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Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Shericka Jackson came home after the London World Championships in 2017 bitterly disappointed in her performance. She failed to medal in the women’s 400m and was part of the 4x400m relay team that did not finish the race. She arrived last night at...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce arriving back on home soil with championship medals is a sight that Jamaica has gotten used to. But this particular homecoming was more poignant as the Jamaican sprinter arrived last night at the Norman Manley International...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Wolmer’s Boys School closed the gap on Group E leaders Jamaica College with a 3-0 win over Tarrant High School in their ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup game yesterday at the Stadium East field. The Maroons are yet to be beaten in this year’s campaign,...

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica IAAF World Championships team head coach Maurice Wilson says that the state of local track and field is strong after the team’s performances in Doha, Qatar. Wilson was speaking to reporters as a contingent of athletes arrived in the island...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Molynes United passed their toughest test of the season so far, defeating Mount Pleasant FA 1-0 in their Red Stripe Premier League fixture at the Drewsland Stadium yesterday. Rayan Brown scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute,...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Duhaney Park Red Sharks look to take another step forward towards back-to-back titles when they face the GC Angels in the semi-final of the Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) National Knockout Competition at the Duhaney Park Mini Stadium...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican sprinters Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Jonielle Smith will look to add to Jamaica's medal count as the IAAF World Athletics Championships continues today from Doha, Qatar. The semi-finals of the women's 100m will...

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

Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel chairman Kent Gammon says that proceedings went smoothly on day one of the three-day hearing into a positive test returned in June by national sprinter Briana Williams. The hearing is being held at the...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The immediate sprinting future of Jamaican junior athlete Briana Williams will be determined when the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (IADP) begins to hear her case today at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa at 10a.m. . The...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s future tennis stars will be on display when the KingAlarm 2019 Tournament Series gets under way today at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre. The tournament will feature junior players from across the island competing in boys and girls singles...

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

President of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, is calling on the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the Jamaica Tallawahs to do more to advance the development of cricket in Jamaica. He stated that while there have been...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica College (JC) will face Innswood High at their Old Hope Road base today at 3:30 p.m. in ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup action in their first game since Monday’s lightning-affected match against Wolmer’s at Stadium East. Five players, including two...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Inclement weather interrupted yesterday’s action in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup as a number of matches from the day’s 15-game slate were called off on account lightning in the area. In Group G, defending champions Kingston College (KC) were...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Hydel High bounced back from their loss on Friday to Camperdown with a 2-0 win away to Group D rivals Tivoli Gardens High in the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup during an eventful day in the competition yesterday. Midfielder Tryces Simms did the damage...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Group E’s top two teams will put their undefeated records on the line as many-time champions Jamaica College (JC) face Wolmer’s Boys’ School in ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup action at the Stadium East Field today at 3:30 p.m. Tipped by many as the...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The saying goes that “it’s not how you start but how you finish.” However, that is no comfort to Portmore United at the moment as they are still waiting for their first win of the Red Stripe Premier League season. The defending champions are still...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When UWI FC scored their second goal against Molynes United in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match last Sunday, there was an uneasy feeling that Molynes’ home opener was going to end on a sour note. But they rallied back from the deficit...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation director Don Anderson says the island’s first ice hockey rink being planned for construction on the north coast may be a multi-purpose venue. This, he says, is to allow the federation to use the facility in...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Group D headlines today’s slate of ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup matches as last year’s quarterfinalists, Camperdown High School, face reigning Walker Cup Champions Hydel High School at Caymanas field at 3:30pm. Both teams started their seasons with...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The ongoing payment situation between Jamaica’s senior national women’s team and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has escalated to higher levels. Head coach Hue Menzies has threatened to resign from his post, along with members of the...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

So far, all is going according to plan for the Reggae Boyz in the Concacaf Nations League. The Jamaican men’s senior football team returned to the island yesterday at the Norman Manley International Airport after their 4-0 win against Guyana in...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Edward Seaga Sports Complex is becoming a happy hunting ground for Arnett Gardens, much to the annoyance and frustration of west Kingston rivals Tivoli Gardens. The first instalment of this season’s battle between Tivoli and Arnett Gardens...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

All the build up to the first Monday night game of the 2019-20 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season was around Portmore United. The defending champions were supposed to begin their title defence with a resounding result and goals aplenty...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:29 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The 2019-20 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season was barely a day old before it saw its first coaching casualty. Donovan Duckie was sacked Monday night by Mount Pleasant Football Academy in a jarring decision that from the outside, may be seen...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

UWI FC got their Red Stripe Premier League season off to a winning start as they hammered Tivoli Gardens 4-0 at the UWI Mona Bowl yesterday. The Pelicans lead the way from start to finish, controlling possession and dictating the pace against a...

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