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Sir Viv weighs in on Gayle double century

Sir Viv weighs in on Gayle double century

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC- Former West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards says Chris Gayle’s double century against Zimbabwe has “lifted the spirits” of the team and relieved pressure on young captain Jason Holder .

‘Road to Mecca’ basketball teams  for tough quarterfinal battles

‘Road to Mecca’ basketball teams for tough quarterfinal battles

The semi-finalists for the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) ‘Road to Mecca II’ National Club Championship will be decided tonight when the quarterfinal round begins at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue .

11 GCA matches on this weekend

Cricket lovers are in for a treat this weekend with 11 Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) matches planned for various venues in the city, including Banks Malta Supreme Under-13 semi-finals .

Khalil, deGroot, Narain in the victor’s row

-in Bounty Farm Handicap Squash

Jason-Ray Khalil, Raphael DeGroot and Nicholas Narain numbered among the victors in the Open Category when the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Bounty Farm Handicap Squash tourney continued on Wednesday .

Shenwari gives Afghanistan first World Cup win

Shenwari gives Afghanistan first World Cup win

(Reuters) - Samiullah Shenwari produced a brilliant rearguard action to guide Afghanistan to their first World Cup victory with a dramatic one-wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash in Dunedin yesterday .

Windies aim to buck recent  history against Proteas

Windies aim to buck recent history against Proteas

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – A buoyant West Indies will try to defy a run of recent poor results and extend their winning streak, when they take on South Africa in another crucial Group B match in the ICC Cricket World Cup here tomorrow (11:30 pm, today, Eastern Caribbean time) .

Massacre at the Manuka Oval

Massacre at the Manuka Oval

 By Cosmo HamiltonIn a cable from London to the Associated Press in 1897 in response to erroneous news that was being circulated, Mark Twain the lamented American author once said “The report of my death has been grossly exaggerated” .

GBA shortlists boxers for overseas engagements

The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has shortlisted 32 pugilists to go into training for possible selection for upcoming overseas assignments .

Conquerors replace Bartica Beacons

Conquerors replace Bartica Beacons

Two-time champions Fruta Conquerors will officially participate in the 25th edition of the Kashif and Shanghai football tournament, replacing relative newcomers Bartica Beacons .

Britton wins men’s singles  at Mash TT competition

Britton wins men’s singles at Mash TT competition

Southpaw Shemar Britton on Sunday stopped national men’s singles champion Nigel Bryan to win the men’s singles title as the National Sports Commission Mashramani table tennis competition ended at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

De Groot, Mekdeci among early winners

——-Bounty Farm handicap squash tournament

Raphael deGroot and Benjamin Mekdeci were amongst the winners when the Guyana Squash Association in collaboration with its number one corporate sponsor Digicel commenced its 2015 season with the Bounty Farm Limited handicap squash tournament .

Weekes at 90

Weekes at 90

By Tony Cozier OF all the numbers stacked against the name E .

World Anti-Doping boss applauds  Jamaica’s drug testing programme

World Anti-Doping boss applauds Jamaica’s drug testing programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- President of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) Craig Reedie has applauded the progress made by Jamaica to improve its drug testing programme .

Windies still sweating  on Bravo’s fitness

Windies still sweating on Bravo’s fitness

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – West Indies arrived here yesterday for tomorrow’s crucial clash with South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup, with rising concern over injured top order batsman Darren Bravo .

Wilson, O’Brien seal Ireland’s thrilling win

(Reuters) - Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien struck brisk half-centuries as Ireland held their nerve to clinch a thrilling two-wicket victory in their World Cup Pool B match against United Arab Emirates in Brisbane yesterday .

Westbrook leads OKC past Indiana

(The Sports Xchange) - Point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his third triple-double of the season, collecting 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, to lead the Oklahoma City to a 105-92 points win over Indiana .

Records tumble as Windies blow away Zimbabwe

Records tumble as Windies blow away Zimbabwe

- Gayle smashes first World Cup double century and features in world record 372-run stand with Marlon Samuels

CANBERRA, Australia, CMC – Chris Gayle smashed the first double century in a World Cup and the fastest ever in one-dayers, as West Indies pivoted on a record-breaking batting effort to beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs and post their second straight win of the global showpiece here yesterday .

  NAMILCO Football Festival in limbo  after Normalisation Committee  hands over time slot to K&S

 NAMILCO Football Festival in limbo after Normalisation Committee hands over time slot to K&S

— says Wayne Forde

President of Fruta Conquerors Wayne Forde said the possibility exists the Tucville giants will not stage their eighth edition of the National Milling Company (NAMILCO) football festival this year .

New TD Thompson seeks to build on legacy

New TD Thompson seeks to build on legacy

Angus Thomson, the newly appointed Technical Director (TD) of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) (GRFU) said yesterday apart from helping this country achieve success further afield than the Caribbean, he was also looking to build and improve on Guyana’s rich legacy in the sport .

Floodlight, Speedboat are GFSCA Mash softball champions

Floodlight, Speedboat are GFSCA Mash softball champions

Speedboat and Floodlight ran out winners of the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Assoc-iation (GFSCA) Open and Over40 competitions Saturday at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Queenstown .

CGI/GCB congratulates Guyana Jaguars on B/dos victory

Local franchise, Cricket Guy Inc .

Cellphone Shack donates   cell phones to Kashif and  Shanghai Organisation

Cellphone Shack donates cell phones to Kashif and Shanghai Organisation

Cellular giants Cellphone Shack under its Plum brand continued their unwavering support for the Kashif and Shanghai Football tourney, donating several cellphones yesterday at a simple ceremony hosted at their Middle Street locale .

Stevedore Scheme record upset win over Leopold Street

Stevedore Housing Scheme upset Leopold Street by a 2-0 score line when the preliminary round of the Sparta Boss First Anniversary Street Football tourney concluded on Friday at the Sparta Boss Tarmac in East La Penitence .

WICB congratulates Gayle’s record-breaking feat

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has congratulated Chris Gayle, following his amazing double hundred that propelled West Indies to their second victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 .

Gayle links fan pressure to history-making feat

CANBERRA, Australia, CMC-Chris Gayle says he was bombarded with an unprecedented amount of pressure from fans before his multiple record breaking performance against Zimbabwe in the ICC Cricket World yesterday .

Philander to miss S.A’s clash with Windies

SDYNEY, Australia, CMC- Fast bowler Vernon Philander will miss South Africa’s next match, against West Indies on Friday due to injury .

Lack of confidence haunting  Jamaica batsmen-Lambert

Lack of confidence haunting Jamaica batsmen-Lambert

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Jamaica’s captain Tamar Lambert says a lack of confidence has been haunting the team’s batsmen throughout the 2014-2015 WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) .

Red Force aiming to finish on a high after rebound

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Manager of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Roland Sampath says he has given his charges instructions to finish the inaugural Professional Cricket League (PCL) on a high after rebounding from a string of losses in the tournament .

GASA’s Mashramani Swim Meet set to commence Saturday

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will Saturday stage its Mashramani long course swim meet at the National Aquatic Centre Liliendaal .

Harden’s triple double sinks Wolves

(The Sports Xchange) - James Harden earned his second triple-double of the season with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to help the Houston Rockets fend off the Minnesota Timberwolves 113 -102 .

Gayle’s record double century flattens Zimbabwe

CANBERRA, (Reuters) - Chris Gayle rediscovered his mojo in spectacular fashion today with the first ever World Cup double century to drive West Indies to a 73-run victory over Zimbabwe in their Pool B clash at Manuka Oval .

Philander to miss Windies match with hamstring injury

MELBOURNE,(Reuters) - South Africa seamer Vernon Philander will miss the World Cup clash against West Indies and is in doubt for the following game against Ireland next week, the team said today .

Deonarine, Chanderpaul  mastermind superb run chase

Deonarine, Chanderpaul mastermind superb run chase

Jaguars in come-from-behind win as….

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Test batsman Narsingh Deonarine, veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul and opener Rajindra Chandrika all stroked enterprising half-centuries to mastermind a successful run chase and fire leaders Guyana Jaguars to a comfortable four-wicket victory over Barbados Pride here yesterday .

Slingerz romps to Mayor’s Cup title after  lopsided win over Western Tigers

Slingerz romps to Mayor’s Cup title after lopsided win over Western Tigers

In what can be described as a lopsided final, Slingerz FC clinched their first Mayor’s Cup championship dismissing a toothless Western Tigers by a 5-0 score line on Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground in Bourda .

GABBFF postpones Novices C/ships

GABBFF postpones Novices C/ships

First time competing bodybuilders eager to don their posing trunks and showcase their chiseled physiques will have to wait a month longer .

Cameron apologises for Twitter tweet

Cameron apologises for Twitter tweet

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Embattled President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Whycliffe Dave Cameron came in for harsh criticism Friday night from Twitter users, after he reportedly ‘disrespected’ explosive opener Chris Gayle .

Gibson says captaincy thrust upon Holder too soon

Gibson says captaincy thrust upon Holder too soon

LONDON, CMC – Former West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says Jason Holder’s elevation to the post of captaincy has come too soon .



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