Rain has final say in Ivan Madray 100-ball final

The highly-anticipated clash between energetic Young Warriors Cricket Club and Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets in the final of the Berbice Cricket Board/Ivan Madray 100-ball tournament will now be played in 2019 after overnight rains forced the match to be called off.

Team Guyana, three others still unbeaten

-ExxonMobil Futsal International Festival

Team Guyana, Roraima Galacticos, Georgetown All-Stars and Caledonia AIA maintained their respective undefeated records, when the ExxonMobil International Futsal Festival continued on Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Trophy Stall on board with the UDFA

—donates first place trophy for GT Beer year-end tournament

The Trophy Stall of Bourda Market has thrown its support behind the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) GT Beer year-end football tournament which concludes Tuesday.

No. 72 Cut and Load, Scottsburg United are joint leaders

Scottsburg United, No. 66 Cricket Club and Radha Krishna Foundation Academy secured win last Saturday when the Trophy Stall Port Mourant/Upper Corentyne Cricket Association U19 -50 overs round-robin tournament continued with round four matches.

Buxton United, Den Amstel to meet in Super16 final

Buxton United will tackle Den Amstel in the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] ‘Stag Beer Super 16 final following unlikely semi-final wins over Fruta Conquerors and Western Tigers respectively on Friday.

RHTGG meet YWCC in 100-ball final

Dominant Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets (RHTGG) will battle Young Warriors Cricket Club (YWCC) in the final of the Berbice Cricket Board Ivan Madray 100-ball tournament today in last match 2018.

Taylor powerless to prevent Thunder defeat

PERTH, Australia, CMC – West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor had little impact as her Sydney Thunder lost their second match of the Women’s Big Bash League, with a six-wicket defeat to Perth Scorchers here yesterday.

Historic year for Berbice Cricket – Foster

-indoor facility, Inter-County titles in sight for 2019

If one were to ask the governing body of almost all the sporting disciplines about the struggle of getting sponsorship,  they would all speak at length of the  difficulties.

India on the brink of victory in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – India moved within two wickets of an emphatic victory in the third test after reducing Australia to 258 for eight at the close of day four yesterday as the home side’s batsmen suffered a familiar spate of failures.

Bancroft back in Big Bash after ball-tampering ban expires

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Former Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has been rushed back into the Perth Scorchers’ squad in the domestic ‘Big Bash’ Twenty20 competition following the expiry of his ban for ball-tampering yesterday.

NZ on brink of second test win against Sri Lanka

WELLINGTON,  (Reuters) – Concerted pressure from New Zealand’s bowling attack pushed them to the brink of victory in the second test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch yesterday.

Wolves stun high-flying Spurs, Fulham and Cardiff grab late wins

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur suffered a setback in their final game of the year, conceding three goals in 18 second-half minutes to lose 3-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers and blow the chance to put pressure on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

Bodybuilding year in review

Due to financial constraints, the year 2018 was not by any means a banner year for the local bodybuilding federation and its athletes.

Albion lift U-17 Zone title

A splendid six-wicket haul from left-arm spinnner Gourav Ramesh allowed Albion to contain a dangerous Rose Hall Town Bakewell side to a manageable total and secure a two-wicket win in the Zone final of the Berbice Cricket Board 2019 Under-17 final at Hampshire yesterday.

National Table Tennis players back from China stint 

-Alleyne, Cummings hail the experience 

Guyana’s national Table Tennis players, who participated in a one-month high-level training camp at the Hebei Zhengding Table Tennis Training Centre in China, have returned. 

Pride hoping on international players for Jaguars clash

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados Pride are sweating on the availability of their full slate of international players for next week’s clash in the Regional four-day championship against reigning champions Guyana Jaguars at Kensington Oval.

England would be silly to overlook Archer, says Hobart coach

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – Hobart Hurricanes head coach Adam Griffith has labelled Barbadian fast bowling sensation, Jofra Archer, as a match-winner and believes England would be “silly” not to pick him for the ICC World Cup at home next May.

Latham shines for dominant New Zealand as big win beckons

(Reuters) – Tom Latham produced another masterful innings of patience and concentration as New Zealand turned the screw on Sri Lanka on the third day of the second test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch yesterday.

India batsmen struggle after Bumrah barrage

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Rampaging paceman Jasprit Bumrah pummelled Australia with a six-wicket haul in the performance of his young career to put India in a commanding position on day three of the third test yesterday.

Switchbacks sign Caribbean trio to new contracts

COLORADO SPRINGS, United States, CMC – Jamaican midfielders Shane Malcolm and Saeed Robinson, along with Trinidadian defender Jamal Jack, have been re-signed by Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC for the upcoming 2019 United Soccer League season.

Trinidad and Tobago All-Stars downs Linden All-Stars 7-5

-as Futsal gets underway

Roraima Galacticos, Team Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago All-Stars secured contrasting wins, when the inaugural ExxonMobil International Futsal Festival commenced  yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Bumrah grabs six as India dismiss Australia for 151

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Paceman Jasprit Bumrah claimed career-best figures of 6-33 as Australia were dismissed for 151 in their first innings after tea on day three of the third test today in reply to India’s declared total of 443 for seven.

Lightning Boult rips through Sri Lanka in Christchurch

(Reuters) – Trent Boult needed just 15 balls to change the complexion of the second test against Sri Lanka yesterday when the New Zealand seamer took six wickets in a devastating spell to ensure his side took complete control at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Fruta Conquerors, Den Amstel advance to semis

Stag Beer Super 16 Championship

Fruta Conquerors and Den Amstel clinched convincing quarterfinal wins over Milerock and Victoria Kings respectively, when the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) ‘Stag Beer Super 16 Championship’, continued on Wednesday.

Botofago, Eagles head to semis

GT Beer Football Championship

Defending champions Botofago and Eagles earned their respective semi-final berths when the GT Beer Football Championship continued on Wednesday at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden.    

Inter to play behind closed doors over racist insults

MILAN, (Reuters) – Inter Milan were ordered yesterday to play their next two home games behind closed doors after their supporters racially insulted Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during Wednesday’s Serie A match at San Siro.

South Africa to chase 149 after Olivier’s 11-wicket haul

PRETORIA, (Reuters) – Seamer Duanne Olivier completed an 11-wicket match haul as South Africa roared back into contention in the first test by bowling Pakistan out for 190 in their second innings at the close of day two at Centurion Park yesterday.

Preparations in high gear for Club Shield

MIAMI, CMC – CONCACAF will stage the official draw for the second Caribbean Club Shield in the New Year, as preparations enter high gear for the showpiece set for Curacao next April.

Rutherford, Reifer, Hemraj boost for Jaguars

-Paul injured, Hetmyer rested

Ahead of the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day third round, the four-time defending champions, the Guyana Jaguars, have made three changes to the side.

Great year for Essequibo Cricket

- Says captain Anthony Adams

Captain of the senior Essequibo Franchise, Anthony Adams, has described 2018 as a “great year for Essequibo cricket” and said that he is keen on improving the franchise fortunes come next year.

India, pitch frustrate Australia on Boxing Day

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli combined to frustrate Australia for an entire session as India held the whip-hand at 215 for two at the close of a grinding opening day of the third test yesterday.

Southee rescues NZ with bat and ball after Lakmal blast

(Reuters) – Tim Southee rescued New Zealand with the bat then dragged his side back into the match with the ball after Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal’s career-best figures had threatened to dominate the first day of the second test in Christchurch yesterday.

Steyn grabs record, Olivier shines before Pakistan fightback

—Olivier is the pick of the home bowlers with career-best 6-37

PRETORIA, (Reuters) – Dale Steyn became South Africa’s leading test wicket-taker and Duanne Olivier took career-best figures as Pakistan were bowled out for 181 on the opening day of the first test yesterday.

NBA roundup: Irving, Celts top Sixers in OT

Kyrie Irving scored 40 points, including two three-pointers in the final two minutes of overtime, and the Boston Celtics overcame a five-point deficit in the extra session to defeat the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 121-114 on Tuesday.

Brighton hold Arsenal to stop losing run

(Reuters) – Brighton & Hove Albion came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Arsenal in the Premier League yesterday and arrest a run of three straight defeats.