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Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:16 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Four hundred metre sprinter Akeem Bloomfield, formerly of Kingston College, has decided to go professional after signing with sporting brand Puma International. Bloomfield had what many described as a fantastic collegiate season, which ended with a...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The little football maestro Lionel AndrÈs Messi Cuccittini remains the quintessential superstar of the modern game. In terms of technical skills and raw natural ability, Messi has no equal. Deft touches, dribbles, passes, assists goals, titles and...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Forgive me for not writing about the FIFA World Cup this week. Enough is happening in Russia to write volumes about. It was tempting, for example, to write about the failure of Lionel Messi to stamp his class on the tournament so far and what this...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA's contingent of 50 martial artists will start departing the island on July 3 for the 2018 International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) United States Open at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida.Led by fighters from Jamaica'...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP):Spain do not need to win their last World Cup group match to advance, but that does not mean coach Fernando Hierro wants his team to look past Morocco to the round of 16.The 2010 champions can go through if they beat or draw...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP):For Sadio ManÈ, it was a wasted opportunity.The Senegal striker scored the first goal in his team's 2-2 draw with Japan yesterday at the FIFA World Cup, so there was something to celebrate. But that does not mean he was...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KAZAN, Russia (AP):Colombia coach Jose Pekerman dedicated his team's victory over Poland to Carlos Sanchez, who was the target of a death threat after receiving a red card in an earlier match at the World Cup.The suspended midfielder was sent off in...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Schoolboy Christopher Taylor upstaged his more senior athletes by taking home the Men's 400m title in 44.86 seconds, on the final day of the JAAA Supreme Ventures Limited National Junior and Senior Championships at the National Stadium yesterday....

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Reigning national cycling champion Dahlia Palmer podiumed at the UCI Festival of Speed competition being held at Lehigh Valley Velodrome in Pennsylvania. The Festival of Speed is a month-long competition featuring elite-level international cyclists...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 11:16 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

First vice-president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson is delighted with the turnout the association received at yesterday's inaugural staging of the Come Scramble fundraising golf tournament at the Caymanas Golf Club.NJ was hoping to raise...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The recently concluded Institute of Sports Basic School Championships saw a number of outstanding performances, but the performance of one athlete in particular stood out.Samir McLarty, a Class One athlete from Laura's Basic School in Duhaney Park,...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The West Indies are up against Sri Lanka. They have won one Test by an impressive margin of 226 runs, drawn one with one to go, and based on the results so far, they have been playing quite well.To the West Indies' credit, they have played...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Germany midfielder Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner to come from behind and beat Sweden 2-1 on Day 10 of the World Cup after the defending champions were reduced to 10 men.The Germans were at risk of being eliminated after Sweden...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Before he unveiled the maquette of the statue that will immortalise the achievements of two-time Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP), sculptor Basil Watson said that his intention was to show the determination the diminutive...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Led by leaders of the two biggest track clubs in Jamaica, local coaches have requested a meeting with the hierarchy of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to discuss what they have described as the poor organisation and running...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

It has now been 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.Aaron 'Wild Boy' Lawrence was the...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup after a second straight day that ended with a comeback win in stoppage time:GROUP ARussia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16 and play each other Monday to...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MR UNIVERSE was in a world by himself, sprinting to an 11-length uncontested victory in yesterday's six-furlong Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Caymanas Park.The four-year-old chestnut colt made a mockery of the 11-horse field with...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 9:42 PMRaymond Graham

DEFENDING women's champion Stephenie Ann McPherson and last year's  runner-up in the men's 400 metres, Demish Gaye, are the fastest qualifiers for Sunday's finals in the one lap event at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures Senior...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 9:09 PMJermaine Lannaman

Hosts Jamaica Women will be looking to complete the regional double when they play Leeward Islands Women in the third and final round of the West Indies Women's Super50 at Melbourne Oval today. The Jamaicans, recent T20 champions, are...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Brazil's Neymar went to Instagram to explain why he burst into tears after helping his country to a 2-0 win over Costa Rica yesterday.The 26 tear-old PSG striker scored late for Brazil after Philippe Coutinho had broken the deadlock in added time to...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Atletico Madrid's Argentinean manager Diego Simeone believes that Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi after Argentina were beaten 3-0 by Croatia at the World Cup on Thursday.Argentina failed to beat Iceland in their opening game...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RussiaMexico fans are trying out a new chant so the country's federation avoids another FIFA fine.Only time will tell, though, whether some of them won't go back to the old one that got them into trouble in the first place.Standing...

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