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Guyanese Jacobs slams 77 but side still loses

Stephen Jacobs

Queen’s Park Cricket Club opener Runako Morton slammed an aggressive 126 to lead his team into the final of the Premier Division Sunday League 50-over competition following their easy nine-wicket win over T&TEC Sports in the semi-final of the tournament at Inshan Ali Park, Preysal.Morton struck off a wonderful 77 made by Guyanese Steven Jacobs for T&TEC.

Wiltshire sets up key clash with Khalil

Ashley Khalil

Garfield Wiltshire, a former three-time Southern Caribbean squash champion was down to play former Under-19 Caribbean girls’ singles champion Ashley Khalil last night at the Georgetown Club in the Guyana Squash Association annual Bounty Farm Limited Handicap squash tournament.

Shabazz says ‘Golden Jaguars’ in new territory

- but looks forward to more testing games

Jamaal Shabazz

Coach of Guyana’s national football team, better known as the ‘Golden Jaguars’, Jamaal Shabazz, is  optimistic regarding the efforts of his troops after the team lost their first competitive international for 2012, 2-0, at the hands of Central American side Guatemala at the Providence Stadium  on Wednesday evening.

National ruggers test fitness ahead of World Series

Players from the national men’s Sevens rugby team going through their paces during a practice session yesterday at the Providence National Stadium.    (Orlando Charles photo)

By Emmerson Campbell The national men’s Sevens rugby team, fresh off being declared joint Bowl winners at the recently concluded Las Vegas Invitational Sevens tournament, held their first beep test (multi-stage aerobic fitness test) yesterday to gauge the fitness of their players who  will be representing Guyana at the HSBC Sevens World Series in Hong Kong from March 23 to 25.

Coach Crandon praises batters, Permaul

Veerasammy Permaul in action with the ball during the 4th round match vs Jamaica in Antigua. Coach Crandon was pleased with his efforts as captain.

Amid the cricket imbroglio here, the Guyana team is currently in fourth place on 24 points in the seven-team league of  the 2011/12 regional first-class season and coach Esaun Crandon is full of praise for the leading batsmen and hoping that his side can improve.

Djokovic to face Murray in Dubai semis

Novak Djokovic

DUBAI, (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic beat fellow-Serb Janko Tipsarevic 6-1 7-6 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships yesterday to set up a meeting with Andy Murray in the last four.

Intense ambush marketing likely at London Games

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Companies will try to piggyback this year’s London Olympics to win themselves free advertising, despite some of the strictest rules ever, by upstaging rivals paying millions of pounds to be official sponsors, a survey said yesterday.