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Crandon gives squad vote of confidence

Crandon gives squad vote of confidence

Guyana Jaguars Head Coach Esaun Crandon said he is happy with the 14-man team selected and is optimistic about the players giving a good account of themselves during the 2015 NAGICO Regional Super 50 tournament which begins on January 15 in Trinidad & Tobago .

GABA president Singh not seeking reelection

GABA president Singh not seeking reelection

Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) President Michael Singh said he will not be seeking re-election when the entity’s stages its impending election for office bearers .

Shabazz’s appointment a slap in the face for Dover, Thompson

Shabazz’s appointment a slap in the face for Dover, Thompson

Fruta Conquerors’ Secretary Daniel Thomas said Jamaal Shabazz’s impending appointment for his third Golden Jaguars stint is a clear indication that the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) does not believe Wayne `Wiggy’ Dover and Denzil `Hunky Brains’ Thompson are competent enough to spearhead the national programme .

Barnwell, Singh teams square off in first practice match

Barnwell, Singh teams square off in first practice match

The Chris Barnwell-led Guyana Jaguars cricket team will face off against a Vishaul Singh XI in the first of two 50 overs-a-side practice matches organised by the Cricket Guyana Inc .

Seven-zip!

Seven-zip!

-Windies slump to s even straight series defeat against the World number one side South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – West Indies predictably slumped to their seventh straight series loss to South Africa when they went down by eight wickets on the final morning of the third Test at Newlands here yesterday .

Singh not out to prove he is a One Day player

Singh not out to prove he is a One Day player

Regional 50 over debutant, Vishaul “Cheesy” Singh said yesterday that he was not out to prove that he is a One Day player but is rather content on scoring runs for the betterment of the Guyana Jaguars come the start of the 2015 NAGICO Super 50 competition .

Ramdin criticizes Samuels for poor shot which triggered Windies collapse

Ramdin criticizes Samuels for poor shot which triggered Windies collapse

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC- West Indies Captain Denesh Ramdin has described as “uncalled for” the shot played by stylish middle order batsman Marlon Samuels that cost him his wicket in the second innings of the third test against South Africa which ended yesterday .

Warriors makes it three straight wins over OKC

Warriors makes it three straight wins over OKC

(The Sports Xchange) — - -The Golden State Warriors harried Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out of their rhythm en route to a 117-91 victory — their third consecutive win over the Thunder .

South Africa opener Petersen retires from internationals

South Africa opener Petersen retires from internationals

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - South African opener Alviro Petersen announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday immediately after the team’s eight-wicket win over the West Indies at Newlands .

Warner, Rogers floor India with 200-run opening stand

Warner, Rogers floor India with 200-run opening stand

SYDNEY, Reuters) - David Warner’s 12th test century and a bittersweet 95 from Chris Rogers put Australia on course for a huge total on an emotional first day in the fourth and final test against India yesterday .

Binny, Patel make India’s World Cup squad

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - India have included all-rounders Stuart Binny and Akshar Patel in a 15-man squad to defend their World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand starting next month .

N/Zealand strike after Williamson, Watling world-record partnership

N/Zealand strike after Williamson, Watling world-record partnership

-visitors 42-1, chasing 390 in an effort to square series

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Mark Craig dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne in the final 15 minutes of play to give New Zealand a slight edge in the second test as Sri Lanka reached 45 for one, chasing 390 for victory, at the close of the fourth day’s play yesterday .

Morgan will drive England’s new mindset, says Moores

LONDON, (Reuters) - England will adopt a positive approach and cast off the shackles at the World Cup under new skipper Eoin Morgan, coach Peter Moores said yesterday before the squad flew out to Australia .

Both the Knicks and the New York Times wave the white flag

Both the Knicks and the New York Times wave the white flag

(Reuters) - The NBA’s New York Knicks have become so wretched that the city’s most prominent newspaper, the New York Times, says it is taking its writer off the beat temporarily and soliciting suggestions from readers on where he can “see the game played at a higher level .

South Africa beat West Indies to win last test

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters - Opener Dean Elgar hit an unbeaten 60 as South Africa coasted to a comfortable eight-wicket win over West Indies in the final test at Newlands today to take the three-match series 2-0 and retain their ranking as the top side in tests .

Morgan, D’ Andrade start  year on winning note

Morgan, D’ Andrade start year on winning note

- as Guyanese athletes dominate Suriname 10K, 5K events

Lionel’ D’Andrade began the new year the same way he ended the old one with a win as Guyanese athletes Sunday dominated the Open 10K and 5K athletic events in neighbouring Suriname .

Spectacular collapse

Spectacular collapse

- leaves Windies again staring at defeat

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – West Indies were staring at defeat and another series loss in South Africa, after collapsing spectacularly in their second innings to set the hosts an elementary target for victory in the third and final Test at Newlands .

Coffee and bagel served up in Serena’s win

Coffee and bagel served up in Serena’s win

(Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams credited an on-court coffee for her recovery after she stormed back from a first set bagel to beat Italy’s Flavia Pennetta in her opening match of the year at the Hopman Cup yesterday .

Barnwell to skipper One-Day side

Barnwell to skipper One-Day side

—Permaul is Vice Captain

All-rounder Chris Barnwell was yesterday appointed Captain of the Guyana Jaguars 14-man team ahead of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)/NAGICO Regional Super50 tournament which bowls on January 15 in Trinidad & Tobago .

Williams says Windies played badly but urges fight

Williams says Windies played badly but urges fight

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – West Indies coach Stuart Williams tried his best yesterday to remain upbeat but struggled to contain his disappointment over the Caribbean side’s most recent shocking batting collapse against South Africa .

Foo relishes new lease on career

Foo relishes new lease on career

—happy to play for Guyana again after four-year absence from national side

Johnathan Foo, who was recently recalled to the Guyana team following a four-year absence yesterday said that his aim is to ensure he remains a permanent figure in the side adding that he strongly believes that the Guyana Jaguars will do well in the 2015 NAGICO Regional Super50 tournament .

Porterfield to lead  Ireland at World Cup

Porterfield to lead Ireland at World Cup

LONDON, (Reuters) - William Porterfield will captain Ireland at this year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, his third appearance in the sport’s showpiece one-day tournament .

Gerrard double gets Liverpool out of trouble

LONDON, (Reuters) - Captain Steven Gerrard scored twice to rescue Liverpool from FA Cup embarrassment and lead them into the fourth round after a tricky 2-1 win at fourth tier AFC Wimbledon yesterday .

Williamson, Watling fight back for New Zealand

Williamson, Watling fight back for New Zealand

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - New Zealand’s Kane Williamson inched towards his ninth test century as he combined with BJ Watling to stave off Sri Lanka’s push for victory at the close of the third day’s play in the second test at the Basin Reserve yesterday .

Azarenka loses comeback match  at Brisbane International

Azarenka loses comeback match at Brisbane International

BRISBANE, (Reuters) - The decibel readings were not needed for Victoria Azarenka yesterday as the groans from the crowd at the Brisbane International almost drowned out her trademark shrieks .

Starc replaces Johnson in  Australia lineup for fourth test

Starc replaces Johnson in Australia lineup for fourth test

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Left arm quick Mitchell Starc will replace injured seamer Mitchell Johnson in Australia’s lineup for the fourth and final dead rubber test against India starting today .

Trott fails in first tour match

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Jonathan Trott returned to the crease on an overseas tour but lasted only 20 minutes as he scored just six before being dismissed playing for the England Lions against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto yesterday .

Dallas wins fifth straight at expense of Cleveland

(The Sports Xchange) ———Monta Ellis scored 20 points and the Dallas Mavericks won their fifth straight, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 109- 90 to spoil forward Kevin Love’s best game with his new team .

Captain Kohli promises  analytical, positive approach

Captain Kohli promises analytical, positive approach

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Thrust back into the India captaincy after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s shock decision to retire from tests last week, Virat Kohli hopes to put right some of the mistakes he made in his first match in charge against Australia .

Broad backs axed Cook to cement legend status

Broad backs axed Cook to cement legend status

LONDON, (Reuters) - Being removed as England captain for next month’s 50-over Cricket World Cup could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for test skipper Alastair Cook, according to team mate Stuart Broad .

Windies collapse, South Africa on verge of victory

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Fast bowler Dale Steyn and spinner Simon Harmer plundered six wickets today as the West Indies were bowled out for 215 to leave South Africa needing 124 runs to win the final test .

The third coming of Jamaal Shabazz

The third coming of Jamaal Shabazz

—Trinidadian tipped for third stint as Golden Jaguars Head Coach

You can call it the third coming of Jamaal Shabazz .

NAGICO Super50 team to be named today

NAGICO Super50 team to be named today

- GCB president Drubahadur

President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and Cricket Guyana Inc .

Gifth plans to make GT  Beer tournament a  staple on UDFA calendar

Gifth plans to make GT Beer tournament a staple on UDFA calendar

Due to the overwhelming success of the recent GT Beer Knockout tourney, Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) President Collis Gifth said the entity has every intention of making the tourney a staple during the yearend period .

Johnson, Samuels lead fightback after de Villiers stars with hundred

Johnson, Samuels lead fightback after de Villiers stars with hundred

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels yesterday mounted an admirable fightback as West Indies overcame the loss of both openers to steady themselves, and set up an intriguing penultimate day of the third Test today .

Lloyd gives Brathwaite, Samuels full marks, says Windies need middle order duo

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – Chief selector Clive Lloyd has praised Kraigg Brathwaite’s maturity in the wake of the opener’s third Test century and says coupled with the presence of the experienced Marlon Samuels, West Indies were now only two middle order batsmen short of being a quality Test side .

Windies can pressure Proteas with good batting, says Sir Richie

Windies can pressure Proteas with good batting, says Sir Richie

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – Team manager Sir Richie Richardson believes West Indies can put pressure on South Africa over the final two days of the third Test, once they can produce a strong batting performance today .



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