Sports

Guinness street football goes regional

Minister of Sport Dr. Frank Anthony presents a game ball and other gear to one of the Team Guyana (Back Circle) players after the launching of the inaugural Guinness Caribbean Street Football Challenge yesterday in the boardroom of Banks DIH Limited, Thirst Park. (Orlando Charles photo)

By Emmerson Campbell Six Caribbean Street Football teams, including Back Circle from Guyana, will vie for US$4,000, a multi-purpose playing facility and bragging rights when the inaugural Guinness Caribbean Street Football Challenge kicks off at the National Park tarmac on June 21.

Windies hunt series-levelling win at Trent Bridge

Captain Darren Sammy was again upbeat about the Windies chances. (Photo by Windiescricket.com)

NOTTINGHAM, England,  CMC – Captain Darren Sammy has underscored the importance of a win in the second Test against England starting here today, pointing out that it was crucial the embattled West Indies began to turn competitive performances into actual results.

Junior Badminton tournament in full swing

From left are  Ria Persram, Meer Rahaman, Christopher Killikelly and Priyanna Ramdhani

The National Sports Commission-sponsored Independence Junior Badminton tournament continues today at the Queen’s College Courts with several matches. On Wednesday Pan American bronze medalist and Caribbean Under-11 and Under 13 champion Priyanna Ramdhani emerged victorious in her two categories.

GCC overruns Old Fort 5-2

Indoor hockey action

Spartans, Old Fort, Hikers and GCC emerged winners in the Bryden and Fernandes-sponsored Indoor Hockey Tournament which started yesterday at the National Gymnasium.

Webb now a FIFA ExCo member

Jeffrey Webb ... latest FIFA ExCo member.

BUDAPEST, Hungary,  CMC – Newly elected CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been appointed to powerful executive committee of football’s world governing body, FIFA.

Nadal clouds Djokovic’s bid to match Laver

Novak Djokovic

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will arrive at Roland Garros seven wins away from becoming the first man for 43 years to hold all four grand slam titles concurrently – the only trouble is one of his victims will probably have to be claycourt king Rafa Nadal.

Providence Stadium being prepared for Golden Jaguars home games

Executives of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Local Organizing Committee (LOC) which is responsible for the upcoming home games for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers for the Golden Jaguars gave the media an update yesterday about its recent activities in the boardroom of the Providence National Stadium.

Luxembourg ‘not amused’ over Haye-Chisora licence

BRUSSELS, (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s sports minister has stripped the country’s boxing federation of government subsidies after it chose to sanction July’s proposed heavyweight contest between unlicensed British fighters David Haye and Dereck Chisora in London.