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Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head coach and founder of Titans International Track Club, Michael Frater, said he has been working to recover the careers and productivity of some of the island’s top male sprinters, including former World 100m champion Yohan Blake. Frater has...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

As athletics stakeholders continue to await rehabilitation work to the synthetic track at the National Stadium, Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, pointed to weather conditions and the ability of the German-based manufacturers (BSW) to travel...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It was not a positive return to the international stage for the Reggae Boyz, as a schoolboyish defensive display saw the Jamaicans slumping to 3-0 defeat to hosts Saudi Arabia in the first of their back-to-back international friendlies yesterday,...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2020 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Head of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Medical Committee, Dr Guyan Arscott, has confirmed that a massive sanitisation exercise will be undertaken at The University of West Indies (UWI)/JFF/Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence, ahead...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former assistant coaches with the national senior football team, Bradley Stewart and Miguel Coley, believe that embattled Reggae Boyz striker Junior Flemmings is deserving of a place in the Reggae Boyz squad for their upcoming friendly matches away...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an effort to improve her all-round abilities on the track, Jamaican distance running standout Aisha Praught-Leer says she has already started training ahead of next year’s Olympic Games, as she begins her campaign for a second appearance at the...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following the recent suspension of former champion jockey Shane Ellis for breaking Jamaica Racing Commission’s (JRC) betting rules, chairman of the organisation, Clovis Metcalfe, has issued a stern warning against a repeat. Ellis was suspended for...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:34 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The scheduled Sunshine Girls’ three-Test home series against rivals England Roses has been moved to the United Kingdom. President of Netball Jamaica (NJ), Tricia Robinson, told The Sunday Gleaner that the previously agreed November date for the...

Published:Sunday | August 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following mounting pressure from racehorse trainers and jockeys, who complained about the poor condition of the racetrack at Caymanas Park, chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), Solomon Sharpe, said upgrading work...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Experienced Panamanian jockey Dick Cardenas is now back in the island and is expected to resume riding at Caymanas Park very soon. Cardenas, who last rode in Jamaica in the 2019 season, was a runner-up in the Jockeys Championships in 2018 to...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange said that plans are now in place for the establishment of a multipurpose sports facility in eastern Jamaica. Grange told The Gleaner that the complex, for which they are currently seeking a suitable site,...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Having netted nine goals in his first season in the Belgian top tier, national striker Shamar Nicholson now has his eyes fixed on capturing the Golden Boot in next season’s competition. Nicholson, a former Boys’ Town striker, scored his goals in 25...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2020 | 12:25 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaican international Adrian Mariappa described his positive COVID-19 test as a shock, given that he adhered to the strict lockdown measures currently in place in the United Kingdom. The 33-year-old Watford defender shared his experience in an...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:35 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

OFFICIALS AT the Ministry of Sport are still crunching the numbers but Sport Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange is expecting the final figures on the impact of the spread of the coronavirus disease on the local sporting industry to be significant....

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With horse racing set to resume on Saturday after being suspended on March 21, tickets for the race meet are scheduled to go on sale on Tuesday at Caymanas Park. This will be the first time in three years that punters and owners, who do not have...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2020 | 12:43 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Whenever Caymanas Park reopens for racing, punters entering the facility will be required, for the first time in three years, to pay an admission fee, this according to Lorna Gooden, general manager of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Vice-chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Carvel Stewart, has slammed the leadership of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) describing them as ‘amateur’ over their decision to cancel the 2019-2020 Red Stripe Premier League...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THE LAST two months have been two of the worst in the life of former national netball star Nichala Gibson. She lives in New York City, the epicentre for the COVID-19 virus in the United States. Gibson and her sister suffered, then recovered from...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:21 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dozens of trainers, jockeys and grooms staged a protest outside the gates of Caymanas Park yesterday, calling for horse racing to resume at the island’s only track. Some of the angry protesters also burnt T-shirts with the logo of Supreme Ventures...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

CHAIRMAN OF the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC), Clovis Metcalfe, says his organisation will be moving very swiftly for the resumption of horse racing at Caymanas Park once the lockdown in St Catherine is lifted by the Government. The parish, which...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:36 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

General manager of Independence Park Limited (IPL) Major Desmon Brown says his organisation is projected to lose more than $100 million due to the closure of sporting facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Jamaica now has 55 confirmed COVID...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:42 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With local horse racing now on an indefinite shutdown due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic, Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) Solomon Sharpe says the racing calendar will have to be revised. Last Sunday should...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Retired Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell is today thankful after suffering another heart scare, just over a year after passing out while competing in New York. Campbell began to pass out while driving in Miami on Tuesday, before his heart...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:45 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Striker Marlee Fray netted a brilliant second-half hat-trick to lead Jamaica’s Under-20 Reggae Girlz to a come-from-behind 4-4 draw against Guatemala in their opening match in Group C of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers in the Dominican Republic...

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