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Two-tier East Coast Scrabble Tournament slated for Sunday

The Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) will be hosting a two-tier East Coast Scrabble Tournament this Sunday at Playland, 70 Park Street, Enterprise .

Players who missed Guatemala game failed GFF screening process

Players who missed Guatemala game failed GFF screening process

-Klass debunks Adonis player rotation explanation

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) engaged in one-on-one interviews with local players before deciding which players were qualified to submit visa applications at the United States of America Embassy here in Kingston .

WI’s grip weakened by partnership, weather

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka,  CMC – West Indies’ early gains in the second Test against Sri Lanka yesterday were eroded, following a half-century stand between Kumar Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera, and then fickle weather that prompted an early close .

Guyanese Dick voted ‘Cricketer of the Year’ in North Zone

Guyanese players continue to dominate cricket in Trinidad with David Dick  copping the Trinidad  and Tobago  Cricket Board’s North Zone Council ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award at its 30th awards ceremony over the weekend .

Roach happy to shoulder burden of Windies attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Rookie speedster Kemar Roach says he is not deterred in any way by having to spearhead the West Indies bowling attack against Sri Lanka .

DCA backs Shillingford to rebound quickly

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica Cricket Association president, Emmanuel Nanthan says the local cricketing fraternity is throwing its full support behind embattled West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford .

Church’s Chicken supporting Kashif and Shanghai 21st anniversary tournament

Church’s Chicken supporting Kashif and Shanghai 21st anniversary tournament

For the third year in succession Camex Restaurant Inc .

No date set yet for Namilco football final

No date set yet for Namilco football final

No new date has been set for the final of the fourth annual Namilco Football Festival .

Uneven floors at CASH causes cancellation of Int’l Hockey Festival

The Guyana Hockey Board (GCB) has cancelled this year’s hosting of its annual Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival, due to a discrepancy regarding the floors of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) where the event was expected to be held .

India bag series with an innings victory

NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) - New Zealand’s batsmen   surrendered meekly to the Indian bowlers in the second innings  on a turning day-four pitch at the Vidarbha Cricket  Association Stadium to give the hosts a 1-0 series win yesterday .

Statistics show Cook has personal point to prove

BRISBANE, (Reuters) - England opener Alastair Cook  knows he has a personal point to prove heading into the Ashes  series this week, with the statistics showing all too clearly  the problems he has had against Australia’s bowlers .

Federer supreme as Murray challenge fizzles out

LONDON, (Reuters) - Given the chance to put another  dent in Roger Federer’s armour yesterday, Andy Murray was  swatted aside as their top-billing round robin clash at the ATP  World Tour Finals turned into a romp for the majestic Swiss .

Mackeson Sweet 16 top performers receive awards

Winners of this year`s Mackeson Sweet 16 football tournament, BK International Western Tigers, yesterday  received their prizes in the conference room of Ansa Mc Al Limited .

FIFA approves GFF’s revised constitution

Amidst pressure from the world governing body of football, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has revised its constitution, bringing it in line with the constitutional reforms required by FIFA .

Guinness Greatest of de Street…

Knockout round teams decidedThe preliminary round of the Guinness Greatest of the Street futsal competition concluded on Monday night at the Albouystown Basketball Court where four teams recorded victories in the four scheduled matches .

Wade struggles in return as Heat fall to Pacers

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Dwyane Wade’s return to the  lineup failed to spark the Miami Heat as they lost their second  successive game with a surprising 93-77 loss to the Indiana  Pacers on Monday .

Title-holders Guyana to open against Jamaica

Title-holders Guyana to open against Jamaica

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Reigning champions Guyana and powerhouses Jamaica will raise the curtain on the 2011 Caribbean Twenty20 Championship when they clash in the feature match of the doubleheader on January 10 next year .

Fifa vice-president Warner attacks BBC investigation

(BBC) Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has made a scathing attack on the BBC Panorama programme examining the bidding to stage the 2018 World Cup .

The Message pulls off narrow win over Night Crescendo

The Message pulls off narrow win over Night Crescendo

The Message of the Elcock Stable pulled off a narrow win in the feature B class race over rival Night Crescendo of the Crawford Stable in the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club season ending horse race meet on Sunday .

GFF not good for the game

GFF not good for the game

FIFA’s motto reads: “For The Good Of The Game .

Diamond Mineral Water cycle road race set for Sunday

The 11th annual Diamond Mineral Water 50 miles cycle road race is set for Sunday on the West Coast of Demerara .

Liu clears first hurdle on gold quest at Asian Games

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Former Olympic champion Liu Xiang raised a collective sigh of relief across China yesterday when he coasted to victory in his opening heat of the 110m hurdles to remain on track for his third straight Asian Games title .

Rodrigues gets nine out of ten

GASA National Championships

National swimmer Ronaldo Rodrigues lost his 50m backstroke race to Travis Henry to miss out on a clean sweep of all 10 of the events that he participated in at the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) National Championships that ended last Sunday at the Castellani Swimming Pool .

GFF to hold press conference today

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will hold a press conference this morning at its headquarters, to update the media on the participation of the  Golden Jaguars  in the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals in Martinique later this week .

Persaud devastating in retaining Guyana Open title

Persaud devastating in retaining Guyana Open title

Defending men’s champion Guyanese Avinash Persaud was in a devastating mood in retaining his title while Christine Sukhram secured the lion share of prizes in the ladies category at the rain-affected two-day R1 Vodka sponsored Guyana Open Golf championships played at Lusignan golf Course over the week-end .

Borde quits as T&T manager but eyeing Windies post

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Colin Borde has quit as manager of the Trinidad and Tobago team .

Caribbean Twenty20 Itinerary

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Full itinerary of the 2011 Caribbean Twenty20 Championship scheduled for January 10-23 in Antigua and Barbados next year .

Van Lange and Rodrigues for FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai

Junior swimmers Britany van Lange and Ronaldo Rodrigues have been selected by the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) to compete at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Championships which will be held from December 15 - 19 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates .

Dravid, Dhoni put India in command

NAGPUR, India (Reuters) - Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni batted with supreme authority yesterday to steer India into a huge lead as New Zealand were left with an uphill task of batting out two days to save the deciding test .

Steely Djokovic impresses in front of Maradona

LONDON (Reuters) - A courtside entourage including former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona watched Novak Djokovic open Group A at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Czech Tomas Berdych .

Tour de France winner Armstrong to compete in NZ event

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Seven-times Tour de France   winner Lance Armstrong is to compete in a triathlon event in  New Zealand after he finishes his competitive cycling career  at January’s Tour Down Under in Australia, organisers have said .

Pakistan dig in after Azhar misses out on ton

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Azhar Ali fell 10 runs short of a maiden test century as Pakistan reached 317 for six at the close on the third day of the second test against South Africa at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium yesterday .

Suriname dominate IGG, Guyana finish second overall

Suriname dominate IGG, Guyana finish second overall

Suriname was the overall winners of the second leg of the Inter-Guiana Games which came to an official close last night  .

Persaud, Sukhram retain Guyana Open titles

Persaud, Sukhram retain Guyana Open titles

Persaud, Sukhram retain Guyana Open titles  .

Guyana suffers heart-wrenching defeat in male basketball

Guyana suffers heart-wrenching defeat in male basketball

Guyana’s junior national basketball team once again suffered a heart wrenching defeat to Suriname in the championship basketball game of the second leg of the Inter Guiana Games at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last evening .

Beware the wounded Aussies, warns Hayden

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Constant criticism leading up to  the Ashes may actually work in Australia’s favour, galvanising  an under-pressure team against a more settled England side,  former Australian opener Matthew Hayden believes .

Pakistani women break taboos in winning Asian gold

KARACHI, (Reuters) - In the conservative Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province of Pakistan, young women is expected to settle down to married life and raising a family .



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