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Holder scores maiden test ton   as Windies hold on for draw

Holder scores maiden test ton as Windies hold on for draw

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Jason Holder struck a magnificent, unbeaten maiden Test and first class hundred as West Indies conjured up a sterling effort to escape with a tense draw on the final day of the opening Test against England here yesterday .

Demerara making strong reply to U17s competitive total

Demerara making strong reply to U17s competitive total

Ronaldo Ali Mohammed, Raymond Perez and Adrian Sukwah struck fifties to propel the National Under-17 team to a first innings score of 251 against Demerara who were 53-0 when rain stopped play on the second day of the final round of the Guyana Cricket Board/Raj Singh Insurance Brokers U19 Inter-County three-day tournament .

T/dad’s Central Unit eliminates Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

T/dad’s Central Unit eliminates Suriname Inter Moengotapoe

Trinidad and Tobago unit Central FC eliminated Surinamese unit Inter Moengotapoe from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship, defeating the Dutch giants 2-0 yesterday to setup contest with group leaders Alpha United on Sunday .

Big names set  to compete

Big names set to compete

—— defending champion Robin Persaud, Orville Hinds, Alanzo Greaves and others down to participate in today’s United Auto and General Supplies 11-race cycle programme

Following a three-week break, the 2015 cycling season continues today at the National Park with an 11-race programme .

Rescheduled Busta soft shoe matches to take place today

The second round of group stage matches in the inaugural Guyana Beverage Company Busta Football tourney continues today with six programmed fixtures at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda .

Warriors look to extend magical run into postseason

Warriors look to extend magical run into postseason

(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors enjoyed a dream season as they raced to the best mark in the NBA but their lack of playoff experience leaves them with much to prove heading into the post-season .

Clarke sees Pietersen returning for Ashes

Clarke sees Pietersen returning for Ashes

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Captain Michael Clarke may have hoped to have seen the back of Kevin Pietersen in test cricket, but concedes the controversial batsman could yet return to threaten Australia’s hopes of retaining the Ashes .

Sri Lanka mulls options as International Cricket Council threatens to stop funds

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - The appointment of an interim body to run Sri Lankan cricket is in tune with laws governing the island nation, the country's sports minister said today .

Smith leads Windies fight

Smith leads Windies fight

…but England on top

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Opener Devon Smith stroked his first half-century since his return to Tests last December but Darren Bravo’s demise, half-hour before the close, left West Indies with a mountain to climb to win the opening Test against England .

Caribbean football needs preferential treatment – Webb

NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – CONCACAF president Jeff Webb says the severe economic challenges faced by the Caribbean means the region should be given preferential treatment in the international football community .

Perez, Sukwah half centuries keep U-17 alive

Perez, Sukwah half centuries keep U-17 alive

Solid half centuries by Raymond Perez and Adrian Sukwah, followed by an unbeaten knock by skipper Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed placed the Guyana Under-17 at 211-9 at the end of day one of their Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U-19 final round match against Demerara .

 Busta football continues today

The second round of group stage matches in the inaugural Guyana Beverage Company Busta Football tourney continues today with six programmed fixtures at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground in Bourda .

GDF mauled 7-1 by T&T club

GDF mauled 7-1 by T&T club

CFU championship

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) got their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship off to the worst possible start, losing to Trinidad and Tobago unit DirecTV W-Connection 7-1 on Wednesday at the Ato Boldon Stadium in the Twin Island Republic .

 Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe faces must-win match

 Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe faces must-win match

CFU championship

With a loss already incurred in their opening Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship fixture, Surinamese giants Inter Moengotapoe will need a win when they oppose Trinidad and Tobago unit Central FC today in their final group matchup .

Grant, Khan, Andrews shine as Berbice dominates Essequibo

Grant, Khan, Andrews shine as Berbice dominates Essequibo

GCB final round U-19 tourney

Pacer Grisean Grant along with spinners Kassim Khan and Leon Andrews inspired a dominant first day for Berbice against Essequibo on day one of the final round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U-19 three-day tournament played at the Enmore Community Centre ground .

Guinness of the Streets football goes to Berbice

Following the success of the initial West Demerara edition, Banks DIH Limited jointly launched the inaugural Berbice and fourth annual Linden Guinness of the Streets tournaments yesterday at the entity’s boardroom .

Reckless means ‘entertaining’ for Pacquiao

Reckless means ‘entertaining’ for Pacquiao

HOLLYWOOD, California, (Reuters) - Appearing relaxed and confident, Manny Pacquaio embraced suggestions he was “a reckless fighter” when he held a workout for the media on Wednesday ahead of his heavily anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather .

NBA to begin testing for growth hormone

(The Sports Xchange) - The NBA will begin testing for human growth hormone next season, the league and National Basketball Players Association announced yesterday .

Blatter says CONCACAF should get extra World Cup slot

NASSAU, Bahamas, (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s suggestion yesterday that the CONCACAF region should be given an extra automatic qualification spot at the World Cup was met with a swift reply from UEFA president Michel Platini .

Webb re-elected unopposed  as CONCACAF president

Webb re-elected unopposed as CONCACAF president

[caption id="attachment_330668" align="alignright" width="216"] Jeffrey Webb[/caption]NASSAU, Bahamas, (Reuters) - CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb was re-elected unopposed yesterday for a second term as head of the governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean .

New Orleans, Brooklyn clinch last two playoff spots

(Reuters) - The New Orleans Pelicans and Brookyln Nets clinched playoff spots on the final night of the NBA regular season on Wednesday .

Rosberg says he has no regrets over outburst

Rosberg says he has no regrets over outburst

MANAMA, (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg may have handed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton a psychological edge by laying bare his emotions after last weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix but he has no regrets .

Historic triumph!

Historic triumph!

——Alpha United secures maiden victory over Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe

History was created yesterday at the National Stadium in Providence as Alpha United secured their maiden win over Surinamese foe Inter Moengotapoe, downing the Dutch giants 3-0 to kick start their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) campaign in the perfect manner .

Blackwood hundred,  Taylor burst  fail to  stop England charge

Blackwood hundred, Taylor burst fail to stop England charge

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Jermaine Blackwood’s maiden Test century coupled with an incisive new-ball burst from Jerome Taylor, temporarily raised West Indies’ hopes of carving out a match-winning position but England stormed back to end day three of the opening Test on top here yesterday .

Fruta Conquerors, Global Technology  launch U13 football league

Fruta Conquerors, Global Technology launch U13 football league

Fruta Conquerors FC in collaboration with Global Technology subsidiary I-Net Communications, officially launched their u-13 Football League Championship yesterday at a simple ceremony held at the latter’s headquarters on Camp Street .

Kitty Weavers in shock  defeat of Leopold Street

Kitty Weavers in shock defeat of Leopold Street

——Busta soft shoe football

 Kitty Weavers registered an unlikely upset defeating Leopold Street by a 3-2 score line when the group stage in the inaugural Guyana Beverage Company Busta Football tourney continued on Tuesday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground .

GWA receives shot in the arm  with US$12,000 worth of equipment

GWA receives shot in the arm with US$12,000 worth of equipment

——-President Tucker says equipment will help breathe new life into the sport

The Guyana Weightlifting Association (GWA) received a shot in the arm yesterday after its top brass received a quantity of weightlifting equipment from its parent body, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) .

Pluck targets Int’l success in fitness industry

Pluck targets Int’l success in fitness industry

Junica Pluck may not be a household name just yet but the Ms .

Kallicharran bats for fast bowlers

Kallicharran bats for fast bowlers

He might have been one of the top West Indies batsmen in his heyday but former West Indies cricket captain Alvin Isaac Kallicharran is batting for the fast bowlers in Guyana .

Barrington slams two centuries in Trinidad

Barrington slams two centuries in Trinidad

Discarded national batsman Shemroy Barrington is in top form in Trinidad and Tobago with Esmeralda Sports Club .

Windies stage  gutsy fightback!

Windies stage gutsy fightback!

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC-West Indies were staging a gutsy fight-back against England at stumps on the second day of the first test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here yesterday .

Alpha, Inter Moengotapoe exude confidence

Alpha, Inter Moengotapoe exude confidence

On the eve of their 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) group opener, local unit Alpha United and opponent Inter Moengo-tapoe of Suriname are both confident of securing a positive result today at the National Stadium .

Essequibo U19s score outright win over National U17s

Essequibo U19s score outright win over National U17s

Essequibo recorded its first outright victory at the 2015 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County Under-19 tournament, by defeating the National U-17 side by 109 runs one hour into the second session on day three .

Is chess in Guyana facing stalemate or checkmate?

Is chess in Guyana facing stalemate or checkmate?

Asks Donald DuffChess is not an altogether popular game in Guyana .

Enmore defeats Lusigan in Nauth Motor Spares final

Enmore defeats Lusigan in Nauth Motor Spares final

Enmore Cricket Club defeated Lusignan Cricket Club by six runs in the final of the Nauth Motor Spares sponsored 50-overs tournament at Enmore Community Center Ground on Sunday .

B/ce record comprehensive win over Demerara

B/ce record comprehensive win over Demerara

——GCB/Raj Singh Brokers three-day U19 competition

Grisean Grant and Balchand Baldeo ripped through the Demerara batting lineup sharing seven wickets to help Berbice romp to a commanding 216-run win over the hosts on the final day of round two of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) three-day U19 tourney, played at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground yesterday .

Port Mourant Jaguars win BVA competition

Port Mourant Jaguars win BVA competition

An unbeaten Port Mourant Jaguars team emerged winners of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) “B” division competition after defeating Port Mourant Training Centre 2 (PMTC2) last Sunday .



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