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Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

They were written off by all and sundry. Deserted by their appointed coach, starved of even basic pre-tournament preparation. They had their first full training session as a unit on the eve of the first game of the qualifying tournament.The national...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Still reeling from the misfortune of the Jamaica Under-20 team that exited the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship and, by extension, the FIFA Under-20 World Cup qualifiers recently, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts has...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fuelled by the drive and support of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), the country's sporting representatives continue to conquer new frontiers, with judoka Tom Davis claiming a historic gold medal, two for good measure, at the 2018 Commonwealth...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Succession planning is the name of the game at the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA). Since 2016, the JCA has seen an increase in the number of coaches with Level 3 qualification or better move from three to thirteen, with ten coaches matriculating...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC):Shai Hope and Kieran Powell struck half-centuries on the opening day of the two-day tour match here yesterday as the Windies geared up for next week's first Test against Bangladesh.Opting to bat first against a...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) director Romeo Monteith has appealed to the Government to assist the body in securing a permanent ground for the sport.Monteith, who is also the national senior men's team's head coach, oversaw the Reggae...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chevany Willis was Portmore United's unlikely goalscoring hero as the defending Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions came from behind to beat Dunbeholden 3-2 in a St Catherine derby at the Royal Lakes Complex in Spanish Town yesterday.The...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Money, it is said, is the source of all evil. In some situations, however, and especially to some people, money is also the source of success, and happiness.In West Indies cricket, money, and plenty of it, seems to be the way back to the top of...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMTony Becca

Some of the greatest or most successful visionaries in sport throughout the world were not successful players in their young days and definitely not great players.They were, however, players of a reasonable standard, young men who loved the game...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOSTON (AP):Kyrie Irving had 11 straight Boston points down the stretch and scored 17 in all in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter.Then in overtime, he really turned it on.The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period,...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MILAN (AP):No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem.Portugal drew 0-0 with Italy yesterday to pick up the point they needed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals and confirm them as hosts of the first Final Four in June.Ronaldo is taking a break...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):After pulling off one of the biggest wins of his career, Alexander Zverev was left apologising for an unforced error he didn't make.Zverev denied Roger Federer a shot at a 100th career title by beating the Swiss great 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

A determined Anthony Nunes, for the second consecutive racemeet, notched a double to reduce Wayne DaCosta's lead to pre-Superstakes level, a $2.8 million deficit, wiping out the bankroll SHE'S A MANEATER brought in for the champion trainer with her...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Olympian Dr Gregory Haughton says that a great deal of emphasis should be placed on mental training for the country's track and field athletes if the nation wants to maintain its dominance in the sport.Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner after giving the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

The Royal Lakes Complex should be rocking this afternoon when home team Dunbeholden host defending champions Portmore United in a St Catherine derby in one of five matches on today in the final game of round one.Dunbeholden, one of two promoted...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Rugby League Association (JRLA) Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith said it is a great feeling seeing years of hard work pay off with the senior men's national team after it qualified for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.The JRLA had...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 11:23 PM

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC - Hayley Matthews burst to life in a special Player-of-the-Match performance as West Indies romped into the semi-finals of the ICC Women's Twenty20 World Cup with a crushing 83-run victory over Sri Lanka here Friday night....

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 9:13 PM

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz  clipped Suriname 2-1 on Saturday night in Montego Bay to register a third consecutive win in the CONCACAF Nations League. All the goals came in the first half.  Cory Burke scored his fourth...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 6:00 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaica's Reggae Warriors have defeated the USA Hawks 16-10 to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup.Led by tries from Joel Farrell and Jacob Ogden, the Romeo Monteith coached Reggae Warriors led the Hawks 16-10 at the half. The second half saw...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:40 AMLivingston Scott

Hydel's coach Corey Bennett dedicated the school's first ISSA schoolboy football title to his mother and principal of the 25 year-old institution, Hyacinth Bennett. After a 2-0 victory over Excelsior in the Walker Cup final at Stadium East...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This week, I did a guest lecture on 'Corruption in Sport' for my good friend, lecturer Kemesha Kelly; and it jogged my mind to a presentation I attended as an undergrad on the same topic area - the issue then (2001) was corruption and FIFA. The...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For virtually all my life I have been a voracious reader of novels. I may have told the story before of how I took up reading as a child only because I never wanted to do housework, and I found out very early that my mother would not disturb you to...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):Legendary former West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards believes that Desmond Haynes is the right man to succeed Stuart Law as head coach of the regional team.The 62-year-old Haynes has indicated his willingness to take...

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