Sports

  • Maneater too classy for Another Bullet
    by Ainsley Walters - Sunday Gleaner Writer on July 21, 2019 at 5:42 am

    TOTING 126lb like a colt, SHE’S A MANEATER fought off lightweight ANOTHER BULLET yesterday, scoring her 21st win from 27 starts, her fourth from five outings this season. The five-year-old supermare stalked the pace being set by HOUDINI’S MAGIC and... […]

  • Powell delivers historic win for Windies A
    on July 21, 2019 at 5:38 am

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Senior team all-rounder Rovman Powell summoned all his international experience to produce a terrific final over as West Indies A beat India A for the first time in the five-match series with a nerve-jangling five-run... […]

  • End on a high - Sunshine Girls look to close out nightmare World Cup campaign in fifth place
    by Robert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer on July 21, 2019 at 5:38 am

    LIVERPOOL, England: It may not have been what they were aiming for at the start of the championships, but Jamaica’s senior netball team – Sunshine Girls – will be aiming to wrap up their campaign on a high note when they compete in the fifth- and... […]

  • The Danielle Dilemma
    by Andre Lowe - Sports Editor on July 21, 2019 at 5:37 am

    The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has a bit of an issue. Her name is Danielle Williams. Bumped from the National Senior Championships’ 100m hurdles final for a controversial false-start violation, Williams, whose back-door... […]

  • Sunshine Girls need sports psychologist - Bernard
    by Robert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer on July 21, 2019 at 5:34 am

    LIVERPOOL, England: Former president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Marva Bernard believes that the present administration should consider employing a sports psychologist to assist the Sunshine Girls whenever they compete in international tournaments.... […]

  • Atkinson leads J’cans at FINA World Champs
    by Daniel Wheeler - Sunday Gleaner Writer on July 21, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Jamaican swimmers Keanan Dols, Michael Gunning, and national record holder and four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson will all be looking for podium finishes when the swimming section of the FINA World Championships gets under way starting this week in... […]

  • Duckie remains positive ahead of must-win Olympic qualifier
    by Livingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer on July 21, 2019 at 5:17 am

    National Under-23 coach Donovan Duckie has come under heavy criticism, following the team’s 1-1 draw with Dominica in their opening Group A Caribbean Football Union Men’s Olympic qualifiers at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex on Wednesday.... […]

  • Glenmuir off to flyer in Ali Cup
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on July 20, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Glenmuir High School ended day one of the Excelsior High School pre-season football tournament, the Ali Cup, as the only team perfect from all matches played, winning all of their three games yesterday. The Glen Laing-coached team defeated Hydel 1-... […]

  • Blake brings clarity to wild card stance
    by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter on July 20, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Almost a month after it was reported that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) may not take up an invitation for sprint hurdler Danielle Williams to compete at the IAAF World Championships if she wins the Diamond race in the... […]

  • ‘Too little, too late’ - Sunshine Girls ­produce best World Cup performance in win over Zimbabwe
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on July 20, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Liverpool, England: It was a matter of too little too late for Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls after they put on a clinical display to thrash Zimbabwe 77-47 at the Vitality Netball World Cup at the M... […]

  • Maneater to scupper Bigdaddykool victory plans
    by Ainsley Walters/Gleaner Writer on July 20, 2019 at 5:15 am

    NOT even the 11lb she will give up in this afternoon’s fifth race should stop SHE’S A MANEATER from flogging BIGDADDYKOOL at seven and a half furlongs. However, much railbird excitement surrounds the circumstances under which the duo renews rivalry... […]

  • Algeria win African Cup title
    on July 20, 2019 at 5:14 am

    CAIRO, Egypt (AP): Algeria won the African Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah yesterday. Bounedjah’s shot on Algeria’s first attack deflected off Senegal... […]

  • Ward relishes debut World Cup
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on July 20, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Liverpool, England: Jamaica defender Jodiann Ward has been revelling in the experience of competing here in her first Vitality Netball World Cup. The 24-year-old has managed to force her way into the Sunshine Girls starting line-up after a number... […]

  • McLeod still interested in 100m sprints McLeod still interested in 100m sprints
    by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer on July 20, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Jamaica’s hurdler supreme Omar McLeod rarely runs the flat sprint events, but things may change when he has accomplished all he hopes to in the 110m hurdles. Speaking in London, ahead of this weekend’s IAAF Diamond League meet, the Olympic and... […]

  • Orville Higgins | What went wrong for Sunshine Girls?
    on July 20, 2019 at 5:12 am

    In a previous article, I wrote that the sports gods surely must be punishing sports fans living in Jamaica this summer. How else could we explain the disappointing showings of the Reggae Boyz at the Concacaf Gold Cup, the Reggae Girlz at the FIFA... […]

  • PCJ pumps $3m into SDC T20
    on July 20, 2019 at 5:12 am

    The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is demonstrating its support for sports and community development with a $3-million sponsorship of the Social Development Commission (SDC)/Wray... […]

  • Lowry has surgery on thumb
    on July 20, 2019 at 5:11 am

    TORONTO, Canada (AP): Kyle Lowry has undergone surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his left thumb, an injury he played through during the last two rounds of Toronto’s run to the NBA championship. The Raptors said yesterday that Lowry had the... […]

  • UEFA punishes Bulgaria, Romania
    on July 20, 2019 at 5:11 am

    NYON, Switzerland (AP): Bulgaria will have to close part of its national stadium for European Championship qualifiers against England and the Czech Republic because of fan racism. UEFA issued the order, saying Bulgarian fans were racially abusive... […]

  • Wasteful - Duckie laments lost opportunities in U-23s draw with Dominica
    on July 19, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Donovan Duckie, head coach of Jamaica’s national Under-23 football team, feels that his team’s result against Dominica on Wednesday was a match of lost opportunities as the teams played out a 1-1 draw at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. “It... […]

  • Blake, Hughes renew rivalry
    by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter on July 19, 2019 at 5:34 am

    The rivalry between Yohan Blake, the 2011 world 100m champion, and his former training partner, Zharnel Hughes, could intensify at this weekend’s London Diamond League, as both athletes will stand on the line for the men’s 100 metres for the second... […]