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Premiership Group football…Lodge Secondary thrashes North Ruimveldt 6-0

-Tutorial Sec heads into the quarter-finals

Lodge Secondary sealed their berth in the final eight in commanding fashion, routing North Georgetown Secondary 6-0 when the Premiership Group Secondary Schools u-17 Knockout tourney continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground .

Softball fraternity set to battle for top honours

As the year nears its end, softball players will have yet another opportunity to stake their claims of supremacy as the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc is set to host its inaugural President’s cup open and Over-40 big ball competition this weekend at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and Ogle Community Centre grounds .

Maersk hosting inaugural golf tourney

Maersk hosting inaugural golf tourney

An exciting day of golf is expected tomorrow as the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) collaborates with the Danish shipping company Maersk to host the inaugural Maersk Golf Tournament .

Vitamalt/Aqua Mist football tourney... Slingerz FC to confront Beavers FC

Vitamalt/Aqua Mist football tourney… Slingerz FC to confront Beavers FC

Slingerz FC will face-off against Beavers FC when the second match day of the Vitamalt/Aqua Mist sponsored West Demerara Football Association Knockout tourney continues today at the Den Amstel Community ground .

Samuels eager to take new found confidence into tests series

BENONI, South Africa, CMC West Indies Middle order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first test match against South Africa which begins on Wednesday .

Joe takes root to steer England to win over Sri Lanka

(Reuters) - Joe Root's third hundred powered England to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele yesterday and kept alive their hopes in the seven-match series .

Dwayne Smith retires from first-class cricket

Dwayne Smith retires from first-class cricket

(Barbados Nation) Dwayne Smith was wielding a different sword yesterday .

McLaren name Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers

McLaren name Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers

LONDON, (Reuters) - Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain's Jenson Button will drive for Honda-powered McLaren next season, the Formula One team said yesterday .

Kohli bouncer to help players past Hughes shock – Lyon

(Reuters) - A Mitchell Johnson bouncer that struck India captain Virat Kohli on the helmet during the first test yesterday might actually help players get past the shock of Phillip Hughes' death, according to Australia spinner Nathan Lyon .

Umpire chief: Jamaica/Leewards controversy unfortunate

(Jamaica Gleaner) West Indies Cricket Umpires Association president, Cecil Fletcher, has described as unfortunate, the recent incident surrounding the misuse of a ball during the WICB Four-day Professional League encounter between Jamaica Franchise and Leewards Hurricanes at Sabina Park .

Suriname Parliament introduces laws to boost World Cup bid

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC- Draft legislation has been introduced into Suriname’s parliament, designed to help the country qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaThe dual nationality legislation aims to change the law to facilitate players born in Suriname who play professional football overseas but cannot represent their country .

New rules being considered for CPL

New rules being considered for CPL

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- New rules are being considered for the new season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), organizers announced on Wednesday .

Regal outplay rivals

Regal outplay rivals

-Trophy Stall Angels beat Wellwoman

Regal obtained sweet revenge when they defeated Wolf’s Warriors in the Rohan and Ramchand Auto Spares open finals, an encounter dubbed the rematch of the Guyana Softball Cup four (GSC4) open finals .

Guinness Greatest of the Streets...North Ruimveldt, Festival City Warriors in final

Guinness Greatest of the Streets…North Ruimveldt, Festival City Warriors in final

-after penalty shoot-outs

A raucous National Cultural Centre tarmac viewership on Tuesday played host to two tense penalty shoot-out wins as North Ruimveldt and Festival City Warriors sealed their berth in the final of the Guinness of the Streets Georgetown leg .

Cottrell prepared for first Test call after five-wicket haul

Cottrell prepared for first Test call after five-wicket haul

BENONI, South Africa, CMC – Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell bowled his way into the selection frame for next week’s first Test with a five-wicket haul yesterday and says once picked, he will be ready to help carry the West Indies attack .

Mackeson 3X3 basketball…Den Amstel-A crowned champions

Despite beginning their campaign on a losing note, Den Amstel-A were crowned the West Coast Demerara divisional champs, defeating Uitvlugt Giants 10-8 in the finale when the Mackeson 3x3 Basketball challenge continued on Tuesday .

Samuels sends warning with hundred, Cottrell gets five

Samuels sends warning with hundred, Cottrell gets five

BENONI, South Africa, CMC – Marlon Samuels made a bold statement ahead of next week’s start of the three-Test series, pummelling an entertaining, unbeaten hundred on the opening day of their three-day match, as West Indies made a strong start to their tour of South Africa here yesterday .

Ruggers need high-quality coach, financial support for Olympic berth -GRFU

Ruggers need high-quality coach, financial support for Olympic berth -GRFU

Winning their seventh NACRA 7s championship last Thursday in Mexico was the first key step for the national men’s rugby team to clinch an Olympic berth in 2016 but many more strides have to be taken on the road to qualifying for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .

Australia paceman Johnson shakes up India before lunch

(Reuters) - Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson shook up India just before lunch last night by taking a wicket and striking captain Virat Kohli on the head as the tourists reached 117 for two at the break on day three of the first test in Adelaide .

Premiership Group Secondary Schools U-17 knockout football …St George’s, Saints advance to quarterfinals

St George’s High and St Stanislaus College registered opening day victories in the Premiership Group Secondary Schools U-17 knockout football tournament yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue .

WADA to probe German TV doping claims against Russia

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said yesterday it will undertake a full investigation into allegations of doping and cover-ups by Russian track and field athletes made by a German TV documentary .

Barbados on winning run but Springer still wants improvement

Barbados on winning run but Springer still wants improvement

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados Pride may be on a two-game winning streak by head coach Henderson Springer still is not comfortable with the manner of those victories .

McKinnon’s winning form continues at the Timehri ranges

McKinnon’s winning form continues at the Timehri ranges

-Hing also records victory

Ryan McKinnon continues to hit the target, completing his second win in as many competitions to finish at the helm of the stand division of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) yearend practical pistol shooting while national small-bore captain Dale Hing won the production divisions on Sunday at the Timehri ranges .

England’s Kieswetter could miss 2015 season

England’s Kieswetter could miss 2015 season

LONDON, (Reuters) - England one-day wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter could miss the entire 2015 season as he struggles to recover from a serious eye injury .

BCB mourns passing of Roopnarine Dhanraj

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is mourning the death of its former treasurer Roopnarine Dhanraj, two Sundays ago in New York, USA .

Cleveland Forde takes third in two Barbados events

Cleveland Forde takes third in two Barbados events

Cleveland ‘Little Kenyan’ Forde powered his way to two podium finishes when the annual Run Barbados 10km and half marathon events were contested over the weekend .

South Africa prosecutors will seek murder conviction against Pistorius

South Africa prosecutors will seek murder conviction against Pistorius

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - South African prosecutors yesterday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will now seek a murder conviction .

‘I’ve worked very hard!’ ...Alia Atkinson says record gold did not come easy

‘I’ve worked very hard!’ …Alia Atkinson says record gold did not come easy

(Jamaica Observer) Gold medallist and joint world record holder for the short course 100m breaststroke, Alia Atkinson, says she hopes her victory on Saturday last in Doha, Qatar will assist in breaking the stereotype associated with non-traditional sports, not only in Jamaica, but across the world .

England’s Woakes dazzles before play abandoned after rain

England’s Woakes dazzles before play abandoned after rain

(Reuters) - England will return today to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Wednesday .

Pakistan on edge as Kenya arrive in Lahore

KARACHI (Reuters) - Kenya’s national cricket team arrived in Lahore amid tight security yesterday for the most high-profile series in Pakistan since a March 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team .

Ponting appointed Mumbai’s head coach

LONDON, (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed head coach of Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians, the club announced yesterday .

Permaul, Deonarine, Johnson in World Cup 30

Permaul, Deonarine, Johnson in World Cup 30

Three Guyanese have been named in West Indies’ 30-man provisional squad for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand .

Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor... Hockey Festival Hikers, GCC Tigers crowned champs

Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor… Hockey Festival Hikers, GCC Tigers crowned champs

Hikers, Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Tigers and Hikers Veterans were crowned the men, women and veteran’s divisional champs respectively when the Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival concluded on Sunday at the National Gymnasium .

Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup - Lara

Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup – Lara

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems .

IAAF responds to latest doping claims

LONDON,  (Reuters) - The world governing body of athletics has issued another lengthy statement in response to more claims of widespread doping and cover-ups, saying the latest allegations have been passed to its ethics committee for investigation .

McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season

McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season

LONDON, (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after an impressive season saw him claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory .



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