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Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, said sprinters Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake have confirmed their participation in this weekend's National Senior Athletics...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican sprinter Nigel Ellis said he is now very highly motivated after winning the men's 200m in a personal best time at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium last Saturday.Ellis, running out of lane seven, won the event in a time of 20...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 11:15 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to raise more than $1 million Netball Jamaica (NJ) will be hosting its inaugural staging of the Come Scramble with Jamaica Sunshine Girls fund-raising golf tournament.The two-person scramble full handicap tournament will be held at the...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands:Olympic sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said she is very pleased with the progress that she has been making since her return to active competition this season.Fraser-Pryce, who won the IAAF World Championships...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will line up in the men's and women's sprint at the Cayman Invitational meet today.The 35-year-old Powell will be competing for the...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Lewis, communi-cation director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), says the association has cancelled a scheduled meeting with former co-coach of the Sunshine Girls team Sasher-Gaye Henry.Lewis said the action was taken after Henry indicated that she...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Davis Cup team will be aiming for a 3-0 victory when they face Honduras in their fourth match in Group Three Americas Davis Cup qualifiers in Escazu, Costa Rica.The Jamaicans, who were beaten 3-0 by The Bahamas in their third match of the...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marva Bernard, chair of the local organising committee of the inaugural staging of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) 2018 Champion of Champions High Schools Netball Tournament, says all systems are being put in place ahead of...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having enjoyed his most successful start to his Major League Soccer (MLS) career, Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks has set his sights on scoring 20 goals in the competition for his new club, DC United.Mattocks, who has been in excellent form in the...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Portland hold an eight-point lead going into today's final day of the 35th staging of the JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championship at the National Stadium.Portland, who last won the title in 2012, are on 61 points after eight finals. They are...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A close and exciting battle is expected tonight when favourites Barbican face Browns Town in the final of the Magnum/KSAFA Super League at the Constant Spring Sports Complex starting at 8:30 p.m.In the night's curtain-raiser hosts Constant Spring...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The top brass of Netball Jamaica (NJ) met last night as discussions continue on ways to ease the uncertainty caused by the sudden resignation of co-coach Sasher-Gaye Henry.President of NJ, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, first vice-president Tricia Robinson...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A meeting yesterday between the Human Resource Committee of Netball Jamaica and former Sunshine Girls coach Sasher-Gaye Henry ended without any agreement on the way forward.Wayne Lewis, communications director of Netball Jamaica, said that they are...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Lewis, communication director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), said former co-head coach of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, Sasher-Gaye Henry, is scheduled to meet with the organisation's Human Resource Department this week in an effort to iron out their...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Communication director of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Wayne Lewis, said the organisation is shocked by the sudden resignation of Sunshine Girls co-head coach Sasher-Gaye Henry.Lewis told The Gleaner yesterday, that Netball Jamaica was not expecting Henry's...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having broken the league's single game scoring record in her first match of the season for the West Coast Fever, Sunshine Girls shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid is now aiming to dominate this year's Australian Suncorp Super League competition.Fowler-...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says that the association has begun to receive training gear from British football equipment maker Umbro as part of its four-year contract worth US$4 million (around J$494 million).The JFF...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director of football, Wendell Downswell, says that the association will be taking a holistic approach to ensuring that the national Under-23 team qualifies for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.Downswell told...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having captured the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) over a week ago, Portmore United's head coach Shavar Thomas said they are very confident ahead of this year's FLOW CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship four-team tournament.RSPL semi-finalists...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that he is hoping that the proposed franchise system for the national football league will come on stream within the next two years.Ricketts told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Carvel Stewart, vice-chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), has blasted the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) suggestion of a franchise system to chart the way forward for the development of local football.Coming out of its...

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Humble Lion's head coach Merron Gordon said he is disappointed with the decision by the senior Reggae Boyz coaching staff to overlooked striker Craig Foster for their friendly international matches against St Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda....

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

John Mills Primary and Junior High turned in a spectacular final-day performance, to capture the final staging of the INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Athletics Championships, by a narrow four points, at the National Stadium yesterday.The Ransford...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General Manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL), Major Desmon Brown, admitted that the lighting system at the National Stadium does not meet international standards, and confirmed that plans for a US$2.5 million ($311 million) upgrading are at an...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Dr Paula Daley-Morris says it's important that the national programme receives greater support, if the Sunshine Girls are to build on their Commonwealth Games success at next year's Netball World Cup.The Sunshine...

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