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Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:27 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) says an increase in salaries and wages is the reason for more than two thirds of its costs associated with administrative expenses. This, it said in a press release on Wednesday, is because of changes to its...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:26 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Windies captain Jason Holder was keeping his cards close to his chest with regard to the team selection ahead of the start of the third and final Test against England today. But whoever gets chosen, Holder is keen on putting faith in his tried and...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:25 AM

Jamaica Rugby Football Union Chairman Jerry Benzwick says that his administration has discussed restart protocols and is aiming to resume the season in October. As the COVID-19 pandemic caused global sports to come to a sudden standstill, sports...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) is targeting September as a possible window for the hosting of South Africa’s rescheduled tour of the Caribbean but said the staging of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be the final...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:18 AM

MONACO (AP): Former 1500m world champion Elijah Manangoi was provisionally suspended yesterday for missing doping tests. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said the Kenyan runner has been charged with “whereabouts failures”. No timetable for his...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 4:19 PM

CARSON, California (AP): Mike Tyson is coming back to boxing at age 54. The former heavyweight champion will meet four-division champion Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition match on September 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park. Tyson became the...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With changes to the World Cup qualifying format expected to be determined next Monday, Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that his administration is ready to deal with whatever is decided as it relates to the...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:29 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Boxing Board president Stephen Jones says that plans are being made for boxing in September. Jones, who was previously sceptical about when to make fighters active again, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the change of thinking is...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:27 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies’ assistant coach Roddy Estwick could not put the scenario of the third and final Test between the West Indies and hosts England any simpler. “It will be a final,” Estwick told reporters during the virtual press conference yesterday, as...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the cancellation of a number of basketball camps which usually serve as a platform for the country’s high school basketball players to secure scholarships to overseas universities, Paulton Gordon, president of the Jamaica Basketball...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When local top-flight football returns for the 2020-21 season, clubs will be faced with new financial challenges, given the current environment created by the coronavirus pandemic requiring additional safety and health measures that will come at a...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 5:54 PM

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Fireworks on and off the field at Anfield. As the fans shut out of the stadium lit the sky with pyrotechnics, Liverpool and Chelsea provided their own explosive moments in an eight-goal thriller. A 5-3 victory before...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:09 AM

MANCHESTER (CMC): Out-of-form Shai Hope could be a doubt for the decisive third Test starting Friday, after head coach Phil Simmons admitted he was “concerned” by the right-hander’s run of low scores. The 26-year-old has been given an extended run...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Sunshine Girls captain Vangalee Williams, who recently announced her retirement from the national team, pointed to personal factors and a lack of motivation, while denying that her poor relationship with new coach Connie Francis impacted her...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Top Jamaican squash player Christopher Binnie says his pocket has taken a significant hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a loss of approximately $11 million in potential earnings due to the cancellation of a number of international tour events....

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following a lengthy two-hour meeting on Monday involving representatives from promoters Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) and United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA), the promoting company has decided to cut its planned...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MANCHESTER, England (CMC): Shamarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood carved out polished half-centuries, but West Indies’ fragile top order was again cruelly exposed as England levelled the three-Test series with a 113-run victory on the final day at...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:18 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Last year, Jamaican Brandon King lit up the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following some swashbuckling performances that etched his name amongst some of the greats in the short format. King, who represented the Guyana Amazon Warriors, ended the...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The prestigious Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year because the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the football season. Awarded by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or has been given out every year since Stanley Matthews won the first...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA) board was set to meet yesterday to review its decision to hand the 2020 high-school title to Kingston College (KC) over Jamaica College, based on statistics, after the final was cancelled due to the...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:00 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Ben Stokes delivered crucial contributions with bat and ball to lead England to a 113-run win over the West Indies late on the final day of the second test, tying the three-match series at 1-1 on Monday. Needing to bat out...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 10:01 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This year’s men’s Twenty20 World Cup was pushed back 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the International Cricket Council said Monday. The competition was scheduled to be held in...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A showdown is expected this afternoon between Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) and the United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA) as the latter seeks to have the promoting company reverse its decision to deduct $4.3...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:24 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): The Windies collapsed from 227-4 at tea to 287 all out in the final session on Day 4, narrowly avoiding the follow-on in the second cricket Test match against England yesterday. England were 37-2 in its second innings at...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

William Knibbs shrugged off the disappointment of losing last year’s National Amateur Championship in a playoff by claiming the 2020 title on the final day at the Half Moon Golf course in Montego Bay yesterday. Knibbs, who was the joint day one...

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