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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....

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

HEAD OF the Jamaica Football Federation’s Referees’ Department, Victor Stewart, says that match officials will only be guaranteed funds for services rendered so far during the current Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season. The league has been...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA OLYMPIC Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has assured sporting associations and athletes who are still pursuing Olympic qualification, that the financial obligations made by the association will be fulfilled. The 2020 Tokyo...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College (JC) basketball coach Duane Cunningham has been fortunate to see some of his former players excel through the collegiate ranks. The path starts with teaching the basics to new students, and Cunningham says this should not be...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Although Jamaica’s venture into Skateboarding has been put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Jamaica Skateboarding Federation (JSF) president Ryan Foster says that the body is still financially sound in its pursuit for an Olympic berth...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With the 2020 athletic season on an indefinite pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, Sprintec Track Club head coach Maurice Wilson says he is not optimistic about any financial recovery for athletes and clubs for the 2020 season. Athletic...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As athletes continue to navigate a new reality of limited training and no competition due to the coronavirus, sports psychologist Olivia Rose believes that maintaining mental discipline, as well as their mental health, will be critical in dealing...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is finding comfort through routine and community while in self-isolation in the United Kingdom as the country increases measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Pan American Games 1m...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Sport Minister Olivia Grange says that athletes who were in training for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics should still expect financial support from the Government, starting this week. The funding comes under the Athlete Assistance Programme (AAP...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics has pushed back the ambitions of sports with lesser profiles in Jamaica looking to break through on the international stage. However, some sporting associations are taking a more optimistic view of the current...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

For several Jamaican athletes, news of the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games due to the coronavirus pandemic has delayed a lifelong dream of competing on the biggest sporting platform on the planet. The International Olympic Committee (...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

DESPITE THE disruption of the local high-school athletics season due to COVID-19, two of the island’s top coaches have voiced their disagreement with suggestions that the age of eligibility be extended to give final-year student athletes an...

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