Ronaldo sets new Champions League scoring record

MADRID, (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record yesterday by scoring in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund and becoming the first player to net in all six group games.

Ronaldo doubled the lead for Real in their final Group H match against Dortmund at the Bernabeu with a curling shot into the top corner from the edge of the area in the 12th minute.Ronaldo leads the scoring charts in the Champions League for the sixth season running with nine goals and is the top marksman in the competition’s history with 114 strikes, 17 more than nearest challenger Lionel Messi.

The Portuguese, 32, is having his worst domestic run in front of goal of his nine seasons in Spain, however, having scored only twice in La Liga.

Ronaldo is the favourite to be awarded the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the world for 2017 today which would equal Messi’s record of collecting the prize for a fifth time.


Audacious Samuels stuns Zimbabwe to keep alive Windies hopes

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – Marlon Samuels countered Brendan Taylor’s spectacular 10th One-Day International hundred with an audacious half-century as West Indies completed their fifth highest run chase in One-Day Internationals, to beat Zimbabwe by four wickets and haul themselves back into contention for a spot in next year’s World Cup in England.

Barnwell hammers scorching century to propel DCC past Everest

Christopher Barnwell smashed a belligerent century to power the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to a commanding eight-win over the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) in their Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/GISE/Star Party Rental/Trophy Stall first-division, two-day encounter on the final day at the DCC ground, yesterday.

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Pedro nets hat trick as Gold is Money mauls Alexander Village

Sparta Boss, Gold is Money, Tiger Bay and Leopold Street sealed their berths to the quarterfinal round following round of 16 wins, when the Petra Organization Futsal Championship continued on Saturday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

‘F’ Division Flyers brush aside Police College

`F’ Division Flyers defeated the Felix Austin College by 48 runs at Eve Leary when the fourth annual Police Commissioner’s T20 Cup cricket competition continued recently.

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Garbarran records maiden win in Cheddi Jagan Memorial second leg

`We Stand United’s’ Deeraj Garbarran won his first major cycle race when he won the ninth annual  Cheddi Jagan Memorial Road race second leg yesterday.

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