Gold is Money suffers first defeat

Defending champion Gold is Money suffered their first loss while Sparta Boss, Leopold Street, Albouystown-B and Tiger Bay sealed their places in the knockout round when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Street’ Georgetown Championship group round continued on Saturday.

Pinot tames rivals again as Yates takes stage win

FOIX, France,  (Reuters) – Thibaut Pinot emerged as the strongest of the main contenders to win the Tour de France after dominating his rivals for the second successive day in the 15th stage, a 185-km mountain battle won by Briton Simon Yates yesterday.

Dhoni out of Caribbean tour, Bumrah for Tests only

MUMBAI, India,  CMC – Former skipper MS Dhoni will miss India’s tour of the Caribbean next month while strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the white ball phase, after selectors announced squads for the upcoming full series yesterday.

Indian selectors bet on Pant for Windies tour

…as Dhoni's future remains unclear

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – India’s cricket selectors today named Rishabh Pant as their preferred wicketkeeper for all three formats for next month’s tour of West Indies with the future of long-serving glovesman Mahendra Singh Dhoni still shrouded in mystery.

Lowry breaks course record to seize control at Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland, (Reuters) – If there were any nerves concealed behind Shane Lowry’s thick beard they had no impact on his golf as the Irishman took the British Open by the scruff of the neck with a sensational course record in yesterday’s third round.

New Campbellville, East Ruimveldt reach final

New Campbellville and East Ruimveldt will face-off in the Girls division final of the ExxonMobil U14 Secondary School Championships following semi-final wins yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Defending champs through to next round

Defending champion Gold is Money and former champions Sparta Boss, Leopold Street and Tiger Bay secured contrasting results when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Street’ Georgetown zone group round commenced Friday.

Simbine takes London 100m honours

LONDON,  (Reuters) – South African Akani Simbine pulled off something of a surprise in the London Diamond League 100 metres yesterday, holding off local hope Zharnel Hughes and former world champion Yohan Blake to come home in 9.93 seconds.

Dhoni pulls out of Windies tour to serve in army

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni has opted out of India’s tour of West Indies as the selectors embark on their search for his successor once the long-serving wicketkeeper-batsman hangs up his boots for good.

Powell holds nerve to deliver first win for Windies A

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Jul 19, CMC – Senior team all-rounder Rovman Powell summoned all his international experience to produce a terrific final over as West Indies A beat India A for the first time in the five-match series with a nerve-jangling five-run victory here Friday.

`I get to punch a Senator in the face’

—Says Keith Thurman of showdown with Manny Pacquiao

Tonight’s pay-per-view (PPV) welterweight fight between undefeated WBA super-welterweight champion Keith Thurman and the legendary Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, should be one for the ages.

U.S. fans at heart of growing Arsenal fan protests

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Arsenal fan websites in the United States are playing a pivotal role in a protest campaign against the club’s owners as a petition demanding change surpassed 100,000 signatures yesterday, three days after launching.

CAF President Ahmad sacks deputy as purge continues

CAIRO (Reuters) – Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad fired his deputy Amaju Pinnick yesterday just as global governing body FIFA was releasing details of a road map to put the crisis-hit organisation back on its feet.

Infantino rejects “colonialism” criticism

CAIRO (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected comments that the global soccer body has taken a “colonialist” attitude towards African football and its governing organisation CAF (Confederation of African Football).

Kenyan marathoner Biwott banned for eight years – AIU

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan marathoner Salome Jerono Biwott has been banned for eight years after being found guilty of committing a second doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said yesterday in another blow to Kenya’s sporting reputation.

Ewan takes Tour Stage 11, Alaphilippe retains yellow

TOULOUSE, France,  (Reuters) – Australian Caleb Ewan completed his set of grand tour stage victories when the pocket-sized sprinter pipped Dylan Groenewegen to the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France, a 167-km flat ride from Albi yesterday.