Taylor half-century fails to gloss over batting worries

TORUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Captain Stafanie Taylor stroked a half-century in Sunday’s practice match against Trinidad and Tobago Under-19s but West Indies Women’s batting remained a concern heading into the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka Women starting tomorrow.

GDF romp to easy victory over Falcons

- First round of Bounty Farm 15s league ends

The Guyana Defence Force ended the first round of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Bounty Farm 15s league on a high after romping to a 62-10 win over Falcons Sunday at the National Park rugby field.

Stephens, Parasram lead Sophia past GYO

-NBS second-division limited overs cricket competition

A century from Glenford Stephens and a watchful knock of 45 from Mario Parasram enabled Sophia to defeat Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) by 142 runs in a match of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) New Building Society second-division competition at the GYO ground Saturday.

Foster up in arms over the legitimacy of BCB elections

- Court action to follow – source

`They just do whatever the feel like which they have been doing in Guyana’s cricket’ -Foster   Following the circumstance under which Dhierandranauth Somwaru was elected president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Hilbert Foster who was set to contest the presidency has expressed his frustration at how things unfolded.

Dominica overcome Maria hurdle to attend tournament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Dominica’s national team have defied the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, to participate in the 2018 FIVB World Championship, Group C qualifying tournament, set to be staged here this week.

Essequibo and East Coast play to a draw

Rain intervened and dampened an anticipated exciting finish to the Essequibo – East Coast encounter in the penultimate round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars three – day Franchise league at the Tuschen Sports Club ground yesterday, the match ending in a draw.

Argentina ‘deserve’ to go to Russia, says Sampaoli

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (Reuters) – Argentina need a win in Ecuador today to guarantee at least a playoff place for the World Cup finals but coach Jorge Sampaoli says his side fully deserve to be in Russia next year despite their underwhelming qualifying campaign.

Somwaru elected BCB president in contentious elections

Dhierandranauth Somwaru was yesterday voted in as president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), in what according to reports was a “contentious fashion” at the long-awaited elections held at the Classic International Hotel.

Grenada edges Golden Jaguars 1-0

Guyana’s poor international record against Grenada continued on Saturday, as they went down 0-1 in an International Friendly at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in St.

Top teams reach Futsal quarter-finals

Sparta Boss, Back Circle, Future Stars and Leopold Street sealed their berth’s to the quarterfinal round, when the inaugural Street Vibes Entertainment, ‘Futsal Championship’ continued on Saturday at the  National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.

Phillips grabs second silver at South American Youth Games

Deshana Skeete’s 400m gold medal Saturday night might be the surprise performance of Guyana’s South American Youth Games team but there was nothing surprising about the performance of top sprinter Kennisha Phillips who stormed to a second silver medal in the female 200m as the curtain came down on the games in Santiago, Chile yesterday.

Chanderpaul, bowlers push Essequibo ahead 

East Coast survived a later afternoon burst from seamer Kevin Gordon who snuffed out two wickets ending day two on 51 – 4 having earned a slim lead of 82 against Essequibo at the Tuschen Sports Club ground, yesterday.

Williams takes Hand-in-hand feature 35 lap event

Geron Williams, in a time of one hour 16 minutes 16 seconds, won Saturday’s feature 35-lap race of the Hassan Mohamed-organized Hand-in-Hand sponsored 11-race cycling programme in the National Park.

Upper Corentyne defeat East Bank by 87 runs

-West Demerara and Lower Corentyne ended in a draw

Upper Corentyne defeated East Bank by 87 runs while the encounter between West Demerara and Lower Corentyne ended in a draw as sixth-round action in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/ Jaguars three – day league ended, yesterday.

Boyz felled by rampant Saudis

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, CMC – Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz displayed flashes of brilliance but were eventually overpowered by Saudi Arabia, as the hosts strolled to a 5-2 victory in their tier-two friendly game here Saturday.

Hamilton on verge of fourth Formula One title

SUZUKA, Japan, (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton was within reach of his fourth Formula One title yesterday after winning the Japanese Grand Prix for Mercedes while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel suffered engine problems and failed to finish.

Argentine coach plots downfall of Messi’s Argentina

(Reuters) – Argentine coaches working in South America have done their national team a few bad turns over the past two years and Jorge Celico could deny the twice champions and 2014 runners-up a place at the World Cup in Russia next year.

Nadal thrashes Kyrgios to win China Open title

(Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal produced a ruthless performance to thrash Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-2 6-1 in the China Open final yesterday for his 75th career singles title.