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Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former West Indies spin bowler Nikita Miller says that despite the number of players that have not made themselves available for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, he does not foresee a repeat of such issues for future matches this year. The West...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:10 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) says it has no qualms over the safety of the West Indies squad on the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, and is supporting the COVID-19 health protocols implemented for the series....

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:10 AM

LONDON, England (AP): Manchester City left Chelsea in disarray by sweeping to a 3-1 victory yesterday with a ruthless attacking display that consigned Frank Lampard’s team to a fourth loss in their past six English Premier League (EPL) games....

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite featuring in only one international series in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls shone brightly around the world for their respective clubs in 2020. The Sunshine Girls began the year brilliantly as they defeated...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 9:13 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Officials from the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and the Ministry of Sports will meet this week to discuss the football authority’s safety protocols and the possible restart of the Jamaica Premier...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:13 AM

WAYNE DaCosta brought down the curtains on yesterday’s nine-race card with a hat-trick, closed by speedy ENGLAND’S ROSE, who made all at five furlongs round to beat United States-bred EROY by a length and a quarter. ENGLAND’S ROSE completed a two-...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Lionel Messi is back in Barcelona’s squad for their league game at Huesca today. Messi watched last round’s 1-1 draw with Eibar from the stands at Camp Nou due to an unspecified problem related to his right ankle. Barcelona...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AM

BRISBANE, Australia (CMC): Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite failed to score and his fortunes coincided with those of the Sydney Sixers, who lost for the first time in five outings with a four-wicket defeat to Brisbane Heat...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson has described her experience in the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) as an extraordinary one. Atkinson says her ISL teammates and coaches taught her a lot during the six-week series of swim meets in Budapest...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican batsman Jermaine Blackwood said his recent exploits with the bat has given him the confidence to go on to score more centuries following decent returns in 2020. Blackwood scored his second Test hundred for the West Indies against New...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AM

PARIS (AP): French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) announced the hiring of coach Mauricio Pochettino yesterday to replace the recently fired Thomas Tuchel. Pochettino, who brought Tottenham to the Champions League final in 2019, signed a...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AM

KOLKATA, India (AP): India media reported that former India cricket captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly sustained a mild heart attack after complaining of chest pains. The 48-year-old Ganguly “suffered a blackout” while exercising at...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Edwin Allen High School head coach Michael Dyke and Calabar High School assistant coach Errol Messiah say that the qualification criteria for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) in March are workable, but they...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary Dalton Wint says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is ensuring that conflicts between the body and players will be avoided in sorting out all necessary payments and contracts details with them soon. Players have publicly...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Gary Subratie started the new year exactly as he did last season, using 3-1 chance CRIMSON to land the annual Fan Appreciation Day Trophy. CRIMSON clocked 1:55.2 at nine furlongs and 25 yards, to win by three and a quarter lengths ahead of...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

While Jamaica will have to wait a year before making its debut at the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, head coach Karli Brentlinger says that she does not plan to waste the additional time gained to fully prepare for the event. The tournament, which was...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:14 AM

ENGLAND’S ROSE and EROY, two of the most expensive horses to follow for the last month, square off in today’s sprint, aiming for redemption against non-winners of an overnight allowance. Speed-shy ENGLAND’S ROSE destroys rivals if allowed to...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:10 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Bruno Fernandes scoring a penalty has become a very familiar sight for Manchester United. Being among the English Premier League front runners has not been seen in recent years for the fallen giants. United went level on...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:07 AM

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): All-rounder Kavem Hodge has admitted his call-up to the West Indies Test squad for next month’s tour of Bangladesh came as a surprise. The 27-year-old, who bowls left-arm spin and bats right-handed, was named as part of a...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:15 AM

“As minister of sport, I am looking forward to a resumption of sporting activities. “I know that our sportsmen and women are anxious to get back to normality, and I am also aware that there is a lot of anxiety and disappointment for the fans as...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SINCE severing the umbilical cord from Wayne DaCosta’s barn late-season, after a strained relationship in 2020, six-time champion rider Omar Walker has been quietly digging heels into rival Anthony Nunes’ stable, booting home the likes of GO DEH...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Psychiatrist Dr Aggrey Irons says that the Ministry of Sport’s prospective mental health programme for athletes will be critical as they continue to adjust and manage the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, which is expected to be...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:06 AM

LONDON, England (AP): Lewis Hamilton is now a ‘Sir’ as well as a seven-time Formula One (F1) champion. Hamilton received a knighthood Wednesday as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honours list, which also recognised British performers,...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Four Jamaican female match officials have been shortlisted by FIFA for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Referee Odette Hamilton and referee assistants Princess Brown, Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing and Jassett Kerr have been...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) committee member Dr Carl Bruce has stressed the need for strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols at approved track and field meets in the coming season, while warning that the dynamic situation...

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