Maestro Messi lights up Wembley as Barca sink Spurs

ONDON (Reuters) – Lionel Messi lifted Barcelona out of their recent malaise with a magical display as his side beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group B clash at Wembley on Wednesday. Provided with the grandest of stages and 82,000 fans, the Argentine maestro responded by scoring two goals to take his…

Evin Lewis declines Windies central contract

Evin Lewis has declined a white-ball contract for the 2018-19 season, Cricket West Indies revealed on Monday (October 1) while confirming the list of central contract-awardees for the men’s and the women’s teams. Lewis has made rapid strides ever since he made his debut for Windies and earlier this year, he fetched a lucrative IPL…

Essequibo crowned Jaguars League 50-Over Champions

Despite losing their final match against a spirited West Berbice side by 115 runs, Essequibo’s near-perfect run this tournament has seen the men from the Cinderella County being crowned champs of the 50-Over League. The new champions celebrate their victory Their final match, in which Essequibo faced West Berbice, took place at Bush Lot. Essequibo…

Short’s whirlwind 257 stuns Queensland

Of the 387 Western Australia scored before their innings was wrapped up prematurely in 47 overs, 257 came off D’Arcy Short’s bat. Laced with as many as 23 hits into the stands – an all time record in one-day cricket, and another 15 boundaries, Short ended up registering the third highest List A score. Only…

Marsh, Hazlewood elected Test deputies to Paine

Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine now has joint lieutenants in Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood, at the end of a formal examination of the vice-captaincy that sought to avoid the continuation of a long pattern of failed leadership duos that included the banned Steven Smith and David Warner. While Hazlewood has been a consistent member of the Test team…