Thompson beaten into second place in Lausanne

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, CMC – Olympic champion Elaine Thompson was forced to settle for second place as Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Côte d’Ivoire produced a strong performance to win the 100 metres at the Lausanne Diamond League here Thursday.

Hales leads England to dramatic win over India

CARDIFF,  (Reuters) – Alex Hales made an unbeaten 58 to lead England to a thrilling five-wicket victory over India yesterday that levelled the Twenty20 series at 1-1.

England paceman Broad aiming to return for India tests

(Reuters) – England paceman Stuart Broad is aiming to recover from an ankle injury in time to play domestic first-class cricket for his county Nottinghamshire later this month, days before the first test against India.

Gabriel fireworks leave Bangladesh reeling

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked his first hundred in nearly a year while Shai Hope passed fifty for the first time in 13 innings, but it was speedster Shannon Gabriel’s devastating four-wicket burst which rocked Bangladesh and put West Indies on course for a comprehensive win in the opening Test.

Ambris announces return with classy 128

BECKENHAM, England, CMC – Fit-again stroke-maker Sunil Ambris forced his way back into reckoning for a senior team call-up with his sixth first class hundred but India A fought back courtesy of a Prithvi Shaw century, on the second day of the opening four-day “Test” here Thursday.

‘Dynamic’ motocross challenge set for July 29 

Motor-racing enthusiasts will have a chance to test their skills or view some pulsating action when the first of the 2018 Motocross champion series is held on July 29 at Lower Kara-Kara Spike Land, Linden.

Uruguay tight-lipped on Cavani injury before France clash

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia,(Reuters) – Edinson Cavani trained lightly on Thursday, but his coach would not be drawn on whether the Uruguay forward had recovered sufficiently from injury to have a chance of being fit for today’s World Cup quarter-final with France.

Nationals kick off 27 July

Guinness in the Streets

-Bartica Zone scheduled for July 13 – 15 With the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship slated to kick-off its second edition of the Bartica Zone, the organisers of the National Championships, Three Peat Promotions, have released the official list of teams for this year’s event.   

Australia dismisses reports of relaxed Warner, Smith bans

(Reuters) – Cricket Australia (CA) has denied reports that former Australia captain Steve Smith and batsman David Warner’s suspensions had been relaxed to allow them to participate in domestic first-class cricket ahead of the 2019 World Cup.

Michael Pereira/Banks DIH Inter Dept Dominoes

Wins for Wholesale Liquor, Vehicle Workshop

Wholesale Liquor and Vehicle Workshop secured convincing victories, when the Michael Pereira Inter-Department Domino Championship continued on Wednesday at the Thirst Park Sports Club.

Brazil’s Danilo ruled out with ankle problem

KAZAN, Russia, July 6 (Reuters) – Brazil right back Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering ankle ligament damage in training on the eve of Friday’s quarter-final against Belgium, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement.

Parisian parrot’s prophecy: France to beat Uruguay

PARIS, (Reuters) – Newton the parrot, the latest prophet of the animal kingdom to give World Cup forecasts, reckons France will beat Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup.

Bangladesh 43 all out as Roach bags 5-8

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Seamer Kemar Roach’s sensational five-wicket haul inside the first hour sent Bangladesh crashing to the lowest total in Tests in nearly half a century, as West Indies took a stranglehold on the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here yesterday.

Federer, Serena cruise into Wimbledon third round

LONDON, (Reuters) – Top seed Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum after he cruised into the third round with a 6-4 6-4 6-1 win over Slovakian world number 73 Lukas Lacko yesterday.

Survivors Belgium brace for Brazil challenge

KAZAN, Russia,  (Reuters) – At a World Cup rocked repeatedly by the fall of giants, Brazil and Belgium have managed to hold firm in the maelstrom and will meet in a blockbuster quarter-final in Kazan tomorrow.

Steely Uruguay ready for Mbappe-fired France

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia,  (Reuters) – Fleet-footed France will have to find a way past the tournament’s joint-meanest defenders Uruguay in the first of two inter-continental World Cup quarter-finals tomorrow.

Brooks, pacers put Windies A in command

BECKENHAM, England,  CMC – Captain Shamarh Brooks struck an unbeaten half-century to ram home the advantage his fast bowlers had established, as West Indies A dominated India A on the opening day of the first four-day “Test” here yesterday.

Eastman to defend Malta Supreme title Saturday

Team Cocos’ Hamza Eastman is set to defend his title when the top riders in the country converge on the inner circuit of the National Park for the eight annual Hassan Mohammed organised Banks DIH Malta Supreme 11-race cycling meet this Saturday.

Brazil v Belgium

FACTBOX KAZAN, Russia, (Reuters) – Brazil play Belgium in a World Cup quarter-final in Kazan tomorrow: Where: Kazan Arena Capacity: 42,873 When: July 6, 2100 local (1800 GMT/1400 ET) Referee: TBA Key stats: * Brazil have not lost in their last 16 competitive matches.

FACTBOX Uruguay v France

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia,  (Reuters) – Uruguay play France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup tomorrow.

Deschamps ponders how to get the best out of Mbappe

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia,  (Reuters) – Just how to ensure Kylian Mbappe gets a plentiful supply in his efforts to prise open a notoriously stingy Uruguay defence will be France coach Didier Deschamps’ main preoccupation before tomorrow’s World Cup quarter-final.

GFF’s COI to conclude work in September

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the sexual harassment of female referees by match officials and administrators is set to  conclude in September.

Lewis, Allicock step up preparations for CAC Games

South American Games bronze medalists, Colin Lewis and Keevin Allicock have their hard hats on, putting in work in the gym ahead of the Centra America and Caribbean (CAC) Games scheduled for Barranquilla, Colombia from July 19 to August 3.

Backline trio spring to England’s defence to silence doubters

MOSCOW (Reuters) – England’s victory over Colombia on Tuesday will be remembered by their fans for the nerve-jangling breaking of their penalty shootout hoodoo but it was also the night when many of the doubts and questions over Gareth Southgate’s side were answered.

Ronaldo defends Neymar as English also accused of diving

SOCHI, Russia, (Reuters) – Former Brazil striker Ronaldo came out in support of his countryman Neymar yesterday as criticism mounted against the pundits who have condemned his diving but ignored the fakery of other players.

Windies set for crucial series against Tigers

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – A low profile two-Test series against once minnows Bangladesh will carry much weight for struggling West Indies, when it bowls off at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here today.

Rahul, Yadav lead India to crushing win over England

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – Lokesh Rahul made a brilliant unbeaten 101 to lead India to a crushing eight-wicket victory over England in the first Twenty20 international at Old Trafford yesterday.

England beat Colombia on penalties to reach last eight

MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – England finally ended their penalties curse when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans equalised in the 93rd minute.

GSA names 25-member junior CASA team 

The Guyana Squash Association (GSA), yesterday announced the association’s contingent that will participate in the 2018 Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) tournament set for Jamaica from Sunday to July 14.

Scrappy Swedes edge Swiss 1-0 to reach quarter-finals

ST PETERSBURG, (Reuters) – A deflected shot from Emil Forsberg gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a scrappy round of 16 match yesterday, sending the Swedes through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years.

Bravo leads Hawks win, Gayle fails again in Knights victory

TORONTO, Canada, CMC – Dwayne Bravo produced a solid all-round effort to hand Winnipeg Hawks their second victory but superstar Chris Gayle failed for the straight straight game though his Vancouver Knight also posted their second win, in the Global T20 Canada league here Monday.

Trio hoping to avoid ban over Windies incident

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Sri Lanka are hoping captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha avoid a ban for their actions in the recent series against West Indies, allowing them to be available for the two-Test series against South Africa starting later this month.

Coombs struck with two-year ban over ticket scandal

ZURICH, Switzerland, CMC – Football’s world governing body, FIFA yesterday slapped St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation president, Venold Coombs, with a two-year ban and a hefty fine after finding him guilty on corruption charges.

Providence Stadium to stage five group games

(CPL) The fixtures for the Guyana leg of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League have now been confirmed, with five group games set to take place in the country, an increase from the four group matches that were played in Guyana in 2017.  

Gayle star attraction for Abu Dhabi Trophy

ABU DHABI, Jul 3, CMC – West Indies batting superstar Chris Gayle is set to headline the inaugural Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy set to be staged here in October.

Baffling selection!

-West Indies selectors stick with Devon Smith for Bangladesh test series

In what can only be considered a bombshell selection and a backward step as well, the West Indies selectors have retained opening batsman Devon Smith in the 13-man side named for the opening test match against Bangladesh starting tomorrow.

Gilkes helps LTI repeat as U19 champs

Linden Technical Institute (LTI) repeated as U19 champs while Kwakwani and Marian Academy successfully defended their U16 and girls titles respectively when the National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) concluded on Sunday.