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Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Veteran netball coaches, Winston Nevers and Sylvester Campbell, are happy that the Sunshine Girls won the bronze medal at this year's Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast but both feel that Jamaica could have pocketed gold with a lot more...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Telecommunications company FLOW, through its foundation, has donated $4.2 million in sponsorship to 30 schools which will attend this month's Penn Relays in the United States.Errol Miller, executive chairman of the Flow Foundation, made the...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia Grange said this year's staging of the INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Athletics Championships will be the last.Grange, who made the announcement during yesterday's launch, which was held at the hospitality room at the...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly appointed head coach of Jamaica College's (JC) Manning Cup team Andrew Peart, said he plans to continue the school's dominance in Jamaican high school football competitions.Peart, who has been the assistant coach at JC for the past three years...

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

National senior netball coach Sasher-Gaye Henry says that the Sunshine Girls are pumped up for tomorrow's big semi-final match against rivals England at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.The match is set to begin at 2 a.m. (Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's senior women's netball team will be hunting its fifth-straight victory against hosts Australia in today's top-of-the-table clash in Pool A at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, tomorrow morning 6 a.m. (Jamaica time).The...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Carline Graham-Powell, coach of Jamaica's Under-16 netballers, says they are confident and ready for action ahead of this year's Jean Pierre Championships in St Lucia.The young Sunshine Girls, who are the defending champions for the tournament, left...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Forward Nique Daley turned in a brilliant performance to lead Cavalier into this year's semi-finals of the Red Stripe Premier League, following their 2-0 victory over hosts Tivoli Gardens in their second-leg quarter-final at the Edward Seaga Sports...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's senior netball captain, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, says that she is in excellent shape going into this year's Commonwealth Games, as she sets her sights on leading the Sunshine Girls to the gold medal.The Sunshine Girls are scheduled to take on...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dalton Myers, chef de mission of the Jamaica's team to the Commonwealth Games, said it is all systems go for Team Jamaica's campaign at the multi-discipline event, which begins tomorrow in the Gold Coast, Australia.Myers told The Gleaner in an...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen's Class One ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships shot put record holder Fiona Richards says she is now considering which overseas university she will be attending next season.The 19-year-old Richards, who hails from...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Principal of ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' Athletics Championships winners Calabar High, Albert Corcho, has expressed his delight after soft drink company Pepsi, through its brand 7 Up, donated $200,000 towards the school's educational programme yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Peart is tipped to become Jamaica College's (JC) new head coach for the school's Manning Cup team.The Gleaner understands that Peart, who has been the assistant coach at JC for the past three years, is the clear favourite to replace Miguel...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GraceKennedy Group, Don Wehby, said he will be making a special appeal to Minister of Sports Olivia Grange, for assistance in laying a synthetic track at Edwin Allen High School, the now six-time girls' champions...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Calabar High principal Albert Corcho said that plans are already in place for the school to maintain its dominance in the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' Athletics Championships.The Red Hills Road-based school secured their seventh straight hold on the...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After four days of fierce competition, defending champions Calabar looks set capture their seven-straight hold on the Mortimer Geddes trophy as the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships comes to a boil inside the National Stadium...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Brown, who finished sixth in the 400m final last year, turned in a good performance in winning his semi-final of the 400m in 47.73 seconds.In fact, Brown's time is the fastest heading into today's final, where he will face Peterfields' Antonio...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Kingston College's (KC) Wayne Pinnock yesterday dedicated his gold medal-winning performance in the boys' Class One long jump final at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships to his mother, who passed away five years ago.The 17...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having finished third in last year's final to her teammate and event record holder Shantae Foreman, Excelsior's Daniel Hinds is aiming to turn the tables on her opponents in today's final of the girls Class Three high jump competition at the ISSA/...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A pulsating contest is expected in today's final of the boys' long jump event with preseason favourite Wayne Pinnock from Kingston College (KC) aiming to secure his school's first gold medal on the second day of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's senior men's football team manager Roy Simpson has said that former Manchester United and West Ham United player Ravel Morrison is scheduled to arrive in the island later this week to continue negotiations in his quest to represent the...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Sunshine Girls are scheduled to leave the island on Saturday for the Quad Series, which will be held in Auckland from March 21-24. The participating teams are hosts New Zealand, Malawi and Fiji.Henry told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday,...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 11:11 PMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Alexander told The Gleaner in an interview yesterday, that they were first told by the organisers that they would be allowed to use unlimited amount of naturalised players at the tournament.However, he said after they submitted the list players,...

Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Team Jamaica manager Michael Frater said that technical disqualifications and poor weather conditions, were the main factors that contributed to Jamaica's dismal performance at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, which ended at the Arena Birmingham...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England:Having made the switch from the 3000m to the 1500m event this season, Jamaican distance runner Aisha Praught is hoping that her move will prove to be rewarding when she competes at the IAAF World Indoor Championships here today....

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