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Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Many Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) players say they are comfortable with and willing to adhere to the changes being proposed for a biosecure league, which is tentatively set to begin in October or November. However, some believe that strict...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB) president Stephen Jones says there is still no word from world governing body, FIBA, about when the next round of Olympic qualifiers will take place. He says that if the postponements persist into next year then JBB will...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former national women’s football team assistant manager, Sherona Forrester, says that for the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to generate more sponsorships and support for the national women’s programme, there needs to be a greater level of...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

A little over a month into her new role as national youth basketball coordinator, former national player Simone Edwards says plans are already in motion to revamp Jamaica’s basketball development by recruiting and training young basketballers from...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Basketball Association president, Paulton Gordon, and national coordinator for 3x3 basketball, Deon Williams, both believe Jamaica’s chances of qualifying for Olympics 3x3 basketball are greater than in the conventional format of the game....

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

TITANS Athletic Club founder Michael Frater says sprinters Yohan Blake and Kemar Bailey-Cole can overcome their injury issues and be regarded as world beaters again. But he says Blake has to remove the psychological pressure of being Jamaica’s top...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Paul Christie, Dunbeholden FC’s board member and team manager, is optimistic that the Red Stripe Premier League will return before the end of the year after revealing plans to have the competition played without fans in an adjusted format, a...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) took the decision at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday not to play any domestic cricket for the rest of the calendar year because of the increase in coronavirus cases locally. However, the...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:29 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

While most of the attention relating to ISSA’s cancellation of high school sports for the September-to-December term has been given to schoolboy footballers and competitions, sports such as basketball, netball and even track and field, which...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican basketballer Shevon Thompson is hoping to represent Jamaica at the international level, but claims he has no idea what is taking place with the programme, and that he has no contact with anyone in the Jamaica Basketball Association....

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The United Soccer League (USL), in recognising the contribution Caribbean players have made to the United States division two competition, recently named a top 10 list of regional players for this season with Jamaica and Phoenix Rising star...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Keith Wellington has hinted that his organisation will be looking at staging some schoolboy football competitions in the final two terms of the school year, following the decision to...

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...

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