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Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 11:37 AM

KRASNODAR, Russia (AP)  - With only two days to go before Spain's opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season. Spanish football federation...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:32 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Four leading local sports administrators are split down the middle between defending champions Germany and five-time winners Brazil a day before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the 81,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow....

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:20 AM

SOCHI, Russia (AP):It didn't take long before Neymar and his Brazil teammates started heading to the beach after the team arrived at its World Cup base in Sochi.The five-time world champions are feeling quite at home at the Black Sea resort city,...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:20 AM

MOSCOW (AP):After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hope to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champions in more than a half-century.The football world...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:19 AM

GROZNY, Russia (AP):Normally, footballers feigning injury is nothing new. This time it is.For Tunisia players, their goalkeeper slumping to the ground and causing an extended break in play during World Cup warm-up games was a precious chance to...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Spain, your asymmetry is showing. Nigeria, you're so bright I need shades! Croatia, Russia's fresh out of Big Boy restaurants.No worries, though, your party duds will be just the ticket once the World Cup gets underway June 14.Those...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Wisynco, William Mahfood, says his company intends to take its sponsorship of the Jamaica Derby into the 100th running of the event in the next two years.Wisynco is in the second year of a three-year partnership with promoters Supreme...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As the curtain rises on the premier football competition in the world this week, we are asking ourselves, "Can Jamaica make it to the 2012 finals in Qatar". The general feeling is "Yes, we can". Jamaica Olympic Association President Chris Samuda was...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Andre Clarke made a big move forward in the 400 metres hurdles last Saturday.Clarke, formerly of Vere Technical High and G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, zoomed to a massive personal best of 48.29 seconds and seventh in the all-...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Two confident first-round winners, Devon Moncriffe with a 13-8-1 record representing Team Jamaica, and Waseem El-Sinawi 2-2, fighting for Team Canada, will clash tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road in Kingston,...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 9:24 PMJermaine Lannaman

Jamaica's vice-captain Chedean Nation believes they are heading in the right direction after defeating Windward Islands Women by a comfortable eight wickets in round two of the Cricket West Indies Women's Twenty20 Blast at Kensington Park...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 7:50 PM

The statue of sprinting star Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce is to be unveiled at the end of the track and field season this month end. Sports Minister Olivia Grange said the statute is now in Jamaica. She also says Fraser Pryce has seen the maquette and...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Grace Alvaranga - the chaperone for young swimmers Zaneta Alvaranga and Jordan Hinds, who completed a one-week swim camp at Nova Southern University Complex in Miami, Florida, between June 3 and 11 - said the local association needs to take a deeper...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In last week's edition of The Wright View, I mentioned two aspects of 'children at play' that needed urgent attention. The first dealt with the initiation of a 'concussion protocol' for athletes involved in Rugby Sevens where the possibility of high...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON, England (CMC):Shane Dowrich's unbeaten hundred in the recent first Test against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain has seen him vault 20 spots in the ICC Test batting rankings.In the latest rankings released yesterday, the 25-year-old had improved...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS (AP):A rampant Romelu Lukaku scored twice and set up a third goal as Belgium closed their FIFA World Cup preparations in style by demolishing Costa Rica 4-1 yesterday.Dries Mertens opened the scoring for the Red Devils before striker Lukaku...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican batsmen Brandon King and Fabian Allen, as well as fast bowing all-rounder Derval Green has been included in the Windies B team, which will participate later this month in the inaugural Canada Global Twenty20 tournament.The trio gained...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican sprinter Nigel Ellis said he is now very highly motivated after winning the men's 200m in a personal best time at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium last Saturday.Ellis, running out of lane seven, won the event in a time of 20...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Women captain Stafanie Taylor is anticipating a tough challenge from Windward Islands Women when they meet in round two of the Cricket West Indies Women's Twenty20 Blast at Kensington Park today.Set for a 2:30 p.m. start, the encounter will...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 4:00 PMJermaine Lannaman

Jamaica Women captain Stafanie Taylor believes defeating Guyana Women by an impressive eight wickets at Sabina Park in the first round of the Cricket West Indies Women Twenty20 Blast is the ideal start the team needs in its quest to claim the title...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:12 AM

The pontificating will soon be over and the speculations will soon be put to rest. We are now three days away from the opening game of the 21st renewal of the FIFA World Cup finals. There is good reason it's called the greatest show on earth - it is...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VIENNA, Austria (AP):Neymar Jr scored his second goal in two matches yesterday, since returning from injury, netting with a superb second-half strike as Brazil defeated Austria 3-0 in its final warm-up game ahead of the FIFA World Cup.Set up by...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried.He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand was cramping so...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/ Gleaner Writer

Sub-Junior A champion Nathan Chin, upstaged his more fancied opponents to win the National Commercial Bank Capital Market National Junior Sporting Clays overall individual title at the Jamaica Skeet Club yesterday.The Campion College student shot 93...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Kemahl 'Hitman' Russell, one of Jamaica's brightest prospects for another world title in boxing, made another step up the ladder on Friday, when he was elevated to No. 28 in the middleweight rankings, by the World Boxing Council (WBC), one of the...

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