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Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 11:19 PM

TORONTO (AP) - Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off another upset yesterday at the Rogers Cup, saving two match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 victory over defending champion Alexander Zverev.Zverev, the second-seeded German star coming off...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) have submitted what they believe is a 'strong case' to the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), seeking leniency ahead of sentencing, in her anti-...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MADRID (AP):Real Madrid will start the season with something they haven't had in years: Competition over who will start in goal.Thibaut Courtois was introduced by Madrid yesterday, setting up a rivalry with Keylor Navas, the Spanish team's...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

O'Dayne Richards pulled off a gutsy second throw of 21.02 metres to win the men's shot put final at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia, after his teammate Ashinia Miller took the early lead....

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Both Barbados and Jamaica recorded comfortable victories against the Leeward and Windward Islands, respectively, on the final day of play in the second round of matches in the Regional Under-19 Championship here yesterday...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having retained 10 players from last year's team, that won the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup competition, Kingston College's (KC) head coach Ludlow Bernard, says they are ready to make a very serious push for the Manning Cup title in the upcoming campaign.KC...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

So we've heard it before, the world's greatest athlete is choosing to play another sport, after retirement, at the age of 31. It was done by Michael Jordan in 1994, when he switched from basketball to baseball and now, it's being done by Usain Bolt...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMElton Tucker/Assistant Editor - Sports

At first glance, the Wayne DaCosta-trained three-year-old filly LUANA appears to be a ready-made winner of tomorrow's second race, the opening event of the Sunrise-6. LUANA won impressively in maiden company on May 26, while clocking 1:23.2 for 1300...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Former national footballer and current special adviser in the Ministry of Sport, Aldrick 'Allie' McNab, said that he believes that national technical director Wendell Downswell is "being given a basket to carry water in," with regard to creating a...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs leg spinner Samuel Badree said that they are aiming for a winning start when they face defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders in their opening match in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) competition at the Queen's Park Oval in...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's lone diver on the international circuit, Yona Knight-Wisdom, says the next two years of his career will be very important and he is on the lookout for any possible sponsorship, that can help him achieve his ambitions.The England-born...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

In 2015, when the Canadian city of Toronto hosted the Pan-American Games, Jamaica won 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in track and field. When Toronto opens its doors this week for the North American, Central American and Caribbean...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:18 AM

The track and field fraternity continues to view with deep concern the handling of Christopher Taylor's participation at the recent IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.The expressions of discontent can be heard from callers to all...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College's (KC) Manning Cup team received a major boost ahead of next month's start of the schoolboy football season, as nutrition company Qualcare presented the school with their newest shake drink, Intrust.Daniel Wright, dietitian for...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:17 AM

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Fox Sports Australia recently announced a new partnership, which will deliver live coverage to Australian cricket fans over the next four years.Beginning yesterday, with David Warner's St Lucia Stars...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott

M.R.Games Entertainment director Zachary Ramsay has likened the rapid version of chess to Twenty20 cricket and believes this edition will help accelerate the sport's growth and make it more spectator-friendly to Jamaicans.Ramsay reasoned that the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/GleanerWriter

Michael Ricketts, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, is seeking to give the assurance that the door is not closed on Jamaica's overseas-based players and that the start of the CONCACAF League of Nations competition in September will mark...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Now that Natoya Goule has put the 800 metres back on the Jamaican track and field map, it's time for the men to step forward.There is some work going on to revive this long-neglected event in Jamaica, but the truth is that we don't give two hoots...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP):Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 World Championship title in the 400 metres hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash yesterday in the country's famed high-altitude training region, police and his coach...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Martin Lyn, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), says local swimming icon Alia Atkinson is most deserving of the Order of Distinction (OD) award that will be bestowed on her at the nation's Heroes Day celebrations in...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Sports attorney Dr Emir Crowne said that he disagrees with the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) decision to have its anti-doping hearings for athletes in breach of World Anti-Doping Agency regulations heard behind closed doors...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs manager Andrew Richardson, says that the team is ready and raring to go ahead of their opening match against defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders in this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The match will be played in Port...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 11:20 PM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago trounced early leaders Guyana by nine wickets inside two days, while Barbados' Joshua Bishop grabbed a historic nine-wicket haul to put Barbados in control against the Leeward...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 4:18 PM

Twenty-six year-old Australian Adam Zampa will replace the injured Shahid Afridi in the Jamaica Tallawahs line-up in the current Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign.  Afridi, the former Pakistan captain, had to withdraw from the Jamaican...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:22 AM

All of the sporting organisations in Jamaica consistently complain of the lack of sponsors, as they organise competitions and development programmes in their different sports.As a result, it is common to see representatives of these groups pleading...

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