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Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President Wilford 'Billy' Heaven has addressed concerns that the nation's main cricket venue, Sabina Park in Kingston, is not getting enough of the Windies' Test matches.Heaven, who was addressing journalists at an...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):The West Indies Under-19 team began a one-week high-performance camp yesterday as they begin preparations for the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup.They will be working under the guidance of head coach Graeme West and his...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named the 2018 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) yesterday after each won Grand Slam titles and finished the year atop the world rankings.Djokovic, recognised by the ITF for...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

After 16 years in office, Jamaica Chess Federation president Ian Wilkinson will demit office next June. However, Wilkinson believes that his successor will do a good job. Speaking earlier this month, he said that there are several persons who have...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New sporting bodies incorporated into the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) fold have been challenged to foster an all-conquering spirit.Christopher Samuda, president of the JOA, threw down the gauntlet at an induction ceremony for modern pentathlon...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Memorial service for late football coach extraordinaire Winston Chung-Fah will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, North Street, Kingston, this Saturday, December 15, beginning at 10 a.m.Chung-Fah, former national technical director and men's...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Netball Jamaica's President Dr Paula Daley Morris says the Sunshine Girls' elevation to the No. 3 world ranking is a "fitting recognition"of their talent."The international federation has published the new rankings, and we're third in the world....

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I wrote an article on June 1 about 'Raheem Sterling and the rifle tattoo', and on that occasion, my main hypothesis then was that this young man of only 23 years old was an exemplary figure in England and should be treated with less contempt by the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Recently retired Jamaican sprinter Kerron Stewart hopes that female athletes will one day be paid the same as their male counterparts. Stewart voiced the sentiment in an interview published this week by Athletics Weekly, a British track and field...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sevilla, Villarreal and Genk qualified for the knockout rounds of the Europa League yesterday, the final night of group-stage matches.Rapid Vienna, Malmo, Krasnodar, Rennes and BATE also advanced.Sevilla advanced from Group J after a 3-0 win over...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 4:48 PM

Jamaica’s senior netball team, the Sunshine Girls moved up one spot, and are now ranked number three in the world, following the latest rankings, which were published by the International Federation of Netball Association on Thursday....

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Wilford 'Billy' Heaven says that the systems of accountability and transparency that his board has put in place will drive the body forward in achieving its 10 year plan for the growth of the sport in the...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's no surprise that my Kingston College (KC) friends are already dreaming of a Manning Cup - 'Champs' double. They are no doubt fortified by hopes that KC's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup win will open the door to other triumphs.It's not impossible, but...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham /Gleaner Writer

St Jago High School girls were in tremendous form at the recent Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean Track and Field Meet held at Excelsior High School.Led by a double victory by Class Two athlete, Joanna Reid, who showed early signs that...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

FIGHTING with his back against the ropes, champion Wayne DaCosta yesterday slashed Anthony Nunes' lead in half to end the afternoon $870,700 behind his rival, who he upstaged in two key races, keeping alive his hopes of landing an 18th trainers'...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica president Martin Lyn has described veteran national swimmer Alia Atkinson's performance at the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, yesterday as "spectacular."Atkinson, who...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott /Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden's coach, Michael Cohen, says the team's 2-1 win over Montego Bay United in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) contest at Royal Lakes Sports Complex yesterday is a major morale booster despite the team remaining at the bottom of the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 5:48 PM

Jamaica’s ace female swimmer, Alia Atkinson, clocked 29.05 seconds to win gold in the 50 metres breaststroke at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China today. Atkinson, the world-record holder in the event...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reno coach Godfrey Drummond believes their 0-0 draw against high-flying Cavalier at Stadium East in their 15th-round Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game on Sunday is reason for him to be positive going into their run of games over the holidays....

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) last Friday announced plans for the 2019 staging of the Crystal Spring Run For Your Heart 5K/2K.The run, scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2019, is aimed at raising funds to offset costs associated with the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN JOSE, California:Xoom, PayPal's international money transfer service, yesterday announced eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt as its global brand ambassador through to 2020. The partnership kicks off as Xoom expands its send money...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Another Jamaican school-boy football season has come to its end. The person or persons who wrote the script should be on a high, given that so many boxes, which seem to promote progress, have been ticked. It was a season for the palates which...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (CMC):Exiled Indian business magnate Dr Vijay Mallya could face fraud charges in his homeland after a court on Monday ruled that he could be extradited from the United Kingdom.The 62-year-old, who has been battling extradition in recent years...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Aggressive, stroke-filled, and with pin-point batting and bowling accuracy are qualities the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) hopes to harvest and hone in the new Jamaican cricketer the association is trying to develop.These qualities, the...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Manchester Spurs will be looking to fine-tune their attacking game for a sixth straight win, when they face St. James Sharpes in the opening game of Netball Jamaica's opening fixture of two, in the Berger Elite League, at the Leila Robinson Courts...

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