Don’t expect too much from Windies at World Cup

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

The West Indies team will go into World Cup 50-overs-a-side battle in England and Wales in a matter of weeks. It is widely discussed among the sport’s adoring fans,as to what will be its chances of notching a third title, 40 years after its last in…

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Resting champions - Warriors get another long break before NBA Finals

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have got used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They’ve also got used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long…

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F1 great Niki Lauda dies at 70

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

BERLIN (AP): Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70. Lauda’s family issued a…

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IPL will help WI players – Grave

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket West Indies (CWI) says it does not anticipate any disruption to the squad’s preparation for the ICC World Cup due to the scheduled late arrival of key players from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Seven players,…

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National champion racing against time

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

Jahnoy Thompson, last year’s national men’s 200-metre champion, is racing against time. Slowed by a foot injury, the 6’ 2” sprinter is just getting back into the training groove he feels he needs to retain his title. Speaking recently, Thompson…

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Archer up for World Cup challenge

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

LONDON (CMC): Newly minted England fast bowler, Jofra Archer, believes he is well prepared for the challenges of the ICC World Cup despite his lack of experience in one-day Internationals (ODI). The Barbadian, who qualifies for England through his…

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BCIC swings for junior golfers

Gleaner on May 22nd, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

The third staging of the PGA Latinoamérica BMW Jamaica Classic closed with an exciting finish from American Evan Harmeling, who secured the first place trophy and a cheque for US$31,500 on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in…

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High hopes - JFF, Grange confident of Reggae Girlz advancing from World Cup Group C

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

Jamaica senior women’s football team head coach Hue Menzies says he is very confident that the Reggae Girlz will make it into the second round of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The Reggae Girlz, who will be making their debut at the…

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The ‘Alpha Factor’ - Jamaica gymnastics lands partnership with American apparel company

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA) president Nicole Grant says the body has signed a deal with an overseas apparel company to provide gear for the national teams over the next two years. Grant, who made the announcement at a press…

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Paul Wright | Reggae Girlz need more support

Gleaner on May 21st, 2019 | File Under Sport News -

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next month. This feat is a first for a small Caribbean island and a first in the history of women’s football. Some fans think that this is a monumental…

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