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Inaugural Guinness Greatest of the Street launched in Linden

Inaugural Guinness Greatest of the Street launched in Linden

- Kicks off tomorrow night at Wisroc Bus Park

The inaugural Guinness Greatest of the Street Linden Futsal Competition was officially launched yesterday in a simple yet significant ceremony in the board room of the LEAP Building in Linden and kicks off at 6pm tomorrow at the Wisroc Bus Park .

Arch rivals DCC/GCC clash at Queenstown

Arch rivals DCC/GCC clash at Queenstown

-GCA Friends of Heroes cricket

Cricket competitions under the aegis of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will take place this week end at several venues with arch rivals Demerara Cricket Club and the Georgetown Cricket Club meeting in a key first division fixture fixture .

Carifta Games team facing  funding hurdles

Carifta Games team facing funding hurdles

By Treiston JosephFunding could be the only problem for the eight-man contingent of six athletes and two officials selected by the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) for the prestigious Carifta Games to be hosted by Jamaica from April 23-25 .

Second Bartica coaching clinic ends today

Following closely on the heels of a table tennis coaching clinic conducted by Ray `Copter’ Anderson in Bartica, a second clinic for students in the area, coordinated by Simona Broomes and held at the Modern Hotel will end today .

Patterson heads GDA

David Patterson was Thursday night elected president of the Georgetown Dominoes Association when that body held its Annual General Meeting at the New Spot Seven building, East La Penitence .

Klass can be upstaged

Klass can be upstaged

- if all sub-associations become more proactive, Wilson says

Outgoing second Vice-President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Franklyn Wilson firmly believes that long-standing President Colin Klass can be upstaged if all sub-associations became more proactive, starting with properly constituted clubs, and shared the same vision for the game’s development .

T&T aim to upset reigning champions

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad, CMC – An absorbing contest can be expected, when Trinidad & Tobago face three-time defending champions Jamaica in their semi-final of the WICB Regional first-class championship, starting today at the University of the West Indies Sports & Physical Education Centre .

Murray-led executive  elected to lead LABA

Murray-led executive elected to lead LABA

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Eon Murray was elected to head the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) when the basketball sub-association finally held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections Wednesday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) pavilion .

ScotiaBank/Pepsi School teams receive equipment

ScotiaBank/Pepsi School teams receive equipment

At a simple ceremony yesterday ScotiaBank and Pepsi, sponsors of the Guyana Sports Development Foun-dation’s (GSDF) Schools Football Academy handed over equipment to the eight participating schools .

Camptown and Conquerors surge into semis

Mayor’s Cup Knockout football

The quarterfinal round of the annual Mayor’s Cup Invitational Knockout tournament concluded on Wednesday night with a double header at the Georgetown Football Club Ground and now the semifinal stage has been set .

Trophy Stall XI holding  title defence hopes

Trophy Stall XI holding title defence hopes

GT&T 10/10 cricket

Trophy Stall XI have kept their title defence hopes alive, entering the super sixteen stage of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Softball Cricket Competition set for the Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground and the Everest Cricket Ground on April 2 and 3 .

Dyna’s Ravens support St Stanislaus

Dyna’s Ravens support St Stanislaus

Following the conclusion of the inaugural Kevin Lawrence Memorial Basketball Tournament which was won by Dyna’s Ravens, the team began a charitable move to give back to the basketball fraternity in some schools .

India’s influence must be managed, says Speed

India’s influence must be managed, says Speed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Balancing India’s commercial power with the interests of other cricket-playing nations is one of the main challenges facing the game over the next few years, according to former ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed .

New events for Sochi 2014 Games on IOC agenda

BERLIN (Reuters) - A number of new events are likely to win a spot in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics when the International Olympic Committee’s powerful executive board meets in London next week .

CCC highly favoured against Windwards

CAVE HILL, Barbados, CMC – Combined Campuses & Colleges will be looking to create more history, when they face Windward Islands in the semi-finals of the WICB Regional first-class championship, starting today at the Three Ws Oval .

Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Gil Clancy dies at 88

Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Gil Clancy dies at 88

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gil Clancy, a Hall of Fame trainer and manager who worked with many top fighters including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, died on Thursday at age 88 .

A billion dreams kept alive

A billion dreams kept alive

MOHALI, India, (Reuters) - India kept alive a  billion dreams after sinking Pakistan in their World Cup  semi-final yesterday to set up an all-Asian final against Sri  Lanka .

RHTYSC Cricket Teams and Sterling Products  launch Anti-drug/Pro-education Billboards

RHTYSC Cricket Teams and Sterling Products launch Anti-drug/Pro-education Billboards

On Tuesday, the seven cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club along with Sterling Products under its Igloo Ice cream brand unveiled two impressive anti-drugs and pro-education billboards in the Rose Hall Town and Port Mourant areas .

Trio predictably picked for T&T semi-final clash

Trio predictably picked for T&T semi-final clash

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – As expected, Trinidad and Tobago selectors have included the World Cup trio of Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Ravi Rampaul in their 13-man squad for the Regional First Class Championship semi-final against Jamaica starting tomorrow .

Chile’s Figueroa will not stand for FIFA presidency

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) - Former Chile captain Elias  Figueroa has decided not to run for FIFA president in June,  citing little time to prepare a creditable platform from which  to try to wrest power from Sepp Blatter .

Velarde names Bonds  trainer as drugs source

Velarde names Bonds trainer as drugs source

SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Former Major League  Baseball player Randy Velarde testified yesterday that he  used drugs he believed were human growth hormone obtained from  home run king Barry Bonds’ personal trainer .

Andy Murray keen to appoint new coach

(BBC) Andy Murray wants to appoint a new coach before the clay-court season with a possible decision in the next couple of days, BBC Sport understands .

Fernando Alonso tips Ferrari to improve in next races

(BBC) Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso says his fourth-place finish in the Australian Grand Prix was “not the start we wanted” but is not a cause for concern .

Clijsters falls to  Azarenka in Miami

Clijsters falls to Azarenka in Miami

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Belarussian Victoria Azarenka  produced some sparkling tennis to defeat world number two Kim  Clijsters in the quarter-finals of the Sony Ericsson Open yesterday .

Jamaica win, Cuba lose Gold Cup practice matches

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – A double strike from Dane Richards restored the pride to Jamaica in a 3-2 victory over El Salvador on Tuesday at the Cuscatlán Stadium .

Brazil will meet World Cup deadline - officials

Brazil will meet World Cup deadline – officials

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Brazil’s 2014 World Cup  officials are lining up to debunk FIFA chief Sepp Blatter’s  suggestion they are behind schedule, with Rio de Janeiro state  sports secretary Marcia Lins joining the fray yesterday .

Captain Afridi does not fear fans’ backlash

Captain Afridi does not fear fans’ backlash

MOHALI, India, (Reuters) - Vanquished captain  Shahid Afridi expects a mature reaction from fans in Pakistan  when their team return after going down to arch-rivals India in  the World Cup semi-final yesterday .

Fish becomes top-ranked U.S player with win

MIAMI,  (Reuters) - Mardy Fish replaced Andy Roddick  as the top-ranked American after beating Spain’s David Ferrer  7-5 6-2 yesterday to move into the semi-finals of the Sony  Ericsson Open .

New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori considers one-day future

(BBC) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals and is considering his future in one-day internationals .

GVF revives Demerara Volleyball Association

GVF revives Demerara Volleyball Association

In the wake of the successes of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA), which was resuscitated late last year, the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) has revived the Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) with the hope of making the same progress as the Berbice sub-association .

Over 65 horses to compete at Alness Sunday

On Sunday the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) horse race meet will get underway from 13:00 hours at the club’s Alness, Corentyne, race track .

Guns fall silent as Pakistanis mourn World Cup defeat

KARACHI,  (Reuters) - The guns fell silent and the  streets were deserted after Pakistan were defeated by India in  their World Cup semi-final in Mohali yesterday .

Cavaliers negate James’s triple-double to upset Heat

Cavaliers negate James’s triple-double to upset Heat

CLEVELAND, Ohio, (Reuters)- LeBron James’s triple  double was not enough to help the Miami Heat overcome the lowly  Cleveland Cavaliers, who beat the playoff bound Heat 102-90 on  Tuesday .

After Phagwah Day of Sports Sunday in memory of Gordon Bynoe

An after Phagwah Day of Sports will be hosted by the South Turkeyen Sports Committee in honour of the late Gordon Bynoe on Sunday at the Mahaicony Community Centre Ground commencing 09:30hrs .

GBOC starts off with  referees’ clinic today

GBOC starts off with referees’ clinic today

The Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC), which was recently established by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), will officially begin operations today with a referees’ clinic at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 18:00 hours .

Some officials wary of Klass for  another four years at the helm

Some officials wary of Klass for another four years at the helm

Disenchanted football officials are wary of long-standing Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Colin Klass serving another four years at the helm, declaring they would prefer “a one eye, one foot, one hand man” to take the reins of football which  has suffered under Klass .

Tour life more than just a dance for Petkovic

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) - Aged just 23, Germany’s  Andrea Petkovic has already established herself as one of the  most colourful, outgoing, unpredictable and introspective  players on the WTA Tour .



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