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Shafiul’s butterflies could sting Ireland

Shafiul’s butterflies could sting Ireland

DHAKA, (Reuters) - A delivery that flies through the  air “like a butterfly” could turn out to be paceman Shafiul  Islam’s secret weapon when Bangladesh look to restore dented  pride in their World Cup match against Ireland .

TV basher Ponting muted by ICC rap

TV basher Ponting muted by ICC rap

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - A bizarre episode at the World  Cup was finally closed yesterday when Australian Ricky Ponting paid the price for damaging a dressing room television in pique and was reprimanded by the game’s governing body .

Backboards and rings finally installed at Burnham court

Backboards and rings finally installed at Burnham court

…. New GABA executives to continue rehabilitation project

After about three months without basketball being played at the Burnham basketball court due to the absence of backboards and rings, the outdoor facility has finally been fitted with a pair of brand new backboards and rings .

Refreshed Lakers shoot down Hawks

Refreshed Lakers shoot down Hawks

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Refreshed and back  in synch after the All Star break, the Los Angeles Lakers flexed  their muscles with a 104-80 thrashing of the Atlanta Hawks yesterday .

Here WI come!

Here WI come!

-Sammy aiming to upset “the big boys”

DELHI, India, CMC – Darren Sammy believes West Indies can overturn an abysmal, recent One-day International record against Test-playing nations, and upset a few teams in the World Cup .

It’s an uphill battle – Carto

It’s an uphill battle – Carto

Newly-elected president of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA), David Carto has referred to efforts to revive basketball in Georgetown as “an uphill battle .

Duff/Hopkinson upset form book to capture men’s doubles title By Treiston Joseph

Duff/Hopkinson upset form book to capture men’s doubles title By Treiston Joseph

For the first time in years the men’s doubles champions of the National Sports Commission (NSC) annual Mashramani table tennis championships are a pair of teeny boppers .

Dutch make England sweat for opening win

Dutch make England sweat for opening win

NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) - England laboured to a  thrilling six-wicket victory completed with eight balls to spare  over the Netherlands in a Group B match to avert what would have  been the first upset of the World Cup yesterday .

Kumar says plans afoot to honour Pompey

Kumar says plans afoot to honour Pompey

Guyana national record holder Aliann Pompey is scheduled to arrive in Guyana tomorrow morning, from the United States of America to spend six days here before she departs for her adopted homeland on March 1 .

East Coast communities had successful Day of Interaction in sports

East Coast communities had successful Day of Interaction in sports

The first Day of Interaction organized by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport/National Sports Commission (NSC) and the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) of Buxton/Foulis, Enmore/Hope and Grove/Haslington last Sunday was a notable success despite the persistent rainfall over the weekend .

Flintstones win 48 games at Mashramani Domino competition

The Annual Mashramani Domino competition for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Region Two, held at the Community-Based Rehabilitation Programme building in Queenstown came to an end over the weekend .

Warriors win Godwin McPherson Foundation Mash B/ball tourney

The New Amsterdam Warriors Basketball ‘A’ team are now $70,000 richer after winning the Godwin McPherson Foundation Mashramani Basketball tournament Sunday at the Litchfield Basketball Court .

Speedy Benzema breaks Lyon hearts in Real draw

LYON, France, (Reuters) - Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema  was cheered by his former Olympique Lyon fans when he came off  the bench but 43 seconds later they were stunned into silence as  he opened the scoring in a 1-1 Champions League first-leg draw .

Republic Anniversary Rapid Chess tournament carded for Saturday

Republic Anniversary Rapid Chess tournament carded for Saturday

A one-day Republic Anniversary Rapid Chess tournament sponsored by Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its TOPCO Juice brand is on this Saturday at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club, Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust .

Chesney first Guyanese to break 800-pound squat barrier

Chesney first Guyanese to break 800-pound squat barrier

Colin ‘Mr Clean’ Chesney created history by becoming the first Guyanese to break the 800-pound squat barrier last Sunday when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) held its annual Novice and Junior Championships at the Skeldon Secondary School, Corriverton, Berbice .

Fudadin admits  team’s performance so far is poor

Fudadin admits team’s performance so far is poor

With the time long gone for sugar-coating Guyana’s abysmal performance in the current WICB four-day tournament, captain Assad Fudadin has labeled his team’s performance as poor .

Anthony joins Knicks in nine player deal - report

Anthony joins Knicks in nine player deal – report

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Four-time All-Star Carmelo  Anthony will join the New York Knicks in a nine-player deal  with the Denver Nuggets, the NBA’s website reported yesterday .

AAG says: ‘Well done’

AAG says: ‘Well done’

-Men’s team places fifth overall at NACAC cross country race in T’dad

By Treiston JosephThe Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) yesterday congratulated the athletes who  represented Guyana at the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) cross country race in Trinidad last Saturday .

Kobe shines brightest of All Stars in West victory

Kobe shines brightest of All Stars in West victory

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe  Bryant won a record-tying fourth All-Star Game most valuable  player award as he led the Western Conference to a 148-143  victory in front of his home fans on Sunday .

Warriors, Fire Hawks reach final of N.A Mash b/ball tourney

The New Amsterdam Warriors and the Fyrish Fire Hawks have advanced to the final of the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association Mashramani basketball tournament at the New Amsterdam basketball court .

Final of Linden Stag beer inter-ward football on tonight

The final of the Linden Stag Beer Inter-Ward street football tournament will be contested tonight at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .

CCC log maiden victory over Leewards

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Combined Campuses & Colleges created a small piece of history, when they completed a 158-run victory over Leeward Islands in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday .

20th Mash cycle programme set for this weekend

20th Mash cycle programme set for this weekend

Cycle races as a feature of this year’s Mashramani celebrations will continue this weekend at the National Park and the West Coast of Demerara .

Rain forces postponement of Rising Sun horse race meet

Rain forced a last minute postponement of the Rising Sun horse race meet on Sunday at Arima Park, West Coast Berbice .

Australian pace trio see off Zimbabwe

Australian pace trio see off Zimbabwe

AHMEDABAD, India, (Reuters) - Champions Australia  softened up a resolute Zimbabwe with fiery pace and bounce to  kick start their campaign with a resounding 91-run victory yesterday, their 30th World Cup win on the trot .

Pietersen will shine in opener’s role - Strauss

Pietersen will shine in opener’s role – Strauss

NAGPUR, (Reuters) - England captain Andrew Strauss  expects Kevin Pietersen to thrive in his newly assigned opener’s  role and wants the team to play the smart one-day cricket that  was conspicuously absent in their recent tour of Australia .

Samuels stars with second hundred

Samuels stars with second hundred

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Marlon Samuels stroked his second hundred for the season, as Jamaica settled for a draw with Barbados in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday .

Simmons falls short of a hundred

Simmons falls short of a hundred

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Lendl Simmons narrowly missed-out on a hundred, as Trinidad & Tobago earned a draw with England Lions in the WICB Regional first-class championship yesterday .

Some GCB executives query investigator’s work

Some GCB executives query investigator’s work

While outgoing president of the Guyana Cricket Board  (GCB) Chetram Singh claims that he has no idea  how investigations are proceeding, some executive members are not satisfied with the work of the investigator .

Gattuso gets four-match ban for assault

BERNE, (Reuters) - AC Milan captain Gennaro Gattuso  has been given a four-match European ban for head-butting the  assistant coach of rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last  week’s Champions League tie, UEFA said yesterday .

Lyon wary of more balanced Real and Mourinho factor

LYON, France, (Reuters) - Real Madrid are a stronger  proposition than last year after the arrival of Champions League  specialist Jose Mourinho and several new midfielders, bogey side  Olympique Lyon said yesterday ahead of their last-16 first leg .

Britain will do well to win more medals-Aussie chef

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Hosts Britain will be nervous  about their medal chances at next year’s London Olympics after  raising expectations by finishing fourth in the table at  Beijing, according to Australia’s Chef de Mission Nick Green .

Afridi joins Hampshire for English Twenty20 campaign

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Pakistan’s World Cup captain  Shahid Afridi will play for Hampshire in the 2011 English  domestic Twenty20 competition, the county said yesterday .

It’s automatic!

It’s automatic!

- As expected, Griffin wins slam dunk contest by soaring over car

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Blake Griffin soared over  an automobile and into a new stratosphere on Saturday with an  awe-inspiring performance to win the NBA’s slam dunk contest .

Darren Bravo seeks to step-out of Lara shadow

Darren Bravo seeks to step-out of Lara shadow

DELHI, India, CMC – Darren Bravo wants to make a name for himself at the World Cup in the hope of ending comparisons with Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies batting legend Brian Lara .

Gayle wants to walk like a champion

Gayle wants to walk like a champion

DELHI, India,  CMC – Chris Gayle hopes his explosive batting can lift West Indies in the World Cup, but he also wants to be crowned the top all-rounder in the tournament .



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