TULSA, Oklahoma, (Reuters) - When Marion Jones walked out of a Texas prison nearly two years ago looking for a fresh start, she knew Tulsa was a perfect fit .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Australia captain Alex Blackwell has cited self-belief and confidence as the recipe for their success in the narrow three-run defeat of New Zealand at Kensington Oval Sunday .
By Floyd ChristieAfter a top class performance in the first two stages and a strong finish in the final stage, Warren McKay was named overall winner of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Annual Three-Stage Cycle Road Race which ended yesterday on Homestretch Avenue .
BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) - England won the World Twenty20 in magnificent style with a 111-run partnership from South Africa-born batsmen Kevin Pietersen and Craig Kieswetter setting them up for a seven-wicket win over Australia yesterday .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Four players were expected to arrive in the Caribbean this weekend and another next week to complete South Africa’s 16-man squad for the limited overs series against West Indies which bowls off next Wednesday .
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Left-handed opener Devon Smith stroked a magnificent century but could not save West Indies A from a narrow five-run loss to South Africa A in the final of the Tri-Nation Limited Overs Series on Friday .
By Floyd Christie The Albouystown-Charles-town Superstars caused an uproar inside the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Saturday night after star shooter Kevin Joseph sank a one-in-a-million shot on the final buzzer to seal a 61-58 win over the Celebrities of the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championship .
By Tamica Garnett The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) put their calendar back on track yesterday when they successfully completed the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Day Championships at the Police Sports Club Ground .
- looking to send three athletes to CAC gamesBy Tamica Garnett The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) is under a double attack from the current rainy weather and from a lack of financial support from the major stakeholders .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Amir Khan of Britain retained his WBA super lightweight title on Saturday in a one-sided beating of New Yorker Paulie Malignaggi when the referee stopped the bout in the 11th round at Madison Square Garden .
(Beginning today Stabroek Sports will carry features and other important news items on the upcoming World Cup competition in South Africa in June .
BALTIMORE, (Reuters) - Trainer Bob Baffert’s gamble to replace veteran jockey Garrett Gomez with relative newcomer Martin Garcia paid off when Lookin At Lucky won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday with a dramatic stretch drive .
- Old rivals Australia and England meet today in World Cup T20 grand finale Once they hit the back straight, the feature event, for the ICC Twenty20 Trophy, was purely a two horse race .
By Floyd ChristieWarren McKay emerged the overall leader at the end of the second stage of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Annual Three-Stage Cycle road race yesterday .
Semifinal spots to be decided tonight The first of the final three nights of competition in the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament starts tonight where four teams clash for the two remaining semifinal spots and another chance of claiming top honours and the grand prize .
By Carwyn HollandTop local athletes, basketball star Akeem Kanhai, bodybuilder Sylvon Gardener and sprinter Alicia Fortune are the new faces of the popular Italian Sportswear Company FILA In Guyana .
By Marlon MunroeThe world title rematch fight between Shondell Alfred and Corinne Van Ryck De Groot has hit another snag after Stabroek Sport learnt that it was postponed for the third time to June 5 .
Milerock, Liquid Gold clash in feature match Action in the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Super League continues today with three matches in Linden and Berbice .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara expects the World Twenty20 Championship final to be a cracker but says England could tear up the form books by beating the imperious Australians .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea overcame a resilient Portsmouth side (who made a mockery of their pre-match billing as lambs to the slaughter) to win a dramatic FA Cup final 1-0 and clinch their first League and Cup Double yesterday .
(Cricinfo) Danish Kaneria and Mervyn Westfield have been questioned by Essex police in connection with an ongoing investigation into spot-fixing, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph .
GROS ISLET, (Reuters) - Magical Michael Hussey smashed three sixes in four balls to inspire Australia to a remarkable three-wicket win over holders Pakistan in the last over of yesterday’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia .
- Whipple preparing rugby squad to deliver a whippingBy Floyd ChristieHead Coach of the West Indies rugby team and National Rugby Technical Director, Joe Whipple, is on a four-day visit to Guyana to conduct and coordinate practice sessions and fitness programmes for the national squad at the National Park in preparation for the upcoming Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - While LeBron James contemplates where he will play next season, speculation is rampant on the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ two-time league MVP .
MADRID, (Reuters) - Seventh seed Jelena Jankovic failed to handle the blistering shots of outsider Aravane Rezai or the unseasonably cold temperature as she slumped out of the Madrid Open at the quarter-final stage yesterday .
In an effort to raise funds to send a child overseas for surgery to fix a dislocated spine, the Kool Runnings Family of Enmore will stage a six-a-side, five-overs softball cricket competition at the Enmore Community Centre ground on May 26 (Independence Day) .
GROS ISLET, (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis refused to blame his side after they were on the receiving end of an astonishing Australia fightback in yesterday’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia .
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – West Indies women’s quest for a spot in the World Twenty20 Championship final finished in disappointment yesterday, when they slid to a 56-run defeat to New Zealand .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – An audience of more than two million people has been glued to Caribbean radio and television sets as they followed the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, according to an estimate by regional host broadcaster, the Caribbean Media Corporation .
GROS ISLET, (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke said yesterday’s remarkable three-wicket triumph over Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in St Lucia proved his side could win from any position .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A shoving match broke out yesterday at the weigh-in for this weekend’s title fight between WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan of Britain and challenger Paulie Malignaggi of New York .
BOSTON, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics scored a stunning playoff upset on Thursday with a 94-85 win over a top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers team that had been heavily favoured to win the franchise’s first NBA championship .
DOHA, (Reuters) - Jamaica’s Asafa Powell recovered from a poor start to take the plaudits in the men’s 100 metres at the opening Diamond League meet in steamy Qatar yesterday .
By Marlon Munroe The dye has been cast for the fourth installment of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control/Guyana Amateur Boxing Association Pro Am boxing card billed for May 28 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall from 20:00 hours .
The Albouystown-Charlestown superstars, who are currently the undefeated champions of the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships, is slated to face their toughest competition yet when they go up against the celebrities of the championships tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will launch an Elite Training Programme to facilitate senior cricketers in the county on May 23 at the Albion Community Development Centre ground .
Wendell Meusa maintained a slim lead in the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Keishar’s/FIDE qualifying tournament following play on Wednesday .