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Published:Wednesday | May 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

America-based promoter Vernon Lynch said his Boxing Showdown promotions company is willing to wait a little longer for the Jamaican Government to approve a television boxing series that they have scheduled to take place on the island in June....

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The 2021 Junior Pan American Cycling (track) Championships is set to take place in Mexico from May 31 to June 6, but Jamaica is almost certain to miss out on the event, as they are still to be granted approval to host their national trials, which...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:30 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint said the cease-and-desist order issued by the federation on Monday was necessitated due to the online circulation of a photo showing the fixture list for an apparent local football...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Martin Lyn, said getting the Government’s approval to host time trials will be of great benefit to young local swimmers seeking qualification times for regional and international...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 1:49 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Boxing Board oversees a sport that has been hard hit by COVID-19. A most decidedly contact sport, there hasn't been a way for the sport to survive under these conditions. But now, a lifeline might be in the distance, that is if the...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Boxing Board (JBB) President Stephen Jones says the country could miss an opportunity if government approval is not granted for an international television boxing show that is due to get under way on May 29. Jones said that the JBB has...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The indefinite suspension of local football activity, which has lasted over a year, and the cancellation of the schoolboy football season, have forced high school coaches to use more creative ways to move players on to universities and colleges....

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Reggae Girlz head coach, Hue Menzies, believes the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) should now prioritise finalising the contracts of members of the national senior women’s team, ahead of their FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers, which begin...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 1:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The decision to stage the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships at such a belated stage was never going to be easy. While many are looking forward to the return of the most impressive high school event in the world, there are a few...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former senior national men’s football team head coach Carl Brown says that cancelling the Jamaica Premier League for the 2020-21 season is the sensible thing to do, as there are no guarantees that it will not impact an escalation of COVID-19 cases...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former senior national men’s football team head coach Carl Brown says that the current squad is better than the team that qualified for the FIFA World Cup in France in 1998. He says that this cohort is more than capable of matching the feat with...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Veteran high school track and field coach Michael Clarke and renowned sports physician Dr Paul Wright highlighted the threat of injury to athletes as a major concern heading into the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships next...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) will have to wait a bit longer to know if whether or not they will be granted approval to stage the Jamaica Premier League competition this season. The organisers of the local top-flight competition...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

News of the sudden passing of local footballer Tremaine Stewart sent shockwaves across the local football fraternity on the weekend, and has led to calls from at least one sports medicine expert for stronger screening of sporting representatives...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid disagrees with UEFA’s threat that footballers from teams set to participate in the proposed Super League may be banned from representing their countries. The move by 12 of...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica had their first defeat of the Central American and Caribbean (CENTRO) Championships, losing 92-54 to Nicaragua on Saturday. The tournament, being played in El Salvador, serves as a qualifier for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Head...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 12:19 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The local football fraternity is mourning after news that Dunbeholden FC player Tremaine Stewart passed away yesterday. Stewart collapsed while playing football in his community of Gordon Pen, St Catherine, and was taken to the Spanish Town...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:16 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Campion College unveiled its newly renamed cricket field in honour of its former coach Wilbert Parkes yesterday. The Wilbert Parkes Oval, as it is now named, commemorates Parkes’ nearly 50 years of service to the school. Parkes led Campion College...

Published:Friday | April 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

An anonymous source at the Sport Development Foundation (SDF) said it has already committed funds to the new Veterans Assistance Programme but is now awaiting its implementation by the Ministry of Sport. The programme will provide assistance for...

Published:Thursday | April 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Head coach of Jamaica men’s basketball team, Rick Turner, says intends to rotate his players in today’s opening Central American and Caribbean (CENTRO) pre-qualifier for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup against Costa Rica in El Salvador, in order...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:47 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With some of the region’s top nations expected to field weakened teams at this year’s Concacaf Gold Cup tournament, local football insiders, while pointing out a possible advantage for Jamaica, are warning Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:41 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

In January, newly elected Jamaica Weightlifting Federation (JWF) president, Mark Broomfield, relaunched the association and declared that his short-term objective is to re-establish the sport locally and restore the country’s prominence regionally...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After meeting the Olympics ‘B’ qualifying standard for the 200m medley recently, national swimmer Keanan Dols jumped ahead of Michael Gunning for the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) allocated spot at the Tokyo Olympics in July. Dols clocked 2:...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 10:44 PMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The not-so unthinkable happened last week as Portmore United and Waterhouse Football Club were ‘forced’ to pull out of the 2021 FLOW Concacaf Caribbean Club Championships (FCCC) because their teams were not prepared for the effort. Now...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Referees Department head Victor Stewart says that despite no activity in local football for over a year, Jamaican referees are continuing to make what he describes as “great strides” internationally. Referees...

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