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Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican forward, Junior Flemmings, said his impressive form since the restart of the United Soccer League (USL) championship in the United States is a result of some serious introspection and the extra work he did during the forced break caused by...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s equestrian star Julian Hyde and Jamaica’s polo team member Luke Clarke recently combined their efforts to host a joint camp for the two sports at the Kingston Polo Club and Equestrian Centre. It was the first time the two sports were...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave believes the process by which the next International Cricket Council chairman (ICC) is elected is irrelevant, as long as the process is agreed on by the directors. Nearly two months after former chairman...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

International Chess Federation’s (FIDE) Honorary Vice President Ian Wilkinson says investigations regarding Jamaican player Rushawn White are still ongoing, but they hope to have a decision later this week. White, a FIDE Online Chess Olympian, has...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President Richard Salm said that the Jamaica Ski Federation (JSF) will be challenging the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) rule that prevents winter sports athletes from nations without a skating rink from qualifying for the Winter Olympic...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Although British-born, skier Benjamin Alexander is trying to become the first Jamaican alpine skier to qualify for the Winter Olympic Games. Alexander, who qualifies to represent Jamaica through his father, lives in England and spend most of his...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Valentyna Zolotarova, Jamaica Olympic qualifying karate team member, said the group will donate the proceeds from their ‘Defend The Future’ virtual masterclass online seminar, which takes place on August 30 at 10 a.m., to the Women’s Centre...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The recent spike in local COVID-19 cases and the continued absence of approved sports protocols could lead to a January 2021 start for the schoolboy football season, according to information reaching The Gleaner. While noting that they are...

Published:Monday | August 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President Keith Wellington says that the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) expects to get a decision on whether schools will be able to resume football training and start the new schoolboy football season by mid-September. ISSA said...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Football stakeholders are concerned that the start of the 2020-2021 Red Stripe Premier League and schoolboy football seasons could be pushed back even further than October. This is because of what has been a dramatic rise in local COVID-19 cases...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican football legend Allan ‘Skill’ Cole credits Brazilian coach Jorge Penna for revolutionising the national team after his arrival in 1962. Penna’s appointment coincided with Jamaica’s independence, and the South American is considered to be...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Melbourne Cricket Club President Mark Neita agrees with cricket economist Tim Wigmore that clubs in the region should be better compensated for their role in developing world-class players. Wigmore, in a recent television interview, said regional...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With England also interested in the midfielder, Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson confirmed that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has invited Leeds United captain Kalvin Phillips to be a part of the Boyz’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Goalkeeper Andre Blake, who helped the Philadelphia Union into the semi-finals of Major League Soccer last Tuesday, said that it has been tough living in a biosecure bubble for nearly a month. However, the opportunity to help the Union claim their...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior men’s football team goalkeeper and captain Andre Blake says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) must also play its part and give the team the best possible chance of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Blake says...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary, Dalton Wint, has poured cold water on reports that top-rated US female coach Carrie Taylor has joined the national women’s programme. Wint noted that while she was recommended by interim Reggae...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says the association will look to assist swimmers who weren’t included in the first batch of beneficiaries of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) COVID-19 financial relief...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Sunshine Girls captain Vangalee Williams, who recently announced her retirement from the national team, pointed to personal factors and a lack of motivation, while denying that her poor relationship with new coach Connie Francis impacted her...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA) board was set to meet yesterday to review its decision to hand the 2020 high-school title to Kingston College (KC) over Jamaica College, based on statistics, after the final was cancelled due to the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Volleyball Association President Rudolph Speid says that the International Volleyball Federation’s decision to suspend the senior World Championships and all other events for 2020 is a good one. Speid pointed out that the coronavirus...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, says local cricket would welcome a financial relief from the International Cricket Council (ICC), similar to what FIFA has provided for their member associations, in an...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tyrone Marshall, Real Salt Lake’s assistant coach, and Bryan Wallace, LA Galaxy’s youth team head coach, admitted that European leagues remain at a higher level, but believe Major League Soccer (MLS) still presents great value and benefits to...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former national women’s football team head coach Charles Edwards says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) should use funds provided by FIFA to stabilise the national team and the Women’s Premier League. This funding of US$500,000 (J$70 million)...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Randolph Harris said it will be very difficult for football to return to the region under the current coronavirus pandemic. Speaking during Tuesday’s Caribbean Broadcasting Union online seminar on...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Cricket West Indies (CWI) is expected, this Saturday, to decide whether or not it will support former president Dave Cameron’s bid to become chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). CWI’s Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, is...

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