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Steyn rips through Windies, Proteas post huge win

PRETORIA,(Reuters) - Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first test today .

Australia chase down victory in Brisbane

(Reuters) - Australia made a meal of it but successfully chased down 128 for a four-wicket victory and an unassailable 2-0 series lead after dismissing India for 224 on the fourth day of the second test at the Gabba in Brisbane today .

Morgan named England ODI captain, Cook dropped from squad

LONDON, (Reuters) - Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday .

Windies tumbling to defeat after batting collapse

Windies tumbling to defeat after batting collapse

CENTURION, South Africa, CMC – Embattled West Indies were staring at yet another defeat inside five days, after their chronically weak batting imploded again here yesterday, to leave South Africa in complete command of the first Test .

Windies batsmen must do better, says Johnson

Windies batsmen must do better, says Johnson

CENTURION, South Africa, CMC – Rookie left-hander Leon Johnson yesterday lamented the West Indies’ wastefulness, after their batsmen wasted good starts to be knocked over cheaply on the third day of the opening Test against South Africa .

Rugby had a monumental 2014

Rugby had a monumental 2014

— says Emmerson Campbell Guyana’s rugby in 2014 saw a 360 degree turn around from 2013 as the national men’s team’s fortunes became historic and monumental after the team won both the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) 15s and Sevens championships, the former after 43 years .

Flex Night’s victory a  confidence booster for Stoby

Flex Night’s victory a confidence booster for Stoby

Winning and standing atop the podium is what all athletes train for .

Barnwell’s XI defeat Singh’s XI by two wickets in first ODI practice match

 An all-round performance by the Chris Barnwell led XI was enough to overcome the defiant Vishaul Singh XI by two wickets in the first of two one day practice matches played at the Everest Cricket Ground yesterday .

Den Amstel Porknockers face Uitvlugt Warriors for place in final

With places in the finale up for grabs, an exciting semi-final section is expected when the Vitamalt/Aqua Mist sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Knockout Cup continues today at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground .

Hockey team suffers first defeat on T/dad tour

Team Guyana suffered its first loss on their tour of Trinidad and Tobago, going down to the host nation by a 4-1 score line in their final fixture on Thursday .

Hat trick of awards for Albion at GCC awards ceremony

Hat trick of awards for Albion at GCC awards ceremony

Top Berbice club Albion snatched three of the top awards when the Guyana Cricket Board held its annual awards ceremony Thursday night at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion .

Hughes’ tragedy overshadows eventful year

Hughes’ tragedy overshadows eventful year

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Phillip Hughes’s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game .

Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love .

Warriors topple Thunder 114-109

(The Sports Xchange) - - - - - Bulls 103, Knicks 97Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and added seven assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 103-97 points win over the New York Knicks .

Smith, Johnson and tail  give Australia edge

Smith, Johnson and tail give Australia edge

(Reuters) - Skipper Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson a game-changing 88 and Australia’s tail wagged vigorously as the hosts barged their way back into the second test against India on day three in Brisbane yesterday .

Williamson and Henry secure series win for New Zealand

(Reuters) - New Zealand won the series against Pakistan 3-2 after skipper Kane Williamson’s brilliant 97 and Matt Henry’s maiden five-wicket haul secured a comprehensive 68-run victory in the final one-dayer in Abu Dhabi yesterday .

Philander shines as Proteas close in on victory

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening test today .

Permaul, Smartt clinch top cricket awards

Permaul, Smartt clinch top cricket awards

The 2014/15 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Annual Awards ceremony last night saw Veerasammy Permaul bowling his way to the male cricketer of the year award while Tremayne Smartt was named female cricketer of the year for 2014/15 .

Stella Maris girls u-11 football champs

Stella Maris girls u-11 football champs

In front of a large gathering at the Ministry of Education ground yesterday, Stella Maris was crowned the inaugural Health 2000 Guyana Incorporated Girls u-11 champs, upsetting St .

Amla double-ton puts S.Africa  in control before rain

Amla double-ton puts S.Africa in control before rain

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Hashim Amla’s third double-ton for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl’s unbeaten century on debut against West Indies helped the hosts declare on 552 for five before rain brought an early end to day two of the first test yesterday .

GDF ambushes Flamingo FC

Banks Beer Cup

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) maintained their perfect group-D record in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Banks Beer Cup, crushing Flamingo FC by a 6-2 margin on Wednesday at the Camp Ayanganna ground .

Blueberry Hill FC into second round

Upper Demerara football

Blueberry Hill FC punched their ticket to the second round of the GT Beer-sponsored Upper Demerara Football Association knockout tourney, crushing Vasco FC by a 4-1 score line at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground on Wednesday .

Guyana thrashes Trinidad 2-0

Guyana thrashes Trinidad 2-0

Junior men’s hockey team tour

Guyana’s junior men’s hockey team continued their positive showing on their tour of Trinidad and Tobago, defeating a Trinidad national u-19 second selection outfit by a 2-0 score line on Wednesday .

What a difference a year makes for McIlroy

What a difference a year makes for McIlroy

…a look back at 2014

LONDON, (Reuters) - Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great .

Smith and Johnson drive Australia towards India tally

Smith and Johnson drive Australia towards India tally

(Reuters) - Skipper Steve Smith scored a century and Mitchell Johnson a quick-fire 67 as Australia battled their way to 351 for six at lunch after the loss of two early wickets on the third day of the second test against India in Brisbane last night .

Opening events announced for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Opening events announced for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

(ICC) The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will launch in spectacular fashion with opening events in both Melbourne and Christchurch on 12 February 2015 .

FIFA set to vote on publication of Garcia report

MARRAKECH, Morocco, (Reuters) - FIFA’s executive committee began a two-day meeting amid tight security yesterday with members expected to vote on whether to release ethics investigator Michael Garcia’s report into the turbulent bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups .

Dwayne Smith pulls out again from Big Bash

Dwayne Smith pulls out again from Big Bash

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC- West Indies opener Dwayne Smith has pulled out of the Big Bash League for the second consecutive season, again citing personal problems .

Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honours

LONDON, (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) .

Pollard’s Strikers open Big Bash with a bang

ADELAIDE, Australia, , CMC- Kieron Pollard’s Adelaide Strikers scored a big win over Melbourne Stars in the opening match of the Big Bash League here yesterday .

Brazil capitulated under 64 years of expectation

… a look back at 2014

ZURICH, (Reuters) - This year’s World Cup was supposed to mark the moment Brazilian football emerged from the shadow of the 1950 Maracanazo and stamped its authority on the sport by winning a sixth world title on home soil .

Van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks

Van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday .

Santokie disappointed but not worried about IPL release

Santokie disappointed but not worried about IPL release

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Pacer Krishmar Santokie says he is disappointed but not worried that he was released by the Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Mumbai Indians ahead of the next season of the prestigious T20 tournament .

Shoulder injury forces Badree out of Big Bash

Shoulder injury forces Badree out of Big Bash

BRISBANE, Australia, CMC- West Indies legspinner Samuel Badree has been ruled out of the Big Bash League due to a shoulder injury .

West Indies lose Fudadin for South Africa series

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the three-test tour of South Africa after fracturing a finger in fielding practice on Wednesday .

Zimbabwe axe coach eight weeks from World Cup

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Zimbabwe are searching for a new coach just eight weeks before the World Cup after sacking Stephen Mangongo, the country’s cricket board said yesterday .

Safe hands Ashwin happy with no slip ups

(Reuters) - Ravichandran Ashwin believes India still have work to do in the slip catching department but the lanky off-spinner is delighted that the hard work he has put in fine-tuning his technique is paying off .



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