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Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh believes that the Under-19 squad has what it takes to mount a serious title challenge in their ICC World Cup campaign under way in South Africa. The young West Indians are off to a strong start in the...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:45 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As Yona Knight-Wisdom prepares for a crucial 2020 season, headlined by making this year’s Olympic Games, the 24-year-old believes that recent success has validated his decision to represent Jamaica in the sport. The Pan American Games silver...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:43 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For young Jamaican driver Alex Powell, the year 2019 could not have gone any better. In a season where he won the ROK Super Final in Italy and became the first Jamaican and Caribbean driver to sign to a Formula One team, Powell’s success was...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:55 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Champion swimmer Alia Atkinson began her 2020 season with a third-place finish in the 50m breaststroke on the opening day of the FINA Champions Swim Series at the Shenzhen Universiade Center Swimming Natatorium in Shenzhen, China, yesterday....

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Olympian and world record holder Alia Atkinson opens her 2020 season today at the first meet of the FINA Champions Swim Series in China, as her preparations continue towards the Olympic Games later this year. The tournament, which is in its second...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Another Jamaican international will make her mark in the Women’s French League this year. Midfielder Havana Solaun has joined Paris FC from Norweigian club Klepp IL until the end of the season, making her the club’s first signing of the winter...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:34 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president Martin Lyn has predicted a strong season from Olympian Alia Atkinson, who is about to kick her preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in high gear. The national record holder will...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:36 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Though Hydel High started the high school athletics season strongly at the Purewater/Jamaica College/R Danny Williams Invitational on Saturday, head coach Corey Bennett says he still has some concerns as the road to the 2020 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:45 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens started the new year on a winning note, turning in what has been described as their best performance of the season, as they overpowered Harbour View 3-0 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) encounter at the Edward Seaga Sports...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican international Romario Williams will make a return to the United Soccer League (USL) Championship this year. The 25-year-old forward signed with Miami FC on a free transfer pending league and federation approval. The announcement was made...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:54 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint acknowledged that Jamaica’s youth programme has a long way to go to compete with the world’s best in the wake of the National Under 22’s 9-0 shellacking at the hands of Japan last...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As some countries have pushed forward with laws to criminalise doping in their jurisdictions, Sport Minister Olivia Grange says that her ­administration will not be enacting any similar practice in Jamaica. Grange maintains that there is no need...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:44 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) president Stephen Gunter says Jamaican driver Fraser McConnell’s 2019 season has provided the platform for local drivers to excel at the international level. McConnell made history in October, winning the...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 1:37 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Dean-Andre Thomas netted twice in the first half and Andre McFarlane scored early in the second as Dunbeholden grabbed all three points against Molynes United in the Red Stripe Premier league at the Constant Spring Field yesterday. Molynes...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Springboard diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is hoping that his success is not just a one off, but the platform to taking diving in Jamaica to the next level. The 24-year-old, who captured Jamaica’s first medal, a silver in the men’s 1m springboard event...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

World Championship silver medallist Fedrick Dacres believes that he has the mindset necessary to effect change for Olympic athletes. Dacres will be among the 30 candidates seeking to be a part of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC)...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda says that any measures to criminalise doping in Jamaica would depend on the frequency of offences committed by the athlete. Samuda’s statements follow a Reuters report from December 3...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Standout Jamaican driver Fraser McConnell says that his memorable 2019 season will serve as a platform for greater success in the future. The 21-year-old driver is coming off a historic year, which saw him lift the ARX2 championship in October,...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 8:00 PMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Despite not achieving the results that he would have wanted, reigning Caribbean Squash champion Christopher Binnie believes that he can continue to maintain his high standard of performances. The nine-time national champion earned himself another...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 1:04 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has pushed back the announcement of the new senior women’s national team coach to yet another week. Ricketts had previously stated that the coach would be revealed last Tuesday, but...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:59 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Described as a born leader and one who would “go the extra mile” for others, family, friends, teammates, and well-wishers gathered yesterday to say goodbye to national senior women’s footballer Tarania ‘Plum Plum’ Clarke, who passed away in October...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican internationals Amal Knight and Devon Williams believe they have a role to play in guiding the future of their younger counterparts. The pair were speaking at the launch of the 2019 Game of Life Charity Games at Mary Seacole Hall on the...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:43 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Game For Life Foundation co-founder and chairman Shamal Thomas believes that given support, underprivileged children could use football to create better lives for themselves and their communities. He was speaking at the media launch for the Game...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:35 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Multiple Olympic and World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes that if given the opportunity, the young people in her Waterhouse Community, can reach heights of excellence as she has done. She was speaking at the launch of the third annual...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While the conversation over the last week has been the to reaction to Yohan Blake’s claim that Usain Bolt’s success has “overshadowed” his own accomplishments on the track, multiple Olympic and World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says that there...

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