Guyana secure a win and a draw on opening day

BHF 2018 International Women’s Hockey Series

Guyana’s female hockey team began the Barbados Hockey Federation (BHF) 2018 International Women’s Hockey series on a positive note after walking away with a win and a draw on the opening day in Barbados.   

St. Joseph, Marian Academy and North G/Town notch wins

National School Basketball Festival

St. Joseph High, Marian Academy and North Georgetown secured wins, when the National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) continued on Thursday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Sales Dept, Power Generation earn wins

Banks DIH/ Inter-Dept Dominoes

Sales Department and Power Generation secured hard fought wins when the Banks DIH Limited ‘Michael Pereira’ Inter-Department Domino Championship continued on Wednesday.

Japan advance despite losing to Poland

VOLGOGRAD, Russia,  (Reuters) – Japan lost 1-0 in a dull game with Poland on Thursday but still became the only Asian side to qualify for the World Cup’s last 16 — and the first team ever to progress thanks to FIFA’s new disciplinary tie-breaker rule introduced at this World Cup for the first time.

Disgraced Steve Smith begins comeback in Canada

KING CITY, Ontario, (Reuters) – Steve Smith made his comeback from cricket exile on Thursday in front of a sparse crowd in a sleepy, rural town north of Toronto where the former Australia captain helped kick off the inaugural Global T20 Canada league.

Windies A bow out of Tri-Nations series

- after slumping to third consecutive defeat

NORTHAMPTON, England, CMC – The West Indies A were trounced by the England Lions on Thursday by nine wickets, effectively eliminating them from the Tri-Nation Series.

Tunisia beat Panama 2 – 1

SARANSK, Russia, (Reuters) – Tunisia secured their first World Cup finals win in 40 years with a 2-1 victory over debutantes Panama on Thursday, but coach Nabil Maaloul said Arab nations still had a long way to go before they could seriously challenge the top sides.

India to continue middle-order experiments

(Reuters) – India will continue to experiment with their middle order in the Twenty20 games against Ireland and England, captain Virat Kohli said after the team made a winning start to a lengthy tour on Wednesday.

Brazil outclass Serbia to set up Mexico clash

MOSCOW, (Reuters) – After Germany’s exit and Argentina’s nerve-shredding escape, Brazil made more serene World Cup progress on Wednesday when goals by Paulinho and Thiago Silva earned them a 2-0 win over an outclassed Serbia and a knockout tie against Mexico.

Swiss set up Sweden clash after pulsating draw

NIZNHY NOVGOROD, Russia,  (Reuters) – Switzerland set aside politics and Costa Rica broke their World Cup duck in a thrilling 2-2 draw yesterday that saw the Europeans through to the next round where they will face Sweden.

Shambolic Germany sent packing after loss to South Korea

—exits in first round for first time in 80 years

KAZAN, Russia,  (Reuters) – Champions Germany crashed out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea yesterday that eliminated them in the opening round for the first time in 80 years and sent the football-mad nation into mourning.

Five Guyanese in CWI President’s XI

Five Guyanese, including West Indies players Shimron Hetmyer and Vishaul `Cheesy’ Singh have been named in the Cricket West Indies President’s XI squad to face Bangladesh in the lone two-day warm up match commencing today.

GCS support for Aliann Pompey International meet

Like a good neighbour, the Guyana Committee of Services (GCS) is there. Yesterday, a presentation was made to Aliann Pompey as a show of support for the third Aliann Pompey Invitational (API) which will be staged on Saturday at the National Track and Field Centre. 

Arjoon begins title defence with an easy first-round win

-Joseph, Chin, Khalil other significant winners on opening night 

Defending champion Alex Arjoon, who is the number one seed in the country, began the 2018 edition of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Banks DIH – Rainforest Waters Senior National Championships on a winning note by defeating Gianni Carpenter in straight sets at the Georgetown Squash court, last evening.   

Wins for St Rose’s and St Joseph’s High Schools in YBG

St. Joseph High, St. Roses’ High and Tutorial Secondary secured wins in the U16 division, when the National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) continued yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Four Guyanese in Courts Grand Slam T20

Four Guyanese ladies, including skipper Shemaine Campbelle, will turn out in the 2018 Courts Grand Slam women’s T20 tournament from July 17-28 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Holder reaches career-best in ICC rankings

LONDON,  CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder has leapt to a career-best 25th spot in the International Cricket Council Test bowling rankings, following his outstanding performance in the day/night third Test which ended in Barbados Tuesday.

Swedes punish Mexico but both go through

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 26 (Reuters) – Sweden sprang a surprise with a 3-0 thumping of Mexico yesterday, breaking their opponents’ resistance after a scoreless first half and guaranteeing that both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany.

Windies paid for “silly mistakes”, says Holder

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Captain Jason Holder said Tuesday West Indies had made “silly mistakes” which cost them the historic day/night Test and a much-needed series-win over Sri Lanka.

DCC launches Youth Summer Programme

The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) is continuing with its tradition of hosting its annual Youth Summer Camp which rolls out from August 13-24.

Kwakwani Secondary edges Plaisance 51-49

Kwakwani Secondary, Linden Technical Institute (LTI) and Mackenzie High secured contrasting wins when the National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) continued on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Rum Factory on a high after eliminating Brewery

Rum Factory clinched their berth to the next round, defeating Trisco and Brewery when the Banks DIH Limited ‘Mike Perreira’ Memorial Inter-Department Domino Championship continued on Monday.  

Argentina through by the skin of its teeth

ST PETERSBURG,  (Reuters) – Argentina and Lionel Messi scraped into the knockout stages of the World Cup by the skin of their teeth yesteday after an 86th minute strike from defender Marcos Rojo gave them a barely deserved 2-1 win over Nigeria, eliminating the African side.

Perera returns to dash Windies hopes as SL level series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies faltered in their bid to win the three-Test series against Sri Lanka, when they ran out of momentum when it mattered most and went down by four wickets on the penultimate day of the historic day/night Test here yesterday.

Dull Danes and flat French play out mutually beneficial 0-0 draw

MOSCOW,  (Reuters) – The goals finally dried up at this thrilling World Cup yesterday when a flat France and dull Denmark played out a mutually beneficial 0-0 draw at the Luzhniki Stadium which allowed the French to finish top of Group C and the Danes to qualify in second spot.

Businesslike Croatia take top spot and bury Iceland

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia,  (Reuters) – A revamped but businesslike Croatia topped their World Cup Group D as Ivan Perisic’s last-gasp goal helped them maintain their perfect record with a 2-1 win that also ended valiant Iceland’s tournament yesterday.

Holder grabs four to leave match delicately poised

(Cricinfo) An inspired Jason Holder breathed fire to remove four Sri Lankan wickets late in the day as West Indies kept their series-win hopes alive on a 20-wicket day in Bridgetown yesterday.

Portugal qualify despite Ronaldo penalty miss

SARANSK, Russia, (Reuters) – Portugal advanced to the World Cup round of 16 behind Spain from Group B after a stunning Ricardo Quaresma strike was cancelled out by a stoppage-time penalty by Iran’s Karim Ansarifard yesterday after Cristiano Ronaldo had himself missed from the spot.

Trafalgar crowned Guinness Berbice champs

Trafalgar was crowned the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Berbice Champion after mauling Litchfield 4-0 in a West Coast Berbice derby on Sunday at the New Amsterdam (NA) Stelling Tarmac.

Guyana to host 11 WWT20 matches

Eleven years after staging matches for the 2007 World Cup limited overs competition, the first such tournament to  be held in the Caribbean, the Providence National Stadium will once again host World Cup matches.

WI A suffer second loss in Tri Nation Series

—Hemraj slams eight fours and one six in pugnacious innings

Despite an unbeaten 64 from wicketkeeper/batsman, Devon Thomas, West Indies A suffered their second defeat in the current Tri Nation Series, losing by seven wickets to India A at Leicester yesterday.

Male b/ballers stay unbeaten with double O/T win

Guyana defeated St. Vincent and the Grenadines 104-102 in double overtime to clinch their second consecutive win, when the Caribbean Basketball Confederation [CBC] Men’s Championship continued yesterday.

Nervy Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group

KALININGRAD, Russia,  (Reuters) – Substitute Iago Aspas struck in stoppage-time to earn Spain a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco yesterday which gave them top spot in World Cup Group B and a place in the last 16.

Saudis add to Salah’s misery, beat Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia pulled off a last-gasp 2-1 win over Egypt as the two sides departed from the tournament yesterday, adding to the misery of Egypt’s prolific striker Mohamed Salah and giving the Saudis their first victory at a World Cup since 1994.

Uruguay punish sluggish  Russia to top Group A

SAMARA, Russia,  (Reuters) – Uruguay burnished their World Cup credentials with a 3-0 victory over 10-man Russia yesterday, finishing top of Group A with a perfect record while dampening the hopes of the tournament hosts, who had to settle for second.