Sun | Jan 24, 2021

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Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CHACE THE GREAT is down in class from his big open-allowance run behind TREVOR’S CHOICE in the Chris Armond Sprint Trophy, finishing a charging half-length second to his much younger rival at five and a half furlongs. Reporting among non-restricted...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Fast-bowling all-rounder Romario Shepherd has tested positive for COVID-19, and has been replaced in the West Indies One-Day International (ODI) squad for Bangladesh by uncapped pacer Keon Harding. Cricket West Indies (CWI...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:07 AM

From feuds, to rants, to allegations, some famous local sporting personalities could not keep away from the limelight in 2020, both locally and internationally. These are the five most controversial persons making the headlines last year. 5. Chris...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Former West Indies fast bowler Franklyn Rose is disappointed that the team’s best players will not be on show on the tour of Bangladesh later this month. Cricket West Indies (CWI) says the Windies are set to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI)...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:10 AM

Sports administration is not as easy as many think it is. It’s even harder in an environment with tight financial resources, more so during a pandemic which put a stop to all sports last year. This is The Gleaner’s list of administrators who...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The year 2020 is not remembered fondly by most, and one of the reasons is the many lives taken from the sporting world. The death of retired basketball star Kobe Bryant on January 26 set the tone for a year that removed well-loved sportsmen and...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says rehabilitation work on the National Stadium track is almost complete and the facility will be ready for action shortly. Grange told The Gleaner that the refurbishing of the track should have been completed last...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The 2021 Track and Field season will not get under way as planned tomorrow as the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) did not give approval to the organisers of the Purewater/Jamaica College (JC)/R. Danny Williams and the Ted Dwyer Classics. The...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:31 AM

The Clockman was denied consecutive Twilight 6 bets to start the new year, GORGEOUS GIFT’s disqualification being the harshest on January 1. The Clockman had the 2-1 winner among three selections but was left empty-handed when the late announcement...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:17 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Former Test batsman, Daren Ganga, believes West Indies players needed to exercise more faith in the judgement of Cricket West Indies instead of pulling out of the tour to Bangladesh. While agreeing players had the...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Manager at Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, Lorna Gooden, described the last 12 months as a very testing yet rewarding period for the local racing industry, which rebounded well after being brought to a standstill by the...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Two of the island’s smaller high school track and field programmes, Mona High and Jose Marti Technical High, received a boost for the upcoming season, as sportswear manufacturers Puma made donations of running shoes and spikes to officials from...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Baseball Association (JBA), Uel Gordon, says the body is currently working to meet administrative requirements set by the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), in order to solicit the monthly subvention provided by the...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:12 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan, (CMC): Chris Gayle headlines a plethora of West Indies stars confirmed for next weekend’s draft of the Pakistan Super League. The 41-year-old Gayle, along with veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, former Twenty20 captain Carlos...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

In a year when the global pandemic dominated the headlines, sports and in particular, cricket, took a major hit, with very little action on the pitch to speak about. Only 22 Test matches and 44 One-Day Internationals (ODI) were played in 2020, with...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former Trinidad and Tobago international goalkeeper and current ESPN football analyst, Shaka Hislop, described a leaked recording of payment negotiations between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) hierarchy and Reggae Boyz team captain Damion...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The sport of golf was one of the very few activities that was able to manoeuvre through the global pandemic in 2020. Locally, the Jamaica Golf Association was able to stage several key tournaments despite the coronavirus, albeit under strict...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:11 AM

The year 2020 represented a year of growth for national striker Khadija Shaw, who has elevated her game in one of the best leagues in the world. Her continued rise in women’s football has not gone unnoticed, but has not surprised her national...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Over the next seven days, Manchester United can reach a cup final and climb to the top of the Premier League – all at the expense of their two biggest rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool. It makes for a potentially transformative week for United...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National lacrosse women’s head coach, Karli Brentlinger, says that she hopes to see more players taking on coaching roles, following in the footsteps of Jamaica College’s (JC) head coach Monique Morrison. Morrison was appointed to the position in...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Jamaica’s footballers had noteworthy performances in their various leagues around the world in spite of unusual circumstances in 2020. These are The Gleaner’s top five performers for the year based on their impact for both club and country. 5....

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The coronavirus pandemic at the start of 2020 meant that Jamaica played very little football that year both locally and internationally. On March 12, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) took the decision to suspend all local competitions...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) President Dr Wayne Palmer says he intends to make youth the foundation of his administration’s new development strategy. Palmer, who came to office in September, said that the association is establishing a new...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:14 AM

Local cricket was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, much like all other sports in 2020. Since March, all cricket activities were suspended indefinitely, resulting in local-based cricketers spending nearly 10 months on the sidelines. On February 10...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) President Wayne Palmer expects the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) to approve protocols for cycling to return locally by the end of this week. Palmer says that cycling is a contact-free sport and was also...

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