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Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:20 AMLennox Aldred Gleaner Writer

A magnificent display of batting lead by unbeaten centuries from Jermaine Blackwood and John Campbell helped the Jamaica Scorpions to dominate the second day of their West Indies Championship match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the threat of the coronavirus becoming increasing real locally, Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clubs have implemented a COVID-19 safety protocol and have suspended training and most other activities. Waterhouse manager, Kerry Ann Robinson,...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:19 AM

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP): The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended yesterday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect football. The French and German leagues also dropped plans to play this...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:18 AM

MIAMI, Florida (CMC): CONCACAF has moved to immediately suspend all its competitions for the next 30 days, just 24 hours after halting the Champions League due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. In a statement yesterday, the continental...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler says that the Sunshine Girls, now in Australia for the Suncorp Super League, are all a bit worried about their safety following an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in that country. Australia has...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:15 AM

PARIS, France (AP): The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix (GP) races were postponed Friday because of the coronavirus outbreak, the third and fourth races of the Formula One season to be called off. Bahrain was scheduled for next week — at an empty...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:15 AM

How many of you remember Jamaican author Jean D’Costa’s classic book Escape To Last Man Peak? The novel, first published in 1975, was a staple as a literature book in high schools when I was a child. The book tracks the movement of 10 orphans who...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Unlike other players in the fraternity who are ruing the cancellation of the 2020 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, veteran athletics coach Glen Mills believes that the suspension and cancellation of sporting events is the...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 9:05 PM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer Chairman of Supreme Ventures and Racing Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Solomon Sharpe has apologised for what he described as a 'huge error', when he declared earlier today that racing will be on at Caymanas...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 2:01 PM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer Solomon Sharpe, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), has confirmed that racing at Caymanas Park will take place this weekend without spectators. On Thursday, chairman of the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 9:46 AM

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact soccer. Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Clovis Metcalfe said that in light of the two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Jamaica, his organisation was left with no other alternative but to suspend local horse racing at Caymanas...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:33 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Scorpions bowlers will be kicking themselves this evening after squandering a glorious opportunity to seize total control of their West Indies Championship match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes following Day One action in Antigua...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:32 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

All local cricket activities, including those involving clubs and schools, have been postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) and the Inter-Secondary Schools Association. The...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Just last week, I was optimistic about the chances of us having the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in four months even amid the threats of COVID-19. But what a difference a week makes! With the cancellation or suspension of the NBA, La Liga, and Serie A and...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite not producing the most convincing performance in a laboured 2-0 win over Bermuda on Wednesday, assistant coach Jerome Waite says the local-based Reggae Boyz contingent will get other opportunities to be assessed and...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:20 AM

​BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Despite a suggestion that veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle is no longer needed for T20s, Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief selector Roger Harper has made it clear that any available player will have a chance to be...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:20 AM

MANCHESTER, England (AP): The deepening virus outbreak prompted the cancellation of Champions League football for the first time yesterday, with the high-profile match between Manchester City and Real Madrid one of two to be postponed. Juventus’...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 8:57 PM

Former national distance runner Kemoy Campbell is now recovering after experiencing a cardiac episode early this week. Campbell, who retired last September posted on his Instagram page today that he was passing out while driving but was...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 5:02 PM

Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, says horse racing at Caymanas Park has been suspended until further notice. Metcalfe said the decision comes following two confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus in Jamaica....

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 1:25 PM

Following an emergency Premier League Clubs meeting on Thursday and in consultation with the Jamaica Football Federation, based on the government's press conference on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 re the COVID-19, Red Stripe Premier League...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), have described the decision to cancel this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Champion­ships as a...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:14 AM

LONDON (AP): Members of Arsenal’s playing squad went into self-isolation in a coronavirus precautionary move, forcing the postponement of the Premier League game at Manchester City yesterday. It is the first game to be called off since the outbreak...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:12 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Barbados Pride will have West Indies Test captain Jason Holder in their squad when they face Guyana Jaguars in a crucial showdown tomorrow. Premier fast bowler Kemar Roach will also be suiting up for Pride in their top-of-...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:11 AM

There’s always a story behind the numbers in the record books. The insight can reveal why some records last and last and last, and others go before the ink dries. In years to come, some sage may explain how the coronavirus saved two Penn Relay...

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