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Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 11:33 AM

The 2020 Penn Relays, which was scheduled for April 23-25, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement was made through a release from Penn Athletics on Monday. This is the first time in 125 years that the popular...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:27 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two days after the local organising committee said it was going ahead with the April 10-13 staging of the 2020 CARIFTA Games, the event has been suspended. A letter from the head of the regional track and field federation has explained that the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/ Gleaner Writer

Premier League Club’s Association (PLCA) general manager Pat Garel says that she doesn’t foresee a situation in which the current Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season is declared null and void as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:25 AM

KINGSTON : Andrea Johnson, the mother of one of Jamaica’s youngest national chess champions, Khaleel Johnson Bartlett, is not surprised at her son claiming the National Under-eight title at the National Age Group Chess Championships 2020. Khaleel,...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:24 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

World Championship runner-up Fedrick Dacres understands why the 2020 staging of Boys and Girls Championships has been cancelled but said he’d be hurt if he was among the final year high school student-athletes who will miss their last chance at...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Racing will return to Caymanas Park tomorrow but without spectators.Local racing was suspended last Thursday by the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) following the government’s announcement of two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus on the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A decision is yet to be taken on the staging of this year’s Penn Relays scheduled for Franklin Field, Philadelphia, April 24-26. If the 126th staging of the relay carnival is held it will do so without a Jamaican contingent. Minister of Health Dr...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:19 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Cricket West Indies says it will continue to liaise with its counterparts, the England and Wales Cricket Board, over the upcoming Test tour as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the United Kingdom’s sporting...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:19 AM

DENVER (AP): Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche ownership Kroenke Sports...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:17 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions, as was expected, wrapped up an easy innings and 118-run win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to finish tied for third in the curtailed 2020 West Indies Championship. With the final two rounds suspended due to the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The biggest sporting casualty from a Jamaican perspective, of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has been the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. The world famous event was cancelled as a precautionary measure in...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:10 AM

Swiss football boss Blanc tests positive for coronavirus BERN, Switzerland (AP) – The president of Switzerland’s football federation has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Swiss federation said 70-year-old Dominique Blanc got the results...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:10 AM

ARCADIA, California (AP) : Drayden Van Dyke hopped off Charlatan after winning the sixth race by 10-1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday and celebrated by trading elbow taps in the winner’s circle. No traditional post-race handshakes during the...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:09 AM

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP): Opener Chris Lynn smashed a 52-ball century and propelled Lahore Qalandars to their first semi-final appearance in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday, and defending champions Quetta Gladiators exited the Twenty20...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:09 AM

LONDON, (CMC): Jamaican midfielder Omar Holness netted his sixth goal of the season for Darlington, but the strike went unrewarded as the home side tumbled to a 4-2 defeat to English play-off rivals Farley Celtic in the National League North on...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:38 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood hit the seventh highest individual score by a regional batsman, as his double century saw the Jamaica Scorpions zoning in on a win against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, following day three action in Antigua...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:37 AMDaniel Wheeler - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite the collegiate basketball season coming to an abrupt end as a result of the coronavirus plaguing the United States, Jamaican basketballer Romaro Gill managed to win two regular season awards in his senior season. The seven-foot, two-inch...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:36 AM

TAROUBA, Trinidad (CMC): Speedster Anderson Phillip notched his maiden 10-wicket match haul as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force crushed Windward Islands Volcanoes by an innings and 84 runs inside three days here yesterday to post their second straight...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:36 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies yesterday announced it would suspend the last two rounds of the marquee first-class championship, along with an entire suite of youth tournaments for the next 30 days, as it braces for the full impact...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Retired Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell is today thankful after suffering another heart scare, just over a year after passing out while competing in New York. Campbell began to pass out while driving in Miami on Tuesday, before his heart...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:35 AM

MADRID (AP): The Chinese football team that was originally stuck in Spain because of the coronavirus outbreak is going back home to try to avoid its rapid spread in Europe. Wuhan Zall were expected to return to China on Saturday, nearly 1½ months...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:34 AM

LONDON (AP): A leading executive at a relegation-threatened Premier League team has called for the English football season to be abandoned, saying officials were in “dreamland” if they thought play could resume early next month after games were...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Corey Bennett, coach of the powerful Hydel High School track-and-field team, has proposed measures that would allow the 2020 staging of Boys and Girls’ Championships to go ahead. They include medical screening of all competitors. Bennett made the...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:56 AMDaniel Wheeler/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College (JC) and Kingston College (KC) will contest the final of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA) Boys’ Taino Cup after contrasting wins in their semi-finals matches held at the Ashenheim Stadium on Wednesday. KC strolled past St...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:56 AM

Veteran defender Jermaine Taylor is targeting a recall to Jamaica’s senior men’s national team despite being in the twilight of his career. The 35-year-old former St George’s FC and Harbour View centre back has found a new lease on life in the...

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