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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Tuesday | August 26, 2008

Flo-Jo records remove glamour from female sprints - Veronica
BEIJING, China (CMC): Reigning Olympic 200-metre champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown, believes female sprinters will continue to play second fiddle to the men until someone gets close to or breaks Florence Griffith-Joyner's world records. Before a capacity crowd...

OAS hails Jamaica on Olympic success

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):The Organisation of American States has hailed Jamaica's superb performance at the Beijing Olympics, which concluded Sunday.In a letter addressed to Jamaica's Prime Minister Bruce Golding, the OAS' secretary general, Jose...

Gayle elated with return to form in Canada

TORONTO, Canada (CMC): West Indies captain Chris Gayle said he was pleased with his return to form following his belligerent century in the final of the Tri-Nation Series on Sunday. The left-handed Gayle, who had gone without a one-day international...

Jamaicans poised for fourth New York title

BROOKLYN, New York (CMC): Defending Caribbean Cup champions, Jamaica, are poised to create history by becoming the first team to win four successive titles when they face St Kitts and Nevis in the 12-team championship Sunday.The New York Reggae Boyz...

Harbour View pleased with preparation

Defending Caribbean club champions Harbour View have expressed satisfaction with preparations so far, ahead of what is expected to be a tough match-up with Mexican Primera Division side, Pumas UNAM, in the CONCACAF Champions League, beginning this week...

Federer leans on US Open after tough year

NEW YORK (AP): His Wimbledon reign and No 1 ranking surrendered, Roger Federer has one trump card left in his competition with Rafael Nadal: Four straight United States Open titles. He believes that counts for something heading into the start of the year's final Grand...

Olympic champs Nadal, Dementieva win

NEW YORK (AP): Olympic champions Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva showed their mettle at the United States Open, overcoming early challenges to win yesterday in the start of what's expected to be a wide-open tournament. Former champs Lindsay Davenport and Svetlana Kuznetsova ...

Khan disappointed with Champions Trophy delay

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):West Indies team manager, Omar Khan, says it is very unfortunate that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to postpone the Champions Trophy in Pakistan. The ICC made the decision Sunday after several cricket...

Bermuda get Digicel Cup boost

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC): Bermuda's national team flew to the Cayman Islands yesterday, buoyed by a confidence-boosting 1-0 win in the United States over Miami FC Blues, ahead of their Digicel Caribbean Cup campaign. An early strike from college utility-man Jason Davis ...

Bolt set to cash in on race fees and gold bars

GENEVA, Switzerland (AP): While Usain Bolt racks up the gold medals in Beijing, European track meet organisers are polishing the gold bars in anticipation of new records by the sport's newest superstar. The 22-year-old Jamaican sprinter is set to compete...

Appeal filed for Martina

BEIJING (AP): The Netherlands Antilles has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to restore Churandy Martina as the third-place finisher in the men's 200 metres, after he was disqualified for stepping out of his lane, the country's national Olympic committee ...

Francis impressed with talent at trials

Connie Francis, coach of Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, said she was impressed with the level of talent displayed at the two national trial matches put on by the Jamaica Netball Association (JNA). The first trial was held on Saturday, August 16, at the Leila Robinson Courts...

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