Pestano hurts Scorpions after Jaguars batting fails

Regional four-day championship

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Clinton Pestano’s four-wicket burst hauled leaders Guyana Jaguars back into their eighth-round contest against Jamaica Scorpions after a batting collapse left them in danger of falling behind, on the opening day at Sabina Park here yesterday.

Fruta Conquerors gearing up for Caribbean club championship

With their campaign in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship slated for April, Fruta Conquerors General Secretary Daniel Thomas sat down with Stabroek Sport to discuss the club’s preparation for the regional championship.

Guyana to battle El Salvador in first match

CONCACAF U-17 Championship…

Guyana has officially been drawn in Group G of the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, which is slated to be held at the IMG Arena, Florida, USA in May.

Hero’s welcome for WBA champ Allen

Guyana rolled out the red carpet for newly crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) Gold super middleweight champion Lennox ‘2 Sharp’ Allen upon his return yesterday.

Skerritt, Shallow launch bid to unseat Cameron

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Former Cabinet minister and West Indies team manager, Ricky Skerritt, has formally launched his bid to unseat Cricket West Indies president, Dave Cameron, at next month’s elections in Jamaica.

Sri Lanka shine with the ball before South Africa fight back

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka seamers Kasun Rajitha and Vishwa Fernando took three wickets each to bowl out South Africa for 222 on the first day of the second and final test yesterday, but the hosts struck back late in the day with the ball.

Licence to attack is key to India’s wrist-spin success- Chahal

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Yuzvendra Chahal has forged a formidable wrist-spin partnership for India with Kuldeep Yadav and the leg-spinner believes their success, to a large extent, is due to their freedom to attack relentlessly even when bleeding runs.

Injured Pandya out of Australia series, Jadeja to play ODIs

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – All-rounder Hardik Pandya will miss India’s limited overs home series against Australia, their last before this year’s World Cup, with lower back stiffness, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday.

Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star’s shoe splits

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the malfunction.

Ferrari seem to be ahead of Mercedes, says Bottas

BARCELONA, (Reuters) – Ferrari are looking stronger than Mercedes in testing and the Formula One champions have work to do before next month’s season-opening race in Australia, Valtteri Bottas said yesterday.

Shy Osaka must learn to deal with limelight, says Kvitova

(Reuters) – Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka’s shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings.

Gayle ton in vain as England seal historic run chase

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Chris Gayle’s 24th one-day hundred went in vain as West Indies paid dearly for a plethora of missed chances in the field, allowing England to complete their highest-ever run chase in One-Day Internationals and win the opening contest of the five-match series by six wickets here yesterday.

WBA champ Allen due home today

—- Motorcade to City, number of public appearances planned

The champ is coming home. Recently crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) Gold Super Middleweight champion, Lennox ‘2 Sharp’ Allen is scheduled to return to Guyana this morning for a series of public appearances.

Deonarain, Campbell key to Georgetown title hopes

-looking to bring glory to Demerara

For any team, a solid start to an innings is often what is needed to set the momentum of a match and that is exactly what Romeo Deonarain and Jayden Campbell have been doing for Georgetown in their successful campaign during the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Inter-Association Under-15 tournament last week.

Top teams through to Mash Futsal quarterfinals

Defending champions Bent Street, Sparta Boss, Future Stars, Sophia, Gold Is Money and Back Circle secured their berths to tonight’s quarterfinal round following victories in the 2nd Annual NSC/Magnum Mash Futsal Championships yesterday.  

England would be silly not to pick Archer – Malcolm

LUTON, England,  (Reuters) – England would be silly not to include Barbados-born all-rounder Jofra Archer in their World Cup squad even if it’s just to keep their regular pace attack on their toes, according to former fast bowler Devon Malcolm.

ICC hands UAE-based coach 10-year ban for corruption

(Reuters) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday it had banned United Arab Emirates-based coach Irfan Ansari from all cricket for 10 years after he was found guilty of corruption.

Clinical bowling execution crucial

-says Jason Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Captain Jason Holder has stressed the “clinical” execution of bowling plans as his inspired West Indies seek to build on their stunning Test series win with further success, when they face world number one England in the opening One-Day International of the five-match series here today.

Rose to lead team to FIBA AmeriCup Qualifiers

With Guyana set to depart local shores today to compete in the FIBA AmeriCup Qualifiers in Colombia, the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation [GABF] has officially announced their 12 member roster for the championships via a press release.

Narine leads Wellman Masters to title

-Grill Masters flip Regal

Ramesh Narine spurred Mike’s Wellman to the Masters’ Over-40 title while Grill Masters beat Regal All-Stars to take the Open title in the annual Republic Cup last Sunday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.

BCB names U15 squad, Thorne is skipper

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has named its 14-member squad to participate in the Guyana Cricket Board Inter-County Under-15 tournament scheduled to commence next week.

Colonial to sponsor Super50, home series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday unveiled Bermuda-based insurance company, Colonial Group International (CGI), as the title sponsors of the Regional Super50 domestic championship.

Djokovic, gymnast Biles win top Laureus  awards

MONACO, (Reuters) – World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award on Monday, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize.

Sri Lanka chase history in second test vs S Africa

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka will be chasing history and a shock series victory when they play hosts South Africa in the second and final test at St George’s Park tomorrow.

Solid and smart Bayern hold Liverpool at Anfield

LIVERPOOL, England,  (Reuters) – Bayern Munich showed all their Champions League experience and quality organisation as they held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last 16 match at Anfield yesterday in a game of few chances and little drama.

Semenya releases list of experts for battle with IAAF at CAS

(Reuters) – Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.

Ramdhani wins men’s singles at ACAC c/ships

-set to participate at Canada national c/ships

Guyana’s top male  badminton player Narayan  Ramdhani  made history for the Kings Eagles University Badminton Team when he won the gold  medal in the men’s singles  at the 2018-2019 ACAC Provincial championship which was played off at the Concordia University in Edmonton Alberta.

Jones slams referees for non-appearance

Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, has criticized the GFF referees for their  non-appearance on match day five of the 2nd Annual NSC/Magnum Mash Cup Futsal Championship at the National Gymnasium on Saturday.  

YWCC marches into NBS 40-overs semi

-D’Edward advances to quarter finals

Young Warriors Cricket Club booked their spot in the semifinals after defeating Rose Hall Canje by 15 runs in the Berbice Cricket Board/New Building Society 40-overs second-division tournament on Sunday at the Canje Welfare Ground.

Bounty GCC holds Pepsi Hikers in draw

A low- scoring contest between defending champions Pepsi Hikers and rivals Bounty GCC headlined Sunday’s round of matches in the ongoing 2019 Farfan & Mendes Men’s First Division league at the Saints Ground.   

Sir Viv honoured with portrait

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Legendary former West Indies captain, Sir Vivian Richards, was recently honoured with a large portrait himself, during the second Test of the just concluded Test series here.

Gayle to sign off on ODI career at World Cup

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Veteran left-hander Chris Gayle has earmarked the ICC World Cup later this year as the swansong of his illustrious one-day career, and hopes he can help underdogs West Indies lift the title at the showpiece in England.

Windies trio make crucial gains in rankings

LONDON, CMC – West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, along with the new-ball pair of Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell, have made important strides in the latest ICC women’s one-day rankings released yesterday.

West Indies need better batting – Bishop

(Reuters) – Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop took pride in his former team’s recent test series win over England, and thinks the current crop is “filled with possibilities” enough to climb up the rankings and put a smile back on the face of Caribbean fans.