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Bel Air Rubis U13s defeat DCCC

Stabroek - 18 hours 41 min ago
Bel Air Rubis emerged victorious over the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) Under-13, in the first ever day/night feature Twenty20 cricket match played at the DCC ground, Lance Gibbs Street, Queenstown.

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Lanka fight back after Ishant fires India

Stabroek - 18 hours 42 min ago
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Ishant Sharma’s seventh five-wicket haul helped India bundle out Sri Lanka for 201 but the hosts fought back to take three quick wickets and leave the third and...

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GDF Basic Recruit Course attracts 410

Stabroek - 18 hours 42 min ago
Four hundred and ten men from across Guyana are currently undergoing training on the GDF Basic Recruit Course (BRC), with the aim of becoming soldiers, a release from the Guyana Defence Force said on...

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Anything accomplished is only possible with support of Animal Angels Network

Stabroek - 18 hours 42 min ago
Dear Editor, Last Saturday the Caribbean Voice honoured my work by awarding me the Victoria Regia Award. I was not in Guyana at the time but my dear friend Maureen Marks-Mendonca accepted the award...

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Woman, toddler hospitalised after gunmen murder man in Spanish Town

Observer - 18 hours 48 min ago
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A man was shot dead last night while three other people, including a woman and her one-year-old child, were left nursing gunshot wounds.

Louis van Gaal’s quest for control brings scant consolation at Swansea | Jonathan Wilson

Guardian Sport - 18 hours 49 min ago

Manchester United’s manager might be happy with performances but his team still lack pace and fluidity and Wayne Rooney’s instincts seem blunted

If only Club Brugge were in the Premier League. But they are not and, when you strip out the seven goals Manchester United scored in two games against them, they have scored just three in four this season. For all the talk of progress and of Louis van Gaal’s methods slowly being assimilated by his players, his 50th game in charge ended with the same result as his first: a 2-1 defeat to Swansea.

Related: Louis van Gaal refuses to blame Sergio Romero for Swansea defeat

Related: Swansea stun Manchester United with André Ayew and Bafétimbi Gomis goals

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Interview: Danny Williams happy to be in three worlds as USMNT career resumes

Guardian Sport - 18 hours 49 min ago

The Reading and USA midfielder is happy to negotiate a football career that has taken him across Europe and on to the World Cup with his country

Fish ’n’ chips or currywurst? In Danny Williams’ world, the two are in leagues of their own. “They are both different in their own tastes,” says Reading’s Germany-raised, US-repping midfielder.

Williams moved from Baden-Württemburg to England two years ago, and there’s not much he doesn’t love about his new home. Not even the local cuisine has put him off the place. (The club nutritionist should look away now.)

Related: Tim Howard makes USA return for Brazil and Peru friendlies

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Morrison fears Barclay exclusion

BBC Sport - 18 hours 56 min ago
Former Scotland international Iain Morrison reckons flanker John Barclay will not be picked for the World Cup.

Construction workers at Russian World Cup stadium complain of not being paid

Guardian Sport - 18 hours 59 min ago

Labourers, many far from home, are owed thousands of roubles for working in inadequate conditions on the Zenit arena in St Petersburg

Labourers working on one of Russia’s World Cup venues are complaining that they have not been paid for months, despite the budget for the arena increasing fivefold since the country won the right to hold the 2018 competition.

The Zenit arena, the long-delayed World Cup stadium in St Petersburg, has become one of the most expensive sports venues in the world. But the money hasn’t trickled down to construction workers.

I haven’t gotten my wages for the third month in a row

Related: Dark clouds gather over Russia’s 2018 World Cup preparations

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Celtic close to Simunovic signing

BBC Sport - 19 hours 5 min ago
Celtic are closing in on the signing of 20-year-old Croatian centre back Jozo Simunovic from Dinamo Zagreb.

ICT's Christie to talk to Celtic

BBC Sport - 19 hours 13 min ago
Inverness Caledonian Thistle give Ryan Christie permission to discuss personal terms over potential transfer to Celtic.

Trinidad and Tobago celebrating 53 years of independence

Observer - 19 hours 14 min ago
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 53rd anniversary of political independence from Britain with the thoughts of the political leaders of the country fixed on the September 7 general elections and the destruction that occurred in the neighbouring island of Dominica.

Transfer window latest: Anthony Martial, Charlie Austin and more – live!

Guardian Sport - 19 hours 23 min ago

9.26am BST

We’re cooking on gas here. Only 23 minutes into the blog and we’ve already got a confirmed, bona fide, actual transfer. For Ivan Perisic has followed Kevin De Bruyne out of the door marked ‘Do One’ at Wolfsburg in favour of signing for Inter. Wolfsburg are however closing in on Julian Draxler, and have already snaffled Dante from Bayern Munich.

Related: Internazionale sign Croatia forward Ivan Perisic from Wolfsburg for £14.6m

9.23am BST

If you’re interested in the thoughts of peripheral figures like managers, rather than those really in the know such as blokes on Twitter who claim they’re agents and are for some reason letting the world know every in and out of every transfer rumour, here’s Louis van Gaal:

When you are scouting players, you already know in advance more than a month or two months which ones you can buy or not. It’s not that we are in a panic at the last moment. When you see the game, we were the dominant team but you have to score more and not concede the goals.

You can never speak as a club as Manchester United that you are satisfied because that depends on the process. But, certainly, we shall not buy at the end of the transfer period a player that we haven’t scouted before.

9.19am BST

So are Manchester United going to buy a striker? They bloody well need to, and would still need to even if Wayne Rooney wasn’t playing like a traffic bollard, so thin are their options up top. The big talk this morning is of course that they’re shipping Javier Hernandez out to Bayer Leverkeusen, and replacing him with Monaco’s Anthony Martial, for whom they have offered a reported £36million. Yowks. You can sense the presence of Jorge Mendes in every move, can’t you? Apparently they’re also pondering a move for Charlie Austin too, which...well, he is a striker...

9.12am BST

Let’s start with some gossip. Maybe the answers lie within the Rumour Mill. Today’s edition is jam-packed with tales from the grapevine that will almost certainly happen, absolutely nailed on, no danger of any false talk here.

Related: Football transfer rumours: Manchester United in £36m move for Monaco’s Anthony Martial?

8.53am BST

Morning all. Two days to go, then. Two more days of this most profligate of transfer windows. Another 33 hours for clubs to buy players they need, buy players they don’t need and sell players who are scweaming and scweaming until they’re sick like a moneyed Violet Elizabeth Bott but wearing those weird pumps with the brilliant white soles they all seem to have now, in order to force through a move.

Let’s join hands and take our deep breaths. It’s nearly done. Enjoy it. And if you can’t enjoy it, tolerate it. And if you can’t tolerate it, turn off the TV, turn off the phone, throw your computer down a well and hammer large pieces of crooked wood against your windows until 6pm tomorrow.

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Internazionale sign Croatia forward Ivan Perisic from Wolfsburg for £14.6m

Guardian Sport - 19 hours 32 min ago
• Perisic joins Inter on five-year deal
• Wolfsburg hope to sign Draxler after losing Perisic and De Bruyne

Internazionale have boosted their frontline by signing the Croatia forward Ivan Perisic from Wolfsburg on a five-year deal, the German club has confirmed.

The two clubs did not provide any further details of the transfer but the move was reportedly worth 20 million euros (£14.6m) after months of negotiations.

Related: Vincent Kompany hails City signing Kevin De Bruyne as a ‘game-changer’

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Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

Observer - 19 hours 45 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

Carter wins first title since return

BBC Sport - 19 hours 49 min ago
Ali Carter wins the Paul Hunter Classic to claim his first professional title since successfully battling cancer.

Rugby World Cup warm-ups: talking points from the weekend action

Guardian Sport - 19 hours 49 min ago

An unlikely win for Canada, strength in adversity from Japan, and a torrid time for Uruguay are just a few of the things we can expect at the Rugby World Cup

1) Wales’s Tipuric gives Gatland food for thought

Justin Tipuric’s man-of-the-match performance at the Aviva Stadium reignited the debate about Wales’s most effective combination. The Osprey flanker was playing on the open-side because of an injury to Sam Warburton, the national captain for the last four years. Tipuric has the misfortune to be shadowing a player who not only wears the armband but who is one of the leading players in his position in the game. The Wales head coach Warren Gatland knows how he feels having understudied Sean Fitzpatrick on the New Zealand bench during his playing days, never once leaving it to win his cap. Wales have the option of moving Warburton to the blind-side to accommodate Tipuric, but that would mean omitting Dan Lydiate, whose 25 tackles in Dublin helped Wales to victory four years after he played a pivotal role in the World Cup quarter-final success against Ireland.

Related: Ireland 10-16 Wales | Rugby World Cup warm-up match report

2) Canada could upset the order in Pool D

Related: Scotland’s longstanding injuries plague Vern Cotter’s decision making

Related: Samoa seek to turn a shambles into a barnstormer at Rugby World Cup

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Cook Islands defeat Tonga to claim first ever World Cup qualifying win

Guardian Sport - 19 hours 56 min ago
• Taylor Sahgabi scores hat-trick in historic win for world’s No206 team
• Samoa hold on for 3-2 win over American Samoa in other qualifier

Taylor Saghabi struck a hat-trick as the Cook Islands kicked-off Oceania’s Road to Russia 2018 on Monday by beating hosts Tonga 3-0 to record their first ever World Cup qualifying win.

It was a first victory anywhere for the Cook Islands, ranked 206th in the 209-team Fifa rankings and boasting a population of fewer than 15,000, since beating Tonga 2-1 in a friendly in 2009.

Related: Jaiyah Saelua: interview with the world's first transgender football international

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United in £36m move for Monaco’s Anthony Martial?

Guardian Sport - 20 hours 10 min ago
Today’s fluff is making a list and checking it twice

It was the day before deadline day, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a PAUL POGBA TO CHELSEA FOR £70m. Yes, it’s the tittle-tattle equivalent of Christmas Eve, with super agents playing the role of Santa Claus and your new My Little Pony all set to throw a wobbly if it doesn’t end up in the stocking it wants.

Just one more sleep! And Manchester United have got into the festive spirit by launching a £36m bid for Monaco striker Anthony Martial. No, us neither. But according to The Internet he’s a 19-year-old striker who has just received his first callup to the France squad and scored nine goals in Ligue 1 last season, making him the joint 16th highest scorer (alongside, among others, former West Ham flop Modibo Maïga) in the French top flight in 2014-15. Javier Hernández, on the other hand, is heading to Bayer Leverkusen for £12m.

Related: Southampton’s Ronald Koeman says Victor Wanyama is risking his future

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'Samson making brilliant progress'

BBC Sport - 20 hours 30 min ago
Wales coach Warren Gatland hints that prop Samson Lee is fit enough to be in the World Cup squad which is named on Monday.