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Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Netball Jamaica president Tricia Robinson says that despite the challenges presented to local netball by the COVID-19 pandemic, the break from games will be used to start prepping the Junior Sunshine Girls for their international competitions next...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick containing two penalties as Leicester came from behind to stun hosts Manchester City in a wild 5-2 win and collect a third straight victory to open the English Premier League season yesterday...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

SOCHI, Russia (AP): Lewis Hamilton’s toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren’t even on the track. They were in the stewards’ office. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cruised to the win yesterday after Hamilton, who was...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:09 AM

The United States-based National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) Division 1 Board of Directors have voted to move the 2020 Fall Championships to Spring 2021. The sports affected by the decision taken amid the COVID-19 pandemic are cross...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Barbadian Deandra Dottin continued her good form with the bat, and also for the first time contributed with the ball. However, her efforts weren’t good enough to prevent the West Indies from going down by 20 runs to England in the third T20...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Sporting bodies globally are continuously challenged to operate in a more efficient way, as the issues of governance and leadership are the core of management. The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is one of the world’s most...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies Women will try to avoid a series loss to their English counterparts when the sides meet in the third Twenty20 International in Derby, England, today at 7 a.m. Jamaica time. The regional girls trail England 2-0 in the five-match...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Like she was a week ago in Rome, Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson Herah was in winning form at the Doha leg of the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Complex. She sped to a time of 10.87 seconds to win the women’s 100m to end...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

WOW WOW’s loss to the country’s top handicapper, TOONA CILIATA, was a speed bump in his Triple Crown quest, which continues this afternoon, a 10-furlong St Leger rematch with MAHOGANY, the gelding he ran down to convincingly win the 2000 Guineas...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:07 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Lionel Messi criticised the exit of teammate and good friend Luis Suárez yesterday, dealing another blow to the damaged relationship between the Argentine and Barcelona’s leadership. Messi posted a photo of himself with...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts says that the organisation is targeting an expansion of the women’s domestic structure using FIFA COVID-19 relief funds. The world football governing body allocated US$500,000 (over J$70...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 1:30 PM

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah put in another assured performance, winning the women's 100m sprint at the Doha leg of the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Club today. Although not a world leading time like she had aimed for, Thompson...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:14 AM

LONDON, England (CMC): Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad have signed West Indies Test captain Jason Holder as a replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh for the rest of the season. Australian all-rounder Marsh was forced...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson Herah and Julian Forte will be the two Jamaicans in action in the Wanda Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, today. Thompson Herah, who will line up in the women’s 100m at 11:56 a.m., will be hoping to end...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Golfer Herman Marsh says he wants the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) to create a programme in schools located in low-income areas to educate the students about the sport. Marsh came up with the idea after directing an INSPORTS golf summer camp in...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Professional Football Jamaica (PFJ) Commercial Committee Chairman Donovan White says talks to cement a substantial deal with potential sponsors for the upcoming Premier League season are going well. But though things are going favourably, he does...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

FIFA, football’s world governing body, has suspended the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) with immediate effect for what it says are “grave violations of FIFA statutes”. The matter surrounds the former leadership of the TTFA lodging...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:09 AM

MILAN, Italy (AP): Zlatan Ibrahimović tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday, and he reacted to the news as only he can. The AC Milan striker tweeted, mocking the virus, that he was positive a day after testing negative for COVID-19....

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Édouard Mendy to take their summer transfer window spending over £220 million, putting the future starting position of Kepa Arrizabalaga in doubt. Mendy, 28 years old, has joined from French side Rennes on a five-year...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:14 AM

DERBY, England, (CMC): Captain Stafanie Taylor surpassed 3000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals, but West Indies Women had little else to celebrate, as they slumped to a 47-run defeat to England Women yesterday. Chasing 152 in the second T20...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

A hat trick for Kai Havertz. A debut for Thiago Silva. Things are slowly falling into place for Chelsea after their offseason spending spree. After two underwhelming appearances in the Premier League, Havertz — signed for US$92 million from German...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Zoom has become a very popular audio and video conferencing platform during the COVID-19 pandemic and even though some organisers of sporting events have been taking advantage of its advantages, its limitation in developing athletes is presenting...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Groom Frank Spencer is confident MAHOGANY can outdo race favourite WOW WOW to win this year’s Jamaica St Leger at Caymanas Park on Saturday. The St Leger, which is the second leg of the Triple Crown, will be contested over 10 furlongs. The 12-horse...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:09 AM

TOKYO (AP): Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year’s postponed games and train during a 14-day quarantine period, Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Veterans Welfare Programme committee member, Neville Oxford, chided the federation for what he says is their lack of commitment to the initiative, which was established to assist former players who have fallen on...

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