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Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown

Middleweight boxer, Kemahl ' The Hitman' Russell, currently one of Jamaica's best prospects for another world title, has his sights set on a top- ten ranking this year.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, a pensive Russell, who is currently in the top...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Andy Murray needed only a couple of days in Australia to realise the hip problem that has kept him out of competitive tennis since Wimbledon was not going to improve in time for the season's first major.The five-time...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP):Tiger Woods is playing twice in California over the next six weeks, as he begins another comeback on the PGA Tour from back surgery.Woods announced yesterday he will play the Farmers Insurance Open on January 25 at Torrey Pines...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DALLAS (AP):The Dallas Mavericks were left shaking their heads at Stephen Curry's shot-making ability - and how they let him get one last great look at the basket.Curry's long 3-pointer with three seconds to play allowed the Golden State Warriors to...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON AP:The third round of the FA Cup will take the spotlight in England this weekend.After playing three games each inside 10 days, the Premier League teams are straight back in action. The round opens tonight with a Merseyside derby and...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP):Torino fired coach Sinisa Mihajlovic yesterday and hired Walter Mazzarri, the former Napoli, Inter Milan, and Watford coach.Mazzarri signed a contract through the 2019-20 season with the Serie A...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP):Ousmane Dembele made his return from a long injury layoff as a second-half substitute in Barcelona's 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey yesterday.The 20-year-old France forward ruptured a thigh tendon in his left leg on...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Champion jockey Omar Walker will be back in the saddle at Caymanas Park tomorrow after a near three-month absence.The six-time champion broke his right arm on the exercise track last October 13 and had been out of action since. His lead at the head...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMElton Tucker

UNCLE VINNIE should use his superior class to give Sunrise-6 players a winning start in tomorrow's opening race at Caymanas Park.The 1300 metres distance appears a bit short for the colt who ran in the 2000 Guineas, Jamaica Derby, and Jamaica St...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A powerful long-range strike by Son Heung-min salvaged a 1-1 draw for Tottenham against West Ham on Thursday at the climax of a packed festive Premier League programme.The South Korean, showing no signs of exhaustion after completing a...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

On December 29, an eager group of teens from a wide range of nationalities gathered on the north coast to play the beautiful game. The sixth annual Silver Sands World Cup got under way with Global Village taking on the USA Dukes. The format this...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Caribbean sports marketer Tanya Lee has launched a debut non-fiction novel titled The Winner Within. The launch took place at Devon House yesterday.The Winner Within is a 104-page read that explores the winning habits of the world's most successful...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp

They got only a point but Andrew Peart, assistant coach of UWI FC, expressed satisfaction with his team's performance yesterday. A 1-1 draw against Montego Bay United at the Mona Bowl snapped a three-game losing run in the Red Stripe Premier League....

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Roston Chase announced his return to the domestic scene with his seventh first-class hundred, which propped up Barbados Pride's batting against Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday.The...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman

The return of West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood did little to help transform the fortunes of the Jamaica Scorpions batting on the first day of the CWI-Digicel Four-day Championship clash against Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park yesterday.Blackwood...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's sprint superstar, Usain Bolt, has expressed his delight at being named one of the patrons for this year's 20th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, which is aiming to raise $50 million.The Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and St...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Though she is still disappointed about her loss at last year's World Championships, Elaine Thompson is pleased to have been world-ranked number 1 in the 100 metres by the US publication Track and Field News.Speaking this week in Kingston, Thompson...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:58 AMLivingston Scott

Tivoli Gardens coach Omar Edwards says it will be tough to snap Arnett Gardens' 18-game unbeaten start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season when the teams meet at the  Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex this evening at 7...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):He's now the fifth-winningest coach in NBA history, though there are some things Gregg Popovich still doesn't know.Like what everybody was yelling about after Manu Ginobili sank an overthrown pass for a 3-pointer, for example.He was...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC):Woeful West Indies ended their ill-fated tour of New Zealand in the same wretched manner in which it started, plummeting to a heavy 119-run defeat in the final Twenty20 International here yesterday.Colin Munro's...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GEELONG, Australia (CMC):Another outstanding spell from medium pacer Dwayne Bravo helped Melbourne Renegades to their third win of the Australian Big Bash, when they comfortably brushed aside Sydney Sixers by eight wickets yesterday.Playing at the...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Jamaica's senior netballers will be back in training today after the holiday break as they look to intensify their preparations for the Quad Series and Commonwealth Games later this year.The Quad Series will also includes hosts New Zealand, Malawi...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Great athletes can dazzle you. When they hit top form, they produce so many good performances that it's hard to pick just one as the best. Either that, or observers with different interests can each find one performance they feel is exemplary.Take...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Hector Bellerin came to Arsenal's rescue in stoppage time to clinch a 2-2 draw against Chelsea after conceding a penalty earlier in the Premier League game yesterday.All four goals came in the final half-hour of an absorbing, open...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Ksenia Maiorova, an American immigration lawyer, has said that Jamaican athletes seeking US visas based on "extraordinary ability" in sports may have a difficult time obtaining them from now on. A visa rewarded on the condition of extraordinary...

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