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Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMDania Bogle/Sports News Coordinator

A decision to select four individuals for trials for Jamaica’s Davis Cup team has raised concerns among members of Tennis Jamaica (TJ), who point to a potential conflict of interest in the selection process. Nine players were invited to the squad...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:25 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC): Talismanic Windies opener Chris Gayle has been named vice-captain for the upcoming ICC World Cup, which is expected to be his swansong from the One-Day International (ODI) format. Cricket West Indies announced yesterday that...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:22 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester City returned to the top of the English Premier League (EPL) with one round left after captain Vincent Kompany hit a sensational goal to beat Leicester 1-0 in a dramatic and tense match yesterday. The ferocious...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:22 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC): Left-hander John Campbell hailed the tenacity of himself and opening partner Shai Hope after they were forced to overcome a difficult start to post their world-record stand in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Sporting clays coach Khaleel Azan says David Wong’s self-confidence led him to become the first sub-junior shooter to win a major tournament. The 13-year-old has been under the guidance of Azan since the summer of 2017 and was crowned Savannah...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:19 AM

One of the aims of sport is to guarantee a fair result. Rules are agreed, usually before competition starts, that seek to eliminate unfair results. However, there is usually a review when it is demonstrated that the rule, when implemented word for...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:29 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP): Kawhi Leonard got some help from his teammates to stay close and then finished it off himself. Leonard scored 39 points, including a clutch three-pointer with 1:01 left on the clock, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:28 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

The team from the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport successfully defended their titles at the sixth staging of the MoBay City Run at the Old Hospital Park on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard yesterday. The event, staged for its first time,...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:28 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC): Led by a world-record One-Day International (ODI) opening stand between John Campbell and Shai Hope, the Windies romped to an emphatic 196-run win over Ireland in the first match of the Tri-Nation series here at the Clontarf...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

President of the Equestrian Federation of Jamaica, Denise Avril, said she is grateful for the support of sponsor Front Runners for the staging of Saturday’s Front Runner Jumping League at the St Ann Polo Club and Equestrian Centre. The Super...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The unfortunate spectacle that unfolded in front of the eyes of tens of thousands of local football fans during last week’s grand final of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) between eventual champions Portmore United and Waterhouse Football Club...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AM

National Women’s senior team head coach, Hue Menzies, said he’s awaiting FIFA’s verdict on the three players looking to switch allegiance to Jamaica before he announces his final squad for the Women’s World Cup in France next month. The three...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A tight schedule has obliged Canada to forego a defence of its IAAF World Relays 4x200m title this weekend in Yokohama, Japan. One member of that champion team said Canada will instead focus on the 4x100m with a goal to win. Sub-20 200m man Brendon...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation technical director, Wendell Downswell, says goal scoring remains a major problem for local teams and forwards, and that specialist training may be needed to get local strikers to world class standard. His comments follow...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LADY BLUE was the bait for Barbadian jockey Simon Husbands, who swallowed hook, line and sinker aboard Anthony Nunes’ 1-5 favourite, I AM DI ONE, after which PRINCESS ANNIE delivered the sucker punch for Team Wayne Dacosta, scoring a 9-1 upset in...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:25 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Blaise Bicknell, one of Jamaica’s top junior tennis players, continues to have a good year on the circuit. On Saturday, he won the ITF Delray Beach Junior Tournament in Florida by defeating the top-seeded player, Blu Baker of...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:21 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Real Madrid’s players and fans took a moment before yesterday’s 3-2 LaLiga win over Villarreal to send messages of support to former star goalkeeper Iker Casillas as he recovers from a heart attack. Players posed for a team...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LONDON (AP): Chelsea can start planning for the UEFA Champions League again. Manchester United, though, will have to settle for Europa League football next season after a dismal end to this campaign reached another low. The Premier League’s top-...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 7:20 PM

Jamaica secured a spot in the next round of the CONCACAF Under 17 Football Championships with a 4-2 over Bermuda at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida this afternoon. Revaldo Mitchell opened the scoring in the 4th minute before Rajay Wright...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:38 AM

BENGALURU, India (CMC): Shimron Hetmyer slammed a quickfire half-century to help Royal Challengers Bangalore to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League yesterday. Hetmyer, who had been dropped after scoring just 15...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:35 AM

NEWCASTLE, England (AP): Liverpool overcame the loss of Mohamed Salah to a heavy knock to the head to beat Newcastle 3-2 thanks to a late goal by Divock Origi and return to the top of the English Premier League yesterday. Origi’s header at an 86th-...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and Jefferson Miller, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Tallawahs franchise, both welcomed a three-year partnership agreement between the entities ahead of this year’s staging of the Caribbean...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:33 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A year ago, the home-trained pair of Ronald Levy and Janieve Russell won two of the four hurdling gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Unknown to many, the other two hurdles champions at that Games also had Jamaican coaches. One of them is Lacena...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:31 AM

St JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Three West Indies women cricketers have been selected to play in a T20 cricket challenge, which will feature some of the world’s best players. Stafanie Taylor and Shakera Selman have been invited to play for the...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:31 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC): West Indies’ captain Jason Holder has full confidence that his team’s four-pronged pace attack will deliver the goods at the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. With the regional side set to play their first match of the World...

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