Wells scores again as QPR beat Ipswich

LONDON, CMC — Bermudian striker Nahki hit his sixth goal of the season as Queens Park Rangers (QPR) eased past bottom club Ipswich Town 3-0 in an English Championship match at Loftus Road yesterday.

India, pitch frustrate Australia on grinding 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 today.

Lusignan A cops SPR 40-over title

-Organisers verbally attacked, Enterprise walks out of presentation

In a disastrous end to a beautiful day of cricket and when the dust finally settled, Lusignan A,  on the back of Kumar Bishundial’s 6-6 were crowned champions with a 49-run win over Enterprise who played under protest at the Enmore Community Centre Ground on Sunday in the long overdue SPR Enterprise/East Coast Cricket Committee 40-overs tournament.

Den Amstel, MIlerock reach quarter-finals

Elite League members Den Amstel and Milerock sealed their respective berths to the quarterfinal round, following hard-fought wins on Saturday in the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] ‘Stag Beer’ Super-16 Championship.  

Pant out as Karthik returns to India’s ODI fold

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Experienced Dinesh Karthik has pipped young Rishabh Pant for the spot of second wicketkeeper-batsman in India’s one-day international squad for their matches against Australia and New Zealand.

Archer outshines Bravo in Hobart win

HOBART, Australia, CMC – Barbadian fast bowling sensation Jofra Archer starred yet again as he helped power Hobart Hurricanes to a six-wicket win over Dwayne Bravo’s Melbourne Stars in the Australian Big Bash here yesterday.

Spalletti wants more cunning from Inter

MILAN (Reuters) – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti believes there is a simple reason that his side have been dropping points over the last six weeks; they are not cunning enough.

Klopp open to Liverpool signings in January

(Reuters) – Liverpool will be open to signing players in the January transfer window should they need reinforcements to aid their Premier League title challenge, manager Juergen Klopp said yesterday.

India’s batsmen must help bowlers, says vice-captain Rahane

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – India’s batsmen must step up and help their bowlers if the world’s top-ranked test side are to win more consistently away from home, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said yesterday ahead of the third test against Australia.

Shiva `lords’ it over other teams

-crowned KFC football champs with unbeaten run

Trinidad and Tobago’s Shiva Boys Hindu School, were crowned the inaugural KFC Goodwill Football Champions after squeaking past Christianburg/Wismar 2-1 on Saturday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Foster questions GCB’s Club-of-the-Year formula

Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Secretary, Hilbert Foster is questioning the formula used in arriving at the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) Club-of-the-Year award.

Victoria Kings in come-from-behind win

Elite league sides Ann’s Grove and Victoria Kings secured contrasting wins, when the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] ‘Stag Beer Super-16 Football Championship’, continued on Saturday.

Kane and Son rip Everton apart as Spurs hit six

LIVERPOOL, England, (Reuters) – EVERTON 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 6 Tottenham Hotspur showed the Premier League title race might not be just a two-horse affair with a hugely impressive 6-2 win at Everton yesterday with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both scoring twice.

Finch says finger would need to be cut off to miss Boxing Day

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch has declared himself fit for the Boxing Day test against India in Melbourne and said his injured finger would need to be cut off to prevent him from playing in front of his home state’s fans.

Steyn guns for long-awaited record

-With Pakistan in his sights

PRETORIA,  (Reuters) – Firebrand fast bowler Dale Steyn will seek to become South Africa’s greatest wicket-taker in tests when they take on Pakistan in the first match of a three-game series at Centurion Park in Pretoria on Wednesday.

India all-rounder Jadeja declared fit for third test

(Reuters) – Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will be available for the Boxing Day test match against Australia after recovering from a shoulder problem, the Board of Control forCricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday.

Five lifters suspended after London 2012 retests

(Reuters) – Five weightlifters, including two Olympic champions, have been provisionally suspended after retests of their samples from the 2012 London Olympics came back positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said.

Pestano’s 7-for spurs RHTGG to Busta 40 overs title

A solid all-round performance from Guyana Jaguars’ Clinton Pestano spurred Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets to a 51-run victory over a resilient Young Warriors Cricket Club to lift the Berbice Cricket Board/Busta 40-overs title at Cumberland yesterday.

NBA roundup: Ailing LeBron nets triple-double

LeBron James, sick enough earlier in the day that his ability to take the court Friday night was in doubt, nonetheless finished with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists as the host Los Angeles Lakers turned back the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.

Timehri Panthers crowned EBFA Ralph Green U11 champs

Emerging giant Timehri Panthers were crowned the East Bank Football Association [EBFA]/Ralph Green U11 League champions after dismantling Friendship All-Stars 2-0 yesterday at the Diamond Community Centre ground.

Archer’s brace helps Hobart beat Heat

GOLD COAST, Australia, CMC – Barbadian fast bowler Jofra Archer made an immediate impact in his second season in the Australian Big Bash, grabbing two wickets to help Hobart Hurricanes beat Brisbane Heat by 15 runs here yesterday.

Contrasting wins for Net-Rockers, Winners Connection

Net-Rockers and Winners Connection recorded contrasting wins when the Upper Demerara Football Association [UDFA] ‘GT-Beer’ Championships continued  Friday at the Mackenzie Sports Club [MSC] ground, Linden.

Monedderlust, Paradise Invaders secure wins

Monedderlust walloped Rosignol United while Paradise Invaders edged No.#5, in the 2nd Annual GT-Beer 8-a-side Football tournament on Friday at the All Saints ground, New Amsterdam.  

New GPC joins list of corporate partners

New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation Incorporated joined the list of sponsors to support the ExxonMobil International Futsal Festival, donating an undisclosed sum in addition to providing for printing the tickets and invitations.

Lewis, Paul deliver rare series win

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Evin Lewis and Keemo Paul provided a glimpse of the future for West Indies as the Caribbean side won only their second series in any format this year with a dominant 50-run victory over Bangladesh, in a controversial decisive third Twenty20 International here yesterday.

No ball controversy mars series decider

—Marginal decisions went against Windies: Brathwaite

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Skipper Carlos Brathwaite revealed yesterday that he had complained to the ICC match referee Jeff Crowe about the standard of umpiring following the second Twenty20 International last Thursday.

Do-or-die for Windies

West Indies find themselves in a familiar situation, facing the distinct possibility of losing the T20 series heading into the final of the three-match series 1-1 against Bangladesh today.

Australia bowlers hope new MCG pitch produces lively encounter

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – As Australia prepares to play a first test at Melbourne since a docile pitch was given a “poor” rating a year ago, two of the side’s pacemen are expecting a journey into the unknown against India but are hopeful it can produce a competitive match.

Banned Smith reveals details of ball-tampering debacle

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Former Australia captain Steve Smith said yesterday he had not been involved in planning to tamper with the ball during the Cape Town test against South Africa but took responsibility as a leader for failing to put a stop to it.

NOC takes South E’bo Chairman Cup

The New Opportunity Corps (NOC) were crowned the champions of the South Essequibo Cricket Committee T20 Chairman’s Cup recently after beating Jaguars Sports Club in the final by 33 runs in a low-scoring affair.