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GT&T pumps $500,000 into the hosting of Pan Am Karate c/ships

GT&T pumps $500,000 into the hosting of Pan Am Karate c/ships

By Kizan BrumellThe Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company in its continued effort to drive the development of sports yesterday handed over a cheque for half a million dollars to the Guyana Karate College (GKC) as a gesture of its support to that body’s hosting of the Pan American Karate Championship in Guyana .

National Sevens team for five-day intensive training camp in B/dos

National Sevens team for five-day intensive training camp in B/dos

By Floyd ChristieIn the aftermath of the national men’s rugby Sevens team’s victories at this year’s Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games and  the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Championships the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) is now focusing on “producing a team worthy of representing the Caribbean .

Guyana loses 0-2 to Argentina at Pan-American games

Guyana’s national men’s hockey team opened the 2010 Indoor Pan-American Championships with a 0-2 loss to South American powerhouse Argentina in Barquisimeto, Venezuela on Monday .

WE launches Summer International Basketball Series

WE launches Summer International Basketball Series

By Floyd ChristieThe Summer International Basketball Series which is scheduled to jump off on August 19 was officially launched yesterday by coordinators of the event, Wildfire Entertainment (WE), in the boardroom of M .

Mix Up carts off Stag Beer Emancipation dominoes tournament

Mix Up carts off Stag Beer Emancipation dominoes tournament

Mix Up dominoes team put up a terrific display to win the Lyall Gittens- organised Stag Beer Emancipation domino competition .

Ignoring Chanderpaul will be a huge blunder

By Orin DavidsonThis is not the time for grandstanding by anyone,  be it players, board officials or selectors .

Back injury ends Bolt’s season

LONDON, (Reuters) - World 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt will not run again this season because of a back injury, his agent said yesterday .

FIFA clears Jack

The International Football Federa-tion (FIFA) the world governing body for football, has cleared Australia’s World Cup 2022 bid, and by extension Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner of wrongdoing, rejecting claims that illegal gifts were provided to FIFA executives, and their wives .

Coaching staff conditioning of players should be holistic

Coaching staff conditioning of players should be holistic

- Roger Harper By Marlon MunroeApart from preparing for the conditions in South Africa, the Guyana national cricket team should be looking to be consistent in the Airtel Champions League tournament next month, says former West Indies Coach Roger Harper .

Nicolette Fernandes unavailable for Caribbean squash c/ships in St Vincent

The national senior team expected to represent Guyana at the upcoming National Lotteries Authority 18th Caribbean Squash Championships to be held in St Vincent from Sunday will be without Guyana’s number one player Nicolette Fernandes .

Local rugby to get boost from UK-based coaching team

Local rugby to get boost from UK-based coaching team

As part of a coaching exchange programme between the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) and the United Kingdom (UK) based Boost Coaching Academy, two certified rugby coaches have arrived in Guyana for a one-month coaching stint aimed at developing the sport locally .

GRFU selects three for Women’s 15s c/ships

GRFU selects three for Women’s 15s c/ships

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has selected three women players to participate in the North American  and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Senior Women’s 15-a-side championships in The Bahamas .

Guyana impresses at Pan Am Junior Badminton C/ships

Guyana impresses at Pan Am Junior Badminton C/ships

The Guyana contingent attending the XIX Pan American Junior Badminton Championships put on an impressive performance on the opening day at the Pebelon de Tennis de Mesa, Parque del Este in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic .

Sir Garfield Sobers Competition…Guyana’s Winston Forrester named Best Batsman

Sir Garfield Sobers Competition…Guyana’s Winston Forrester named Best Batsman

Guyana’s Winston Forrester received the Best Batsman Award after accumulating a total of 410 runs from nine matches at the 24th Annual Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament 2010 in Barbados .

‘Teach Them Young’ race meet set for Saturday

The young aspiring cyclists that are currently participating in the 34th annual Teach Them Young cycling coaching programme in the National Park will be showcasing what they have learnt at a specially organized race meet on Saturday around the inner circle of the National Park .

Playoff to decide Junior Chess King

Ron Motilall and Rashad Hussein ended the Challenges of Youth Empowerment chess tournament in joint first place after finishing with seven and one half points each .

GCA hosts skills programme for fast bowlers

The Georgetown Cricket Association GCA will continue its Skill Development Programme today with a session for fast bowlers from clubs affiliated to the association .

WI cricket does not need B/dos second 11 parading in major tournaments

By Tony CozierSir Hilary Beckles asserts, in Sunday’s Stabroek News (letter pages), that the concept of his Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) had “its beginnings in what Sir Frank Worrell had envisioned decades ago .

England cruise to victory in second test

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott steered England to a nine-wicket victory against Pakistan after lunch on the fourth day of the second test yesterday to go 2-0 up in the four-match series .

Butt demands fielding improvements from Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Pakistan must improve  their lacklustre fielding before the third test against England,  captain Salman Butt said yesterday after counting 14 missed  catching chances in the nine-wicket loss at Edgbaston .