Sports

  • RSPL players react to possible pay cut
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on March 31, 2020 at 5:26 am

    There are opposing viewpoints among Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) players concerning a potential pay cut, as clubs meet to discuss the way forward in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought the sporting world to a virtual halt....

  • Athletes, take care of your mental health – Rose
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on March 31, 2020 at 5:26 am

    As athletes continue to navigate a new reality of limited training and no competition due to the coronavirus, sports psychologist Olivia Rose believes that maintaining mental discipline, as well as their mental health, will be critical in dealing...

  • Wilson calls for late-season meets
    by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer on March 31, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Expert track and field coach Maurice Wilson supports the staging of meets late this year as proposed last week by the sport’s world governing body. Wilson says the sport can’t afford to disengage from fans for a whole year and believes that...

  • Regional netball on hold
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on March 31, 2020 at 5:20 am

    MARVA BERNARD, president of the Americas Federation of Netball Association (AFNA), said that the Under-21 World Youth qualifiers and the high schools’ Champion of Champions competition, which were both scheduled for July in Trinidad and Tobago,...

  • Paul Wright | Time to make things right with TT
    on March 31, 2020 at 5:19 am

    As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its hold on the citizens of our fair island, the lack of sports, live and on television, is making “tan-a-yuh-yard” very difficult. However, this pause in the life of a sports fan gives some of us time to look at the...

  • Bishoo looking for international return
    on March 31, 2020 at 5:08 am

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Discarded West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is still harbouring dreams of making a return to international cricket. The 34-year-old last appeared for West Indies in two Twenty20 Internationals against England in St...

  • Olympic dates set for 2021 - World Athletics among bodies welcoming new schedule
    on March 31, 2020 at 5:08 am

    TOKYO (AP): The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s Games. Tokyo organisers said yesterday that the opening ceremony would take place on July 23, 2021 – almost exactly one year after the Games were due...

  • Barcelona stars take 70% pay cut
    on March 31, 2020 at 5:07 am

    MADRID (AP): In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said yesterday that he and his teammates are taking a 70 per cent cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Messi wrote in a social-media...

  • Spencer-Carter holds on to faith - Hurdler hoping potential Olympic bronze can reignite career
    by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter on March 31, 2020 at 5:07 am

    KALIESE SPENCER- CARTER is hoping that the possibility of her fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles at the London Olympic Games being upgraded to the bronze medal will inject some impetus into her career. The 32-year-old could be awarded her...

  • McFarlane itching for national call-up
    by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on March 30, 2020 at 5:30 am

    In 2012, striker Sean McFarlane was invited to Jamaica for a trial organised by national senior men’s football team head coach Theodore Whitmore at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in Tivoli Gardens. The Florida-based McFarlane was, however, asked...

  • Pressure off for Knight-Wisdom
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on March 30, 2020 at 5:30 am

    Jamaican Olympic diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is finding comfort through routine and community while in self-isolation in the United Kingdom as the country increases measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Pan American Games 1m...

  • Funds will flow - Sport ministry to roll out athlete-assistance payments this week
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on March 30, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Sport Minister Olivia Grange says that athletes who were in training for the now-postponed Tokyo Olympics should still expect financial support from the Government, starting this week. The funding comes under the Athlete Assistance Programme (AAP...

  • JAVA set back by CAZOVA postponement
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on March 30, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Jamaica Volleyball Association (JAVA) president Rudolph Speid said the postponement of the CAZOVA Under-23 Championship, which was scheduled to take place in the Dominican Republic from April 5 to 12, will be a major setback for the association....

  • Athletes should give back – Samuda
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on March 30, 2020 at 5:26 am

    Jamaica Olympic Association president Christopher Samuda says athletes should consider joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic by giving back to their communities. “Certainly, if you have the resources, then that will be a very...

  • Oral Tracey | We can wait a year
    on March 30, 2020 at 5:25 am

    The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympics was always on the cards. It was more out of blind optimism and induced hope that circumstances would drastically change that the local organising committee and...

  • Blackwood promises improvement
    on March 30, 2020 at 5:23 am

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Jermaine Blackwood says the region can expect a new and improved player when he eventually returns to international cricket. Known primarily as a dasher for his aggressive, quick-fire approach to batting, the Jamaican...

  • Summer date suggested for Tokyo
    on March 30, 2020 at 5:22 am

    TOKYO, Japan (AP): Tokyo Olympics organisers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled Games in the spring of 2021. More and more, the signs point towards the summer of 2021. Organising committee president Yoshiro Mori suggested that...

  • Italy to extend sports ban
    on March 30, 2020 at 5:22 am

    ITALY’S SPORTS minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday, but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-...

  • Spanish stars aid Virus Relief
    on March 30, 2020 at 5:21 am

    The Spanish league says more than US$740,000 (almost J$99 million) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after the athletes and musicians...

  • Knicks owner contracts COVID-19
    on March 30, 2020 at 5:21 am

    James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden (MSG) Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Knicks announced Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night. It is not clear when he was tested or...