Caricom Champs at last!

—Guyana ended their CARICOM men’s basketball team title drought of 36 years by toppling Antigua and Barbuda in the 2018 CBC final after two straight defeats by their nemesis says Charwayne Walker

The previous two times Guyana and Antigua and Barbuda battled at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championships (CARICOM) the boys from St.

Belgium snatch 3-2 win over Japan to set up Brazil clash

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia,  (Reuters) – Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they beat spirited Japan 3-2 yesterday to set up a mouthwatering clash with five-time champions Brazil.

Ethan Lee wins Marian Academy chess competition

Sixteen -year-old Ethan Lee cemented his place as one of the country’s best junior players by adding the Marian Academy chess competition to his list of wins last Saturday at the school’s auditorium.

Allen fireworks hand Windies B second straight win

TORONTO, Canada, CMC – Jamaican all-rounder Fabian Allen smashed an astonishing half-century to haul West Indies B out of trouble and fire them to a sensational three-wicket victory over Edmonton Royals in the Global T20 Canada league here Sunday.

Windies name squad for Bangladesh series

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – West Indies selectors today named a 13-man squad for the two-Test series against Bangladesh starting here Wednesday.

Russia stun Spain 4-3 on penalties to reach World Cup quarters

MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – Hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saves by their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev yesterday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals and send thousands of ecstatic Russians to the streets to celebrate.

Spark missing but Croatia still advance to quarter-finals

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, (Reuters) – Croatia showed none of the spark that marked their romp through the group phase but still did enough to edge Denmark in their round-of-16 clash yesterday and ensure they will take on Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals next weekend. 

Arjoon, Fung – A – Fat retain senior squash titles 

Defending champions Alex Arjoon and Mary Fung – A – Fat retained their individual male and female titles when  the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Banks DIH – Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships concluded at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts, yesterday.  

Dey is National Road Race Champion

Eighteen year old PSL wheelsman, Cortis ‘Chappy’ Dey got the better of We Stand United’s Andre Hicks to take the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) National Road Race Championship in the senior category on Sunday in front of a jubilated crowd.

Guyana’s female hockey team places second in BHF series 

Guyana’s female national hockey team clinched second place behind Trinidad and Tobago in the Barbados Hockey Federation (BHF) 2018 International Women’s Hockey series which concluded yesterday after drawing 1-1 with the host in their final encounter. 

Tucville in easy 9-0 defeat of Carmel

Tucville, Chase Academy and Buxton earned quarterfinal berths when the ExxonMobil U14 Football Championship continued Saturday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

James destroys field in marquee event

Former Olympic and World champion Kirani James brought his talents to the 592 and claimed the marquee 400m event at the third Aliann Pompey Invitational (API), clocking a winning time of 44.99 seconds.

Chin, Arjoon to square off in yet another final

-Fernandes, Fung – A – Fat to battle in female final

Action in the 2018 edition of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Banks DIH – Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships will conclude today with some exciting finals billed for the Georgetown Club Squash Courts.   

NYSCL/ Independence Cup 2018

Regal Masters eliminates Floodlights

– to face Better Hope in final Regal Masters turned the tables on rivals Floodlights Masters to advance to the final of the 12th annual New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL) Independence Cup in New York yesterday.  

GFF dissolves GFA

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has dissolved the Georgetown Football Association (GFA), paving the way for the installation of an Interim Management Committee (IMC).

The real value of the VAR at Russia 2018

…..a positive curve for the ‘Beautiful Game’

By Ras Wadada When it was announced, in March of this year, by FIFA that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be a new innovation at Russia 2018 there were mixed reactions from around the world with most of the skeptics citing that the flow of the game would be interrupted as well as the suggestion that the new technological idea should be given more time before being introduced at the quadrennial showpiece.

Guyana suffers first defeat at BHF series

Guyana’s female hockey yesterday suffered its first defeat in the Barbados Hockey Federation (BHF) 2018 International Women’s Hockey series going down 1-3 to Trinidad and Tobago.   

Olympic Day cycling a success despite rain

Consistent showers failed to dampen the spirits of the young cyclists who turned out for the fifth Hassan Mohammed organized Olympic Day cycling meet yesterday.

Mbappe double leads France past Argentina in 4-3 thriller

KAZAN, Russia, (Reuters) – Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send a youthful France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina  yesterday that sent Lionel Messi’s team home.

Brilliant Cavani brace fires Uruguay into last eight

SOCHI, Russia,  (Reuters) – Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani scored a stunning brace to lead the South Americans to a 2-1 win over European champions Portugal in the World Cup round of 16 yesterday and set up a quarter-final against France.

Bravo brothers fire Hawks to comfortable win

TORONTO, Canada, CMC – Exiled Test left-hander Darren Bravo struck an explosive half-century while older brother Dwayne Bravo shone with the ball, to guide Winnipeg Hawks to a 46-run victory over Montreal Tigers in the second match of the Global T20 Canada here Friday.

Kirani James to set Leonora ablaze

- Third annual Aliann Pompey International ...

-promises to put on a show for the fans Athletics fans get ready, Kirani James is here to set the National Track and Field Centre ablaze.

Guyana men’s team reach first CARICOM b/ball final

—qualifies for 2019 AmeriCup

Guyana secured an historic final’s berth in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) AmeriCup 2021 Caribbean Pre-Qualifiers, overcoming Barbados 76-71 yesterday at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall, Suriname.

Turning Point host BWJ dominoes competition today

-Y2K Construction on board

Turning Point Sports Club will come alive today when Boston, Wiltshire and James (BWJ) host an Open dominoes competition for all interested teams starting at 14:30hrs.

WI A slide to 203-run defeat

West Indies A ended the England A Tri-series winless after losing their final match to India A by 203 runs at Northampton yesterday.

Iqbal, Mahmudullah stroke tons, Joseph bags four in warm up

Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah both stroked centuries as Bangladesh recovered from 50-3 to pile up 403 on the first day of the warm up match against Cricket West Indies President’s XI with Alzarri Joseph bagging 4-53 on his return to competitive cricket Thursday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.

Hetmyer scores century as match ends in tame draw

ST JOHN’s, Antigua, CMC – Shimron Hetmyer hit a dashing century and captain Shamarh Brooks scored a half-century as the match between a President’s XI and Bangladesh predictably ended in a draw at Coolidge Cricket Ground yesterday.

Messi planning could hurt France

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Didier Deschamps may be tempted to execute a “no Messi, no Argentina” strategy when preparing for today’s round of 16 clash but the France manager must also be mindful of getting the most out of his own marquee players.

Belgium beat England 1 – 0

- could face Brazil, Argentina, Portugal or France

KALININGRAD, Russia, (Reuters) – It had been viewed as the game no-one wanted to win but Adnan Januzaj’s fine finish early in the second half gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over England to secure the Group G top spot in a contest between two sets of reserves.

Cheeks, Saywack eager to lead Guyana’s challenge

Junior CASA Championships

In a bid to return championship honours to Guyana, two of Guyana’s most senior members of the Junior National Squash Team are currently in Canada ramping up their preparations for this year’s Junior CASA Tournament in Jamaica.   

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Troy Doris arrives for API meet

2018 Commonwealth Games triple-jump gold medallist Troy Doris is excited about competing for the first time in the 592 when the third edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational (API) comes off tomorrow at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.

Easy wins for Commonwealth Games duo Fung-A-Fat & Fernandes

GSA Banks DIH-Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships

Last evening, the second of the 2018 Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Banks DIH – Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships at the Georgetown Club, saw the ladies springing into action, with the recent participants at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Mary Fung-A-Fat and Taylor Fernandes leading the way.

Colombia through as Senegal suffer yellow card heartache

SAMARA, Russia,  (Reuters) – Colombia’s Yerry Mina thumped home a second-half header to secure a dramatic 1-0 victory over Senegal on Thursday that catapulted the South Americans into the World Cup last 16 and dumped their African opponents out of tournament.