Guyana needs to beat Cayman Islands

CONCACAF Men’s U20 Championship

Following their embarrassing 4-0 opening loss to Guatemala, Guyana will aim to secure their first win of the CONCACAF Men’s U20 Championship, when they battle the low-ranked Cayman Islands today at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA.

Paradise, Rosignol victorious

-as 8-a-side football gets underway

Paradise and Rosignol United secured opening night wins, when the 2nd Annual GT Beer 8-a-side Football Invitational Championship commenced on Sunday at All Saints School ground, New Amsterdam [NA].

Pakistan upbeat about campaign after crushing warm-up win

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Pakistan skipper Javeria Khan says she is thrilled with the focus of her squad after they trounced South Africa by 90 runs on Saturday, in their official ICC warm-up match in preparation for next week’s Women’s Twenty20 World Cup.

Forde, Pascal win

South American 10k Classic…

There was a feeling of deja vu yesterday as Cleveland Forde, Winston Missigher and Cleveland Thomas’ dream run continued in the second leg of the South American 10k Classic as they swept the podium a week after pulling off the same feat on the streets of Paramaribo, Suriname.

Garth, Ahmed, Rahman star as Bangladesh beat Ireland by six wickets

T20 warm-up match

Despite an all-round performance from Ireland’s Kimberley Garth, Bangladesh defeated the Emerald Isle by six wickets in the first warm-up match of the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World T20 Tournament as Rumana Ahmed and Ayasha Rahman also starred last  night at the Providence Stadium.

Wendel Setropawiro wins open bodybuilding top prize

Saturday, fitness fans were treated to an evening of flexing, mass and aesthetics at the Theatre Guild where some of the best bodies in the Region took the stage to do battle in what turned out to be a fantastic evening.

South Africa thrash hapless Australia in Perth

PERTH,  (Reuters) – Dale Steyn claimed two early wickets as South Africa’s pace attack combined superbly to heap more misery on Australia with a six-wicket thrashing to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match one-day international series yesterday.

Zimbawe holds advantage over Bangladesh

(ICC) Tendai Chatara and Sikandar Raza each claimed three scalps to give Zimbabwe the upper hand against Bangladesh on the second day of the first of two Tests between the sides.

Transport hammers Sophia by nine wickets 

-Redman, Azeez take spotlight 

Title contenders, Transport Sports Club (TSC), yesterday, began this season’s New Building Society (NBS) second division forty overs tournament in ominous fashion by brushing aside Sophia by nine wickets at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC). 

Windies fall as India survive Thomas burst to take series lead

KOLKATA, India,  CMC – West Indies made a fight of it but the lack of runs courtesy another batting implosion proved their downfall, as they slipped to a five-wicket defeat to India in the opening Twenty20 International here yesterday.

Khachanov shocks Djokovic to win Paris crown

PARIS,  (Reuters) – Karen Khachanov caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in the Paris Masters final to end the Serbian’s remarkable spell of dominance in the men’s game yesterday. 

Persaud returns to head GASA

-looks to tackle swimming in schools, open water facility

Former Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Ivan Persaud has returned to head the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) after being elected to serve in the capacity for the next two years earlier this week.

Unsettled England plot to ruin Herath farewell

(Reuters) – Many a visiting team have succumbed to the trial by spin in Sri Lanka and Joe Root’s England will have to step up their game against the turning ball to escape that fate in the test series beginning at Galle tomorrow.

Cool Karthik, crafty Pandya secure India’s nervy win

(Reuters) – Dinesh Karthik anchored a tricky chase with a measured unbeaten 31 as India beat West Indies by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International to go 1-0 up in the three-match series today.

Captains thrilled with stand-alone women’s tournament

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – West Indies captain, Stafanie Taylor, was one of several captains yesterday expressing their delight with the Caribbean’s hosting of the historic Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, which bowls off next Friday.

New-look Windies look to salvage honour in T20s

KOLKATA, India,  CMC – A weakened but still dangerous West Indies clash with powerhouses India in the opening Twenty20 International here today, hoping to spring a surprise and also halt their decline in what has become their most successful format.

Ali-Mohammed blitz destroys Ace Warriors

A 17-ball 62 by Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed flattened Ace Warriors at the  Gandhi Youth Organisation ground on Saturday as the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) raced to a five-wicket win in the Georgetown Cricket Association/New Building Society Second Division 40-overs tournament.

West Ruimveldt, St Pius for Pee Wee football finals

-Gairy Primo scores six goals for North Georgetown

Defending champion West Ruimveldt and St. Pius will compete in the finale of the Courts Pee Wee Primary School Football Championship, following semi-final wins yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Hikers, GCC through to male first ‘D’ semis  

- GBTI GCC red hot favourites to take the female first division title

A hugely entertaining final day is anticipated as Guyana’s Indoor Hockey juggernauts all secured semi-final places in this year’s edition of the annual GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships, set for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), today.   

Persaud’s all-round brilliance leads GYO past DCC  

An exceptional all-round performance from Darshan Persaud led the Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) to a surprise three-wicket win over defending champions, Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) in the latest round of the 2018/19 New Building Society (NBS) second division forty overs tournament at DCC yesterday.   

Net-Rockers in 6th consecutive win

-trounces Blueberry Hill 7-1 in Upper Demerara football

Unbeaten Net-Rockers secured their sixth consecutive win in the Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] Senior League, trouncing Blueberry Hill 7-1 on Friday, at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden.

Djokovic ousts Federer in epic Paris semi-final

PARIS, (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer’s ambitions of a 100th career title as he outlasted his great adversary 7-6(6) 5-7 7-6(3) in an epic Paris Masters semi-final that stretched his remarkable unbeaten run to 22 matches yesterday.

GBTI GCC Tigers maintain unbeaten hockey run 

GBTI Tigers continued their impressive run in this year’s GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships by registering another win during the fifth evening of play at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH). 

National schools championships launched

Come see the top student-athletes and teachers of the 592 from the 15 districts compete in intense rivalries beginning from November 25.   

Undrafted rookie sparks Knicks to 1st road win

(Field Level Media) Undrafted rookie guard Allonzo Trier scored 23 points and led four bench players in double figures as the New York Knicks earned their first road win of the season with a 118-106 victory over the struggling Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.

Ireland, Bangladesh banking on previous form

ICC women’s T20 World Cup

Ahead of their first warm-up match tomorrow before bowling off the International Cricket Council’s Women’s World T20 tournament, the Ireland and Bangladesh camps have cited current form and good preparation as key factors for them.

Lisa Charles leads Essequibo to victory

Essequibo senior all-rounder, Lisa Charles was in top form with bat, ball and in the field to lead her side to a  three-wicket victory over Lower Corentyne in the Guyana Cricket Board Secondary Schools Female Under-17 T20 Franchise tournament yesterday at the Bushlot Ground, West Berbice.

Jacklin wants colour-coded balls to limit distance

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Ryder Cup great Tony Jacklin has urged his sport to take a leaf out of squash’s book by using colour-coded balls to distinguish the professional game from the amateur one in the modern era of ‘grip it and rip it golf’.

Guyana thumped 4-0 by Guatemala

CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship

Guyana suffered the worst possible start to their CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship, going down to Guatemala by an embarrassing 4-0 scoreline yesterday at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA.

Dottin leads Windies to victory over England in warm-up match

NORTH SOUND, Antigua,  CMC – Deandra Dottin crafted an unbeaten 43 to help the West Indies women defeat England by five wickets in an unofficial warm-up match ahead of the start of the ICC Women’s World T20 on Thursday night.

Hope and Hetmyer make big leap in ODI rankings

LONDON,  CMC – Shai Hope is now the highest ranked West Indian One Day International batsman, while Shimron Hetmyer has also made a huge leap in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Batting Rankings.

Spencer guides GCC Vintage to another crushing victory

-Pepsi Hikers squeak past Bounty GCC

A night after they went down to Old Fort Mustangs 5-7 in one of the most exciting matches of the championship, GGC Vintage served out a measure of revenge by defeating Antonio’s Hikers on the fourth evening of the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).   

Students with disabilities in sports meet

A two-day sport meet for students with disabilities from various schools began yesterday at the National Gymnasium, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.

Windies batting collapse helps India to series win

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India,  CMC – The West Indies produced their worst batting performance against India in a One Day International to hand the home side an emphatic nine-wicket win and help them wrap up the five-match series 3-1 at Greenfield Stadium here yesterday.

16th SA 10K gaining momentum

The second leg of the South American 10k Run has picked up steam to become one of the premier road race attractions on the continent and a flagship activity on the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) calendar.

Eagles maul Silver Shattas

-in Upper Demerara

Unbeaten Eagles mauled Silver Shattas 4-1, while undefeated Net-rockers edged Winners Connection 1-0 when the Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] Senior League resumed on Wednesday, at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden.

Race of Champions on the horizon

The calendar has flipped to November so that means the highly anticipated Race of Champions is just about four weeks away. 

Djokovic marks return to world number one with Paris win

PARIS,  (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic celebrated his return to the summit of world tennis with a stroll into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters as outclassed Damir Dzumhur had to retire with injury in the second set of their third round clash yesterday.

Bolt trial finished at Central Coast Mariners

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt has finished his football trial at Central Coast Mariners and will leave the club after failing to agree commercial terms, the A-League side said yesterday.

Nuggets rout reeling Cavaliers

(Field Level Media) Juan Hernangomez came off the bench to score 23 points and Paul Millsap had 16 points and six rebounds as the Denver Nuggets overcame a slugging first quarter to beat the host Cleveland Cavaliers 110-91 last night.

Embiid hits for 41 as 76ers hold off Clippers

( Field Level Media) Joel Embiid had a season-high 41 points to go along with 13 rebounds and four blocked shots to lift the Philadelphia 76ers past the visiting Los Angeles Clippers 122-113 Thursday night.

Federer begins road to 100 with a win in Paris

PARIS,  (Reuters) – Roger Federer made a comfortable start to his quest for a 100th title, despatching Fabio Fognini in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters yesterday.