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Exaggerator wins Preakness, Nyquist third

(Reuters) – Exaggerator took advantage of sloppy conditions and a “dream trip” to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes by 3-1/2 lengths in Baltimore Saturday ending Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s bid for the Triple Crown.

Fernandes, Wiltshire reach final

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Top players Larissa Wiltshire and Taylor Fernandes will meet sometime today in the final of the Girls’ U19 division of the Guyana Squash Association sanctioned Woodpecker Products Limited Junior National Championships after semi-final wins yesterday at the Georgetown Club courts.

B/ce crush E’bo to reach final

A ruthless bowling performance by Berbice enabled them to easily crush Essequibo by 79 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis method yesterday and book a place in today’s final of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Under-19 Inter-county 50 over tourney against Demerara.

Smith cameo takes Lions into top spot

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith … stroked an unbeaten 37 in Gujarat Lions win. (file photo)

KANPUR, India, CMC – Dwayne Smith’s late cameo earned Gujarat Lions a convincing six-wicket victory over Kieron Pollard’s Mumbai Indians with 13 balls to spare here Saturday, and propelled them to the top of the Indian Premier League standings.

Media giant Cozier laid to rest

The body of the late Tony Cozier lies in the chapel of the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens on Friday.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket media titan Tony Cozier was laid to rest here Friday, following a service at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens which was attended by several dignitaries and influential members of the regional cricket community.

Hockey team loses to Mexico

Guyana hopes of qualifying for the semi-final round of the Pan American Junior Hockey Championships were all but extinguished as they lost to Mexico 1-7 yesterday in Toronto, Canada.

Anthony wins PowerAde feature event in National Park

Add another trophy to Michael Anthony’s cabinet. One week after placing second in the Golden Jubilee Independence Three-Stage road race, the Team Evolution standout took his talents to the National Park yesterday and sprinted off with the spoils of the feature 35-lap event of the sixth annual PowerAde 11-race programme.

Mayor’s Cup finally up and running

—Wins for Victoria Kings, Grove Hi Tech

Victoria Kings overcame Agricola Red Triangle 3-1 on penalty kicks when the 22nd edition of the Mayor’s Cup Football Championships commenced Friday at the Victoria Community Centre Ground.

Forde calls for patience

— says GFF looking for Golden Jaguars to play higher ranked teams

Guyana Football Federation President Wayne Forde (centre) addressing the gathering while Golden Jaguars Head-coach Jamaal Shabazz (right) and GFF Director of Communications Debra Francis looks on.

Following their 5-1 thrashing by Canada’s Olympic team, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde is calling on the populace to be patient with the Golden Jaguars as they aim to develop against quality opposition.

Defending champs booted

Mark McLean of Wisroc (centre) trying to avoid the impending challenge of a Silver Bullets player durng their team’s quarterfinal showdown in the Guinness of the Streets Linden edition at the Mackenzie Market Tarmac

A new champion will be crowned in the Guinness of the Streets Linden competition as holders Amelia Ward Russians were booted in the quarterfinal round Thursday at the Mackenzie Market Tarmac.