Hercules concerned about female cricket in E’bo

For years, Essequibo has been the least competitive of the three counties and Essequibo Coach Ryan Hercules is calling for the administrators and female cricketers to band together in an effort to lift the standard of female cricket in the county even as Chairman of Selectors Rayon Griffith sees potential in the county.

U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday paved the way for states to legalize sports gambling, striking down a 1992 federal law that barred it in most places and setting off a rush by businesses and states to cash in on an expected multibillion-dollar jackpot.

McKenzie leads Panthers past GDF

Osei McKenzie scored a hat-trick of tries to help the Panthers cruise to a 41-22 win over the GDF outfit when the Bounty Farm 15s League continued yesterday at the National Park.

Edghill for high level training stint in Portugal

- New national women’s champion to be crowned

A new national women’s singles champion will be crowned later this month when the Guyana Table Tennis Association stages its national championships after reigning champion Chelsea Edghill opted to participate in a training and internship programme in Portugal.

BV Secondary wins toss to advance

Beterverwagting (BV) Secondary advanced to the next round after a thrilling day of events that saw them winning a toss to advance in the Regional Democratic Council (RDC)/Devcon Construc-tion/Regional Executive Officer (REO) Region Four Inter-Secondary schools knockout competition yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road.

Meusa, Persaud wins May Open

Candidate Master Wendell Meusa and Attorney-at-Law Yolander Persaud won their respective divisions when the Guyana Chess Federation staged its May Open Clash of Champions tournament Sunday at the National Aquatic Center, East Coast Demerara.

Williams, Bright outstanding at AAG National Youth and Junior C/ships

Usual suspects, Daniel Williams, Chantoba Bright, Samuel Lynch and Joanna Archer had standout performances this past weekend at the National Track and Field Centre when the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) hosted the 2018 National Youth and Junior Championship.

Failure for Gayle as Kings XI slump

INDORE, India, CMC – Chris Gayle’s run of recent low scores continued as Kings XI Punjab suffered a complete batting failure to go down by 10 wickets to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.

Osaka eases past Azarenka in Rome as Vinci calls time on career

(Reuters) – Rising Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka eased into the second round of the Italian Open yesterday with a 6-0 6-3 victory over former world number one Victoria Azarenka, on a day in which local favourite Roberta Vinci called time on her career.

Archer brace tops Lewis half-century in Royals win

MUMBAI, India,  CMC – Exciting West Indies opener, Evin Lewis, smashed his second half-century of the Indian Premier League but was outshone by the brilliant Jofra Archer, as Rajasthan Royals thrashed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to strengthen their claim for a playoff spot in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.

Guyana U19 team poised to continue regional dynasty

—Seeking fifth consecutive one-day title

Following the conclusion of the Guyana Cricket Board/Hand-in-Hand Insurance inter-country under – 19 tournament, last weekend, only a few players raised their bats or had stellar performances with the ball with the engraving, “select me” to participate in this year’s regional under -19 tournament.

A tribute to the trailblazers

—The inaugural CARICOM championships in Guyana in 1981

Statistician Charwayne Walker salutes the stars of the first Caricom Basketball Championships highlighting the outstanding performances of over 30 years ago Thirty seven years ago in August of 1981, Guyana hosted the inaugural CARICOM Basketball Championships.

Awards for what?

In its simplest form, an Award Ceremony is a formal occasion at which accolades are given out to honour achievement in a particular field.

President’s College whips YBG Cluster 31-9

Chase Academy, Presidents’ College and Marian Academy all recorded contrasting wins in the U14 section of the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) ‘Regional Conference’ which continued yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Barcelona lose unbeaten run at Levante while Messi stays home

VALENCIA,  (Reuters) – Barcelona’s hopes of completing an unbeaten La Liga season ended in thrilling fashion yesterday as the champions suffered a shock 5-4 defeat at Levante in their 37th and penultimate game of the campaign after resting talisman Lionel Messi.

Celtics open East finals by ripping Cavaliers

(Reuters) Jaylen Brown had 23 points with eight rebounds and Marcus Morris added 21 and 10 as the Boston Celtics stunned the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals yesterday.

Zverev crushes Thiem to win Madrid title

MADRID,  (Reuters) – Germany’s Alexander Zverev looked every bit a serious French Open title contender as he crushed claycourt specialist Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-4 in the Madrid Open final yesterday.

Caesar, Smith GFF’s Footballers-of-the-Year

— Qualification for 2026 World Cup GFF’s focus 

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) on Friday named Sherwyne Caesar as its male Footballer-of-the-Year for 2017 while Tiandi Smith copped the female Footballer-of-the-Year award.

Gopilall wins second stage but…

…..Three Stage race wide open going into today’s finale

After two stages and 107 miles of racing yesterday, Jamal John, Paul DeNobrega and Curtis Dey virtually occupy the podium for the Three-Stage cycling event to commemorate the 52nd Independence Anniversary.

Narine, Russell dazzle as KKR rebound

INDORE, India, CMC – Sunil Narine blasted his sixth Twenty20 half-century and Andre Russell Russell grabbed three wickets, as Kolkata Knight Riders rebounded from two consecutive defeats to beat Chris Gayle’s Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.