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Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is expected to today meet with officials from Independence Park Limited (IPL) to offer advice on a dispute involving the Jamaica Public Service (JPS). The meeting is a crucial step in helping to determine...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, will not be seeking re-election for a third term in charge of Jamaica’s track and field and has thrown his support behind current General Secretary Garth Gayle...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The Big Three will be represented at the US Open, after all: Novak Djokovic announced yesterday he will enter the Grand Slam tournament and the hard-court tune-up preceding it in New York. Djokovic initially complained about the US Tennis...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:13 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have confirmed that all 162 persons who arrived in Trinidad last week for the tournament have returned negative results in the second round of COVID-19 testing, paving the way...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:09 AM

MONTMELO, Spain (AP): Sergio Perez will race at the Spanish Grand Prix this week after testing negative for the coronavirus. Governing body FIA cleared him yesterday to return to the paddock for the race in Montmelo, on the outskirts of Barcelona....

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Sports psychologist Dr Olivia Rose believes that sports stakeholders should not lean towards worst-case scenarios regarding the possibility of another shutdown of sports because of sharp COVID-19 increases. The recent double-digit increases of...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) since 2011, Warren Blake won't be seeking re-election when the local track and federation has its elections later this year. Blake says the...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:00 AM

IT was a double Pick 6 whammy for Rookie at the holiday weekend, knocked out of $43,000 worth of winnings after ending Thursday’s Independence Day by failing to start what would have been an $8,134 Twilight 6, using four selections but shockingly...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Chairman of the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU), Jerry Benzwick, says his administration is working closely with the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health and Wellness, to ensure a safe return for the rugby union season this year. A...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Having been in quarantine for almost two weeks in Trinidad and Tobago, ahead of the start of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) competition, Jamaica Tallawahs captain Rovman Powell said that the players are eager to return to the field of...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:16 AM

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, (CMC): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said they expected West Indies to tour shortly as part of a packed summer of cricket, which will also see Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh featuring prominently. David White, the NZC chief...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Valentyna Zolotarova, Jamaica Olympic qualifying karate team member, said the group will donate the proceeds from their ‘Defend The Future’ virtual masterclass online seminar, which takes place on August 30 at 10 a.m., to the Women’s Centre...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The recent spike in local COVID-19 cases and the continued absence of approved sports protocols could lead to a January 2021 start for the schoolboy football season, according to information reaching The Gleaner. While noting that they are...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:58 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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:39 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:38 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:32 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:31 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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:27 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...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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-...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:18 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...

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