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Windies A batting crumbles as India A take control

GRACE ROAD, England, CMC – Teenaged left-arm seamer Jaidev Unadkat snatched a seven-wicket haul to wreck West Indies A’s batting before Ajinkya Rahane and Abhinav Mukund scored half-centuries to put India A in charge of the first four-day “Test” yesterday .

GCB Digicel Summer Smash 20/20 First day of Berbice Zone washed out

The first day of the Berbice Zone of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Digicel Summer Smash 20/20 tournament was washed out after overnight and early morning rain yesterday at Port Mourant Community Centre Ground .

Pollard impresses Brian Rose

LONDON- When Brian Rose describes an innings as “the most remarkable one-day knock I have ever seen played for Somerset” there can be no doubt he has witnessed something very special .

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World Cup in 2015 could feature split innings format

(Cricinfo) One-day cricket in its familiar form could soon become a thing of the past after the Cricket Australia board gave the green light to a trial of split-innings state games next summer .

‘Big Baby’ boost!

-Celtics bench out-hustle Lakers to tie finals at 2-2BOSTON,  (Reuters) - A fired-up Glen Davis helped the Boston Celtics reclaim their inside presence and hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 96-89 on Thursday to tie the best-of-seven NBA finals at 2-2 .

Amin to meet franchise heads on June 24

(Cricinfo) The BCCI has called the 10 IPL franchises for a meeting on June 24 in Mumbai, ending a brief communication lull .

Crime tempers joy ahead of World Cup kickoff

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African excitement  climbed to a crescendo yesterday on the eve of the continent’s  first World Cup but there were reminders of problems that could  spoil their dreams of changing Africa’s image forever .

Powell flies despite ‘slowest start of his life’

ROME, (Reuters) - Jamaica’s Asafa Powell continued  his flying form by winning the 100 metres at Rome’s Diamond  League meeting in a world leading time of 9 .

Digicel Twenty20 Tournament bowls off today

Digicel Twenty20 Tournament bowls off today

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) yesterday officially launched the Digicel Summer Smash Twenty20 Cricket Tournament in the boardroom of the sponsors and the competition gets underway today with the first of the preliminary matches in the ‘Berbice Free Zone’ .

Shillingford and Benn give WI edge

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Test newcomer Shane Shillingford and Sulieman Benn gave West Indies a boost of confidence, and shook South Africa up in the opening Test yesterday at Queen’s Park Oval .

CAC Games: Final touches being made to rugby field at stadium

As Guyana prepares to host one of the events of the Central American and Caribbean Games for the first time, the local organizing committee headed by Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) President Kit Nascimento is working feverishly towards completing preparations for the CAC rugby  games on July 24-25 at the National Stadium .

Leon ‘The Lion’ Gilkes promises to be “brutal” in comeback

Leon ‘The Lion’ Gilkes is planning yet another comeback and this time he promises to give a better account of himself with a “brutal” performance in the first match-up .

Crack team out to beat any World Cup dopes

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa,  (Reuters) - If any dope  cheats or tokers are among the footballers taking part in the  World Cup, they will have to get past Dr .

Hurst, Vieira back Spain to win World Cup

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Former World Cup winners  Patrick Vieira and Geoff Hurst have picked Spain as their team  to win the tournament being hosted for the first time on African  soil .

Blatter calls for end to racism in soccer

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp  Blatter called for an end to racism and discrimination in soccer  on the eve of the first World Cup finals to be held in Africa at  FIFA’s 60th annual Congress yesterday .

“Irreversible” tiredness could blunt Messi threat

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Lionel Messi’s hopes of being  crowned the best player at the World Cup could be dashed by the  exhaustion of a taxing European season, according to the man  responsible for keeping the team in shape .

Germany’s Podolski back in familiar hunting ground

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - Lukas Podolski promised yesterday to put his poor club form behind him and return to the  scoring exploits that helped Germany reach the World Cup  semi-finals four years ago .

Lakers’ little man Fisher playing big in post-season

BOSTON, (Reuters) - Everyone seems to have a reason  why Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher gets overlooked as  one the NBA’s elite guards .

FIFA reveals billion dollar equity, big profits

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - FIFA made a profit of $196  million in 2009 and has equity of over $1 billion thanks mainly  to massive and still growing income from the sale of TV rights,  soccer’s governing body said yesterday .

United States wary of England’s set-piece threats

IRENE, South Africa, (Reuters) - England manager  Fabio Capello has drilled home the message to his team that  set-pieces can be the difference between winning and losing at  the World Cup and the United States have clearly taken note .

‘We are setting a new benchmark’ – says Dr. Anthony

‘We are setting a new benchmark’ – says Dr. Anthony

-as over 20 countries expected for Pan-American karate championshipsBy Marlon Munroe The 11th International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan-American Championships was launched yesterday at the Cara Lodge Hotel with Sport Minister Dr .

Local organizing committee lauded as countdown to CAC rugby games begins

Local organizing committee lauded as countdown to CAC rugby games begins

By Floyd Christie The countdown to the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Rugby Sevens Games which will be held at the National Stadium on July 24 and 25 officially began yesterday with a press conference at Olympic House, High Street .

Windies hope for new fortunes but rain could be spoiler

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Rain could play a major role in the opening Test between West Indies and South Africa starting here today, thwarting the hosts’ attempts to turn the page on the recent dreadful one-day series .

Mayor’s Cup top  performers receive awards

Mayor’s Cup top performers receive awards

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) yesterday received their first-place prize of $500, 000 and a trophy from Mayor Hamilton Green after they won the 2010 Mayor’s Cup edition on Sunday evening at the Georgetown Football Club ground, Bourda .

Karate team does well in T/dad

Karate team does well in T/dad

Guyana was well represented at the Tiger Claw Interna-tional Sport Karate Cham-pionship held in Trinidad and Tobago last weekend .

Johnson named captain

Former West Indies Under-19 skipper Leon Johnson has been named captain of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) team for this week-end’s Digicel 20/20 smash .

Africa’s World Cup dream ready to come true at last

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - The once inconceivable  notion of a World Cup played on African soil, in ultra-modern  stadiums beamed live to soccer fans in all corners of the globe  will become a reality tomorrow .

Windies A ready for first “Test” as rain hovers

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies A were keeping their eyes on the skies as they prepared for their opening four-day “Test” against India at Grace Road in England today .

Fisher hooks Celtics to give Lakers 2-1 lead

BOSTON, (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers stunned  the Boston Celtics 91-84 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the  NBA Finals and snatch back homecourt advantage in the  best-of-seven series between the league’s fiercest rivals .

Sarwan clinches top honour  at WIPA ceremony

Sarwan clinches top honour at WIPA ceremony

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Stroke-maker Ramnaresh Sarwan walked away with top honours when he copped the Player-of-the-Year award at the West Indies Players Association Awards Ceremony here Tuesday night .

Ganga to take up key post in Sports Ministry

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – National captain Daren Ganga has landed a top post in the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago .

GCC get the better of Hikers

GCC get the better of Hikers

Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) captured three divisions and Hikers one as the Mr .

De Gold Striders Games…..Money going to clubs not athletes- Gittens

De Gold Striders Games…..Money going to clubs not athletes- Gittens

Organiser of this week-end’s De Gold Striders Games Derill Gittens said yesterday that prize money for the Under-17 events will go to the clubs and not the athletes .

Rampaul trains sights on first home Test

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Pacer Ravi Rampaul is eyeing his first Test on home soil when West Indies face South Africa at the Queen’s Park Oval later this week .

Khan, Raymond Singh lead Topco Juice chess tourney

Khan, Raymond Singh lead Topco Juice chess tourney

Taffin Khan played undefeated in his first three games of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Topco Juice Chess tournament to acquire the lead in the event which commenced over the weekend .

Way cleared for GTTA to uplift Stag equipment

Way cleared for GTTA to uplift Stag equipment

By this week-end players participating in the annual National Sports Commission Independence anniversary table tennis tournament should be playing with the spanking-new Stag tables .



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