The national 15’s men rugby team’s recent success has enabled it to leap nine placing up the world rankings.
The jump from 55 to 46 came following its gritty 22-18 win versus Trinidad on Saturday in the southern zone final of the Rugby America’s North (RAN) championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
Following Troy Doris’ two Diamond League meets in Norway and Sweden last week, the national triple jump record holder admitted that his mantra ahead of the Rio Olympics is “I have to do better.”
Guyana’s best bet to medal at the Olympic Games this August told Stabroek Sport recently that he “after the Stockholm Diamond League, even though I finished second, which I’m truly excited about, I had a stronger feeling of a “I have to do better” attitude over than I did in Oslo.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Euro 2016 last 16 fixtures after the end of the group phase yesterday (times GMT):
Switzerland v Poland – Saturday 25 June, 1300 (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, St Etienne) Wales v Northern Ireland – Saturday 25 June, 1600 (Parc des Princes, Paris) Croatia v Portugal – Saturday 25 June, 1900 (Stade Bollaert Delelis, Lens) France v Ireland – Sunday 26 June, 1300 (Parc OL, Lyon) Germany v Slovakia – Sunday 26 June, 1600 (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille) Hungary v Belgium – Sunday 26 June, 1900 (Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse) Italy v Spain – Monday 27 June, 1600 (Stade de France, Paris) England v Iceland – Monday 27 June, 1900 (Allianz Riviera, Nice)
(Reuters) – Mohammad Amir is part of the Pakistan family and will always have the support of his team mates as he prepares to return to Lord’s six years after the scandal that derailed his career, fast bowler Wahab Riaz has said.
Recently crowned Stag Beer East Bank of Demerara senior champions Grove Hi-Tech were officially presented with their prizes yesterday during a simple presentation ceremony held at the Ansa McAl headquarters in Beterverwagting.
HARARE, (Reuters) – India’s Kedar Jadhav blasted his highest score in Twenty20 internationals as they beat Zimbabwe by three runs in a tense finish to claim the three-match series 2-1 at the Harare Sports Club yesterday.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Head coach Phil Simmons says the manner of West Indies’ batting recovery against Australia was a major positive coming out of their defeat in the eighth game of the Tri-Nations Series here Tuesday night.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Kumar Sangakkara has praised the make-up of the Jamaica Tallawahs squad and believes the franchise will be serious contenders in the Caribbean Premier League set to bowl off next Wednesday.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder will undergo assessment on tomorrow morning before the game against South Africa, to determine his fitness to play in the do-or-die contest.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados Tridents assistant coach, Vasbert Drakes, expects South African superstar AB de Villiers to be a major asset for the franchise and believes he will be key to any title-run when the Caribbean Premier League bowls off next week.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Russia’s weightlifters face being banned from the Rio Olympics, subject to confirmation by the International Olympic Committee, in another collective doping punishment to hit the country.
ROME, (Reuters) – Italy’s 2008 Olympic 50km race walk champion Alex Schwazer, who returned from a doping ban to win the world championship title last month, has again tested positive for a banned substance, Italy’s athletics federation said yesterday.