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Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:47 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

With some of the region’s top nations expected to field weakened teams at this year’s Concacaf Gold Cup tournament, local football insiders, while pointing out a possible advantage for Jamaica, are warning Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore Whitmore...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:41 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

In January, newly elected Jamaica Weightlifting Federation (JWF) president, Mark Broomfield, relaunched the association and declared that his short-term objective is to re-establish the sport locally and restore the country’s prominence regionally...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After meeting the Olympics ‘B’ qualifying standard for the 200m medley recently, national swimmer Keanan Dols jumped ahead of Michael Gunning for the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) allocated spot at the Tokyo Olympics in July. Dols clocked 2:...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 10:44 PMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The not-so unthinkable happened last week as Portmore United and Waterhouse Football Club were ‘forced’ to pull out of the 2021 FLOW Concacaf Caribbean Club Championships (FCCC) because their teams were not prepared for the effort. Now...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Referees Department head Victor Stewart says that despite no activity in local football for over a year, Jamaican referees are continuing to make what he describes as “great strides” internationally. Referees...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz defender Damion Lowe credited head coach, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, for helping to bring an end to the impasse between the players and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) hierarchy in their contract negotiations. "Over the past...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Urban Knights manager Gordon Porter says basketball has suffered more than most sports during the COVID-19 pandemic as it is not only seeing a decline in the technical abilities of players, but also in the participation of individuals and clubs....

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:24 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Stakeholders are laying the blame at the Government’s feet after top local clubs Waterhouse FC and Portmore United were forced to pull out of the 2021 FLOW Concacaf Caribbean Club Championships (FCCC), due to a lack of preparation as a result of...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:21 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) involvement in beach soccer appears to have come to an end, after the association withdrew from the Concacaf Championship, set for May 21-23 in Costa Rica. JFF General Secretary Dalton Wint pointed out that...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 8:53 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Williams, chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL), said they have decided continue their efforts to secure approval for the return of top-flight football in Jamaica this season, after a meeting of its members on...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The members of Professional Jamaica Football Limited (PFJL) will gather this evening for a crucial meeting to determine the way forward for the Jamaica Premier League, as the island’s top football competition continues to face uncertainty due to...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gymnastics Association’s (JGA) cry for support in acquiring much-needed equipment for its young gymnasts has not been gathering the momentum President Nicole Grant-Brown would have desired as yet. However, with 60 days to go before the...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:03 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse Football Club head coach Marcel Gayle has praised Dairy Industries for coming to their rescue for the Easter holidays, after the company contributed Tastee Cheese supplies, valued at over $150,000 to the club at Dairy Industries’...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Veteran Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa said that today’s international friendly against the USA is an opportunity for the many new faces in the Reggae Boyz squad to impress and stake a claim for positions. The Reggae Boyz square-off against the...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:14 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore was left with a positive first impression of the new England-based players in the squad, after the team’s first training session in Vienna, Austria, yesterday. The Jamaicans will play the United...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:29 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary Dalton Wint says that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has hired an overseas-based physiotherapist and physical trainer, Andrew Clement, for the Reggae Boyz’s international friendly match against the United States in Austria...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:19 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Martin Lyn, says although the doubts surrounding the Carifta Games in March and the CCCAN Swimming Championships in July is a big setback to getting junior athletes re-engaged into...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

General Secretary of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Dwayne Dillon, confirmed that the organisation is looking to reclaim its dual parish status and will be submitting this resolution, which was passed at its recent annual...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The father-son court battle between Craig and Kyle Butler will get one last chance at mediation in an effort to avoid going to trial. The pair tried to settle their differences through mediation, following their last court date on January 11. The...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Despite no international competition for over a year, Jamaica’s premier diver, Yona Knight-Wisdom, said he is fully prepared for the FINA Diving World Cup in Tokyo, Japan, an Olympic-qualifying event, from April 18 to 23. Though the 25-year-old...

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

Jamaica Boxing Board General Secretary Leroy Brown says ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler was one of the biggest boxing inspirations among local boxers throughout the 1980s. Hagler, who was the World Middleweight Boxing champion from 1980 to 1987, passed...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is likely to have a new General Secretary, following the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August. The body is looking to employ a paid General Secretary/CEO to focus on managing...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:29 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Well-known football manager Craig Butler estimates that it is going to cost approximately $120 million to build a state-of-the-art facility, which will also be the headquarters of the Leon Bailey Dare to Care Foundation, which was launched...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:27 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae Girlz Head Coach Hubert Busby Jr says strengthening the philosophy they have been trying to implement and getting everyone on the same page will be the most important element when the team travels to the northern autonomous Basque region of...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 11:24 PMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The spread of COVID-19 put paid to sports in Jamaica, but unlike something like track and field, where an athlete can train, a team sport like football has suffered even more. For a team like Waterhouse, this poses problems of a regional scale that...

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