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Football committee clears associations for year-end tourneys

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normalization Committee has officially granted its affiliates permission to stage their respective individual year-end tournaments and/or partner with other associations to host a joint venture .

Central American and Caribbean Games …Guyana’s hopes dashed in squash tourneys

Guyana continued to leave a trail of disappointment in its wake in the squash category of the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, when the team went down to Colombia in straight sets 2-0 in the semi-final round of the ladies doubles tourney yesterday .

Prisoners might participate in flex night

This year’s edition of Flex Night International could possibly see prison inmates competing for cash prizes and trophies .

Hughes blow takes Chatfield back to 1970s blackout

Hughes blow takes Chatfield back to 1970s blackout

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Phillip Hughes’ fight for survival from a severe head injury has prompted a wave of sympathy across the globe, not least from former New Zealand cricketer Ewen Chatfield, who was nearly killed by a fast delivery in the 1970s .

Guinness Greatest of the Streets...Festival City Warriors trounce Island All-Stars

Guinness Greatest of the Streets…Festival City Warriors trounce Island All-Stars

Festival City Warriors continued their winning ways in the Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown edition, dismantling Island All-Stars by a 3-0 margin in the penultimate fixture on Tuesday at the National Cultural Centre Tarmac .

Minister’s Caribbean Premier League plans anger T&T cricket board

Minister’s Caribbean Premier League plans anger T&T cricket board

(Trinidad Guardian) A proposal currently before Cabinet for the allocation of more than US$7 million towards the staging of the semifinals and final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 for two years has been greeted with amazement by officials of the T&T Cricket Board (T&TCB) .

Pakistan on top as Hafeez nears maiden double ton

Pakistan on top as Hafeez nears maiden double ton

(Reuters) - Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form and closed in on his maiden double hundred in tests as Pakistan reached 281 for three against New Zealand at the close on the first day of the third and final test yesterday .

Teague propels Hawks to win

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday’s National Basketball Association games:- - -Hawks 106, Wizards 102Jeff Teague led the way with 28 points and a 22-5 fourth quarter run propelled the Atlanta Hawks to victory over the Washington Wizards .

Bangladesh whips Zimbabwe

(Cricinfo) Important runs and early wickets were the reason for Bangladesh’s 124-run win over Zimbabwe in the third ODI in Mirpur, which also gave them the series with two matches in hand .

Emrit admits room for T&T improvement

(Trinidad Express) Port of Spain, Trinidad - The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force skipper Rayad Emrit was pleased with the fight shown by his players in their come-from-behind victory over the Leeward Islands on Monday but insisted that they still have a lot of work to do especially where their first innings effort is concerned .

Lara: Hughes blow ‘rare’ but cricket a dangerous game

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday .

Guinness Greatest of the Streets... South Sophia rips apart Stevedore Housing Scheme

Guinness Greatest of the Streets… South Sophia rips apart Stevedore Housing Scheme

South Sophia recorded their first victory of the tourney, dismantling last year’s runners-up Stevedore Housing Scheme-A by a 4-0 margin when the Guinness Greatest of the Streets Georgetown leg continued last night at the National Cultural Centre tarmac .

Australia’s Phillip Hughes in critical condition after struck by bouncer

Australia’s Phillip Hughes in critical condition after struck by bouncer

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes remains in critical condition and will have more scans today after undergoing emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain at a Sydney hospital .

Messi sets Champions League record of 72 goals

Messi sets Champions League record of 72 goals

NICOSIA, (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 72 goals when he struck in the 38th minute of yesterday’s Group F match at APOEL Nicosia .

Jamaica to play South American giant killers in dreaded group

Jamaica to play South American giant killers in dreaded group

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Caribbean champions Jamaica will face off with the giants of South American football in the prestigious Copa America scheduled for June next year in Chile .

Pakistan to host Kenya in one-day series

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Kenya will become only the second team to play international cricket in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in March, 2009 by agreeing to a one-day series .

Simmons hopes Hughes makes full recovery from head injury

Simmons hopes Hughes makes full recovery from head injury

LONDON, CMC- Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons says he hopes Australia’s Phil Hughes makes a full recovery from a head injury sustained during a state match in Sydney yesterday .

Hughes injury a reminder of ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ dangers

Hughes injury a reminder of ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ dangers

(Reuters) - To cricket outsiders, the “Gentleman’s Game” often conjures the image of a slow-paced summer pastime, where players barely break sweat during matches that drag on for days .

Guyana Jaguars faced with replacing key players

Guyana Jaguars faced with replacing key players

…as preparations move apace for clash with Barbados Pride

By Delvon McEwan Although the Guyana Jaguars charged to victory in the first two matches in the inaugural season of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional Four-day challenge, the team’s prospects have dimmed with the replacement of crucial players, as they prepare to face off against the Barbados Pride .

Nadal will surprise us again, says Kuerten

LONDON, (Reuters) - Three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten knows what it is like to have a career plagued by injury but believes Rafael Nadal will come back strong from his latest ailments .

Jamaica cricketers, coach weigh in on new professional franchise system

Jamaica cricketers, coach weigh in on new professional franchise system

(Jamaica Observer) The hierarchy of the Jamaica Franchise has thrown its support behind the inaugural professional system, which facilitates more regional players to be retained on contracts .

Ramchand/Rohan Auto Spares softball … Wolf Warriors, Regal to clash

Guyana Softball Cup 4 champions Wolf Warriors (Open) and Floodlight (Masters) stormed into the finals of the Ramchand/Rohan Auto Spares Softball Tournament .

Best among four replacement players called up for Barbados Pride

Best among four replacement players called up for Barbados Pride

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC- Discarded West Indies pacer Tino Best is among four players called up by Barbados Pride selectors to replace four members of the team travelling with the regional side for the tour of South Africa .

Messi the “greatest player of all time”, says Barca coach

NICOSIA, (Reuters) - Lionel Messi was hailed as the best player ever by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after setting a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals with a hat-trick in yesterday’s 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia .

Sony does not plan to renew FIFA sponsorship contract – sources

TOKYO, (Reuters) - Sony Corp does not plan to renew its sponsorship contract with FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, as the Japanese electronics maker needs to prioritise its restructuring efforts, people familiar with the matter told Reuters .

Fit-again Cottrell ready for South Africa tour

Fit-again Cottrell ready for South Africa tour

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC-West Indies fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell says he is ready to continue his international cricket career after a hamstring injury forced him out of action for nearly six weeks .

Women Soca Warriors enter final phase of preparation for crucial decider

Women Soca Warriors enter final phase of preparation for crucial decider

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, - Trinidad and Tobago’s Women Soca Warriors say they are relishing the prospect of home town support to help propel them into the 2015 Women’s World Cup for the first time .

Private cycling league project in the works again

PARIS, (Reuters) - The prospect of a private cycling league raised its head again yesterday when 11 top teams announced the creation of Velon, a venture they say will help the sport develop further — without saying how exactly .

Federer throws weight behind Aussie ‘fast’ tennis

(Reuters) - Roger Federer will help launch an Australian-developed fast format of tennis when he plays an exhibition match against Lleyton Hewitt in Sydney in January, Tennis Australia said yesterday .

T&T cricket board head against Caribbean Premier League proposal

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath said that forking out millions of dollars to host the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 semi-finals and finals for the next two years is not in the best interest of local cricket .

Australia's Phillip Hughes in intensive care after hit in head by ball

Australia’s Phillip Hughes in intensive care after hit in head by ball

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes is in critical condition in a Sydney hospital after undergoing emergency surgery for a severe head injury suffered when he was struck on the helmet by a ball during a domestic match on Tuesday .

Permaul (8-26) pilots Jags to big win

Permaul (8-26) pilots Jags to big win

Veerasammy Permaul’s mesmerizing 8-26 yesterday catapulted the Guyana Jaguars to a 92-run victory over the spluttering Windwards Volcanoes at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence .

Twelve-man squad named for NACRA 7s

Twelve-man squad named for NACRA 7s

Chairman of the selection committee and Senior Vice President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Colonel John Lewis has named a strong 12-man squad for the all-important NACRA 7s Championship next month in Mexico .

Copa wings into Flex Night sponsorship

Copa wings into Flex Night sponsorship

Copa Airlines is now onboard the fast approaching Flex Night 2014 runway .

…Guyana at top of table

…Guyana at top of table

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Gayle, Pollard fail as Sammy’s Titans tie eight-over thriller

Gayle, Pollard fail as Sammy’s Titans tie eight-over thriller

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, CMC – Big-hitting Chris Gayle failed as Lions crashed to a heavy 77-run defeat to Cape Cobras in the South Africa Ram Slam Twenty20 League here Sunday .

National Basketball Association roundup

 (The Sports Xchange) - It might be just a matter of days before guard Russell Westbrook returns to the Oklahoma Thunder lineup .



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