Sun | Nov 17, 2019

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Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heavy rainfall forced the abandonment of the first leg second-round ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup games between St Jago High School and Charlie Smith High School and Jamaica College (JC) and Hydel High School at Spanish Town Prison Oval yesterday. The...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

United States-based publication Track and Field News has named Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams as its High School Athlete of the Year. The world junior champion received 14 of the 19 votes for the top honour. The other number-one votes went to...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMRachid Parchment/Assistant Sports Editor

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jeff Miller says that despite low attendance for the franchise’s home games in the Caribbean Premier League at Sabina Park this season, the team has no intention of leaving the island. However, it is...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:09 AM

It’s been quite an interesting season for Manchester United fans, some of whom I have lost favour with. In putting away my fanaticism and wearing my analytical hat before the start of our 2019-20 campaign, I declared within a football group of...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 12:25 PM

Jamaica has moved up two places on the latest FIFA Coca Cola World Ranking's to 45. The Reggae Boyz are now third in the Concacaf region after surpassing Costa Rica. Jamaica now trails behind the United States who fell to 23 overall and...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 9:13 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A brace from Sheldon Smart saw Clarendon College come from behind to defeat Mannings 2-1 in their quarter-final match of the ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup at Frome Sports Complex in Westmoreland, yesterday. Tavar Thompson gave Mannings an...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:22 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Jason Holder has made his name in the game’s longest format, where he has led West Indies for the last four years and risen to become the world’s leading all-rounder. But with just sporadic Twenty20 appearances – he has...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Kingston College (KC) had to work hard to fend off a stubborn challenge from the pesky Vauxhall High, however, the famed purples came away with a 3-1 win in their first leg second-round Manning Cup encounter at the Stadium East...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:21 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Leeward Islands Hurricanes head coach Stuart Williams says while reaching the final will be a key objective, the development of players will be of paramount importance when the Regional Super50 bowls off next month. “The...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:21 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Enigmatic Jamaica and West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has shrugged off any notion of retirement as the right-hander has been drafted to play in season three of the Abu Dhabi T10 league, which is scheduled to bowl off on November 15. Samuels will...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:20 AM

ROME (AP): Lionel Messi and titleholder Liverpool were in top form in the Champions League yesterday. Messi scored one goal and set up another as Barcelona beat Slavia Prague 2-1 to take control of Group F at the group stage’s midpoint. Liverpool...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:15 AM

Norway’s Karsten Warholm is in pole position in the race to be crowned IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year. That’s my opinion. He capped a fast, undefeated season with a win over his prime 400-metre hurdle rivals in Doha, where he won his second...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:30 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Anchovy High School’s historic run in the 2019 ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup continued yesterday at Jarrett Park as they defeated Cedric Titus 1-0 in their first-ever ­quarter-final match. Mark Smith scored the lone first-half goal for...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

After being forced to withdraw from the 200m and 4x100m at the recent World Championships in Doha owing to calf and Achilles issues, double Olympic sprint ­champion Elaine Thompson will be advised in two weeks’ time on the course of ­treatment...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Just when some of Europe’s top teams risked failing to advance from their Champions League groups, they steadied the ship. Real Madrid and Tottenham both earned their first European wins of the season yesterday against overmatched opponents – but...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Founder and head coach of SWEPT Track Club Okeile Stewart believes that the addition of Jamaican hurdler Jaheel Hyde to his training group will lead to a return to form for the 22-year-old, who is looking to kick-start his career after a ­...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:28 AM

MIAMI (AP): Hip hop isn’t always blaring from the speakers in the Miami Heat practice facility these days. Pat Riley’s preferred sound is Motown. Erik Spoelstra hasn’t had much of a chance to sneak U2 into the mix. These days, country music seems...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:27 AM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): New Windward Islands head coach, Andrew Richardson, hopes to mark his first season in charge with the capture of the Regional Super50 which bowls off next month. Speaking ahead of the November 6 start of the tournament,...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Wolmer’s Boys, who are seeking their first Manning Cup title in over 20 years, will face a true test of their title credentials when they go up against dark horses, St Catherine High in the first of two Second Round first-leg ties at the Spanish...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:25 AM

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which the exchange of coaching expertise, technical and scientific research and sport medicine capabilities across...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:17 AM

A hot topic swirling around in the country’s track and field circles concerns the future of two of Jamaica’s elite sprinters. Neither 2011 100m world champion Yohan Blake nor the Rio 2016 double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson can be satisfied...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SUPERLUMINAL used his proven class to turn back five Anthony Nunes runners, including Triple Crown winner SUPREME SOUL, in the seven-and-a-half furlong Fontainbleu Trophy, leaving the leading trainer winless on the 10-race card yesterday. SUPREME...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:25 AMKavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) head coach Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn is playing down his team’s billing of ‘favourites’ to advance to the semi-finals of the ISSA/WATA DaCosta Cup. Instead, Wedderburn says he is taking it...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:24 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies cricket legends Clive Lloyd and Michael Holding are urging Caribbean fans to be patient with new head coach Phil Simmons and captain Kieron Pollard as the regional side begins yet another era of leadership, starting with an away series...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It is customary to find Brian ‘Spuddy’ Rickman commentating on Heroes Day racing from Caymanas Park, as he has done for over 30 years. It would take something serious or massive to get him away from the track. So count receiving a national award as...

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