Wiltshire, Alphonso capture Junior CASA titles 

-Cadogan stopped by Suleman in girls U15 final

Shomari Wiltshire and Michael Alphonso were the lone Guyanese title winners in the singles category in the 2018 edition of the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament after capturing the boys’ U15 and U13 titles respectively, yesterday in Jamaica. 

Hunger, determination led to CARICOM b/ball triumph

—Says head coach Junior Hercules

Head coach of Guyana’s senior basketball team, Junior Hercules believes that it was the hunger and the determination to win that led to the team qualifying for the AmeriCup pre-qualifier championships in Suriname recently.

Klautky wins U14 tennis c/ships in J/ca

-settles for second in Open doubles with Gentle

Sarah Klautky secured the girls U14 title in the Touch Tuina Blue Mountain Caribbean junior tennis championships in Jamaica while she partnered with Afruica Gentle to finish runners up in the girls Open doubles.

GFF appoints IMC for GFA

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF), has appointed a three-member committee of Chairman Trevor Williams, Major Shem Fung and Nolan Lancaster to serve as the Interim Management Committee of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA).

Ethan Lee continues winning streak

Marian Academy chess champion Ethan Lee continued his impressive 2018 form with another convincing win at the Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation (WMCF) tournament last weekend.

Gajnabi thrilled to be in Courts Grand Slam T20

Shabika Gajnabi continues to make her mark in Caribbean women’s cricket with her latest exhibition of skill and talent to come in the Courts Grand Slam T20 later this month in Trinidad and Tobago, a competition she is thrilled to be a part of.

Samaroo steers Nations to six-wicket win

A solid all-round performance from Andrew Samaroo saw School of the Nations bounce back from a first round loss to defeat Christchurch Foundation by six wickets in the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Tournament  yesterday in Barbados.

Vehicle Workshop through to today’s final

Perennial giant Vehicle Workshop stormed their way into the final of the Michael Perreira Inter-Department dominoes competition following a semi-final victory on Monday at the Thirst Park Sports Club.

Serena keeps calm and carries on past Giorgi

LONDON (Reuters) – For 35 minutes on Centre Court Serena Williams was knocked off her stride by a feisty Italian who looked as though she had ripped a page from the American’s tennis manual.

Umtiti heads France into World Cup final

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) – Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final yesterday.

Southgate in no mood to change England’s winning formula

REPINO, Russia (Reuters) – England manager Gareth Southgate says he is not about to change his team’s approach for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia, saying he wants the “same again” from his young side.

Brooks’ century leads Windies A recovery against India

AUNTON, England, CMC – A fighting century from West Indies A captain Shamarh Brooks led a West Indies A fightback, but honours were left evenly shared at the end of the opening day of the second four-day “Test” against India yesterday.

Grimmond, Gajnabi in T20 training squad

—World Twenty20 women’s c/ships

ST JOHN’s, Antigua, CMC – As the West Indies women continue their preparations for the upcoming Women’s World Twenty20 Championships, four newcomers have been added to a 20-member squad currently in training.

Joseph to replace injured Roach for second test

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – A hamstring injury has forced West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach to miss the second Test against Bangladesh which begins tomorrow at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Three reach Junior CASA finals

—Wiltshire, Cadogan, Alphonso to play for Gold at Junior CASA as Cheeks, Low, Ince-Carvalhal, Gomes, Fernandes, loses out

Shomari Wiltshire, Abosaide Cadogan and Michael Alphonso are the Guyanese title contenders in this year’s edition of the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament after winning their semi-final matches yesterday in Jamaica. 

World Cup final four kicks-off today

….’things get tight’

By Ras Wadada The remaining four match-days among the last standing four teams promise to provide the four best matches of Russia 2018 since the two places to contest the grand finale are up for grabs.

Teach Them Young cycling programme pedals off

The future generation of the country’s cycling continues to be shepherded by national cycling coach, Hassan Mohammed, who rolled out the 42nd Teach Them Young Cycling programme at the inner circuit of the National Park, Thomas Lands yesterday.

Guyana U-17s begin title hunt today

The Guyana national U17 cricket team will face their first challenge on their quest to bring this country its maiden title in the Cricket West Indies Regional Under-17 tournament in Trinidad and Tobago.

Tigers back at top of Elite League point’s standings

Western Tigers reclaimed the top spot in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Elite league’, crushing Milerock of Linden 4-1 on Sunday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora Daniel Wilson registered a double in the third and 56th minute, while Quason McAulay and Kareem Knights scored in the 32nd and 45th minute respectively. 

Federer stays on course, Serena cruises

LONDON, (Reuters) – Defending champion Roger Federer stayed on course for a record ninth Wimbledon title yesterday as he thumped Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-0 7-5 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

Australia sweat over injury to key test batsman Marsh

(Reuters) – Depleted Australia have concerns over another possible injury to one of their test players with long-serving batsman Shaun Marsh sustaining a shoulder problem while playing in a Twenty20 match for Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday.

Masterful Rohit leads India to series win over England

BRISTOL, England, (Reuters) – Rohit Sharma’s superb unbeaten century led India to a seven-wicket win over England in a run-filled third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday to earn the touring side a 2-1 victory in the series.

Guyanese squash players to play CASA semis today

—Cheeks, Low record first, second round wins on opening day of Junior CASA

Co-captains, Alexander Cheeks and Rebecca Low established Guyana’s presence at the 2018 edition of the Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament by recording first and second round wins in Jamaica yesterday. 

Banks DIH sponsors GNDF dominoes competition

The Banks DIH Limited  in collaboration with the Guyana National Dominoes Federation  Inter-Corporation tournament two day competition will end Sunday at Transport Sports Club at Thomas Lands.

OGM, weather blamed for stoppage of defending champs preparation

With Essequibo winning their maiden Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Franchise three-day tournament last year the team began training with an eye on a successful title defence according to reports, an order was given for the preparations to be stopped.

Meusa Summer Chess camp kicks off today

National chess champion Wendell Meusa Chess will be staging a Summer Camp from today until August 3 at the American University for Peace Studies, at Lot 135 Sheriff & Fourth Street, Campbellville.

BCB weighs in on CWI selection policy

-questions GCB selection policy as well

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), through outspoken President Hilbert Forster, is calling out Cricket West Indies (CWI) as well as the Guyana Cricket Board over their selection policies.

Dennis nets hat trick in Buxton’s rout of Dolphin

Buxton, Chase Academy and St. John’s College were among the teams to seal quarterfinal berths in the Boys Division, when the ExxonMobil U14 Championship continued saturday at the Ministry of education ground, Carifesta Avenue.  

Hamilton stages dramatic comeback but Vettel wins

SILVERSTONE, England, CMC – Lewis Hamilton shook off a first-lap collision which left him last and drove superbly to finish second in his home Grand Prix, as Ferrari archrival Sebastian Vettel won at Silverstone here yesterday.

Holder pleased with “clinical” Windies unit

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Captain Jason Holder has praised his side’s “clinical” all-round performance which earned them an emphatic innings and 219-run victory over Bangladesh in the opening Test here Friday.

Brathwaite, Roach into top 20 after Antigua heroics

LONDON,  CMC – Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and Kemar Roach have surged into the top 20 of the ICC Players rankings following outstanding performances in the just concluded opening Test against Bangladesh.

Gayle helps Knights deal Windies B first loss

TORONTO, Canada,  CMC – Superstar Chris Gayle fired for the first time, smashing a half-century to help Vancouver Knights deal West Indies B their first defeat of the Global T20 Canada league here yesterday.

Belgian sights firmly set on World Cup victory – Vermaelen

MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Belgium will be deeply disappointed if they fail to win the World Cup, defender Thomas Vermaelen said yesterday, in the first direct acknowledgement of the team’s belief in their ability to emerge triumphant in Russia.