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Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 3:09 PM

World Cup favourites Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland in their opening Group E match on Sunday in Russia.     A brilliant curling shot by Phillipe Coutinho in the 20th minute gave Brazil ...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 2:05 PM

A brilliant curling shot by Phillipe Coutinho in the 20th minute has given Brazil a 1-0 half-time in the final match on today's fourth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.   As Brazil pressed forward Coutinho picked up a loose ball at the...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some call it the greatest show on Earth, but to me, it is next to the Summer Olympic Games, the grand showpiece of almost every sport on Earth.The World Cup of football, which got under way in Russia on Thursday, however, is a grand spectacle. It is...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP):Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypt's next World Cup match.A statement from the Egyptian football association gave no details about his fitness except that...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Commonwealth Games champion Ronald Levy says he is looking to put together a smooth race before the end of the season to join that coveted sub-13 seconds club in the 110 metres hurdles.The former St Elizabeth Technical athlete said that his...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

It is now 20 years since Jamaica's historic appearance at the FIFA World Cup in France. Some of the members of that team recall some of the memories of that campaign for The Sunday Gleaner's Rachid Parchment.Former goalkeeper and captain Warren '...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

POKER STAR outclassed rivals in yesterday's 1200-metre overnight allowance sprint, virtually making all the running to beat late-closing SOY EL SENOR by a length and a half.The six-year-old bay gelding reproduced his recent exercise gallop to turn...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):A late strike by speedster Shannon Gabriel gave West Indies control of the second Test against Sri Lanka, but a ball-change controversy marred proceedings, headlining the third day and threatening to disrupt the series...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Day Three of the 2018 World Cup began yesterday with France becoming the first team to benefit from a penalty called after video review in a World Cup match.Antoine Griezmann put France ahead with the ensuing penalty kick. Australia tied...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It's always good to see retired national players giving back to society. It is even better when current and former players from across different sporting disciplines collaborate for a greater good. The recent announcement by former Sunshine Girls...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Lionel Messi takes the field for the first time in this year's World Cup on Saturday when Argentina opens group play against Iceland, the smallest nation to ever play in the tournament. The superstar forward goes into the World Cup under...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Jair Murrufo remembers the first time he picked up a whistle and called a football match."My father kept saying, 'Hey, you want to be a referee?' And I'm 19 years old, and I'm like, 'No, why would I want to do that?'" he recalled.That...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP):Egypt coach Hector Cuper couldn't say for certain whether Mohamed Salah's absence was the thing that cost his team during its 1-0 loss to Uruguay at the World Cup.But he also wasn't sure that his star striker couldn't have...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Iceland are showing the charming, funny, friendly style that has won friends worldwide before the team's World Cup debut against Argentina.In a witty meeting with international media Friday, Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson began by...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For the next month, the eyes of the world will be glued to their television sets watching the World Cup. It is truly a global spectacle. I have seen figures that said 46.4 per cent of the world's population either watched live or were following...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walter/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER Wayne DaCosta-trained favourite, this time it's POKER STAR, could be ripe for an upset in this afternoon's six-furlong overnight allowance sprint following SEEKING MY DREAM's loss to WILL IN CHARGE last weekend.It will take a brave soul to...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Local coaches, Rudolph Speid, Lenworth Hyde and Jerome Waite all heaped blame on Spain's new coach, Fernando Hierro, for the country's 3-3 draw with Portugal in their Group B World Cup game in Russia yesterday.Cavalier's Speid, Arnett Garden's...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SOCHI, Russia (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo used the World Cup to show everyone he's the GOAT.Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal's opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest of All Time. Then he scored two more goals,...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP):In a team that boasts one of the World Cup's most potent attacks, two defenders combined to give Uruguay a late 1-0 victory over Egypt yesterday.Uruguay captain Diego Godin and teammate Jose Gimenez, who anchor the back...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) :Aziz Bouhaddouz, head in his hands and face buried in the turf, was probably unaware of the opposing players and coaches swarming all around him in jubilation.Some teammates tried to console him, but it did little good.In...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC - Veteran left-hander Devon Smith hit a gritty half-century but rain overshadowed his efforts, allowing only 42.3 overs on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka here yesterday.Resuming from their overnight two...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/Gleaner Writer

Coach Cleon Smith has called on Jamaica Women to bring their top game today ahead of their crucial clash with defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Women at Sabina Park in the penultimate round of the West Indies Women's T20 Blast.The Jamaicans,...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:15 AM
Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

"This win is for my mother, who died recently and will be buried on Saturday. I am feeling great tonight, and the title is my goal," said a subdued but happy Devon 'Concrete' Moncriffe on Wednesday night after scoring an impressive fourth-round...

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