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Thomas, Hamilton keep Leewards afloat

Thomas, Hamilton keep Leewards afloat

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – An unbroken half-century partnership between Devon Thomas and Jahmar Hamilton frustrated Guyana and kept Leeward Islands in with a chance of victory in their sixth round Regional Four-Day match here  yesterday .

Hinds powers to fourth win of the season

Hinds powers to fourth win of the season

In an extraordinary display of speed, power and stamina, Orville Hinds rode wire to wire and emerged winner of yesterday’s third annual Powerade 50-mile road race at West Demerara by edging Paul DeNobrega in a thrilling two-man sprint finish .

“Accidental” skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success

“Accidental” skipper Malinga relishes World T20 success

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Lasith Malinga found himself thrust into the Sri Lankan captaincy midway through the World Twenty20 and emerged with the trophy in his arms yesterday after three heady weeks in Bangladesh .

Defending champs retain U15 title

Defending champs retain U15 title

Defending champion Demerara retained their Guyana Cricket Board Inter-County U15 title when their match against Berbice ended yesterday in a draw at the Everest Cricket Club ground .

Bobcats edge Cleveland to secure playoff spot

(The Sports Xchange) — All-Star guard Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 44 points for Cleveland, but it was not enough as the Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Cavaliers 96-94 in overtime to secure a playoff spot .

Hamilton wins Bahrain thriller for Mercedes

MANAMA, (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix yesterday after a duel with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in a floodlit night race full of overtaking and wheel-to-wheel battles .

Departing Sangakkara powers Sri Lanka to maiden T20 title

Departing Sangakkara powers Sri Lanka to maiden T20 title

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, Reuters) - Kumar Sangakkara shone in his 20-over International swansong to help Sri Lanka break their jinx and lift a maiden World Twenty20 title with a comfortable six-wicket victory over former champions India yesterday .

Lanning leads Australia  to world T20 hat-trick

Lanning leads Australia to world T20 hat-trick

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Australian women completed a World Twenty20 hat-trick after captain Meg Lanning led them to a comfortable six-wicket victory against 2009 champions England in the final yesterday .

India captain Dhoni defends struggling Yuvraj

India captain Dhoni defends struggling Yuvraj

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni sprang to team mate Yuvraj Singh’s defence after the left-hander’s struggle with the bat in the World Twenty20 final loss to Sri Lanka yesterday .

Sri Lanka stuns India in T20 final

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka lifted their maiden World Twenty20 title following their six-wicket victory against former champions India at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today .

Persaud scorches field  to win feature event

Persaud scorches field to win feature event

- Universal Auto Sales and General Supplies 11 race meet

In hot conditions at the National Park yesterday, Robin Persaud scorched a star-studded field of rival wheelsmen to emerge winner of the feature 35-lap event of the 10th annual Universal Auto Sales and General Supplies 11-race cycle programme .

Guyana lead but Leewards fight  back with late wickets

Guyana lead but Leewards fight back with late wickets

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Guyana extended Leeward Islands’ misery but then lost two wickets to concede some of their advantage, on the second day of their sixth round contest here yesterday .

Demerara within sight of retaining U15 Inter County title

Demerara within sight of retaining U15 Inter County title

Defending champions Demerara took a giant step to retaining their Guyana Cricket Board Igloo Ice Cream U15 Inter County title when they captured first innings points against arch rivals Berbice at the end of the first day’s play of the final round of the competition .

West Indies blundered in the dressing room

West Indies blundered in the dressing room

The headlines have been dominating Regional sports pages … .

Lodge Secondary dethrone St George’s High

Lodge Secondary dethroned defending champions St .

Walter Moore dribbles on

Walter Moore dribbles on

-Signs new 1 year contract in Kazahkstan

Guyana’s prolific left back Walter Moore continues to make his name internationally, while his native team remains stifled with inactivity .

GRFU shortlists squad to  prepare for B/dos friendly

GRFU shortlists squad to prepare for B/dos friendly

A mixture of new faces and veterans were named in the national rugby squad by the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) for the North America & Caribbean (NACRA)  Men’s’ Rugby Champion-ships 2014 .

Powerlifting season gets  underway today with  Novices c/ships

Powerlifting season gets underway today with Novices c/ships

The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) will open its 2014 competition season with the annual Junior and Novices Powerlifting competition today at the National Gymnasium .

Pollard slams stroke filled century

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Kieron Pollard stroked his fourth first class century to inspire Trinidad and Tobago in their Regional Four-Day match against Jamaica here Friday .

Defending champs beat Lodge Secondary 3-1

Defending female champions Tutorial Secondary defeated Lodge Secondary 3-1 when the Guyana Sports Development Foundation (GSDF), Pepsi/Scotia Bank football tourney continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue .

Malinga wants World T20 farewell gift for departing greats

MIRPUR, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said yesterday .

Gibson turns attention to 50 overs World Cup

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has already trained his sights on next year’s 50-over World Cup, in the wake of his side’s failed campaign at the World Twenty20 Championship .

Windwards overcome weather, Walton

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‘Jumbie’ Clash of the Titans dominoes on today at R&R Sports Bar

Domino lovers will be involved in an intense day of competition today when Mark `Jumbie’ Wiltshire stages the “Clash of the Titans” competition at R&R Sports Bar .

GNDF to stage Dominoes in the Country Part two

The Guyana National Domino Federation (GNDF) will stage a grand tournament dubbed “Dominoes in the Country Part 2” on April 13 at Solomon’s Residence Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara .

Dhoni, India stand on the cusp of record treble

MIRPUR, Bangladesh,  (Reuters) - Under a charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, world champions India could seal an unprecedented limited-overs treble with victory against neighbours Sri Lanka in today’s World Twenty20 final .

Back with a bang!

Back with a bang!

— professional boxing returns to CASH with the Jamaican Invasion

Professional boxing returns to the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) tonight with a bang; a five-fight card dubbed ‘Jamaican Invasion’ .

Johnson’s  ton props  up Guyana

Johnson’s ton props up Guyana

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Captain Leon Johnson’s second first class century held Guyana together on the opening day of their sixth round match against Leeward Islands here yesterday .

Kohli’s red-hot bat leads India into T20 final

MIRPUR, Bangladesh,(Reuters) - Virat Kohli’s red-hot bat powered India into Sunday’s World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka as the 2007 champions breezed past South Africa by six wickets yesterday .

Gibson believes weather denied his side victory

Gibson believes weather denied his side victory

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Head coach Ottis Gibson believes if the weather had not intervened, West Indies would have pulled off another sensational victory to beat Sri Lanka in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday .

Semi-final defeat to Australia heartbreaking

—says Merissa Aguilleira

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies Women’s captain Merissa Aguilleira has described her side’s semi-final loss to Australia as “heartbreaking” but says the team must use the disappointment as a learning moment and try to bounce back .

NBA playoff races heat up as season draws to a close

(Reuters) - The 16-team field for the NBA playoffs has virtually been set but there is plenty of jockeying for position still to be done, including ultra-tight races to determine the top seeds in both conferences .

Richardson looking to play major role in this year’s CPL

Richardson looking to play major role in this year’s CPL

Jamaica Tallawahs fast-bowler Andrew Richardson said he is fully fit and ready to play a major role in his team’s title defence in July’s 2014  second edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament, after recovering from a knee injury he sustained .

“Vicious” Vivian Harris eyes another world title shot

“Vicious” Vivian Harris eyes another world title shot

Guyana’s former world champion Vivian Harris (32-9-2, 19 KOs), now has his eyes set on another shot at the world championship belt after his latest upset win in Mexico .

Alpha United defeat BK Western Tigers 5-0

Alpha United hammered BK Western Tigers by a 5-0 score line when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) second division league continued at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground on Vlissengen Road and Carifesta Avenue on Thursday .

Hutson defends Carifta Games team

Hutson defends Carifta Games team

President of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Aubrey Hutson yesterday sought to clear the air on the selection of this year’s Carifta games team following the publication of a letter in another section of the media which questioned some of the choices of the AAG selection committee .



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