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Bushrangers beat Wayamba to keep semi-finals hopes alive

CENTURION, South Africa, CMC – Victoria Bushrangers maintained their hopes of reaching the Champions League Twenty20 semi-finals when they beat hapless Wayamba of Sri Lanka by eight wickets yesterday .

Keon Joseph bags five wickets in five balls

Keon Joseph bags five wickets in five balls

West Indies under-19 pacer Keon Joseph conjured up a remarkable feat when he captured five wickets in five balls as the 2010 Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/Tenelec Inc .

Night Crescendo in crashing win

Night Crescendo in crashing win

Yap Drepaul guided Night Crescendo to a narrow win over Message to take the feature B and lower class race when the Rising Sun Turf Club and True Friendship Committee staged their grand horse race meet at the Rising Sun Turf Club, West Coast Berbice, on Sunday .

Pakistan square series with spirited win at Lord’s

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan recovered from a  terrible start to their day to complete a spirited victory in  the fourth one-day international against England at Lord’s yesterday .

Pakistan, England players clash in the nets before start of play

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s chaotic tour of  England degenerated into near anarchy on the morning of the  fourth one-day international at Lord’s yesterday, a match the  visitors went on to win by 38 runs .

Sham Khan wins junior chess qualifiers

Sham Khan wins junior chess qualifiers

- tie break system fails to separate Taffin Khan and Omar Shariff in senior category Despite suffering two losses Sham Khan was able to capture the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Topco Juices junior qualifying championships which ended on Sunday at the Keishar’s Sports Club .

Greaves win feature event at GCF/Cecil Anderson Memorial race

Greaves win feature event at GCF/Cecil Anderson Memorial race

Alonso Greaves was the winner of the Open 15-lap event of the Guyana Cycling Federation’s inaugural Cecil Anderson Memorial Cycle road race held Sunday morning around the outer circuit of the National Park .

Yuvraj Singh dropped from India squad to face Australia

(BBC) Batsman Yuvraj Singh has been dropped from India’s Test squad for their home series against Australia in October .

Achievers to battle Strikers in TCVT finals

Young Achievers and Castrol Strikers volleyball teams eliminated their competition to book their spots in the final of the True Champions Volleyball Tournament (TCVT) when they won their respective semi-final matches Saturday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Georgetown level series in NY

After a gripping game one which Linden won 69-68, the overseas-based Guyanese players in New York once again clashed in their friendly series .

Togo suspends coach for fielding fake national team

LOME, (Reuters) - An assistant coach of Togo’s  soccer team has been suspended for three years after he took a  group of imposters masquerading as the national side to play a  match in Bahrain, the country’s football federation said .

Lions Club of Bel Air to host fundraiser

The Lions Club of Bel Air will be hosting a fundraiser on Sunday  at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue .

Simmons slams ton in Trinidad Trials

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 20, CMC – Out-of-favour West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons kept up his superb form with a stroke-filled century when national trials for next month’s regional limited overs championship continued on Saturday .

McCook dismisses fears over Games cancellation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Regional track and field chief Teddy McCook yesterday allayed fears that the CARIFTA Games could be cancelled for the first time in its near 40-year history .

FA charges Wenger with improper conduct

LONDON, (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  was charged by the Football Association yesterday of improper  conduct following the Premier League match at Sunderland .

Swiss Cup defeat puts Federer withdrawal in the spotlight

BERNE, (Reuters) - Roger Federer’s Davis Cup future  was again the subject of debate following Switzerland’s 5-0  defeat by Kazakhstan and relegation to next year’s  Europe/African group .

Australia New Delhi-bound despite shootings

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - The Australian Commonwealth  Games Association (ACGA) said Sunday’s tourist shooting in New  Delhi will not change its Commonwealth Games plans .

Panthers grab consolation win against GDF

Though they fell short of qualifying for the Pepsi Street Playoff Series, the Colours Panthers Division Three team rebounded well from a loss to  Ravens  Friday night by defeating the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 59-55 in the final game of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three and Open leagues .

Persaud wins DeSinco Trading cycle race in record time

Persaud wins DeSinco Trading cycle race in record time

Robin Persaud stole the show on Saturday when he smashed a decade old cycling record around the inner circle of the National Park in the feature event of the 10th annual De Sinco Trading Limited 11-race programme .

Ram Singh victorious in Doosan-Farm Supplies Medal Play golf tourney

Ram Singh victorious in Doosan-Farm Supplies Medal Play golf tourney

The seasoned campaigners prevailed in last Saturday’s Doosan–Farm Supplies Limited-sponsored golf tournament played at the Lusignan Golf Club .

Ricky Hatton ‘disgusted’ with himself over drug claims

(BBC) Former world boxing champion Ricky Hatton has spoken of his “disgust” at his binge drinking and drug taking but insists he does not have a problem .

Harris suffers third-round KO in “vicious” bout

LOS ANGELES, CMC – Vivian Harris suffered a major setback in his bid to gain a World title fight, when Victor Ortiz knocked him out in their “vicious” non-title, junior welterweight fight on Saturday at the Staples Centre .

Edghill, Duff for Latin  American TT c/ships

Edghill, Duff for Latin American TT c/ships

-GTTA gives green lightCaribbean Under-13 girls’ singles champion Chelsea Edghill and the region’s number two boys’ Under-13 player Jamaal Duff have been given the green light to participate in the 10th Latin American Pre-Cadet (11-13 years) and Under-10 championships scheduled for the Dominican Republic next month .

Guyana aiming for first win to rescue pride

Guyana aiming for first win to rescue pride

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Virtually eliminated from semi-final contention, embattled Guyana will try to rescue their Champions League Twenty20 campaign when they face Highveld Lions of South Africa here today .

Bushrangers in dramatic “super over” win

Bushrangers in dramatic “super over” win

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, CMC – Victoria Bushrangers handed Chennai Super Kings their first loss of the Champions League Twenty20 yesterday while keeping their hopes alive of reaching the semi-finals of the lucrative showpiece .

Power struggle

Power struggle

Here we go again in the interminable battle for control of West Indies cricket .

Forrester slams century as GCC steamroll MCYS

Forrester slams century as GCC steamroll MCYS

Winston Forrester followed up his performance at this year’s 24th annual Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament in Barbados with a century yesterday in the second division Haier Cup at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground .

Taylor plays down contract snub

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Injury prone West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor says he is looking past the disappointment of losing his central retainer contract, and focusing on regaining his fitness so he can resume his international career .

`Fishy’ Wiliams lands Fitness Express sponsorship

`Fishy’ Wiliams lands Fitness Express sponsorship

Top local cyclist Marlon `Fishy’ Williams on Thursday was the beneficiary of a financial contribution from Fitness Express, specialists in health and fitness products to help offset his participation at next month’s Commonwealth Games in India .

Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens team in Barbados for next training phase

Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens team in Barbados for next training phase

Following a brief press conference at the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports, the Rugby Sevens team yesterday departed for Barbados to begin the next phase of their training regimen in preparation for the Commonwealth Games that will be held in New Delhi, India from the October 3 – 14 .

Defending champions Region Nine through to next round

Defending champions Region Nine through to next round

Taking the action into the night the two-day annual Amerindian Heritage Month Sports and Fun Day took off yesterday at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, with the preliminary rounds of the male and female cricket, volleyball and football competitions .

‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

‘I’m in the best shape of my life’

—-Says Clint Duke Mr .

ICC probes Pakistan’s victory over England at The Oval

(BBC) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an investigation into Friday’s third one-day international between England and Pakistan at The Oval .

Doctrove delighted to stand in 100th ODI at Lord’s

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Dominican umpire Billy Doctrove says he is relishing the thought of standing in his 100th One-Day International at the historic Lord’s Ground in England on Tuesday .

Spain, Japan reach semi-finals after stylish wins

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – European champions Spain edged South American kings Brazil 2-1 on Friday evening to clinch a semi-final spot in the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup .

Warriors eliminate Central Districts with easy win

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, CMC – Warriors of South Africa sent Central Districts tumbling from the Champions League Twenty20 with a convincing six-wicket hammering as they clinched their third successive win here yesterday .

Williams sees one-day championship as good prep for SL series

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Assistant West Indies coach David Williams believes next month’s regional one-day championship will serve as good preparation for the regional side’s tour of Sri Lanka in November .



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