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Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:15 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Andrew Dixon says that the latest inclusion to St Thomas Baseball League has justified his choice in bringing the sport to the parish. Dixon, who is also president and founder of the Andrew Dixon...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national tennis player and current tournament organiser Max Brown will be hoping to spark the future of Jamaican tennis at the Max Brown Clay Court Tennis Championships, scheduled to take place from April 10 to 13 at the Couples Swept Away...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports Minister Olivia Grange says that resources have been allocated to repair the synthetic track surface at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St James. “The funds (for the new Montego Bay Sports Complex track) are available in the 2020 fiscal...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange hopes that a financial assistance programme valued at between $50 and $70 million, will galvanise Jamaica’s prospective Olympians in their preparations for the Tokyo Olympics this year. Grange was speaking at a...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW) President Eva Forde is hoping to use sport as a way of breaking the stigma of mental health in Jamaica. The association will have their inaugural JASW 5k Run/Walk and Social Impact Expo in New Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says a possible cancellation of this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, due to the coronavirus break would be calamitous His comments came after senior...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) referee department head Victor Stewart says the ejection of a fan from a Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game for verbal abuse aimed at match officials yesterday will send a message to potential future aggressors...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom captured his first medal of the 2020 season, winning a silver in the 3m springboard at the opening FINA Diving Grand Prix meet in Madrid, Spain, last Saturday. The Pan American Games silver medallist posted a score of...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Portmore United will look to cause a major upset when they face Mexican club Cruz Azul in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 tie tonight at the National Stadium, starting...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

South East St Catherine political candidate Robert Miller intends to use sport as part of his agenda for the constituency if elected. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) hopeful, along with JLP Bridgeport coordinator Duane Ebanks, recently presented...

Published:Monday | February 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics Championships women’s shot put silver medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd says that the cancellation of this year’s World Athletics Indoor Championships has lessened her workload as she prepares for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom says that he will be targeting consistency in his performances as he officially gets his 2020 season under way at the first meet of the FINA Diving Grand Prix in Madrid, Spain, tomorrow. The Pan American Games 1m...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Shama Beckford held off the challenge of brothers Ivah and Icah Wilmot to win the first event of the Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) 2020 National Open Series held at the Copacabana Beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew, on Sunday. Beckford’s combined...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:22 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Shahiede Patterson is seeking to be the first Jamaican to qualify for rowing at the Olympics, and he is working hard to achieve the feat. Patterson, a fourth-year student at the Caribbean Maritime University, has had to balance his academics and...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says that plans are being made to commission more statues in the near future commemorating the success of local athletes. Grange was speaking at the statue unveiling of former world record holder Asafa Powell at...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

One of the fastest men ever in world history, born here in Jamaica, has now been immortalised. Asafa Powell, the former 100m world record holder was honoured in a ceremony last night at Independence Park, where his statue was unveiled in front of...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom’s success has left an impression on the local aquatic community, most notably national junior swimmer Zaneta Alvaranga. While participating in an opening training session with the Pan American Games silver medallist...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) General Secretary and CEO Ryan Foster admitted disappointment, but underlined that despite the failure of Jamaica’s senior women’s football team to qualify for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, they have...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says that a decision on the long-term future of head coach Hubert Busby Jr will be made after the completion of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualification tournament. Jamaica’s senior...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby Jr says that striker Khadija Shaw is on target to return to the field for their crucial Group B final round Olympic qualifying game against Canada this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. The country...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National Tackle Football Association (JNTFA) director Jerome Harriott says that plans are in place to take American football to schools in the Corporate Area. He says that with this plan in mind, talks are already ongoing with a number of these...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Two months after the launch of their new sled and portable track, Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) president Nelson Stokes says that he is already seeing improvements in Jamaica’s teams on the international circuit. The new sled and...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Basketball Association (JABA) president Paulton Gordon says that the death of NBA legend Kobe Byrant was a loss not only for basketball but for the entire sporting community. The five time NBA champion and double Olympic gold medallist...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Moylnes United head coach Calvert Fitzgerald praised his rotated team after their 1-1 draw against UWI FC in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the UWI Mona Bowl yesterday. Tyrick Stephenson got the opener for the visiting Molynes in...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Racers Track Club president Glen Mills says that he was surprised at the improved gold status that World Athletics granted to the Racers/Adidas Grand Prix which is set for the National Stadium on June 13. Mills was speaking at the launch of the...

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