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Pacers pip Heat

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday’s National Basketball Association games .

Under-pressure India board chief offers to step aside

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) - N .

Nishikori stuns Federer to reach Miami semis

MIAMI,  (Reuters) - A tireless Kei Nishikori shocked 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer 3-6 7-5 6-4 on Wednesday to claim his second top five scalp in two days and reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open .

Alpha eyes CONCACAF  Champions League qualification

Alpha eyes CONCACAF Champions League qualification

—Lumumba lauds team slams accommodation in Ja

Alpha United President Odinga Lumumba said yesterday that even though his club was forced to endure terrible accommodation during their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) club championship campaign in Jamaica, his team performed outstandingly and was able to emerge winners of the very difficult Group-3 .

Ross, Beckham praise  Jaime Mc Donald for  bodybuilding support

Ross, Beckham praise Jaime Mc Donald for bodybuilding support

Fitness Express, Guyana’s leading supplement and fitness products supplier, has once again flexed its corporate muscle in support of a discipline .

McCalman, first female to head GTA

McCalman, first female to head GTA

Grace McCalman is the new president of the Guyana Tennis Association(GTA) following its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Thursday at the Georgetown Cricket Club pavilion, Bourda .

Santos gets the better of Riddim Squad

—GFA second division league

Santos FC overcame Riddim Squad FC by a 3-1 margin when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) second division league continued at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground on Vlissengen Road and Carifesta Avenue on Tuesday .

Good time for an intervention

It was tough to watch the gutless capitulation of the Guyana team in the recent Four-Day Regional fixture on their home turf at Providence against a Barbados unit that was thrashed by Windward Islands in their opening match of the tournament .

Houston Stars beat Black Pearl 3-1

—GFA second division league

Houston Stars downed Black Pearl FC by a 3-1 score line when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) second division league continued at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground on Vlissengen Road and Carifesta Avenue on Tuesday .

Torginol Paints Medal Play  tournament set for Saturday

Torginol Paints Medal Play tournament set for Saturday

The Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) will stage the annual Torginol Paints Medal Play tournament on Saturday .

Scores Even returns to winning ways

After an upset loss to Treacle in January, the nation’s premier thoroughbred, Scores Even returned to it’s winning ways on Sunday in the feature A and Lower event of the annual Phagwah Meet at Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club .

Trophy Stall donates  trophies to HRC

Trophy Stall donates trophies to HRC

[caption id="attachment_283270" align="alignright" width="350"] Devi Sunich, wife of Ramesh Sunich, proprietor of Trophy Stall hands over the overall trophy to Hugh Ross at the South Road and Bourda Street branch .

Mavericks beat OKC 128-119 in overtime

(The Sports Xchange) — Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in a vintage performance that blew away Kevin Durant and the Thunder 128-119 in overtime Tuesday night .

Australia to bounce all the world’s tailenders – coach

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) - Australia’s pace attack terrorised England’s lower order batsmen with short-pitched bowling during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash and all test sides can expect the same treatment, according to coach Darren Lehmann .

Restrained Gayle represents big gamble for Windies

DHAKA,  (Reuters) - The good news for rival bowlers is Chris Gayle has abandoned his onslaught-from-the outset approach .

England ready for Malinga and Mendis threat, says Bopara

DHAKA, (Reuters) - England’s batsmen are adequately prepared for the challenge of facing maverick Sri Lankan bowlers Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in  today’s vital World Twenty20 match, all-rounder Ravi Bopara said yesterday .

S.Africa release Parnell for court appearance in Mumbai

DHAKA,  (Reuters) - South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell has been released from the squad for a mandatory court appearance in Mumbai meaning the player will miss today’s World Twenty20 clash against Netherlands, the team said yesterday .

Quintyne spins Windies Women to 36 run win over Bangladesh

SYLHET, Bangladesh, CMC-West Indies Women swept aside host Bangladesh by 36 runs to win their second match in the ICC T20 World Cup at Sylhet Stadium here yesterday .

Windies roll over Tigers with little fuss

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies eased concerns about their defence of the World Twenty20 title when they shrugged off their lethargy, to stroll to a convincing 73-run victory over Bangladesh here yesterday .

Gayle will explode warns Smith

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC- Opening batsman Dwayne Smith is backing Chris Gayle to explode as West Indies continue their campaign to defend their title in a tough group of the World T20 tournament .

Western Union pumps $500,000  into Cricket Ambassador Programme

Western Union pumps $500,000 into Cricket Ambassador Programme

In a bid to renew the Cricketer Ambassador Programme, Western Union yesterday pumped $500, 000 worth of cricket gears and equipment into the future development of six young cricketers from Berbice .

Lower Corentyne reach NCN Inter-Zone final

Lower Corentyne, led by opening batsman Sundra Budhoo, clinched first innings points against Upper Corentyne to advance to the final of the 2014 Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/National Communication Network (NCN) inter-zone tournament played at the Area ‘H’ Ground, Berbice .

Bush Lot New Generation beat Cotton Tree Diehard

-Elizabeth Styles competition

Bush Lot New Generation hammered Cotton Tree Diehard by seven wickets in their U19, Elizabeth Styles match last Saturday at the Bush Lot United Sports Ground, West Coast Berbice .

Butcher appeals for government to end cricket fiasco

Butcher appeals for government to end cricket fiasco

——Minister Irfan Ali wants Berbice cricket to be catalyst for developing sport in Suriname

Former West Indies middle order batsman Basil Butcher was one of several persons calling for an end to the cricket fiasco in Guyana .

Chatterpaul, Joann Deo crowned  Sanjay’s Jewellery golf champs

Chatterpaul, Joann Deo crowned Sanjay’s Jewellery golf champs

Chatterpaul Deo and Joann Deo were crowned champions of the inaugural Sanjay’s Jewellery golf tournament played last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara .

Naughton half century sets up Malteenoes win

Naughton half century sets up Malteenoes win

By Delvon Mc EwanAn attacking half century from Kefa Naughton set up an easy victory for Malteenoes Sports Club in the opening match of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) two-day first division competition against Transport Sports Club (TSC) at Malteenoes Sports Club Ground, Thomas Lands, last weekend .

BEI gets the better of BHS

Berbice Education Institute (BEI) recorded their first victory in the Scotia Bank/Pepsi Football Academy on Saturday, defeating Berbice High School by a 2-0 margin when the Berbice leg of the tournament commenced .

Agricola Red Triangle crushes Soesdyke 5-0

— EBFA Stage Beer tournament

Agricola Red Triangle, led by a Gordon Grant hat trick crushed Soesdyke Falcons 5-0 when the Stag Beer/East Bank Football Association (EBFA) division-one league continued on Sunday at the Grove Community ground .

Hockey team for Pan American Cup named

The Guyana National Men’s Hockey team which is expected to compete in the 2014 Indoor Pan American Cup from April 7-13 in Uruguay, has been officially selected .

B/dos recall Fidel Edwards

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- Sidelined pacer Fidel Edwards has been recalled to the Barbados squad for their 5th round WICB first-class match against Jamaica at Sabina Park in Kingston starting Friday .

Spurs win 14th straight; Sixers lose 25th consecutive

(The Sports Xchange) ———- Austin Daye scored a season-best 22 points as the Spurs won their 14th consecutive game while handing the Sixers their 25th straight defeat Monday night .

Austin, Dewar spin CCC to crucial victory

CAVE HILL, Barbados, CMC – Spin duo Ryan Austin and Akeem Dewar shared eight wickets to propel Combined Campuses and Colleges to a seven-wicket victory over Guyana in the Regional Four-Day tournament on Monday here .

Windwards go second after beating Jamaica outright

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Windward Islands staged an intelligent run chase to beat Jamaica by three wickets in their fourth round, Regional Four-Day match here yesterday .

Dottin had look in her eyes

— says skipper Aguilleira

SYLHET, Bangladesh, CMC – Captain Merissa Aguilleira has praised the heroics of all-rounder Deandra Dottin, after she bowled West Indies Women to victory in their opening game of the Women’s World Twenty20 here Monday .

Top Indian court calls on cricket board president to step down

NEW DELHI,  (Reuters) - India's highest court called on the country's cricket board (BCCI) chief N .

West Indies crush Bangladesh to revive semi-final hopes

MIRPUR, Bangladesh,  (Reuters) - A dominant West Indies thumped a sorry Bangladesh by 73 runs in a lop-sided super 10 stage match to revive their World Twenty20 title defence today .



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