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Reifer looking to make a statement!

Reifer looking to make a statement!

—— wants to help Guyana win and impress WI selectors

Barbadian Raymon Reifer, the lone overseas player contracted by the Cricket Guyana Incorporated (CGI) franchise said yesterday that he was thankful for the opportunity of building a new career with the local team and is optimistic about himself and his team’s success in the forthcoming season .

GCA cricket fixtures for today and tomorrow

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has released its fixtures for this weekend?s Hadi?s World Incorporated first division two-day and Banks Malta Supreme competitions .

Pepsi Hornet look to stay atop points table

The Pepsi Hornets rugby club will aim to stay atop the points table when the second round of the Golden Brook/Windjammer/Rawle Toney Sevens League continues today at the National Park .

‘Top Gun’ shoots  his way to gold

‘Top Gun’ shoots his way to gold

Veteran marksman, Harold “Topgun” Hopkinson captured a gold medal for Guyana at the just concluded International Practical Shooting Federation Level 11 competition held last Sunday at the MTC Shooting Range in Suriname .

Trophy Stall donates champion jockey’s trophy for PPP/C President’s Cup meet

Trophy Stall donates champion jockey’s trophy for PPP/C President’s Cup meet

[caption id="attachment_307554" align="alignleft" width="375"] Quacy Henry (left) receives the champion jockey’s trophy from Christopher Ramlagan .

D’Edward crowned West B/ce limited overs champs

D’Edward crowned West B/ce limited overs champs

D’Edward Sports Club of West Bank Berbice were on Monday crowned the 2014 Hand-in-Hand Insurance second division limited overs cricket champions of West Berbice after they defeated Hopetown United by seven wickets in the final at the Cotton Tree Die Hard ground .

When adversity turned to  advantage

When adversity turned to advantage

By Cosmo HamiltonWith a focused, feisty, furious skipper Dwayne Bravo literally leading from the front, a typically unpredictable West Indies team turned a dire situation into a hearty triumph as they fashioned one of their more convincing limited over victories in recent times, winning by 124 runs against a likely over-confident world champion India team in the town of Kochi, nestled just beyond the verdant hills of Kerala in beautiful south India on Wednesday .

Windies pay dispute no threat to series says BCCI

NEW DELHI, India CMC- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says there is “no threat” to India’s ongoing home series against West Indies despite a bitter pay dispute between the visiting cricketers and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) .

Windies staying focussed ahead of World Cup, says Bravo

DELHI, India, CMC – West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo is refusing to look too far ahead despite his side’s impressive win over India in the first One-Day International of the five-match series on Wednesday .

Windies to face Ishant after injury sidelines Mohit

MUMBAI, India, CMC – A foot injury has ruled seamer Mohit Sharma out of the five-match one-day series against West Indies .

Hinds says he will not  resign as WIPA president

Hinds says he will not resign as WIPA president

[caption id="attachment_307439" align="alignleft" width="271"] Wavell Hinds: “We were placed here by the rules of our Association, and will leave only according to the will of the majority of our membership “[/caption]KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- President of the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), Wavell Hinds, says he will not tender his resignation in the wake of a fall-out with the members who are currently on tour in India .

Ruggers get $3m fillip for NACRA

Ruggers get $3m fillip for NACRA

A key step has been taken in putting the national male rugby team on the road to Mexico where they will look to reclaim the NACRA Sevens title in December .

Zone Two blitzes rivals

Zone Two blitzes rivals

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GFC upset league leaders Pele

GFC upset league leaders Pele

- in GFA/Stag Beer first division tourney

A Keron Solomon master-class aided by a gritty defensive showing led by custodian Kevin Barton, powered GFC to a 2-0 upset win over league leaders Pele in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Stag Beer First Division Tourney on Wednesday .

Upper Demerara football mega event to feature 16 teams -Gifth

Upper Demerara football mega event to feature 16 teams -Gifth

Despite the controversies stemming from their inaugural year-end tournament, newly elected UDFA President Collis Gifth said his association is currently planning to host its second annual mega football year-end event .

Beaton, Klautky victorious in GLTA/Bakewell tourney

Beaton, Klautky victorious in GLTA/Bakewell tourney

Jordan Beaton prevailed over Keenan Persaud to claim the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA)/Bakewell Tennis Tournament Boys Under-18 title on Saturday at the National Racquet Centre .

Pietersen blames Flower for ‘choking’ England

LONDON, (Reuters) - There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Flower, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him .

Wanted: Skilled and disciplined batsmen

By Delvon McEwan Urgent! Vacancies exist for batsmen to fill various batting positions for future senior inter-county tournaments .

McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats – Torrance

LONDON, (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy’s accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats, according to former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance .

Low scores dominate UDCA T20 opening

By Jeff TrotmanOnly one team managed to bat out its allotted twenty overs when the inaugural Upper Demerara Cricket Association (UDCA) T20 hardball cricket competition commenced last weekend .

Away goals rule has become outdated, says Blatter

LONDON, (Reuters) - The away goals rule used for settling the outcome of two-legged knockout ties has “fallen behind the times” and needs rethinking according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter .

IAAF had no choice over listing Gatlin for award

LONDON, (Reuters) - To athletics fans around the world wondering just how double-doper Justin Gatlin could be short-listed for the IAAF’s athlete of the year award, the unpalatable answer is, that having served his bans, the governing body had no real choice .

Jamaica court halts plans to send tennis team

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- A Supreme Court Judge here has stopped tennis officials from proceeding with plans to send a team to a major tournament in Mexico next month until a case brought by two disgruntled parents is heard .

Ferrer ousts Murray, Djokovic and Federer into quarters

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer notched up contrasting victories to reach the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals on Thursday while David Ferrer fought back from a set down to knock out Andy Murray .

Dhoni praises bowlers despite Windies run spree

KOCHI, India, CMC- Indian captain MS Dhoni has praised his bowlers despite their 124 run defeat to West Indies in the opening One-Day International on Wednesday .

Magical Marlon fires Windies to victory as players abandon strike plans

KOCHI, India, CMC – Marlon Samuels stroked a pristine, unbeaten hundred as West Indies temporarily cast aside their bitter wrangle with players union, WIPA, to crush India by 124 runs in the opening One-Day International here yesterday .

Earl O’ Neal slams NSC for refusing  to hold football trials in Linden

Earl O’ Neal slams NSC for refusing to hold football trials in Linden

[caption id="attachment_307309" align="alignleft" width="165"] Earl O’Neal[/caption]Former Caribbean All Star   and Guyana footballer Earl O’ Neal yesterdaysaid he is very disappointed with the National Sports Commission (NSC) in their decision to overlook players from outside the Georgetown district for national team selection .

Winter Olympics may have to move for 2022 World Cup – ECA

—-IOC says FIFA’s Blatter has assured there will be no clash

LONDON, (Reuters) - The 2022 Winter Olympics may have to move from its traditional January and February dates to accommodate the World Cup finals being staged in Qatar, leading European soccer clubs’ official Umberto Gandini said yesterday .

Banned ‘Jacke Chan’ Richardson  might suit up for another club

Banned ‘Jacke Chan’ Richardson might suit up for another club

Despite being suspended by his current employers Alpha United, Golden Jaguar international Gregory `Jackie Chan’ Richardson is adamant that he will be playing football at the annual year-end events, even if it means suiting up for another club .

Victory made hundred sweeter, says Samuels

KOCHI, India, CMC – Marlon Samuels says his sixth One-Day International hundred was made all the more satisfying because of West Indies’ impressive 124-run win here yesterday .

Titans TT club to stage training  camp, tournament

Titans TT club to stage training camp, tournament

[caption id="attachment_307314" align="alignleft" width="183"] Dwain Dick[/caption]The Titans Table Tennis Club will stage a table tennis training camp and tournament to commemorate its third anniversary .

Pietersen the misunderstood maverick

LONDON, (Reuters) - Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman - accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England .

Brickdam Secondary  crowned North  Georgetown Zone Three champs

Brickdam Secondary crowned North Georgetown Zone Three champs

—Matthew Mc Kenzie is standout performer

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Gazi and Utseya’s bowling actions found to be illegal

(ICC) The International Cricket Council yesterday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling actions of Bangladesh’s Sohag Gazi and Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya to be illegal and, as such, both off-spinners have been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect .

Nadal, Wawrinka suffer early exits in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - An ailing Rafa Nadal added his name to the list of upsets at the Shanghai Masters after the Spaniard suffered a 6-3 7-6(6) loss to Feliciano Lopez in yesterday’s second round, as fourth seed Stan Wawrinka and in-form Kei Nishikori also made early exits .

Pakistan’s Hafeez and Junaid out of Australia series

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was ruled out of the limited over series against Australia with a hand injury, will miss the subsequent test series against the same opponents as well, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said .

West Indies players drop boycott plans, take on India

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was spared a major embarrassment after its leading players, who had issued a strike threat following a row with their own union, showed up for the tour opener against India today .



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