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Onions replaces Flintoff in Champions Trophy squad

LONDON, (Reuters) - Graham Onions has been called up  to replace Andrew Flintoff in England’s Champions Trophy squad  and added to the squad for the current one-day series against  Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board said yesterday .

Alfred keeping a close eye on the WIBA world title

`Corinne’s job as an American Gladiator doesn’t mean that she could beat me’ By Rawle Toney“I’ve been waiting for a world title fight a long time now and I would not let it slip me by,” says Shondell ‘Mystery Lady’ Alfred as she prepares to fight Corinne ‘Sexy Panther’ de Groot for the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) bantamweight title on September 26 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Old Fort continues winning ways

Old Fort continued their unbeaten run in the Farfan and Mendes second division men’s  hockey league when they scored a hard-fought 3-2 win over Carib Degenerates yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda .

Nagamootoo’s  hat-trick fails to  save President’s XI

Nagamootoo’s hat-trick fails to save President’s XI

The President’s XI stepped into the line of fire and was mercilessly annihilated by the CARICOM All Stars who swept the two-match President’s Premier League Twenty20 Series at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on Saturday night with a 20-run win .

Comeback mum Clijsters stuns Venus

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Former champion Kim Clijsters  stunned third seed Venus Williams 6-0 0-6 6-4 in a dramatic  fourth-round clash at the U .

Courts Pee Wee Under-11 Competition..Santos dethrones  Fruta Conquerors

Courts Pee Wee Under-11 Competition..Santos dethrones Fruta Conquerors

The Banks DIH Thirst Park ground was the venue where the Santos Football Club dethroned defending champions Fruta Conquerors in this year’s Courts Pee Wee Under-11 competition which was organized by the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) .

Williams leads  Royals to LABA  U-23 Championship

Williams leads Royals to LABA U-23 Championship

Chris Williams was in ripping form Saturday evening pouring in a game-high 30 points as he led the Victory Valley Royals to a 77-65 points win over the Glands Trucking Service (GTS) Bulls in the final of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) Under-23 basketball tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard-court .

Drunk grandmaster checkmated after dozing off in India

CHENNAI, India, (Reuters) - A leading French chess  player turned up drunk and dozed off after just 11 moves in an  international tournament in Kolkata, losing the round on  technical grounds, domestic media reported on Friday .

Caribbean boxers exit world championship

MILAN, Italy, CMC – History-making Bahamian boxer Valentine Knowles was ousted in the second-round of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) World Championships Saturday but declared himself satisfied with his effort here .

Coach Springer wants right attitude from new look Windies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Assistant West Indies coach Henderson Springer says he is looking for the right attitude from his inexperienced charges on their upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tour .

Flintoff suffers minor deep vein thrombosis

LONDON, (Reuters) - England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has sustained a minor deep vein thrombosis in his right calf after undergoing knee surgery, the England and Wales Cricket Board said yesterday .

IGG basketball team  slashed to 15

IGG basketball team slashed to 15

Coach of Guyana’s male basketball team for this year’s Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) Robert ‘Bobby’ Cadogan, yesterday said that he had slashed the training squad down to 15 players and named `Wonder Boy’ Akeem ‘The Dream’ Kanhai as captain .

Australia expose lack of power in England batting

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Australia exploited England’s  lack of power hitters at Lord’s  yesterday to beat the hosts for  the second time in three days and take a 2-0 lead in the  seven-match one-day series .

Ghana qualify for World Cup after beating Sudan

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Ghana qualified for next  year’s World Cup after beating Sudan 2-0 in Accra yesterday to  take an unassailable lead in their group .

Multi million dollar league in pipeline for region

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Wealthy investors are planning to mount a lucrative professional league in the Caribbean, which could see US$200 million invested over a five-year period .

Champions Trophy…..How far will the West Indies reach?

One can’t help but feel sorry for the present state of West Indies cricket .

Reifer promises Windies will play hard

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies’ embattled Champions Trophy squad left here Saturday for South Africa with a promise from captain Floyd Reifer that the team will “play hard” for the people of the Caribbean in cricket’s mini World Cup .

CARICOM All Stars easily defeat President’s XI by five wickets

CARICOM All Stars easily defeat President’s XI by five wickets

By Marlon Munroe The President’s XI must have rued their chance when they won the toss and batted on a pitch laced with grass, cracks and provided uneven bounce as they were bowled out for 98 by the CARICOM All Stars in the President’s Premier League Twenty20 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .

Federer, Djokovic survive, Oudin stuns Sharapova

NEW YORK, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Gasps briefly reverberated  around Flushing Meadows on Saturday as Roger Federer lost his  first set at this year’s U .

Sport today is all business

Sport has been revolutionized over the years to the extent that it is no longer “sport” but more “big business .