Jaguars romp to fourth straight win

—Paul’s 10-129, Hetmyer’s 61 highlight final day

Guyana Jaguars solidified their spot at the top of the West Indies Championships with their fourth consecutive win after they defeated Windward Islands Volcanoes by eight wickets at the Providence National Stadium yesterday.

Will Pybus make a difference?

Asks Dr Rudi Webster MS Dhoni, the former captain of Team India, once told me that the principal difference between the good performer or the good organization and the others is the interval between mistakes.

All eyes on Murray as Australian  Open gets underway

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – An emotional Andy Murray kicks off his Australian Open campaign against Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the night session at Melbourne Park today in what could well be the final match of the Scot’s glittering career.

Red Force win to extend Scorpions misery

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Leg-spinner Imran Khan snatched five wickets as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force piled further misery on Jamaica Scorpions with a 157-run victory early on the final day of their fourth round match here yesterday.

South Africa seven wickets from 3-0 sweep

-Pakistan 228 runs away from victory

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South Africa need seven more wickets to win the third test at the Wanderers and sweep the series after Pakistan were 153 for three wickets at the close of play yesterday, still 228 runs short of a daunting winning target.

Rashford and dazzling De Gea earn Man United win at Spurs

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League title ambitions suffered a major blow as Marcus Rashford’s goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Wembley yesterday to maintain caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s perfect start.

NBA roundup: Griffin dominates Clippers in return to L.A.

Blake Griffin took advantage of the first opportunity to show his former fans what they’re missing, scoring 44 points on Saturday afternoon to lead the visiting Detroit Pistons to a 109-104 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bancroft hits match-winning 87 in BBL

(BBC) Australia’s Cameron Bancroft hit an unbeaten 87 off 61 balls to help Perth Scorchers to victory over Sydney Sixers in the Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL).

Everest crush GNIC by 223 runs

Everest Cricket Club (ECC) began the season with a crushing 223-run win over  the  Guyana National Industrial Corporation  (GNIC) yesterday in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), New Building Society (NBS) second-division 40-overs tournament.

Supernova cops bronze at UWI indoor hockey tournament 

Guyana’s national U19 Indoor Development Hockey Team, Supernova, clinched third place in the University of the West Indies (UWI) Indoor Tournament which ended last evening at the UWI Sports and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) indoor facility in Trinidad and Tobago. 

India’s Rayudu reported for suspect bowling action

(Reuters) – India’s part-time off-spinner Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the first one-day international against Australia in Sydney, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.

India name replacements for suspended Pandya and Rahul

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – All-rounder Vijay Shankar and batsman Shubman Gill will replace the suspended KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya in India’s limited overs team, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has said.

Volcanoes reach 167-3 after following on

The Windward Islands Volcanoes, forced to follow-on, were 167-3 in their second innings at the close of the third day’s play of their fourth-round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional four-day match against the Guyana Jaguars at the Providence National Stadium yesterday.

Supernova encounter mixed results en route to semis 

Guyana’s national under -19 indoor developmental hockey team, Supernova, was made to work on the penultimate day of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Indoor Tournament, currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago where they encountered a draw, a defeat and a win to complete their group matches.  

Wins for DCC and UG in season opener 

-Singh, Danram stroke fifties, Paul grabs five for

Defending champions, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and the University of Guyana (UG), yesterday notched up wins in the season opener of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), New Building Society (NBS) second division 40-overs tournament.  

Australia win first one-dayer despite Rohit century

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Paceman Jhye Richardson took four for 26 as Australia finally gave their fans something to smile about with a 34-run victory over India in the first one-day international yesterday despite a magnificent 133 from Rohit Sharma.

Pooran half-century in vain as Dynamites remain unbeaten

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies left-hander Nicholas Pooran lashed a whirlwind half-century but it went in vain as Sylhet Sixers crashed to a 32-run defeat to star-studded leaders Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday.

Organisers settle on stable window for Caribbean tournament

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Caribbean Premier League organisers and Cricket West Indies have settled on a stable window for the popular Twenty20 championship, which will see it continue to be played in August and September for the next five years.

Olivier bags five as S.Africa surge ahead

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South Africa’s fiery seamer Duanne Olivier took five wickets as the hosts powered into the ascendancy on day two of the third and final test against an outgunned Pakistan at the Wanderers yesterday.

Holder urges Windies to lift their game against England

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder has labelled the upcoming England Test tour as a “big series” and says he hopes his side can replicate the fight they showed on their fierce rivals’ last tour of the Caribbean four years ago when they drew the three-match series.

Advantage Jaguars!

-Volcanoes reeling after Chanderpaul’s ton, Paul’s 4-for

Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s protracted century,  Trevon Griffith’s spectacular slip fielding, along with  a deadly spell from Keemo Paul, gave the Guyana Jaguars the upper hand at the close of the second day of their fourth-round, Cricket West Indies (CWI) four-day clash against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at the Providence National Stadium yesterday.

Pakistan fightback but lose wickets late

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – Vernon Philander took two wickets in as many balls to leave Pakistan on 17 for two wickets at the end of the first day of the third test after they had rallied earlier yesterday and bowled hosts South Africa out for 262.

Pollard half-century headlines Dynamites continued unbeaten run

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies Twenty20 star, Kieron Pollard, lashed a now rare half-century to end a poor run of form, as his Dhaka Dynamites edged Chris Gayle’s Rangpur Riders by two runs in a last-over thriller in the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday.

Skipper Holder says fan support crucial for Windies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies skipper Jason Holder yesterday underscored the importance of the regional fan base, as he took time out from his schedule to greet supporters at Kensington Oval.

Red Force hold upper hand as Scorpions woes continue

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Fifteen wickets tumbled but Trinidad and Tobago Red Force emerged with the edge over Jamaica Scorpions, on day two of the fourth round contest between the two bottom-placed teams in the Regional First Class Championship here yesterday.

India’s Rahul, Pandya suspended over comments

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have been suspended pending an inquiry into comments they made about women on a television show this week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said yesterday.

Athletes paid, preparations underway for 2018 meet

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – One of the two remaining directors of Grenada Invitational Inc, Karline Purcell, has confirmed that all outstanding payments to athletes have been settled and the company is presently in the process of finalising details to apply for permission to host the 2019 games.

NBA roundup: Aldridge’s 56 lead Spurs past Thunder in 2 OTs

LaMarcus Aldridge poured in a career-high 56 points, and Derrick White had a huge bucket, a blocked shot and a steal late in the second overtime as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 on Thursday.

Boundary-hitting Bramble leads Jaguars’ charge

Regional Four-Day Cricket Championship

A dominating century from wicketkeeper-batsman Anthony Bramble solidified Guyana Jaguars’ dominance as they closed on 307-6 at the end of day one against Windward Islands Volcanoes in the fourth round of the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day tournament at Providence yesterday.

2019 cricket season bowls off tomorrow

The 2019 cricket season is set to bowl off tomorrow in Georgetown with several headline fixtures set to ignite cricket once again following a break due to the holiday season.

Top athletes take podium spots as athletics season opens

Usual suspects, Emanuel Archibald, Leslain Baird and Kenisha Phillips were among the standout performers when the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) staged its first development meet of the 2019 season on Wednesday evening at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground.

Barca lose to Levante in Cup but late goal boosts second-leg hopes

VALENCIA, (Reuters) – Barcelona’s recent iron grip on the Copa del Rey came under threat as they lost 2-1 at Levante in their last-16 first leg tie yesterday after resting a host of first team regulars, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

Injured Murray says Australian Open could be his swansong

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Andy Murray will be retiring this year because of the severe pain from his troublesome right hip with next week’s Australian Open potentially his last tournament as a professional, the former world number one said today.

CWI directors clash over controversial Pybus appointment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket West Indies directors, Enoch Lewis and Conde Riley, have sparred publicly over the recent choice of Richard Pybus for senior men’s head coach, further increasing the rancour surrounding the Englishman’s appointment less than two weeks before the opening Test against England.

Proteas select uncapped Van der Dussen for Pakistan ODIs

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa have named uncapped batsman Rassie van der Dussen in their 14-man squad for the first two contests of the five-match home one-day international series against Pakistan as they explore options ahead of the World Cup later this year.

Lloyd disappointed over Haynes snub for coaching role

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Legendary former captain Clive Lloyd has lamented the snubbing of fellow West Indies icon, Desmond Haynes, for the post of men’s head coach, and says it is unfortunate that great former players continued to be ignored for the position.