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Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ZURICH (AP):Host nation Russia will kick off next week's World Cup as the lowest-ranked of the 32 teams in the tournament.FIFA's monthly rankings has Russia dropping four places to No. 70, below Saudi Arabia at 67.The two lowest-ranked teams open...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP):South Korea was held by Bolivia to a goalless draw in a World Cup warm-up yesterday.South Korea dominated possession but missed forward Son Heung-min, who was rested for the first hour.Central defender Jang Hyun-soo, who...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"I am now aiming for a spot in the final," said a happy and exuberant David Leblond, who represents Team Canada, after he had beaten Team Jamaica's Donovan 'Police' Campbell in the first quarter-final bout of the 2018 Wray...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We're just a week away from football's biggest sporting spectacle and the most watched event in TV history, the FIFA World Cup.While everyone will be glued to their TV sets and devices to watch the stunning displays from June 14 to July 15, we've...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

Sprint hurdler Danielle Williams was the only Jamaican winner at yesterday's Oslo Bislett Games Diamond League meet. The 2015 IAAF World champion captured the women's 100 metres hurdles in a season's best 12.60 seconds .Williams who has been...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMElton Tucker/Assistant Editor - Sports

TOMORROW'S Sunrise-6 again begins at the second event on a very competitive 11-race programme. Nine three-year-old maidens will face the starter in Race Two over 2000 metres and EMPRESS NICOLE will be hard to beat.Trained by former top-rated jockey...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):West Indies rattled Sri Lanka with three quick wickets in a dramatic final hour to take firm control of the opening Test, after Shane Dowrich's second Test hundred had earlier given them the advantage on a rain-hit...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican football sensation, Leon Bailey, has inked a two-year deal with KFC Jamaica ahead of the launch of the company's World Cup marketing campaign.Bailey, who plays professionally for Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga will be the company...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 10:00 PMRaymond Graham

SIX Jamaicans, led by former St Andrew High and Camperdown High sprint hurdler Rushelle Burton, are through to Saturday's finals following semi-final action on Thursday night at the  NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 3:46 PMRobert Bailey

Jamaica-born winger Leon Bailey has signed a two-year deal with fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to become the company’s official Ambassador.   Andrei Roper, brand manager of KFC, in revealing details of the deal on...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Only time will tell if Jaheel Hyde, the 400 metres hurdler with no limits, has made the right move to split from his long-time coach Chris Harley and to join the MVP Track Club. It appears that Hyde felt he had to move to chase faster times and...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS (AP):Belgium showed flashes of their attacking prowess yesterday, beating Egypt 3-0 in a World Cup warmup with the help of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard in a dominant first half.Substitute Marouane Fellaini swept home from close...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Several West Indies batsmen got starts but failed to carry on, leaving wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich to hold the innings together, on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here yesterday.Opting to bat first...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) general secretary Leroy Brown says that there will be a change to the weigh-in structure for the Wray and Nephew Contender Series in the future.Brown said that a pre-weigh-in will allow the JBBC to closely...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will host the second in the Captain Horace Burrell Lecture Series in commemoration of the first anniversary of the passing of its past president today at 7 p.m..The Lecture Series was announced by the JFF last...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

FIVE Jamaicans - Fedrick Dacres, Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williams, Danielle Williams and Aisha Praught - will be in action today at the fifth stage of the IAAF Diamond League series, the Oslo Bislett Games in Norway.Following his impressive...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:15 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to raise more than $1 million Netball Jamaica (NJ) will be hosting its inaugural staging of the Come Scramble with Jamaica Sunshine Girls fund-raising golf tournament.The two-person scramble full handicap tournament will be held at the...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:13 PMLivingston Scott

Barbican's coach Wayne Campbell, and Dunbeholden's Michael Cohen, both went away satisfied after the teams played to a 0-0 draw in the Magnum/Charley's JB/Jamaica Football Federation Premier League play-off match at the Barbican Football Complex...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 10:04 PMAinsley Walters

GUINEAS winner COMMANDER TWO yesterday dug in determinedly a furlong and a half out to repel a decent field of open allowance runners in his last run before the Jamaica Derby. The bay colt easily tracked fast opening splits of 23.3 and 46.3 for the...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 9:18 PMRaymond Graham

Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen, competing for the University of Auburn, won  their 400  metres semi-finals tonight at the NCAA Division 1 Championships in Eugene, Oregon.    Competing in Heat Two, Allen won in...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:19 AMRachid Parchment

Donovan 'Police' Campbell is set to come out of retirement to face Dave 'Fast and Furious' Leblond in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series this evening. The 2013 champion of the competition makes his return to the ring after Leblond...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

At the recent TVJ Sports Town Hall meeting at 100, which was used to discuss the state of Jamaican football, the nation's top football officials and aficionados came together to explore options and make recommendations to move the sport forward....

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The final chord in the Nesta Carter retroactive drug test saga was struck last week. It all started when it was decided that substances which were undetectable under a former testing regime could be up for analysis up to 10 years after, as a result...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's top two 400 metres runners, the University of Auburn's Nathon Allen and Akeem Bloomfield, will be two of six Jamaicans in action today when the four-day National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division 1 Track and Field...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Barbican and Dunbeholden will face off in an early top-of-the-table clash in the Magnum/Charley's JB/Jamaica Football Federation Premier League promotion series at Barbican Complex, today, starting at 4 p.m.In another game, Mount Pleasant FA host...

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