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Bennett impressed with Campbell form

Bennett impressed with Campbell form

Kingston, Jamaica - Jamaica’s cricket head coach Junior Bennett said he was impressed with the big hundred scored by left-handed opener John Campbell in the drawn three-day practice match at Sabina Park over the weekend .

Klitschko sees unhappy ending for ‘Rocky Balboa’ opponent

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Long-reigning world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko likens his next challenger, Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia, to the Rocky Balboa character of film fame .

Pietersen confirms availability for full season

Pietersen confirms availability for full season

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – England’s Kevin Pietersen has confirmed he will be available for the entire Caribbean Premier League season this year .

Time to end bickering; focus on football, says Shabazz

Time to end bickering; focus on football, says Shabazz

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Guyana head coach Jamaal Shabazz believes the time has come for the emphasis to shift from the internal bickering in the Guyana Football Federation, to the development of the national team .

New Minister Sancho keen on returning pride to sports

New Minister Sancho keen on returning pride to sports

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – New Sports Minister Brent Sancho was yesterday sworn into office, and has vowed to work to return pride into the sports discipline .

Sampath hopes Super50 success sparks turnaround

Sampath hopes Super50 success sparks turnaround

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – New Trinidad and Tobago Red Force manager Roland Sampath hopes the side’s capture of the recently held NAGICO Super50 tournament, provides impetus for the remainder of the side’s four-day campaign .

Watch your windscreens — the big-hitting West Indies cricket side is training at Waverley

Watch your windscreens — the big-hitting West Indies cricket side is training at Waverley

The arrival of the big-hitting West Indies World Cup side has come with a warning — hide your cars .

Crandon warns Guyana Jaguars not to be complacent

Crandon warns Guyana Jaguars not to be complacent

Guyana Jaguars head coach Esaun Crandon has warned his team about being complacent heading into the final round of the Professional Cricket league (PCL) four-day tournament which resumes on Friday against Jamaica at Sabina Park .

GFF’s Constitutional Reform gets underway

GFF’s Constitutional Reform gets underway

- ambiguity over full membership to be one of key issues on agenda

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normalization Committee is set to officially begin the process of constitutional reform today at the Guyana Olympic Association headquarters in Kingston .

Hawks wings clipped, win streak snapped

(The Sports Xchange) - Anthony Davis shook off a sore groin to pour in 29 points and grab 13 rebounds and Eric Gordon added 20 points as the New Orleans Pelicans snapped the Atlanta Hawks’ 19-game winning streak with a 115-100 points win .

Faulkner injury complicates Australia’s World Cup start

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Australia may have only 13 players to choose their playing XI from for their Feb .

Mayor’s Cup…GFC to face off against Uitvlugt Warriors

Will the upsets continue in the 21st edition of the Mayors Cup knockout football tourney or will order be restored when the event continues today at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground in Bourda with a doubleheader .

Dover says Golden Jaguars management should be retained

Dover says Golden Jaguars management should be retained

Golden Jaguars assistant-coach Wayne Dover said the services of the entire senior national management staff should be retained following their 2-2 draw the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rival Barbados on February 1st .

Williams upbeat over Roach, Bravo return

Williams upbeat over Roach, Bravo return

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC-West Indies coach Stuart Williams has welcomed the return of pacer Kemar Roach and middle order batsman Darren Bravo to the regional side preparing for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting later this month .

Badree appointed assistant coach of top Trinidad club

Badree appointed assistant coach of top Trinidad club

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree has been appointed assistant coach of PowerGen Penal Sports club, a dominant force in Trinidad and Tobago cricket over the years .

Minnows better prepared to cause Cup upsets - ICC CEO

Minnows better prepared to cause Cup upsets – ICC CEO

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive David Richardson predicted an open World Cup yesterday, saying the associate members are well prepared to upset major teams in the tournament .

T&T cricket chief not interested in WICB presidency

T&T cricket chief not interested in WICB presidency

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC-President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath says he has no intention of competing for the position of president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) when the Annual General Meeting is held next month .

Former National footballer is new T&T Sports Minister

Former National footballer is new T&T Sports Minister

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- A former Trinidad and Tobago national footballer, Brent Sancho, has become the country’s new Sports Minister following a cabinet shake-up announced by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Monday night .

Malcom re-elected to lead Jamaica’s umpires

Malcom re-elected to lead Jamaica’s umpires

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Norman Malcolm, who resigned recently from the West Indies Panel of Umpires, has been re-elected president of the Jamaica Cricket Umpires Association (JCUA) .

NZ beat Pakistan to enter World Cup on a roll

NZ beat Pakistan to enter World Cup on a roll

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both scored centuries as New Zealand completed their World Cup preparations with a crushing 119-run win over Pakistan in Napier yesterday .

Emotions to run high for Indo-Pak tie in Adelaide

Emotions to run high for Indo-Pak tie in Adelaide

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Cricket is just a game, but try telling that to the 22 players who will walk out for the India v Pakistan World Cup match in Adelaide on Feb 15 .

World Cup previews…Giant killers Ireland loom as stumbling block for Windies

World Cup previews…Giant killers Ireland loom as stumbling block for Windies

As the highly anticipated 2015 Cricket World Cup (CWC) looms, keen attention will be paid on the performance of the pride and joy of the Caribbean, former two-time Cup winners, West Indies .

Beharry shocked, disappointed that Permaul was overlooked as Narine’s replacement

Beharry shocked, disappointed that Permaul was overlooked as Narine’s replacement

President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Anil Beharry has expressed disappointment and shock over the fact that national left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was overlooked as a replacement for Sunil Narine for the 2015 Cricket World Cup .

Seven teams too much for CPL

Seven teams too much for CPL

- official explains absence of Hawksbills

(Trinidad Express) Seven teams are just too much for the Caribbean Premier League at this time .

Rambarran remains head of BVA

Rambarran remains head of BVA

President of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) Gregory Rambarran was recently returned president of the association at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers for the period 2015-2016 which was held at the Guysuco Training Centre Hostel Compound, Port Mourant .

Santos, Camptown exit Mayor’s Cup as upsets continue

The upsets continued in the 21st edition of the Mayor’s Cup knockout football tourney as Santos FC and Sunburst Camptown fell victims to unlikely opponents on Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground in Bourda .

Windies to start World Cup in eighth spot

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – West Indies will enter the World Cup this month still stuck at number eight in the International Cricket Council one-day rankings .

Austin looking to avenge defeat against Gonsalves

Austin looking to avenge defeat against Gonsalves

Mark ‘The People’s Choice’ Austin 9 (1)-8 (3)-1 is determined to avenge his loss in the return clash with Dexter ‘The Cobra’ GonsThe two will meet at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on February 21 in a highly anticipated eight-round light welterweight rematch .

Wong, Lopes, Britton winners as GTTA stages Generation Next tournament

Wong, Lopes, Britton winners as GTTA stages Generation Next tournament

The super talented Miguel Wong along with Kristie Lopes and Shemar Britton were the winners of their respective categories when theGuyana Table Tennis Association staged its Cadet (15 years and under) and Junior (18 years and under) assessment tournament Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Golden Jaguars draw with B/dos 2-2

The Golden Jaguars search for their first victory in over 24 months will continue as they drew 2-2 with Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rivals Barbados on Sunday night in Barbados in the opener of the countries two-match international series at the Barbados National Stadium .

Whiteside rescues Heat, Lakers too win

Whiteside rescues Heat, Lakers too win

(The Sports Xchange) -Hassan Whiteside, the center Miami rescued from basketball oblivion, continued his rebirth as he led the Heat to a 83-75 road win over Boston on Sunday .

CBS sportscaster Anthony pleads not guilty to prostitution charge

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Suspended CBS Sports basketball analyst Greg Anthony pleaded not guilty to soliciting prostitution yesterday in a Washington court .

Stokes serves reminder of his potential

Stokes serves reminder of his potential

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - All rounder Ben Stokes smashed 15 sixes in an unbeaten 151 to serve England a reminder of the quality they left out of their World Cup squad as he led the country’s second string team to an 89-run win over South Africa A in Mamelodi yesterday .

Pakistan’s Junaid ruled out of World Cup

Pakistan’s Junaid ruled out of World Cup

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the World Cup after failing a fitness test on a hamstring injury .

Skipper Holder gets rankings boost ahead of World Cup

Skipper Holder gets rankings boost ahead of World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Newly installed West Indies one-day captain Jason Holder has been given a boost ahead of his first World Cup campaign, after jumping 18 places in the latest ICC One-Day International player rankings .

Patriots euphoric after Super Bowl despite ‘Deflategate’

Patriots euphoric after Super Bowl despite ‘Deflategate’

GLENDALE, Arizona, (Reuters) - The New England Patriots rallied to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in what will go down as one of the greatest Super Bowls of all-time but who the real winner is could well be debated for decades to come .



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