Aleka Persaud breaks five records at Goodwill Swim meet

-Guyana finishes fourth

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.

Ramdhani wins Guyana’s first Gold at CAREBACO

-bags u-19 female singles and doubles titles

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.

Guyana defeat Jamaica by 5 wickets

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.

Guyana wins Caribbean schoolboys and juniors boxing tournament

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.

Knight Riders gain revenge over Tallawahs with victory in final-ball thriller

—Trinbago Knight Riders 184/6 (Munro 67, DM Bravo 50, DJ Bravo 36, Imad Wasim 2/17) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 182/5 (Phillips 80, Miller 72*, Pierre 2/19) by four wickets with 0 balls remaining

(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.

England face record target against India

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.

With minutes left, Nigeria avoids international soccer ban

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.

Juve snatch dramatic win at Chievo on Ronaldo’s debut

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 repeats as champion…..12th Guyana Cup

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.

Top teams reach knockout round

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.  

Hetmyer’s third fastest CPL ton sets up Warriors victory over Tallawahs

-Guyana Amazon Warriors 209/7 (Hetmyer 100, Shoaib Malik 50, Russell 2/31, Thomas 2/32, Santokie 2/35) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 137 (Phillips 43, Taylor 30, Green 2/19, Imran Tahir 2/26) by 72 runs

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.  

Griffith is new Urban Benjamin Memorial Champion

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.

Figgy Green Jags crowned champs

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.

Ramdhani closes in on Gold medal

-Upsets Mangroe in semis

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 continues sponsorship of Ninvalle

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 wallops TSC by 44 runs

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.

Golden Jaguars lose to Madureira 0-3

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.

Santos whips Beacons 4-0 in U15 football

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.

Trophy Stall support for Guyana Cup 2018

— Rohan Oudit Construction also supporting today’s Sport of Kings meet

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.

Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony

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.

Pollard leads from front as Stars end two-year wait for victory

—St Lucia Stars 226/6 (Pollard 104, Fletcher 80, Cornwall 30, Wahab Riaz 3/35, Reifer 2/67) beat Barbados Tridents 188/6 (D Smith 58, McCoy 3/28, Qais Ahmad 2/29) by 38 runs

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 advance to Semifinals.

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.

NA United in upset win over Buxton in GFF Elite League

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.  

New school prevail over old school in exhibition TT matches 

—Old school’s Christophe defeat current national champion Franklin 2-0 

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.   

Ramdhani storms into Women’s Singles Semis

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.  

Chelsea edge Arsenal in thriller, Kane scores in Spurs win

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.

Local pugilists Pompey, Wright stop opponents

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.

Brathwaite, Melius stroke half centuries

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.

Deadline looms as Nigeria face football ban

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.

Kane finally nets in August as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1

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.

East Coast Best versus the Rest tonight at Haslington

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.

Guyana Cup horse race meet set to be biggest ever

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.

Jeffery records early win in CAREBACO Championships

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.  

Coleman ready for bright ending to rough season

(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.

Ninvalle confident of capturing second C/bean title 

— excited to play in doubles with Van Lange 

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.  

Gopilall, De Vieira’s centuries book RHT playoff spot

-No. 73, Tucber Park and Blairmont ‘A’ also advance to Play-offs

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.

Tite brings in young blood for Brazil friendlies in USA

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.

Interim coach rings in big changes for Argentina

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.

Saving a life more important than medals, says Phelps

(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.

GCA competitions set to resume

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) is set to resume all of its cricket tournaments in the following weeks.