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Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Plans are currently in the pipelines to ensure that the legacy of former Harbour View and national senior team striker, Luton Shelton, stays alive, said wife Bobbette Shelton. The widowed Shelton, speaking to The Gleaner at yesterday’s final...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Shahiede Patterson will venture into unknown territory when he travels to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Olympic rowing qualifiers, which begins on March 4. Patterson, who will compete in the men’s heavyweight single-scull event over three days,...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Tennis Jamaica (TJ) President John Azar says discussions with the Government on the resumption of the sport are progressing well, and he is optimistic competitions could return in March. Azar says that TJ has covered all its bases and is now...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Several parish federation presidents are up in arms over a proposal by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) that speaks to adjustments in the number of voting delegates, arguing that the document does not reflect agreed terms. President of the St...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Experienced coach Donovan Duckie will lead Vere United into the next Jamaica Premier League football season. The information was yesterday confirmed by the club’s owner, Lothian Cousins, who also predicted that the coach will take the struggling...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 4:54 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Olympics 400 metres hurdles silver medallist Danny McFarlane says many of the nation’s current athletes do not possess the mental fortitude to be ultra-competitive and successful at the professional level. The 49-year-old, who was known for his...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

General Manager Lorna Gooden says Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment expects the new digital display board to become a source of revenue when installed at Caymanas Park. Although she would not go into details, Gooden Said that Supreme...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Danny McFarlane said he would not be willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine to compete at the Olympic Games or otherwise unless the drugs are researched thoroughly. McFarlane, who works in the medical field as a behaviour specialist in the...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:31 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Olympian Danny McFarlane said there is a great need for fresh blood and former athletes in the executive of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). McFarlane, the 2004 Olympic Games 400m hurdles silver medallist, said Garth Gayle...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:55 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite a monthly bill of almost $500,000, President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn said his administration is rethinking plans to close the country’s main aquatics facility in spite of the financial constraints...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:49 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Managing Director of the Sport Development Foundation (SDF), Denzil Wilks, says documentaion for the new veteran athletes’ assistance programme, which Sport Minister Olivia Grange recently ordered the foundation to establish, should be ready for...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior men’s football team assistant coach, Bradley Stewart, said the cease and desist order placed on the Reggae Boyz’s training camp by the Government on Friday has put a further dent in the ambitions of local players with...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Departing Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) President Godfrey Lothian says he leaves behind what he describes as a solid foundation for Andrew Lue and his administration to build on. Lothian, who led table tennis for the last seven years,...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Table Tennis Association presidential candidate Andrew Lue heads into this Saturday’s controversial annual general meeting (AGM) and election of officers confident of victory, but warned his supporters that there are no guarantees of...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Miami FC technical director and head coach Paul Dalglish says the club’s recent signings, Lamar Walker and Jahshaun Anglin, are outstanding talent that can develop and ‘flourish’ within the club’s environment. The United Soccer League (USL) club...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With the leadership conflict within the Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) continuing to deepen, Karen Sinclair-Lym, the first person to challenge Godfrey Lothian’s leadership of the organisation, is warning that it will take a lot of effort...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After an injury-stricken season in the Costa Rican premier division with A.D. Municipal Pérez Zeledón, former Reno ace, Craig Foster, is looking to rediscover his best form with El Salvadoran outfit Chalatenango, after his recent return. Foster...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former West Indies cricketer Nehemiah Perry says he did not change his mind about challenging for the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) presidency out of apprehension. Perry said late last year that he was considering contesting the top post...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Reno FC captain Alburn Facey says he is impressed with the recent steps the Jamaica Premier League has taken towards professionalisation. Facey, who also represented Sandals South Coast in the League three years ago, has recently joined the...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans were left in shock yesterday with news of the passing of former Reggae Boy Luton Shelton. Shelton, 35, died at home after ailing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2017. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Cavalier and Harbour View midfielder Andrew Williams, not to be confused with Andy ‘Bomber’ Williams, passed away on Monday after a long illness. Williams was an influential player throughout the 1990s, and also represented Jamaica on...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Wayne Shaw, said the football fraternity has lost a mentor and father figure with the passing of Constant Spring Football Club founder Maurice ‘Danny’ Lyn, who passed away...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Two separate Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) annual general meetings (AGM) were set on Saturday, following separate special general meetings (SGM) by rival fractions, led by incumbent Godfrey Lothian and challenger Andrew Lue. While Lothian...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:13 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

A number of sporting associations are of the view that the move by the Government to initiate dialogue with them for the return of sports means that they are a step closer to that reality. Sports have been halted for nearly a year because of the...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation Technical Committee Chairman Rudolph Speid is anticipating that a number of lower-league clubs will become defunct when football restarts. Speid says that financial difficulties will cause personnel at these amateur...

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