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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...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:49 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

R. Danny Williams, chairman of the Sagicor Foundation, said this year’s staging of the Sigma Corporate Run will be the biggest and most exciting since its inception 22 years ago.The event, set for February 16, will this year be seeking funds for...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After finally securing his first trainers’ championships title last month, Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes is bracing for an even tougher battle this year, as he looks to add to last year’s success. Nunes, who finished behind Wayne DaCosta in the...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:36 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Senior veterinarian Dr St Aubyn Bartlett is calling for a forensic report into the recent increase of foot fractures being suffered by horses while competing at Caymanas Park. While no figures were immediately available, Bartlett described as “...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having finished a disappointing fifth in last year’s regional four-day ­championships, President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, said he anticipating a much better performance from the Scorpions this year. The...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly crowned champion trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes has dedicated his first championship to his mother Phylis Nunes. Nunes won the 2019 trainer’s title with a total earnings of $86,095,840 to finish ahead of rival and dethroned champion Wayne...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:51 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says that arrangements are now being made to pay over the monies owed to former Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies. Menzies, who led the Reggae Girlz to a historic qualification to...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the country’s recent success at the Pan American Games and the Caribbean Championships, Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones president of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB), said he is expecting an exciting National Championships, which will be held from...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens head coach Philip Williams says his team must be more clinical in front of goal to secure all three points when they play last-placed Vere United in the Red Stripe Premier League at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Hayes,...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Portmore United striker Javon East has expressed his delight after recently signing a three-year deal with top-tier Costa Rican side Santos de Guaplies ahead of the upcoming season, which begins next month. East, who joined the club on loan...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:47 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club president Stephen Gunter said Jamaica’s junior driver Alex Powell has recovered well from a minor injury during the final of the 24th Trofeo Invernale “Ayrton Senna” event held at Circuito Internazionale, Napoli,...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse head coach Marcel Gayle says he has no plans to make any addition to his squad when the January transfer window opens. Gayle said that he was very pleased with the make-up of his squad, which leads the Red Stripe Premier League (...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cavalier’s attackers Alex Thomas, and Nicholas Hamilton, Mount Pleasant midfielder Kevaughn Isaacs, and Molynes United’s Nicholas Nelson could be plying their trade overseas as they have been entered into the Canadian Premier League (CPL) draft,...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team head coach Connie Francis said that she has been working assiduously to improve the fitness of the Sunshine Girls team ahead of next month’s Quad Series, which involves hosts England, world champions New Zealand and...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior netball captain Malysha Kelly says she is taking her time as she works her way back from a career-threatening knee injury, which she suffered early last year. Kelly, a standout defender for the Sunshine Girls, ruptured her...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:49 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Lenworth ‘Teacher’ Hyde, technical director of reigning daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College (CC), said he is not concerned about this team’s form heading into this Saturday’s final against Dinthill Technical at the Montego Bay Sports Complex....

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of mourners turned out on Saturday to celebrate the life of veteran sports administrator Headley Forbes during his funeral at the St Mary The Virgin Anglican Church on Molynes Road in St Andrew. Forbes, who died on October 30 at the age of...

Published:Saturday | November 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Heroi Dog Show and Obedience Trail organiser Morris Goode said they will be using the event to sensitise owners on how to take better care of their canines. The event, which is one of the biggest dog shows in the island, is scheduled for its fifth...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s senior netballers now back in training with the Sunshine Girls squad, head coach Connie Francis said they have intensified their preparations ahead of their Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January. Nine members of...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning champion trainer Wayne DaCosa and this year’s leading trainer, Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, are among stakeholders complaining of a major infestation of scorpions and centipedes (forty legs) in the stables area at Caymanas Park. DaCosta, who...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:50 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netballer Khadijah Williams says she is delighted to be back in the Sunshine Girls set-up and is looking forward to their upcoming Quad Series, which will be hosted by England in January. Williams, along with nine other members of...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jermaine Thomas, coach of surprise daCosta Cup semi-finalists McGrath High, says his team has nothing to fear when they face defending champions Clarendon College in the last four of the competition tomorrow at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Leading racehorse trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes is still positive about his chances of securing his first trainer’s title despite reigning champion trainer Wayne DaCosta’s strong hold in this weekend’s rich Diamond Mile race, which will be run on...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:37 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A pulsating encounter is expected today when defending champions Kingston College (KC) face rivals Wolmer’s in a top-of-the-table clash in Group G in the quarter-final round of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition at the Stadium East starting...

Published:Saturday | November 2, 2019 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Cornwall College will begin their defence of the ISSA/Champions Cup knockout competition when they take on Charlie Smith at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Montego Bay starting at 6:30 p.m. In the opening match of the double-...

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