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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:51 AMMarc Stamp

The Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) said it will be making efforts to continue to improve on all the playing surfaces and venues of the clubs in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to enhance the tournament's...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former FIFA referee Charles 'Charley' Barrett believes too much emphasis is being placed on female referees, to the detriment of their male counterparts.However, Peter Prendergast, another former FIFA referee, disagrees with his colleague's...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sport as we know it is a culmination of: action on the field of play by the participants, the behind the scenes activities of support groups, the managers, medical staff, the owners of the teams that perform in competitions and leagues, and the...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a move to bring fresh ideas to the racing fraternity and to reinforce practices that were already known, Supreme Ventures Limited and Newport Mills, manufacturer of the Front Runner feed for horses, recently hosted a two-day seminar which...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Mohamed Salah won a first-half penalty converted by James Milner and also played in Sadio Mane for a late goal as Liverpool beat 10-man Crystal Palace 2-0 yesterday for their second straight win to open the English Premier League.In a...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

SHECKEMA Cunningham said the perfect rebound from not being able to compete at the recent Central America and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, would be to successfully defend her International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA) double...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United head coach Shavar Thomas says his team is very determined to come away with a positive result when they play away to Honduran side FC Motagua in the quarter-final of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League on Thursday.Thomas, a former...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NYON, Switzerland (AP):The UEFA award for the best Europe-based player last season will not be won by a World Cup champion from France.Instead, three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo was joined yesterday by former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIGHTON, England (AP):Manchester United conceded three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half in a 3-2 loss to Brighton in the English Premier League (EPL) yesterday.A few hours after Manchester City strolled to a 6-1 win over Huddersfield,...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP):Tyson Fury said he has signed the contract. Deontay Wilder said the fight is "official".All it needs now is a time and a place.Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, cleared the way for a fight with Wilder, the...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP):India tightened their grip on the third Test yesterday by taking 10 England wickets in one session before reaching 124-2 by the close to hold a formidable lead of 292 runs after two days.After losing four wickets for six...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will host the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Championships next month, and plans for the staging are well under way. With five weeks to go to the September 23 - 29 event, Table Tennis Jamaica president Godfrey Lothian said his organisation...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Vassell Reynolds, head coach of defending daCosta Cup schoolboy champions Rusea's High, said he is working on the team's mentality to retain the title.With the competition scheduled to start early September, Reynolds, who guided the Hanover-based...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SYDNEY (AP):Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who struck fear into batsmen around the world, but especially on the bouncy pitches of his homeland, has announced his retirement from cricket, saying his body is "shutting down" after years of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The decision by the management of the Jamaica Tallawahs franchise in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to export three of their five designated home games to the Central Broward Park in Lauderhill, Florida has understandably been met with...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint said that there will be no coaching change to the national Under-20 team and Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner will return to head the programme.The young Reggae Boyz were recently placed in Pot 1...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TEAM England has made its intention clear to all rivals, including hosts Jamaica, registering the largest delegation, 167 athletes, for the September 10-15 International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) Amateur Members National Associations World...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MASON, Ohio (AP):Novak Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that has eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 yesterday for his first Western...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/ Gleaner Writer

After the staging of the Birmingham leg of the IAAF Diamond League on Saturday, the 12th and final in the series, the finalists for the respective events have been now decided. Athletes will contest the finals over two days with the Zurich Meet in...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse's women team head coach Xavier Gilbert was disappointed with his team's performance despite a come-from-behind 2-1 victory against Arnett Gardens in the Jamaica Football Federation/Lascelles Employees and Partners Co-operative Credit...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Local coaches Rudolph Speid and Vassell Reynolds expect a much tougher assignment when Jamaica's senior men's football team goes up against hosts Barbados this evening at 7:00 p.m.Both coaches were impressed with the Reggae Boyz's 5-1 win over...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) executive member Stephen Gunter said that the body is now looking towards hosting future drag-racing events at the Ken Jones Aerodrome in Portland. This is after the regular venue for its meets, Vernam Field in...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Birmingham Diamond League:Three Jamaican athletes earned top-two finishes at the Birmingham Diamond League meet yesterday.Janieve Russell, Ronald Levy and Tajay Gayle placed second in their respective events and solidified their places in the finals...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is no doubt that pace, real pace, oftentimes scares the daylights out of batsmen and leaves them trembling, except for the truly great ones, and especially on fast, bouncy pitches.It was mainly because of that why Frank Worrell, the captain of...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):St Lucia Stars captain Kieron Pollard scored his first-ever T20 century to lead his side to their first victory in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) since 2016 by defeating the Barbados Tridents by 38 runs here...

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