Turning pitch not to blame for defeat, says Bravo

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Skipper Dwayne Bravo has refused to blame the slow, turning turning pitch for Trinbago Knight Riders’ two-wicket defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors, in the first playoff in the Caribbean Premier League here Tuesday night.

In-form Brathwaite gets third half-century but Notts under pressure

LONDON,  CMC – Leading West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked his third half-century in four matches for Nottinghamshire but the hosts were staring at defeat against Essex, heading into today’s final day of their County Championship Division One match.

Mahadeo, Othero come out tops in Aruba

Guyana’s fittest man, Dillon Mahadeo teamed up with Trinidad’s best Matheus Othero at the FITVILLE Fitness Competition in Aruba over the weekend and the two-gladiator team dubbed ‘Crab and Dumplin’ made mince meat of the competition.

Australia’s Maxwell in test whites when he learned of omission

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said yesterday he was wearing his whites and ‘baggy green’ cap when he got the telephone call telling him he had missed out on selection for the test series against Pakistan.

McGrath hails Anderson after landmark wicket

(Reuters) – Australia great Glenn McGrath says he has great respect for James Anderson after the Englishman replaced him as the most prolific pace bowler in test cricket.

Astonishing win!

—Warriors into final with thrilling win over Knight Riders in low scoring semi-final

Needing four runs from the last over, the fans at the Providence Stadium erupted as Sohail Tanvir launched a delivery from Dwayne Bravo into the Media Center down the ground for a six to book their spot in the final of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League last night.

Team Barcelona edges Team Atletico Madrid

Team Barcelona defeated Team Athletico Madrid 1-0 when the Park Rangers FC Masters one-day football tournament took place recently at the National Park.

England win fifth test to wrap up India series 4-1

— Anderson becomes most successful fast bowler ever

LONDON,  (Reuters) – A compelling series kept giving right until the very last ball as James Anderson sealed England’s 118-run victory over India with a wicket that made him the most successful fast bowler in the history of test cricket yesterday.

Rashford on target as England beat Swiss 1-0 in friendly

LEICESTER, England, (Reuters) – Striker Marcus Rashford scored a second-half winner as a young and much-changed England avoided an unprecedented fourth successive defeat by beating Switzerland 1-0 in a friendly yesterday.

Persaud brothers, Morris help Nandy Park stop Silver Bullets

A brilliant half century from Yeudistir Persaud followed up by some vicious bowling by Keon Morris ensured Nandy Park secure an eight-run win over Silver Bullets on Sunday at the Young Men’s Christian Association Ground, Thomas Lands as the fifth annual Neville Sarjoo Memorial Cup resumed.

Gayle, Russell ‘icons’ in Afghan league

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – West Indies superstars Chris Gayle and Andre Russell have been drafted as ‘icons’ for their respective franchises in the Afghanistan Premier League which bowls off next month.

Fernandes’ hat-trick highlight Sunday’s GHB matches 

A hat-trick of goals from national squash player Nicolette Fernandes took the spotlight in the latest round of the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) Under-19 and Second Division Development Leagues Sunday at the Saint Stanislaus College (SHC) ground. 

NSC condemns treatment of Trinidad flag by female fans

The National Sports Commission [NSC] has condemned the mistreatment of the Trinidad and Tobago national flag by two female fans after the conclusion of the Caribbean Premier League [CPL] match on Sunday.

Riddim Squad mauls defending champs

Riddim Squad mauled defending champions Camptown 3-0 when the third edition of the Limacol Football Championship continued Monday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Confident Warriors take on refreshed Knight Riders

-Patriots, Tallawahs in do-or-die mode

With the final four teams already decided, Guyana Amazon Warriors will battle Trinbago Knight Riders tonight at the Providence Stadium for a spot in the final of the 2018 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) while in a do-or-die encounter, the St.

Hetmyer, Rutherford stun Knight Riders

—Warriors finish second on points table 

A brutal fifth – wicket partnership of 62 runs from 21 balls between Guyanese duo, Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford, stunned the Trinbago Knight Riders and gave the Amazon Warriors a thrilling six-wicket win at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence Sunday night.  

Conquerors whip Buxton United 4-0 to stay top

—GFF Elite League

Defending champions Guyana Defence Force [GDF], Fruta Conquerors and Western Tigers secured contrasting wins when the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Elite League continued Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club [GFC] ground, Bourda.

DRS likely to be implemented next season

Following a string of poor decisions by the umpires in the 2018 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the management of CPL has decided to implement the Decision Review System (DRS) in the final two matches of the 2018 season while expressing that it is likely to see the technology being applied throughout the entire 2019 season.

Allen spurs TSC to 88-run win over MYO

A blistering half century from wicketkeeper/batsman, Devon Allen, saw Transport Sports Club (TSC) crushing Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) by 88 runs in the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association/New Building Society 40-overs second-division tournament at MYO ground Sunday.

Canje Knights defeat Fyrish Sharks

—BABA Karibee Rice League

Canje Knights downed Fyrish Black Sharks 85-79 when the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association [BABA] ‘Karibee Rice’ championships continued Sunday at the Vryman’s Erven court.

Nets schools UG, Pacesetters edge Kobras

—GABA division one league

Nets defeated the University of Guyana [UG] Trojans in their first-division clash while Pacesetters edged Kobras in the U23 division when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] League Championships continued Sunday at the Burnham Court.

Rutherford, Hetmyer destroy Trinbago as Guyana finish second

(ESPN) Homegrown young guns Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford’s furious assault on the Trinbago Knight Riders ensured Guyana Amazon Warriors clinched second place in the league stage of the 2018 CPL, with a six-wicket win on Sunday night.

Cook reaches farewell century as England dominate

LONDON,  (Reuters) – England batsman Alastair Cook marked his 291st and final test innings in fitting fashion as he reached an unbeaten century against India on the fourth morning of the fifth test on Monday.

Petterson-Griffith, Robinson, Rahim smash records at RAW C/ships

Powerlifting standout, Carlos Petterson-Griffith continues to add hardware to his cabinet. A few weeks after mining gold at the IPF/NAPF Regional Championships in Mexico, ‘The Showstopper’ returned to the local platform yesterday and chalked up another top-of-the-podium performance at the Raw National Championships staged at St Stanislaus College.

Tallawahs thump Warriors to keep top two finish hopes alive

A century stand between Rovman Powell and Ross Taylor helped the Jamaica Tallawahs ace the highest successful run chase at Providence Stadium and register a commanding eight-wicket win over the Guyana Amazon Warriors Saturday night in the penultimate group match of the 2018 HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

DCC hammer UG by nine wickets to book place in final 

— Barnwell 165, Nedd 4-15 set up win 

The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) defeated the University of Guyana (UG) by nine wickets to book a spot in the final of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first-division, two-day tournament at the DCC ground, Queenstown yesterday. 

Van Lange dominates Slammer Rammer 

—Thomas, Billingy, Wong, Layne cop individual titles 

Eleven-year-old Jonathan Van Lange was comfortably the most dynamic player in the Titans Table Tennis Club ‘Slammer Rammer’ tournament after he slammed his way to three titles including the coveted ‘B’ class crown at the Marian Academy Auditorium, last evening. 

Williams’ U.S. Open treatment divides tennis world

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ behaviour in Saturday’s U.S. Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief” and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to Naomi Osaka.

Cook’s farewell knock helps England seize control

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Alastair Cook, as unflappable as ever, led from the front in the final innings of his record-breaking test career to help steer England into a commanding 154-run lead over India yesterday.

England’s Anderson fined for dissent

(Reuters) – England seamer James Anderson has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for dissent towards umpire Kumar Dharmasena during the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.

Ali Mohammed lead GCC to innings and 105-run defeat of Diplomats

Former Guyana Under-19 captain Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed scored his third consecutive century while picking up another five-wicket haul to see Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) inflicting an innings and 105-run defeat on the Diplomats at the GCC Ground, Bourda on the final day of the Georgetown Cricket Association/Noble House Seafood’s second-division, two-day tournament yesterday.

Eagles soar over Sonics in GABA league

Eagles clawed their way past Sonics 75-62 in their 1st Division matchup, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] League Championship continued on Saturday at the Burnham Court.

Tunnicliffe replaces Chetty for Caribbean tour

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  CMC – Uncapped teenager Faye Tunnicliffe has been called up for the tour of West Indies, after two players were forced out of the South Africa squad which left for the Caribbean yesterday.

CPL to use DRS for semi-finals and final

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be introducing the Decision Referral System (DRS) for the semi-final and final of the tournament.

All-round Powell stars in record chase for Tallawahs

(ESPN) A spectacular all-round show in batting, bowling, catching and fielding from Rovman Powell helped Jamaica Tallawahs complete the highest successful T20 chase in Guyana as the visitors romped their way past Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight wickets with 11 balls to spare.

Barnwell heorics spares DCC blushes 

-Ali misses out on ton

A responsible unbeaten century from skipper Christopher Barnwell spared the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) from an embarrassing situation as they ended the first day on 233 – 8, leading by eight runs after snatching first innings points from the University of Guyana (UG) in the first semi-final of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first division two-day competition at DCC, yesterday.

Bingo Spartans hammer Saints 6-1

latest round of GHB development league 

The Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) Development Outdoor League continued yesterday at the St.

Wilson, Ali Mohammed put GCC in driver’s seat

A five-wicket haul from Stephon Wilson coupled with an unbeaten half century from Renaldo Ali-Mohammed ensured Georgetown Cricket Club, playing at home, were in the driver’s seat at the end of the first day against Diplomats in the Noble House Seafood’s second-division two-day tournament yesterday.