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Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:15 AM

As the sporting world continues to adapt to the challenges presented by the coronavirus disease, stakeholders from various sporting bodies, such as the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA), are seeking innovative ways to continue sports in a safe...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National Premier League clubs will soon receive financial assistance to the tune of $35 million, as they prepare for the upcoming top-flight season, which is set to begin on November 14 and end on June 30, 2021. Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, said his association is prepared to take their demand for the resignation of Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee chairman, Rudolph Speid, to...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:12 AM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (AP): The formula that the Miami Heat had backed themselves into using throughout this postseason wasn’t exactly ideal. They were losing almost every first quarter and winning almost every game anyway. It’s not a...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:44 PM

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has demanded, with immediate effect, the resignation of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee chairman, Rudolph Speid. The letter, which was addressed to Speid and signed...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:23 PM

The 2020/21 Premier League season is expected to get underway on November 14 and end on June 30, 2021, this after organisers on Tuesday, outlined resumption plans for the nation's top football competition, despite the coronavirus pandemic...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that the discipline of spectators in adhering to COVID-19 protocols may prove an obstacle to the chances of them being allowed to attend the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships (...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Barbadian Deandra Dottin showed a glimpse of her power-hitting prowess. However, her half-century was not enough to prevent the West Indies Women from going down by 47 runs to hosts England Women in the opening Twenty20 (T20) International game in...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AM

An abnormally short preseason and a lengthy list of injury and coronavirus-related absentees didn’t stop Manchester City getting off to a fast start in the English Premier League (EPL) yesterday. City scored in the first half through Kevin de...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AM

A number of beneficiaries from local walk/run events are concerned because the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the donations they would normally receive from these races. The funds raised from the walk/runs would normally be used to purchase...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having recently signed with German Euro League club Alba Berlin, Jamaican basketballer Shevon Thompson said the move is one step closer to securing a roster spot on a team in the NBA in the United States. Thompson, who stands at 7 feet tall, is...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe Premier League clubs are expecting to spend much more than their estimated average of $15 million to $20 million per season to finance their campaigns for the 2020-21 term because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even though clubs are...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 5:45 PM

The Windies Women went down by 47 runs to hosts England Women in their opening game of their five-match Twenty20 International series this afternoon. England won the toss and went in to bat, setting a total of 163 for eight off their 20 overs....

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary Dalton Wint describes the recent decision by FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee to lift temporary restrictions on development funding to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) as “absolutely good news”. Wint says the decision...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:14 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies Women Interim head coach Andre Coley says his charges will need to show up with the bat in a significant way if his side is to challenge England in the Vitality Twenty20 (T20) International series, which gets under way with the first...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that the cancellation of two international friendlies for October has left him concerned about the Reggae Boyz’s preparations for upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The Jamaica Football...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Hydel High School head coach Corey Bennett says that having separate ISSA/GraceKennedy Athletics Championships (Champs), one for boys and the other for girls, could be an option to ensure that the event takes place next year, in spite of the...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:13 AM

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP): Mitchell Trubisky threw two touchdown passes and the Chicago Bears hung on to beat the New York Giants 17-13 yesterday. The Bears (2-0) grabbed a 17-0 half-time lead and withstood a big push a week after rallying from 17...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:12 AM

PARIS, France (AP): In a stunning performance for the ages, Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar won cycling’s showpiece race yesterday on the eve of his 22nd birthday, becoming the second-youngest winner of the 117-year-old event that this year...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:11 AM

LONDON, England (AP): More than US$250 million spent trying to catch Liverpool, and Chelsea were still very much outpaced by the English Premier League (EPL) champions yesterday. Two months since Chelsea finished 33 points behind Liverpool, a 2-0...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:07 AM

The Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre in Bull Bay has been completed, but the coronavirus pandemic is causing delay to its official launch. The skatepark, which was completed in May, features a Californian bean bowl, manual pad, a mini ramp, rails...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:39 AMAinsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ALEXA’S LODGE benefitted from six-time champion jockey Omar Walker’s peach of a ride and numerous traffic problems suffered by third-past-the-post, AWESOME TREASURE, to land yesterday’s Miracle Cure Sprint by a thrilling short head. Speedy PRINCESS...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:39 AMLennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer

West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor says her team along with the England players will be taking the knee before all the games in the upcoming T20 series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Taylor announced the news via a Zoom...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:38 AM

Manchester United began their Premier League campaign with a performance as disjointed as their offseason. Maybe the 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace yesterday shouldn’t really have come as a surprise. After all, United only ended a pandemic-...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an effort to improve her all-round abilities on the track, Jamaican distance running standout Aisha Praught-Leer says she has already started training ahead of next year’s Olympic Games, as she begins her campaign for a second appearance at the...

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