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Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL DEFENDER Damion Lowe believes that football’s governing bodies need to enforce harsher punishment on clubs for incidents of racism by fans. Lowe was speaking recently during a Gleaner Instagram live interview, where he discussed a wide...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:25 AM

FIFA President Gianni Infantino stepped into the debate about Bundesliga players who protested during matches against the death of George Floyd, saying that they should be applauded and not punished. Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was booked...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:24 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Opener John Campbell, middle-order batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Nkrumah Bonner are the only Jamaicans named in the West Indies’ original 15-man squad for the three-Test tour of England, which will bowl off on July 8. The Gleaner has learnt that...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:21 AM

PARIS (AP): Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12, governing body FIA said in a...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:20 AM

LONDON (CMC): Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford have been confirmed as venues for West Indies’ proposed three-Test series against England next month. Old Trafford will serve as West Indies’ training base and the venue for the final two Tests...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, described World Athletics’ decision to create a welfare fund as an excellent move by the world’s governing body for athletics. World Athletics announced last...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Martin Lyn, is hopeful that the Government will grant the association permission to reopen the National Aquatic Centre by next month. Lyn, who lamented the financial implications of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

James Beckford, Jamaica’s first World Championships long jump medal winner, was delighted to see Tajay Gayle become world champion last year. Beckford believes Gayle can jump even further if he stays focused. When Gayle jumped 8.69 metres to win...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says that sporting federations must accommodate democracy in sport, through athlete representation on their respective executive bodies. Samuda underlined that he supports the creation...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

LOCAL FOOTBALL experts, Clyde Jureidini and Rudolph Speid, are of the opinion that the changes being proposed by Concacaf for the 2022 World Cup qualifying format are unfair and will put Jamaica’s chances of advancing at a disadvantage. Last July,...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the sporting world to a halt and eroding the earning ability of sportsmen and women all over the world, there is a renewed call for young local athletes to prioritise the continuation of their education upon...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:23 AM

BERLIN (AP): The German football federation has defended its decision to assess whether four young Bundesliga players who made gestures in solidarity with George Floyd over the weekend must face sanctions. The DFB also said yesterday that Jadon...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Dr Warren Blake, said it is very pleasing to see local athletes get the opportunity to go out and train in groups once again. He added that he is now hopeful that World Athletics will...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Torino’s match at home to Parma on June 20 will be the first Serie A match when Italy’s top football league resumes with a match almost every day until August 2. All matches will initially take place without any spectators but Italian football is...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler has expressed her delight at the announcement that the Australian Suncorp Super Netball competition is set to begin on August 1. The league was originally scheduled to begin on May 2, but it was...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Head coach Connie Francis says Jamaica’s senior netball team will restart training online, today. Francis is eager to resume her rebuilding programme for the 2023 Netball World Cup in South Africa. Francis, who is in her second stint as head coach...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) first vice-president, Nelson Stokes, says that the COVID-19 pandemic should result in creative ways for sports to generate revenue for Caribbean countries. Stokes was speaking at the University of the West Indies’...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:24 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Windies assistant coach, Roddy Estwick, has praised the level of commitment to fitness exhibited by players during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the Barbadian contingent had returned to their first outdoor training this...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:24 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley said he was “cautiously optimistic” the entire six-week Caribbean Premier League (CPL) could be staged here later this year, but cautioned that the tournament would...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says having the squad back together is a “massive, massive lift” as his team prepares to wrap up a first league title in 30 years. English football has been on hold since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:22 AM

The Spanish football federation says the Copa del Rey final will only take place when fans are allowed back into stadiums in Spain. The federation says the final between Basque Country rivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad will be delayed until...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:20 AM

BERLIN, Germany (AP): Marcus Thuram took a moment in apparent tribute to George Floyd after scoring in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 4-1 win over Union Berlin in the Bundesliga yesterday. The Gladbach forward was left free at the far post to score the...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

WORLD CHAMPION-SHIPS 400 metres hurdles bronze medallist Ristananna Tracey says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected her both mentally and financially. Up to Friday, Jamaica has recorded 575 confirmed cases of the deadly virus. Two hundred...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:36 AMDaniel Wheeler - Sunday Gleaner Writer

National defender Damion Lowe says that Jamaica is no longer content with just being another difficult adversary in the region, but rather to challenge consistently for Concacaf supremacy. The 27-year-old Lowe was speaking on Thursday in a wide-...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:35 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) has slashed staff and player incomes in half, in an attempt to remain viable amid mounting financial troubles due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Describing the move as a “temporary measure”, the...

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