Sports

  • Cycling president plans constitutional overhaul
    on October 30, 2020 at 5:10 am

    President Wayne Palmer says that the Jamaica Cycling Federation’s (JCF) constitution will be amended to include measures to operate in a safe manner during a pandemic. Palmer says that the JCF’s constitution is significantly outdated and that there...

  • Ibrahimović in COVID-19 campaign
    on October 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

    MILAN, Italy (AP): In his own inimitable way, AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović is encouraging people in an online campaign to follow the rules in the battle against the coronavirus. Ibrahimović, 39 years old, contracted the virus last month but...

  • Squash Association planning safe return to play
    on October 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

    The Jamaica Squash Association (JSA) says it is working towards the safe resumption of national squad training and competitions as soon as possible after suspending all tournaments earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The JSA says it is...

  • eSports, JFF plot useful partnership
    on October 30, 2020 at 5:06 am

    Jamaica eSports Initiative (JEI) President Gregory Moore says the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will broaden the scope for e-sports in Jamaica and internationally. The COVID-19 pandemic has...

  • Van Niekerk misses Jamaica
    on October 30, 2020 at 5:05 am

    South Africa’s men’s 400m world record holder Wayde van Niekerk says he is looking forward to competing in Jamaica again. Van Niekerk last competed at the 2017 staging of the Racers Grand Prix (GP), on the same night when his friend, Usain Bolt,...

  • Shaggy, the Reggae 6 man to watch
    on October 29, 2020 at 5:19 am

    SHAGGY notched his second Reggae 6 bet for consecutive Saturdays, spotting last weekend’s $51,061 payout with an outlay of $1,800, enhancing his reputation as the tipster to watch for the rich bet, which will have a mandatory payout on Sunday,...

  • Morrison makes Saudi list - ... JFF confirms camp for 5 local players named in squad
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on October 29, 2020 at 5:18 am

    One-time Manchester United promise Ravel Morrison is one of four new call-ups to a national senior team that features five local-based players, with Jamaica set for a double date with Saudi Arabia on November 14 and 17. As the Reggae Boyz get ready...

  • Detailed planning key to safe tour - Grave
    on October 29, 2020 at 5:16 am

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Cricket West Indies has praised the work of its medical and planning teams for successfully coordinating with Cricket New Zealand to execute the upcoming tour, especially amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. West Indies...

  • Foster recovering after getting shot in neck
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on October 29, 2020 at 5:13 am

    A high-ranking Portmore United administrator says that former striker Maalique Foster, who was shot and injured in an incident in Southborough, Portmore, on Tuesday night, was in stable condition and due for release from hospital. Based on reports...

  • Johnson charged after St Thomas murder
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on October 29, 2020 at 5:13 am

    Tivoli Gardens defender Jabeur Johnson has been charged after the shooting death of St Thomas-based businessman Dexter Rhoden in Leith Hall earlier this month. Head of the Constabulary Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie...

  • Groom: WOW WOW ready for Derby success
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on October 29, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Errol Thomas, the groom of WOW WOW, said his horse will be difficult to beat in Saturday’s 100th running of the Jamaica Derby, once his jockey Robert Halledeen rides a perfect race. The Jamaica Derby, which is the premier event on the racing...

  • NBA hopefuls Richards, Gill excite nat’l coach
    by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on October 29, 2020 at 5:06 am

    As national basketballers Romaro Gill and Nick Richards prepare to take the next step in their careers, national senior coach Rick Turner says that he is excited about their professional futures. Both are prospects available for selection in this...

  • Morrison, Flemmings named to Reggae Boyz squad
    on October 28, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Former Manchester United player and England youth product Ravel Morrison is set to make his long-awaited debut for Jamaica's national senior team in their double friendly international assignment against Saudi Arabia next month. Morrison, who has...

  • Coleman hit with two-year ban
    on October 28, 2020 at 5:18 am

    MONACO (AP): Men’s 100m world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years yesterday and lost his chance to succeed Usain Bolt as the fastest man at the Olympic Games. Track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said it banned the American...

  • Bassarath backs Bravo for vice-captaincy role
    on October 28, 2020 at 5:11 am

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president, Azim Bassarath, has backed experienced left-hander Darren Bravo for the vacant post of vice-captain of the Test side. With convenor of selector, Roger Harper, confirming...

  • National Stadium, Sabina ready for ‘Prem’ - No issues for venues despite heavy rain across the island
    by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on October 28, 2020 at 5:09 am

    General Manager of Independence Park Limited, Major Desmon Brown and Chief Executive Officer of Sabina Holdings Limited, Anthony Walter have both noted that there is no significant issue hampering their ability to host games for the upcoming...

  • ‘Optimistic and positive’ - Waterhouse hopeful ahead of Concacaf assignment
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on October 28, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Despite not playing any competitive football for seven months, Waterhouse Football Club will go into their Concacaf League quarter-final against Arcahaie of Haiti on November 5 at Stadium East with a lot of hope and optimism, says coach Marcel...

  • Outgoing Barcelona president discloses Super League plan
    on October 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

    The potential launch of a European Super League was given credence yesterday when Barcelona’s outgoing president revealed that the club had given its initial approval to a new competition. Josep Bartomeu said it was one of his last calls before...

  • Reggae Boy Foster reportedly shot in Portmore
    on October 28, 2020 at 4:43 am

    There are unconfirmed reports that former Portmore United striker, Maalique Foster, was shot in the Southborough community of Portmore on Tuesday night. News reaching The Gleaner, is that Foster and two other persons were shot in the incident and...

  • US sprinter Coleman banned for anti-doping rule violations
    on October 27, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    MONACO (AP): Men's 100-metre world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday and lost his chance to succeed Usain Bolt as the fastest man at the Olympic Games. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said it banned the...