at Winchester Park today at 3 p.m. In the opening match of the double-header...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

FORMER Jamaican middle-­distance runner Inez Turner will be one of the hosts at this year’s US/Elite Jamaica Scholarship Convention and College Fair to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Saturday November 2 at 8 a.m. Turner will be joined...

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