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Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Decades ago, the head of a local sporting federation told me that he could only secure sponsorship for development if his men's team won the Caribbean Championships. Bereft of funding to chase both objectives, he and his federation made every effort...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two-time national 400 metre champion Javon Francis will return to action this Saturday at the third staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic at Calabar High school.Now recovered from the hamstring niggles that sidelined him last year,...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Manchester Spurs maintained their perfect record in Netball Jamaica's Berger Elite League, as they defeated Kingston Hummingbirds 54-50 at Leila Robinson Courts, National Stadium complex, on Tuesday night.In a match-up between the league's top two...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/ Gleaner Writer

Multiple-time RJRGleaner National Sportsman of the year nominee Christopher Gayle, in 2017 maintained his status as the best-ever Twenty20 batsman in history by again blasting hundreds of runs and setting records in the Bangladesh Premier League and...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Racing ResultsCaymanas Park(January 17, 2018)Weather: GoodTrack: FineRace 1 1200 M (Purse $900,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC):West Indies Under-19s captain, Emmanuel Stewart, says he regrets the appeal which led to the controversial dismissal of South African opener Jiveshan Pillay during yesterday's ICC Youth World Cup fixture.Following...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Boys' Town coach Andrew Price insists that the team is not too reliant on veteran players. This after the Trench Town club had at least five starters over the age of 30 in their Red Stripe Premier League game against Montego Bay United at Barbican...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/ Gleaner Writer

Robert Finzi-Smith, head of security for the FIFA Executive Summit, which gets started today in Montego Bay, St James, said he is confident that the security protocol being implemented will be adequate to ensure the safety of FIFA President Gianni...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/Sports News Coordinator

Omar McLeod, reigning 110m World and Olympic champion said that he is focused on improving and is not too concerned about whether people consider him to be the new face of Jamaican track and field..McLeod, who is considered a favourite for the...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLaurie Foster

Foster's Fairplay continues to grapple with various opinions as to the true meaning of the cricketing term Man of the Match (MOM). What are the ingredients which when considered together, cause the adjudicator to decide which of the 22 players or...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI, Florida, (CMC):West Indies flop Xavier Marshall will turn out for United States in the Regional Super50 starting later this month, after being named in the 14-man squad for the one-day tournament.The 31-year-old Jamaican played seven Tests...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

CUP O TEA returns to $450,000 claiming company as a winner on better terms in this afternoon's 1300-metre James B. Dawes Memorial, following her New Year's Day disqualification.The five-year-old mare won powerfully, beating FLYING MACHINE at 1500...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/ Gleaner Writer

Alia Atkinson marked herself as the queen of the breaststroke in 2017 and swam her way into contention for the prestigious RJRGLEANER National Sportswoman of the Year Award. Already the short-course world record holder for the 100 metre breaststroke...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright/Gleaner Writer

After losing both their leadership and unbeaten record in the Red Stripe Premier League to Portmore United, as well as dropping in points in matches they were expected to win, it is clear that defending champions Arnett Gardens are going through a...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Rugby Union, Jerry Benzwick, is looking to popularise all formats of his sport, including women's rugby, now that he is riding the crest of a wave after qualifying for the World Cup Sevens tournament slated for July this...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Michael Dyke, the head coach for defending inter-secondary girls' athletics champions, Edwin Allen High, has warned that the persistent rain which has been affecting the island since May last year could lead to several athletes sustaining injuries...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 10:14 PM

  Multiple World and Olympic medal winner Usain Bolt will be donating $1 million to assist the wards of the state who have been displaced, due to the fire at Walker’s Place of Safety in St. Andrew. The funds will be made available...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 5:50 PMLivingston Scott

Defending boys' champions St George's College, and last  year's girls' winners St Hugh's High, will be among the competing teams when the fourth school's lacrosse competition gets under way today at 2:30 p.m. at...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

American coach Timothy Hankinson said that Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) clubs can take two approaches to ensuring financial sustainability.A problem facing many local football clubs is that of finding funds to cover the cost of player salaries...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Since the beginning of 2018, 61 of our fellow citizens have been murdered, and the number seems to be destined to increase, unabated. We are left to wonder every day, who next?There has been a lot of chatter, a lot of theories, even some action, but...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):If Rafael Nadal gave the Australian Open a throwback feel last year with his straight-out-of-the-mid-2000s final against Roger Federer, he has completed the retro effect this year with a return to his sartorial roots - a...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):West Indies captain Jason Holder says planning has already begun for the ICC World Cup qualifiers in March, as the Caribbean side looks to book its spot in the 2019 one-day showpiece in England.The schedule for the much-...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Thirty years after Jamaica's men's bobsled team qualified for its first winter Olympics, their female counterparts have replicated the achievement ahead of next month's Winter Olympiad in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The team of brakemen Carrie Russell...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJermaine Lannaman/Gleaner Writer

West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman and first-time RJRGleaner Sports Foundation National Sportsman of the Year nominee, Chadwick Walton, since representing Jamaica at the youth level has had a reputation of being a big-hitting batsman and may blossom...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright/Gleaner Writer

At least one result in Sunday's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) mirrored the happenings in the popular English Premier League as a high-riding leader was toppled by a less-fancied opponent.That result was the Portmore United-Harbour View clash in...

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