Memphis stop Denver Nuggets

(The Sports Xchange) – – – –Zach Randolph posted his 11th consecutive double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Miller to replace Narine for World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Seasoned left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has been named to replace Sunil Narine in the West Indies World Cup squad.

Golden Jaguars primed for Barbados encounter

The Golden Jaguars are set to depart local shores today for the Land of the Flying Fish to oppose Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rival Barbados in an international friendly scheduled to be contested on Sunday February 1st.

Fit Fudadin available to boost Guyana’s title hopes

…contends for West Indies spot

Assad Fudadin, the Guyana and West Indies batsman says he is physically fit again after recovering from a broken finger and plans to use this final leg of the Professional Cricket lLague (PCL) 4-day tournament to score runs and help his country win the title as well as bat himself again into contention for the West Indies.

Petra donates footballs to Milo u-20 schools

In an effort to aid in preparations for the Milo u-20 tourney, event coordinators Petra Organization donated two practice balls each to the participating schools yesterday at a presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Education ground.

Murray answers coaching questions by reaching final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – With all the off-court chatter focusing on the influence of his ex-coach and present coach, Andy Murray sent out an emphatic message by reaching his fourth Australian Open final yesterday.

Clarke back to prove fitness for World Cup

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to club cricket this weekend as he continues his bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket Australia said yesterday.

‘Surprised’ Serena sets up dream Sharapova final

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Serena Williams overcame feisty teenage challenger Madison Keys to set up a dream Australian Open final with Maria Sharapova yesterday but seemed to be the only person surprised she had made it that far.

Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win

(Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington yesterday.

Alonso ready to write a new chapter at McLaren

LONDON, (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso said he was ready to write a fresh chapter at McLaren as his new Formula One team unveiled their 2015 car yesterday at the start of a new era with engine partners Honda.

Barbados using Guyana friendly to assess football squad

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados’ international friendly against Guyana on Sunday here is being used as a gauge by the Barbados Football Association, ahead of crucial upcoming assignments for the national team.

Amir vows to return a reformed player after reprieve

KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir vowed to put behind a spot-fixing scandal and return as a reformed player after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave him an early reprieve yesterday for a return to domestic cricket.

Portugal quick to back Figo’s FIFA campaign

LISBON, (Reuters) – Luis Figo’s decision to enter FIFA’s presidential election has received a positive reaction in his native Portugal even though he faces a seemingly impossible task to unseat incumbent Sepp Blatter in May.

Super Over’ returns for World Cup final

(Reuters) – A ‘Super Over’ will be used to determine the winner of this year’s World Cup if the final ends in a tie, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed yesterday.

Record-breaker Sangakkara sets up Sri Lanka win

(Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten 113 and then returned to break the world record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in one-day internationals as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the seventh and final match in Wellington today.

Windies end series of misery on losing note

CENTURION, South Africa, Jan 28, CMC – West Indies ended their tour of South Africa on the same miserable note on which they started, slumping to a deflating 131-run defeat in the fifth and final One-Day International here Wednesday.

Golden Jaguars Team for B/dos Friendly selected

Guyana’s final roster for the impending away international friendly on February 1st against Caribbean Football Union (CFU) rival Barbados in the Land of the Flying Fish has been named.

Djokovic, Wawrinka set up epic showdown, ill Serena through

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic and champion Stan Wawrinka set up ‘The Djoker v The Man 3.0’ at Melbourne Park after impressive quarter-final victories yesterday, while an ill Serena Williams moved a step closer to her 19th grand slam title.

Pole vault legend Bubka to run for top IAAF job

BERLIN, (Reuters) – Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka announced yesterday he is running for the presidency of world athletics body IAAF, taking on Briton Sebastian Coe in a battle between two of the sport’s greats.