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Brutal Kvitova stamps authority on Canadian upstart

LONDON, (Reuters) - After delivering a final devastating blow, Petra Kvitova lay sprawled on the turf, her arms raised in celebration having crushed tennis's would-be princess in a Wimbledon final closer to a coronation than a contest .

Brazil down Colombia but Neymar’s Cup is over

Brazil down Colombia but Neymar’s Cup is over

FORTALEZA, Brazil, (Reuters) - A stunning free kick from Brazil’s David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a bruising World Cup quarter-final yesterday but the hosts will next face Germany without their talisman Neymar .

Cameroon promise swift resolution in match-fixing probe

Cameroon promise swift resolution in match-fixing probe

SALVADOR, Brazil, (Reuters) - The Cameroon Football Federation has promised a swift outcome to its investigation into allegations that seven of the country’s players were involved in a World Cup match-fixing scandal after FIFA poured cold water on the claims .

Lloyd to give pep talk to youth cricketers

Former West Indies Captain Clive Lloyd will today deliver an address to the Under-16, 17 and 19 Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) players who were selected to represent Guyana in the upcoming Regional cricket tournaments at the Demerara Cricket Club pavilion at 10:00hrs .

Vincent life ban will act as deterrent, says Vaughan

LONDON, (Reuters) - Former England stalwarts Michael Vaughan and Steve Harmison are hoping the life ban handed out to Lou Vincent for match-fixing will act as a deterrent to other players tempted to cheat the sport .

Germany break France’s World Cup hearts again

Germany break France’s World Cup hearts again

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Germany broke French hearts for the third time in the World Cup when they triumphed 1-0 at the Maracana yesterday to become the first country to reach the semi-finals in four successive tournaments .

El Dorado golf tournament set

Top golfers will tee off today as the El Dorado Golf Tournament gets underway at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) ground from 12:00 .

Bruising Brazil stretch laws to the limit

Bruising Brazil stretch laws to the limit

(Reuters) - Colombia were kicked out of the World Cup by a bruising Brazil team who committed 31 fouls and stretched the laws of the game to the limits on their way to a 2-1 quarter-final win yesterday .

Wheelsmen set for busy weekend

Wheelsmen set for busy weekend

Hassan Mohamed’s cycling calendar continues this weekend with back to back events .

Amir Khan bailed after suspected assault - reports

Amir Khan bailed after suspected assault – reports

(Reuters) - World welterweight title contender Amir Khan has been released on bail after the British boxer was arrested on suspicion of two assaults in the early hours of Friday morning, according to media reports .

Berbice shortlists players for intense volleyball training

The Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) has shortlisted a group of Guyana’s top players to undergo intense training over the next two weeks for selection to its men’s and women’s squads in preparation for the Inter-Association competitions .

GCB names ladies U-19 invitational squad

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) has named its 14-member ladies squad to compete in the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association Under-19 Invitational Tournament 2014 which bowls off on July 10 .

Djokovic and Federer show that Big Four still rule

Djokovic and Federer show that Big Four still rule

LONDON, (Reuters) - When Novak Djokovic’s flying forehand kissed the net and bounced into the corner, he let out a primal roar that echoed around Centre Court, the All England Club and probably all the way to his hometown of Belgrade .

Windies chase T20 series win to recover pride

Windies chase T20 series win to recover pride

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Captain Darren Sammy is determined to ensure West Indies take something away from their series against New Zealand, by winning the Twenty20 double-header starting at Windsor Park here today .

Ministry introduces volleyball  to Rupununi primary schools

Ministry introduces volleyball to Rupununi primary schools

Thirty-two teachers from 10 primary schools across Lethem were taught to play mini-volleyball as part of a partnership programme aimed at introducing the sport to their students, through the Physical Education Department-Unit of Allied Arts .

Digicel U-18 football... Lodge Secondary downs Houston after penalty kicks

Digicel U-18 football… Lodge Secondary downs Houston after penalty kicks

Lodge Secondary overcame Houston Secondary 2-0 on penalty kicks following a 3-3 score at the end of normal time when the fourth annual Digicel national U-18 knockout football championship continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground .

Brazil ‘don’t defend’, may suffer v Colombia – Hoddle

(Reuters) - Brazil are facing “unbearable” pressure to win the World Cup in style, but have a suspect defence and could well lose to confident Colombia in their quarter-final today, former England coach Glenn Hoddle believes .

Basketball championship… Barbados beats Guyana

Team Guyana suffered their third consecutive defeat, going down to Barbados 80-69 in their final Group-B match-up when the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championships continued yesterday in the British Virgin Islands .

Caribbean Basketball Championships – day 3

Caribbean Basketball Championships – day 3

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, CMC – Results of matches played on day three of the 22nd Caribbean Basketball Championships at the Multisport Complex here yesterday .

Psychology not an issue for Brazil as Cup remains in sight

FORTALEZA, Brazil, (Reuters) - Brazil are coping well with the pressure of competing on home turf, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said yesterday, playing down concerns some players were too distressed after a nerve-wracking win over Chile .

At World Cup it’s ‘Bayern Munich ueber alles’ with 14 goals

SANTO ANDRE, Brazil, (Reuters) - Bayern Munich players are leaving their mark at the World Cup, putting behind them a disappointing 2013/14 season by their own lofty standards, leading the unofficial scoring table for clubs .

GLTA/GBTI open tourney...Downes/Andrews retain men’s doubles title

GLTA/GBTI open tourney…Downes/Andrews retain men’s doubles title

Anthony Downes and Jason Andrews retained their men’s doubles title after defeating Gavin Lewis and Daniel Lopes in the final of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA)/ Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tournament at the GBTI Recreational Facility on Tuesday night .

Santokie focusing on variation to overcome Black Caps

Santokie focusing on variation to overcome Black Caps

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Variation will be the key for Twenty20 specialist Krishmar Santokie when he lines up for West Indies in this weekend’s doubleheader against New Zealand .

Tennis champs to be decided tonight

Tennis champs to be decided tonight

Who will take the Men’s and Ladies singles titles of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA)/ Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tournament will be decided from 5:30pm this evening at the GBTI Recreational Facility in Bel Air .

National U-17 cricket team confident before regional tourney

National U-17 cricket team confident before regional tourney

-trashes U-15 team

The national under-17 team defeated a national under-15 team by seven wickets yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground in their only practice match before departure on Sunday to compete in the Regional U-17 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago .

National Senior Squash Championships results

Antonio Joseph defeated Dustani Barrow by a 3-1 score line when the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Digicel-sponsored National Senior Championships commenced on Wednesday at the Georgetown Club squash courts .

Kirani James breaks national, meet record in Lausanne domination

Kirani James breaks national, meet record in Lausanne domination

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, CMC – Grenadian sensation Kirani James streaked to victory yesterday at the Athletissima Diamond League meet in the fifth fastest men’s 400 metres of all time, setting a new national and meet record and scoring another crucial win over nemesis Lashawn Merritt .

Bouchard and Kvitova ready to go nuts at Wimbledon

LONDON, (Reuters) - It was “a weird match with a weird ending” but all Eugenie Bouchard cared about was the split-second in which she saw Simona Halep’s lunging service return spinning into the net .

‘James-mania’ sweeps Colombia ahead of Brazil clash

‘James-mania’ sweeps Colombia ahead of Brazil clash

IBAGUE, Colombia, (Reuters) - Colombian youth coach Armando Yull Brenner never suspected he had found one of the world’s greatest talents as he saw seven-year-old James Rodriguez dribble past teammates to score almost two decades ago on a shabby neighbourhood pitch .

Sri Lanka retain ‘suspect’ Senanayake for South Africa ODIs

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake, who was reported for a suspect bowling action during the one-day international series against England last month, has been included in the squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa .

Ann’s Grove demolishes Buxton Youth Development 4-0

Ann’s Grove demolishes Buxton Youth Development 4-0

Digicel U-18 football

Ann’s Grove Secondary crushed Buxton Youth Development 4-0 in a Region Four conference matchup when the fourth annual Digicel national U-18 knockout football championship continued yesterday at the Beterverwagting ground .

Guyana suffers second crushing loss

Guyana suffers second crushing loss

Caribbean basketball championships

Team Guyana suffered another crushing Group-B loss, going down to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) 95-75 when the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) championships continued yesterday in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Tortola .

Andy Murray dethroned as youthful uprising continues

Andy Murray dethroned as youthful uprising continues

LONDON, (Reuters) - The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov yesterday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray .

Ramdin scolds top order batsmen after series defeat

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- Captain Denesh Ramdin has scolded frontline batsmen on the West Indies team for not transforming their starts into substantial scores during the third and deciding test match against New Zealand which ended here on Monday .

Travis Persaud leading Guyana’s U-17  cricketers in regional tourney

Travis Persaud leading Guyana’s U-17 cricketers in regional tourney

Travis Persaud will lead the Guyana Under-17 Team in the regional tournament in Trinidad and Tobago which starts Tuesday with Guyana facing the Leeward Islands at Bon Accord ground in Tobago .

Brazil feel the heat as  carefree Colombia lie in wait

Brazil feel the heat as carefree Colombia lie in wait

FORTALEZA, Brazil, (Reuters) - Brazil are under intense pressure to breathe life into their World Cup campaign and produce a performance worthy of champions when they face Colombia and their free-scoring midfielder James Rodriguez in tomorrow’s quarter-final .

Airlifting cash to World Cup players common practice – Ghana

ACCRA, (Reuters) - Ghana’s football association yesterday defended its decision to charter a plane to carry $3 million in bonus money to players in Brazil, saying the country had done the same at the last two World Cups .



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