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Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:30 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Lionel Messi hit the 600-goal mark for Barcelona after scoring twice to lead the Spanish club to a 3-0 victory over Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final yesterday. Luis Suárez opened the scoring...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:29 AMKavarly Arnol/Gleaner Writer

John Chin, who is the only Jamaican player to have advanced to the semi-finals of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Jamaica Cup tournament at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay, says he is excited to be among the final four at the...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected Tennis Jamaica (TJ) president John Azar is confident he and his team will make a big difference to the sport during his tenure, citing increased sponsorship and a return of international tennis to Jamaica as his main areas of focus....

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:26 AM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), in association with the Sagicor Foundation, launched the 36th annual JTA/Sagicor National Athletic Championships at the JTA’s Head Office in Kingston on Tuesday. The track and field meet, which has kick-...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Head coach Donovan Duckie said it is now up to the owners of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finalists Mount Pleasant Football Academy to decide whether he will be continuing in his role at the club next season. The vastly experienced Duckie...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Two things jump off the page when you scan the results of last weekend’s Penn Relays. One of them is the stunning performance by Edwin Allen High School. Under the direction of coach Michael Dyke, Serena Cole, Kevona Davis, Tina Clayton and Tia...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 2:04 PM

GENEVA (AP) — The sports world’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:20 AM

FIFA referee instructor Peter Prendergast, who is currently off the island, says that based on reports he has received on the officiating of the Red Stripe Premier League ( RSPL) final at the National Stadium on Monday between Portmore United and...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:18 AM

The Social Development Commission (SDC) Wray...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:15 AM

LONDON (AP): Donny van de Beek gave youthful Ajax a 1-0 win over Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final yesterday, edging the Dutch side towards a first European Cup final in 23 years. A Tottenham side depleted by injuries...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:14 AM

The 125th hosting of the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field Stadium was staged last weekend. There was the traditional outstanding display by Jamaican athletes cheered on by the usual mammoth crowd of supporters...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

There are concerns that Monday night’s disruption of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final by unruly fans at the National Stadium will adversely affect the league’s ability to entice corporate support after missile-throwing incidents and an on...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (CMC): Jamaican Rajiv Maragh will carry the hopes of the Caribbean when he mounts up in Saturday’s 145th running of the prestigious Kentucky Derby. The 33-year-old will partner with three-year-old colt Haikal, the pair attracting early...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:07 AM

MADRID (AP): For the biggest moments, there is always Lionel Messi. The 31-year-old Argentine has been the key to Barcelona’s success ever since he made his debut, but more and more this season, he has been rested. Tomorrow won’t be one of those...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Striker Bobby Reid of English Premier League side Cardiff City has earned his first call-up to the Reggae Boyz team while midfielder Garath McCleary has also been recalled to the national set-up. Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Portmore United secured their second straight hold on the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title after a hard fought 1-0 win over Waterhouse in the final at the National Stadium last night. Ricardo Morris netted the lone goal for the champions in...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Departing secretary of Tennis Jamaica, Leroy Brown, anticipates an uneventful and uncontroversial election of senior officers at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled for the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), this evening at 5:...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:23 AM

HYDERABAD, India (CMC): Chris Gayle suffered a rare failure while Nicholas Pooran got a start but failed to carry on as Kings XI Punjab slumped to a 45-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad here yesterday. Chasing a difficult target of 214 at the...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:23 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 50 children, ages nine to 14 years from the parishes of St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland were the beneficiaries of a two-day football clinic which was held in Negril by the Real Madrid Foundation and the Sandals Foundation at the...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sport minister Olivia Grange has expressed regret upon hearing that the annual Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) has been cancelled because of insufficient sponsorships. But, she has promised to work with the organisers to rectify the...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Scores of chess players, including several masters, competed at the 2019 Barita Chess Open, which took place on Saturday at the University of the West Indies. This was the second staging of the rapid event and was organized by MR Games, which...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Track and field fans need not worry that long-distance racing will disappear. That is the indication from Sebastian Coe, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). While his organisation has made changes to its...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:19 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP): Coach Gregg Popovich is negotiating a new deal with the San Antonio Spurs. The 70-year-old Popovich just finished his 23rd season with the Spurs. The Spurs have made the play-offs in each of the last 22 seasons, a streak that ties...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:19 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): The financial situation of Cricket West Indies (CWI) is much worse than previously thought, says newly elected president Ricky Skerritt. Skerritt, who took over the post after defeating Dave Cameron in elections on...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul WrightColumnist -

The Windies cricket team to the ICC World Cup later this year in England and Wales have been selected and the thirsty fans of these islands are looking forward to a tournament that brings back some of the swagger that we have lost in international...

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