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Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:38 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With more than two weeks since the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre (NAC), Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that there are still no plans for any swim meets to be held locally in the near future. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said his organisation is looking to court Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood and Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the Reggae Boyz set-up for the upcoming World...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says that the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica is troubling, as they seek to continue the local track and field season. All local sports were suspended in...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:31 AM

England fast bowler Stuart Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for using what the ICC described as “inappropriate language” following the dismissal of Pakistan’s Yasir Shah during the first Test. The man handing down the sanction? Broad’s...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:27 AM

LISBON, Portugal (AP): Seen as an example for the rest of Europe, Portugal successfully controlled the coronavirus pandemic - and earned the right to host the world’s most important club football tournament. Portugal will take the centre...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s number one tennis player, Blaise Bicknell, is scheduled to return to competitive action next month, as he is down to participate in a Professional Future men’s tournament in Illinois on September 14. This will be Bicknell’s first...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

On June 3, 2020, former Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) captain Dwayne Bravo, in an interview with THE STAR, stated that none of the six Caribbean Premier League (CPL) teams will have an advantage with the Twenty20 tournament being staged exclusively...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, has warned that his organisation is closely monitoring the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country and that a positive test at Caymanas Park will likely lead to the re-...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

N ational senior netball defender Shamera Sterling has set her sights on leading the Adelaide Thunderbirds to a top-four finish in this year’s Australian Suncorp Super Netball League. The Thunderbirds have had a poor showing in the championships...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Although COVID-19 called a halt to regional and international tournaments, the Jamaica Rifle Association’s practical pistol squad has been staging monthly mega matches since May, with marksman Ryan Bramwell dominating the competitions. After three...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:26 AM

SILVERSTONE, England (AP): Max Verstappen sprang what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix yesterday. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that an increase in community spread of COVID-19 could put sports at risk of another hiatus. The country reported significant increases in positive novel coronavirus cases over the last week. Thirty cases...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President Keith Wellington says that the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) expects to get a decision on whether schools will be able to resume football training and start the new schoolboy football season by mid-September. ISSA said...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 8:08 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

National Amateur Champion William Knibbs won his second title since golf restarted locally. He claimed the two-day Emancipendence Classic at the Caymanas Golf course on Sunday. The overnight leader, Knibbs had a better day two to move away from the...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:30 AMAinsley Walters/Sunday Gleaner Writer

FORMER champion jockey, Panamanian Dick Cardenas, yesterday booted home a second three-timer in two days, taking his tally to six winners in two meets, his third day in the saddle since returning to Caymanas Park. Cardenas, the 2011 champion,...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:29 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

William Knibbs’ hot streak continues on the local golfing circuit as the recently crowned National Amateur Champion has seized the early lead on day one of the two-day Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Emancipendence Classic at the Caymanas Golf Club...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:26 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP): World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach yesterday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced. Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

German football writer Jonathan Harding says despite Leon Bailey’s less than impressive numbers this season, the Bayer Leverkusen star had a good campaign and continues to develop at the Bundesliga club. He also says Bailey fits Leverkusen’s style...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:24 AMLivingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Cricket economist Tim Wigmore has predicted that Test playing nations outside the big three, England, India and Australia, will soon have to drop Test cricket from their calendar because it lacks viability. Wigmore says it’s not feasible for some...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment - Assistant Sports Editor

ISSA President Keith Wellington says he is open to the idea of using a younger cohort of referees in schoolboy football, to address the match official shortage across its competitions. Wellington recently said that there is a need for more referees...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:22 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

This afternoon’s $850,000-$800,000 optional claiming at five furlongs round could get really tricky, considering the many variables at play in the quick dash. The runners to keep an eye on are those competing on a tag for the first time –...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Football stakeholders are concerned that the start of the 2020-2021 Red Stripe Premier League and schoolboy football seasons could be pushed back even further than October. This is because of what has been a dramatic rise in local COVID-19 cases...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Half-Way Tree Primary School has already put safety measures in place to resume its physical-education programme for the upcoming school year. Its physical education (PE) teacher, Jermaine Jones, says that PE should not...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 10:16 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The Caribbean Premier League says its players, officials and administrators have arrived in Trinidad and Tobago and that 162 people who travelled into the country have tested negative for COVID-19. The CPL said...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

RACE CAR overcame traffic problems down the backstretch yesterday and running four-wide into the lane to storm past SENTIENT and MASTER OF HALL close to home, making amends for his fourth-place finish when going for a fourth-straight victory two...

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