Sports

  • Portmore edge Cavalier 2-1
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer - on December 12, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Portmore United defeated Cavalier 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on Thursday afternoon. Lamar Walker opened the scoring in the 34th minute and Cleon Pryce added another two minutes into the second...

  • Tapper optimistic about 2020
    by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:32 am

    After a successful 2019 season, 100 metre hurdler Megan Tapper has bright hopes for next year. Tapper, a World Championship finalist, is up for the challenge she will face against a Jamaican hurdles contingent she describes as brilliant. The 25-...

  • India crush West Indies in T20 decider
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

    MUMBAI, India (CMC): West Indies’ bid for a rare series win fizzled under the weight of an enormous run chase as India pulled off a convincing 67-run victory in yesterday’s third Twenty20 International to clinch a 2-1 verdict in the three-match...

  • Trying Tryall awaits Jamaica Open
    by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:29 am

    A total of 96 players, including 71 professionals and 25 amateurs, will descend on the newly refurbished Tryall Golf Course for the 52nd edition of the 54 hole Jamaica Open, which tees off today at 7:30 a.m. Included in that list is defending...

  • Tivoli secure rare RSPL win
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Newton Sterling netted his third goal of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season to help Tivoli Gardens to a rare win, a 2-0 victory over Molynes United at the Edward Seaga Sport Complex, yesterday. The towering striker, who became Tivoli’s...

  • Nevers hits back - Former Sunshine Girls coach responds to criticism
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on December 12, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Former Sunshine Girls assistant coach Winston Nevers has hit back following recent criticism from team captain Jhaniele Fowler, who questioned his coaching acumen following the team’s ill-fated Netball World Cup (NWC) campaign in Liverpool, England...

  • Hubert Lawrence | Ja poised to break new ground in track and field
    on December 12, 2019 at 5:07 am

    You grew up with the time-honoured Jamaica track and field doxology. The sprints are our events and everything else is non-traditional. That last term was a little pigeonhole into which we squeezed every event we weren’t good at. Once upon a time...

  • India beat West Indies by 67 runs to secure T20 series
    on December 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    MUMBAI, India, Dec 11, CMC: India defeated West Indies by 67 runs in the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday in Mumbai, India. Batting first after being sent in by the Windies, India tallied...

  • Make things right, Molynes – Fitzgerald
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on December 11, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Molynes United’s winless streak in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) stretched to 10 matches over the weekend, but new coach Calvert Fitzgerald believes that the team showed some positives in their defeat to Humble Lion and Portmore United,...

  • Gardner welcomes regional test
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on December 11, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Defending Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Portmore United will have a tough assignment in their Concacaf Champions League campaign as they will face Mexican outfit Cruz Azul in the round of 16 next year. The teams were paired together...

  • Bernard on Pan Am mission for netball
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on December 11, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) president Marva Bernard says that the expected inclusion of Netball for the next Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games provides a platform for the sport to be eventually considered as an...

  • Jones encouraged by Caribbean Champs showing
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on December 11, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Jamaica Boxing Board president Stephen Jones says that the country’s performance at the recent Caribbean Boxing Championships, which took place in Trinidad and Tobago from December 4 to 9, was very encouraging going into next year’s Olympic-...

  • Someone needs to help Kevona Davis
    on December 11, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Foster’s Fairplay, not for the first time, is calling out for some assistance for Kevona Davis, that super talent from head coach Michael Dyke’s programme at the Edwin Allen High School, situated in the hilly terrain of Frankfield in Clarendon....

  • Shortwood take Intercol female football title
    by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer on December 11, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Following a historic win a year ago, Shortwood Teachers’ College’s female football team secured successive Intercol Women’s Football titles last Saturday, after getting the better of many-time champions, G.C. Foster College of Physical Education...

  • Deschamps extends contract with France
    on December 11, 2019 at 5:37 am

    PARIS (AP): France coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract until 2022, giving him a chance to defend the World Cup title. Since taking charge after the 2012 European Championship, the former France captain has guided Les Bleus to the Euro...

  • Samuda reiterates JOA’s anti-doping stance
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on December 10, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Christopher Samuda warns that Jamaican athletes must take responsibility in ensuring that they are not found doping in their respective sports. The warning comes after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA...

  • Wellington keen on ISSA transfer quota
    on December 10, 2019 at 5:29 am

    With the champions crowned and the teams off in their celebrations at the end of the 2019 ISSA schoolboy football season, coaches will already be looking at prospects for next season as each school aims to improve and come back stronger. There will...

  • Holmwood confident ahead of All-Island final
    by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer on December 10, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Holmwood Technical High School head coach Carline Graham Powell is confident ahead of tomorrow’s senior netball clash with Excelsior High School in the ISSA All-Island Schoolgirl final starting at 2:30 p.m. at Manchester High School. Denbigh and...

  • Clarendon Celebrates - CC revel in double success with inter-community festivities
    on December 10, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Clarendon College’s (CC) double winning football team of 2019 did not hold back with celebrations as they did last week after their ISSA/WATA DaCosta Cup victory. Then, they said they would have low key celebrations as they were still fully focused...

  • Paul Wright | Put women’s football higher up JFF totem pole
    on December 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

    As the football season winds down, we can reflect on the ups and downs of the state of local football compared to times seemingly long, long ago. The final match of the schoolboy season, the ISSA Olivier Shield, saw the darlings of local football...