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Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Following the successful staging of the 2021 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships and the Manning and daCosta Cup football competitions, ISSA president Keith Wellington says they will be rolling out a number of other sports...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet on Jamaica’s World Cup qualifying hopes. But she is tuning up the band. Despite having the lead for nearly half an hour with 10 men, the Reggae Boyz could not hold on to their lead, losing 2-1 to Mexico at the National...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General manager of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Lorna Gooden, says work on a new well at Caymanas Park is scheduled for completion in early March. Gooden told The Gleaner that the $65-million well was targeted for...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With approval from the health authorities, the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Development meet will celebrate its 20th staging tomorrow at the Stadium East field. According to meet director Olive McNaughton, the event has endured because its scheduling...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

LAST year’s Guineas-placed filly, SECRET IDENTITY, should again use her pace to run rivals into the ground in Sunday’s George HoSang Trophy at five and a half furlongs. Since reverting to sprints at the back end of last season, SECRET IDENTITY has...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AM

Antonio Forbes, Daniella Spencer and Asharria Ulett shone brightly last Saturday at a JAAA Development meet held at Calabar High School. Forbes, who won the Class Two 400 metres hurdles at last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) top brass are expected to meet today at 8 a.m. Jamaica time to discuss issues relating to alleged victimisation and player relationships within the current senior men’s team...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 9:05 PM

Jamaica lost 2-1 to Mexico in their Concacaf World Cup qualifying game at the National Stadium tonight. Daniel Johnson gave the Reggae Boyz the lead in the 50th minute but goals from Henry Martin in the 81st minute and Alexis Vega in the 83rd...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 7:59 PM

The starting teams for tonight's Concacaf World Cup qualifying match at the National Stadium in Kingston. JAMAICA: Andre Blake (captain, GK), Ravel Morrison, Ethan Pinnock, Lamar Walker, Daniel Johnson, Junior Flemmings, Damion Lowe, Michail...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NETBALL JAMAICA (NJ) has acquired the services of defensive coach Rob Wright from Australia to work with the national team. Tricia Robinson, president of NJ, told The Gleaner that the vastly experienced Wright, an assistant coach with Northern...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

VICE-PRESIDENT of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Georgia Sinclair, contends that the decision to remove Kaizen swim club’s coach, Rory Alvaranga, from the association’s representative council was justifiable. However, she noted...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Matthew Nandu’s hundred propelled West Indies into the Plate semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup as the hosts clobbered Papua New Guinea by 169 runs here on Wednesday. In their Plate quarterfinal at the Diego...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMPaul-Andre Walker/Sports Editor

“It means a lot. For the last six or seven months I had it tough, and it was good to get an opportunity tonight, and I’ll take it,” said West Indies all rounder Rovman Powell after his 51-ball century helped the West Indies to a 20-run victory over...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

WHILE FANS eagerly await the clash of the two fastest women in the world over the 100 metres at the senior level in the Jamaican duo of Elaine Thompson Herah, the Olympic champion with a best of 10.54 seconds, and Shelly-ann Fraser Pryce, the World...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ACE MILER, ONEOFAKIND, has a crucial seven-pound advantage on last season’s three-year-old star, CALCULUS, who makes his four-year-old debut in Saturday’s Alexander Hamilton Trophy being run from his rival’s backyard – the mile chute. As St Leger...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

STILL CLINGING on to their slim hopes of advancing to this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will enter today’s massive qualifier against Mexico inside the National Stadium determined to secure maximum three points. The match...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WITH A second Olympic gold medal secured last year in Tokyo, Bahamian 400-metre great Shaunae Miller-Uibo is taking aim at the 48-second barrier. That’s the word from her coach, American Lance Brauman, who guided Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE FAILED attempts to get her Schengen visa via the German Embassy, Jamaican female cyclist,Llori Sharpe was able to secure the travel document, courtesy of the Spanish Embassy to arrive in time for her first training camp in Europe with her...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:07 AM

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (CMC): WEST INDIES Women brushed aside a South Africa Women XI by 53 runs in a warm-up match here on Tuesday, to give themselves a welcome boost in confidence ahead of Friday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) against...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

INTER-SECONDARY SCHOOLS Sports Association (ISSA) President Keith Wellington has explained the reason fans were seen during Manning and Walker Cup finals at the Stadium East field on the weekend. Questions about the protocols in place for the...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Contrary to the way their Jamaica Premier League season opener played out, Arnett Gardens avoided a collapse to get off the mark in this campaign at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence yesterday. The ‘Junglists’ came from behind...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:12 AM

AIMING TO replicate the performances that saw them earn their first Jamaica Premier League (JPL) postseason appearance last year, Vere United assistant coach Rudolph Stennett says that they can elevate themselves further now that they will take no...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINERS AT Caymanas Park yesterday morning aborted their threat of withholding nominations for this weekend’s Saturday-Sunday meet, accepting promoting company Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited’s (SVREL) counter-offer of a “one-...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence//Gleaner Writer

ZHARNEL HUGHES, the Jamaica-based European 100-metre champion, made a bit of British sprint history at the Tokyo Olympics but left the Japanese capital with mixed feelings. Both the success and misfortune Hughes had there have made him more...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER A year's absence due to the COVID pandemic, the most popular and longest-running relay carnival in the country will be back with a new format. The 45th renewal of the Gibson McCook Relays is set to take place on February 26, the final...

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