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Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), says the body’s 10 in 20 Olympic campaign, which targets qualification in 10 different disciplines for the 2020 Games set for Tokyo, Japan, is in full gear. Jamaica has so far...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:06 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) treasurer Darrington Ferguson says its Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been pushed back to accommodate the association’s audited report. This report will be the first done in the JTTA’s 74 year history....

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:50 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After an impressive victory over Arnett Gardens last weekend, Portmore United followed that up with a controlled display in a 2-0 win over Molynes United in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Constant Spring complex yesterday. Head...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:40 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, said Tajay Grant and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are deserving winners of the 2019 RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, and expects both athletes to...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Girlz head coach Hubert Busby Jr said the team’s late start to preparation was the main reason highly-experienced and qualified coach David Gough was added to the coaching staff for the upcoming Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifiers later this...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) director of football, Wendell Downswell, said the federation will make a number of moves this year aimed at improving the youth development mechanism of the country. Downswell said it will soon become compulsory...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Clarendon Football Association president Ewan Scott has dismissed accusations by former match commissioner Anthony Cooke that parish Football Association (FA) presidents are monopolising appointments for Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games for...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:54 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) president Keith Wellington, does not believe local high schools are bending the association’s recruitment policies to suit themselves, when they enlist student-athletes from overseas. He does,...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

As with the departure of former senior team head coach Hue Menzies, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint does not expect the resignation of national Under-20 women’s coach Lorne Donaldson to have any serious effect on the...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Dunbeholden manager, Andrew Christie, is hoping that the transfer of Waterhouse midfielder Tremaine Stewart can materialise before the end of the season. The Gleaner understands that Stewart, who is keen on making the move, had a misunderstanding...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:42 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former chairman of the now-defunct Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), Don Anderson, says Jamaica’s slow pace towards professionalising the nation’s top football league could have been indirectly responsible for the 9-0 drubbing...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Since returning to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) in 2017, Cavalier have proven very difficult opponents for league leaders Waterhouse, at least at the preliminary stage of the competition. In eight regular season meetings over the last...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 1:38 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s football fraternity is still reeling from the 9-0 mauling the national under-22 team suffered at the hands of their Japanese counterparts in their Kirin Challenge Cup match at the Transcosmos Stadium in Nagasaki, Japan on Saturday. The...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

For the sixth successive year, the One Law Christmas Day charity event, organised by Waterhouse defender Shawn Lawes, has not only put a smile on the face of the youngsters from Cockburn Gardens, and the homeless living in downtown Kingston, but it...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Vere United have spent the entire Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season at the bottom of the standing and coach Andrew Isaac said they are looking to add an experienced centre back, midfielder and striker in January to boost their chance of...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) newcomers Vere United haven’t had much to cheer about so far this season. However, their outstanding performer of the season, midfielder Xahne Reid, wants them to be more clinical in front of goal. He says that the...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United will need to look for a replacement for Corey Burke in the January transfer window as the striker is now set for a return to Major League Soccer (MLS) in January. Burke was playing for Philadelphia Union in MLS last year when he...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Michael Lopez Castillo, commercial manager for Pepsi-Cola Jamaica, has great admiration for Jamaica’s sporting personnel and their achievement internationally and wants more local stars to endorse the brand in 2020. On Wednesday, Gatorade signed...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The funeral for late national senior women’s football team player Tarania Clarke will take place at Excelsior High School at noon tomorrow. Clarke’s former coach at Excelsior and member of the organising committee for the funeral, Xavier Gilbert,...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) general manager Pat Garel says that there is no money set aside for teams demoted from the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Garel was responding to Molynes United president Herman Cruickshank’s comments in...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:32 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican international Peter Lee Vassell signed a one-year contract with Pepsi-Cola Jamaica to become a brand ambassador for the rehydration drink Gatorade. Vassell, who put pen to paper yesterday at the company’s offices at 214 Spanish Town Road,...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:40 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lorne Donaldson, assistant coach for Jamaica’s senior national women’s football team, is the front-runner to land the vacant Reggae Girlz head coach job and is expected to lead the team in its final-round Concacaf Women’s Olympic qualifiers next...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) Football Veterans’ Welfare Association (FVWA) has identified former national midfielder Dennis Ebanks and striker Miguel Blair as two of the first to benefit from its assistance. Ebanks, the former St Jago High...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:30 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Molynes United president Herman Cruickshank says Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) organisers should put aside a cash allocation to help promoted teams. This, he says, would be to help offset expenses these teams face, especially at the beginning of...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts has publicly reiterated his belief that national senior men’s team head coach, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, will lead the Reggae Boyz to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Speaking at the launch of...

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