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About Alpha United’s chances of advancing from the group

About Alpha United’s chances of advancing from the group

Alpha United suffered their second consecutive CONCACAF Champ-ions’ League group loss following their 4-1 defeat to Portland Timbers on August 19 at the National Stadium, Providence .

Guyana Independence Cup T20 organising  committee gives back to the communities

Guyana Independence Cup T20 organising committee gives back to the communities

The organizing committee of the Guyana Independence T20 Cup 2014 recently made cash presentations to several charitable organizations with the proceeds garnered from the tournament which was held at the Albion Sports Complex in May .

Moves afoot to standardize  cricket coaching

Moves afoot to standardize cricket coaching

By Tony Cozier AS he trawled through the reams of research that shaped his report to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) last March, director of cricket Richard Pybus would have been struck by failings in several areas that have led to the team’s drastic decline .

GRFU 10’s league matches rescheduled

GRFU 10’s league matches rescheduled

[caption id="attachment_302099" align="alignleft" width="371"] Ruggers practicing their passing yesterday at the National Park rugby field .

Seetan disappointed with lack of financial  support for Goodwill Games swimming team

Seetan disappointed with lack of financial support for Goodwill Games swimming team

Manager of the National Swimming team, Leon Seetan said yesterday he is impressed with the development of swimmers at the recent Goodwill Championships which was held in Suriname .

Three teams register wins as five-a-side football tourney commences

Stewartville Gunners, Vergenoegen All-Stars, New Road Eagles and Woodcrest all registered opening night victories when the Stag Beer Sponsored West Demerara Inter-Village 5-aside Football tourney commenced on Friday at the Vergenoegen Rice Mill Tarmac .

Fredericks heads Essequibo Volleyball Association

Joel Fredericks, Captain of Mainstay Village, is the new president of the Essequibo Volleyball Association which was resuscitated last week following a visit to Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast by John Flores president of the Guyana Volleyball Association .

Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw

WARSAW, (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw yesterday .

Dwayne Smith signs up for Australia’s Big Bash

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – Opener Dwayne Smith will turn out in the Australian Big Bash later this year after being snapped up by the Sydney Sixers, for the upcoming campaign in the glitzy Twent20 league .

The recommended method of transporting  a freezer

The recommended method of transporting a freezer

[caption id="attachment_302129" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The recommended method of transporting a freezer: A freezer being towed by a taxi along the Public Road at Land of Canaan, EBD, yesterday (Photo by Arian Browne)[/caption] .

Maqsood, Alam stand tall as Pakistan win tense chase

(Reuters) - Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam struck quick-fire fifties and combined in a record 147-run sixth wicket stand as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the first one-day international at Hambantota yesterday .

Former World Champ meets cultural  icon and international superstar

Former World Champ meets cultural icon and international superstar

[caption id="attachment_302139" align="aligncenter" width="484"] Last Friday there was a meeting of two Guyanese champions when boxing’s double former world champion (IBF and IBO) Gary Sinclair paid an impromptu visit to our cultural icon and international music superstar Eddy Grant .

Series secured!

Series secured!

— Windies hammer Bangladesh by 177 runs to take unbeatable 2-0 series lead in three match series

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West Indians urged to apply for Windies head coach position

West Indians urged to apply for Windies head coach position

 PARAMARIBO, Suriname, CMC-West Indians are being encouraged to apply for the vacant position of head coach of the West Indies Cricket team, Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board Michael Muirhead has announced .

Opposition politician slams PM over CPL land reward

Opposition politician slams PM over CPL land reward

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC An opposition politician in St .

Backward thinking?

Backward thinking?

— Procrastination over coach leaves WI team in unsatisfactory situation for Bangladesh Series

THE procrastination typical of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has left the team without a head coach for a home series against Bangladesh that should be ideal preparation ahead of the tough away assignments against India and South Africa and the World Cup .

Zimbabwe’s Utseya latest  to have action reported

Zimbabwe’s Utseya latest to have action reported

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has become the fourth off-spinner to be reported for an illegal bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in recent months as the governing body continued their crackdown on the issue .

Ajmal misses first Sri Lanka ODI for tests on action

Ajmal misses first Sri Lanka ODI for tests on action

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss the first one-day international against Sri Lanka on Aug .

Atwell backtracks on retirement

Atwell backtracks on retirement

So much for former WBC featherweight title challenger Clive Atwell’s retirement .

Main course to be served tomorrow

Turfites get ready; your appetites were whetted for several weeks with a series of horse race meets, now it is time for the main course .

Steyn, Morkel back for South Africa in triangular series

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been added to the South African one-day international squad for a triangular series involving hosts Zimbabwe and Australia starting on Monday, but Vernon Philander misses out with a hamstring injury .

St Kitts PM criticized over CPL award

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC An opposition politician in St .

Amazon Warriors still waiting on answers

(Trinidad Express) It has been six days since the Limacol Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 final and the Guyana Amazon Warriors are still seeking answers .

Guyana’s men, women demolish Jamaica

Caribbean Squash Championships

Defending male and female champions Guyana continued their dominant showing in defence of their titles, defeating Jamaica when the team section of the 22nd Senior Caribbean Squash Championships continued in Barbados yesterday .

Top GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket players awarded

Top GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket players awarded

Ten top players in the first leg of the GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Summer Camp received trophies for their efforts when the camp closed with a presentation ceremony held at Banks/DIH Thirst Park ground yesterday .

National U-12 team for ITF Championships

National U-12 team for ITF Championships

The National Under-12 lawn tennis team is travelling to St Lucia on Sunday to participate in the International Tennis Federation (ITF)/Grand Slam Development Championships which starts on Monday .

Registration starts today for East Coast cricket academy

The East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) has announced that registration for the 14th edition of its Annual Cricket Academy starts today at the Lusignan Community Centre .

Rugby double header

Rugby double header

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) 10s league continues tomorrow with another double header at the National Park .

Carter, Williams grab Diamond League wins

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, CMC – Veterans Nesta Carter and Novlene Williams-Mills kept the Jamaica flag flying high with impressive wins in their pet events at the DN Galan Diamond League meet yesterday .

De Kock stars as Proteas  cruise to series whitewash

De Kock stars as Proteas cruise to series whitewash

BULAWAYO, (Reuters) - Opener Quinton de Kock smashed 84 as a weakened South Africa crushed Zimbabwe by seven wickets to complete a whitewash in their three-match ODI series at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo yesterday .

Teenager Bellis shocks 12th seed Cibulkova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - American teenager Catherine Bellis provided the biggest jolt in the U .

Talking cricket

Talking cricket

By Vaneisa Baksh (Trinidad Express) Perhaps the biggest failing of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League cricket tournament is the quality of radio commentary .

Canada U17s edge Bermuda U17s in rain-hit thriller

Canada U17s edge Bermuda U17s in rain-hit thriller

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – In-form Delray Rawlings struck 87, as Bermuda came up seven runs short under the Duckworth-Lewis Method against unbeaten Canada in the ICC Americas Under-17 Match Play Tournament on Wednesday here .

Ghana drop Boateng, Muntari after Brazil bust-up

ACCRA, (Reuters) - Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari, who were sent home from the World Cup in disgrace, have been dropped from the Ghana squad for next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers .



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