Trafalgar still the `Greatest

-after 2-0 whipping of N/A Kings in Guinness Greatest of the Streets Berbice final

Despite the absence of Kevin Layne and Delroy Fraser, defending champion Trafalgar successfully retained their Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Berbice title, easing past New Amsterdam [NA] Kings 2-0 on Saturday in the grand finale.

Questions abound after Golden Jaguars defeat by Suriname

The Golden Jaguars embarrassing loss to Suriname in an international friendly on Saturday has raised questions about the side’s local quality heading into their pivotal CONCACAF Nations League clash with Belize on March 23rd.

Jamaica Women in 80-run defeat of Windwards

A half century by Chinelle Henry followed up by a four wicket haul marked an 80-run victory for Jamaica over Windward Islands in the opening round of the Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 tournament at Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) yesterday.

Plaisance Guardians, Pacesetters reach U23 final

Plaisance Guardians and Pacesetters will face-off in the U23 final of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA]/’Lets Bet Sports’ knockout tournament following semi-final wins on Saturday.

Tucville edges Tutorial 3-2 in Milo football

Christianburg/Wismar, Charlestown and Tucville secured wins in the Milo Secondary School Football Championship, yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. 

Bottas wins Australian GP, Hamilton finishes second

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas overtook teammate and reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton just seconds into the race to capture the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Gayle, Hetymer and Holder move up ODI rankings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – West Indies’ power hitters Chri Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer made big jumps in the ICC’s ODI batting rankings, while captain Jason Holder has also moved up the bowlers’ rankings.

Sir Viv throws full support behind Skerritt and Shallow

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Former legendary West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards has endorsed Ricky Skerritt and his running mate Dr Kishore Shallow in their bids to become Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) new president and vice-president respectively.

Hetmyer moves up ODI ranking

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – West Indies’ power hitters Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer made big jumps in the ICC’s ODI batting rankings, while captain Jason Holder has also moved up the bowlers’ rankings.

Rivalry renewed as…

…Guyana battle T&T in Regional Women’s Super50 opener

As Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup gets underway, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago will headline the opening round at the National Stadium, Providence today.

Jacobs, Morris leaves TSC in shambles 

—Scott strokes fifty 

Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) yesterday took day one honours and was closing in on victory against the Transport Sports Club (TSC) at stumps on day one at Police in the weekend’s lone fixture in the GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall First Division two-day competition. 

GBTI/ GCC retains female hockey outdoor title 

—Bounty GCC stun Hikers 

Defending champions GBTI GCC retained their crown in the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) outdoor first-division league after completing a 5-0 win over Bingo GCC Spartans in the final round match. 

Norton appoints Lewis as Cricket Ombudsman

-GCB Elections set for next year January

In an unforeseen turn of events, Minister of Social Cohesion with Responsibility for Sports, Dr George Norton has appointed Attorney-at-Law Stephen Lewis, as the Cricket Ombudsman while setting January 26, 2020 as the date for the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) elections.

UG Trojans teams win and lose in GABA knockout tourney

Pepsi Sonics defeated the University of Guyana [UG] Trojans 70-62 in their first division clash when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA]/’Lets Bet Sports’ Knockout Championship commenced Friday.

Smith frustrated by silence over unpaid monies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Marquee batsman Dwayne Smith says he finds untenable the deafening silence from Caribbean Premier League officials over outstanding payments to Barbados Tridents players for the 2018 season.

Mohammed hundred puts Red Force in sight of final day win

TAROUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Jason Mohammed’s ninth first class hundred repelled a strong challenge from Jamaica Scorpions and left Trinidad and Tobago Red Force scenting victory, heading into Sunday’s final day of their rescheduled first round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship.

Jimenez, Jota slay United as Wolves reach FA Cup semis

WOLVERHAMPTON, England, (Reuters) – Wolverhampton Wanderers reached the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998 by beating last year’s runners-up Manchester United 2-1 with a clinical second-half display in an intense atmosphere at their Molineux stadium yesterday.

Reggae Boy Morgan heads late winner for Leicester

LONDON, CMC – Veteran Jamaican international Wes Morgan covered himself in glory when he produced a brilliant late header, as 10-man Leicester City snatched a 2-1 victory at Burnley in a dramatic finish in the Premier League yesterday.

Barakat to lead GLTA for another term

—Campbell, Niles re-elected 

Businessman Samuel Barakat was on Thursday evening re-elected as President of the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) at the body’s Annual General meeting and election of office bearers at the National Racquet Centre. 

Balgobin, Mohammed lead East Coast to DCB U17 title

A half century from Chetram Balgobin followed by a four-wicket haul from Reynaldo Mohammed spurred East Coast to a 51-run win over East Bank and the capture of the Demerara Cricket Board Inter-Association Under-17 title  yesterday at the Lusignan Community Centre ground.

Defending champs Trafalgar through to semis

Defending champion Trafalgar will enter the semi-final round today as the firm favourite to clinch a final’s berth, following two exciting days of action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Berbice Champion at the New Amsterdam [NA] Ferry Tarmac.

Pride finish second after Hurricanes gamble backfires

NORTH SOUND, Antigua,  CMC – An extraordinary gamble by Leeward Islands Hurricanes backfired spectacularly, leaving them with a stunning innings and 18-run defeat to Barbados Pride inside two days of their rescheduled fourth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship here yesterday.

Rugby season kicks off today as international matches loom

With at least two international matches scheduled for April and May, the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) 2019 season will officially kick off today with the President’s XV tackling the Vice President XV at the National Track and Field Centre.

King, Blackwood keep Red Force at bay

TAROUBA, Trinidad,  CMC – Brandon King struck his sixth half-century of the season to follow up fast bowler Nicholson Gordon’s career-best, as Jamaica Scorpions hit back strongly against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the second day of their rescheduled first round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at the Brian Lara Stadium here yesterday.

Milo football resumes today

The seventh edition of the Milo Secondary School Football Championship, resumes today at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue with three group matches.  

Five in a row!

Jaguars confirmed as season champs

Guyana Jaguars have now been confirmed as winners of the 2018-19 West Indies Championship.

GFF silent on outcome of O’Jeer, MacArthur probes

Despite the FIFA-approved Disciplinary Code being presented in December 2018 to its Disciplinary Committee, the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] remains silent on whether the body has pronounced on the Keith O’Jeer ‘inappropriate behaviour’ and Roy MacArthur sexual harassment probes.

Wiltshire, Cadogan record back-to-back wins

Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level squash tourney

Top junior national players Shomari Wiltshire and Abosaide Cadogan recorded back-to-back wins in this year’s Toucan Distributors Junior Skill Level squash tournament after notching wins last evening at the Georgetown Club, Camp Street.

Arsenal join Chelsea in Europa quarters, Inter go out

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as his side beat Stade Rennes 3-0 to reach the Europa League quarter-finals and join Chelsea, who earlier yesterday thrashed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 with a hat-trick from Oliver Giroud.

Countdown clock, standard ball among MCC proposals for tests

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Introducing countdown clocks, a standard ball across the globe, and free hits after no-balls are some of the changes being eyed for test cricket as the custodians of the game’s laws look to shore up its popularity amid the rise of lucrative Twenty20 leagues.

Real Madrid to sign Porto’s Militao in 50 million euros deal

(Reuters) – Real Madrid will sign Porto’s Brazil international defender Eder Militao at the end of the season for 50 million euros, the Portuguese club said yesterday