Barbadian Archer passes 500-run mark in defeat

LONDON, CMC – A career-best half-century took Barbadian Jofra Archer past 500 runs for the English County championship but was not enough to save Sussex as they crashed to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Northamptonshire here yesterday.

Anderson joins 500 club as England take charge

James Anderson   LONDON,  (Reuters) – James Anderson joined an elite band of bowlers with 500 test wickets and Ben Stokes plundered a vital half century as England took command of a low-scoring third test against West Indies at Lord’s on Friday.

Munro, Darren Bravo power Knight Riders into final

Caribbean Premier League

(ESPNCricinfo) Trinbago Knight Riders rode on Colin Munro’s charmed innings to march into the final of CPL 2017, beating Guyana Amazon Warriors by six wickets last night at the Brian Lara Stadium.

Wickets tumble as Windies share honours

LONDON, CMC – Seamer Ben Stokes exploited ideal swing conditions to rout West Indies with a six-wicket haul but the Caribbean side hit back to rock England, as 14 wickets fell on the opening day of the decisive Lord’s Test here Thursday.

Keys crushes Vandeweghe

U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A ruthless Madison Keys crushed CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1 6-2 on Thursday setting the stage for an all-American U.S.

Froome rebounds with late attack

La Vuelta a Espana 2017

(Reuters) – Chris Froome rebounded superbly to increase his overall lead in the Vuelta a Espana to one minute 37 seconds with a lightning late attack which left nearest challenger Vincenzo Nibali in his wake on Thursday’s 18th stage.

Wenger brushes off talk of crisis at faltering Arsenal

English Premier League

(Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has brushed off suggestions that the north London club are in the midst of a crisis three games into the season and called for perspective after their 4-0 defeat by Liverpool in their last Premier League game.

Forty-one cities join North American bid

2026 World Cup

(Reuters) – Forty-one North American cities, including New York, Montreal and Mexico City, have declared an interest in hosting matches at the 2026 World Cup as part of the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico, officials said on Thursday.

ExxonMobil will be the main sponsor of PanAm Hockey Cup

2017 Indoor Hockey Pan American Cup

ExxonMobil, the multinational oil company will be the main international sponsor for the impending Pan American Indoor Hockey Championship, slated for the month of October 2017 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Premier League to switch to shorter transfer window

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – The Premier League transfer window will now close before the start of the season after clubs voted to bring forward the deadline for buying players from next season, the Premier League said in a statement.

Rashid and Ronchi eliminate Tallawahs

Guyana Amazon Warriors 169-5 (Ronchi 70, Walton 39, Mahmudullah 3-25) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 168-8 (Sangakkara 57*, Simmons 34, Rashid 3-32) by five wickets   (CPL) A hat-trick from Rashid Khan and a rapid fifty from Luke Ronchi propelled the Guyana Amazon Warriors to victory in the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Eliminator against Jamaica Tallawahs last night.

Holding hopes Windies resurgence is not just a blip

LONDON, (Reuters) – Former pace great Michael Holding hopes West Indies’ stunning victory over England at Headingley does not turn out to be just “a blip” in their steady decline as a Test force.