Bravo smashes 94 off hapless Stars

Caribbean Premier League

– Knight Riders win with 1 ball to spare A swashbuckling innings of 94 not out off of 36 deliveries by Darren Bravo, ably supported by Brendon McCullum’s knock of 68 from 42 balls, saw the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) home by five wickets with one ball to spare.

Campbell misses gold by 1 point

Despite missing gold by a single point at the recently concluded CAC Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Mexico, Guyana’s three-time Men’s Physique champion, Emmerson Campbell was thankful for the opportunity to represent his country and has vowed to continue to chase the elusive top podium spot.

Alexander Village push Sparta Boss to elimination brink

Guinness Cage Street Football Championship

Sparta Boss was placed on the brink of elimination in the Guinness Cage Street-ball Championship, after losing 1-3 to Alexander Village on Wednesday at the Haslington Market Tarmac.  

Persaud’s unbeaten 80 leads Guyana past Canada

Regional Under-19 50 Overs Tournament

Guyana began the defence of their Cricket West Indies Regional Under-19 50 Over title with a victory over the invitational team, Canada, by six wickets, as  West Indies Under-19 wicketkeeper batsman, Joshua Persaud smashed a half century and Kevin Sinclair bagged a four wicket haul.

T&T trounce Leewards, Windwards beat Jamaica

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s quest to do the double got off to the perfect start when they thoroughly defeated the Leeward Islands by a mammoth 176 runs in the first round of the Regional Under-19 50-over Championship here on Thursday.

France top new-style FIFA rankings

ZURICH, (Reuters) – World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first round exit in Russia.

Former India captain Wadekar dies aged 77

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who led the team to historic test series victories in West Indies and England in 1971, has died at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness.

No ‘weak hearts’ allowed!

- Johnson introduces heart monitors to Golden Jaguars training

For the first time in the history of Guyana’s football preparation, heart monitors were utilized on each player during the Golden Jaguars “Train and Play” being held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Past versus present TT showdown for CASH Saturday

- As a fundraiser for senior Caribbean Championship 

Past table tennis players several of whom were national champions will take on the current crop of national players in a one-day extravaganza this Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 4pm.

NSC sponsors Caribbean juniors and schoolboys boxing tournament

—-GBA selects team to compete in tournament beginning tomorrow

When the third edition of the three-day Caribbean Juniors and Schoolboys Boxing Championships is staged from tomorrow, the National Sports Commission (NSC) will be a cornerman for the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA).

Unbeaten Tallawahs keep woeful Stars winless

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Woeful St Lucia Stars plummeted to their 14th defeat on the trot, going down to Jamaica Tallawahs by six wickets in the seventh match of the Caribbean Premier League here Tuesday night.

 Atletico take sweet revenge on Real to lift Super Cup

TALLINN,  (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by lifting the UEFA Super Cup yesterday, snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals thanks to goals from midfielders Saul Niguez and Koke in extra time.

Guinness Cage Street-ball c/ships given another chance

Support for the second Guinness Cage Street-ball championships continue to increase with the ‘Give Another Chance Foundation’ becoming the latest sponsor to throw its weight behind the event, donating a large quantity of jerseys on Monday to the coordinators.

T&T cop bronze as Suriname take first-ever title

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC – Two-time reigning champions, Trinidad and Tobago had to settle for bronze as Suriname snapped a long drought to win the men’s Carib-bean Volleyball Championship for the first time here Tuesday night.

Self-belief still there, says Stars skipper Pollard

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Embattled St Lucia Stars captain Kieron Pollard has insisted his struggling side still possess the self belief to turn around their ill-fated campaign in the Caribbean Premier League.

Stokes should make instant return for England, says Hussain

(Reuters) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes has shown great mental toughness during his 11-month trial and he should be welcomed back into the test team after being cleared of affray, former national team captain Nasser Hussain has said.

Spin trio lead Sri Lanka to victory in one-off T20

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in the one-off Twenty 20 international at Colombo yesterday, after restricting the tourists to their lowest total in the shortest format of the game.

Ramps Logistics embraces orphans with summer camp

Some 60 children from various orphanages across the country were introduced to the gentleman’s game of cricket thanks to the efforts of full sponsors Ramps Logistics who offered them a chance to engage with professionals of the sport during the current 10-day programme.

Van Lange finds solace in his development

— ahead of Caribbean Cadet TT championship

Eleven-year-old table tennis maestro Jonathan Van Lange is eager to measure his development during the fast-approaching Caribbean Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championship set for the Dominican Republic from August 26 – 31. 

Spencer eyeing Pan Am, Worlds, after NACAC success

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – St Lucian high jumper Levern Spencer will now train her sights on two major meets next year after clinching her third title of the year with gold at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) championship last weekend.

Leopold Street to meet Broad Street in titanic tussle

— as Guinness Cage Street-ball C/ships resume tonight with 12 matches

The Haslington Market Tarmac will come alive tonight, when the 2nd edition of the Guinness Cage Street-ball Championship resumes with 12 exciting matches.

Friendlies crucial to Jamaica’s Nations League prep: manager

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Grenada and Barbados are both lowly-ranked but Reggae Boyz manager Roy Simpson believes his side’s upcoming friendly internationals against the minnows will be crucial in the ongoing preparation for the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League starting next month.

Taylor increases tally as Somerset win again

LONDON,  CMC – West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor moved his tally of wickets to 15 from eight matches, after grabbing a brace to help fire Somerset to a 29-run victory over Glamorgan and move to the top of the group standings in the T20 Blast here.

GFF’s Project 100 launched in Brazil

— Aim is for Golden Jaguars to break into top 100 FIFA rankings and qualify for CONCACAF Gold Cup

The Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) quest for the Golden Jaguars to qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup through the inaugural Nations League began yesterday as they officially launched Project 100 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Archer leads Caribbean trio’s crushing for Glamorgan

LONDON, CMC – Barbadian Jofra Archer’s late cameo, Bermudian Delay Rawlins’s crucial knock and Barbados-born England seamer Chris Jordan’s sharp spell, combined to help Sussex crush Glamorgan by 98 runs in the England T20 Blast here yesterday.

Ben Stokes cleared

LONDON,  (Reuters) – England cricketer Ben Stokes was cleared of affray yesterday over a fight outside a nightclub last year which prosecutors said had left two men unconscious.

Kyrgios forgets footwear before first-round win

(Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios has a knack for being the centre of attention and the Australian was at it again yesterday as he arrived on court for his first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters yesterday without his tennis shoes.

Police retain Boyce and Jefford title 

—Skeete dominates female events, Archibald continues 100M winning ways

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Sunday retained the Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic title when the curtain came down on the event at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden. 

Just one of those off days- Hetmyer

In the aftermath of the Guyana Amazon Warriors losing to Barbados Tridents on Sunday at the Providence National Stadium during the 2018 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL), inform batsman, Shimron Hetmyer believes it was just one of those days where Barbados got the better of them.

Rose secures scholarship to attend US College

Following his brilliant showing at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation [CBC] Pre-Qualifiers, Guyana Captain Stanton Rose has secured a scholarship to attend Texas institution Jacksonville College .Rose was Guyana’s standout player in their capture of the Caribbean title, in the process securing the tournament’s Most Valuable Player [MVP] accolade.

Nadal topples birthday boy Tsitsipas in Toronto final

TORONTO,  (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal ended the red-hot run of Greek upstart Stefanos Tsitsipas with a ruthless 6-2 7-6(4) win Sunday that gave the Spanish top seed his fourth Rogers Cup championship.

Baseball5 Coaching course set for later this month

The Guyana Baseball League in conjunction with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will be hosting an internationally accredited Baseball5 Coaching education programme later this month.

ICC makes significant investment in Ireland’s cricket

Chief Executive attends opening of Cricket Ireland’s new world-leading High Performance Centre

(ICC)   The International Cricket Council  Chief Executive, David Richardson attended the official opening of the new world-leading Cricket Ireland High Performance Centre yesterday in Dublin, with the International Cricket Council making significant investment into the future of Irish cricket.