Sports

Three unrated players could receive FIDE rating

Pierre Boucher

Three unrated local players could soon be rated by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) based on a report on their recent performances at the Caribbean Container Incorporated tournament which ended recently at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club, Hadfield Street.

Morton stars with hundred for QPCC

Runako Morton

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Runako Morton continued to put his legal troubles behind him, scoring his second straight hundred for Queen’s Park Cricket Club in the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board Premier Division championship on Saturday.

GCC takes upper hand over GDF in second division final

Mark Robe pulls during his unbeaten innings yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground. (Orlando Charles photo)

Two reflex catches in the space of three balls from Georgetown Cricket Club’s (GCC) Alex Romalho underlined the allround performance of the club over the Guyana Defence Force in the final of the Noble House Seafoods second division tournament at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground yesterday.

Leadership crisis

Clyde Butts

The West Indies selectors, with the support of head coach Otis Gibson and board chief executive Ernest Hilaire, have made a couple of bold decisions these past six months.

Playing football can have major impact on society

— Dr Frank Anthony

40 Plus Club! Recipients of awards at Friday evening’s Pele Football Club 40th anniversary awards ceremony pose for a photo opportunity with Minister of Sport, Dr Frank Anthony and Guyana Football Federation president, Colin Klass. (Orlando Charles photo)

By Treiston JosephThe week-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Pele Football Club ended Friday night at the Umana Yana with a grand Awards Ceremony, Dinner and Dance hosted by the Pele Alumni consisting of past Pele greats.

Johnson feels three times will be a charm

Christopher Barnwell

Skipper of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) team to contest the annual Indian Arrival Cup T20 Cricket Championship Leon Johnson is confident of success despite having lost to the East Berbice Universal DVD Club Titans twice before.

Sammy feeling no pressure

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Darren Sammy has debunked suggestions that the job of West Indies captain has become like the proverbial albatross around his neck.

Barbados out, Guyana’s men in regional championships

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbadian officials said they will miss the Caribbean Championships for the first time this year. Derrick Garrett, president of the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association, said they were finding it difficult to raise US $45,000 to send both national teams to the Championships to be staged in the Bahamas from July 25 to August 5.

Lakers squash Hornets to march on

ALL OVER! Kobe Bryant, who scored a game-high 24 points, gives Chris Paul a hug after his Lakers eliminated the feisty Hornets on Thursday night in Game 6.

NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol  exploded for 23 of Los Angeles’ 29 points in the third quarter  to propel the two-time defending NBA champions to a 98-80  victory over Western Conference rivals the New Orleans Hornets  on Thursday, sending them into the next round of the playoffs.