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Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:29 AM

GIZZY’s obsession with Dane Nelson led to him missing out on nailing at least three Pick 6 bets last weekend, blindly using his favourite rider’s mounts as bankers, a foolhardy act with payouts of $34,516 and $71,000 on Sunday’s Reggae 6 and...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Executive Chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) Gary Peart believes that his company’s combined $25.3 million sponsorship of the Supreme Championship Boxing Day weekend race meets is a clear indication of their commitment to the local racing...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

American Erik Barnes and national amateur champion William Knibbs held off the field to capture the professional and amateur sections, respectively, at the 53rd Jamaica Open at Tryall Golf Club. Barnes, who was playing in Jamaica for the first time...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Professional Football Jamaica have secured two additional club sponsors for the Jamaica Premier League 2021 season. The two club sponsors that have pledged their support for the upcoming season are Indies Pharma Limited, which trades on the Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:12 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Fast-bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose has questioned the hunger and desire shown by West Indies on the recent tour of New Zealand. The 57-year-old, a former assistant coach with the Caribbean side, said urgency among...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:27 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP): Giannis Antetokounmpo says he’s staying with the Milwaukee Bucks for at least five more seasons. “I’m blessed to be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks for the next 5 years,” the two-time reigning MVP posted yesterday on his social media...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:27 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed the men’s tour of Bangladesh next month, their third series amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a report by a CWI inspection team, which travelled to the Asian...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Jermaine Blackwood has topped West Indies batting averages for a second straight tour, the only specialist Caribbean side batsman to emerge unscathed from the dismal two-Test series against the Black Caps. The 29-year-...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:21 AM

TOKYO (AP): The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Games will start in just over three months, and it faces the same questions as the Olympics about being held safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said yesterday the relay is set to...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Two of the island’s top youth coaches, Hydel’s Corey Bennett and Jamaica College’s Neil Harrison, have welcomed the return of competitive high-school athletics, following a 10-month hiatus due to the spread of the coronavirus disease in Jamaica....

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Martin Lyn, president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), said the association was taking all the necessary steps to ensure local swimmers get back into international competition for 2021. Lyn said they aim to have teams at the...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women’s Committee chairperson, Elaine Walker-Brown, says that the revamped women’s international window will give the senior national team adequate preparation for major tournaments. Concacaf announced changes...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 9:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

American Erik Barnes gained a bit of daylight between himself and his nearest rivals heading into today's final day after another impressive round on day two of the Jamaica Open at the Tryall Golf Club in Hanover on Monday. Barnes followed up his...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake says that he does not anticipate anti-doping challenges for athletes who take the coronavirus vaccine whenever it becomes available. His comments come as the World...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team coach Connie Francis says that the inclusion of Malysha Kelly in the Sunshine Girls’ 15-member squad is a boost for the team ahead of their four-Test series against rivals and hosts England next month. The series will...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:13 AM

The Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) has named Wisynco Group as the latest sponsor of the National Premier League. The announcement was made at Wisynco’s headquarters in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, yesterday Wisynco joins both Yummy and...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:12 AM

PARIS, France (AP): Gérard Houllier, a Frenchman who led English club Liverpool Football Club (LFC) to three titles in one season, has died. He was 73. Liverpool and the French football federation announced the death yesterday. French sports daily...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SPARKLE DIAMOND recovered from traffic problems along the rail, fell back to fourth approaching the half-mile marker but still managed to split the leaders at the top of the lane to win yesterday’s overnight allowance sprint off a four-month lay-up...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Director of Operations, Michael Hall, is eager to offer his assistance to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to help formulate COVID-19 protocols for the start of the Premier League. Hall says that as a fan of...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

When sprinting legend Usain Bolt retired from athletics, he pursued his long-standing passion for football in Australia in 2018. Looking back at his experience, the 34-year-old says that he made an error in how he chased his dream of being a...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:11 AM

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP): Jamaican winger Leon Bailey scored twice as Bayer Leverkusen charged to the top of the German Bundesliga with a 4-1 win over nine-man Hoffenheim yesterday. With no fans to drive their team on in an empty stadium amid the...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Director Jerome Harriott says the National Tackle Football Association (NTFA) will introduce a Junior Varsity programme (JV) in high schools next year, to focus on youth development in the sport. Harriott says that the JV programme is an Under-17...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 9:22 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

Jamaican golfer Orville Christie is the best-placed local as he is tied for 13th position after day one action of the three-day Jamaica Open at the Tryall Golf Club in Hanover on Sunday. Christie shot a four-over-par 76 to lie 10 shots behind the...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 8:24 AMLennox Aldred, Gleaner Writer

West Indies opener John Campbell finally found some form on the tour of New Zealand, as his half-century along with an unbeaten 60 from skipper Jason Holder have given the visiting side a bit of respite, following the third day's play in the...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

MAHOGANY skirted Eros’ six-and-a-half furlong track record yesterday, clocking 1:16.1, to get within three-fifths of a second of the 27-year mark set by the country’s greatest sprinter ever. Returning off a six-week break and reverting to middle-...

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