South American giants revel in World Cup success

(Reuters) – Brazil and Argentina kept alive their dreams of rekindling past glories after winning in contrasting fashion to reach the basketball World Cup last 16 with a match to spare on Wednesday.

Brazil have nothing to prove, says defender Gil

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil have nothing to prove in today’s friendly against Colombia in New Jersey despite an embarrassing World Cup exit, said defender Gil who has been called up for the first time.

Djokovic wears down Murray to reach last four

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic wore down his old foe Andy Murray in a typically gruelling encounter under the lights at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the U.S.

Battle of Contenders card

`The People’s Choice’ to face `The Cobra’

Never known to back down from a challenge, Mark ‘The People’s Choice’ Austin has stepped in as a late replacement to face Dexter ‘The Cobra’ Gonsalves on the ‘Battle of Contenders’ card on September 13.

Goalless draw!

-Golden Jaguars, Dominica play to 0-0 stalemate in CFU Cup

The new era of the Golden Jaguars got off to relatively positive note as Guyana held Dominica to a nil-all draw yesterday in their CFU Cup Qualification tourney opener at the Warner Park Sporting Complex in St.

West Indies first policy remains intact says CEO

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has insisted that its West Indies First policy remains intact despite the decision by two players not to be considered for selection for the Test series against Bangladesh starting this weekend.

The next West Indies coach

By Dr Rudi Webster What should we expect from the next coach? The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and coach Ottis Gibson recently parted company and the board is now searching for a new coach to revive the team.

Windies in danger of losing crucial ratings points

— unless they sweep Bangladesh in the two-test series

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC- West Indies are in danger of losing crucial ratings points if they do not complete a clean-sweep of the two-match test series against Bangladesh starting this weekend.

Bangladesh banking on batsmen and hoping for draw

KINGSTOWN, St.Vincent, CMC- Bangladesh are banking heavily on their batsmen for good fortunes when they take on West Indies in a two-match test series starting this weekend in St.Vincent.

Coach quits as Australia launches track and field review

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Eric Hollingsworth has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as head coach of Athletics Australia after being sent home from the Commonwealth Games for releasing a statement critical of Olympic champion Sally Pearson.

Keen contest expected as U19s clash with B/ce

By Delvon Mc Ewan The clash between the National Under-19 team and Berbice senior team is set to be a keen contest as the two teams open their Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Inter-County Limited Overs campaign today at the Everest Cricket Club ground.

Botofago, Eagles FC set to contest final

Botofago and Eagles FC will contest the final of the Upper Demerara Football Association/Net-Rockers u-12 tourney, following semi-final wins over Winners Connection and Net-Rockers respectively on Sunday at the Wisburg Community ground.

Du Plessis fills Kallis void, says can get even better

HARARE, (Reuters) – Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa’s one-day international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year’s World Cup.

Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke is doubtful for next month’s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after scans confirmed an injury to his left hamstring.

New Zealand coach Hesson extends contract by two years

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Mike Hesson has extended his contract as New Zealand’s head coach by another two years and will continue until April 2017, the country’s cricket board (NZC) said yesterday.

Professor Mangar commends East Coast Cricket Board

Historian Professor Tota Mangar recently urged participants of the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) cricket academy to take advantage of the opportunities being offered to them during the five-day programme, according to a press release.