DHAKA, (Reuters) - A delivery that flies through the air “like a butterfly” could turn out to be paceman Shafiul Islam’s secret weapon when Bangladesh look to restore dented pride in their World Cup match against Ireland .
MUMBAI, (Reuters) - A bizarre episode at the World Cup was finally closed yesterday when Australian Ricky Ponting paid the price for damaging a dressing room television in pique and was reprimanded by the game’s governing body .
After about three months without basketball being played at the Burnham basketball court due to the absence of backboards and rings, the outdoor facility has finally been fitted with a pair of brand new backboards and rings .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Refreshed and back in synch after the All Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers flexed their muscles with a 104-80 thrashing of the Atlanta Hawks yesterday .
DELHI, India, CMC – Darren Sammy believes West Indies can overturn an abysmal, recent One-day International record against Test-playing nations, and upset a few teams in the World Cup .
Newly-elected president of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA), David Carto has referred to efforts to revive basketball in Georgetown as “an uphill battle .
For the first time in years the men’s doubles champions of the National Sports Commission (NSC) annual Mashramani table tennis championships are a pair of teeny boppers .
NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) - England laboured to a thrilling six-wicket victory completed with eight balls to spare over the Netherlands in a Group B match to avert what would have been the first upset of the World Cup yesterday .
Guyana national record holder Aliann Pompey is scheduled to arrive in Guyana tomorrow morning, from the United States of America to spend six days here before she departs for her adopted homeland on March 1 .
The first Day of Interaction organized by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport/National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) of Buxton/Foulis, Enmore/Hope and Grove/Haslington last Sunday was a notable success despite the persistent rainfall over the weekend .
The Annual Mashramani Domino competition for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Region Two, held at the Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme building in Queenstown came to an end over the weekend .
The New Amsterdam Warriors Basketball ‘A’ team are now $70,000 richer after winning the Godwin McPherson Foundation Mashramani Basketball tournament Sunday at the Litchfield Basketball Court .
LYON, France, (Reuters) - Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema was cheered by his former Olympique Lyon fans when he came off the bench but 43 seconds later they were stunned into silence as he opened the scoring in a 1-1 Champions League first-leg draw .
A one-day Republic Anniversary Rapid Chess tournament sponsored by Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its TOPCO Juice brand is on this Saturday at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club, Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust .
Colin ‘Mr Clean’ Chesney created history by becoming the first Guyanese to break the 800-pound squat barrier last Sunday when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) held its annual Novice and Junior Championships at the Skeldon Secondary School, Corriverton, Berbice .
With the time long gone for sugar-coating Guyana’s abysmal performance in the current WICB four-day tournament, captain Assad Fudadin has labeled his team’s performance as poor .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Four-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony will join the New York Knicks in a nine-player deal with the Denver Nuggets, the NBA’s website reported yesterday .
By Treiston JosephThe Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) yesterday congratulated the athletes who represented Guyana at the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) cross country race in Trinidad last Saturday .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant won a record-tying fourth All-Star Game most valuable player award as he led the Western Conference to a 148-143 victory in front of his home fans on Sunday .
The New Amsterdam Warriors and the Fyrish Fire Hawks have advanced to the final of the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association Mashramani basketball tournament at the New Amsterdam basketball court .
The final of the Linden Stag Beer Inter-Ward street football tournament will be contested tonight at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Combined Campuses & Colleges created a small piece of history, when they completed a 158-run victory over Leeward Islands in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday .
Cycle races as a feature of this year’s Mashramani celebrations will continue this weekend at the National Park and the West Coast of Demerara .
Rain forced a last minute postponement of the Rising Sun horse race meet on Sunday at Arima Park, West Coast Berbice .
AHMEDABAD, India, (Reuters) - Champions Australia softened up a resolute Zimbabwe with fiery pace and bounce to kick start their campaign with a resounding 91-run victory yesterday, their 30th World Cup win on the trot .
NAGPUR, (Reuters) - England captain Andrew Strauss expects Kevin Pietersen to thrive in his newly assigned opener’s role and wants the team to play the smart one-day cricket that was conspicuously absent in their recent tour of Australia .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Marlon Samuels stroked his second hundred for the season, as Jamaica settled for a draw with Barbados in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Lendl Simmons narrowly missed-out on a hundred, as Trinidad & Tobago earned a draw with England Lions in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday .
While outgoing president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Chetram Singh claims that he has no idea how investigations are proceeding, some executive members are not satisfied with the work of the investigator .
BERNE, (Reuters) - AC Milan captain Gennaro Gattuso has been given a four-match European ban for head-butting the assistant coach of rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last week’s Champions League tie, UEFA said yesterday .
LYON, France, (Reuters) - Real Madrid are a stronger proposition than last year after the arrival of Champions League specialist Jose Mourinho and several new midfielders, bogey side Olympique Lyon said yesterday ahead of their last-16 first leg .
SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Hosts Britain will be nervous about their medal chances at next year’s London Olympics after raising expectations by finishing fourth in the table at Beijing, according to Australia’s Chef de Mission Nick Green .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s World Cup captain Shahid Afridi will play for Hampshire in the 2011 English domestic Twenty20 competition, the county said yesterday .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Blake Griffin soared over an automobile and into a new stratosphere on Saturday with an awe-inspiring performance to win the NBA’s slam dunk contest .
DELHI, India, CMC – Darren Bravo wants to make a name for himself at the World Cup in the hope of ending comparisons with Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies batting legend Brian Lara .
DELHI, India, CMC – Chris Gayle hopes his explosive batting can lift West Indies in the World Cup, but he also wants to be crowned the top all-rounder in the tournament .
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