National draughts c/ships commence today

- Pooranmall looking to defend A Class, 100 squares titles

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) Omadatt Samaroo hands over the trophies to Johnny Marcus of the Guyana Draughts Association.

National champion Khemraj Pooranmall will be looking to defend both his A Class and 100 Squares titles at the Guyana Draughts Association (GDA) National Championships which commence today with the B Class event.

Mumbai Indians crash to shock six-wicket defeat

— as both Pollard, Simmons fail

Kieron Pollard

RAIPUR, India, CMC – Both Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons failed as Mumbai Indians crashed to a shock six-wicket defeat to Lahore Lions in their opening qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 here yesterday.

Leon Johnson hits 66 on debut

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Openers Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite gathered half-centuries but fell before tea as Bangladesh fought back on the opening day of the second Test here today.

‘Punches in bunches’ on menu tonight at CASH

Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings (left) and Derrick Richmond square off last night at the Regency Hotel after making weight for their ‘Battle of Contenders’ headline bout. (Orlando Charles photo)

The five-month wait for boxing starved fans is finally over. Get ready to be served a scheduled 28 rounds of fistic fury tonight when the ‘Gentleman’s Sport’ returns to the ornate splendor of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall as the GBBC presents the ‘Battle of the Contenders’ card.

Smartt, Dottin give Windies series lead

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Tremayne Smartt’s five-wicket haul and Deandra Dottin’s attacking half-century fired West Indies Women to a five-wicket victory and to a crucial 1-0 lead in the four-match One-Day International series against New Zealand.