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Hikers aim to retain championship in three-day tourney

Hockey Club Hikers are all set for their fourth annual three-day junior indoor tourney today, at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue .

Macedo memorial race  on this Sunday

Macedo memorial race on this Sunday

The 12th annual Flying Stars Cycle Club/Victor Macedo Memorial Road Race will pedal off this Sunday outside the late Macedo’s Peter Rose and Lance Gibbs streets, Queenstown home from 07:30 hrs .

Senior track and field championship will see possible picks for Uruguay

Senior track and field championship will see possible picks for Uruguay

Track and Field athletes will show their mettle at the annual Senior National Championships on Sunday with international exposure at stake .

Selman inspires Windies women to crushing win over Kiwis

Selman inspires Windies women to crushing win over Kiwis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Seamer Shakera Selman inspired West Indies Women to an eight-wicket crushing of New Zealand Women, as they took a winning 3-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International series here yesterday .

Tridents can hold their own against the ‘big boys’

Tridents can hold their own against the ‘big boys’

— says skipper Rayad Emrit

MOHALI, India, CMC – Captain Rayad Emrit believes Barbados Tridents can hold their own alongside some of the bigger franchises in the Champions League Twenty20, and says they have no plans on being intimidated .

Russell fires KKK to sensational win over Chennai

HYDERABAD, India, CMC – An astonishing half-century from West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell fired Kolkata Knight Riders to a sensational three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings, in the opening game of the Champions League Twenty20 here yesterday .

Russell credits CPL for current form

Russell credits CPL for current form

HYDERABAD, India, CMC – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has credited the recent Caribbean Premier League campaign for his current batting form .

Dover weighs in on absence of seasoned players from CFU Cup

Dover weighs in on absence of seasoned players from CFU Cup

Former Golden Jaguars head coach Wayne Dover said the choice of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to overlook experienced and overseas based players for Guyana’s recently concluded CFU Caribbean Cup duties was in his opinion not the right decision .

Brandford leads Hikers to JFIS second division title

Brandford leads Hikers to JFIS second division title

Hikers, led by an Aroydy Brandford helmet trick retained the Guyana Hockey Board 2013 John Fernandes Insurance Service (JFIS) second division league title, overcoming point leaders All-Greys 4-3 on Monday at the GCC ground .

GFA first division league set to recommence Saturday

The second round of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) first division league continues this weekend with four matchups scheduled to be hosted at the Tucville Community and Guyana Defence Force grounds respectively .

Dunga calls up two new  fullbacks for Argentina game

Dunga calls up two new fullbacks for Argentina game

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Brazil coach Dunga’s post-World Cup rebuilding plans gathered pace yesterday as he called up uncapped duo Dodo and Mario Fernandes for friendlies with Argentina and Japan and again omitted Marcelo and Dani Alves .

Former New Zealand captain Crowe suffers cancer relapse

Former New Zealand captain Crowe suffers cancer relapse

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer .

Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs

Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month’s one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury .

Bravo fined over verbal run-in with Bangladesh batsmen

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies stroke-maker Darren Bravo has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for “verbally offending” Bangladeshi batsmen, during the fourth day’s play of the second Test which ended here Tuesday .

Chanderpaul climbs to third place in batting table

Chanderpaul climbs to third place in batting table

- Roach and Benn achieve career-best rankings

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has returned to the top three of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen following a stellar performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in St Lucia, which finished on Tuesday .

Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement .

Durham’s Rushworth takes 15 wickets in a day against Northants

(Reuters) - Durham seam bowler Chris Rushworth took 15 wickets yesterday as Northants were bowled out twice in less than 3-1/2 hours on their way to an innings defeat .

Shiv cracks 30th test ton

Shiv cracks 30th test ton

- As ruthless Windies humiliate Bangladesh, win series

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A century from Shiv Chanderpaul, Sulieman Benn’s five wicket haul and three wickets from Jerome Taylor helped West Indies run rings around Bangladesh to win by 296 runs in the second test and claim a two-nil series win yesterday .

Pollard’s Mumbai Indians eliminated

Pollard’s Mumbai Indians eliminated

RAIPUR, India, CMC- Captain Kieron Pollard started a fight back that stalled as defending champions Mumbai Indians crashed out of the Champions League Twenty 20 here yesterday .

FIFA RAP concludes

FIFA RAP concludes

The FIFA Referees Assistance Programme (RAP) officially concluded with a simple closing ceremony Sunday at the National Research Center on Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands .

Australia captain Clarke ruled out of Pakistan ODIs

Australia captain Clarke ruled out of Pakistan ODIs

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of next month's one-day international series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates due to a hamstring injury and is doubtful for the test series to follow .

Two draws as  ECFA Stag Beer second round commences

Two draws as ECFA Stag Beer second round commences

League leaders Victoria Kings were held to a 1-1 draw by fifth positioned side Beterverwagting (BV)/Triumph when the second round of the East Coast Football Association (ECFA) Stag Beer senior league commenced at the Victoria Ground on Sunday .

Local players set to showcase skills ahead of WICB franchise tourney

Local players set to showcase skills ahead of WICB franchise tourney

By Delvon Mc EwanAs the inaugural West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional franchise tournament looms, local players will have a final opportunity to showcase their skills during the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) 4-Day Senior Men’s Inter-County Competition which gets underway tomorrow .

Australia builds artificial pitch for spin practice

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia has built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help its batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past .

Halep latest to qualify for WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep has become the third player to book her place at the WTA Tour's season ending Finals tournament in Singapore next month .

Dover blames lack of competitive football locally

Dover blames lack of competitive football locally

— for side’s poor showing in CONCACAF Champions League

Alpha United head coach Wayne Dover said yesterday the lack of competitive football locally was one of the main reasons for his side’s disappointing showing in the CONCACAF Champions League .

Chanderpaul, Blackwood century stand leave Windies in command

Chanderpaul, Blackwood century stand leave Windies in command

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Shiv Chanderpaul’s second half-century of the match and third in as many innings, propelled West Indies to a massive lead and left Bangladesh with a Herculean task of saving the second Test .

Michael Anthony cops silver medal in Suriname

Michael Anthony cops silver medal in Suriname

Junior star cyclist, Michael Anthony pedaled his way to the podium in this year’s Bigi Bergi four-stage Tour of Suriname road race over the weekend .

Atwell throws  down the gauntlet  to Mullings

Atwell throws down the gauntlet to Mullings

WBC CABOFE light welterweight champion, Clive ‘The Punisher’ Atwell was ringside Saturday night for Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings’ round two, TKO victory over Derrick ‘Lights Out’ Richmond .

DCC lone outright winner

DCC lone outright winner

-four matches end in draws

By Delvon Mc EwanDemerara Cricket Club (DCC) was the only team to record an outright win as four games ended in draws when the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) division one and two matches continued over the weekend at venues in the city .

China table tennis coach puts heat on Olympic champ Zhang

China table tennis coach puts heat on Olympic champ Zhang

BEIJING, (Reuters) - The head coach of China’s all-conquering men’s table tennis team has warned Olympic and world singles champion Zhang Jike to knuckle down at the Asian Games or risk throwing away his chance to defend his gold medal at the Rio Games .

Dominant U.S. crush  Serbia to win World Cup

Dominant U.S. crush Serbia to win World Cup

MADRID, (Reuters) - The United States romped to their fifth basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to overwhelm the tournament’s surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on Sunday .

Tiger expects ‘very full’ schedule next season

Tiger expects ‘very full’ schedule next season

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month’s PGA Championship but said yesterday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year .

Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq

Ajmal opts out of T20 event to work on action with Mushtaq

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the national Twenty20 championship to work on his bowling action with former Pakistan tweaker Saqlain Mushtaq .

Lloyd wants WI players to be loyal

Lloyd wants WI players to be loyal

Kingston, Jamaica - New chairman of the West Indies selection panel, Clive Lloyd, believes loyalty should be the order of the day as players contemplate decisions to either represent the West Indies against England or play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next April .

Johnson: was hesitant calling for review

Johnson: was hesitant calling for review

Gros Islet, St Lucia - West Indies batsman Leon Johnson admitted he had been hesitant to ask for a review after he was given out for 66 on the opening day of the second Test against Bangladesh in St Lucia, and said the uncertainty cost him a chance to score a century on Test debut .

Roach wants to be world’s number one bowler

Roach wants to be world’s number one bowler

Gros Islet, St Lucia - Kemar Roach has set a high target for himself after completing his first five-wicket haul of the year .



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