Sports

  • Dyke puts Edwin rivals on alert
    by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer on February 21, 2020 at 5:36 am

    Despite a comfortable margin of victory for Edwin Allen High School at the Digicel Central Championships, head coach Michael Dyke says that it was not that easy getting to their 12th-straight title, as they had to play catch-up after being in...

  • Tanya Lee | May the best women win!
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:12 am

    The ICC Women’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup gets under way tomorrow in Australia when the Windies face newcomers Thailand in their opener. The Windies should find their opponents, ranked 11th, manageable. They will need to finish among the top two in...

  • Well planned - Caymanas Park set for upgraded water facilities
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on February 21, 2020 at 5:11 am

    Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) chairman Solomon Sharpe said the construction of a new well on the grounds of Caymanas Park is set for completion at the end of the March. Caymanas Park, which is located in Gregory Park,...

  • Busby takes charge of U-17 Girlz
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts said national senior women’s team interim head coach Hubert Busby has been appointed head coach of their women’s Under-17 counterparts. Busby has replaced Xavier Gilbert, who is now the...

  • Phillips proud of recent honour
    by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer on February 21, 2020 at 5:09 am

    Olympic swimmer Belinda Phillips is proud to have represented Jamaica. Phillips is thankful for the honour bestowed on her at the Jamalco Development Meet in Halse Hall, Clarendon, on February 1. “I’m proud, I’m happy,” she said. “I’m happy to be...

  • Arsenal win, United held in Europe
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:09 am

    Mikel Arteta marked his first European game as Arsenal manager with a 1-0 victory at Olympiakos in the first leg of their round-of-32 meeting in the Europa League yesterday. Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge while Inter Milan...

  • Chase smashes century in Windies tour win
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:08 am

    NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): Roston Chase struck an imperious hundred as Windies warmed up for Saturday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) with a dominant six-wicket victory over the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI here yesterday. Playing in their...

  • Windies can overtake Sri Lanka – Pollard
    on February 21, 2020 at 5:06 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): With just one point separating the Windies and Sri Lanka in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) rankings, the skipper of the Caribbean side is heading into their three-match rubber here with expectations of overtaking the...

  • Purse increase for Ash Wednesday racing
    by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on February 20, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment chairman Solomon Sharpe announced a purse increase of almost $1.5 million for their Ash Wednesday race day, set for February 26 at Caymanas Park. Sharpe said at the press launch yesterday that there will be...

  • Records aplenty - Jago boys win 11th Central Champs title as Edwin girls better best times on way to 12th title
    by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer - on February 20, 2020 at 5:30 am

    St Jago High School’s boys, now with 11 titles, and Edwin Allen High School’s girls, now with 12, continued their dominance of the Digicel Central Championships which ended at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport yesterday....

  • Leipzig stun Spurs in London
    on February 20, 2020 at 5:28 am

    LONDON, England (AP): Timo Werner led Leipzig to their first UEFA Champions League knockout stage victory, netting a penalty to seal a 1-0 victory over Tottenham in the first leg of their round-of-16 meeting yesterday. A clumsy tackle by Tottenham...

  • Windies need to win back fans – Rawl Lewis
    on February 20, 2020 at 5:27 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): Windies team manager Rawl Lewis says the Caribbean men will not be underestimating Sri Lanka in their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting here on Saturday but will be focused on winning the series and...

  • Hubert Lawrence | Wright adds depth to Ja’s discus throws
    on February 20, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Often in the sprints and sprint hurdles, Jamaica sends forth a trio of entrants to the Olympics. Since the introduction of the defending champion’s wild card by World Athletics in 1997, it has become commonplace for Jamaica to have four competitors...

  • JFF welcomes Caribbean Cup return
    by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on February 20, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint says that the federation would welcome the return of the Caribbean Cup after Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Randolf Harris said he is considering bringing back the...

  • St Jago in charge at Central Champs
    by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Write on February 19, 2020 at 5:37 am

    St Jago High are the leaders in both the boys and girls sections after day one of the two-day Digicel Central Championships at GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport yesterday. After nine girls’ finals, the top five are St Jago 87 points...

  • Watson sets sights on Champs, World U-20
    by Kavarly Arnold/Gleaner Writer on February 19, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Western Bureau: After only competing in one event on Saturday’s final day of the Western Championships at St Elizabeth Technical, Petersfield High School’s Antonio Watson said he is now focused on being in the best of shape for Boys’ Championships...

  • Confident Smith aiming for more success in 2020
    by Raymond Graham/Gleaner Writer on February 19, 2020 at 5:34 am

    Last season was a fantastic one for Jonielle Smith. She was a finalist in the women’s 100 metres and a member of the winning sprint relay team at the Doha World Athletics Championships. Now she is hoping for an even better 2020 season. The former...

  • Knight-Wisdom mines silver
    by Daniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer on February 19, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Olympian Yona Knight-Wisdom captured his first medal of the 2020 season, winning a silver in the 3m springboard at the opening FINA Diving Grand Prix meet in Madrid, Spain, last Saturday. The Pan American Games silver medallist posted a score of...

  • Taylor: Dottin a key player for Windies Women
    on February 19, 2020 at 5:29 am

    SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Despite having not played an international match in over a year because of major injury, surgery and rehab, Deandra Dottin remains vital to the West Indies Women squad, says captain Stafanie Taylor. In fact, Taylor...

  • WI Women seeking T20 World Cup revenge
    on February 19, 2020 at 5:08 am

    SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): When West Indies begin their bid for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 title on Saturday, vice-captain Anisa Mohammed says they will be seeking revenge on hosts Australia. Speaking ahead of her side’s opening match...