Brazil World Cup legislation moves closer to passage

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday moved a step closer to passing a long-delayed measure key to preparations for the 2014 soccer World Cup, breaking a gridlock in Congress that threatened to delay President Dilma Rousseff’s legislative agenda this year.

Nadal fends off Tsonga, ailing Murray advances

KEY BISCAYNE, Florida,  (Reuters) – World number two Rafa Nadal was pushed all the way by France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before finally emerging with a 6-2 5-7 6-4 victory to earn a place in the semi-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.

Bravo dropped!

—replaced by Danza Hyatt

Darren Bravo

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Out-of-form batsman Darren Bravo has been released from the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the second and final game against Australia tomorrow.

T/dad boosted by return of quartet

Denesh Ramdin

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago will be boosted for their Regional Four-Day semi-final clash with Barbados this weekend, with four international players returning to the 13-man squad announced earlier this week.

Powerlifters seeking to regain team title in USVI

Members of the local power lifting team pose for a photo at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport shortly before winging out to St Thomas, USVI to compete at the sixth annual NAPF Caribbean Powerlifting Championships. Front row from left are  Dawn Barker, Randolph Morgan, Vijay Rahim, Winston Stoby, brothers Gumendra and Suraj Sewdass and Kimberly Mars-Loncke. At the back row from left are  Denroy Livan, Paul Adams,Colin Chesney,Germaine Snagg, Karel Mars, Anis Ade-Thomas and Gordon Spencer.

By Emmerson Campbell A 12-member team of male and female powerlifters left Guyana yesterday morning for St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) to regain the team title at the sixth annual North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Caribbean Powerlifting Championships.

Local ruggers “did extraordinarily well” against World’s best teams

- Kit Nascimento

National Sevens Rugby Captain Ryan Gonsalves making a point during the GRFU media briefing yesterday as (from left) player/coach Theodore Henry, GRFU president Kit Nascimento and GRFU Chairman of Selectors Mike McCormack look on. (Orlando Charles photo)         

By Emmerson Campbell “I thought Guyana did extraordinarily well given that it was their first time in the Hong Kong Sevens World Series; this was the first time they competed with the top 24 teams in the world.” This is the assessment made by president of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Kit Nascimento yesterday at the Guyana

Brandon Beresford ready to bridge the gap

Brandon Beresford

It’s just 72 days before Guyana’s Golden Jaguars kick of their opening third round match of 2014 World Cup Qualifiers against CONCACAF powerhouses Mexico at the world famous Estadio Azteca (venue of the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals).

Mark Vieira looking to reclaim lap record

Mark Vieira working out in an effort to be physically ready fo Sunday’s Race of Champions Meet at South Dakota circuit. (Iva Wharton photo)

By Iva Wharton Mark Vieira like to make history at South Dakota. Last July, at the National Race of Champions, Vieira, aboard his then Mazda RX8 lapped the entire field in an historic showing in the final Group Four race.

Work Force takes feature event

Work Force of the Desmond Vibert Stable won the feature event on Sunday at the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) in collaboration with the Ituni and Phoenix Lodges annual one day horse race meet.

Five teams register victories

BCB/Hand-in -Hand 40- Over Tournament starts

Heeralall Bridgelall

The Berbice Cricket Board/Hand-in-Hand limited overs cricket competition in West Berbice got off to an exciting start with five matches  played across grounds in Region Five.