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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

February is celebrated as Black History Month. It is a month in which we recognise great black people who have toiled to level the social playing field so that blacks can have equality.However, some opt to utilise various chemical means to make...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

A number of spectators have expressed disappointment at Calabar's last-minute withdrawal from the Gibson McCook Relays, held at the National Stadium yesterday.On Thursday evening, the manager of Calabar's track team informed the meet organisers that...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright

Portmore United are sitting pretty at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League table with a lead of 12 points and six matches to go. With that lead, their form and the composition of their squad, it seems improbable that any team will catch them,...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In 1988 and 1989, some 19 years or so after their first and only triumph under Easton McMorris in 1969, Jamaica won their second and third regional four-day titles, and they won it in style.Powered by an attack led by Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

St John's Antigua:Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron says that there are a couple of challenges to the education system in Jamaica that are hampering the full exposure of youngsters to the sport.He said that one of the main...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

In the absence of sprinting powerhouse Calabar High School, Jamaica College (JC) provided the fireworks in the sprint relays at the 42nd staging of the Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium yesterdayJC won two out of the four 4x100m boys...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

WILSON and BAND OF GOLD yesterday scored upset victories in the Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes, upstaging trainer Patrick Lynch's pair of DRONE STRIKE and DISABILITY CHARM in the 1200-metre events for three-year-olds.Richard Azan's WILSON broke...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP):Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice to lead Barcelona and Real Madrid to comfortable wins in the Spanish league yesterday.While Luis Suarez netted a hat-trick for Barcelona, Messi scored two superb goals to...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming and Hubert Lawrence

The non-issuance of a requested visa letter from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is at the centre of Omar McLeod's withdrawal from Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships, it has been revealed.McLeod was...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 4:21 PMHubert Lawrence

CLAUDE BRYAN, agent of hurdler supreme Omar McLeod, has indicated that the hurdler's non-participation at next week's IAAF World Indoor Championship relates to a matter that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) was aware...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:11 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC:Captain Jason Holder says West Indies will be taking nothing for granted during the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifiers, despite entering as the highest-ranked side.The Caribbean side, two-time former World champions, are the...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The Gibson McCook Relays, the Caribbean region's leading one-day relay carnival, , gets under way at 9 a.m. today at the National Stadium with the preliminary round of the high school boys 4x400 metres and will close at 9:24 p.m. with the...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarc Stamp/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) has pumped $8 million in a Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) programme designed to achieve a historic qualification to the 2020 Olympic Games football in Tokyo, Japan.The JFF and JOA have formed a partnership...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Rusea's High, a school better known for its exploits in football, has been turning heads in track and field recently. After their back-to-back wins at the Western Championships, the Hanover-based school, is now looking to make its mark on the...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Former champions Los Perfectos showed they have settled since making it back to the Manchester Major League last season, by swamping experienced contenders Comfort 7-0 last weekend.Los Perfectos have...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBAI, UAE (CMC):All-rounder Andre Russell has praised Indian Premier League franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders, for providing the assurances which kept him focused during his one-year ban from the sport.The Jamaican returned to competitive cricket...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

TRAINER Patrick Lynch's chances of taking the double in this afternoon's Sir Howard and Hot Line Stakes have gained traction in the last 24 hours with reports that Anthony Nunes' FASHIONISTA is on the watch list after sustaining an injury.Lynch's...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

St JOHN'S, Antigua:The Windward Volcanoes stand in the way of Barbados Pride's retention of their Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super50 title, when they meet at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here in St John's this afternoon.Pride captain Kraigg...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Robinson, principal of Jamaica College (JC), has expressed his gratitude to the Ashenheim family after they donated an eight-lane synthetic track, which is now under construction at the school's Old Hope Road base.Robinson told The Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment/ Sports News Coordinator

St JOHN'S, Antigua:ICC Women's World T20 (Twenty20) Cup director Jennifer Nero said yesterday that the West Indies' hosting of the event will hopefully allow the region to achieve sustainable development through gender balanced sports programmes....

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's 30-member team to the IAAF World Indoor Championships has been jolted by the withdrawal of defending 60 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod.News about McLeod's withdrawal came from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 9:49 PM

Track and field fans will have to wait for the finals  of the Digicel Series at the G.C. Foster Classics on March 10 or the ISSA Boys and Girls' Championships two weeks later to see the Calabar High's record...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 4:17 PM

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP): A second Russian athlete failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 3:50 PMHubert Lawrence

Omar McLeod won't be in Birmingham to defend his 60 metre hurdles title at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. That's the word from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).  The hurdler supreme's withdrawal was...

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