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Sri Lanka survive dramatic session to save test

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.

US secure dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana

(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.

Windies look to pace to even series

Leon Johnson

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.

Benzema brace as France overrun 10-man Honduras

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.

Team Coco dominates Father’s Day 50-mile cycle road race

— Jeffrey, Eastman finish 1-2; claim six of eight prime prizes

Yesterday’s prize winner’s posing with their spoils. (Orlando Charles photo)

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.

GCB, DCC congratulate Johnson on selection

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.