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Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Harbour View have scored back-to-back victories for the first time this season and Fabian Taylor, the coach of the Red Stripe Premier League outfit, says his players are feeling much more confident about themselves as the new year approaches.The...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford 'Billy' Heaven says his board will be moving very swiftly in the new year to select a new head coach for the Jamaica Scorpions.Last Thursday, the JCA announced that the contract of coach...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaican Basketball Association (JaBA), Paulton Gordon, says the appointment of American Rick Turner as the national coordinator and head coach of the national men's basketball team will improve the country's chances of qualifying...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sunshine Girls captain and goalshooter Jhaniele Fowler has expressed her delight after finishing second in the voting for Netballer of the Year.Fowler picked up 27 votes, 10 behind England's Geva Mentor, who was claiming the top spot for the second...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's senior netball team captain Jhaniele Fowler said they are now on a high after moving up one spot, to third, in the latest world rankings, which were published by the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA) on December 2.The...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having suffered two defeats in their last three matches, Omar Edwards, coach of Tivoli Gardens, said they are determined to secure all three points when they meet Waterhouse tomorrow in their Red Stripe Premier League contest at the Edward Seaga...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation Gary Allen says that he is impressed with the growth and development of the foundation's National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards since the beginning of its association with the event 12...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Horace Reid, director of Caribbean football for CONCACAF, is urging countries across the region to use Jamaica's senior women's football team's qualification for the next FIFA World Cup as a motivation to develop their women's programmes.The Reggae...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Shavar Thomas, head coach of defending champions Portmore United, said he is deeply concerned that his team is giving up too many goals in the Red Stripe Premier League competition this early in the season.Thomas' comments came following their...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cornwall College's head coach, Dr Dean Weatherly, said that his team is anticipating a very difficult contest when they tackle Jamaica College (JC) in today's final of the ISSA Champions Cup at the Montego Bay Sports Complex starting at 5:30 p.m....

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Peart, the head coach of dethroned Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC), says said his team will shrug off the disappointment of losing their last match and rise to the occasion when they meet Cornwall College in tomorrow's final of the...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has strongly defended her recently announced appointments to the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) board.Grange was responding to a press release, issued by Opposition Spokesperson on Sports Natalie Neita, who...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

David Riley, member of the organising committee of this year's 16th staging of the Wesley Powell/Heart Institute of the Caribbean track and field meet, said they are expecting an exciting championships this year.The event, which is being sponsored...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cornwall College turned in a gusty second-half performance to defeat former champions St George's College 2-0 and book their spot in this year's final of the ISSA/Champions Cup competition at Sabina Park last evening. The Dr Dean Weatherly-coached...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

St Elizabeth Technical High's (STETHS) coach, Omar Wedderburn, says his team has nothing to fear when they meet urban area kingpins Jamaica College (JC) in today's big semifinal clash of the ISSA-Champions Cup competition at Sabina Park.The match is...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Brian Phillpotts-Brown, director of sports of Campion College, said he is highly confident that the institution can make into this year's semi-finals of the ISSA Under-14 and Under-16 football competitions.Phillpotts-Brown told The Gleaner that both...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having been beaten 2-1 by Jamaica College (JC) in the quarter-finals of ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup, Devon Anderson, head coach of Holy Trinity, said his team is very determined to turn the tables on his opponents when both teams clash in the quarter-...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Robert Samuels, head coach of the Jamaica Scorpions team which competed in the recent Regional Super50 tournament, said local batsmen are finding it very difficult to make the transition from T20 cricket to the one-day game.The Scorpions, who last...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Andrew Peart, head coach of defending champions Jamaica College (JC), says that today's encounter against Wolmer's Boys in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition is crucial in his team's quest to secure a spotin the semi-finals of the tournament....

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following their remarkable 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Charlie Smith on Wednesday, Camperdown's head coach, Christopher Bender, believes that his team now stands a chance of reaching the semi-finals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition....

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Ludlow Bernard, head coach of Kingston College (KC) and Marcel Gayle, assistant coach of St George's College (StGC), were both satisfied with the performance of their respective teams, after their 0-0 stalemate in Group H ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Marva Bernard, says she no intention of contesting the election for president of the International Netball Federation (INF) when her countrywoman Molly Rhone demits office next July.Bernard, who was recently...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Omar Edwards, head coach of Tivoli Gardens, said that yesterday's 1-0 victory over hosts UWI FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) has helped to lift some of the pressure off his shoulders.Colorado Murray netted the all-important goal for...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Bender, coach of Camperdown High and Wolmer's Boys coach, Alex Thomas, both expressed delight after their teams booked berths in the quarterfinals of the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition, following contrasting second round results at...

Published:Saturday | October 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

As the news spread last week ago about Luton Shelton's battle with the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), two of his former national team-mates have expressed shock at the 32- year-old's challenge.The illness affects Shelton's nerve cells...

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