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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...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Warren Blake hailed Olympians Merlene Ottey and Deon Hemmings-McCatty as pioneers of local athletics after they were announced among the sporting figures to receive national awards later this...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Sprint legend Merlene Ottey is set to receive the nation’s fourth highest award at the National Honours and Awards ceremony in October. For her contributions to track and field, Ottey will be honoured with the Order of Jamaica. She will now be...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Whether it was the standard of excellence set by track and field greats, past and present, or Jamaica’s landmark achievement in football, experienced sports administrator Mike Fennell believes that the National Stadium has been instrumental in...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Pace bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts believes a lack of proper planning by West Indies following their win in the opening Test at Southampton led to their poor form in the remaining matches and their eventual series...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican football legend Allan ‘Skill’ Cole credits Brazilian coach Jorge Penna for revolutionising the national team after his arrival in 1962. Penna’s appointment coincided with Jamaica’s independence, and the South American is considered to be...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:21 AM

For former jockey and trainer Harry Jaghai, competing at Caymanas Park in 1962, during the swell of independence and national pride, will forever be branded in his memory as one of his greatest experiences in life. Jaghai is the only jockey alive...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

A new book will be published in the United Kingdom (UK) this month, which features footballers of Jamaican heritage and their contribution to English football. Football’s Black Pioneers: The Stories of the First Black Players to Represent the 92...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has come to the support of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) through its ongoing PSOJ COVID-19 Jamaica Response Fund, which continues to make a difference in several sectors of society. Recently...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:15 AM

LONDON (AP): Arsenal are cutting 55 jobs due to the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen fans shut out of stadiums. In a statement issued yesterday, head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With recommendations being developed to improve Jamaica’s domestic football product, sports administrators Don Anderson and Carvel Stewart believe that professionalising the island’s top flight can attract overseas investors to local clubs. Former...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:23 AM

LONDON (CMC): As expected, Cricket Australia has scrapped a three-match Twenty20 series with West Indies scheduled for October. The matches were expected to be part of both teams’ build-up to the T20 World Cup, which had been scheduled for October...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Melbourne Cricket Club President Mark Neita agrees with cricket economist Tim Wigmore that clubs in the region should be better compensated for their role in developing world-class players. Wigmore, in a recent television interview, said regional...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:13 AM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP): Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference play-offs by beating the Utah Jazz 116-108 on Monday night. The Lakers (51-15) own a six-game...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Commonwealth collaboration is vital to the recovery of the sport sector, which has suffered a crushing blow from essential measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. This was the recurring theme as sports ministers from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia,...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican batsman Andre McCarthy and left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal will not take part in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as they have been withdrawn from the Jamaica Tallawahs squad after coming in contact with another Jamaican cricketer...

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