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Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Liverpool, England: There was a look of shock and sadness on the faces of the Sunshine Girls as they walked off the court at the M...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Liverpool, England: Following their shocking 55-53 defeat to South Africa yesterday, the Sunshine Girls will be in for another bruising encounter today when they face hosts England in their second-round match in Group G of the Vitality Netball...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Liverpool, England: Jamaica’s head coach, Marvette Anderson, is imploring the Sunshine Girls to limit their errors when they face Caribbean side Trinidad and Tobago in their second match of the Vitality Netball World Cup at the M...

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

LIVERPOOL, England: While admitting that she is feeling a bit nervous, Marvette Anderson, head coach of Jamaica’s senior netball team, will be hoping to begin the quest to break the Sunshine Girls’ 12-year medal drought at the Netball World Cup...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: Despite moving up one spot to second place in the latest International Netball Federation world rankings, Jamaica’s senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler has outlined that there is no added pressure on the team to deliver...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior netball players Simone Forbes and Sasher-Gaye Henry said they are very anxious to see the Sunshine Girls end their 12-year medal drought at this month’s Netball World Cup (NWC) tournament, which will begin in Liverpool,...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having received his first taste of international football with the Reggae Boyz at the Concacaf Gold Cup tournament, midfielder Leon Bailey has said that he has benefited a lot from the experience. Bailey said he is looking to build on this...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts has jumped to the defence of Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore amid criticism of his selections as well as the team’s tactical execution at the Concacaf Gold Cup...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With just over a week to go before the start of the Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool, England, David Perry, fitness coach of the Sunshine Girls, said the Jamaicans are in excellent shape going into the tournament. The Sunshine Girls, who moved...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Assistant coach of Jamaica’s national senior netball team Winston Nevers, said that while he is happy with the Sunshine Girls’ 72-53 victory over the Manchester Thunder in their practice match yesterday, he believes that there are still some areas...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having moved up one spot to second on the latest International Netball Federation (INF) world rankings table, Netball Jamaica President Dr Paula Daley-Morris said the Sunshine Girls are a lot more motivated and confident to win this month’s Netball...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaica and Windies fast bowler Franklyn Rose said that while he is disappointed with the performance of the team at the ongoing ICC World Cup tournament in England and Wales, he is calling on the regional supporters to exercise patience....

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cavalier forward Nicholas Hamilton is to depart the island next week for a two-week trial stint at United Soccer League (USL) team Indy 11 in the United States. Hamilton, a former Holy Trinity High School Manning Cup stand-out, told The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Craig Butler, the agent of Jamaican winger Leon Bailey, said that the player will be fit and ready for the Reggae Boyz’s quarter-final match against Panama in the Concacaf Gold Cup on Sunday. Butler told The Gleaner that Bailey has been suffering...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Brant Richardson, coach of the United States Hawks, said he was very impressed with the display of the Jamaican Reggae Warriors’ performance following their friendly international match at the UWI Mona Bowl on Saturday. The Jamaicans carved out a...

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...

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