Russian Winter Games open amid security scares, arrests

Performers participate in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, yesterday. REUTERS/Phil Noble

SOCHI, Russia, (Reuters) – Russia’s Winter Olympics got underway yesterday with a grandiose opening ceremony watched by President Vladimir Putin, who will be keen to calm fears of militant attacks and move on from a row over gay rights that has marred the buildup to the Games.

Mashramani Cup to bowl off Feb 23 in B/ce

Executives of the Young Warriors Cricket Club at the 2014 Mashramani Cricket Cup launching.

Second-division teams from the East Canje/East Coast Berbice area will have a chance to prove their worth when they collide with each other in the Young Warriors Cricket Club organised second edition Mashramani Cup competition.

Lanka says no to ICC reforms

Sri Lanka has formally decided to oppose the India-led proposals to overhaul the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) governance structure and revenue share model, casting doubts as to whether there are enough votes for it at an ICC meeting in Singapore tomorrow.

Bowlers strike after McCullum guides NZ to 503

Brendon McCullum

AUCKLAND,  (Reuters) – New Zealand’s pace attack ripped through India’s top order to reduce the tourists to 45 for three at tea on the second day of the first test at Eden Park last night after Brendon McCullum’s 224 propelled them to an impressive first innings total of 503.