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Stories by Robert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Over 1,100 kids mainly from St Elizabeth and Manchester communities recently took part in the seventh staging of Breds Treasure Beach Foundation/Philadelphia Men’s Basketball League one-week camp, which was held at the Treasure Beach Sports Park in...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake has said that the country’s male and female sprint relay teams are set to get ­valuable practice ahead of the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, when they compete...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:07 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Leading race horse trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes said despite the fierce rivalry between himself and champion trainer Wayne DaCosta over the years, they both still have a lot of respect for each other. Nunes, who has finished second to DaCosta in...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite his huge $19 million lead over reigning champion Wayne DaCosta in this year’s run for the trainer’s title, Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes is still remaining cautious about his chances of winning the crown. Nunes, who has finished second behind...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Cricket Association Courtney Francis says despite the poor results of their junior teams at recent regional competitions, the organisation continues to produce a lot of quality players for the West Indies...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

After mounting pressure from the local clubs, Wayne Shaw, director of Netball Jamaica (NJ), said the organisation’s board will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss one of the clauses, which speak to the eligibility of NJ presidential...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Recently appointed head coach of Red Stripe League (RSPL) outfit Dunbeholden FC Fabian Taylor said his main focus is to lead the club into the play-offs of this year’s competition. Dunbeholden narrowly missed out on being relegated from the RSPL...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

First vice-president of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Tricia Robinson has deemed recent comments made by senior netball assistant coach Winston Nevers about some members of the Sunshine Girls team “unfortunate”. Nevers accused some players of being...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Members of Jamaica’s netball clubs are set to call a very important meeting with the Netball Jamaica (NJ) board, in an effort to change one of the clauses in the institution, which speaks to the eligibility of NJ presidential candidates. The club...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Triple Crown-winning groom Adrian Taylor said his achievements this year in the racing industry have propelled his career to new heights as a lot more people are now looking at him as a role model in the sport. Taylor conditioned the...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

With the new Red Stripe Premier League season on the horizon, Arnett Gardens’ head coach Jerome Waite is urging the club’s supporters to exercise patience, noting that the club is determined to build a team that will feature prominently in the...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:32 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Following their dis-appointing fifth-place finish at last month’s Netball World Cup (NWC), the Sunshine Girls will face another tough test when they tackle world champions New Zealand, along with South Africa and hosts England, in a Quad Series in...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having netted his first two goals for Santos de Guaplies in the Costa Rican top flight, on-loan Portmore United striker Javon East has now set his sights on scoring 15 goals for the club this season. East, who was joint top scorer in the Red Stripe...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Despite denials from Netball Jamaica (NJ), The Gleaner has been reliably informed that national senior netball team head coach Marvette Anderson will be sacked from her post this month, after the Sunshine Girls’ poor performance at the Netball...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Marva Bernard, president of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), said preparations are in high gear ahead of this year’s second staging of the High Schools Champion of Champions Netball Championships, which will be held in St...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has said that his recent disagreement with Bob Marley Foundation head Cedella Marley will not negatively affect his campaign ahead of the association’s annual general meeting (AGM), set...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:46 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: Now 30 years old, Sunshine Girls captain Jhaniele Fowler was left particularly disappointed with the team’s nightmare performance at the recently concluded Netball World Cup (NWC) as she considers her future with the national...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Liverpool, England: It was a bittersweet day for head coach Marvette Anderson after Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls defeated Malawi 68-50 to end their campaign at the Vitality Netball World Cup (NWC) in fifth place here yesterday. Jamaica entered the...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Liverpool, England: Former national senior ­netball team technical ­director Jill McIntosh, says she is open to a return to the Sunshine Girls set-up if she is called upon by Netball Jamaica (NJ) in the future. McIntosh, an Australian who is...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s head coach Marvette Anderson said the Sunshine Girls would be pulling out all the stops when they face Zimbabwe in today’s crucial matchup, which will decide who goes through to Sunday’s fifth- and sixth-place playoff at the Vitality...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: Captain Jhaniele Fowler has heaped the blame on the Sunshine Girls coaching staff following the team’s failure to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the ongoing Vitality Netball World Cup here. The Sunshine Girls slim hopes...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: Jamaica’s senior netball captain Jhaniele Fowler is urging netball fans in the country not to give up on the Sunshine Girls despite their poor showing at the ongoing Vitality Netball World Cup. Fowler described the mood of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

LIVERPOOL, England: President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Dr Paula Daley-Morris, said her association is deeply hurt and shocked by the Sunshine Girls’ poor performances at the ongoing Vitality Netball World Cup here. The Sunshine Girls, who were one...

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