Sodden draw in Dunedin but NZ show promise

(Reuters) – Heavy rain ended any chance of a result in the first test between South Africa and New Zealand  yesterday but Ross Taylor’s team may have come away with a hint more confidence than when they first set foot on University Oval in Dunedin.

Thomas wins 20K road race

Distance athlete Cleveland Thomas yesterday produced a stellar performance to win the Embassy of Mexico in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) 20-kilometre race in honour of Mexican athlete Jose Macias Luna.

Ramdin ruled out of opening one-dayers

-replaced by Baugh

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been ruled out of the first three One-Day Internationals against Australia, after sustaining a fractured finger during a practice game at 3Ws Oval here Saturday.

‘Be good ambassadors’

-Director of Sport urges national rugby team on eve of departure for San Diego

Player/coach Theodore Henry (with ball) goes on the attack during a practice match yesterday at the Providence National Stadium. (Orlando Charles photo)

By Emmerson Campbell The national men’s Sevens rugby team yesterday held their final practice games at the Providence National Stadium. They leave tonight for Chula Vista, San Diego

Guyana make strong reply

Narsingh Deonarine

Bridgetown, Barbados,  CMC – Steady batting, aided by five missed chances, put Guyana in a solid position to take first innings lead over Barbados on the second day of the fifth round Regional first-class match at Kensington Oval here yesterday.

Selectors’ dilemma

Clyde Butts

IT is remarkable how West Indies cricket manages to create, often out of nothing at all, the never-ending controversies that continue to harm and embarrass it.

Fourteen successfully complete football coaches course

The 14 successful coaches after the conclusion of the football coaches course on Friday.

Fourteen teachers and schools coaches successfully completed a two-day football coaches course Friday  conducted by instructors Rajesh Latchoo of Trinidad and Tobago and Stan Harmon of the United States of America and held at the Ministry of Education Sports Complex on Carifesta Avenue.

J/ca takes charge after T/dad collapses

Carlton Baugh

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Jamaica tightened their grip on their Regional Four-Day Championship match against Trinidad and Tobago here yesterday, after their speedsters produced a lethal burst to rock the hosts on a truncated second day’s play at Queen’s Park Oval.

James flops but Bahamians, Carter shine

Kirani James

ISTANBUL, Turkey,  CMC – Teenaged Grenadian sensation Kirani James failed to produce the anticipated fireworks, finishing last in the men’s 400 metres final as Bahamians Demetrius Pinder and Chris Brown stepped up to capture silver bronze at the World Indoor Championships here  yesterday.