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Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:29 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

There seems to be a resolution in sight in the ongoing saga between the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Phoenix Academy’s founder, Craig Butler, regarding the availability of his sons, Leon Bailey and Kyle Butler, for national selection. The...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Gardner, president of the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA), said he was very pleased with last weekend’s staging of the Jamaica International Pistol Tournament. The two-day event was held at the JRA course on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:33 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Dalton Wint has issued a stern ­warning that strict security measures will be in place ahead of the upcoming Concacaf Club Championships and Concacaf Gold Cup tournaments, which are set for...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake and Maurice Wilson, president and founder of Sprintec track club, welcomed yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Caster...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Head coach Donovan Duckie said it is now up to the owners of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finalists Mount Pleasant Football Academy to decide whether he will be continuing in his role at the club next season. The vastly experienced Duckie...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Striker Bobby Reid of English Premier League side Cardiff City has earned his first call-up to the Reggae Boyz team while midfielder Garath McCleary has also been recalled to the national set-up. Michael Ricketts, president of the Jamaica Football...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International range master George Jones said the equipment that was used at Jamaica International Pistol Tournament, a two-day event that ended on Saturday, is outdated and needs urgent attention. Jones, an American, has been a range master since...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having last won the title in 2006, Marcel Gayle, head coach of Waterhouse, said that his club is desperate to win this year’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title for the community. Waterhouse will face defending champions Portmore United in...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell said his omission from the West Indies 15-man One-Day International (ODI) squad to this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales is a major wake-up call for his career. The 25-year-old Powell, who made...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of Arnett Gardens Football Club, Mark Golding, has dismissed reports that head coach Jerome Waite has been fired from the club. Golding told The Gleaner yesterday that Waite, who led the club to four of their five Premier League titles,...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National senior netball team head coach Marvette Anderson says none of the country’s overseas-based players are guaranteed a spot on Jamaica’s team to this year’s International Netball Federation World Cup tournament, which will be held in...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:31 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouses central defender Nicholy Finlayson said he is very determined to lead the club to this year’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title, having failed to do so in two previous finals. The Drewsland-based outfit is set to face defending...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, says plans are afoot to start the National Basketball League (NBL) in June. The NBL, which is the country’s top basketball competition, made a return last year March after a...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is among a number of sports and business officials, who have expressed their sadness following the passing of former president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Pat Rousseau. Rousseau passed away Tuesday...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board, Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones, said he is encouraged by signs that suggest that former WBA featherweight champion Nicholas ‘Axeman’ Walters could make his return to the ring sometime this year. The 33-year-old...

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

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake says that his organisation is very concerned about the possible low temperatures, which Jamaican athletes could experience when they compete at this year’s IAAF...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB) Stephen ‘Bomber’ Jones believes that the future of the sport is very bright despite the cancellation of the popular made-for-TV Contenders Series. Main sponsors Wray and Nephew announced late last year...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Director of Netball Jamaica, Simone Forbes, is urging Jamaicans to get on board and support the Sunshine Girls in their quest to raise $30 million to assist in their preparation for and participation in this year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool,...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mount Pleasant Football Academy head coach Donovan Duckie says that his team is very hungry to win their semi-final matchup against defending champions Portmore United in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) competition. The veteran coach, who is...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s World Under-20 sprint double gold medallist Briana Williams says that she is aiming to run a personal best in the 100m this season as she seeks to secure a spot on Jamaica’s senior team to this year’s IAAF World Championships in Doha,...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Edwin Allen’s Aneisha Ingram was very emotional as she ended her Champs career with a gold-medal run in the 2000m Steeplechase at the ISSA/Gracekennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Thursday night. The 18-year-...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Freshly minted Class One 2000m steeplechase champion Rivaldo Marshall has set his sights on leading home a Calabar one-two in the final of the boys’ 5000m at the National Stadium today. Marshall, who won the steeplechase final comfortably in 6:07....

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Outstanding Enid Bennett middle-­distance star Tyrice Taylor says that he will be going after the boys Class Two record in the 800m final tomorrow at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boy and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. The 17-year-...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Edith Dalton James High athlete Sanoya Douglas is still basking in the experience of competing at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. The 13-year-old Douglas, who is the only female...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:39 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly crowned Class One discus champion Shamella Donaldson of Rusea’s High School dedicated her gold-medal-winning performance at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships to her mother, Novia Brissette. The 19-year-old...

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