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Pacers acquire Stuckey, rue loss of Stephenson

Pacers acquire Stuckey, rue loss of Stephenson

(Reuters) - Three days after losing one of the National Basketball Association’s best young players on the free agent market, the Indiana Pacers gained a welcome boost by signing seven-year league veteran Rodney Stuckey yesterday .

England’s Prior to take break from game

LONDON, (Reuters) - England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second test at Lord’s yesterday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website .

South Africa clean up with Steyn removals in Galle

South Africa clean up with Steyn removals in Galle

(Reuters) - In terms of cricket venues around the world, the narrative of any test match played on the dustbowl pitch at Galle tends to follow the line that spin is king and pace bowlers will struggle to impose themselves .

‘Bigger and better’ Boyce/Jefford Classic promised

‘Bigger and better’ Boyce/Jefford Classic promised

The Boyce/Jefford Track and Field Committee yesterday launched the fifth annual Boyce/Jefford Classic to be held on August 16-17  at the MacKenzie Sports Club .

Bolt to run at Copacabana, Gatlin race unlikely

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) - Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year .

Qatar 2022 ethics investigation to report in September

ZURICH, (Reuters) - An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, FIFA said in a statement yesterday .

Cricket academy concludes

Cricket academy concludes

The fourth edition of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports/National Sports Commission’s (MCYS/ NSC) annual cricket academy concluded on Friday at the Enterprise Community Development Centre .

Match-winner Sharma needed convincing to go short

LONDON, (Reuters) - Ishant Sharma’s short-pitched barrage inspired India to victory at Lord’s on Monday, but the tall right-arm seamer needed more than a little convincing from his captain to attempt the match-winning tactic .

Waqar wants to revive Pakistan’s love affair with pace

Waqar wants to revive Pakistan’s love affair with pace

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country’s fast-bowling attack .

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England

(Reuters) - At his best a midfield marauder who inspired team-mates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard yesterday retired from England duty as the country’s third most-capped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered .

Nicklaus and Woods hail McIlroy’s Open victory

HOYLAKE, England, (Reuters) - Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have combined to salute Rory McIlroy’s performance in capturing the British Open title for the first time in his career .

Koese Soepe for ‘Muscle Showdown’

Koese Soepe for ‘Muscle Showdown’

One of South America’s premier bodybuilders, Koese Soepe is bringing his award winning physique back to Guyana .

T and T motivated and hungry for Under-19 titles

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Coach Dasrath Maharaj has described the Trinidad and Tobago team as ‘motivated’ and ‘hungry’ on the eve of the regional Under-19 three-day and limited overs championships .

Sammy to debut in the Australian Big Bash

TASMANIA, Australia, CMC- West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes .

CPL money stolen in Trinidad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC-Close to TT200,000 dollars from ticket sales of upcoming matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been stolen, Police in Trinidad and Tobago have said .

Warriors vanquished  by Tallawahs

Warriors vanquished by Tallawahs

All-rounder Andre Russell’s magical last over backed up by Chadwick Walton’s half-century steered Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) T20 champions Jamaica Tallawahs to a nerve-wracking 4-run win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence last evening .

Red and Lovely beats the odds...  Wins feature event at the United Turf Club

Red and Lovely beats the odds… Wins feature event at the United Turf Club

California Strike and Jack In My Style were the betting favourites to win yesterday’s feature D1 and Lower seven furlongs event at Bush Lot’s United Turf Club .

 St George’s High retains Georgetown title

…in Digicel football

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Title-holders Jamaica face Barbados in revamped tournament

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Jamaica will open the defence of their Regional Under-19 three-day title against archrivals Barbados at Everest, in the re-jigged competition which bowls off here tomorrow .

O’Brien stars as Red Steel sends Hawksbills to fourth loss

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Kevin O’Brien narrowly missed out on a century as Red Steel sent Antigua Hawksbills crashing to their fourth straight loss of the Caribbean Premier League, with a nine-wicket defeat here yesterday .

Guyana defeats Antigua 3-2

…in U-17 football

Guyana romped to a 3-2 victory versus Antigua and Barbuda in their second game off its Caribbean Football Union (CFU) U-17 championship campaign at the Estadio Panamericano in the Dominican Republic yesterday .

England battling to save test as India strike

LONDON, (Reuters) - England face an uphill battle to save the second test at Lord’s after slumping to 105 for four at the close of yesterday’s fourth day in pursuit of 319 to beat India .

McIlroy joins greats after repelling Garcia charge

 HOYLAKE, England, (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy suffered several anxious moments but kept the jitters in check to rubber-stamp his status as the newest golfing great by landing the first British Open title of his career yesterday .

Bangladesh’s Shakib apologises, appeals for reduced ban

DHAKA, (Reuters) - Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised yesterday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour .

Kristoff wins again as Bauer suffers heartbreak on stage 15

NIMES, (Reuters) - Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his second Tour de France victory when he won a bunch sprint to take yesterday’s 15th stage after the peloton reined in the day’s breakaway in the final straight .

Quicks bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting lineup to seal a 153-run win in the first test yesterday as Hashim Amla started his captaincy in fine style .

Rosberg wins in Germany for Mercedes

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg gave Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a home grand prix triumph for Mercedes yesterday that stretched his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points .

Raza century helps Zimbabwe to big win over Afghanistan

BULAWAYO, (Reuters) - Opener Sikandar Raza blasted his first one-day international century as Zimbabwe trounced Afghanistan by eight wickets in the second ODI at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo yesterday .

Warriors clobber Zouks with 9-wicket win

Warriors clobber Zouks with 9-wicket win

An unbeaten half-century from opener Martin Guptill reinforced by Krishmar Santokie’s four wickets steered the Guyana Amazon Warriors to a comfortable 9-wicket win over the St Lucia Zouks last evening in match seven of the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier Tournament (LCPL) T20 tournament .

Shoaib outshines Samuels to give Tridents first win

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Marlon Samuels stroked a classy half-century but was outshone by an equally fine one from Shoaib Malik, as Barbados Tridents beat Antigua Hawksbills by five wickets to post their first win in the new Caribbean Premier League campaign .

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka’s spirited chase

Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka’s spirited chase

GALLE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten after a sparkling half-century as Sri Lanka responded well to the challenge of scoring 370 runs in four sessions in order to win the first test against South Africa yesterday .

I made too many mistakes, says Woods after 73

HOYLAKE England (Reuters) – Tiger Woods lamented a succession of errors after the former world number one slumped to a one-over-par 73 on a good day for scoring in the third round of the British Open yesterday .

Flower vows to make Pakistan batsmen more consistent

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan’s new batting coach Grant Flower has termed his new assignment as the biggest challenge of his coaching career and is hopeful of making the batsmen more consistent .

Guyana Boys, Girls retain team squash titles in Bermuda

Guyana retained their Boys and Girls team titles, defeating Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago 3-2 respectively in their corresponding finals, when the team section of the 2014 Caribbean Junior Squash Championships concluded yesterday in Hamilton, Bermuda .

Berbice capture GCB women’s inter-county championship

Berbice capture GCB women’s inter-county championship

Berbice won 2014 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Women’s Inter-county competition yesterday, dethroning Demerara via the Duckworth Lewis calculation at the Everest Cricket Club, Carifesta Avenue .

Vijay stays defiant as India look to build lead

Vijay stays defiant as India look to build lead

LONDON (Reuters) - A defiant half-century by opener Murali Vijay kept alive India’s hopes of setting England a tough fourth-innings chase in a tense second test at Lord’s yesterday .

Gayle gunning for Narine as Tallawahs face Warriors today

Gayle gunning for Narine as Tallawahs face Warriors today

Jamaica Tallawahs’ skipper Chris Gayle is confident of smashing Guyana Amazon Warriors’ star spinner Sunil Narine for a quartet of sixes come tomorrow when the two teams square off in what is termed as the grudge match in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) T20 tournament .



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