Gayle hopeful of South Africa Tour

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC-West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he is hopeful his team’s tour to South Africa will go ahead despite a pay dispute between the players and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

Pakistan hero Younus hails Flower power

(Reuters) – Man of the series Younus Khan praised batting coach Grant Flower for the pivotal role he played after Pakistan completed a 2-0 test-series win over Australia in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Full strength team to tour South Africa-Bravo

DURBAN, South Africa, CMC- West Indies One Day International (ODI) cricket captain Dwayne Bravo has announced that a full-string team will tour South Africa next month despite their dramatic mid-series withdrawal from India last month.

Denesh Ramdin says axed as T&T captain

(Trinidad Express) While West Indies Test captain Denesh Ramdin, who was in the West Indies squad that abandoned their tour of India last month, has said he has been axed as Trinidad and Tobago captain for the upcoming four-day tournament, T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) third vice president Patrick Rampersad has denied such a decision has been taken.

Wolf’s Warriors, Floodlight win Open, Masters categories

- as curtain comes down on Guyana Softball Cup 4

Led by Ricardo Adams’ unbeaten half-century, the Wolf’s Warriors Sunday night declared themselves as the best softball team in Guyana after scripting a nail-biting four-run win over Regal XI as the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) wrapped up its Guyana Cup 4 tournament.

West Indies’ fullbore champ Braithwaite in lead after first day

National Rifle Shooting C/ships..

Reigning West Indies fullbore individual shooting champion Lennox Braithwaite showed ominous form in taking day one honours in the ‘X’ Class at the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) national senior and junior fullbore shooting championships at the Timehri Rifle and Pistol ranges.

Guyanese dominate second leg of SA 10k in Suriname

Cleveland Forde Andrea Foster Cleveland Thomas It was a Guyanese clean sweep in the second leg of the IAAF South American 10k Classic in Suriname on Sunday as Cleveland Forde, Cleveland Thomas and Winston Missigher crowded the podium.

Windies languish at number eight amidst contracts bickering

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Embattled West Indies remained struggling at number eight in the latest International Cricket Council Test team rankings released yesterday, as Pakistan surged into third on the backs of their recent 2-0 demolition of Australia.

Once-proud Lakers fall on lean times with dismal 0-4 start

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “How the mighty have fallen” would be a massive understatement for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans after their team’s worst start to a National Basketball Association season in nearly 60 years.

Kenya’s Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men’s and women’s races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Pakistan spank sorry Australia for 2-0 series win

(Reuters) – A defiant Steve Smith tried to delay the inevitable before Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second and final test to complete a 2-0 series victory in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Brathwaite’s half-century spares Windies A blushes

- but rain has final say

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, CMC – Opener Kraigg Brathwaite continued to enhance his credentials as a one-day player with an attractive half-century, as the second one-dayer against Sri Lanka A was ruined by rain here yesterday.

Players involved in contract dispute free to represent Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s cricket authorities have assured that their national players involved in the abandoned tour of India will not face censure and will be considered for selection in the upcoming regional first class season.

Nishikori carries four billion Asian hopes on modest shoulders

PARIS, (Reuters) – His mere presence causes hysteria and pandemonium in the Land of the Rising Sun and he has no tennis equal in a continent heaving with 4.427 billion inhabitants, yet self-effacing Kei Nishikori thinks he is simply “one” of the best players in Japan.

FBI closing in on ex-FIFA bosses, Chuck Blazer secretly taped deals

(Trinidad Guardian) Former Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) executive member Chuck Blazer, once a close friend and confidant of Jack Warner, spent months compiling information for the FBI and IRS with secret devices hidden on his person, the New York Daily News has reported.

Pakistan spank sorry Australia for 2-0 series win

-rise to number three in Test rankings

(Reuters) – A defiant Steve Smith tried to delay the inevitable before Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second and final test to complete a 2-0 series victory in Abu Dhabi today.

Hyatt Accord…Task Force set up to deal with BCCI million-dollar claim

-Sir Wes Hall, Sir David Simmons surprised at being named on panel

SIR David Simmons and Sir Wes Hall asserted yesterday that they first learnt through the press of their appointment to a task force to “deal with” the US$47.2 million claims of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the team’s premature withdrawal from last month’s tour of India.

Impasse resolved, says media report, but parties mum

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – There has been no formal word on the outcome of Friday’s critical meeting aimed at solving the bitter West Indies contracts dispute, even as the Sunday Sun newspaper reported that the feuding factions in the impasse had reached a resolution.

Tournament hosts Colts, Pacesetters among winners on opening night

Tournament hosts Colts as well a fellow Georgetown side Trinity Grid Holdings Pacesetters and Linden unit Victory Valley Royals all recorded opening night victories when the third edition of the Phillip George Legacy Basketball tourney commenced on Saturday.

Pollard fires Cape Cobras to victory over Titans

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Power-hitter Kieron Pollard put aside his wrangling with the West Indies Cricket Board and players union, WIPA, to slam a typically scintillating unbeaten half-century as he helped propel Cape Cobras to a 14-run victory in the opening round of the Ram Slam Twenty20 League here yesterday.

Two own goals help Western Tigers sink Flamingo 4-0

Defending champs Western Tigers crush Black Pearl 7-1

Western Tigers sent a strong warning to the field, downing Futsal heavyweights Flamingo 4-0 in their group-A encounter when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer Futsal championships commenced on Saturday.