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Jones finds peace living in Tornado Alley

TULSA, Oklahoma,  (Reuters) - When Marion Jones  walked out of a Texas prison nearly two years ago looking for a  fresh start, she knew Tulsa was a perfect fit .

Blackwell hails self-belief as key to title capture

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Australia captain Alex Blackwell has cited self-belief and confidence as the recipe for their success in the narrow three-run defeat of New Zealand at Kensington Oval Sunday .

McKay rallies to overall win  in NSC Three-Stage Race

McKay rallies to overall win in NSC Three-Stage Race

By Floyd ChristieAfter a top class performance in the first two stages and a strong finish in the final stage, Warren McKay was named overall winner of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Annual Three-Stage Cycle Road Race which ended yesterday on Homestretch Avenue .

England upset Australia for first world title

BRIDGETOWN,  (Reuters) - England won the World  Twenty20 in magnificent style with a 111-run partnership from  South Africa-born batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Craig Kieswetter  setting them up for a seven-wicket win over Australia yesterday .

New players arrive ahead of Proteas/Windies series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Four players were expected to arrive in the Caribbean this weekend and another next week to complete South Africa’s 16-man squad for the limited overs series against West Indies which bowls off next Wednesday .

Smith century not enough to deny Proteas title

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Left-handed opener Devon Smith stroked a magnificent century but could not save West Indies A from a narrow five-run loss to South Africa A in the final of the Tri-Nation Limited Overs Series on Friday .

Superstars shine after Joseph’s one-in-a-million shot

By Floyd Christie The Albouystown-Charles-town Superstars caused an uproar inside the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Saturday night after star shooter Kevin Joseph sank a one-in-a-million shot on the final buzzer to seal a 61-58 win over the Celebrities of the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championship .

AAG stages successful  World Athletics Day meet

AAG stages successful World Athletics Day meet

By Tamica Garnett The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) put their calendar back on track yesterday when they successfully completed the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Day Championships at the Police Sports Club Ground .

Lack of funding, rain wreaking  havoc with AAG’s plans

Lack of funding, rain wreaking havoc with AAG’s plans

- looking to send three athletes to CAC gamesBy Tamica Garnett The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) is under a double attack from the current rainy weather and from a lack of financial support from the major stakeholders .

Khan stops Malignaggi to retain title

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Amir Khan of Britain retained  his WBA super lightweight title on Saturday in a one-sided  beating of New Yorker Paulie Malignaggi when the referee  stopped the bout in the 11th round at Madison Square Garden .

Countdown to FIFA World Cup 2010:Romero: We fear no one

(Beginning today Stabroek Sports will carry features and other important news items on the upcoming World Cup competition in South Africa in June .

Baffert’s gamble on jockey switch pays off

BALTIMORE, (Reuters) - Trainer Bob Baffert’s gamble  to replace veteran jockey Garrett Gomez with relative newcomer Martin Garcia paid off when Lookin At Lucky won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday with a dramatic stretch drive .

Bring it on!

- Old rivals Australia and England meet today in World Cup T20 grand finale Once they hit the back straight, the feature event, for the ICC Twenty20 Trophy, was purely a two horse race .

McKay pedals into second stage lead

McKay pedals into second stage lead

By Floyd ChristieWarren McKay emerged the overall leader at the end of the second stage of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Annual Three-Stage Cycle road race yesterday .

Mayor’s Cup Knockout Tournament

Semifinal spots to be decided tonight The first of the final three nights of competition in the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament starts tonight where four teams clash for the two remaining semifinal spots and another chance of claiming top honours and the grand prize .

Fila launched in Guyana

Fila launched in Guyana

By Carwyn HollandTop local athletes, basketball star Akeem Kanhai, bodybuilder Sylvon Gardener and sprinter Alicia Fortune are the new faces of the popular Italian Sportswear Company FILA In Guyana .

Alfred/De Groot rematch now June 5

By Marlon MunroeThe world title rematch fight between Shondell Alfred and Corinne Van Ryck De Groot has hit another snag after Stabroek Sport learnt that it was postponed for the third time to June 5 .

GFF Super League

Milerock, Liquid Gold clash in feature match Action in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Super League continues today with three matches in Linden and Berbice .

Lara: England can spring surprise on Aussies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara expects the World Twenty20 Championship final to be a cracker but says England could tear up the form books by beating the imperious Australians .

Chelsea win dramatic Cup final to seal Double

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea overcame a resilient  Portsmouth side (who made a mockery of their pre-match billing  as lambs to the slaughter)  to win a dramatic FA Cup final 1-0  and clinch their first League and Cup Double yesterday .

Kaneria and Westfield questioned for spot-fixing allegation

(Cricinfo) Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield have been questioned by Essex police in connection with an ongoing investigation into spot-fixing, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph .

Hussey’s blitzkrieg kayos Pakistan

GROS ISLET,  (Reuters) - Magical Michael Hussey  smashed three sixes in four balls to inspire Australia to a  remarkable three-wicket win over holders Pakistan in the last  over of yesterday’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia .

Bigger, faster, stronger!

Bigger, faster, stronger!

- Whipple preparing rugby squad to deliver a whippingBy Floyd ChristieHead Coach of the West Indies rugby team and National Rugby Technical Director, Joe Whipple, is on a four-day visit to Guyana to conduct and coordinate practice sessions and fitness programmes for the national squad at the National Park in preparation for the upcoming Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games .

Speculation rampant on where LeBron will play next season

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - While LeBron James contemplates where he will play next season, speculation is  rampant on the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ two-time league MVP .

Jankovic frozen out in Madrid, Venus into semis

MADRID, (Reuters) - Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic  failed to handle the blistering shots of outsider Aravane Rezai  or the unseasonably cold temperature as she slumped out of the  Madrid Open at the quarter-final stage yesterday .

Softball fundraiser at Enmore on May 26

In an effort to raise funds to send a child overseas for surgery to fix a dislocated spine, the Kool Runnings Family of Enmore will stage a six-a-side, five-overs softball cricket competition at the Enmore Community Centre ground on  May 26 (Independence Day) .

Pakistan coach Waqar lauds “amazing” Hussey

GROS ISLET, (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis  refused to blame his side after they were on the receiving end  of an astonishing Australia fightback in yesterday’s Twenty20 World  Cup semi-final in St Lucia .

Windies dreams disappear with 56-run defeat

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – West Indies women’s quest for a spot in the World Twenty20 Championship final finished in disappointment yesterday, when they slid to a 56-run defeat to New Zealand .

Two million-plus audience for World T20, says CMC

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – An audience of more than two million people has been glued to Caribbean radio and television sets as they followed the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, according to an estimate by regional host broadcaster, the Caribbean Media Corporation .

Never write Australia off, says Clarke after great win

GROS ISLET,  (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael  Clarke said yesterday’s remarkable three-wicket triumph over  Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia proved  his side could win from any position .

Brawl erupts during Khan-Malignaggi weigh-in

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - A shoving match broke out yesterday at the weigh-in for this weekend’s title fight between  WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan of Britain and  challenger Paulie Malignaggi of New York .

Celtics stun Cleveland for series win

BOSTON,  (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics scored a  stunning playoff upset on Thursday with a 94-85 win over a  top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers team that had been heavily  favoured to win the franchise’s first NBA championship .

Jamaica’s Powell sparkles in Diamond League opener

DOHA, (Reuters) - Jamaica’s Asafa Powell recovered  from a poor start to take the plaudits in the men’s 100 metres  at the opening Diamond League meet in steamy Qatar yesterday .

Pro Am boxing card billed  for May 28 at CASH

Pro Am boxing card billed for May 28 at CASH

By Marlon Munroe The dye has been cast for the fourth installment of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control/Guyana Amateur Boxing Association Pro Am boxing card billed for May 28 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 20:00 hours .

Superstars clash with Celebrities in Super Ward finale

The Albouystown-Charlestown superstars, who are currently the undefeated champions of the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships, is slated to face their toughest competition yet when they go up against the celebrities of the championships tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

BCB to launch elite training programme May 23

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will launch an Elite Training Programme to facilitate senior cricketers in the county on May 23 at the Albion Community Development Centre ground .

Keishar’s/FIDE Qualifiers:Meusa holds on to slim lead

Wendell Meusa maintained a slim lead in the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Keishar’s/FIDE qualifying tournament following play on Wednesday .



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