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Guyana looking for clean sweep of preliminary round matches

Guyana looking for clean sweep of preliminary round matches

With two breathtaking wins on the trot from their Group ‘A’ matches, semi-finalist Guyana Jaguars will now look forward to a clean sweep of their preliminary fixtures when they oppose the Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) team today before Thursday’s first semi-final of the 2015 Nagico Super50 tournament .

Hardy to fight Gasparayan in Boxcino elimination tournament

Hardy to fight Gasparayan in Boxcino elimination tournament

Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) welterweight champion, Simeon ‘Candy Man’ Hardy’s career has taken off ever since he started campaigning in North America .

Hawks notches 12th straight with victory over Bulls

Hawks notches 12th straight with victory over Bulls

NBA Roundup

(The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Hawks matched their second-longest winning streak in franchise history night by beating the Chicago Bulls 107-99 for their 12th straight victory .

Djokovic downplays concerns over illness, ready to go

Djokovic downplays concerns over illness, ready to go

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic pronounced himself fit and raring to go in search of his fifth Australian Open title yesterday after overcoming a bout of illness that had prompted social media users to suggest he was in doubt for the tournament .

CBS suspends sports analyst Greg Anthony after his arrest

CBS suspends sports analyst Greg Anthony after his arrest

(Reuters) - CBS Sports basketball analyst Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely by the network, a CBS spokesperson said on Saturday, a day after he was arrested in Washington, D .

Australia beat India to signal World Cup ambitions

Australia beat India to signal World Cup ambitions

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia beat world champions India by four wickets in a thrilling One Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday, overcoming a late mini-collapse to win with just six balls remaining .

Kyrgios flying Australian flag at home grand slam

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - A first-week choke by leading woman Sam Stosur and a grudging loss by ageing men’s warrior Lleyton Hewitt has generally been the blueprint for the home players at the Australian Open, but teenage talent Nick Kyrgios may be poised to buck the trend of local underachievement .

Opening Group B skirmishes deliver little clarity

EBEBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea, (Reuters) - Little clarity on the likely outcome of African Nations Cup Group B was offered by the four protagonists on their opening night of competition at the Estadio de Ebebeyin yesterday .

Record-breaking De Villiers sets up huge South Africa win

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - AB de Villiers took 31 balls to smash the fastest century in one-day internationals as South Africa crushed West Indies by 148 runs at The Wanderers today .

Australia beat India to signal World Cup ambitions

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia beat world champions India by four wickets in a thrilling One Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today, overcoming a late mini-collapse to win with just six balls remaining .

AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI hundred in 31 balls

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day century in 31 balls against the West Indies at The Wanderers today .

Reifer rescues Jaguars as Barbados Pride start their title defence in defeat

Reifer rescues Jaguars as Barbados Pride start their title defence in defeat

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Raymon Reifer slammed a brilliant half century to rekindle a run chase which collapsed several times as Guyana Jaguars pulled off a sensational come-from-behind win over Barbados Pride in the NAGICO Super50 here last night .

Windies aim to grab and retain momentum in battle against SA

Windies aim to grab and retain momentum in battle against SA

-Simmons tipped to replace Johnson

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC- New One Day International captain Jason Holders says the West Indies urgently needs to address a problem of retaining momentum as they prepare to battle South Africa in the second ODI here today .

GTTA preparing for Caribbean Cadet/Junior tournaments in Dominican Republic

GTTA to emphasise fitness requirements for national players

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) will stage tournaments for Cadets 15-years-and-under and juniors 18-years-and-underOn February 1 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 9 am following which the GTTA will meet to shortlist players to continue preparing for the Caribbean Cadet/Junior Table Tennis Tournament scheduled for April in the Dominican Republic .

Jamaican policeman completes mile hat-trick

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC — Jamaican Stephen Allen, a Bermuda-based policeman, completed his hat-trick when he won the local men’s mile race on Front Street for the third year in a row as the Bermuda Marathon Weekend, celebrating its 40th anniversary, got under way in soggy conditions on Friday night .

Gayle’s comments just not cricket

Gayle’s comments just not cricket

CHRIS GAYLE’S open denunciation of the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Keiron Pollard from the World Cup squad last week was the latest in an extensive list of such forthright comments he has directed against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), its chief executive, its selectors and its head coach .

A just rebuke of the rebels

A just rebuke of the rebels

It has been almost a month since the self-centered myopic decision taken by the West Indies players aggressively led by Dwayne Bravo to abruptly abandon their tour of India due to a pay dispute .

Lloyd knows best

Lloyd knows best

By Orin DavidsonFor an undistinguished, low achieving West Indies cricket team, the shock and outrage being expressed around the region at the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard for the upcoming World Cup, is surprising .

Hinds looking for more success this year

Hinds looking for more success this year

Guyana’s most successful wheelsman for 2014, Orville Hinds is looking forward to even more saddle success in 2015 .

Pakistan have firepower to surprise at World Cup - Waqar

Pakistan have firepower to surprise at World Cup – Waqar

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s preparations for the World Cup have not been ideal but coach Waqar Younis believes his team still have the firepower to surprise at the tournament .

Rain washes out third ODI between NZ and Sri Lanka

(Reuters) - Persistent rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Eden Park in Auckland yesterday after less than 30 overs of the hosts’ innings .

Hawks extend win streak, road win records

(The Sports Xchange) - Center Al Horford scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors 110-89 to extend their winning streak to 11 games, a feat they last achieved in 1997 .

Grudge match!

Grudge match!

Guyana looking to avenge consecutive defeats; champs B/dos looking to extend win streak to three

Last year, defending champs Barbados Pride eliminated Guyana’s Jaguars at the semi-final stage of the regional limited overs tournament; a Jaguars’ team which the influenza bug had rendered toothless some of its key players .

 Windies crash to loss after batting fails

 Windies crash to loss after batting fails

DURBAN, South Africa, CMC – West Indies failed to negotiate a tricky run chase and lost the rain-hit opening One-day International against South Africa by 61 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method here yesterday .

‘Hooper is back!

‘Hooper is back!

— Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper is new coach of Guyana Amazon Warriors

Carl Hoooper one of the more elegant batsman to ever play the game was yesterday named as head coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors for this year’s Caribbean Premier League tournament which bowls off later this year .

BCB seeking guidance from Cricket Ombudsman with respect to GCB AGM

BCB seeking guidance from Cricket Ombudsman with respect to GCB AGM

With the highly-anticipated Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) elections set for later this month the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has indicated that they are currently seeking guidance from recently appointed Cricket Ombudsman Dr .

Permaul credits total team effort

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul has credited total team effort for Guyana Jaguars crushing victory over Windward Islands Hurricanes in the second scheduled game of the NAGICO Super50 at Queen’s Park Oval here Thursday .

Red Force cruise to easy five wicket win over Windies Under 19s

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, CMC- Trinidad and Tobago Red Force cruised to comfortable five wicket win over West Indies Under 19s in their rain affected third match of the NAGICO Super50 at Shaw park Tobago yesterday .

Jamaica beat Hurricanes by nine wickets

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 16, CMC – Jamaica outplayed Leeward Islands Hurricanes to register a convincing nine wicket win in the fourth game of the NAGICO Super50 at Queen’s Park Oval here yesterday .

IGG cycling team gold was highlight of 2014

IGG cycling team gold was highlight of 2014

-says Hassan Mohammed

Guyana’s premier cycling event coordinator, Hassan Mohamed, described 2014 as a ‘fantastic year’ and said that he anticipates a successful start of his 2015 calendar of events which pedals off next Saturday .

Tired, frustrated, patchy Serena still favourite

Tired, frustrated, patchy Serena still favourite

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Serena Williams’ Australian Open preparations included smashing a racquet in frustration, complaining of fatigue and losing to players she had never lost to before, yet she is still the favourite to claim her sixth title at Melbourne Park .

Australia ease past England despite Morgan ton

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia rode David Warner’s belligerent 127 to chase down a modest target and beat England by three wickets with 10 overs to spare in the first match of a tri-series also involving India yesterday .

Muhammad Ali released from the hospital for urinary infection

(Reuters) - Boxing great Muhammad Ali was released from a hospital yesterday after treatment for a severe urinary tract infection, Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said .

Carl Hooper appointed Amazon Warriors coach

The Management/Ownership Team of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Franchise today announced the appointment of former West Indies and Guyana cricketer, Carl Hooper as the Head Coach of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team for the 2015 edition of the Caribbean Premier League .

Australia ease past England despite Morgan ton

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia rode David Warner's belligerent 127 to chase down a modest target and beat England by three wickets with 10 overs to spare in the first match of a tri-series also involving India on Friday .

Permaul grabs  four as Jaguars maul Windwards

Permaul grabs four as Jaguars maul Windwards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Windward Islands Volcanoes crumbled under spin as Guyana Jaguars hammered them by 142 runs in the second game of the NAGICO Super50 at Queen’s Park Oval here yesterday .

T&T, Jamaica suffer telling blows in CONCACAF U-20

T&T, Jamaica suffer telling blows in CONCACAF U-20

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Hosts Jamaica and Caribbean champions Trinidad and Tobago suffered damaging results in the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship when they both slumped to defeats on day five of the tournament here Wednesday .



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