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Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:10 AM

MADRID (AP): Roger Federer had to save two match points before reaching the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open with a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over a gritty Gael Monfils yesterday. In only his second match on clay since 2016, Federer rallied from three...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:29 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

There seems to be a resolution in sight in the ongoing saga between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Phoenix Academy’s founder, Craig Butler, regarding the availability of his sons, Leon Bailey and Kyle Butler, for national selection. The...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:29 AM

The beauty of sport is its unpredictability. It’s why we watch. It’s why the world was enthralled by Liverpool’s turnaround victory over FC Barcelona in their European Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Conventional wisdom had the Catalans...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:20 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says that the travel arrangements for the team going to Japan for the IAAF World Relays were made to coincide with the opening time of the competition’s athletes’...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:13 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP): Facing a three-goal deficit at half-time, Tottenham pulled off another Champions League comeback for the ages. Lucas Moura completed a hat-trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham rallied to beat Ajax 3-2 on Wednesday...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The names David Summerbell Jr, Doug Gore, and Kyle Gregg should rev the anticipation with a promise of continued keen competition and rivalry at the Jamaica Race Drivers Club’s (JRDC) second race meet of the year, ‘Circuit Wheels on Fire’, set for...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 5:21 PM

Jamaica are out of the CONCACAF Under 17 Championships after losing 2-1 to El Salvador at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida this morning. Styven Vasquez put the Central Americans in the 45th minute, sending head coach Hopeton Gilchrist into the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMDania Bogle/Sports News Coordinator

Russell Tennis Academy (RTA) director, Richard Russell, has responded to an email request from Tennis Jamaica (TJ), outlining steps that he will take to ensure that the selection of Jamaica’s Davis Cup team to the national trials are fair and...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Jamaican Dane Nelson enjoyed a productive weekend at the newly minted Century Mile, coming away with four wins to be among the early leaders in the fledgling season. On Saturday, Nelson dominated the seven-race card with three wins – his first...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:23 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland (CMC): Stylish Shai Hope stroked his second straight One-Day International (ODI) hundred and fourth in eight innings, but his fireworks were negated by a ragged fielding effort as West Indies crashed to an eight-wicket loss to...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:23 AM

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final yesterday, beating Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg. Divock...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies has hailed late former West Indies stroke-maker Seymour Nurse as a “true legend”. Nurse, who played 29 Tests between 1960 and 1969, passed away here Monday at age 85 after a long battle with illness....

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:22 AM

MADRID (AP): Roger Federer looked as comfortable as ever on his return to clay. Showing no signs of rust after skipping clay-court tournaments the last two seasons, Federer cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet at the Madrid Open yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, Martin Lyn, has moved to clear the air following his recent controversial statements concerning standout local swimmer Zaneta Alvaranga, noting that his comments were taken out of context....

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:20 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP): Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he may look for a new challenge if he can lead his team to the Champions League title this season. Tottenham are 1-0 down to Ajax heading into the second leg of the semi-finals in...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:19 AM

After being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness because of illness, ending any chance of a Triple Crown this year. Trainer Bill Mott said yesterday the long-shot winner of horse...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The nation’s minister of sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, through the searching eyes of Foster’s Fairplay, has been displaying a new and most pleasing ‘pep in her step’ as she continues to handle this portfolio with admirable diligence and sustained...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:15 AM

New Jamaica Skeet Club president, Jordan Samuda, believes the success of young David Wong and Nathan Chin at the weekend’s Savannah Hunting Club Sporting Clays Tournament proves that local youngsters are shooting at a very high level. Samuda...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:26 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

The Ministry of Sport said that it will explore the possibility of creating a Homeless World Cup futsal team, with the intention of providing street persons across the country with a second chance in life. The Homeless World Cup is an annual futsal...

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...

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