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Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:13 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman Jerry Benzwick has said that he supports 200m sprinter-turned-rugby player Warren Weir's decision to migrate to Florida for track and field training.It was reported earlier this week that Weir will be...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs head coach Mark O'Donnell says it does not matter where the team plays its home matches because if they are going to win this year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament, they will have to win games on the road.Tallawahs, who...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint said that his organisation has secured a friendly international against Ecuador, just two days before the CONCACAF Nations League opener.Jamaica's Reggae Boyz, who are 54th on the FIFA...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) President Wayne Shaw says the parish's young footballers are eagerly awaiting the second staging of the NestlÈ Milo One Day football tournament set for the Football Factory on September 9. After...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TALLINN, Estonia (AP):Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final yesterday in Real's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo.Atletico got off to a...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MASON, Ohio (AP):Novak Djokovic inched closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career.The Serbian overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set yesterday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

PERFECT NEIGHBOUR used his back class to clinically beat open allowance horses yesterday, for the second time in a little over four months, confirming his status as a grade one horse - even at eight years old.Carrying topweight 126lb at his...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs' veteran leg-spinner, Samuel Badree, says although he does not come into the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on the best form, he believes he has a big role to play later at the business end of the tournament.The former T...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Tampere, Finland, staging of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Athletics has now faded into the pages of history. It was another showcase of what the sport should legitimately expect from its younger stars when it is their time to strut...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

IT's deja vu, for PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and jockey Omar Walker in this afternoon's ninth race, back down in class among open allowance runners, at nine furlongs and 25 yards, after beating the level in the March 24 Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy.Forced to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TALLINN, Estonia (AP):The shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo is still hanging over Real Madrid as the team prepares to face fierce rivals AtlÈtico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final today.Captain Sergio Ramos, though, has no doubt that the club can deal...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (CMC):West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor moved his tally of wickets to 15 from eight matches, after grabbing a brace to help fire Somerset to a 29-run victory over Glamorgan and to the top of the group standings in the T20 Blast here....

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP):Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted yesterday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from football.The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offence of defamation had...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Tallawahs made it two from two in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League following a thrilling six-wicket win over the St Lucia Stars at Sabina Park last night.Final scores: St Lucia Stars 175 all out in 20 overs; Jamaica Tallawahs 176 for 4...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/ Gleaner Writer

Adviser in the Ministry of Sport, Allie McNab, a revered national footballer in his day, said he aches to see the direction in which local football is heading under the current leadership, and believes more proactive leadership is necessary at this...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In the minds of some Jamaicans, participating in sports was the ultimate fun. The joy of good, clean competition, where rules are adhered to and opponents respected.Unfortunately, modern sports have descended to the point where winning is everything...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sandals Resorts International regional public relations manager for St Ann/St Mary, Ian Spencer, is the new president of the St Mary Cricket association, armed with a mandate to revive the association's flagging fortunes over the next two years....

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Tallawahs head coach Mark O'Donnell said that they will not be underestimating the winless St Lucia Stars when both meet in the Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 (T20) competition at Sabina Park in Kingston today at 6 p.m. Match time is...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Norman Malcolm, president of the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association, said his association has been working assiduously in an effort to prepare the country's umpires to get on the International Cricket Council (ICC) panel.Malcolm told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Manager of Jamaica senior men's football team, Roy Simpson, said that despite having a better history against Grenada and Barbados, those teams were the best available options to engage in friendly international games at this time.The senior Reggae...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jefferson Miller has reiterated that the franchise is not planning to permanently relocate to the United States."We are not neglecting our fans here. The Jamaica Tallawahs are a Jamaican team and will always...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday that Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir and Jevaughn Minzie will not be under his tutelage when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall.Mills, who is the...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 11:13 PM

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago (T...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Former national star basketball representative Kimani Ffriend says that he is delighted with the inaugural staging of the Hoops and Friends one-day clinic held last Saturday at the University of the West Indies gymnasium.With approximately 50...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):All that's changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger.And Unai Emery will be relieved that he does not have to come up against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City every week.City rarely looked troubled by Arsenal...

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