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Strauss is only victim of wet day at Lord’s

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan dismissed England  captain Andrew Strauss for 13 in the fourth and final test at  Lord’s yesterday in an opening day restricted by rain to just  12 .

UEFA chief Platini shows red card to poor refereeing

MONACO, (Reuters) - Bad referees have no place in  soccer and will no longer be tolerated by UEFA, president Michel  Platini said yesterday .

FIFA inspectors praise facilities in England 2018 bid

LONDON, (Reuters) - FIFA concluded a four-day visit  to inspect aspects of England’s 2018 World Cup bid by praising  the quality of stadiums and training facilities, as well as the  country’s passion for hosting the tournament .

Tough schedule will help Australia for World Cup -Hussey

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Australia’s tour of India  and Ashes series against England will hold them in good stead  as they look to win their fourth successive cricket World Cup  next year, batsman Mike Hussey said yesterday .

GPF Track & Field Championships… Scotland scoots to 800m win

GPF Track & Field Championships… Scotland scoots to 800m win

By Marlon MunroeTrevor Scotland rolled back the years to win the men’s 800m final at the Eve Leary ground on the second day of the 56th edition of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Track & Field Championships yesterday .

Inter Guiana Club Football C/Ship Cup… Alpha United in stunning 3 - 1 victory over Geldar

Inter Guiana Club Football C/Ship Cup… Alpha United in stunning 3 – 1 victory over Geldar

—GDF and Inter Moengotapoe battle to draw By Kizan BrumellThe opening day of the third annual Inter Guiana Club Football Championship Cup wrapped up with Alpha United on top after recording a comfortable victory over French Guiana’s Geldar FC at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCe) Ground, Bourda yesterday .

One-sided affair

One-sided affair

—DC Jammers sweep international series By Floyd ChristieThe Washington DC Jammers  team swept the three-game international basketball series and claimed the Godwin McPherson Memorial Trophy when they defeated the national President’s XII 68-77 in the final game, Tuesday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Dave’s of New York gives GCB financial help for national team in Airtel quest

Dave’s of New York gives GCB financial help for national team in Airtel quest

By Tamica GarnettCharged with the paramount task of ensuring the grooming of Guyana’s national cricket team to top notch standard for the Airtel Champions League in South Africa next month, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) was yesterday extended some financial assistance from US-based Guyanese businessman, Dave Narine .

Rosheuvel and Tapia lose battle

Guyana’s Adielle Rosheuvel and her partner Rodrigo Tapia of Ecuador  were defeated 0 – 2 by the Europe6 team of Alex Galic and Stefan Leitgeb in the final preliminary round  matches of the World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore yesterday .

Federer ready to roll the dice again at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Roger Federer already has it  all .

Furyk disqualified from Barclays for sleeping in

PARAMUS, New Jersey,  (Reuters) - American Jim Furyk  was disqualified from the first of four lucrative FedExCup  playoff events after sleeping late and missing his tee at the  Barclays Pro-Am  yesterday .

WICB offers support and sympathy to Pakistan

St John’s Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board offers its support to the people of Pakistan as the country battles to recover from floods which have caused death, destruction to homes and property, and have left millions of people without shelter and other basic needs .

WIPA holds firm that ICC/FICA move was pointless

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Regional players union WIPA has maintained that the proposed International Cricket Council’s mediation in their impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board, lacked the power to broker a solution .

Crouch hat-trick sees Tottenham through

BERNE,  (Reuters) - Peter Crouch struck a hat-trick yesterday to  help Tottenham Hotspur complete a great comeback against Young  Boys and reach the Champions League for the first time while  Luis Suarez led Ajax Amsterdam back to the elite in a 2-1 win  over Dynamo Kiev .

Saddened Woods says divorce made it tough to compete

PARAMUS, New Jersey, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods said yesterday the break-up of his marriage was far more difficult  for him than he had let on and that the fallout from his string  of infidelities had poisoned his golf game .

We have a point to prove, says Strauss

LONDON, (Reuters) - England will undergo another  searching examination at the hands of an increasingly potent  Pakistan attack in the final test starting at Lord’s today .

Sehwag century steers India into tri-series final

DAMBULLA, (Reuters) - Virender Sehwag smashed 110 off  93 balls to carry India to the final of the one-day tri-nation  final with a comprehensive 105-run win over New Zealand yesterday .

Smith for HPC tour of Canada

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Out-of-favour Test batsman Devon Smith has been included in a High Performance Centre squad for next month’s tour of Canada .

Barbados en route to title after third straight win

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Barbados continued their march towards a successful defence of their title when they reeled off their third successive win in the St Kitts Under-13 tournament here Tuesday .

Blundered away!

Blundered away!

—missed free throws cost President’s XII game two By Floyd ChristieThe National President’s XII basketball team literally had a free shot at defeating the visiting Washington DC Jammers but missed the game-winning opportunity, Monday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, in game two of the International Basketball Series for the Godwin McPherson Memorial trophy .

Local law enforcers in command

Local law enforcers in command

By Marlon MunroeLocal law enforcers took a commanding lead over the lawmen and women of Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago on the first day of competition at the Eve Leary ground yesterday in the 56th edition of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Track & Field Championships yesterday .

Karpov’s gambit

Karpov’s gambit

The move by four national chess associations which resulted in plans for the formation of a regional chess federation must be commended .

Inter Guiana Club Football Championship Cup kicks off today

Inter Guiana Club Football Championship Cup kicks off today

By Kizan BrumellThe third annual Inter Guiana Club Football Championship Cup kicks off today at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground, Bourda after the official launching of the tourney yesterday in the office of the Guyana Football Federation .

Dey, Ramdyhan and Lopes win opening events of tennis championships in Curacao

Dey, Ramdyhan and Lopes win opening events of tennis championships in Curacao

Opening on the best of notes all three of Guyana’s budding tennis stars – Aretta Dey, Nicola Ramdyhan and Daniel Lopes -  recorded wins in the opening events of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 13-and-Under Caribbean Development Championships that began on Monday in Curacao .

Straker places fourth in `B’ final of 1000m

Straker places fourth in `B’ final of 1000m

Guyana’s two-time CARIFTA Games gold medalist Jevina Straker on Monday finished fourth in her ‘B’ finals of the girls 1000m at the World Youth Olympic Games in Singapore .

Woods needs to find form to advance in FedExCup playoffs

PARAMUS, New Jersey,  (Reuters) - Tiger Woods begins a  new chapter at the Barclays tournament tomorrow, competing  for the first time since his divorce and scrambling to qualify  for the remainder of the FedExCup playoff series .

Chanderpaul narrowly misses century for Lancs

NOTTINGHAM, England, CMC – Veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul missed out yet another hundred for Lancashire on the opening day of their County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire yesterday .

Rondo withdrawal gives U.S. team final roster

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Boston Celtics guard Rajon  Rondo has withdrawn from the U .

ICC/FICA proposal was not meant to supersede CARICOM arbitration

—says WICB St John’s, Antigua – The WICB notes WIPA’s response of August 23rd, to its release of August 21st which exposed WIPA’s rejection of the joint ICC/FICA proposal to intervene in an attempt to bring final settlement to years of acrimonious relations .

Joe Public seeking to rebound against Municipal

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Pro League champions Joe Public left here Monday for Guatemala City, intent on rescuing their fading fortunes in the CONCACAF Champions League .

Sprint sensation lands multi-million deal with PUMA

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt on Tuesday signed a lucrative multi-million endorsement deal with sportswear giants PUMA, positioning the World and Olympic champion as one of the highest earners in world sport .

Australia reappoints coach Nielsen until 2013 Ashes

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia will retain coach Tim Nielsen until the end of the next Ashes series in England  in 2013, the national cricket board said yesterday .

Hodge’s heroics not enough to stop Tremors

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Windward Islands Under-19 all-rounder Kavem Hodge, finished with a10-wicket match haul failed to prevent Cavaliers from going down to the six-time defending champions Desiderata Tremors by 26 runs in the Augustus Gregoire First Division championship .

Bolt will consider long jump or 400 after London Games

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt could compete in the long jump or over 400 metres at the 2013 Moscow world championships, the sprinter told Reuters yesterday .

Barbados win again as Antigua, Nevis also score victories

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Defending champions Barbados won their second straight game and Antigua and Nevis joined them in winners’ row in the third round of the St Kitts Under-13 tournament played on Monday .

Splits – ville

Tiger Woods and wife divorce MIAMI, (Reuters) - The world’s No .

Karatekas promoted at JKA/WF Guyana grading examination

Karatekas promoted at JKA/WF Guyana grading examination

The Japan Karate Association/World Federation Guyana on Saturday conducted its third grading examinations for the year at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall which saw 74 students attaining a higher rank .



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