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Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Last Saturday's Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium lived up to the promotional hype as a spectacle to witness. Not only did the meet achieve a world -leading performance in the Women's Hammer throw, it provided another...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

West Indies cricket legend Jeffrey Dujon says that despite Test cricket's fall in prominence and importance, this format has too much history and tradition for it to die.Dujon was commenting on former New Zealand captain Brendon McCallum's comments...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Flow, a broadcast sponsor of Television Jamaica's (TVJ) live and exclusive broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will partner with the entity to launch a 24-hour channel leading up to and throughout "the greatest show on Earth". The announcement was...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

As she walked through the Marathon Tunnel at the National Stadium for the very last time as a competitior last Saturday, veteran Jamaican sprinter Kerron Stewart had to fight hard to hold back the tears as the reality of her final race on home soil...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Cornwall College standout striker Jourdain Fletcher is said to be recovering in hospital after being involved in a car crash in Negril, Westmoreland, yesterday.According to Jamaica senior men's football team manager, Roy Simpson, he spoke...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The fact that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is even considering discussing and has gone as far as to discuss a proposal to banish the traditional spinning of the toss at the start of Test matches, shows how despondent and desperate things...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Former Holmwood Technical High School star Nicolee Foster hurdled her way to two wins at the Junior College National Championships in Kansas on the weekend. The diminutive Foster was one of seven Jamaicans to win individual titles. That sextet...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In form, Anastasia Le-Roy continued her fine 2018 season yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts, with a breakthrough run over 200m. Le-Roy, the Commonwealth Games 400m runner-up, showed impressive sprint speed to win at half the distance in a personal...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Next month's tour of the Caribbean by Sri Lanka could be reduced to two Tests, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said.The tour is currently scheduled to be three Tests, but SLC Chief Executive Officer Ashley de Silva said a Test...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROME (AP):Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open.Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too.Nadal came out on top in a match-up of this year's top two clay-court players yesterday, beating...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In the current topsy-turvy environment of world athletics since sprinting legend Usain Bolt retired from the sport, schoolboy Christopher Taylor reminded everyone that Jamaica is still the place to look for track and field's greatest as he defeated...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Netball Jamaica Director, Wayne Lewis said the president, Paula Daley-Morris, and the board are hoping for a quick resolution to the resignation of Sunshine Girls coach Sasher-Gaye Henry.Although the next meeting between the president and coach is...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of the busiest and hardest-working ministers of sports that I have seen in action is Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange.Saddled with the burden of the title of minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, Ms Grange has been performing...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP):It was a day of celebration but also of tears as Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon played his last match for the Bianconeri after 17 years at the club.Juventus beat already-relegated Hellas Verona 2-1 in the final round of Serie A...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Eden Hazard ensured that Chelsea's lacklustre season ended on a high note by securing the FA Cup in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the final yesterday.Days after raising doubts about his Chelsea future, Hazard netted from the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey

Communications director of Netball Jamaica (NJ) Wayne Lewis has revealed that former co-coach of the national senior netball team Sasher-Gaye Henry has indicated a willingness to withdraw her resignation letter following a face-to-face meeting with...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Where netball Jamaica is concerned, it seems that the more things change, the more they remain the same.In what is now appearing to be a disturbing trend, there is another case of a national coach having serious differences with the hierarchy of the...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Two football experts believe that local players could benefit enormously if Jamaica-born footballer Leon Bailey moves to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the off season.The German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made a £60 million pounds...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAinsley Walters

MR UNIVERSE yesterday served warning on the country's top sprinters, posting a fast 58.1 to win the 1000-metre straight G.A. 'Sarge' Bucknor Memorial in convincing fashion.The speedy four-year-old colt made all the running in mid-track from...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BALTIMORE (AP):Justify endured the most difficult race of his career and came away a step closer to becoming trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.The heavy 2-5 favourite jumped out to the lead, surrendered it briefly to...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Mother's Day 2018 will forever be etched in the mind of Andre Douglas, the former Jamaica College jumper who is a freshman at the University of Texas, San Antonio.The day will stand out more than any other because it was the first Mother's Day that...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

There will be a strong contingent from Jamaica at this weekend's Adidas Boost meet in Boston.Commonwealth Games silver medallists Hansle Parchment and Danielle Williams will take their places in stacked sprint hurdles fields. The 2011 World 100...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 9:03 PMAkino Ming

After cruising to comfortable win in the 400m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) on Saturday night at  the National Stadium,  Commonwealth Games champion, Janieve Russell, says she will be going after the ...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA) vice-president Dwight Clarke says that the association is still seeking U$40,000 for airfare to travel to the country's first ever Lacrosse World Cup appearance in Netanya, Israel from June 12 to July 21.Clarke...

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