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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...

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2019 | 12:24 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

English Premier League club Arsenal FC have partnered with online money transfer service WorldRemit for the second edition of the Future Stars programme, an initiative celebrating the positive impact the grass-roots youth football coaches have on...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

With just under three weeks to go before the September 15 deadline for entries for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, there is still no indication of when or if the Independent Anti Doping Panel will convene in time to decide potential...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

When John Azar was elected as president of Tennis Jamaica in early May of this year, it was the culmination of a four-year campaign challenging the organisation’s leadership and practices. Four months since then, he has been spearheading the...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse’s title defence got off to a slow start as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Olympic Gardens in their Zone A encounter of the JFF Women’s Premier League on Saturday at the Drewsland Stadium. Although Waterhouse had the better of play in...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:17 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s junior swimmers got off to a rough start in the pool as the FINA Junior World Championships began at the DUNA Arena in Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday. Zaneta Alvaranga and Sabrina Lyn started their World Junior Championships in the women’s...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s badminton players will have little time to dwell on their Pan American Games experience. Gareth Henry, Samuel Ricketts, and Katherine Wynter, who all competed in Lima along with Alana Bailey, look to increase their chances of qualifying...

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

When an ­athlete has accomplished all that he can as a junior, it’s not a matter of if he will make the jump to the next level, but when. For young Taekwondo athlete Brandon Sealy, when the decision came to him to compete as either a junior or a...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

As the curtain came down on the Under-19 Lacrosse World Championships in Peterborough, Canada, on Saturday, the Jamaican women’s Under-19 team looked back on the experience with much appreciation and pride as the first Caribbean participants to...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It was far from the Pan American Games that Christopher Binnie had in mind. The Jamaican and Caribbean number one was hoping to build upon his silver medal at the Pan American Squash Championships last August in Cayman, which gave him automatic...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson will have one less thing to worry about next year. The national record holder will be on the plane heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics with 12 months to spare, after winning gold in the 100m breaststroke at the...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican squash team will look back on their Pan American performances as encouraging, but will harbour regret on what could have been, if results and fortune had gone their way. The disappointment of leaving results on the table is something...

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

The last two weeks have been eye-­opening for the ladies of the under-19 Jamaican lacrosse team. They have faced the best the world has to offer and although they have been outclassed at times, the team has managed to gain valuable experience...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Michael Gunning’s summer has ended with a new lease on his competitive life. Despite not getting the results that he desired in the Pan American Games, the Jamaican swimmer is in a more relaxed and positive mood than he was a month ago. When he...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that Michael Hector will not play competitive football again until January 2020. The 27-year-old Jamaican international will remain at Chelsea for at least the remainder of 2019 after a proposed permanent move to championship side...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The competitive nature of Sion Brinn has not left him since he retired from swimming long ago. He just found a new avenue in which to continue to keep the flag flying for Jamaica. The former Jamaican Olympian competed in his 2019 CrossFit Games...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Although the outcome wasn’t what the Reggae Girlz wanted, there were still positives that could be taken from their two week experience in Peru at the Pan American Games. That was the sentiment expressed by Jamaican midfielder Sashana Campbell, who...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

By his expectations, when Yona Knight-Wisdom was asked to grade his Pan American Games campaign out of 10, he gave it a solid eight. If he had managed to medal in the 3m springboard final on Sunday, it would have been a nine. If he had won the 3m...

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