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Time for a new FIFA says Champagne

Jerome Champagne

LONDON, (Reuters) – FIFA’s former director of  international relations Jerome Champagne has suggested changes  in the world governing body to help end a perception it is run  by self-interested men who do not care enough about the game.

Triumphant Wozniacki thanks Federer express

Caroline Wozniacki

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki  thanked Roger Federer for roaring through his match and allowing  her a decent night’s sleep after she crushed local hope  Anastasia Rodionova 6-2 6-1 at the Australian Open yesterday.

Away test failures puncture Dhoni’s leadership aura

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s  one-match ban means the India captain will have time for an  introspective look as to where and when his Midas touch deserted  him as his team mates battle to avoid a series whitewash against  Australia in Adelaide.

George, Alder cop AAG awards

President of the AAG Colin Boyce (sitting) pose with all the awardees at the ceremony last Saturday evening.

Olympic qualifier Winston George claimed his first athlete of the year award while Natasha Alder claimed her second when the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) annual awards ceremony concluded last Saturday night at the Young Men’s Christian Association building (YMCA), Thomas Lands.

Sevens team for La Vegas named

-Ryan Gonsalves named skipper

Mike Mc Cormack

By Emmerson Campbell The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) yesterday selected the men’s’ Sevens team that will represent Guyana at the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens tournament from February 9 to 11.

Learn-to-Swim school opens today

-other services such as aqua therapy to be offered

Stephanie Fraser

Operations at Guyana’s first ever “Learn-to-Swim” school is scheduled to begin next week Monday, with classes set to take place six days a week at the school’s facility located, Industry, East Coast Demerara.

Nadal hits back over motivation doubts

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – A combative Rafa Nadal returned serve at sceptics who have questioned his motivation at the Australian Open  yesterday, saying the passion he lost toward the end of last season had returned and that he was fighting fit to take down 2011 nemesis Novak Djokovic.

Nandalall re-elected president of GCF

Former executive member of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Rashad Hussain outside the Guyana Olympic Association building on High Street. Hussain was locked out and could not vote at yesterday’s AGM. (Iva Wharton photo)

By Iva Wharton Shiv Nandalall was yesterday returned unopposed as president of the Guyana Chess Federation (GFC) after that body held its Annual General Meeting and election of officer bears at the Guyana Olympic Association building on High Street.

Mavericks smother Kings in rout

(Reuters) – The Dallas Mavericks had little difficulty extending their win streak to five games as they crushed the Sacramento Kings 99-60 at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.

Savage Smith slams 86 as Barbados crush Jamaica by 62 runs

- 12th match

Dwayne Smith

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Dwayne Smith blasted a memorable, boundary-studded 86 to set up a comfortable win for Barbados by 62 runs against Jamaica that lifted them to the top of the standings in Group B of the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Saturday.