ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies selectors yesterday announced a largely predictable squad for the opening Test against New Zealand starting here Wednesday, with the erratic Denesh Ramdin returning as vice-captain but no room found for speedster Fidel Edwards.
LYTHAM ST ANNES, England, (Reuters) – South African Ernie Els won the British Open by one stroke from Adam Scott yesterday after the Australian suffered an extraordinary late collapse on an incident-packed final day.
HOCKENHEIM, Germany, (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso led from pole position to chequered flag to win the German Grand Prix for Ferrari yesterday while Germany’s Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel was stripped of second place for an overtaking infringement.
Guyana’s female team captain Mary Fung-A-Fat won her fourth Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Junior Caribbean title last night at the Liguanea Club Kingston Jamaica after defeating teammate Ashley deGroot.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Off-spinner Shane Shillingford’s five-wicket haul on the final day of the three-day match against New Zealand yesterday was not enough to earn him a spot in the first Test squad against the tourists starting Wednesday.
BARCELONA, Spain, (Reuters) – When Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird hit Barcelona 20 years ago they ushered in a new era of Olympic basketball, their Dream Team of NBA stars firing the imagination of hoopsters around the globe.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Lenico Boucher’s unbeaten century fired Barbados to their second straight win while Windward Island produced yet another brilliant run chase to also post their second victory, on the final day of the second round of matches in the West Indies Cricket Board Under-15 Championship here yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Hashim Amla hit the highest test score by a South African with an unbeaten 311 to put his side within sight of a crushing victory over England on the fourth day of the first test at the Oval yesterday.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins was greeted by thousands of Union Jack-waving fans on the Champs Elysees when he claimed the 99th edition of the Tour de France to become the first British winner of the famous race yesterday.
— Larissa Wiltshire and Mary Fung-A-Fat also advance to finals
Fifteen-year-old Nyron Joseph produced an outstanding come-from-behind performance in the semi-final of the Caribbean Area Squash Association’s (CASA) Junior Caribbean Squash Championships in Jamaica to advance to today’s final.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Guyanese left-hander Narsingh Deonarine staked his claim ahead of the opening Test against New Zealand starting Wednesday, with a stroked-filled century on the second day of the three-day match against the tourists here yesterday.
By Emmerson Campbell
Three grade ones, three grade twos, four grade threes and a grade four – those are the CXC grades of 22- year-old Kishawn Simon who will be making his professional boxing debut on the 25th edition of the Guyana Fight Night Pro Am card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on July 27.