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Ibra unhappy at coming second on list of Swedish greats

STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) - Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dismissed his second-place finish on a list of Sweden’s all-time sporting greats behind tennis master Bjorn Borg .

Rose leads Bulls past Raptors

Rose leads Bulls past Raptors

(The Sports Xchange) — Chicago chased the Toronto Raptors for most of the game before Chicago put up a franchise-best 49 points in the fourth quarter to secure a 129-120 points victory .

GDF edge Pele FC 2-1 to stay unbeaten

GDF edge Pele FC 2-1 to stay unbeaten

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) maintained their unbeaten run in the Georgetown Football Association Banks Beer Cup, edging Pele FC 2-1 in a top of the table group-D affair on Monday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground .

Botofago, Eagles advance in UDFA/Banks GT Beer Supa 16 football tourney

Botofago, Eagles advance in UDFA/Banks GT Beer Supa 16 football tourney

Botofago secured their berth to the quarterfinal section of the GT Beer sponsored Upper Demerara Football Association knockout tourney, squeaking past Peacemakers FC 4-3 on Monday at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .

Haddin backs ‘outstanding’ call to make Smith captain

Haddin backs ‘outstanding’ call to make Smith captain

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Brad Haddin has backed the elevation of Steve Smith to the Australian test captaincy in place of the injured Michael Clarke for the remainder of the India series, despite being overlooked for the caretaker role himself .

Clarke recovery as expected, still has World Cup hopes

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australia batsman Michael Clarke has said his recovery from surgery on his torn hamstring was progressing as expected and he still hoped to lead his country at next year’s World Cup .

Watson forced to leave Australia training by bouncer blow

Watson forced to leave Australia training by bouncer blow

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was forced to cut short his training session in the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets after being hit on the helmet by a bouncer yesterday, three days before the start of the third test against India .

Tahir in as Peterson becomes latest injury casualty

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Left-arm slow bowler Robin Peterson has become the latest player ruled out of the ongoing test series between South Africa and West Indies after he was injured in practice yesterday .

Zimbabwe all-rounder Waller banned from bowling

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Zimbabwe all-rounder Malcolm Waller has been suspended from bowling just seven weeks out from the World Cup, the International Cricket Council said yesterday .

WICB president Cameron pays visit to Floodlight CC

WICB president Cameron pays visit to Floodlight CC

President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dave Cameron, who was in Guyana last Thursday to deliver the feature address at the Guyana Cricket Board’s annual awards ceremony held at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Bourda, also took time out to visit the top softball cricket club in Guyana Floodlight CC .

WICB broke promise, claims players attorney

WICB broke promise, claims players attorney

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Attorney Ralph Thorne has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of breaking its promise to issue a statement making it clear that the players involved in the controversial abandoned India tour, would not have been victimised .

Bravo has paid price for role in strike, says former Test player

Bravo has paid price for role in strike, says former Test player

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – An ex-West Indies player has labelled Dwayne Bravo’s axing as West Indies one-day captain as “suspicious” and believes the all-rounder has paid the price for his role in the controversial abandoned tour of India last October .

Windies touch down for crucial Test

Windies touch down for crucial Test

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, CMC – Embattled West Indies touched down here yesterday afternoon, to start preparations for the crucial second Test against South Africa starting Boxing Day .

Santos booted from GFA Banks Beer Cup by Riddim Squad

Georgetown Football Association Banks Beer Cup 2013 runners-up Santos FC failed to qualify for the knockout round of the current event, losing to Riddim Squad 3-1 in their final group matchup on Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground .

Determinators down Rosignol United to reach quarter-finals

First half goals from Kurt Roberts and Quincy Holder propelled Mahaica Determinators to the quarterfinal round of the Stag Beer sponsored EDFA/ECFA/BFA knockout football tourney, downing Berbice unit Rosignol United 2-0 on Sunday .

Ramdhani siblings dominate Woodpecker Christmas badminton tournament

Ramdhani siblings dominate Woodpecker Christmas badminton tournament

-Priyanna makes clean sweep of all categories; Narayan bags two

The Ramdhani siblings Priyanna and Narayan completely dominated the annual Woodpecker Products annual Christmas singles badminton tournament which ended Saturday at the Queen’s College Badminton Courts .

Grant, Simmons outstanding at T/dad swim meet

Grant, Simmons outstanding at T/dad swim meet

— combined club team bags nine medals

National swimmers Amy Grant and Soroya Simmons were outstanding when a combined Guyana club team comprising 15 swimmers from three clubs participated at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Club Invitational Swim Meet held December 11 – 14 at the Marlins Swim Pool, St .

Foo spurs Universal DVD B/ce Titans to successful title defence

Foo spurs Universal DVD B/ce Titans to successful title defence

It seems as if Jonathan Foo has not yet lost his ability to play T20 cricket .

Pollard fails but Adelaide sneak narrow win

Pollard fails but Adelaide sneak narrow win

PERTH, Australia, CMC – West Indies Twenty20 star Kieron Pollard failed but his Adelaide Strikers did just enough to sneak to a one-wicket win over Perth Scorchers with two balls to spare in the Big Bash League here yesterday .

Malinga to return from injury during New Zealand ODIs

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu .

GT&T should employ more people at their business offices

Dear Editor,There is always a huge crowd waiting to pay bills and query accounts at the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) office at New Amsterdam (and I’m sure other locations) .

Chelsea go three clear after easing to win at Stoke

LONDON, (Reuters) - John Terry’s early header and Cesc Fabregas’s second-half strike restored Chelsea’s three-point Premier League lead heading into a busy Christmas programme after a 2-0 win at Stoke City yesterday .

Injured Jadeja replaced by Patel in India test squad

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining two tests in Australia with a shoulder injury and will be replaced by uncapped left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday .

India seeking to avoid seventh straight test loss on Australian soil

India seeking to avoid seventh straight test loss on Australian soil

Boxing Day test…

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight test loss on Australian soil this week .

Cavs hand Grizlies worst loss of season

(The Sports Xchange) — Guards Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry each scored 22 points as Toronto defeated the New York Knicks 118-108 .

Long shot Curfew Tower gives  Elcock Stable biggest win on local soil

Long shot Curfew Tower gives Elcock Stable biggest win on local soil

Curfew Tower’s gate-to-pole victory in the feature D and Lower seven and a half furlong event in yesterday’s  Guyana Cup Rematch gave the Colin Elcock trained colt his first career stakes win on local soil in two tries and has his connections thinking about bigger things for the newly imported thoroughbred .

Questions surround selection  of World Cup, S/Africa ODI squads

Questions surround selection of World Cup, S/Africa ODI squads

More questions than answers surround the sacking of Dwayne Bravo as captain and the non-selection of Keiron Pollard and Darren Sammy from the West Indies’ One Day International (ODI) team for next month’s five ODIs in South Africa .

Sri Lankan superstars poised for CPL draft

Sri Lankan superstars poised for CPL draft

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Sri Lankan superstars Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga and Tillakaratne Dilshan have been confirmed for the Caribbean Premier League draft, set for early next year .

Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand .

Sammy cameo helps fire Hobart to big win

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy produced a stunning late order cameo to help propel Hobart Hurricanes to a strong 52-run victory over Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League here Saturday .

Trio victimized by WICB- lawyer

Trio victimized by WICB- lawyer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A prominent lawyer retained by some West Indies players during the recent strike impasse, has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of victimisation in the axing of the experienced trio of Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard from the one-day squad to face South Africa .

Don’t write Windies off just yet warns Ramdin

Don’t write Windies off just yet warns Ramdin

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Captain Denesh Ramdin has warned detractors not to write West Indies off just yet .

Hickerson, Britton win senior, junior TT tournaments

Hickerson, Britton win senior, junior TT tournaments

Former national junior table tennis player Orin `Vege’ Hickerson proved he still has what it takes to be a top player in this country when he defeated rising star and national men’s player Shemar Britton 4-3 to win the senior category of the clash of the champions tournament held yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Uitvlugt forfeits match over lighting disagreement

Uitvlugt forfeits match over lighting disagreement

Uitvlugt Football Club was Saturday night eliminated from the Vitamalt/Aqua Mist-sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) knockout tourney, forfeiting their match against Den Amstel after refusing to take the field in the second half because of the lighting at the Den Amstel Ground .

Ravens surge to third Phillip George Memorial first-division club c/ship

Ravens surge to third Phillip George Memorial first-division club c/ship

Dynas Ravens secured their third consecutive Phillip George Memorial first division championship defeating Republic Bank Nets by a 72-60 score line on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Conquerors conquered!

— sent packing from GFA Banks Beer Cup by Western Tigers

Tucville giants Fruta Conquerors were eliminated from the Georgetown Football Association Banks Beer Cup, going down to Western Tigers 1-0 in their final group matchup on Saturday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground .

Trio victimized by WICB, claims lawyer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A prominent lawyer retained by some West Indies players during the recent strike impasse, has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of victimisation in the axing of the experienced trio of Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard from the one-day squad to face South Africa .



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