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England wrap up second test win

Kevin Pietersen

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) – England won the second test against Sri Lanka in some style when man of the match Kevin Pietersen smashed Tillakaratne Dilshan for six over mid wicket to complete an eight-wicket victory on the fifth and final day yesterday.

Mickelson makes Masters charge; McIlroy collapses

Phil Mickelson

AUGUSTA, Georgia,  (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson stormed up the Masters leaderboard yesterday to restore a sense of normality on an extraordinary day at Augusta National as Rory McIlroy relived his worst nightmare and Tiger Woods faded out of contention.

J/ca dominates opening session

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  CMC – Regional powerhouses Jamaica wasted precious little time in stamping their mark on the 41st CARIFTA Games, winning four of the five finals in the morning session on the opening day here yesterday.

Cooper heroics propel Royals

Kevon Cooper

JAIPUR, India,  CMC – Trinidadian all-rounder Kovin Cooper starred with the ball to help fire Rajasthan Royals to a convincing 31-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League here Friday.

Resurgent Windies eye Sir Frank Worrell Trophy

Along with the Ashes battle between cricket’s oldest adversaries England and Australia since 1882, contests between Australia and West Indies historically have  been the second most anticipated, publicized and riveting in the game’s history, ever since the “Sir Frank Worrell” Trophy tag was bestowed upon the two rivals during that legendary 1960/61 tour down under.

Stoby lays claim to fame with new deadlift record

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Peter Green

Many readers  probably would have heard of motor racing champions Mark Vieira and Andrew King but not of Winston Stoby who broke the 74kg Master’s M2 deadlift record (265.5kg) at the sixth annual Caribbean Powerlifting Championships in St.

Female cricketers welcome prospects for equality

Female cricketers warming down after a match. Coach Orin Bailey is at centre.

National female cricketers are elated at the announcement that there would be equality for both sexes in the sport. Last Friday Advisor to the President on Sport and Chairman of the Interim Management Committee on Cricket, Clive Lloyd made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with Stabroek  Sport.

Gayle deal reached but storm clouds hover

Chris Gayle

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The way has been paved for opener Chris Gayle’s selection to the West Indies team but uncertainty over his actual return and grave concerns about his role in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the West Indies Cricket Board, continue to hover ominously over the deal reached.