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Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:40 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, history’s finest 100-metre runner, opened her campaign for a third Olympic title with a win over 60 metres at the Milo Western Relays yesterday. In the first race of the meet, Fraser-Pryce stepped to victory in 7.31 seconds...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:39 AM

AFTER giving the women’s 4x100 metres relay team a flying start to win gold at last year’s Doha World Athletics Championships, former St Jago High standout Natalliah Whyte is hungry for more success. Following a recent training session at her base...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:36 AMRaymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Kingston College and University of Auburn star Akeem Bloomfield will be zooming in on the 400 metres for the 2020 Olympic Games year. After competing in only the 200m at last year’s National Senior Championships and failing to finish among...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:18 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The MVP Track Club trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Asafa Powell, and Nesta Carter will test their early season fitness over 60m at the Milo Western Relays at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport today. Fraser-Pryce, the 2016 World...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It was like déjà vu for the Jamaica Scorpion batsmen, as once again the top order flattered to deceive following play on day two of their Regional Four Day match against hosts Guyana Jaguars at Providence. When stumps were drawn, the Scorpions,...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:16 AM

There is always this argument by purists that sports and politics must not mix. In fact, there are some who will tell you that there is no politics in their sporting organisation, or that there will never be politics in sports. Just recently, the...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:16 AM

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Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The dropping of Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis from the Windies squad for the tour of Sri Lanka for failing fitness tests, is the biggest talking point in sports in the region. Opinions, it appears, are split right down the middle. Some are...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHAMPION owner Michros’ DUKE has worked really well for today’s closing event, stretched out at seven furlongs, only the third time he will go beyond six and a half in his last seven races, a more relaxed pace, which will suit his running style. In...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:10 AM

BENONI, South Africa (CMC): Windies finished fifth at the ICC Under-19 World Cup after persistent rain wrecked a difficult run chase against Australia and forced a no-result in their playoff match here yesterday. Asked to overhaul 320 at Willowmore...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tricia Robinson is expected to be installed as the new president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association headquarters in Kingston today. The long-awaited AGM...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:30 AM

One of Jamaica’s track darlings, Sherone Simpson, has hung up her spikes after a creditable 18 years in athletics and has signalled that she will pursue studies in sports psychology. I commend Simpson for bringing glory to our nation on numerous...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom’s success has left an impression on the local aquatic community, most notably national junior swimmer Zaneta Alvaranga. While participating in an opening training session with the Pan American Games silver medallist...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:29 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood achieved a personal milestone but the Jamaica Scorpions’ batting continues to struggle after day one action of their fourth-round Regional Four Day Championship match against hosts Guyana Jaguars at...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Briana Williams says she is excited to square off with one of her idols as she gets ready to compete in the 60m race at the 113th NYRR Millrose Games at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York tomorrow. The 17-year-old will get a chance to...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Ricardo ‘Big 12’ Brown, Jamaica’s superheavyweight boxing champion, won another international medal on Sunday night in Ontario, Canada. He took the gold in the Brompton Cup competition. This year, 500 boxers from five countries, including Jamaica,...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having won back-to-back Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards in Australian Suncorp Super Netball last season, Jamaica senior team captain Jhaniele Fowler has once again set her sights on dominating this year’s championships. Fowler, who plays for the...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA) President Christopher Samuda said the body is looking to further its objective of developing para sports islandwide, starting with constituting the St James Para Federation. He was speaking at...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:26 AM

LONDON (AP): Concussion substitutions could be trialed in English football next season after proposals were presented to the game’s lawmakers. The Premier League has given an initial suggestion to the rule-making International Football Association...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:15 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) says Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer did not feature for the Guyana Jaguars in their fourth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against the Jamaica Scorpions yesterday because...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Oblique Seville’s 2019 season has placed him in the psyche of athletics fans locally as one of the up-and-coming short sprinters who will be tasked to reclaim the legacy of Jamaica dominating the 100m in the world. That legacy, which received...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says his association is banking on the experience of newly appointed head coach Xavier Gilbert to lead the national under-20 women’s team to a historic berth at the FIFA Under-20 Women...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

The Jamaica Scorpions will have to pull off something that they have never done before, and that is beat the Guyana Jaguars on their home turf as the two sides battle in their fourth-round Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League (PCL)...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler said she is honoured to be invited to play in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball All Star charity match against the national team on March 1, with all proceedings from the game aiding victims of...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) senior veterinarian officer Sophia Ramlal says that the Jamaica Veterinary Service Division (JVSD) is expecting last year’s Triple Crown winner SUPREME SOUL back in the island by next week. The JVSD has been lobbying...

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