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League fines Nets coach Johnson $25,000 for improper conduct

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson has been fined $25,000  for improper conduct towards an official during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA  said yesterday .

Top quartet struggle as Brier shines in Qatar

DOHA, (Reuters) - World number one Lee Westwood and  sixth-ranked Paul Casey missed the cut while number two Martin  Kaymer and seventh-ranked Steve Stricker scraped through by the  skin of their teeth at the Qatar Masters yesterday .

Christophe to conduct Level  One coaching course

Christophe to conduct Level One coaching course

Former national men’s singles champion Sydney Christophe who recently received the ITTF/IPC Level One Coaching Certification will be in Guyana later this month to conduct a course for local table tennis coaches .

Berbice board PRO: Cricket administrators must stop infighting

Public Relations Officer of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sport Club, Hilbert Foster is appealing to cricket administrators in Guyana to stop the current infighting, which he describes as “profound madness” .

McDyess buzzer-beater gives Spurs win over Lakers

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Antonio McDyess beat the  buzzer by tipping in Tim Duncan’s missed shot to lift the San  Antonio Spurs to an 89-88 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on  Thursday .

James scores season-high 51 points in Heat victory

ORLANDO, Florida, Reuters) - LeBron James scored  an NBA season-high 51 points on Thursday as the Miami Heat  topped the Orlando Magic 104-100 and closed in on the Boston  Celtics for first place in the Eastern Conference .

Ten goal-line technology systems to be tested

BERNE, (Reuters) - Soccer’s rule-makers will consider  the results from tests on 10 different goal-line technology  systems when they meet for their annual meeting in Cardiff next  month .

Pakistan trio charged  with taking bribes

Pakistan trio charged with taking bribes

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s former test captain  Salman Butt and his two opening bowlers Mohammad Asif and  Mohammad Amir were charged with taking bribes by British  prosecutors yesterday .

Power hitting key to World Cup says Hayden

Power hitting key to World Cup says Hayden

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - Power hitting in the opening 15  overs before the pitches start to deteriorate will hold the key  to success in this month’s World Cup, according to former  Australia opener Matthew Hayden .

Afridi confirmed as Pakistan captain

Afridi confirmed as Pakistan captain

KARACHI, (Reuters) - All-rounder Shahid Afridi was  confirmed as Pakistan’s World Cup captain yesterday following  his team’s one-day series victory in New Zealand .

Spin bowling all-rounders will give India edge: Dravid

Spin bowling all-rounders will give India edge: Dravid

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - India’s spin bowling all-rounders  will be a big advantage in the Feb .

FIFA rejects appeals by Temarii, Adamu

BERNE, (Reuters) - FIFA has rejected appeals from  Reynald Temarii and Amos Adamu, the suspended executive  committee members who were at the heart of a corruption scandal  which marred the contest to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups .

Somebody’s ‘O’ at stake in main event of Pro-Am card

Somebody’s ‘O’ at stake in main event of Pro-Am card

Somebody’s ‘O’ will go after the main event of the second Pro-Am card on February 25 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Cyclists to be tested at re-laid circuit today

Cyclists will get a chance to put their racing skills to the test on the newly-resurfaced National Park Circuit today when the 18th Annual Ricks and Sari Agro Industries Limited Youth Programme pedals off from 9am .

GRFU announces IRB Sevens team

GRFU announces IRB Sevens team

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) yesterday named their 12-man team that will be representing Guyana at the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series on February 12 and 13 in Las Vegas, United States .