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Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 10:02 PM

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz grabbed their first win of their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign for the Qatar 2022 Finals, blanking Honduras 2-0 in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday night. Kemar Roofe, in the 38th minute, and Oniel Fisher, in the 79th, were...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 6:31 PM

(AP): Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medallist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMAudley Boyd/Gleaner Writer

BIDDING to keep their dreams alive for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals, Jamaica’s senior men’s national football team needs points, and they need them fast. Against Honduras, the Reggae Boyz get another opportunity to improve their lowly standing...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:11 AM

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP): Switzerland set up a World Cup qualifying showdown game with Italy by beating Lithuania 4-0 yesterday. The win lifted Switzerland level on points with Italy ahead of the last two rounds next month — starting with their...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:09 AM

DUBAI (CMC): West Indies Twenty20 captain Kieron Pollard was philosophical about the criticism levelled at the composition of the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, starting on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The selection of...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMAudley Boyd/Gleaner Writer

PART of the rhetoric surrounding Jamaica’s Concacaf World Cup qualifying football match involves Honduras being a graveyard for the coaches of Jamaica’s senior men’s national football team. This has taken sharper focus due to word going the rounds...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Ruthless aggression and a warrior-like mentality. That is the attitude that national senior men’s head coach Theodore Whitmore says will be needed today as Jamaica battle Honduras in the cauldron of San Pedro Sula. The Reggae Boyz will face the...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:08 AM

MIAMI (AP): Kyle Lowry has been teammates with many of the best players in the world. He won an NBA championship in Toronto. He helped the U.S. capture an Olympic gold medal five years ago. He’s been to the All-Star Game six times. When he gets...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Humble Lion head coach Andrew Price and veteran tactician Calvert Fitzgerald believe the Reggae Boyz will have to repeat Sunday’s defensive display against Canada in order to give themselves a chance of a positive result in Honduras today. The...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Kyrie Irving can continue to choose not to be vaccinated for COVID-19. He just won’t play for the Brooklyn Nets until he is. The Nets announced yesterday that Irving would not play or practisewith them until he could be a full...

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

National senior men’s football team captain Andre Blake has warned that the Reggae Boyz will have to be at their best if they are going to come away with a positive result against hosts Honduras in their FIFA World Cup Qualifier tomorrow. Like the...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:09 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Injured West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is recovering well and is “close enough to fitness”, head coach Phil Simmons said yesterday, indicating he was not concerned the star player would not be ready for the...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP): Germany is the first country to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after booking its place with an error-strewn 4-0 win in North Macedonia yesterday. Kai Havertz broke the deadlock in the 50th minute before Chelsea...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Ackelia Smith might just be the one to take over from out stars in the horizontal jumps. Smith’s boundless potential has prompted Jeremy DeLisser, her jumps coach at Edwin Allen High School, to name her as a possible successor to the likes of...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

West Indies coach Phil Simmons says the team needs support and not what he sees as negative energy regarding player selection ahead of the ICC Twenty20 (T20) World Cup, which starts in just over a week. Simmons spoke to the media for the first time...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

National senior women’s football team assistant coach Xavier Gilbert says that the delay in the start of World Cup qualifying gives an opportunity to the team to return to full strength as it seeks back-to-back Finals appearances. Concacaf...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Everyone who knows me well would have known that despite my undying love for football, I am far from being a fan of the current Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) administration simply because, in my opinion, they are not operating like persons with...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:20 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president claimed Sunday that COVID-19 protocols at soccer matches had prevented him from attending a game. Jair Bolsonaro said he had wanted to go to a Brazilian championship match in the city of Santos, but did...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMAudley Boyd/Gleaner Writer

WITH THEIR FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in tatters and desperately in need of points to get back into the race, Jamaica battled tooth a nail to secure a 0-0 draw with Canada at the National Stadium in Kingston yesterday evening. With goals...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:09 AM

MILAN, Italy (AP): Kylian Mbappé scored late as world champions France came from behind to win the UEFA Nations League with a 2-1 victory over Spain in the final yesterday. Mbappé netted with 10 minutes remaining as France were again forced to...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:09 AM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Legendary West Indies batsman and former captain Sir Viv Richards says he is puzzled about why all-rounder Jason Holder was left out of the 15-member Twenty20 (T20) World Cup squad and instead named among the reserves. Sir...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:09 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP): After three fights featuring nine combined knockdowns and a wealth of unforgettable moments, Tyson Fury finally ended his epic heavyweight rivalry with Deontay Wilder with one last valedictory punch. Fury got up from the...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AM

(AP): While his teammate Valtteri Bottas enjoyed his first win of the season at the Turkish Grand Prix (GP), it was a frustrating Sunday for Lewis Hamilton as he missed out on a podium spot and also lost the overall championship lead to Max...

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2021 | 7:24 PM

Jamaica have drawn 0-0 with Canada in their FIFA World Cup qualifying game at the National Stadium on Sunday evening. Despite Jamaica picking up their second point of the campaign, they are still at the bottom of the eight-team table with two...

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2021 | 6:27 PM

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz and Canada are locked at 0-0 at half time in their FIFA World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday afternoon. The Jamaicans started the match brightly as they dominated the early exchange. In fact,...

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