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Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:45 AMOrville Higgins/Gleaner Writer

The ball dominated the bat on yesterday’s opening day of the Regional Four-day game between the Jamaica Scorpions and the Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park. At close of play the Jaguars held the slight advantage, with the Scorpions reaching 108 for...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:44 AM

Boys’ Town and Browns Town’s top-of-the-table clash will highlight the Magnum KSAFA Super League double-header at Constant Spring Complex today beginning at 8:30 p.m. Both teams have seven points after winning two and drawing one match in their...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:44 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Organising committee for the Gibson McCook Relays, Professor Rainford Wilks, says that all is set for tomorrow’s 43rd staging of the event to be held at the National Stadium. Preparation for tomorrow’s meet kicked off on Wednesday...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:42 AM

This week, I sparked a heated discussion in the SportsMax office as I threw out the question of who are the top high-school athletes over the past 30 years. The criteria were simple. Who dominated, delighted, and brought glory to their institution...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:41 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

Hit by the twin blows of the cancellation of the Wray...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:41 AMElton Tucker/ Assistant Editor - Sports

BRANDY has lost to two vastly improved horses in her last two runs and should return to winning ways in the opening race of tomorrow’s Sunrise-Six at Caymanas Park. On December 29 last year, the Wayne DaCosta-trained four-year-old filly was fifth...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:40 AM

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC): Former Cabinet minister and West Indies team manager, Ricky Skerritt, has formally launched his bid to unseat Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, at next month’s elections in Jamaica. The 62-year-old will be...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:39 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC): Captain Jason Holder has defended his side’s bowling performance in Wednesday’s opening One-Day International (ODI), after they failed to defend a venue-record 360 at Kensington Oval. At no time did England’s batsmen...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:34 AM

The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has ratified the return of all members of the executive. The decision was taken at the association’s annual general meeting, held on Wednesday, February 20, at the Hotel Four Seasons in Kingston. As...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

International cycling coach, Australian Donna Rae-Szalinski, says that Jamaica must look to build a cycling culture if the country wants to become successful in the sport. Rae-Szalinski, who is currently in the island conducting a number of...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Dave Myrie, principal of Kingston College (KC), expressed his delight after Qualcare, through its nutrition shake Intrust, made a presentation of products to the school’s track-and-field programme recently. Danielle Wright, consumer manager of...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Chris Gayle’s 24th one-day hundred went in vain as West Indies paid dearly for a plethora of missed chances in the field, allowing England to complete their highest-ever run chase in One-Day Internationals and win the...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

MADRID (AP) : Atletico Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check yesterday, defeating Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16. Defenders José María Giménez and Diego Godín scored late goals to give Atlético the win in a...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) : Manchester City scored two late goals, including a 90th-minute winner from Raheem Sterling, to beat Schalke 3-2 in the last 16 of the Champions League yesterday on another night when the video assistant referee was a...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:15 AM

As part of British Caribbean Insurance Company’s (BCIC) continued commitment to increasing the participation of and empowering females in sports, the company has provided the Mount Alvernia High School track and field team in Montego Bay with new...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMOrville Higgins/Gleaner Writer

For 23-year-old offspinner Akim Fraser, all is well and right with the world. The former Jamaica College standout has earned his first call-up to the Jamaica Scorpions squad for their regional-four day clash against defending champions the Guyana...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Karume Huie, head coach of promoted Meadforest FC, expressed some amount of contentment that the process of reformation is beginning to take shape, following their 3-1 victory over fellow newcomers Constant Spring in their Zone A Magnum KSAFA Super...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Scorpions coach Robert Haynes said with the Guyana Jaguars boasting seven left-handed batsmen, it was very important to draft newcomer offspinner Akim Fraser into the squad for today’s Regional Four-day match against the competition’s...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:11 AM

President of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletics Association, Professor Victor Lopez, will be a special guest at the 43rd Gibson McCook Relays on Saturday. Professor Lopez assumed the presidency of NACAC in 2013,...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:11 AM

For 18 straight major championships, the world of athletics has met to settle all scores in August. During that run, the track-and-field competition at the Olympic Games or the World Championships might drip over into September. That has made late...

Published:Thursday | February 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Cavalier’s star striker, Alex Marshall, left the island yesterday for a one- month trial stint with top-flight Greek club Aris Thessaloniki. The 20-year-old Marshall, who has seven caps for the national team, has been in good form in the Red...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 6:27 PM

Despite brave batting, which saw veteran run-getter Chris Gayle registering 135 runs off 129 balls, the Windies went down in a six wicket defeat to England in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at the Kensington Oval...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 2:25 PM

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies, opting to bat first, reached 360 for eight off their 50 overs, in the opening One-Day International of the five-match series against England at Kensington Oval here Wednesday. Scores:...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to make the Diamond Mile race more balanced and competitive, Supreme Venture Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has made a number of adjustments to the conditions of the race for 2019. At yesterday’s launch of the event at...

Published:Wednesday | February 20, 2019 | 12:27 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Experienced sports medicine practitioner, Dr Paul Wright, says Jamaican long-distance runner Kemoy Campbell has a 50/50 chance of ­returning to compete at his best again. Olympian Campbell collapsed while competing at the Millrose Games in New...

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