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FBI closing in on ex-FIFA bosses, Chuck Blazer secretly taped deals

(Trinidad Guardian) Former Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) executive member Chuck Blazer, once a close friend and confidant of Jack Warner, spent months compiling information for the FBI and IRS with secret devices hidden on his person, the New York Daily News has reported .

Pakistan spank sorry Australia for 2-0 series win

-rise to number three in Test rankings

(Reuters) - A defiant Steve Smith tried to delay the inevitable before Pakistan crushed Australia by 356 runs in the second and final test to complete a 2-0 series victory in Abu Dhabi today .

Hyatt Accord…Task Force set up to deal with BCCI million-dollar claim

Hyatt Accord…Task Force set up to deal with BCCI million-dollar claim

-Sir Wes Hall, Sir David Simmons surprised at being named on panel

SIR David Simmons and Sir Wes Hall asserted yesterday that they first learnt through the press of their appointment to a task force to “deal with” the US$47 .

Persaud grabs fifth, Deo captures first Digicel Guyana Open crown

Persaud grabs fifth, Deo captures first Digicel Guyana Open crown

By Delvon MC Ewan Avinash Persaud galloped to a fifth title while Joaan Deo won her first Digicel Guyana Open Golf tournament yesterday at the Lusignan Golf Course (LGC) .

Impasse resolved, says media report, but parties mum

Impasse resolved, says media report, but parties mum

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – There has been no formal word on the outcome of Friday’s critical meeting aimed at solving the bitter West Indies contracts dispute, even as the Sunday Sun newspaper reported that the feuding factions in the impasse had reached a resolution .

Tournament hosts Colts, Pacesetters among winners on opening night

Tournament hosts Colts as well a fellow Georgetown side Trinity Grid Holdings Pacesetters and Linden unit Victory Valley Royals all recorded opening night victories when the third edition of the Phillip George Legacy Basketball tourney commenced on Saturday .

Pollard fires Cape Cobras to victory over Titans

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Power-hitter Kieron Pollard put aside his wrangling with the West Indies Cricket Board and players union, WIPA, to slam a typically scintillating unbeaten half-century as he helped propel Cape Cobras to a 14-run victory in the opening round of the Ram Slam Twenty20 League here yesterday .

Two own goals help Western Tigers sink Flamingo 4-0

Defending champs Western Tigers crush Black Pearl 7-1

Western Tigers sent a strong warning to the field, downing Futsal heavyweights Flamingo 4-0 in their group-A encounter when the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer Futsal championships commenced on Saturday .

Milestone for Misbah, Pakistan sniff victory

Milestone for Misbah, Pakistan sniff victory

(Reuters) - Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq equalled Viv Richards’s record for the fastest test century while his team stood six wickets away from a memorable 2-0 series win against Australia yesterday .

Hikers maintain unbeaten run

Hikers maintain unbeaten run

Hikers maintained its unbeaten run in the GT&T national indoor championships first-division section, overcoming the national u-19 males by a 6-4 margin on Friday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue .

Wolf’s Warriors, Regal XI reach final

- GFSCA Guyana Cup softball four

Two of Guyana’s best softball teams, Wolf’s Warriors and Regal XI clashed last evening in the final of the Open category while Floodlight XI and Savage Masters collided in the Masters’ final as the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association’s (GFSCA) Guyana Softball Cup 4 wrapped up an exciting tourney at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground .

Taylor shines but Windies crash in opener

Taylor shines but Windies crash in opener

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – Stafanie Taylor’s half-century was in vain as West Indies Women slumped to a four-wicket defeat to Australia Women, in the opening Twenty20 International of the four-match series here yesterday .

In a battle of the Ruimveldts, South Ruimveldt Primary upset last year’s runners-up West Ruimveldt by a 1-0 score line when the quarterfinal round of the Petra Organization/Courts Pee football tourney concluded Saturday at the Thirst Park venue .

Ten in Texas for Hamilton as Mercedes equal record

Ten in Texas for Hamilton as Mercedes equal record

AUSTIN, Texas, (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton took a big step towards a second Formula One world championship yesterday with his 10th win of the season in a U .

Deal reached over Windies cricket crisis – report

(Trinidad Guardian) At 5 pm on Friday evening, West Indies cricket stood at the crossroads, however six hours later, there was a clear way forward out of the current mess .

Pakistan's Misbah equals Richards’ fastest century record

Pakistan’s Misbah equals Richards’ fastest century record

(Reuters) - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq belied his reputation as a ponderous batsman by equalling the record for the fastest test century today, reaching the milestone in 56 balls against Australia in Abu Dhabi .

Avinash Persaud  leads male category

Avinash Persaud leads male category

Digicel’s Guyana Open golf tourney…..

-Webster, Deo share lead in women’s categoryAn exhilarating day of golf at the Lusignan Golf Course (LGC) ended in a close contest as Shanella Webster, Joaan Deo, Seepaul Suknanan, Pur and Avinash Persaud led the field heading into the final day of action in the Digicel Guyana Open Golf Tournament .

All roads lead to DCC as curtain  comes down on Guyana Cup Softball 4

All roads lead to DCC as curtain comes down on Guyana Cup Softball 4

The Guyana Softball Floodlight Cricket Association’s (GFSCA) Guyana Cup 4 softball tournament concluded its preliminary and semi-final rounds yesterday with wins for Wolf Warriors, Wellman and Farm XI who stood out with victories in their respective categories .

Three-person race for national rifle shooting c/ships

Three-person race for national rifle shooting c/ships

The 2014 National Senior and Junior Fullbore Rifle Shooting championships will fire off tomorrow (Sunday) at the Timehri Rifle and Pistol Ranges starting at 10:00 hours .

Universal Solutions Bermine seeks  revenge win against Young Warriors

Universal Solutions Bermine seeks revenge win against Young Warriors

The Port Mourant Cricket Ground is expected to come alive today when unbeaten Young Warriors collide with Universal Solutions Bermine in the semi-final of the 2014 Carib Beer T20 first division competition .

WICB needs to revisit Patterson, Wilkin’s committees’ reports

WICB needs to revisit Patterson, Wilkin’s committees’ reports

 By Tony Cozier Just as two prime ministers were meeting with the main characters in Port-of-Spain on Friday in an effort to find a settlement to yet another of the several recent challenges that have destabilised West Indies cricket, an e-mail popped up on the computer inbox of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron .

King looking to be king  of South Dakota again

King looking to be king of South Dakota again

- feels Guyana should win upcoming leg

When the calendar flips to November, Guyana’s speed demons begin to intensify their preparations to defend home turf in the third leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) .

Male Flex Night  winner to  pocket $200,000

Male Flex Night winner to pocket $200,000

[caption id="attachment_309837" align="alignleft" width="197"] Donald Sinclair[/caption]The committee of Flex Night International hosted an athletes’ meeting yesterday at the Guyana Olympic Association’s headquarters .

Forde looking to win  Suriname leg of IAAF  South American 10k

Forde looking to win Suriname leg of IAAF South American 10k

[caption id="attachment_282069" align="alignleft" width="169"] Cleveland Forde[/caption][caption id="attachment_140216" align="alignleft" width="216"] Alika Morgan[/caption]Cleveland ‘Little Kenyan’ Forde will look to ride the momentum of his first place finish in the initial leg of the IAAF South American 10km road race when he contests the second leg in Suriname today .

Rain, slow batting bring about Windies A demise

Rain, slow batting bring about Windies A demise

[caption id="attachment_261311" align="alignleft" width="250"] Kraigg Brathwaite[/caption][caption id="attachment_176409" align="alignleft" width="216"] Ronsford Beaton[/caption]DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, CMC – Slow batting and then rain thwarted West Indies A’s run chase and handed Sri Lanka A a six-run victory under the Duckworth/Lewis method, in the opening one-day game of the three-match series here yesterday .

Guyana to play hosts to Umada Cup

Guyana to play hosts to Umada Cup

If one though that the individual success of Anthony Drayton and Ronuel Greenidge at this year’s chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway was about it for chess this year, one had better think again .

Sammy ducks issue of abandoned India tour

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy on Thursday evaded the contentious issue of the abandoned tour of India, after arriving here to represent Titans in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League .

Wins for Ali, Neto and Mars as national junior chess qualification tournament gets underway

The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Trophy Stall-sponsored national junior chess qualification tournament for the 2014 Closed national junior chess championships got underway yesterday at the ECI Sports Club, Friendship East Bank Demerara with wins for Roberto Neto, Daveon Mars and Saeed Ali .

Federer’s number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

Federer’s number one hopes take a hit in Paris defeat

PARIS, (Reuters) - Roger Federer’s hopes of knocking Novak Djokovic off the top of the ATP world rankings before the end of the year took a hit when he lost to big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals yesterday .

Lions hoping Gayle can solve top order problems

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Highveld Lions are hoping Chris Gayle’s explosive batting at the top of the order can be the catalyst to their success in the upcoming Ram Slam Twenty20 League which bowls off here today .

Defending Masters champs NY Better Hope wins twice

Defending Masters champs NY Better Hope wins twice

Cotton Field Wild Oats suffered two losses in the Open category while Masters defending champions NY Better Hope recorded two wins in the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) “Guyana Cup 4” tournament which bowled off yesterday at venues across Georgetown .

BCCI demands multi-million dollar settlement, gives WICB 15-day ultimatum

BCCI demands multi-million dollar settlement, gives WICB 15-day ultimatum

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board will have to cough up nearly US$42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), stemming from the abandoned tour of India earlier this month .

Red Force busy with preparation as Windies conflict rages

Red Force busy with preparation as Windies conflict rages

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Amidst the confusion engulfing West Indies cricket, Trinidad and Tobago are pressing ahead with preparation for the inaugural WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL) which bowls off this month across the region .

Cycling season continues today with third annual Payless Variety Store 11 race programme

The 2014 cycling season will continue today in the National Park with the staging of the third annual Payless Variety Store 11-race programme .

GFF at a crossroad!

GFF at a crossroad!

- constitutional reform for body, affiliates on the cards says Urling

 Chairman of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normilisation Committee Clinton Urling said yesterday that the mandate of the FIFA appointed body will be to implement constitutional reform for the GFF and its affiliates while crafting a properly regulated electoral procedure .

Defending champs face F.E Pollard in marquee matchup

 In what will be a rematch of their earlier group-C fixture, defending champs St .

GFA Futsal tourney gets cracking today

GFA Futsal tourney gets cracking today

Following an absence of almost three years, the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) officially launched its Futsal championship under the Stag Beer brand yesterday at the Waterchris Hotel in Waterloo Street .



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