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Piquet says he telling the truth on race-fixing claims

MONZA, Italy, (Reuters) - Brazilian Nelson Piquet  said he was telling the truth and would not be bullied after his  former Renault Formula One team accused him and his father of  attempted blackmail in a race-fixing controversy .

Rain washes out U.S. Open play, tournament to end Monday

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Unrelenting rain washed out  play at the U .

Prior, Onions and Swann given England central contracts

LONDON, (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper Matt Prior, fast  bowler Graham Onions and spinner Graeme Swann are among 11  players to have been awarded 12-month central contracts, the  England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Nehra bowls India into Tri-series finals

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - India left-armers Ashish Nehra  and Yuvraj Singh shared six wickets yesterday to take their team  to a six wicket win over New Zealand and a place in the  Tri-series final against hosts Sri Lanka .

Fatigued Bolt cancels entire Asia trip

BEIJING, (Reuters) -  World and Olympic sprint  champion Usain Bolt has cancelled his trip to Asia for races in  China and South Korea later this month because of fatigue, the  Jamaican said on his website yesterday .

ICC open to split innings in one-day cricket

CHENNAI, India, (Reuters) - The International  Cricket Council (ICC) is open to the concept of split innings in  one-day cricket to help spice up the format in the face of  Twenty20’s increasing popularity .

DeSinco Trading on board with ‘Caribbean Fury’

DeSinco Trading limited yesterday announced its affiliation with the September 26 World Championship boxing card set for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall dubbed the ‘Caribbean Fury’, when they handed over $50,000 to the promoters and the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) .

England look to Rashid for leg spin and runs

LONDON, (Reuters) - Adil Rashid bowls leg-spin for a  county with an ingrained suspicion of the unorthodox in a  country where conditions seldom encourage wrist-spinners .

GBTI Medal Play Golf Tourney on today

With the Guyana Open just two months away, the Lusignan Golf Club will host its Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Medal Play Golf tournament today to help fine-tune the local golfers’ preparations .

Rogers finally gets an opponent

Rogers finally gets an opponent

It seems as though Guyana’s heavyweight champion Mitchell Rogers has finally found an opponent who is not worried about his hard hitting ability and more so his size .

Everest/GNIC clash in Cellink Plus Cup final

Everest/GNIC clash in Cellink Plus Cup final

Everest and the Guyana National Industrial Corpora-tion cricket teams will clash from today in the final of the Cellink Plus Cup first division three day cricket competition at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground .

Hunte raises concerns over player indiscipline, accountability

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Regional cricket chief Julian Hunte said Tuesday indiscipline and player accountability were two of the “severe” challenges facing West Indies cricket .

Chilling with Sachin

`There is no way Test cricket is dying .

WICB to roll out Stakeholders’ Council in November

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board has identified November as a possible date for the realization of the Cricket Stakeholders’ Council, a body which will function in an advisory capacity to the region’s governing body for the sport .

Arthurton wants Caribbean man for Windies top spot

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Former West Indies batsman Keith Arthurton does not believe the region’s top coaching post should be given to another non-West Indian .

Cellink Plus 2009 Premier League

Cellink Plus 2009 Premier League

Parks and Primo steal spotlight Peter Parks and Manessah Primo played vital roles for the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and Fruta Conquerors as they led their teams to victory in the latest double header of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Cellink Plus Premier League on Wednesday at the Tucville playfield .

Hardball stars take on softball champs

Hardball stars take on softball champs

-DCC throws down gauntlet to Floodlights XI They have made their names in the traditional form of the game but tonight fans will be able to see whether they can transform their success at hardball cricket to the softer version .

McGill Superstars continue to dominate

McGill Superstars continue to dominate

McGill Superstars continue to star in the West Demerara zone of the Hand-in-Hand limited overs knockout competition .

Chanderpaul scores 50th first class century as Durham thrive

LONDON, England, CMC – Shivnarine Chanderpaul slammed his second century in three matches for Durham and the 50th hundred of his first class career, as he continued to revel in heavy run-scoring form away from West Indies duty .

Scotia Bank puts dollars into development of Tape Ball

Scotia Bank as a corporate entity showed support to the Guyana Tape Ball League when they handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the organizers of the inaugural ‘The Companies’ 10/10 cricket tournament which will be played this weekend at the GNS and NIS grounds .