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Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As the Sunshine Girls prepare to depart the island tomorrow for the Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool, England, vice-captain Vangelee Williams says that the Jamaicans are mentally and physically ready for the championships. The championships...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Captain Dominic Pagon has expressed delight after leading Jamaica to promotion into Group Two of the International Tennis Federation Davis Cup competition in Costa Rica yesterday. The Jamaicans defeated Honduras 2-1 in the final of their Group...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will be hunting their second consecutive victory at the Concacaf Gold Cup tournament when they take on El Salvador at the BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas, this evening at six. The Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore-coached team will...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and Honduras will clash in today’s final of Zone B in Group Three of the International Tennis Federation Davis Cup championships in Costa Rica. The winners of today’s encounter will advance to Group Two of the championships, while the loser...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With less than three weeks to go before the start of this year’s INF World Cup tournament in Liverpool, England, national senior netball team head coach Marvette Anderson said she is very pleased with the Sunshine Girls’ fitness ahead of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Davis Cup team will be seeking their second straight victory in the International Tennis Federation competition when they take on rivals Trinidad and Tobago today in Costa Rica. The Jamaicans, led by the country’s No. 1 player, Randy...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Keith Wellington says that he will be focusing on reorganising the entity to ensure that it continues to fulfil its mandate of developing the country’s aspiring young...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Johannes Reijnen, one of the top motocross (MX) riders in Jamaica, said the sport has been growing steadily over the years and competition among the riders is very intense. The Dutchman was among over 20 participants who competed in the third...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having missed the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup tournament due to injury, national central midfielder Michael Hector said he is delighted to be back in the national team and he is looking forward to helping Jamaica win this month’s tournament. The Reggae...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 1:48 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s senior men’s football team head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore said the Reggae Boyz must remain consistent if they are going to do well in the Concacaf Gold Cup tournament this month. The Jamaicans will enter the tournament on a high...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson said that she is rounding back in shape after she dominated the field to win the women’s 100m sprint at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea track and field meet, the Rome leg of the IAAF Diamond League,...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jacob Bicknell, Dimitri Bird and Randy Phillips have been selected to represent Jamaica at this month’s Davis Cup tournament, which will be held in Costa Rica. This after last weekend’s national trials, held at the Eric Bell National Tennis Centre...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With just over a month to go before the start of this year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Dr Paula Daley-Morris, has said her organisation is still seeking financial assistance to send the Sunshine...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Goal Attack Rebekah Robinson has been named in the Sunshine Girls 12-member squad to replace injured goal shooter Shimona Nelson for this year’s Netball World Cup tournament in Liverpool, England, in July. The 20-year-old Nelson, who plays for the...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Ludlow Watts, chairman of the Organising Committee of the JAAA/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships, said they would be putting a number of measures in place to ensure that the country’s athletes are in excellent shape going into...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) president Dr Paula Daley-Morris said they will be moving swiftly to install a replacement for Shimona Nelson. The goalshooter withdrew from the Sunshine Girls squad to this year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, due to...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s senior netball coach, Marvette Anderson, said that a very experienced 12-member Sunshine Girls team has been selected and that they will challenge for a medal at this year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, in July. The Sunshine...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica (NJ) will this evening celebrate its 60th anniversary through a banquet and fundraising event at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel with hopes of raising over $500,000, which will be used to offset some of the expenses surrounding the...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says he is very confident that the Reggae Girlz will make it into the second round of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae Girlz, who will be making their debut at the...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having lit up the Social Development Commission/Wray and Nephew Community T20 competition with his pulsating batting performance, 37-year-old Rio United batsman Leronne Tyrell said he is eyeing a national call-up. Tyrell, who is the leading scorer...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Carole Beckford, chairperson of the Jamaica Reggae Girlz Special Projects team, is urging Jamaicans to come out and support today’s Lapathon event, which is aimed at raising funds for the team on its journey to France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has been reliable informed that Andre Coley and Andrew Richardson are among three ­individuals, who have applied for the head coaching position for Cricket West Indies professional franchise, the Jamaica Scorpions. It is understood...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, president of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), said that this year’s renewal of the JAM Twenty20 Bashment competition, will provide a lot of excitement for spectators. The competition, which was last held in 2014, will...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Courtney Francis, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), said the organisation selection committee will be meeting next week to decide on the next head coach for the senior men’s team. The post became vacant after...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Racers Grand Prix Organising Committee Glen Mills says the meet’s reputation for quality, as well as a strong belief in the strength of the organisation and management of the event, was a key factor in its ability to attract strong...

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