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Australia’s Clarke to retire from ODIs after final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke dropped a bombshell on the eve of the World Cup final by announcing he will retire from one-day cricket after today’s title-decider against New Zealand .

Ailing Crowe pens emotional  tribute before World Cup final

Ailing Crowe pens emotional tribute before World Cup final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - New Zealand’s former cricket captain Martin Crowe, who is terminally ill with lymphoma, has penned a moving tribute to his countrymen ahead of today’s World Cup final against Australia .

New Zealand ‘fearless’ ahead of World Cup final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground .

‘Sports lack basic support in Guyana’ - Lumumba

‘Sports lack basic support in Guyana’ – Lumumba

——laments lack of sponsorship as Alpha United prepares to host CFU club c/ships leg

As they prepare to host Group One of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Champion-ships Alpha United president Odinga Lumumba is lamenting the high cost of staging the group qualifires and the lack of adequate sponsorship .

YBG officially  launches  schools c/ships

YBG officially launches schools c/ships

Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) officially launched the 10th edition of their national School Basketball Championships yesterday at a simple ceremony held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue .

Autographed Golden Jaguars jersey to adorn 704 wall

Autographed Golden Jaguars jersey to adorn 704 wall

An autographed Golden Jaguars official playing jersey will be mounted on the 704 Sports Bar Wall of Fame .

George, Thompson  shortchanged indoors

George, Thompson shortchanged indoors

[caption id="attachment_328254" align="alignright" width="318"] Brenessa Thompson drives to the tape during the Girls 60m preliminaries[/caption]Two of Guyana’s young, prized track phenoms wanted to fully match their top-billing labels coming into the New Balance Indoor Scholastic Nationals last weekend in New York, USA .

International dominoes tournament set for Easter Weekend

International dominoes tournament set for Easter Weekend

An international dominoes competition is to be played here over the Easter Weekend .

Barnwell just looking to do well with bat and ball

Barnwell just looking to do well with bat and ball

Chris Barnwell, the Guyana Jaguars all-rounder said despite recently notching up his maiden first-class century he is not looking too far ahead but will continue to perform with both bat and ball in order to again play cricket at the highest level .

Rugby Sevens team loses twice

Guyana’s national rugby Sevens team yesterday crashed out of contention for honours in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Sevens tournament in Hong Kong losing to Zimbabwe and Spain respectively .

USA development cricket teams due today

Three youth development teams from the United States of America are due to arrive today for a series of cricket matches against clubs, counties and area teams in Guyana .

Baldeo to skipper B/ce U19s

National Under-19 player Balchand Baldeo was named captain of the Berbice U19 team ahead of the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-county tournament which bowls off on April 8 .

Grenada here for football clash with Golden Jaguars

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rival Grenada arrived on local shores yesterday for their impending International Friendly against Guyana tomorrow at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence .

Fruta Conquerors U15 league semis on today

The semi-final round in the inaugural Massy United Insurance Company sponsored Fruta Conquerors U-15 League will commence today at the Tucville Community Centre ground from 14:00hrs .

Draughts competition commences tomorrow

National `A’ class champion Khemraj Pooranmall should start as favourite when the Guyana Draughts Association (GDA) stages a three-category tournament which commences this weekend .

Form meets pedigree in  Australasian World Cup final

Form meets pedigree in Australasian World Cup final

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - There’s been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in tomorrow’s title decider .

GTTA to stage one day tournament tomorrow

The Guyana Table Tennis Association’s (GTTA) will stage an Open tournament tomorrow at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall starting from 10 am .

NSC Easter Swimming camp opening set for Monday

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport/National Sports Commission (NSC) will conduct its annual Easter Swimming Programme from Monday to April 10, 2015 .

Bucks stay in sixth place in Eastern Conference playoff race

(The Sports Xchange) - Ersan Ilyasova set a career high with 34 points as the Milwaukee Bucks won consecutive games for the first time in more than a month with a 111-107 victory over the Indiana Pacers in the only game on the NBA schedule .

Australia sets up final  showdown with New Zealand

Australia sets up final showdown with New Zealand

(ICC) India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 campaign, colourful and vibrant and fearless, ended with a whimper yesterday, allowing Australia to set up a title clash against trans-Tasman neighbours and co-host New Zealand at the MCG tomorrow night .

Dolphin Secondary, Chase Academy to clash in final

Dolphin Secondary, Chase Academy to clash in final

Milo u-20 football

Dolphin Secondary and Chase Academy will contest the finale of the third annual Milo Secondary Schools u-20 football tourney, defeating champion Lodge Secondary and Morgan Learning Centre respectively in the semi-finals yesterday .

Discipline, hard work led to four-day title

Discipline, hard work led to four-day title

- Johnson

Guyana Jaguars skipper Leon Johnson who now joins an elite cadre of Guyanese cricketers that have won a Regional four-day title, said the discipline and hard work displayed by his team throughout the season has finally paid off with victory in the 2014/15 Professional Cricket League (PCL) tournament .

Young batsmen ‘pulled their weight’ – Chanderpaul

Young batsmen ‘pulled their weight’ – Chanderpaul

Senior Guyana Jaguars batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul heaped praise on his young teammates for their performance which allowed Guyana to capture its seventh West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional four-day title, after a 17-year drought .

Bakewell Slingerz into quarterfinal

Bakewell Slingerz into quarterfinal

-after 2-1 win over Victoria Kings in K&S tourney

A desperate last minute extra-time Devon Millington goal propelled an uninspiring Bakewell Slingerz into the quarterfinal round, defeating Victoria Kings 2-1 when the 25th edition of the Kashif and Shanghai Football Tourney continued on Wednesday .

FIFA taking the wrong approach to development, says Prince Ali

FIFA taking the wrong approach to development, says Prince Ali

VIENNA, (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan believes that world soccer’s governing body is taking the wrong approach to development of the sport, leaving many national associations without basics such as kit and pitches .

Defeat to New Zealand galvanised Australia – Clarke

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage was the kick up the backside Australia needed and the subsequent improvement was on show in their semi-final victory over India on Thursday, captain Michael Clarke said .

Gibson back as England pace bowling coach for Windies tour

LONDON, (Reuters) - Former West Indies paceman Ottis Gibson will return for a second spell as England’s fast bowling coach for next month’s tour of the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Smith shines as Australia down India to reach final

Smith shines as Australia down India to reach final

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Steve Smith's sublime century laid the groundwork and Australia's pace bowlers finished the job to send the co-hosts storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champions India today .

Shanomae Blackmore described  as true disciple of Olympic faith

Shanomae Blackmore described as true disciple of Olympic faith

Well-known and well-liked sports administrator Shanomae Blackmore, who died last week, was laid to rest yesterday following a funeral ceremony attended by the who’s who of sports and sports administrators in Guyana .

Lights turned off at CASH while female basketball team training

Lights turned off at CASH while female basketball team training

- GABF president Nigel Hinds

President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) Nigel Hinds said yesterday that the lights at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) were turned off while the women’s national n basketball squad was undergoing training sessions at the facility .

Milo/Petra Organisation U20 semis on today

Milo/Petra Organisation U20 semis on today

Chase Academy will battle Morgan Learning Centre while defending champs Lodge Secondary will oppose Dolphin Secondary in heavyweight semi-final matchups in the third annual Milo/Petra Organization Secondary Schools u-20 football tourney today at the Ministry of Education ground .

Persaud wins de Caires/Sukhram Memorial golf tournament

Persaud wins de Caires/Sukhram Memorial golf tournament

Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud on Saturday won the David de Caires/Basil Sukhram Memorial golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course .

Plaisance ‘A’ storms into knockout round

—Guinness Greatest of the Streets

Former holders Plaisance `A’ stormed their way into the knockout round, crushing Victoria Eagles 2-0 when the group stage in the third annual Greatest Guinness of the Streets East Coast of Demerara tourney concluded on Tuesday .

ICC conference a vote  of confidence for WICB

ICC conference a vote of confidence for WICB

-West Indies Cricket Board director, Azim Bassarath

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director Azim Bassarath believes the International Cricket Council’s decision to host their Annual Conference in the Caribbean is a sign the sport’s world governing body still retains confidence in the WICB .

Graves predicts England series win

Graves predicts England series win

says Windies will have a mediocre team

By Tony Cozier THE incoming head of English cricket has handed Phil Simmons a welcome key card prior to his first series as West Indies head coach .

Expect more positive results

—Says Golden Jaguars skipper Chris Nurse

Following their 2-0 win over St Lucia Sunday at the Providence National Stadium national captain Chris Nurse is of the view with the addition of more quality players more positive results are to be expected in the immediate future .

Ramdhani wins boys U19 singles as curtain  comes down on Trophy Stall tournament

Ramdhani wins boys U19 singles as curtain comes down on Trophy Stall tournament

National player Narayan Ramdhani defeated Jonathan Mangra on Saturday in the boys U19 final to bring the curtain down on the Guyana Badminton Association Trophy Stall annual age group singles tournament at theQueen’s College badminton courts .



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