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Williams beats Sharapova to win Australian Open title

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams clinched her 19th grand slam title with a 6-3 7-6(5) victory over Maria Sharapova in the final of the Australian Open today .

Kallicharran ready to give back to Guyana’s cricket

Kallicharran ready to give back to Guyana’s cricket

Former Guyana and West Indies batting legend Alvin Kallicharran yesterday urged the government, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and cricketers to go back to the grassroots level in order to revamp the sport in the country adding that they must concentrate on developing Guyana’s cricket .

Johnson to skipper Jaguars for final round matches

Johnson to skipper Jaguars for final round matches

Leon Johnson, the West Indies Test and One Day International batsman will resume his role as captain of the Guyana Jaguars for the final three matches of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day tournament .

Bravo quits Tests after  four years in wilderness

Bravo quits Tests after four years in wilderness

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket, after four years in the wilderness and just weeks after being sacked from the one-day squad .

Rain prevents play on second day of Guyana Jaguars practice match

Rain prevents play on second day of Guyana Jaguars practice match

Persistent showers washed out day two of the Guyana Jaguars three-day practice match at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground (GCC) yesterday .

GOA commences preparations for Pan Am, Youth Commonwealth Games

—Wiltshire named Chef-de-mission for Brazil 2016 Olympic Games

The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) has commenced preparations for the Pan Am Games in Canada and the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa .

Add another knockout victory to Lennox ‘2 Sharpe’ Allen’s record  

The New York based light heavyweight prospect kicked off his 2015 campaign in familiar fashion on Thursday night, stopping Kojo Issah via a second round TKO at the BB King Blues Club and Grill, NY, NY .

Pouderoyen Shostoppers maintain unbeaten run

Pouderoyen Shostoppers maintain unbeaten run

Uitvlugt sealed their berth in the quarterfinal round, edging arch-rivals Den Amstel 1-0 when the group stage of the inaugural Guinness of the Streets West Demerara edition concluded on Thursday at the Vergenoegen Tarmac .

Four matches to kick off third Milo/Petra U20 schools football tourney

The third annual Milo/Petra Organization Secondary Schools U20 football tourney will officially kick off today at the Ministry of Education ground with four fixtures .

Djokovic beats Wawrinka, into  fifth Australian Open final

Djokovic beats Wawrinka, into fifth Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic once again stood tall at the Australian Open as he reached his fourth final in the past five years with another five-set victory over Stan Wawrinka, the man who dumped him out of Melbourne Park last year .

Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

Williams bids to continue tyranny of Sharapova

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - One of the few players with the game to trouble Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova’s decade-long losing streak to the American great is one of the more curious anomalies in women’s tennis .

Windies arrive for World Cup campaign

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here yesterday to begin preparation for the 2015 Cricket World Cup .

Browne leads tributes for Sir Viv’s mother

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Tributes have poured in for the mother of National Hero Sir Vivian Richards, Grathel Richards, who died early Thursday at age 91 .

Memphis stop Denver Nuggets

(The Sports Xchange) - - - -Zach Randolph posted his 11th consecutive double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets .

Windies coach Williams takes charge of Zouks

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Current West Indies coach Stuart Williams will be in charge of St Lucia Zouks for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League .

Dwayne Bravo quits Tests after four years in wilderness

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket, after four years in the wilderness and just weeks after being sacked from the one-day squad .

Miller to replace Narine for World Cup

Miller to replace Narine for World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Seasoned left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has been named to replace Sunil Narine in the West Indies World Cup squad .

Golden Jaguars primed  for Barbados encounter

Golden Jaguars primed for Barbados encounter

The Golden Jaguars are set to depart local shores today for the Land of the Flying Fish to oppose Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rival Barbados in an international friendly scheduled to be contested on Sunday February 1st .

Fit Fudadin available to  boost Guyana’s title hopes

Fit Fudadin available to boost Guyana’s title hopes

…contends for West Indies spot

Assad Fudadin, the Guyana and West Indies batsman says he is physically fit again after recovering from a broken finger and plans to use this final leg of the Professional Cricket lLague (PCL) 4-day tournament to score runs and help his country win the title as well as bat himself again into contention for the West Indies .

Petra donates footballs to Milo u-20 schools

Petra donates footballs to Milo u-20 schools

In an effort to aid in preparations for the Milo u-20 tourney, event coordinators Petra Organization donated two practice balls each to the participating schools yesterday at a presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Education ground .

Murray answers coaching questions by reaching final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - With all the off-court chatter focusing on the influence of his ex-coach and present coach, Andy Murray sent out an emphatic message by reaching his fourth Australian Open final yesterday .

Clarke back to prove fitness for World Cup

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to club cricket this weekend as he continues his bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket Australia said yesterday .

‘Surprised’ Serena sets up dream Sharapova final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Serena Williams overcame feisty teenage challenger Madison Keys to set up a dream Australian Open final with Maria Sharapova yesterday but seemed to be the only person surprised she had made it that far .

Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win

Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win

(Reuters) - Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington yesterday .

Alonso ready to write a new chapter at McLaren

LONDON, (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso said he was ready to write a fresh chapter at McLaren as his new Formula One team unveiled their 2015 car yesterday at the start of a new era with engine partners Honda .

Hewitt flags retirement after next Australian Open

 MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Two-time grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt has flagged his retirement after a record 20th campaign at his home Australian Open next year .

Barbados using Guyana friendly to assess football squad

Barbados using Guyana friendly to assess football squad

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados’ international friendly against Guyana on Sunday here is being used as a gauge by the Barbados Football Association, ahead of crucial upcoming assignments for the national team .

Amir vows to return a reformed player after reprieve

Amir vows to return a reformed player after reprieve

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir vowed to put behind a spot-fixing scandal and return as a reformed player after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave him an early reprieve yesterday for a return to domestic cricket .

Portugal quick to back Figo’s FIFA campaign

Portugal quick to back Figo’s FIFA campaign

LISBON, (Reuters) - Luis Figo’s decision to enter FIFA’s presidential election has received a positive reaction in his native Portugal even though he faces a seemingly impossible task to unseat incumbent Sepp Blatter in May .

Super Over’ returns for World Cup final

(Reuters) - A ‘Super Over’ will be used to determine the winner of this year’s World Cup if the final ends in a tie, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed yesterday .

West Indies fined for slow over-rate in final ODI against South Africa

(ICC) West Indies has been fined for a minimum over-rate breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa in Centurion on Wednesday .

Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win

(Reuters) - Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington today .

Windies end series of misery on losing note

Windies end series of misery on losing note

CENTURION, South Africa, Jan 28, CMC – West Indies ended their tour of South Africa on the same miserable note on which they started, slumping to a deflating 131-run defeat in the fifth and final One-Day International here Wednesday .

Golden Jaguars Team for B/dos Friendly selected

Golden Jaguars Team for B/dos Friendly selected

Guyana’s final roster for the impending away international friendly on February 1st against Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rival Barbados in the Land of the Flying Fish has been named .

Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up ‘The Djoker v The Man 3 .

Pole vault legend Bubka to run for top IAAF job

BERLIN, (Reuters) - Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced yesterday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport’s greats .

K&S, GFF express condolences on Henry’s passing

The Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Normalization Committee yesterday expressed condolences on the passing of former GFF treasurer Aubrey Henry .



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