Sports

  • Caribbean riders set for Woodbine spotlight after gov’t eases restrictions
    on May 24, 2020 at 5:34 am

    TORONTO, Canada (CMC): VETERAN TOP rider Patrick Husbands and several other Caribbean riders will soon be back among the colony at the prestigious Woodbine racetrack, after the Ontario government this week sanctioned the return of horse racing as...

  • Parsard: Winning any of the Classics would be amazing
    by Lennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:33 am

    IAN PARSARD is just as keen as all the other trainers at Caymanas Park for the racing season to resume as he has his sights firmly set on the Classic races which will be run later than usual this year following the indefinite closure of the...

  • Trainers pushing for June 13 restart of racing
    by Robert Bailey - Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:32 am

    PRESIDENT OF the United Racehorse Trainers Association, Ryan Darby, says his organisation has proposed June 13 for the resumption of racing at Caymanas Park. Darby told The Sunday Gleaner that they recently signed off on a memorandum of...

  • Sports Briefs
    on May 24, 2020 at 5:32 am

    Two more positive tests THE ENGLISH Premier League says two people from two clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 in the second round of testing. The league did not name the pair or the clubs, or say if they were players or staff. The league...

  • Bayern, Dortmund warm up for big clash with wins
    on May 24, 2020 at 5:31 am

    BERLIN (AP): Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund warmed up for what is sure to be their quietest ever Bundesliga clash by winning their respective games yesterday. IN STADIUMS with no spectators due to strict hygiene measures against the...

  • Great challenges - Dacres: A return to competition in the current health climate will be complex
    by Daniel Wheeler - Sunday Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:30 am

    WORLD ATHLETICS Championships discus silver medallist Fedrick Dacres still thinks a demand exists for athletes to compete this season. However, he says that a return to competition in the current health climate will be complex. In a wide-ranging...

  • New-look intercol sports calendar coming
    by Raymond Graham - Sunday Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Intercollegiate sports will take on a new look for the 2020-21 season after the final stages of the 2019-20 sporting year was decimated by COVID-19. A virtual intercollegiate meeting was held last Friday to discuss the way forward, and the...

  • Nevers backs Netball Jamaica
    by Robert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:28 am

    Head coach of Jamalco’s netball team, Winston Nevers, has signalled his support of the decision by Netball Jamaica (NJ) to cancel the 2020 season. The NJ move comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been sweeping the globe and has forced...

  • NBA in talks with Disney about resuming season
    on May 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

    The NBA is in talks with The Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National...

  • CWI seeks head coach to turn around women’s side
    on May 23, 2020 at 5:16 am

    ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) has begun its search for a permanent head coach to oversee the embattled senior women’s side and halt a troubling run of results. Former Test player Gus Logie was named interim coach last October...

  • Dr Mansingh: 2020 CPL could still be on
    by Daniel Wheeler/ Gleaner Writer on May 23, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Cricket analyst and sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh believes that the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season could still happen this year, depending on the health status of participating Caribbean islands. The eighth edition of the T20...

  • Skateboarding eager to restart Olympic chase
    on May 23, 2020 at 5:15 am

    KINGSTON, Jamaica: Skateboarding Jamaica Limited (SJL), the Olympic representative body for the sport in this country, has targeted growing the sport and its athletes as a major priority. President of SJL Ryan Foster highlighted key areas for the...

  • Liverpool owner anxious about EPL decision
    on May 23, 2020 at 5:14 am

    The English Premier League (EPL) trophy should have been in Tom Werner’s hands by now. This week should have featured a victory parade through the streets of Liverpool. But the wait to end the 30-year title drought continues. Instead, Liverpool’s...

  • Money in the bank - Windies players paid, franchise cricketers still await funds owed
    on May 23, 2020 at 5:14 am

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive officer Johnny Grave says Windies cricketers should receive all of their outstanding match fees by the end of this week, but players in the domestic four-day competition will...

  • Magee recalls experiences with coaches
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on May 23, 2020 at 5:07 am

    National player Tyreek Magee says that although Miguel Coley is one of the toughest and most tactically astute coaches he’s worked with, Ricardo Gardner has had the most influence on his career. Magee played for Coley at Jamaica College (JC) before...

  • Tanya Lee | Jordan wasn’t perfect
    on May 22, 2020 at 5:25 am

    When I watched ‘The Last Dance,’ a documentary on ESPN and Netflix, like the rest of the world, it was evident that Michael Jordan personifies greatness and solidified that ‘90s basketball, the basketball I grew up watching, was the most exciting...

  • Not easy being ‘Tappa’ - Former national coaches defend Whitmore selection policies
    by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on May 22, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Former national senior men’s football team coach Bradley Stewart has backed Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore after comments made by Jamaica forward Leon Bailey regarding team selection. Bailey criticised national head coach Whitmore’s frequent squad...

  • Cameron suggests legal action against CWI
    on May 22, 2020 at 5:23 am

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): LAWYERS FOR former Cricket West Indies (CWI) President Dave Cameron have demanded a copy of the board’s recent audit report or say they will take legal action against the regional governing body. Counsel Tony Astaphan, a...

  • JAAA considers desirability of 2020 National Champs
    by Akino Ming/Staff Reporter on May 22, 2020 at 5:22 am

    When members of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) meet in a couple of weeks to decide if it will host its annual National Senior Championships this year, it will have to determine if athletes will still want to take part in...

  • Bailey management hits back at JFF
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on May 21, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Phoenix Sports Management (PSM) says there is no formal agreement between its client Leon Bailey and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) regarding ethics. The JFF threatened sanctions for the player after comments he made on Instagram recently...