LONDON, (Reuters) – Number 11 Nuwan Pradeep survived five dramatic balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat after James Anderson ripped through the visitors to almost force an England win in the first test at Lord’s yesterday.
(Reuters) – The United States got a dream start to their World Cup campaign when Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in tournament history but they needed an 86th minute winner from John Brooks to secure a dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana yesterday.
President of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) John Flores will be travelling to the Essequibo Coast to restart the Essequibo Volleyball Association by hosting a one-day open competition at month end.
SALVADOR Brazil (Reuters) – Thomas Mueller’s hat-trick inspired Germany to a ruthless 4-0 mauling of 10-man Portugal in their World Cup opener yesterday, hammering home their credentials as serious title contenders in Brazil.
CURITIBA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Iran and Nigeria looked more like World Cup misfits than magicians yesterday after the first goalless stalemate of a scintillating tournament had Brazilian fans jeering and whistling in contempt.
SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) – The San Antonio Spurs delivered a decisive end to LeBron James’ two-year reign atop the basketball world by routing the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to win the NBA Finals four games to one.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test against New Zealand which bowls off here today, as they seek to rebound from last week’s heavy defeat and level the series.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, (Reuters) – A Karim Benzema brace and an own goal by goalkeeper Noel Valladares awarded after confirmation by goalline technology gave France a 3-0 victory over 10-man Honduras in their World Cup Group E match yesterday.
— Jeffrey, Eastman finish 1-2; claim six of eight prime prizes
Team Coco defied the odds to finish first and second in yesterday’s 50-mile Father’s Day road race at West Demerara.
The club’s most successful wheelsman Raynauth Jeffrey placed first in the 15th annual Guyoil/Castrol-sponsored event while new recruit Hamza Eastman placed second in the race which rolled off at Wales, proceeded to Bushy Park and ended at Schoonard.
The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the Demerara Cricket Club (DCB) have extended congratulations to Guyanese Leon Johnson who was named in the West Indies 13-man squad for the second test match against New Zealand beginning today in Trinidad.