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Poor memory lets Powell down against Gay

GATESHEAD, England, (Reuters) - Asafa Powell attributed his loss to Tyson Gay over 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Gateshead yesterday to a poor memory .

Chavanel steals the show before the Alps

LES ROUSSES, France, (Reuters) - For the second time  in a week, Sylvain Chavanel capitalised on his rivals’ missteps to seize the overall lead of the Tour de France yesterday .

Bangladesh complete first win over England

BRISTOL, England, (Reuters) - Bangladesh scored  their first victory over England in Test or One-day Internationals yesterday when they defeated the world Twenty20  champions by five runs .

Benn handed suspension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Sulieman Benn will pay a heavy price for his unwelcomed entry into South Africa’s dressing room during the ill-tempered third Test in his native Barbados last month .

Blackwood saves Jamaica with pugnacious knock

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Flex Text, Free Weekend clash tonight in Digicel Twenty20 final

Flex Text, Free Weekend clash tonight in Digicel Twenty20 final

 By Marlon Munroe  Georgetown’s Flex Text and Upper Corentyne’s  Free Weekend will clash in tonight’s final at the Guyana National Stadium after they comfortably disposed of East Coast Demerara Flex Check and New Amsterdam Free Credit respectively last night at the same venue in the DigicelTwenty20 competition .

Coordinator: NSBF “definitely a success”

Coordinator: NSBF “definitely a success”

By Floyd ChristieCoordinator of the recently concluded National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF), Chris Bowman, says “the tournament this year was most definitely a success .

Davis puts T&T in the lead

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Memorial Service held for Ken de Abreau

Memorial Service held for Ken de Abreau

A Memorial Service was held yesterday for former Sports administrator and business executive Ken de Abreau who passed away last week in the United States .

Mayers, Chase put Barbados in charge

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Ferreira-James to officiate in Women’s U-20 World Cup tourney

Guyana’s top female football referee Dianne Ferreira-James has been appointed to officiate in the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany starting next week .

Uruguay and Germany left playing for pride

PORT ELIZABETH, (Reuters) - Germany and Uruguay will  hope to salvage some pride in their third-place playoff match today after devastating semi-final defeats earlier this week .

Crosse, Khan leave Guyana eyeing victory

Crosse, Khan leave Guyana eyeing victory

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Cavaliers owner calls LeBron selfish for move to Miami

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The owner of the Cleveland  Cavaliers called LeBron James selfish for his decision to seek  a championship with the Miami Heat and promised the hard-luck  city an NBA title before the six-time All-Star gets one .

Coca-Cola and Banks DIH to sponsor CAC and NACRA Rugby Games

Coca-Cola and Banks DIH to sponsor CAC and NACRA Rugby Games

Coca-Cola and Banks DIH yesterday declared their sponsorship of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Rugby Sevens Games and North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Rugby Sevens Championships which will be held at the National Stadium, Providence from July 24-30 .

Roach ready to fire for Barbados

Kemar Roach, the Barbados fast bowler, has issued a warning to opposing teams in the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 Tournament .

U-17 team heading to Guyana

Former Trinidad and Tobago Under-15 MVP Nyron Motilal headlines a list of 16 Under-17 cricketers who will travel to Guyana on a development tour from August 8-19 .

Over 10 teams ready for True Champions Volleyball Tournament

The True Champions Volleyball Tournament is nearing realization as more than 10 teams have confirmed participation for the upcoming Castrol Strikers and Guyana Volleyball Federation-organised Tournament which is being sponsored by Tradewind TankersThe tournament which is sponsored by Tradewind Tankers is scheduled to commence on July 17 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

Injury-hit Bangladesh recall Ashraful, Naeem

DHAKA, (Reuters) - Bangladesh recalled former  captain Mohammad Ashraful and all-rounder Naeem Islam yesterday after batsman Roqibul Hassan and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim  were ruled out of the ongoing one-day series against England .

Malinga included in Sri Lanka test squad

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith  Malinga has been included in the 16-member squad for the  three-test series against India starting at Galle on July 18 .

Gov’t to submit merger proposal for GCC, GFC

-Bourda members concerned about planned exclusion of cricketBy Marlon Munroe The government is to submit a comprehensive proposal outlining its vision for the possible merger of the historic Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, and the Georgetown Football Club to create a sports facility .

National men’s rugby squad ‘well on course’ - coach

National men’s rugby squad ‘well on course’ – coach

By Floyd Christie The national men’s rugby squad is “well on course right now,” according to their coach Theodore Henry .

Olympic 100m champion Fraser tests positive

KINGSTON, (Reuters) - Jamaica’s Olympic and world 100  metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser has tested positive, her track  club (MVP) president Bruce James said .

LeBron for Heat

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - LeBron James announced last night he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join Dwayne  Wade and Chris Bosh at the Miami Heat next season, ending one  of the biggest transfer sagas in U .

Jevina gets mom’s approval for  possible youth games scholarship

Jevina gets mom’s approval for possible youth games scholarship

By Tamika Garnett Dian Gladstone, mother of Youth Olympic Games Scholarship awardee, Jevina Sampson, after returning from the assessment interview at the Singapore Sports School from June 14–18, has affirmed that her daughter will be accepting the scholarship once the offer is confirmed .

DCB practice facility haven for  cows, wasps and vines

DCB practice facility haven for cows, wasps and vines

By Marlon Munroe The Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) practice facility in the compound of the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) ground, Woolford Avenue, is now a sanctuary for cows, wasps and vines .

Crosse, Stoll carry Guyana to the brink

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Referee system to change for next Cup, says FIFA

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - The refereeing system will  change for the next World Cup with goalline technology and extra  officials being considered, FIFA said yesterday .

Magnificent Spain deserve to triumph at top table

DURBAN, (Reuters) - The sheer quality of Spain’s  performance in the 1-0 win over Germany that sent the European  champions into their first World Cup final has prompted coach  Vicente del Bosque to wax lyrical over his talented team .

Van Persie saving best for last, says Van Marwijk

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Netherlands striker Robin  van Persie had saved his best for last and was set to shine in  the World Cup final against Spain, said coach Bert van Marwijk .

Semenya will run in Finland next week, agent says

HELSINKI,  (Reuters) - South African world 800 metres  champion Caster Semenya will return to competition next Thursday  in the Finnish town of Lappeenranta, after an enforced break due  to controversial gender tests, her agent said .

Bolt shakes off pain to equal year’s top 100m

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) - Jamaican triple  Olympic champion Usain Bolt overcame a nagging Achilles tendon  strain to equal the season’s fastest 100 metres at the Lausanne  Athletissima Diamond League yesterday .

Tears of relief for Cavendish after Tour win

MONTARGIS, France, (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish burst  into tears and broke down on the podium as weeks and months of  tension were finally released by victory in the fifth stage of  the Tour de France yesterday .

German fans want revenge grilling of oracle octopus

BERLIN, (Reuters Life!) - Some Germans are calling  for a public roasting of the oracle octopus who correctly picked  the winner of all six of their national soccer team’s World Cup  matches — including a bitter defeat to Spain yesterday .



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