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Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite suffering two straight defeats as interim head coach of the national senior football team, Paul Hall still has the full support of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts. Ricketts says Hall will be given a fair...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General manager of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Lorna Gooden, says work on a new well at Caymanas Park is scheduled for completion in early March. Gooden told The Gleaner that the $65-million well was targeted for...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

NETBALL JAMAICA (NJ) has acquired the services of defensive coach Rob Wright from Australia to work with the national team. Tricia Robinson, president of NJ, told The Gleaner that the vastly experienced Wright, an assistant coach with Northern...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

STILL CLINGING on to their slim hopes of advancing to this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will enter today’s massive qualifier against Mexico inside the National Stadium determined to secure maximum three points. The match...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says his organisation remains very optimistic that the Reggae Boyz can still qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, if they secure maximum points in their next three...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United and Arnett Gardens enter today’s feature match of the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) desperate for a victory at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence. Match time is 1 p.m. In the second match of the double-...

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) will be seeking a 22nd title while Kingston College (KC) will be targeting a 16th crown when the 2022 ISSA Digicel Manning Cup final kicks off today at the Stadium East field at 3 p.m. The Manning Cup final...

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A DEFIANT and tough-talking Ryan Darby said he still remains the president of the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association of Jamaica (URTAJ) after a breakaway group elected Patrick Smellie as the new head of the organisation on Tuesday. Darby, who...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens (TG) head coach, Philip Williams, was angry and disappointed after his team conceded a late equaliser to Portmore United in their Jamaica Premier League (JPL) encounter at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With three crucial Concacaf FIFA Qualifiers matches coming up in the next two weeks, Reggae Boyz head coach Paul Hall says Thursday’s friendly international game against host Peru is critical to the team’s preparations. The match does not fall...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse’s young striker Shaqueil Bradford is now in Portugal on a 15-day trial stint with Portuguese club Sertanense Fulebol Club. Sertanense play in the Campeonato de Portugal (Championship of Portugal), the fourth level in the Portuguese...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National interim senior football coach Paul Hall says he was surprised by Reggae Boyz striker Shamar Nicholson’s decision to turn down the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) call-up for Concacaf World Cup qualifiers against Mexico, Panama and...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

National striker Shamar Nicholson could be absent from the Reggae Boyz’s squad for the next three Concacaf World Cup qualifiers. The Gleaner has been reliably informed that Nicholson has turned down the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) call-up...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

A pulsating contest is expected when defending champions St Catherine High and Excelsior High clash in the feature match of the ISSA/Walker Cup semi-finals at the Stadium East field today. Match time is 3:15 p.m. In the opening game of the double...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of Tennis Jamaica (TJ) John Azar says his association will be meeting to discuss whether or not a national trial will be use to select a fifth spot on the country’s Davis Cup team for this year’s Group Two play-off against hosts Greece....

Published:Tuesday | January 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Keith Wellington, says he is very optimistic that they will secure approval from the Government for spectators to return to this year’s staging of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly appointed Director of Tennis at Tennis Jamaica, Evan Williams, says there is a lot of groundwork that needs to be done in order to improve the sport locally and to get more persons playing again. Williams, 64, who was appointed to the post...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson will return to riding at Caymanas Park today after a three-month stint in Canada. Nelson, who is affectionately called the ‘Warrior Chief’ by his supporters, has secured four rides on the 10-race card....

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior football coach, Winfried Schaefer, says he is still very optimistic that the Reggae Boyz can qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, despite sitting in sixth-place position in the Concacaf eight-team final round...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

GENERAL MANAGER of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Lorna Gooden said the local racing industry made significant strides in 2021 despite the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gooden told The Gleaner that the COVID-19 pandemic...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The sport of netball suffered significantly in 2021 on account of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and, according to president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), has had devastating effect on development in Jamaica. In fact, no netball competition has been...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

General secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, says the federation has been working assiduously for the resumption of the local women’s league in the new year. There have been numerous calls from the local fraternity for...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes says this year’s championship title was the most difficult of the three he has won at Caymanas Park. Nunes, who trailed Jason DaCosta, the son of many-time champion trainer Wayne, by more than a million dollars in...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

COREY GRANT, agent of champion jockey Anthony ‘AT’ Thomas, said his charge will be out of action for another two weeks due to injuries he sustained after a fall at Caymanas Park on Sunday, December 26. Thomas fell from his mount SHEBOM at the...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Newly crowned national under-18 and under-16 singles champion, Daniel Azar, says he has been moving from strength to strength this season and his victories at the 2021 All-Jamaica Junior Tennis Championships are a massive boost for his career....

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