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Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) chairman Solomon Sharpe said the construction of a new well on the grounds of Caymanas Park is set for completion at the end of the March. Caymanas Park, which is located in Gregory Park,...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment chairman Solomon Sharpe announced a purse increase of almost $1.5 million for their Ash Wednesday race day, set for February 26 at Caymanas Park. Sharpe said at the press launch yesterday that there will be...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:40 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Denzil Wilks, general manager of the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), says lights will soon be installed at the newly renovated National Stadium basketball courts at Independence Park. Wilks told The Gleaner that after several delays, the...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says his organisation is very close to securing the services of a head coach for the national Under-17 women’s team. The U-17 Reggae Girlz team is scheduled to compete in the Concacaf...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sprinter Kemar Bailey-Cole says he is now fully fit and aiming to secure an individual spot on Jamaica’s team to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, this summer. Bailey-Cole, who is the 2014 Commonwealth Games 100m champion, has been hampered by a...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tricia Robinson is expected to be installed as the new president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) at the association’s annual general meeting (AGM), which will be held at the Jamaica Olympic Association headquarters in Kingston today. The long-awaited AGM...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having won back-to-back Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards in Australian Suncorp Super Netball last season, Jamaica senior team captain Jhaniele Fowler has once again set her sights on dominating this year’s championships. Fowler, who plays for the...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says his association is banking on the experience of newly appointed head coach Xavier Gilbert to lead the national under-20 women’s team to a historic berth at the FIFA Under-20 Women...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler said she is honoured to be invited to play in the Australian Suncorp Super Netball All Star charity match against the national team on March 1, with all proceedings from the game aiding victims of...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After more than 13 years in the wilderness, Dunoon Technical are returning to the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships for the 2020 renewal. This year’s meet is set for the National Stadium from March 24-28. The East Kingston-...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having been recalled to the West Indies 15-man One-Day International (ODI) and T20 squads for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell says he plans to use the series to cement a permanent spot in the regional side. The 26...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The 2020 Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/Magnum Major League competition is scheduled to kick-off this afternoon with the playing of three matches. In the day’s feature game, Duhaney Park will oppose Shortwood United at Baldwin...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National basketballer Samardo Samuels has set his sights on making a return to the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the United States. The 31-year-old Samuels is no stranger to the NBA, having played three seasons with the Cleveland...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Cleveland Cavaliers centre, Jamaican Samardo Samuels, credited late American basketball icon Kobe Bryant for having one of the greatest influences on his career. Samuels, who played three seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers before moving...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s star sprinter Briana Williams says she was very shocked by her performance after she ran a personal best time 7.15 seconds to win the women’s 60m at The Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday. Williams, the...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler says the Sunshine Girls must limit their turnovers to secure a positive result against rivals England Roses in their Vitality Netball Nations Cup match at the Copper Box Arena in London at noon today...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With one spot up for grabs in the final of the Vitality Netball Nations Cup against world champions New Zealand, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls head coach Connie Francis said they are determined to grab this place when they face rivals and hosts England...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team head coach Connie Francis says a lack of discipline and poor transitioning is to be blamed for the Sunshine Girls’ 71-45 defeat to New Zealand in their second match of the Vitality Netball Nations Cup in Birmingham,...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s sprinting superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she will be competing on the Indoor circuit this season as a part of her build-up to this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Fraser-Pryce, a two-time Olympic and four-time 100-metre...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:45 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having defeated South Africa in their opening match of the four-nation Vitality Netball Nations Cup, Sunshine Girls captain Jhaniele Fowler said the Jamaicans are pumped up ahead of tomorrow’s clash against world champions New Zealand in Birmingham...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:46 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler produced a strong performance to guide the Sunshine Girls to a close 59-54 victory over South Africa in their opening match of the four-nation Vitality Netball Nations Cup in Nottingham, England...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As expected, iconic sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and last year’s long jump surprise package Tajay Gayle last night walked away with top honours at the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards 2019. In...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler says the Sunshine Girls are ready for their four-nation Vitality Netball Nations Cup in England, which will run from January 19-26. The tournament, which involves host England, world champions New...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball coach Connie Francis said the Sunshine Girls are mentally and physically prepared to deal with any difficulties and challenges that they might encounter when they compete in the Vitality Netball Nations Cup in England from...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:42 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sprintec’s head coach, Maurice Wilson, says that expectations are very high this season for national 200m champion Rasheed Dwyer, noting that he is expecting his charge to run sub-20 seconds in the event this year. Dwyer, who is the 2014...

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