Sports

Hamilton fired up for title fight

(BBC) Lewis Hamilton lost his championship lead to Red Bull’s Mark Webber at the last race in Hungary but the McLaren driver is four points back with seven races left .

Serena Williams pulls out of U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Serena Williams has pulled out  of the U .

Pakistan bowlers transform third test

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan transformed the course of the third test against England at the Oval yesterday in a spectacular passage of play immediately after the tea interval on the third day .

Alpha United only 50% ready for Inter Guiana’s Cup – Dover

Alpha United head coach Wayne ‘Wiggy’ Dover is concerned that the team is not in top form despite the Inter-Guiana Football Cup being just about a week away .

Dowlin, Barnwell and Christian pledge to  make sizeable contributions to their club

Dowlin, Barnwell and Christian pledge to make sizeable contributions to their club

They have delivered the goods on the field with bat and ball but now cricketers Travis Dowlin, Christopher Barnwell and Derwin Christian have pledged to make sizeable contributions to the development of their club .

Port Mourant comes to New York

The New York based Legends of Port Mourant group is pushing ahead with its quest to continue assisting entities in the renowned Berbice village in the development of sports and education .

GKRS outfits national male and female basketball teams

GKRS outfits national male and female basketball teams

Grace Kennedy Remittance Services (GKRS) through their  international brand Western Union made a  formal presentation of their $165,000 contribution to the Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABF) yesterday at the company’s location on Water Street .

Build up to Airtel sole focus now –Chetram Singh

By Marlon MunroeAs the accusations fly back and forth between the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), GCB President Chetram Singh closed the chapter yesterday by stating that it takes two to argue .

Three-man boxing team named for Commonwealth Games in India

The Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) has named a three-man boxing team for the Commonwealth Games scheduled for New Delhi, India from October 3-14 .

Jevina Straker placed in ‘B’ finals of girls 1000m

Guyana’s leading junior long distance lady, Jevina Straker, despite placing twelfth in the 1000m qualifiers on Wednesday night, local time, has now been placed in the “B” finals of the girls 1000m of the World Youth Olympic Games currently on in Singapore .

Wariner wins in Zurich with world lead time

ZURICH, (Reuters) - Jeremy Wariner produced a world  leading time to win the 400 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond  League meeting yesterday and fellow American David Oliver  maintained his unbeaten record this season in the 110 hurdles .

England’s Swann reaches 100 test wickets

LONDON, (Reuters) - Graeme Swann kept England in  contention in the third test against Pakistan at the Oval yesterday by capturing his 100th test wicket during a day of  attritional but invariably absorbing cricket .

Taylor, Roach nominated for major awards

 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Stafanie Taylor and Kemar Roach are the only two players from West Indies vying for major individual honours in the ICC Awards this year .

National hockey coach underscores need for more overseas exposure

National hockey coach underscores need for more overseas exposure

By Marlon MunroeFollowing Guyana’s fifth place finish in the recently-concluded men’s indoor Pan American hockey championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, national coach Timothy Mc Intosh has  underscored the need for more international exposure for teams .

Roger Clemens indicted for lying to US Congress

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) - Baseball great Roger  Clemens, one of the best pitchers in the sport’s history, was  indicted yesterday for lying to the U .

Improvements seen in young rugby players locally – UK coach

The two-member coaching team from the United Kingdom (UK)-based Boost Coaching Academy continued their training sessions with local rugby players yesterday at the National Park .

DC Jammers to hold coaching clinic today

By Floyd ChristieThe Washington DC Jammers began their one-week tour of Guyana on Wednesday and as part of their visit the team along with their staff will be hosting a coaching clinic today from 1 pm at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

Mercury Athletics’ Gaskin for coaching clinic in Argentina

Mercury Athletics’ Gaskin for coaching clinic in Argentina

Coach of the four-year-old Mercury Athletics Club Christopher Gaskin travelled to Argentina on Wednesday morning to participate in a coaching course on Youth Athletics starting today .

Colgrain pool to remain closed until October

Colgrain pool to remain closed until October

-new filter to be installedBy Tamica GarnettThe Colgrain Swimming Pool will remain closed until around October to facilitate the installation of a new filter system, among other works .

Lewis makes countryman Sukra latest victim in tennis semis

Despite their early departure from the main draw, in the consolation division of the boys u-14 category, Guyana’s Gavin Lewis and Daniel Lopes rose to the top of the clan to face each other in the finals of the International Tennis Federation Junior tournament currently on in St Vincent and the Grenadines .

Delhi Games jolted by sponsor withdrawals

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Two Indian state-run firms  have withdrawn their sponsorship of the Delhi Commonwealth Games  due to “negative publicity” of the event stemming from  allegations of graft and mismanagement .

DCC summer camp concludes today

The Queenstown-based Dem-erara Cricket Club’s (DCC) inaugural summer camp culminates today with a simple ceremony at the club’s pavilion commencing from 13:00hrs, and certificates of participation will  be presented .

WIPA says GCB pressured players

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Regional players union, WIPA, have accused the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) of pressuring players to sign Airtel Champions League contracts and have expressed surprise by the GCB’s move to file an injunction against them last week .

International basketball  series jumps off tonight

International basketball series jumps off tonight

- DC Jammers not underestimating localsBy Floyd Christie The Washington DC Jammers arrived in Guyana yesterday morning for the international basketball series which jumps off tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and they are not underestimating their local opponents, according to their Head Coach Michael Creppy .

Nigeria keeper scores in Champions League tie

BERNE, (Reuters) - Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama  scored a penalty as Hapoel Tel Aviv won 3-2 at Salzburg in their  Champions League playoff first leg yesterday while Werder  Bremen produced three quickfire strikes to beat Sampdoria 3-1 .

Nadal and Murray power through in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio,  (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal  moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Masters with a 6-2  7-5 victory over American Taylor Dent yesterday .

Cooper half-century leads T&T to title again

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – West Indies batsman Britney Cooper stroked an unbeaten half-century yesterday to propel Trinidad and Tobago to a three-wicket win over St Vincent and the Grenadines, and to the capture of the WICB Women’s 50-Overs League for the second year running .

Wigan braced to face Chelsea – and Drogba

LONDON, (Reuters) - Having opened the defence of  their Premier League title with a 6-0 thrashing of West  Bromwich Albion last week, Chelsea now face the team they beat  8-0 to secure the crown three months ago .

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers end bitter-sweet tour

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers end bitter-sweet tour

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers were bid farewell yesterday after their 10-day goodwill series ended on a bitter-sweet note at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) main pavilion .

Moves afoot to unite regional chess associations

Moves afoot to unite regional chess associations

An agreement has been reached among four Caribbean countries to establish a regional body for chess .

World Youth Olympic Games ...Chavez Ageday advances to  finals of boys’ 100m finals

World Youth Olympic Games …Chavez Ageday advances to finals of boys’ 100m finals

Finishing third in his heats with a timing of 11 .

Courts Guyana dishes out $350,000  for Police Athletics Championships

Courts Guyana dishes out $350,000 for Police Athletics Championships

Furniture giant, Courts Guyana Inc, yesterday dished out sponsorship to the tune of $350,000 to the Guyana Police Force towards their annual Athletics Championships which will be held on August 24, 25 and 27  at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary .

President’s/Jefford track  and field meet launched

President’s/Jefford track and field meet launched

The President’s/Jefford Track & Field meet was launched yesterday with the aim of showcasing high level competition and improving the coffers of the clubs at the Digicel headquarters Barrack Street, Kingston .

Sports writer Yacoob dies after short illness

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Beloved Trinidad Guardian sports journalist and CMC Sports correspondent Nazrudeen Yacoob has died .

Chanderpaul has first ball failure but Collymore shines

LONDON, England,  CMC – West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul suffered a rare failure for Lancashire yesterday when he fell for a first ball “duck” against Kent on the opening day of their Division One fixture .

Prior leads fightback

–Wicketkeeper and Broad in record eighth wicket partnership after  Pakistan’s Riaz takes five wickets on test debutLONDON, (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper Matt Prior dug  England out of deep trouble with an unbeaten 84 on the first day  of the third test yesterday as Pakistan reversed their  terrible form of the first two tests .

Ministry lauds karatekas’ performance at ISKF championships

Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Irfaan Ali extended felicitations to Team Guyana on their outstanding performance at the recently concluded 11th International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan American Championships .



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