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Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP):Defending World Cup champions Germany defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 yesterday for a timely but unimpressive win just over a week before their title defence begins in Russia.Having failed to win any of their previous five...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP) :England captain Harry Kane signed a new six-year contract with Tottenham yesterday. British media reported that Kane doubled his £100,000 weekly salary.Kane's previous contract , signed in 2016, was set to run until 2022, but with the...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WILL IN CHARGE has been dealt a bad hand by the handicapper, which, if he even defies, on principle, would not vindicate him being allotted topweight 126lb for this afternoon's Chairman's Trophy, giving away weight to old rival BIGDADDYKOOL and two-...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Bahamian Olympic Champion in the 400m, is hoping to dip under 22 seconds in the 200 metres tonight at the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix."I am really excited to be back here in Jamaica. It is a fun place to compete,...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Left-hander Kieran Powell believes that West Indies are in a great position to force a win in the opening Test against Sri Lanka after they dominated day three of the encounter yesterday.Leading the visitors by 229 on...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 9:09 PMRaymond Graham

FORMER Kingston College 400 metres runner, Akeem Bloomfield, is now the second fastest Jamaican ever in the one-lap event.  Bloomfield posted a personal best 43.94  seconds on Friday night to finish second in the final of...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is elated that CONCACAF has accepted its bid to host the Caribbean Women's Final Round Qualifiers at the National Stadium from August 25 to September 2.First-round group winners Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda,...

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

LONDON (AP):While Neymar seems to be finishing his injury recovery and is set to play in Brazil's last pre-World Cup friendly in Austria on Sunday, midfielder Fred left Thursday's training in pain after a tackle.Brazil coach Tite put Neymar in his...

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

ZURICH (AP):FIFA will put more than 100,000 World Cup game tickets, including the final, on sale today.FIFA says "tickets for all matches" are available which were "previously reserved for other FIFA constituent groups". Those include sponsors, team...

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...

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