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Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:55 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A number of swimming officials in western Jamaica say that the region’s struggles with underdevelopment will continue even if the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control. They say this is because they still lack proper pools to...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:52 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United captain Rosario Harriott says the Premier League Clubs Association shouldn’t rush to call off this season of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league was stopped indefinitely in mid-March...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:51 AM

Germany’s decision that football can return this month provided encouragement for players and teams across Europe yesterday that the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic could soon be coming to an end. With COVID-19 infections declining,...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:50 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): ST KITTS AND Nevis Patriots have made some significant changes to their line-up for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. Captain Carlos Brathwaite has gone to the Jamaica Tallawahs, while the Patriots have...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:41 AM

SAO PAULO (AP): BRAZILIAN FOOTBALLERS are calling on health authorities to give them better assurances before they agree to start playing again amid the coronavirus pandemic. A group of 16 first-division players released a joint video late Monday...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:40 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) who have not received salaries since February are pleading with deposed president William Wallace to end his battle for control of the organisation’s bank...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:38 AM

Born: July 18, 1988 (Barbados) Batting: Right-handed Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium Test debut: Dec. 26, 2015 v AustraliaODI debut: October 18, 2011 v Bangladesh

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:37 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tallawahs have wasted little time in finding a replacement for the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle, as they have snapped up the captain of the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Carlos Brathwaite. The Gleaner has been reliably informed that...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA OLYMPIC Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda believes that his sports administration experience will aid him in helping to finally shape a professional football league in the Caribbean. Concacaf announced Samuda’s appointment to...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:31 AM

MADRID (AP): If given the option, Rafael Nadal said he would scrap this season entirely so tennis could resume normally in 2021. The second-ranked Spaniard, who is 33 years old and has won 19 Grand Slam titles, said he hoped to resume playing this...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:30 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): A top West Indies Cricket Umpires Association (WICUA) official says regional umpires have also been heavily impacted by the cessation of cricket, stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivian Johnson, who...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

United Racehorse Trainers Association (URTA) President Ryan Darby said his organisation will continue appealing to Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) to overturn its decision to reduce the number of race-days at Caymanas Park...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national cricketer Wayne Lewis believes that it would be a “massive” blow for the Jamaica Tallawahs should all-rounder Andre Russell not return to the franchise after the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) cricket season....

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Texas University track and field head coach Edrick Floréal says he wants new recruit Kevona Davis to enjoy her years in the American system. Davis, the Edwin Allen High School sprinter, accepted an offer of a full athletics scholarship from the ‘...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:13 AM

LONDON, England (CMC): REIGNING TWENTY20 (T20) world champions, the Windies, have moved up to ninth in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings, gaining one place after sitting in 10th for several months. Though there has been a cessation...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national cricketer Nehemiah Perry says that Chris Gayle’s departure from the Jamaica Tallawahs means that the franchise will need to create a better team dynamic as they continue to rebuild for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA RUGBY Football Union (JRFU) Chairman Jerry Benzwick says the postponement of a number of international events this year because of the coronavirus pandemic will create a crowded calendar for 2021. But he says that although this backlog will...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:18 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): All-rounder Jason Holder says he does not want to be pigeonholed as simply a Test player, but believes he has a contribution to make to Windies cricket in all three formats. The 28-year-old, who has led the Windies...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training today as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Government is allowing players to train individually at the...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:17 AM

All Serie A clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian Government. A week ago, the Government had said that athletes in individual sports could resume training today and...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:17 AM

The chairman of Crystal Palace says the English Premier League could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s ‘Project Restart’ plans...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

GYMNAST DANUSIA Francis is making the most of her time imparting knowledge to the next generation of gymnasts during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the virus has halted all sports, Francis has been tutoring gymnasts globally on the online video...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:06 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel says motivation is key to remaining focused during the current lockdown caused by the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic. “It can be frustrating, preparing and training and...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:05 AM

BERLIN, Germany (AP): COLOGNE HAS called midfielder Birger Verstraete to account for an interview he gave in which he criticised the club for its handing of three positive cases of the coronavirus. The Bundesliga side said yesterday that Verstraete...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:22 AM

In a response to yesterday’s protest by some stakeholders at Caymanas Park, the promoters, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), said in a release that they understand the frustrations being experienced by members of the racing...

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