Eleven-year-old Aleka Persaud shattered five records while carting off 11 medals for Guyana to finish the champion girl of the 11-12 age group while Ethan Gonsalves was crowned champion boy of the group during the Goodwill Swim Meet held at the Aquatic Center, Barbados over the weekend.
Guyana’s top female badminton player Priyanna Ramdhani cemented her place at the top of the Caribbean Under-19 female singles as well as one half of the Under-19 ladies doubles when she copped gold in both categories at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) CAREBACO Caribbean International and Regional Junior and Senior Badminton Championships in Paramaribo Suriname on Sunday.
Defending champions Guyana moved closer to retaining their title after they defeated Jamaica by five wickets while Barbados and the Leeward Islands also recorded wins while Trinidad and Tobago received a bye in the latest round of the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-19 50 overs tournament yesterday at Cumberland Playing Field, St.
Add another Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Tournament trophy to Team Guyana’s cabinet. Thanks to a table leading eight gold medals and best boxer performances by Leon Moore Jr and Richard Howard, Team Guyana was able to retain the Pepsi Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Tournament trophy when the curtain came down on the event on Sunday night at the National Gymnasium.
(CPL) Javon Searles slapped the final ball of the night for four as Trinbago Knight Riders produced their second successive unlikely Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) run-chase to gain revenge on Jamaica Tallawahs with a four-wicket victory in Florida.
NOTTINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – England will have to set a record for the highest successful fourth-innings chase if they are to win the third test against India after the dominant tourists declared at 352 for seven with Virat Kohli making 103 yesterday.
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, who has a history of clashes with new prime minister and former national captain Imran Khan, resigned from his post yesterday and was swiftly replaced.
LAGOS/ABUJA, (Reuters) – Nigeria narrowly avoided being kicked out of international soccer yesterday when it recognised the FIFA-approved head of its national federation, minutes before a ban for its failure to do so was due to take effect.
MILAN, (Reuters) – Juventus came from behind to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for the Italian champions on Saturday, although the Portuguese was not among the scorers in his first Serie A match.
Vera’s Finally captured an emphatic gate-to-pole victory at the Rising Sun Turf Club to repeat as champion of the feature event of the Guyana Cup yesterday, justifying the favourite tag given at the start of the race.
In front of a mammoth crowd at the Haslington Tarmac, Sparta Boss, Uprising, Plaisance and North East La Penitence clinched their respective berths to the knockout round when the Guinness Cage Street-ball championships continued on Saturday.
Shimron Hetmyer blasted the third fastest Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) century of all time as Guyana Amazon Warriors recorded a thumping 72-run victory over Jamaica Tallawahs, who lost their last eight wickets for just 35 runs in Florida Saturday night.
Team Evolution kept the Urban Benjamin Memorial Road Race title in the house as Christopher ‘Chicken Legs” Griffith stormed to the seniors tile in the second edition of the event yesterday sponsored by Gomes Mining Company and organized by Evolution.
Debutants Figgy Green Jags were crowned the Mohammed Enterprise/ExxonMobil Futsal Champion, edging Germans 8-7 Saturday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Hardcourt, Linden.
Sixteen-year-old Priyanna Ramdhani is guaranteed a medal at the Caribbean International and Regional Junior and Senior Badminton Championships currently taking place in Paramaribo, Suriname after she stormed into the junior girls singles final with an upset win over the top seed Saturday.
Colours Botique continued their longstanding dedication to the development of athletes in Guyana as they renewed their sponsorship of former Caribbean Under-11 champion and National Under-13 table tennis protégé, Kaysan Ninvalle.
Everest Cricket Club marked the return of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) New Building Society (NBS) second-division 40-over tournament with a 44-run win over Transport Sports Club in Zone A at Everest, Camp Road on Saturday.
The Golden Jaguars suffered their first loss on their Brazilian Tour going down to Serie-D side [fourth tier] Madureira 3-0 on Saturday at the Madureira Sport Club ground.
Despite being launched in March 2017, the Georgetown leg of the Frank Watson Memorial U15 Football League finally commenced with Santos mauling Beacons 4-0 on Saturday.
Guyana’s leading distributors in silverware, Trophy Stall, continued its support of horse racing by committing sponsorship to the 12th edition of the lucrative Guyana Cup horserace meet which gallops off at the Rising Sun turf club today with over $15 million in cash and prizes up for grabs.
The Titans Table Tennis Club in partnership with the Guyana Beverage Incorporated, officially launched the VIVA Water Slammer Rammer Championships Thursday at the Red Cross Building, Eve Leary.
JAKARTA, (Reuters) – A spectacular pyrotechnic show, including a simulated volcanic eruption, lit up the Jakarta skyline yesterday night as Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the continent’s elite athletes in the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games.
A maiden T20 hundred from skipper Kieron Pollard at last propelled St Lucia Stars to a first Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory in 15 matches as the disappointment of 24 hours earlier was washed away in a dominant 38-run victory over Barbados Tridents.
Albion and Blairmont Cricket Clubs booked their spots in the semi-finals of the Berbice Cricket Board/Mike’s Pharmacy Under-15 tournament after securing wins over Achievers and No.
The Berbice Cricket Board/Ramnaresh Sarwan Under-17 Knockout 50-overs Cricket Tournament bowled off earlier this week with only three games possible due to rain.
The struggling New Amsterdam [NA] United secured only their second win to date in the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Elite League, upsetting Buxton United 2-1 on Friday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.
It was an electrifying atmosphere in the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last evening as Guyana’s new school table tennis team brushed aside their old school counterparts 5-2 in a number of exhibition matches.
Guyana’s top female seed Priyanna Ramdhani continued to showcase her talent as she marched into the semifinals in the Under-19 women’s singles of the Caribbean International and Regional Junior and Senior Badminton Championships on Friday which is currently taking place in Paramaribo Suriname.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A second successive Chelsea win under Maurizio Sarri, 3-2 over an Arsenal side who have suffered back-to-back defeats under Unai Emery, gave both managers a crash course in the unpredictability of the Premier League yesterday.
On the penultimate night of the third edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Tournament, the local pugilists shone the brightest among the young Regional stars and did not disappoint the patrons that showed up at the National Gymnasium.
In the second round of the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-19 50-over tournament, defending champions, Guyana were given a bye while Jamaica, Barbados and Windward Islands recorded victories yesterday.
(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic qualified for his sixth Cincinnati Masters final when he edged out Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 in an afternoon semi-final yesterday.
DURBAN, (Reuters) – Nigeria have less than 48 hours to sort out the running of their football federation if they want to avoid the possibility of being banned by FIFA from international soccer, including exclusion from next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Harry Kane finally ended his August goalscoring drought as England’s World Cup luminaries inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a morale-boosting 3-1 Premier League win over newcomers Fulham yesterday.
The Haslington Market Tarmac will be a hive of activity tonight when the final group round of the Three Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Street-ball Championships commences from 19:00hrs with 12 matches.
If you are a fan of the ‘Sport of Kings’, then the place to be tomorrow is the Rising Sun Turf Club to witness the 12th edition of the Guyana Cup, one of the nation’s biggest horse race meets.
The Guyanese badminton contingent was off to a mixed start with Tyrese Jeffery registering the country’s first win while Akili Haynes suffered their first loss in the CAREBACO Caribbean International and Regional Junior & Senior Badminton Championships currently underway in Suriname.
(Reuters) – It’s been a tough outdoor season for Christian Coleman with only one 100m win, but the world silver medallist says he is ready to turn things around against the “new wave of sprinters” in today’s Birmingham Diamond League meeting.
Former Caribbean under – 11 champion Kaysan Ninvalle is confident of capturing his second singles title at this year’s edition of the Caribbean Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championship, set for the Dominican Republic from August 26 – 31.
The Berbice Cricket Board’s organised Mike’s Pharmacy Under-15, 50 overs-a-side tournament continued last week with victories for Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes, No.
Cougars FC and Arsenal battled to a 1-1 stalemate when the Berbice leg of the Frank Watson Memorial U15 football championships continued on Thursday at the Scot’s School ground, New Amsterdam [NA].
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira and Barcelona’s Artur are among the new names in a much-changed Brazil squad for upcoming friendlies against the United States and El Salvador, coach Tite said yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Ben Stokes will start the third test for England against India at Trent Bridge today just four days after being cleared of affray.
(Reuters) – India could bolster their line-up with a sixth specialist batsman for the third test against England starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday, captain Virat Kohli said yesterday.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said yesterday.
(Reuters) – American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, said it was more important to him to save a life than win a gold medal as he detailed his struggles with depression.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – Four clubs — two in Qatar, one in the United Arab Emirates and one in Iran — have been fined and threatened with points deductions for ignoring orders to pay “overdue” amounts to players, FIFA said yesterday.
(Reuters) – World number two Roger Federer, bidding for his eighth Cincinnati Masters title, outlasted Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 7-6(6) in the third round yesterday.
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) is set to resume all of its cricket tournaments in the following weeks.
(Reuters) – Banned Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft has joined English county side Durham as an overseas player for the 2019 season and will be available for club selection across all three formats.