Sun | May 24, 2020

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Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:16 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) : Marquee stroke-maker Hayley Matthews has urged authorities to increase the number of regional tournaments in order to accelerate the development of the women’s game. “I think we need more regional cricket. Over the past...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMKavarly Arnold /Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones is hoping that the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is not immense as he is looking to the possibility of Jamaica’s first Olympic boxing medal at the Tokyo Games. The...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/ Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) Jerry Benzwick says the continued absence of a local home venue for the rapidly growing sport continues to be the biggest hindrance they face in its development domestically. In recent years,...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics Champio­nships discus throw silver medallist Fedrick Dacres says that he is putting off plans to join the International Olympic Association Athletes Commission as he believes the focus should be on doing what is necessary to curb...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says his association has fully endorsed FIFA’s move to allot each team with five substitutions per game when major leagues and competitions around the world resume. FIFA said on Monday...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 8:27 PM

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited, operators of Caymanas Track, announced today that effective Monday, the Caymanas Park Main Racetrack operations will be scaled down to four days only, from Monday to Thursday. The company said that...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:29 AM

I’ve been looking at reactions in the social media landscape since signing day this week when it was announced that ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships sensation Kevona Davis is headed to the University of Texas. I must admit...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Interim national senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby Jr is hoping for better fortune in implementing what he sees as much-needed measures to take the women’s programme forward. Busby spoke of measures that he termed “best...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:26 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan says he is shocked by criticism of him by former Windies teammate Chris Gayle. Gayle accused Sarwan of instigating his departure from the Jamaica Tallawahs and destabilising the franchise in a...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:19 AM

BERLIN, Germany (AP): The Bundesliga will have to wait a bit longer for a chance to restart. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that a decision on whether the country’s football league can resume amid the coronavirus pandemic has been...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:18 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Retired Windies wicketkeeper Jeffrey Dujon has described as “sad” the bitterness with which batting star Chris Gayle is coming to the end of his career. His assessment was made after Gayle posted videos on his YouTube...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:18 AM

PARIS, France (AP): Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) were declared champions of the French football league yesterday after the season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement from the league followed the French government’s...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Since telling The Gleaner a few weeks ago that she would not return to Edwin Allen High School for her final year of eligibility at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, there were many questions being asked as to whether...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:23 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Tallawahs Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise, owned by the Chris Persaud-led Worldwide Sports Management Group, has hit back at claims made by former captain Chris Gayle regarding his departure from the team. On Monday, Gayle...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

FIFA REFEREE instructor Peter Prendergast says although the launch of the Concacaf Refereeing Centre of Excellence was implemented ahead of schedule, he anticipates that the online programme will continue to aid the region’s officials in their...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:18 AM

QUARTER-MILER TIFFANY James says she is determined to be the world’s best over 400m. James says to do this, she is just being patient and trusting the process. But she is expecting big things in the years to come. “I believe that in time to come,...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

SYDNEY, Australia (AP): THE HEAD of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said yesterday he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Edwin Allen High School sprinter Kevona Davis will be a Longhorn this autumn after accepting an admission offer from Division 1 institution, the University of Texas (UT), Austin today. The 18-year-old was expected to...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL GOALKEEPER Akeem Chambers of Waterhouse FC and his brother Tafari, a Harbour View FC player, are breathing a little easier today after collecting cheques for $175,000 from Portmore United yesterday. Last weekend, the brothers lost their...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

THREE RED Stripe Premier League (RSPL) coaches have come out in strong support of FIFA’s plan to grant each team five substitutions per game in order to ease the burden on players and lessen the likelihood of injury if and when leagues resume this...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): National shot-putter Cleopatra Borel will decide by July whether she will compete in her fifth and final Olympics, now that this year’s sporting showpiece has been postponed until next summer because of the COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Vice-president of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Carvel Stewart, says they are not looking to follow the trend by some nations who have opted to call off their leagues due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Belgium, The Netherlands...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:23 AM

MADRID (AP): FOOTBALLERS IN Spain will be allowed to resume individual training next week, putting the Spanish league on track to restart sometime in June. The Spanish government yesterday revealed a four-phase plan to get the country back to “a...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says that the federation will help to facilitate the applications of local athletes for them to benefit from a newly created US$500,000 (J$70.2 million) fund by World...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis, head of the Running Events Jamaica Foundation and race director of Running Events Jamaica, said his organisation felt compelled to make a contribution of $400,000 to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for health...

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