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Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TOONA CILIATA, second to SHE’S A MANEATER in last year’s Superstakes, followed by a third-place run in the Diamond Mile behind the now-retired champion mare and her American-bred stablemate, STRANGER DANGER, is running a class lower this afternoon...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) General Manager Denzil Wilks says the refurbishing of the National Basketball Courts, at Independence Park, is close to completion. “The basketball courts have been completed and the only thing that is...

Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:00 AM

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP): Half-centuries by Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich set up the Windies’ first-innings lead of 114 against England on day three of the first Test here at the empty Ageas Bowl yesterday. The Windies, resuming the day on...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tallawahs franchise has been placed under the microscope once again, this time involving Jamaican player Ramaal Lewis. Lewis, who played seven games for the Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament last season...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:22 AM

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP): Windies captain Jason Holder took a career-best 6/42 and won the first round of his private duel with England all-rounder Ben Stokes as the touring side took control of the first Test here at the Ageas Bowl yesterday....

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Reigning Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod got his 2020 season started with a third-place finish in the men’s 100-yard dash at the Zurich Inspiration Games yesterday. McLeod, who was running the 100 yard (91m) event for the first time in...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:00 AM

GraceKennedy has announced sprinter Briana Williams as its new ambassador. Williams, the reigning World Athletics Under-20 100m and 200m champion, signed a three-year contract with the brand on Wednesday. “Being a GraceKennedy ambassador means so...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Molynes United President Herman Cruickshank has called for a subsidy by organisers of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to aid less financially endowed teams when the new season starts. Molynes were promoted to top-flight football in the 2019-20...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:32 AM

SOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC): Only 82 minutes and 17.4 overs were possible as rain wrecked the opening day of the first Test of the historic ‘bio-secure’ series at Ageas Bowl yesterday, ruining high expectations after weeks of anticipation. With the...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:29 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller says that the team was not looking to find a marquee player to replace former captain Chris Gayle as he is “irreplaceable”. However, the idea behind the players drafted was to build a solid...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre could happen by August provided that measures taken to safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus disease are accepted by...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican left-arm chinaman bowler Dennis Bulli could not hold back his excitement after being selected by the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Bulli, who had a breakout season for Jamaica in last year’s...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, says local cricket would welcome a financial relief from the International Cricket Council (ICC), similar to what FIFA has provided for their member associations, in an...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 7:29 AM

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP): Fernando Alonso will return to Formula One next season with the Renault team. The French manufacturer said in a statement Wednesday that the 38-year-old Alonso will replace Daniel Ricciardo, who is joining McLaren...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 6:46 AM

SOUTHAMPTON, England, (CMC): Persistent drizzles have delayed the toss on the opening morning of the historic first Test between West Indies and England here. Players and officials have been kept from the field by the adverse weather, which...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:21 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

A VETERAN jockey was among two persons evicted from Caymanas Park on Sunday as Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) enforced its zero-tolerance approach aimed at patrons and members of the professional groups, who flout COVID-...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says that the continued delay in the reopening of aquatic facilities in the United Kingdom (UK) will set him back in his preparations for next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. As the UK continues to...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:19 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Netball stakeholders in western Jamaica believe that while the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) netball competitions are important to the development of the sport in the region, caution must be observed ahead of...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Several former Jamaican international and Major League Soccer (MLS) players believe that footballers from the island do not get the respect they deserve from clubs in North America’s top-flight professional league. Tyrone Marshall, who played over...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:06 AM

International sport finally returns to Britain today when England play the West Indies in the world’s first cricket Test match since the start of March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s clear the match being staged at the Ageas Bowl in...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica Tallawahs players Nikita Miller and David Bernard Jr believe the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be a tough one for the local franchise following the naming of the squads for the tournament, which is slated to...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says a scholarship, valued at $1.8 million, has been established to commemorate the 100th birthday of Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medallist, Arthur Wint. The scholarship will be awarded to a second-year...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With athletics moving forward through a return to competitive meets, former national long-distance runner Kemoy Campbell has warned athletes about competing during the current health crisis. Campbell, who was speaking during a recent Gleaner Sports...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:18 AM

LONDON (AP): England has accommodated Pakistan and Ireland by jamming their cricket tours into late summer. England and Ireland will play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) in six days up to August 4; then from the next day, England and Pakistan...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Senoj-Jay Givans, the 2017 World Championships team member, got his 2020 season off to a promising start in Florida on July 4. Givans placed fourth in the 100-metre final in 10.21 seconds. With competition curtailed by the COVID-19 outbreak, that...

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