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India batsman Virender Sehwag expecting to tour England

India batsman Virender Sehwag expecting to tour England

(BBC) India opener Virender Sehwag expects to recover from the recurrence of a right-shoulder injury in time for this summer’s tour of England .

Sporting royalty Noah does the dirty work for Bulls

Sporting royalty Noah does the dirty work for Bulls

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - He may descend from sports  royalty and the glamour of a famous father and a beauty queen  mother, but Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is not shying away  from the dirty work in pursuit of an NBA title .

Butt opts not to appear in court for bribery hearing

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s banned captain Salman Butt will not appear at Southwark Crown Court on Friday to face  charges of taking bribes brought against him by Britain’s Crown  Prosecution Service (CPS), a source close to the batsman said .

Giant Strides!

Giant Strides!

-Sammy, Rampaul make big moves in Test rankings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Captain Darren Sammy and pacer Ravi Rampaul have made significant jumps in the latest International Cricket Council bowlers’ rankings, following outstanding performances in the first Test against Pakistan which West Indies won by 40 runs on Sunday .

Adams, Archer win junior, senior categories at Linden’s Rapid Chess tourney

Adams, Archer win junior, senior categories at Linden’s Rapid Chess tourney

Mackenzie High School student Jamal Adams accumulated four points from seven rounds to win the junior category while Malcolm Archer played unbeaten to win the senior category of the Kei-Shar’s sponsored One-Day Rapid Chess tournament held at the Linden Constabulary Recreational Hall on Sunday .

Deccan end Pune’s slim hopes

Deccan end Pune’s slim hopes

A bowling attack having four Test bowlers bowled to its world-class potential for once and Deccan Chargers’ batting did not stumble chasing a middling total to end Pune Warriors’ slim hopes of making the play-offs .

President Hunte says Caribbean proud of Windies win

President Hunte says Caribbean proud of Windies win

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies cricket chief Julian Hunte has joined in applauding the regional side’s surprise 40-run win over Pakistan in the first Test which ended Sunday in Guyana .

Olympic champion Wanjiru dies after fall

NYAHURURU, Kenya, (Reuters) - Kenyan Olympic marathon  champion Samuel Wanjiru plunged to his death from the  first-floor balcony of his home after the athlete’s wife found  him in bed with another woman, police told Reuters .

Richardson praise “preparation and application”

Richardson praise “preparation and application”

Georgetown, Guyana – West Indies Team Manager Richie Richardson has praised the team for its fantastic showing in the First Digicel Test, which they won by 40 runs on Sunday .

WIPA hails selection policy after Windies win

WIPA hails selection policy after Windies win

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Players union WIPA said yesterday West Indies’ first Test win over Pakistan emphasised the need for experience and youth in the team selection policy .

Dunbar pleased with performance of junior karatekas

Dunbar pleased with performance of junior karatekas

Chief Instructor of the Guyana Wado Ryu Karate Association Sensei Winston Dunbar said he was pleased with the performances of the participants at last Sunday’s Junior Karate championships held at Banks DIH Sports Club at Thirst Park .

Tevez could leave Manchester City after all

Tevez could leave Manchester City after all

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester City captain  Carlos Tevez has repeated his threat to leave the club to  be closer to his family in Argentina .

Bulls stifle Heat in easy opening win

Bulls stifle Heat in easy opening win

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - Chicago’s defence stifled LeBron  James and Dwyane Wade to set-up an easy 103-82 victory over the  Miami Heat in the opening game of their Eastern Conference  Finals series on Sunday .

Mavericks face Thunder in Western finals showdown

Mavericks face Thunder in Western finals showdown

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A young Oklahoma City team  take on the wily Texas sharp-shooters of Dallas in a Western  showdown between the Mavericks and Thunder starting today  with the survivor heading on to the NBA Finals .

Level Two ITF coaches stage successful course

Level Two ITF coaches stage successful course

The Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) in collaboration with the Guyana Tennis Coaches Association (GTCA) last weekend held an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Play and Stay course for coaches .

Scotia Bank invests in cricket  academy for 60 youngsters

Scotia Bank invests in cricket academy for 60 youngsters

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) third annual cricket academy for 60 young cricketers was officially launched last Thursday at the BCB’s office in Cheddi Jagan Street, New Amsterdam .

40-overs first division knockout cricket tournament launched by BCB in NA

40-overs first division knockout cricket tournament launched by BCB in NA

The 2011 Ramcharitar Associated Construction Service 40-overs first division knockout cricket tournament was launched last Friday at the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) office in New Amsterdam .

Superb Sammy

Superb Sammy

- West Indies skipper leads from the front by bowling side to first test win in over two years

Yesterday he was not the bane of a disenchanted Caribbean public but rather, the toast of the party, - the West Indies skipper that marshalled his troops to a rare victory over Pakistan with a five-wicket haul at the Guyana National Stadium .

Linden’s New  Silver City  Secondary tops at  IAAF World  Athletics  Day meet

Linden’s New Silver City Secondary tops at IAAF World Athletics Day meet

By Treiston JosephNew Silver City Secondary School, with 93 points, yesterday lifted the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) trophy at the annual World Athletic Day track meet held by the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) at the Eve Leary Sports Club ground .

Sammy pleased with team’s performance

A victory at last!That must have been the thoughts of the West Indies team and its supporters following the team’s 40-run triumph over Pakistan yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence to end a  two year drought .

Former Pakistan player nabbed in illegal betting raid

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Former Pakistan international  off-spinner Akram Raza was among seven people detained by police in Lahore for running an illegal betting ring .

Oklahoma beat Memphis to reach Conference finals

OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) - The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies  105-90 yesterday to seal their place in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Western  Conference finals .

Average Delhi keep  Punjab’s campaign alive

Average Delhi keep Punjab’s campaign alive

By all counts it was an average game of cricket, and the tone for the ordinariness was set right at the start .

Kochi stay mathematically  alive with a thumping win

Kochi stay mathematically alive with a thumping win

The short boundaries in Indore proved to be bad masters for Rajasthan Royals .

Liu Xiang ends Oliver’s winning  streak in high hurdles

Liu Xiang ends Oliver’s winning streak in high hurdles

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - China’s former Olympic and  world 110 metres hurdles champion Liu Xiang ended American David  Oliver’s winning streak of 18 finals at the Shanghai Diamond  League meeting yesterday .

Gebrselassie wins fourth  Manchester 10 kms race

Gebrselassie wins fourth Manchester 10 kms race

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - World men’s marathon  record holder Haile Gebrselassie completed a fourth victory in  the Great Manchester Run over 10 kms yesterday while Briton  Helen Clitheroe won the women’s event .

Yosimi Pol pedals to  Independence 3-stage title

Yosimi Pol pedals to Independence 3-stage title

Yosimi Pol of Team Coco pedalled  his way to the title at the 29th annual Independence Three-Stage Road Race clocking 6:39:59s to dethrone defending champion Warren Mc Kay .

Jamaican Ashmeade, T&T’s Sorrillo post sprint wins

PONCE, Puerto Rico, CMC – Nickel Ashmeade and Rondell Sorillo captured the two men’s sprint on Saturday at the Ponce Grand Prix .

Djokovic floors Nadal  again to claim Rome title

Djokovic floors Nadal again to claim Rome title

ROME, (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued his  domination over world number one Rafa Nadal ahead of the French  Open by claiming the Rome Masters crown 6-4 6-4 yesterday to  stretch his unbeaten run this year to 37 matches .

Evenly poised!

Evenly poised!

-First test set for enthralling climax with Pakistan needing another

139 runs while the West Indies needs seven more wickets By Marlon MunroeThe see-saw battle of the first Digicel Test match over the past three days is winding down to an enthralling climax after Pakistan recovered yesterday from early trouble to put the West Indies in a spot of bother with an enterprising fourth wicket partnership .

Spin treat!

Spin treat!

- Spinners Seeed Amjal and Devendra Bishoo revel in favourable conditions at Providence

Over three days of a tense, gripping, low-scoring opening Test, played out on a sub-standard surface, the West Indies have disregarded the preceding bickering and back-biting, the carping over the captaincy and the debated departures for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the politicking and the talk of Dudus and Dons, to diligently battle their way into a strong position .

Deccan prevail in low-scoring upset

Deccan prevail in low-scoring upset

For 19 overs Deccan Chargers, out of the competition already, seemed to be going through the motions .

Gayle cameo takes Bangalore through to play-offs

Gayle cameo takes Bangalore through to play-offs

Brett Lee sledged, Gautam Gambhir sighed in agony, and the crowd lapped it up in delight as Chris Gayle’s brutal cameo obliterated the below-par target set by Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-hit game in Bangalore yesterday .

Miami’s ‘Big Three’ ready to run with the Bulls

Miami’s ‘Big Three’ ready to run with the Bulls

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Miami’s “Big Three” are safely  through to the final four and appear to be building momentum  with only the top-seeded Chicago Bulls standing between the  Heat and a berth in the NBA Finals .

Grizzlies rally from poor start to force Game Seven

Grizzlies rally from poor start to force Game Seven

MEMPHIS, (Reuters) - The Memphis Grizzlies recovered  from a dismal first half to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 95-83  and force a Game Seven in their NBA Western Conference  semi-final series .

Rooney penalty seals United’s record 19th title

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United were crowned  English champions for a record 19th time yesterday when Wayne  Rooney’s penalty earned a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the  point they needed to win the Premier League title .

Gay plots for Bolt, says has point to prove

Gay plots for Bolt, says has point to prove

LONDON, England,  CMC – American challenger Tyson Gay says he has a point to prove when he meets sprint king Usain Bolt at this year’s World Championship in South Korea .



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