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4R Bearings to sponsor biggest  T20 competition in Upper Corentyne

4R Bearings to sponsor biggest T20 competition in Upper Corentyne

——Final under lights, winning team to cash in on $100,000 and trophy

What is expected to be the biggest 20/20 softball competition to be played in the Upper Corentyne is expected to commence in June .

Similarities abound as England, WI begin test series

Similarities abound as England, WI begin test series

By Tony CozierExcept for the significant disparity in their ICC rankings, England and the West Indies start the first Test series of the year at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua tomorrow with much in common .

Cumberbatch upstages Pooranmall, Ramdeen to win A Class event

Cumberbatch upstages Pooranmall, Ramdeen to win A Class event

Floyd Cumberbatch of Linden upstaged season competitors Khemraj Pooranmall and Jairam Ramdeen to win the Guyana Draughts Association National A Class event last weekend at the National Gymnasium .

GCC wins NBS second-division competition for third time

GCC wins NBS second-division competition for third time

By Delvon Mc EwanThe Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) yesterday won the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/ New Building Society second division 40 overs to complete a three-peat at the third edition of the tournament .

 Alpha United  turns to Bain

 Alpha United turns to Bain

National heavyweights Alpha United have recalled the services of Grenadian hitman Kithson Bain in their bid to qualify to the second round of the 2015 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships .

Nurse expects tough series against ‘Vincy Heat’

Nurse expects tough series against ‘Vincy Heat’

Golden Jaguars captain Chris Nurse said while he expects a tough 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign match against St .

Moore nets hat-trick as…

Moore nets hat-trick as…

…..Agricola Red Triangle thumps seven past Diamond United

Agricola Red Triangle got their Lens Craft Optical/EBFA U-13 League off to the perfect start dismantling Diamond United by a 7-0 score line yesterday at the Grove Community Centre ground .

GKC grading a tremendous success

GKC grading a tremendous success

—Hannah Farinha becomes youngest female IKD Nidan karateka to receive second Dan black belt

The Guyana Karate College’s (GKC) first grading exercise for 2015 held last month by Frank Woon-A-Tai was a tremendous success with 107 students graded at the Carifesta Avenue Sports Complex .

Woods leads Masters chase to reel in Spieth

Woods leads Masters chase to reel in Spieth

AUGUSTA, Georgia, (Reuters) - Young Jordan Spieth refused to crack under mounting pressure as he continued to hold the Masters third-round lead yesterday as some of the biggest names in golf mounted a charge .

Celtics get past short- handed Cleveland

NBA round-up….

(The Sports Xchange) - Guard Marcus Smart scored 19 points, forward Evan Turner passed for a career-high 13 assists and Boston remained seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 99-90 victory over short-handed Cleveland .

Sir Curtly backs “team man”  Simmons to move team forward

Sir Curtly backs “team man” Simmons to move team forward

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies bowling consultant Sir Curtly Ambrose has given his full backing to new head coach Phil Simmons, describing him as a “team man” who he expects to bring a new dimension to the regional squad .

Gayle sizzles with 96, Russell slams cameo but Narine goes wicket-less

Gayle sizzles with 96, Russell slams cameo but Narine goes wicket-less

CHENNAI, India, CMC – Superstar opener Chris Gayle narrowly missed out on a hundred, upstaging West Indies teammate Sunil Narine who again went wicket-less, as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by three wickets here yesterday .

Guyana Jaguars resume training

Guyana Jaguars resume training

Following a successful Regional four-day title win, the Guyana Jaguars were at it again as the team resumed training ahead of the senior Inter-County tournaments and the third edition of the Caribbean Premier League T20 competition .

Bishoo returns but Permaul misses out

Bishoo returns but Permaul misses out

Rookie batsman Shai Hope has been rewarded for his heavy scoring in the recent first class tournament with a place in the West Indies 14-man squad to face England in the first Test starting here Monday the Caribbean Media Corporation reported yesterday .

England needs to beat West Indies to retain third Test spot

England needs to beat West Indies to retain third Test spot

After an enthralling and exciting ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the focus now shifts to the traditional format of the game when the West Indies and England go head to head in a three-Test series which starts in Antigua on Monday .

Bishoo credits hard work and changes to bowling action for recent success

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC- Guyanese spinner Devendra Bishoo, has credited hard work and changes to his bowling action for his recent success in regional first class cricket .

Essequibo, Demerara play to draw

Essequibo, Demerara play to draw

Essequibian Keanu Harry’s nine-wicket haul and Demerara skipper Travis Persaud’s 50 highlighted the final day of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U19 Inter-County three-day tournament which ended in a draw yesterday .

Australia saving Hazlewood for West Indies

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC- Australia and Mumbai Indians seamer Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to keep himself fit and fresh for the tour of the West Indies, officials have confirmed .

Jamaica to host Regional Under-19 tournament

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC-Jamaica has been chosen as the venue for the Regional Under-19 cricket Tournament scheduled to start in July .

Guyana rugby team confident of victory over T/dad

Guyana rugby team confident of victory over T/dad

Guyana’s 15s rugby squad arrived in Trinidad and Tobago yesterday morning for their NACRA Southern Zone final today against the hosts with intensions of continuing its regional dominance and moving one step closer to retaining the overall title .

Star-studded Sparta Boss in 4-2 defeat of California Square

Star-studded Sparta Boss in 4-2 defeat of California Square

— Busta soft-shoe football

Sparta Boss overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat California Square 4-2 when the opening group night of the inaugural Guyana Beverage Company Busta soft-shoe football championships commenced Thursday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground .

Floodlights cricket teams sweep series at Crabwood Creek

Floodlights cricket teams sweep series at Crabwood Creek

— Karibee Girls defeat Trophy Stall Angels

Floodlights and Floodlights All Stars recorded victories against Corrriverton Market Vendors and Crabwood Creek/Scottsburg respectively while Trophy Stall Angels lost to Karibee Girls last Sunday at the Crabwood Creek Sports Complex .

GABF shortlists male, female squads for CARICOM C/ships

GABF shortlists male, female squads for CARICOM C/ships

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has officially shortlisted the male and female practice squads for the upcoming 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships in the British Virgin Islands from June 16th-20th .

GCC seek hat-trick of titles

— GCA/New Building Society second-division final

The Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) will seek to win the Georgetown Cricket Associations’ (GCA) New Building Society second-division competition when they oppose Transport Sports Club from 10am today at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground, Thomas Lands .

Sobers pays tribute to late Richie Benaud

Sobers pays tribute to late Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud has been described by Sir Garry Sobers as “a wonderful cricketer and captain”, a “brilliant commentator” and a “good friend” .

Former Australia captain and broadcaster Benaud dies

Former Australia captain and broadcaster Benaud dies

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the celebrated ‘voice of cricket’ in the commentary box, has died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer .

Ballers edge Durban St 6-5

Ballers edge Durban St 6-5

Busta football kicks off

Ballers secured the first win in the opening group night of the inaugural Guyana Beverage Company Busta Football championship, defeating Durban Street by a 6-5 score line last evening at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground .

‘Green Machine’ sets off on quest for 15s title

‘Green Machine’ sets off on quest for 15s title

The national 15s rugby squad will wing out to Trinidad and Tobago today on a quest to exact revenge and retain the NACRA 15s Southern Zone title .

Sir Curtly set to launch “Time to Talk” autobiography

Sir Curtly set to launch “Time to Talk” autobiography

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Sir Curtly Ambrose, the Antigua and West Indies fast bowling icon, will launch his autobiography in his homeland, this weekend .

Daredevils fall short despite Morkel fifty

Daredevils fall short despite Morkel fifty

(Cricinfo) Chennai Super Kings’ best discipline backfired .

Bishoo grabs six to take claim for opening Test

Bishoo grabs six to take claim for opening Test

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Devendra Bishoo announced himself ready to play in next week’s opening Test match against England with a six-wicket haul on the opening day of the West Indies two-day warm-up match here Wednesday .

Camp a huge benefit for fringe players: Ramdin

Camp a huge benefit for fringe players: Ramdin

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Test captain Denesh Ramdin believes the ongoing camp in preparation for the England series will be a huge benefit for the fringe players involved in the set up .

In-form Arsenal hope to gun down Chelsea – Wenger

LONDON, (Reuters) - Arsenal are still playing catch-up to Chelsea but the in-from Gunners will be ready to pounce if the leaders suffer from some end of season yips, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday .

Olympic spots will be on the line at World Relays

(Reuters) - More than just prize money and medals will be in the offering in two of the most popular relays at next month’s IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas .

Demerara grab first innings points

Demerara grab first innings points

GCB Under-19 tourney

A team effort by Demerara gave the host a lead of 35 runs at the end of the second day of their opening fixture against Essequibo in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Under-19 inter-county fixture .

Spieth sizzles at Masters, McIlroy seven back

Spieth sizzles at Masters, McIlroy seven back

[caption id="attachment_329742" align="alignright" width="374"] Jordan Spieth[/caption]AUGUSTA, Georgia, (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods dominated the build-up to this week’s Masters but it was exciting American Jordan Spieth who produced the fireworks in a gripping opening round at Augusta National yesterday .

DCC, Transport Sports Club for u-15 cricket final

DCC, Transport Sports Club for u-15 cricket final

Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and Transport Sports Club (TSC) will clash in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Brainstreet Under-15 finals on Sunday after scoring convincing victories against their respective opponents, Malteenoes Sports Clubs (MSC) and Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) .



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