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Published:Sunday | August 7, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S HEAD coach Connie Francis says her Sunshine Girls will leave everything on court when they go up against Australia in today’s final of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The Sunshine Girls, who won the bronze four years ago...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

ELAINE WALKER-BROWN, chairman of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) women’s committee has called the murder of promising female footballer player Jedine Carr a massive blow to the country’s female football programmes. Carr was shot and killed...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2022 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN COACHES Bertland Cameron and Davian Clarke said they are hugely disappointed with the poor performances of the country’s male quarter-milers this season. The Jamaican quarter-milers have been very poor this season, with only freshly minted...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

OUTSIDE OF a long-awaited return to his best form, nobody understood the reason former World 100-metre champion Yohan Blake was so full of emotion after winning the men’s 100-metre title at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

FORMER CAPTAIN Simone Forbes and veteran local coach Sylvester Campbell believe that the Sunshine Girls will have to be very disciplined and mentally tough in order to secure a medal at next month’s Commonwealth Games. Netball Jamaica (NJ) has...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

CHIEF STARTER at this year’s Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) Senior National Championships, Ludlow Watts, says the organisation will be employing the best starting equipment available for this week’s start at the National...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

REGGAE BOYZ striker Shamar Nicholson says he is determined to break his scoring drought for the national side against Mexico when both teams meet in their Nations League encounter on Tuesday at the National Stadium. Nicholson, who has scored 10...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2022 | 12:16 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

NETBALL JAMAICA (NJ) received a massive boost for its Centre Pass programme after Australian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Bruce Lendon, handed over a cheque of AUD20,000 (or J$1.9 million) to assist with covering the expenses of high-performance...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 1:05 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

THE SUNDAY Gleaner has been reliably informed that Burnley’s women’s coach, Jonathan Morgan, and former national assistant coach Lorne Donaldson, are the front runners for the Reggae Girlz head coaching job. A source inside the Jamaica Football...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

WITH TWO goal attack spots for the taking on Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls 12-member team to this year’s Commonwealth Games, Rebekah Robinson and Amanda Pinkney are feeling very confident. The Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, England, from...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:14 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

HAVING WATCHED his charge finish a disappointing eighth at the 2021 World Under-20 Championships, Julian Robinson, coach of national junior thrower Kobe Lawrence, is eyeing a podium finish at this year’s event. The World Under-20 Championships...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

JAMAICAN QUARTER-MILER Javon Francis continues his good form this season after clocking a season’s best time for second place at the Felix Sanchez Invitational in the Dominican Republic yesterday. Francis, who recently recovered from a groin...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

IN A show of respect to the late Chris Armond, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), yesterday raised a black flag to half mast in the infield at Caymanas Park in Gregory Park, St Catherine. Armond, whose booming voice as a...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

OLYMPIAN AND veteran coach Bertland Cameron says his teenage quarter-miler, Gregory Prince, has nothing to fear when he goes up against the senior athletes at this year’s National Championships slated for the National Stadium from June 23-26....

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

DESPITE RUNNING in adverse weather conditions at the East Coast International Track and Field Championships, Jamaica’s top junior sprinters Bryan Levell and Brianna Lyston still managed to brush aside their opponents to win the boys’ and girls’ 100...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia: Kingston College’s (KC) head coach Leaford Grant has described his team victory in the 4x400m relay at the Penn Relays inside the Franklin Field stadium yesterday as “icing on the cake”. KC turned in a spectacular...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

After recovering from a series of injuries this season, 2016 Olympic and 2017 World 110-metre hurdles gold medallist Omar McLeod said he is taking a much smarter approach to the season this year, as he seeks to regain the world title in Eugene,...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

COREY BENNETT, head coach of Hydel High School, says the institution’s sprint star Brianna Lyston will not be rushed into the professional ranks. Lyston is having a phenomenal season, smashing the 200m record at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

SUPREME VENTURES Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) activated a new well at Caymanas Park just in time for the start of Jamaica’s dry season. Aldane Anderson, manager of racetrack operations at SVREL, said the new well will greatly assist...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s middle distance star J’Voughnn Blake has set his sights on capturing his second gold medal at the Carifta Games when he competes in the semifinals of the 800 metres at the National Stadium today. Blake, who has been struggling with a...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

DANIELLE NOBLE says her execution was the factor which led to her capturing the first gold medal of her career for Jamaica at the Carifta Games at the National Stadium yesterday. The 14-year-old Noble won the girls’ under-17 high jump with a new...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:15 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

“I AM a little tired of silver.” Those are the words of Wolmer’s Girls’ Malaika Cunningham, who had to settle for second place in the girls’ Class One high jump event at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 400m hurdles bronze medallist Rushell Clayton is happily getting on with the business of getting ready for this year’s World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, after what has been a long injury lay-off. Clayton made her first...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:13 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) says it will be ratcheting up testing at this year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, which will be held at the National Stadium from Tuesday. JADCO had scaled down the testing of the...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMRobert Bailey - Gleaner Writer

PRESIDENT OF the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Keith Wellington says tickets for this year’s highly anticipated GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships have been going extremely well. The five-day championships, from April 5...

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