Former skipper Sammy to promote T20 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Discarded former West Indies captain, Darren Sammy, will feature prominently in promoting the upcoming Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, after joining the Windies Ambassador Programme.

Brathwaite half-century helps power Notts

LONDON,  CMC – West Indies Test star Kraigg Brathwaite struck a second successive half-century to help Nottinghamshire make a strong start to their County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire here yesterday.

Persaud was best three-day wicket keeper

West Indies and Guyana Under-19 wicketkeeper Joshua Persaud ended his Cricket West Indies Regional under-19 tournament as the leading wicket keeper in the three-day format.

Messi misses out on shortlist for FIFA award

LONDON, (Reuters) – Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for FIFA’s Player of the Year award for the first time in 12 years on Monday while Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah were named as the three finalists.

Osaka reaches first Grand Slam quarter-final

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Japan’s Naomi Osaka reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final by beating Aryna Sabalenka 6-3 2-6 6-4 in a pressure-packed clash of two hard-serving 20-year-old prospects.

Benjamin nets hat-trick as GDF routs Buxton United

Defending champion Guyana Defence Force [GDF] and Western Tigers secured contrasting wins when the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Elite League continued Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club [GFC] ground, Bourda.

Timehri Panthers crowned champs

Timehri Panthers were crowned the East Bank Football Association [EBFA]/Juicy Juice U13 League champions after holding the rampant Agricola Red Triangle to a 1-1 draw Sunday at the Timehri ground.

Tridents slump to fifth successive home defeat

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The St Lucia Stars ensured the Barbados Tridents’ would remain winless at home in this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by trouncing them by six wickets at Kensington Oval here Sunday.

Patriots clinch last playoff spot as Tridents eliminated

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Rain, coupled by dashing knocks from Rassie van der Dussen and captain Chris Gayle, powered St Kitts and Nevis to a seven-wicket victory over Jamaica Tallawahs here Sunday night, and into the playoffs of the Caribbean Premier League.

Coach, players walk off court in BABA Karibee Rice League match

The Ithaca Hard-Liners and New Amsterdam [NA] Thunders match in the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association [BABA] ‘Karibee Rice’ Championship ended prematurely when the Thunders players walked off the court, led by their coach, citing poor officiating.

UG Trojans cruise into semis

University of Guyana Trojans (UG) cruised into the semifinals after earning a draw against Transport Sports Club at the Everest Cricket Club ground yesterday in the GISE Star Party Rental/ Trophy Stall first-division, two-day tournament.

Boodie, Savory slams centuries as Police humble MSC 

Centuries from Kevon Boodie and Kemol Savory highlighted the final day of the Police Sports Club (PSC) and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first division two-day match yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground.

Haniff, Walker and Escarraga flight winners

—Maurice Solomon golf tournament

When the curtain came down on the annual Maurice Solomon Golf Tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) Saturday, Nazeem ‘Papo’ Haniff, William Walker and Guillermo Escarraga were the respective flight winners while Maurice Solomon was made an honorary life member of the club.

Anderson’s century sends RHT Pepsi into finals

After returning from a successful stint for the Guyana Under-19 team, Kevlon Anderson marked his return to his local club, Rose Hall Town Pepsi, with a blistering century to see them reaching the final of the Berbice Cricket Board/New York Business Group under-19 tournament after they defeated Tucber Park by 77 runs yesterday.

Dwayne Bravo’s five-star show lifts Knight Riders to victory

-Trinbago Knight Riders 199/4 (Munro 76*, DJ Bravo 37*, McCullum 35, Joseph 2/43) beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 153/8 (Lewis 52, Phillip 3/40, Fawad Ahmed 2/28) by 46 runs

(CPL) Dwayne Bravo made Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) history with five successive sixes as Trinbago Knight Riders beat St Kitts & Nevis Patriots by 46 runs at Warner Park Saturday night.

Moeen masters India as England wrap up series win

SOUTHAMPTON, England, (Reuters) – Moeen Ali spun England to a 60-run victory over India in the fourth test as the hosts sealed a series victory over the world’s top-ranked nation with a match to spare yesterday.

Moeen masters India as England wrap up series win

SOUTHAMPTON, England,  (Reuters) – Moeen Ali spun England to a 60-run victory over India in the fourth test as the hosts sealed a series victory over the world’s top-ranked nation with a match to spare today.

Guyana females qualify for Pan America games 

— Men’s team denied 

Guyana’s female squash team will journey to Peru next summer for the 2019 Pan American Games after securing a compelling win over Brazil as curtains came down on the Pan American qualifies yesterday at the South Sound Squash club in the Cayman Islands.   

Improved performance but Guyana goes down to Mexico

Team Guyana had an improved performance but recorded another tough loss, going down 36-48 against Mexico in their third and final game of the Americas 15s Challenge which concluded yesterday in Colombia.

Warriors go top,Tridents stay bottom

—Guyana Amazon Warriors 168/2 (Ronchi 67*, Walton 43, Hetmyer 30, Wahab Riaz 1/26) beat Barbados Tridents 165/7 (Pooran 46, S. Smith 40, Hope 34, Imran Tahir 2/21, Sohail Tanvir 2/28, Primus 2/30) by eight wickets with 20 balls remaining

(CPL) A quick-fire 96-run opening partnership set Guyana Amazon Warriors on their way to a comfortable Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory over Barbados Tridents at Kensington Oval Friday night.  

GFF names 23-member squad for B/dos clash

Thirty-three year-old defender Ronayne Marsh-Brown, is among eight foreign-born players who will feature in the Golden Jaguars 23-member squad for their opening CONCACAF Nations League clash against Barbados on Thursday.

Contrasting wins for Santos, Eastveldt

Santos and Eastveldt secured contrasting wins, when the Georgetown Zone in the Frank Watson Memorial U15 Football League, continued yesterday at the Carifesta Sports Complex ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Buttler boosts England as they push lead towards 250

SOUTHAMPTON, England, (Reuters) – An enthralling fourth test between England and India remained intriguingly balanced at the end of yesterday’s third day as hosts edged to 260-8 and a lead of 233 on a wearing pitch that should continue to cause problems for the batsmen.

Hamilton on second row at Monza as Ferraris dominate

MONZA, Italy, CMC – Reigning World champion Lewis Hamilton will start from second row of the grid for today’s Italian Grand Prix after Kimi Raikkonen produced the fastest lap in Formula One history to snatch pole in final qualifying here yesterday.

Archer, Brathwaite come good but fail to prevent defeats

LONDON,  CMC – Barbadian seamer Jofra Archer snatched his fifth five-wicket haul of a promising career but Sussex suffered another batting collapse to go down by 55 runs in their County Championship Division Two match.

UG on top against TSC in must – win game

University of Guyana Trojans (UG) are currently on top after day one of their GISE Star Party rental/Trophy Stall  first division two-day match against Transport Sports Club at Everest Cricket Club in a match that both teams will be pressing to win as they aim for a place in the semifinal.

Conquerors stay top with 2-0 win over Milerock

League leader Fruta Conquerors maintained their grip atop the Guyana Football Federation [GFF] Elite League, downing Linden unit Milerock 2-0 on Friday at the Georgetown Football Club [GFC] ground, Bourda.

Barker grabs six as Police found wanting 

—Leitch strokes half century

Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC), ended day one of their Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first division two-day match, against the Police Sports Club (PSC) on 4-0, trailing by 152 runs when play was called at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC).   

Hatton shoots 63 to join compatriot Rose in Massachusetts lead

(Reuters) – Englishman Tyrrell Hatton shot the lowest score of his short PGA Tour career, an eight-under-par 63, to join compatriot Justin Rose in holding the second-round clubhouse lead at the Dell Technologies Championship in Massachusetts yesterday.