Russia pays World Athletics fine to avoid expulsion
on August 12, 2020 at 5:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia paid $6.3 million to World Athletics on Wednesday to escape expulsion from track and field’s world governing body. The federation, known as RusAF had a Saturday deadline to pay a $5 million fine and $1.3 million in...
Sarwan out for Tallawahs
by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on August 12, 2020 at 5:39 am
The changes continue to ring in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as the Jamaica Tallawahs are the latest franchise to lose personnel due to varying reasons. Assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan is the latest official who will not be involved...
Swim meets in 2020 unlikely – Lyn
by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on August 12, 2020 at 5:38 am
With more than two weeks since the reopening of the National Aquatic Centre (NAC), Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Martin Lyn says that there are still no plans for any swim meets to be held locally in the near future. The...
‘Real and serious interest’ - JFF hunting EPL hotshot Greenwood and Arsenal’s Maitland-Niles
by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on August 12, 2020 at 5:36 am
General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said his organisation is looking to court Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood and Arsenal winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the Reggae Boyz set-up for the upcoming World...
COVID spike concerns JAAA
by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on August 12, 2020 at 5:32 am
Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, Dr Warren Blake, says that the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Jamaica is troubling, as they seek to continue the local track and field season. All local sports were suspended in...
Broad handed fine for using bad language
on August 12, 2020 at 5:31 am
England fast bowler Stuart Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for using what the ICC described as “inappropriate language” following the dismissal of Pakistan’s Yasir Shah during the first Test. The man handing down the sanction? Broad’s...
Portugal ready for Champions League
on August 12, 2020 at 5:27 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP): Seen as an example for the rest of Europe, Portugal successfully controlled the coronavirus pandemic - and earned the right to host the world’s most important club football tournament. Portugal will take the centre...
Bicknell eager to get back on court
by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on August 12, 2020 at 5:18 am
Jamaica’s number one tennis player, Blaise Bicknell, is scheduled to return to competitive action next month, as he is down to participate in a Professional Future men’s tournament in Illinois on September 14. This will be Bicknell’s first...
CPL ‘bubble’ trouble - Franchises livid after local players allowed to train and play games in T&T
by Lennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer on August 11, 2020 at 5:22 am
On June 3, 2020, former Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) captain Dwayne Bravo, in an interview with THE STAR, stated that none of the six Caribbean Premier League (CPL) teams will have an advantage with the Twenty20 tournament being staged exclusively...
Racing at risk ... again - JRC keeping close eye on COVID-19 spike
by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on August 11, 2020 at 5:20 am
Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, has warned that his organisation is closely monitoring the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country and that a positive test at Caymanas Park will likely lead to the re-...
Sterling aims high
by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer on August 11, 2020 at 5:19 am
N ational senior netball defender Shamera Sterling has set her sights on leading the Adelaide Thunderbirds to a top-four finish in this year’s Australian Suncorp Super Netball League. The Thunderbirds have had a poor showing in the championships...
Bramwell dominates local pistol shooting competitions
on August 11, 2020 at 5:18 am
Although COVID-19 called a halt to regional and international tournaments, the Jamaica Rifle Association’s practical pistol squad has been staging monthly mega matches since May, with marksman Ryan Bramwell dominating the competitions. After three...
Verstappen snatches win from Mercedes
on August 10, 2020 at 5:26 am
SILVERSTONE, England (AP): Max Verstappen sprang what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix yesterday. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds...
Shutdown threatens sports again
by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter on August 10, 2020 at 5:20 am
Sports physician Dr Akshai Mansingh says that an increase in community spread of COVID-19 could put sports at risk of another hiatus. The country reported significant increases in positive novel coronavirus cases over the last week. Thirty cases...
Playing the waiting game - ISSA still seeking approval from Government for start of new schoolboy football season
by Livingston Scott/Gleaner Writer on August 10, 2020 at 5:16 am
President Keith Wellington says that the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) expects to get a decision on whether schools will be able to resume football training and start the new schoolboy football season by mid-September. ISSA said...
Knibbs off and running at JGA Emancipendence Classic
by Lennox Aldred - Sunday Gleaner Writer on August 9, 2020 at 5:29 am
William Knibbs’ hot streak continues on the local golfing circuit as the recently crowned National Amateur Champion has seized the early lead on day one of the two-day Jamaica Golf Association (JGA) Emancipendence Classic at the Caymanas Golf Club...
Pirlo replaces Sarri as Juventus coach
on August 9, 2020 at 5:26 am
TURIN, Italy (AP): World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach yesterday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced. Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the...
Grading Bailey - Bundesliga analyst, scout report highlight Jamaican’s performances and potential
by Livingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer on August 9, 2020 at 5:25 am
German football writer Jonathan Harding says despite Leon Bailey’s less than impressive numbers this season, the Bayer Leverkusen star had a good campaign and continues to develop at the Bundesliga club. He also says Bailey fits Leverkusen’s style...
Test cricket here to stay
by Livingston Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer on August 9, 2020 at 5:24 am
Cricket economist Tim Wigmore has predicted that Test playing nations outside the big three, England, India and Australia, will soon have to drop Test cricket from their calendar because it lacks viability. Wigmore says it’s not feasible for some...
ISSA considering using youngsters as match officials
by Rachid Parchment - Assistant Sports Editor on August 9, 2020 at 5:15 am
ISSA President Keith Wellington says he is open to the idea of using a younger cohort of referees in schoolboy football, to address the match official shortage across its competitions. Wellington recently said that there is a need for more referees...