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Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ASABA, Nigeria (AP)Caster Semenya has won the 400 metres at the African championships and says she plans to compete at middle-distance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite new IAAF rules starting in November that could prevent her running in her...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) :Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month in a suburb of Washington, D.C.The game will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on September 11, four days after coach Tite's...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Having parted ways with telecommunications and entertainment company FLOW following the expiration of its contract for the sponsorship of local schoolboy football, the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) is now targeting a deal in the...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP):Conor McGregor will return to mixed martial arts on October 6 in Las Vegas for a title bout against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.The UFC dramatically announced the matchup yesterday with a promotional video to close...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP)Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated No. 3 seed David Goffin 6-3, 6-4 yesterday to reach the semifinals in his Citi Open debut. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas is coming off his first run to the fourth round at a Grand Slam...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following a drop in the number of entrants for this season Southern Conference Basketball (SBC) Howard McCathy Community Basketball League, SBC president, Calvin Martin, says that his organisation will try a number of promotional activities to...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Tallawahs opening batsman Johnson Charles has set his sights on scoring over 600 runs in this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), which begins on August 8.Charles, 29, had a poor tournament last year for the St Lucia Stars, where he...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP):Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has agreed to leave Bayern Munich for Barcelona.Vidal will sign a three-year contract at the Nou Camp subject to a medical in the next few days, the Spanish league champion said in a statement on...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month in a suburb of Washington, DC.The game will be held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on September 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the US in a previously...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 11:19 PM

On Monday, August 6, 2018, Jamaica will celebrate her 56th anniversary as an independent nation. The island of just over 2.8 million people is still young but has stood firm in an age when globalisation has trampled on nationalism.Since gaining...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC):After going winless in last year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Australian David Warner believes that the St Lucia Stars have what it takes to go all the way in this year's edition.The Stars turned out a disappointing...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC):FIFA's Appeal Committee has reduced the ban on former Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Gordon Derrick from six years to four years.The reduction means he has three years and six weeks left on his ban.Derrick, the...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Head coach of Jamaica Tallawahs, Mark O'Donnell, strongly believes that the franchise can win this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 competition which bowls off on August 8.Two-time champions Tallawahs who last won the competition in 2016...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaican squash team had a successful Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia, according to Chris Binnie, the country's top player.Binnie said Jamaica placed fifth in the medal count, gaining two bronze medals, behind Mexico,...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMElton Tucker/Assistant Editor - Sports

Well-bred DAISY DUKE, a half-sister to open-allowance campaigner Money Magnet, can give punters a perfect start at a good price in the opening race of the Sunrise-6 at Caymanas Park tomorrow.The opening event is an 800 metres race for maiden two-...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

National senior men's coach, Theodore Whitmore, has expressed some concern about the readiness of his squad one month before the CONCACAF Nations League kicks off."We have the Nations League coming up and personally, I don't like what is happening...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

BARRANQUILLA, ColombiaJamaica's women's sprint relay put together three smooth baton exchanges on their way to winning the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games title yesterday as the country increased its medal tally in athletics to 17.The team...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications and media company FLOW, says that it is proud of its contribution to local schoolboy football, this after news emerged that its deal with the Inter-secondary Schools Sport Association (ISSA), for the island's top age group...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP)Technical fouls are up this year in the WNBA with more already called this season than last.There were 92 technical fouls given to players before the All-Star break, 11 more than all of last season. Coaches have picked up another 30...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:19 AM

German javelin thrower Julian Weber won't get any closer to next week's European Championships than his TV set. Unfortunately, Weber is the classic case of an athlete being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite a mammoth throw of 84.62m, he...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:19 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

MR UNIVERSE predictably made short work of rivals in yesterday's Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy, a gate-to-wire victory in a super fast 1:05.0 for five and a half furlongs.Gary Richards wasted no time, putting the four-year-old colt...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Barranquilla, Colombia:Shashalee Forbes won Jamaica's sixth gold medal in athletics here at the Central American and Caribbean Games after a well-executed 200m race last night.Forbes accelerated in the last half of the race to separate herself from...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN JOSE, California (AP):Serena Williams admitted to not being at her best in her straight-set defeat to Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Tuesday night in San JosÈ, California. In the most...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior men's football team head coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore has said that with the Arnett Gardens and Portmore United players of the national team away on international club duties, this is a great opportunity for a number of Under-23...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In Jamaica's largest team appearance at the 29th Pan American Youth Chess Championship held in Santiago, Chile, the 23-player contingent of Junior Reggae Knights and Junior Reggae Queens performed superbly against the international opposition to...

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