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Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda believes that regional governments will not be inclined to implement policy demanding COVID-19 testing as a prerequisite for the resumption of sporting events and leagues in the...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Football agent Craig Butler says that any potential move for his client, Bayer Leverkusen forward Leon Bailey, would be dependent on the completion of the current European football season, which includes the German Bundesliga. Butler was speaking...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

FORMER WINDIES cricketer Daren Ganga says that professional sports will face a number of challenges before it can return safely. Ganga was speaking on Friday at The University of the West Indies Faculty of Sport’s online forum ‘Sport After COVID-19...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says that any potential changes to the Concacaf hexagonal round for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers could present challenges to the nation’s aim of qualifying for Qatar 2022. Wint’s...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) vice-chairman Carvel Stewart says that the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could return in July at the earliest. The nation’s top flight has been on hiatus since March, with four games left in the regular...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA OLYMPIC Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda believes that his sports administration experience will aid him in helping to finally shape a professional football league in the Caribbean. Concacaf announced Samuda’s appointment to...

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national cricketer Wayne Lewis believes that it would be a “massive” blow for the Jamaica Tallawahs should all-rounder Andre Russell not return to the franchise after the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 (T20) cricket season....

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national cricketer Nehemiah Perry says that Chris Gayle’s departure from the Jamaica Tallawahs means that the franchise will need to create a better team dynamic as they continue to rebuild for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

GYMNAST DANUSIA Francis is making the most of her time imparting knowledge to the next generation of gymnasts during the coronavirus pandemic. Although the virus has halted all sports, Francis has been tutoring gymnasts globally on the online video...

Published:Saturday | May 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics Champio­nships discus throw silver medallist Fedrick Dacres says that he is putting off plans to join the International Olympic Association Athletes Commission as he believes the focus should be on doing what is necessary to curb...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Interim national senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby Jr is hoping for better fortune in implementing what he sees as much-needed measures to take the women’s programme forward. Busby spoke of measures that he termed “best...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

THREE RED Stripe Premier League (RSPL) coaches have come out in strong support of FIFA’s plan to grant each team five substitutions per game in order to ease the burden on players and lessen the likelihood of injury if and when leagues resume this...

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA-BORN AMERICAN football player Matt Peart will begin life in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Giants, a team he has idolised since childhood. The 22-year-old offensive lineman was selected by the Giants with the 99th...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

National defender Kemar Lawrence is calling on local companies to make an investment in local footballers in the early stages of their careers. In a wide-ranging interview with The Gleaner, the 27-year-old full back discussed a number of issues...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Rowing Federation (JRF) General Secretary Robert Scott says that financial backing is in place for the administration’s plans going forward. These plans, he said, included the qualifying campaign for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics....

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Interim national senior women’s football team head coach Hubert Busby Jr is ensuring that the period of inactivity because of COVID-19 is being used wisely in planning for the future of the programme, as well as facilitating his own personal...

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

Former national long jumper Nolle Graham has enlisted as a foot soldier in the battle against COVID-19 in New York, armed with scrubs, mask, and lots of heart in curtail the alarming outbreak of the new coronavirus. Graham opted to pursue a career...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA FOOTBALL Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts says that the body is behind Hubert Busby Jr leading the senior women’s programme. Busby was in charge of the senior national women’s team’s Concacaf Olympic-qualifying campaign in the...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

WHILE THE relationship between the national senior women’s team and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) hasn’t always been amiable, coach Hubert Busby Jr believes that progress has been made in healing the divide between the parties. Busby Jr was...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Former national sprint hurdler Andrea Bliss is leaning on her track and field journey to help navigate the challenges that the new coronavirus have presented. Bliss currently lives in the United States where nearly 760,000 people have been infected...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA COLLEGE (JC) basketball coach Duane Cunningham was confident about the trajectory of Nick Richards during his early days at the school. Now, the 6’11” JC old boy is on the verge of making his NBA dream come true after he declared last...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA COLLEGE’S (JC) lacrosse head coach, Monique Morrison, may have to wait longer for the opportunity to win the Jamaica Lacrosse Association Taino Cup, but she has taken pleasure in the growth experienced personally and by her players during...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

WHILE PREMIER League Clubs Association (PLCA) Chairman Mike Henry has welcomed the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) move to waive fees for the rest of the domestic football season, he says that the association will further examine the...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose is pleased to see that coaches are being more receptive to receiving mental-health treatment in light of the pressures that the coronavirus pandemic is placing on the sporting world. Rose was speaking during...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda anticipates some challenges in sponsorship opportunities post-COVID-19, he says that the current agreements in place have put the administration in a good position to operate....

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