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Platini rules out running for FIFA presidency

MONACO, (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football yesterday, saying he “could not convince himself” that opposing incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency was the right thing to do .

Serena, Djokovic sail through U.S. Open winds

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents yesterday and land comfortably in the third round of the U .

Bangladesh still winless after rain wrecks T20

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Only 28 deliveries were possible as rain wrecked the one-off Twenty20 International between West Indies and Bangladesh here Wednesday night .

Australia, NZ set to deliver great World Cup, says ICC CEO

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, CMC – International Cricket Council chief executive, David Richardson, believes Australia and New Zealand are on track to deliver a first class Cricket World Cup next year .

Murray advances past Bachinger in straight sets

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets yesterday to reach the third round of the U .

Tributes flow for George Linton

(Barbados Nation) Even in death, George Linton couldn’t be separated from his one and true love – cricket .

England fined for slow over rate in India one-day defeat

LONDON, (Reuters) - England captain Alastair Cook’s misery over his side’s one-day humbling at the hands of India was compounded yesterday when he was fined 20 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate .

Barnwell’s XI in nail-biting win over Griffith’s XI

Barnwell’s XI in nail-biting win over Griffith’s XI

A sterling performance from the Chris Barnwell-led XI set up a nail-biting three-run win over Trevon Griffith’s XI in the second Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) 50-over trials played at the Everest Ground yesterday .

Golden Jaguars draw with Den Amstel Porknockers

Golden Jaguars draw with Den Amstel Porknockers

The Golden Jaguars provisional senior squad was held to a disappointing 3-3 draw in their second practice matchup by West Demerara unit Den Amstel Porknockers on Tuesday at the Tucville Community ground .

Cricket for Unity team receive  outfits from Colours Boutique

Cricket for Unity team receive outfits from Colours Boutique

 Organisers of the “Cricket for Unity” celebrity match set to be contested on September 6 under lights at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, yesterday handed over outfits to the two respective teams, the Roraima Strikers and the Kaieteur Thunders .

Lawn tennis club off to Suriname

Guyana’s Non Pariel Tennis Team will tackle Suriname’s De Dolfijin Club in Suriname over the weekend .

Alpha United seeks first win in return match against Olimpia

Alpha United seeks first win in return match against Olimpia

With a win needed to mathematically keep their hopes alive of qualifying, Alpha United will desperately attempt to fashion their first win of the tournament when they visit Honduran side Olimpia in the CONCACAF Champions League today .

‘Moore’ fights for Battle of Contender card

Match maker of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Eon Jardine yesterday announced the addition of a professional bout to the ‘Battle of Contenders’ card on September 13 .

‘Focus needs to be on the players not administration’

‘Focus needs to be on the players not administration’

-says Walter Moore

Golden Jaguars International Walter `Boyd’ Moore said the focus of the local football fraternity should be on the players and not the administration because without the players, there is no football to govern .

National Intermediate boxing c/ships set for this weekend

National Intermediate boxing c/ships set for this weekend

[caption id="attachment_275009" align="alignleft" width="184"] Steve Ninvalle[/caption]The Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) season will continue this weekend when the fistic sport returns to the East Ruimveldt Community Centre (California Square) for the staging of the National Intermediate Championships .

Invaders Masters pip Aurora Knight Riders

Invaders Masters defeated Aurora Knight Riders by one run in their thrilling rain-affected final of the South Essequibo 40-overs-a-side competition on Sunday at the New Opportunity Corp ground .

GCB doles out $500,000 for  cricket development in Linden

GCB doles out $500,000 for cricket development in Linden

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) on Sunday last took its developmental programme to the mining town of Linden when it met with representatives of the East Bank Demerara Cricket Association and Linden at the Bayroc ground last Sunday .

Hewitt pushed to U.S. Open exit, but no retirement talk

NEW YORK, Reuters) - Thirteen years after winning the U .

No revenge driving assures Hamilton

LONDON, CMC – Lewis Hamilton has ruled out hitting back at Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in upcoming races, as they continue their heated battle for the Formula One drivers title .

Brazilian named BFA technical director

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados have appointed Brazilian Marcos Falopa as their new Technical Director, on a six-month contract .

T&T edge Jamaica to take inaugural title

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago edged arch-rivals Jamaica 1-0 in the final of the Caribbean Football Union Women’s Caribbean Cup, to claim the inaugural title here Tuesday .

China’s Peng upsets fourth seed Radwanska

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Chinese doubles specialist Peng Shuai supplied a shocking start to the second round of the U .

De Villiers, Du Plessis double act seals S.Africa win

HARARE, (Reuters) - AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis struck sublime centuries as South Africa chased down a massive score to beat Australia by seven wickets in the second one-day international of the triangular series yesterday .

Raina lashes down as India thrash sorry England

LONDON, (Reuters) - Suresh Raina helped India claim first blood in the one-day international series against England, hitting an impressive century in the tourists’ rain-affected 133-run victory in Cardiff .

GRFU Road to Mexico  commences with  fitness training

GRFU Road to Mexico commences with fitness training

[caption id="attachment_302425" align="alignleft" width="333"] ON THE ROAD TO MEXICO! The national rugby sevens squad under the watchful eyes of Barrington Browne doing fitness drills at the National Park yesterday .

Barnwell’s XI romps to  big win over Johnson’s XI

Barnwell’s XI romps to big win over Johnson’s XI

—first DCB trial match; Dhanpaul bags 5-13

Off-spinner Yatesh Dhanpaul’s five-wicket haul steered the Chris Barnwell led XI to a 128-run thumping of Leon Johnson’s XI in the first of two Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) 50-overs-a-side trial match played yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground .

Usain Bolt to face Yuvraj Singh in cricket contest

NEW DELHI, India, CMC- Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first trip to India next week to play cricket against India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, organisers said yesterdayThe cricket face-off — titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi - Battle of the Legends’ — is being organised by sportswear giants Puma and will take place at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on September 2 .

FAPC outstanding at Pan American Martial Arts C/ships

FAPC outstanding at Pan American Martial Arts C/ships

Recruits from the Felix Austin Police College were outstanding Saturday at the Pan American Martial Arts Championships held at the National Gymnasium winning nine medals in their debut appearance .

Squash in Guyana is  getting better

Squash in Guyana is getting better

—says National coach Carl Ince of Guyana’s male, female teams triumph at Caribbean championships

National squash Coach Carl Ince said despite failing to win the overall team championship, he was extremely pleased with Guyana capturing both the male and female team titles at the recent 22nd Senior Caribbean Squash Championships in Barbados .

 Bravo, Roach and Rampaul on the move in ODI rankings

The West Indies’ 3-0 series win against Bangladesh has seen its players march up the Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings .

T and T secure top spot in CFU Under 17

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My version is different, says Rosberg

LONDON, (Reuters) - Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton’s version of events after the Mercedes team mates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday .

Bermuda’s hopes of consolation win dashed by rain

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC - Bermuda’s slender hopes of a consolation victory over Canada in the final match of the triangular ICC Americas Under-17 Match Play Tournament at the National Sports Centre were dashed when rain forced the umpires to abandon the game without a ball being bowled .

Tiger ends four-year alliance with coach Foley

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has split up with swing coach Sean Foley after a four-year partnership, the 14-times golf major winner said on Monday .

Mathews, Perera star as Sri Lanka square series

(Reuters) - A responsible half-century from captain Angelo Mathews and some big hitting by Thisara Perera set up a comprehensive 77-run win for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in the second ODI yesterday and helped the hosts level the series at 1-1 .

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Former champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the U .



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