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Tight at the top five months out from World Cup

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started yesterday .

Tight at the top five months from World Cup cricket

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday .

Johnson smacks half  century on debut

Johnson smacks half century on debut

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Leon Johnson celebrated his debut with a half-century and in-form Kraigg Brathwaite cashed in again, but timid West Indies made heavy weather of an ordinary Bangladesh attack on the opening day of the second Test here yesterday .

Team Coco’s dominates Caribbean Wellness Day Road Race 

Team Coco’s dominates Caribbean Wellness Day Road Race 

Team Coco’s cyclists defied the odds to finish first and second in yesterday’s 60-mile Caribbean Wellness Day road race on the East Coast .

Man-of-the-match Deonarine helps B/ce  win GCB Inter County One Day tournament

Man-of-the-match Deonarine helps B/ce win GCB Inter County One Day tournament

Berbice Captain Narsingh Deonarine produced a brilliant man-of-the-match performance to orchestrate a thrilling 10-run win over Demerara in last evening’s final of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-County one day competition at the Albion Community Development Centre ground .

A time for celebration and reflection

A time for celebration and reflection

 WEST INDIES set out on their 500th Test at the Beausejours Stadium in St .

Johnson says it was nice to get a half century on debut

Johnson says it was nice to get a half century on debut

By Delvon Mc EwanWhat can be deemed as a delayed test debut was marked with a patient half century by Guyana’s Leon Johnson as West Indies dominated the first day of their 500th Test match which started yesterday at the Beausejour Stadium in St .

National  draughts c/ships  commence today

National draughts c/ships commence today

- Pooranmall looking to defend A Class, 100 squares titles

National champion Khemraj Pooranmall will be looking to defend both his A Class and 100 Squares titles at the Guyana Draughts Association (GDA) National Championships which commence today with the B Class event .

Three-member badminton team at  Pan American Sports Festival

Three-member badminton team at Pan American Sports Festival

A three-member team from the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) is currently in Mexico participating in the Pan American Sports festival which commenced on Wednesday and ends Tuesday .

Mumbai Indians crash to shock six-wicket defeat

Mumbai Indians crash to shock six-wicket defeat

— as both Pollard, Simmons fail

RAIPUR, India, CMC – Both Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons failed as Mumbai Indians crashed to a shock six-wicket defeat to Lahore Lions in their opening qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 here yesterday .

Venezuela arrests 64 for anti-Maduro protests - rights group

Venezuela arrests 64 for anti-Maduro protests – rights group

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces have arrested 64 people during renewed demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in the capital as well as the city of Barquisimeto, a rights group said yesterday .

Leon Johnson hits 66 on debut

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Openers Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite gathered half-centuries but fell before tea as Bangladesh fought back on the opening day of the second Test here today .

‘Punches in bunches’ on menu tonight at CASH

‘Punches in bunches’ on menu tonight at CASH

The five-month wait for boxing starved fans is finally over .

Maidana hoping to make Mayweather pay for rare rematch

Maidana hoping to make Mayweather pay for rare rematch

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather Jr .

Courts unwraps sponsorship of lucrative 10km event 

Courts unwraps sponsorship of lucrative 10km event 

Distance athletes get ready, the annual Courts (Unicomer Guyana Inc .

Clarke looking to grab gold at CAC c/ships

Clarke looking to grab gold at CAC c/ships

— gets sponsorship from Mc Donald’s Fitness Express

Guyana’s premier muscleman, Kerwin ‘Chisel’ Clarke is hoping that this is the year he stands atop the podium at the CAC Amateur Bodybuilding Championships .

Demerara, B/ce looking to be sole  winners of Inter County One Day title

Demerara, B/ce looking to be sole winners of Inter County One Day title

Last year the two sides played to a tie in a match reduced to 20 overs-a-side at the Albion Community Centre ground .

GCF names six-member team for Caribbean C/ships

GCF names six-member team for Caribbean C/ships

The Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) has named a strong six-man unit to represent the Golden Arrowhead at the ninth Caribbean Cycling Championships in Suriname .

U16 boxers to compete today  in DDL sponsored tournament

U16 boxers to compete today in DDL sponsored tournament

After partnering with the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) last year to box off three successful tournaments, the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) will once again brand and sponsor two upcoming competitions, the first of which will be staged tomorrow .

Sumair blasts century as Floodlights edge Frontliners

Sumair blasts century as Floodlights edge Frontliners

Floodlight’s John Sumair blasted the first century of the competition 134 as Floodlights defeated Frontliners by a mere three runs last Sunday in a match of the Ramchand/Rohan Auto sales softball cricket competition last Sunday .

Windies hunt series win in historic 500th Test

Windies hunt series win in historic 500th Test

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies will hope to mark their 500th Test with a victory when they face Bangladesh in the second and final Test at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here today .

Smartt, Dottin give Windies series lead

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Tremayne Smartt’s five-wicket haul and Deandra Dottin’s attacking half-century fired West Indies Women to a five-wicket victory and to a crucial 1-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International series against New Zealand .

History-maker Chanderpaul relishing 500th Test

History-maker Chanderpaul relishing 500th Test

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies’ most capped player, Shiv Chanderpaul, is cherishing the 500th Test to be played by the regional side, and says it is a reminder of the rich cricketing heritage of the Caribbean .

Hundreds seek jobs at new Giftland Mall

Hundreds seek jobs at new Giftland Mall

Hopeful hires: Applicants fill out forms during yesterday’s recruitment drive for the soon-to-be-opened Giftland Mall .

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide yesterday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison .

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide today, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison .

Johnson called up for second Test against Bangladesh

Johnson called up for second Test against Bangladesh

-Gayle unavailable

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting tomorrow at the Beausejour Cricket Ground .

Bakewell to sponsor junior tennis tournament

Bakewell to sponsor junior tennis tournament

Bakewell has sponsored the first ever ‘Bakewell Junior Tennis Tournament’  and it will serve off tomorrow at the National Racquet Centre at Woolford Avenue and Camp Streets, Thomas Lands .

Tridents can shine despite absence of trio, says legend Haynes

Tridents can shine despite absence of trio, says legend Haynes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados Tridents head coach Desmond Haynes believes his side can overcome the loss of their three key players and excel in the Champions League Twenty20 .

Draft legislation for horse racing authority handed over

Draft legislation for horse racing authority handed over

A key step to regularize the ‘Sport of Kings’ has been taken .

Fines, suspension on agenda for basketball federation meeting

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has said it plans to discuss fines and suspensions among other issues at its general council meeting set for Saturday September 20 .

Pistorius cleared of murder,  culpable homicide verdict to come

Pistorius cleared of murder, culpable homicide verdict to come

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius was cleared yesterday of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned for the day before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide .

Windies Women eye revenge on home turf

Windies Women eye revenge on home turf

BASSETERRE, St .

U.S. ease past Lithuania into World Cup basketball final

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Holders United States showed no sign of missing their top players as they breezed into the basketball World Cup final with a commanding 96-68 win over Lithuania yesterday .

Paul George apologises for Twitter remarks

(The Sports Xchange) - Indiana Pacers forward Paul George apologized yesterday for insensitive remarks made via Twitter in reaction to the NFL announcing the indefinite suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice .

Geoffrey Boycott on Test cricket, the Ashes and his legacy

Geoffrey Boycott on Test cricket, the Ashes and his legacy

(BBC) Legendary former England opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott opposes the view that England do not concentrate enough on one-day cricket, but is not particularly enamoured with the selectors .

Bicyclists set for sixty-mile road race

The Ministry of Health and Hassan Mohamed will team up tomorrow to pedal off a 60-mile road race in observance of Caribbean Wellness Day 2014 .



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