The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) started official trials yesterday to select swimmers for the August 13-15 Goodwill Games in Suriname .
The Western Tigers Football Club is hosting a summer programme for youth at the West Ruimveldt playfield from Monday .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica’s cricket operations manager Courtney Francis has dismissed suggestions that Chris Gayle’s rejection as Twenty20 captain has any serious implications for his future leadership of the national squad .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Exciting West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo warmed up for the upcoming regional Caribbean T20 series with a stroke-filled, unbeaten half-century yesterday .
LONDON, (Reuters) - England striker Emile Heskey announced his international retirement on Thursday after his country’s disappointing World Cup campaign .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Fast bowler Mervyn Dillon is seriously mulling over a comeback, five years after last playing for West Indies .
LAPPEENRANTA, Finland, (Reuters) - South Africa’s world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya won her comeback race yesterday after an enforced break of almost a year following controversial gender tests .
BOURG LES VALENCE, France, (Reuters) - The heatwave went to the riders’ heads on the Tour de France as Mark Renshaw was kicked out of the race over a head-butting incident that spoiled stage winner Mark Cavendish’s party yesterday .
DUBAI, (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has tabled an anti-doping code it says satisfies WADA’s ‘whereabouts’ rule but will not force many elite cricketers to provide information on their location away from the game .
ST ANDREWS, Scotland, (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy showed his vast potential on the oldest stage of all yesterday as he equalled the lowest round in a major to lead the field by two, and a lurking Tiger Woods by four, at the British Open .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan face a 13th consecutive defeat against Australia in the first test at Lord’s after they were set a world record 440 to win on the third day yesterday .
HARRISON, New Jersey, (Reuters) - France striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement from international soccer Thursday, bringing an end to a dazzling career that saw him win almost every major trophy and honour in the game .
FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - Michael Ballack has hit back at Philipp Lahm’s wish to stay as German captain after his stint in charge during the World Cup when regular skipper Ballack was ruled out with injury .
The Guyana junior girls’ and boys squash team reached the team finals at the junior Caribbean championships in the Cayman Islands yesterday .
Beverage giants Banks DIH Ltd .
DENNERY, St .
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Jamaica had to settle for first innings points against Guyana as their TCL West Indies Under-19 second round Challenge match ended in a draw, after rain wrecked the final day here yesterday .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain’s tax laws should be changed to stop the world’s top athletes staying away, UK Athletics said yesterday in the wake of Usain Bolt’s decision not to run at London’s Diamond League meeting .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Nehemiah Perry has resigned as Jamaica’s chairman of selectors amidst speculation he is upset over Chris Gayle’s snub as captain of the national Twenty20 squad .
Brooklyn, New York: Jamaican coach, Arthur Mikes says his side will not be taking Haiti lightly in the Digicel Caribbean Cup match in New York on Sunday .
—Tamar Lambert takes over; Marlon Samuels returns KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Tamar Lambert has been named to lead Jamaica in the upcoming Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, sparking speculation over West Indies skipper Chris Gayle’s future as captain of the national squad .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Windward Islands captain Darren Sammy believes his side’s chances are as good as any in the upcoming Caribbean T20 tournament .
GROS ISLET, St .
By Orin DavidsonThe long awaited academy or High Performance Centre set up by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is most welcome but if the powers-that-be believe it is the magic formula to dramatically improve regional cricket standards then they had better think again .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Australia grasped their opportunity to exploit the swing and seam movement available at Lord’s yesterday by dismissing Pakistan for 148 on the second day of the first test .
GAP, France, (Reuters) - Sergio Paulinho gave Lance Armstrong’s team RadioShack their first victory in the Tour de France when he won the 179-km 10th stage in Gap yesterday .
CHAMBERY, France, (Reuters) - Seven-times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong said yesterday he had not owned a stake in the company behind the U .
Caribbean Squash C/ships…Caribbean girls’ champions power Guyana to 5-0 rout of Cayman Islands, Bermuda
-boys suffer mixed fortunes Led by their three individual Caribbean singles champions Guyana girls yesterday were in a non-nonsense mood routing Bermuda and the Cayman Islands teams by 5-0 scores as the team competition of the annual Caribbean Squash Championships got underway in the Cayman Islands .
By Floyd ChristieThe ‘Elite 24’ of the recently concluded National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) further developed their basketball repertoire with some fundamental skills training during a coaching clinic held yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K Juman Yassin is still hopeful that the Government of Guyana will come on board to assist the country’s contingent to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for the CAC Games from July 22-31 .
-P&P Insurance Brokers tennis camp finally gets underway By Tamica GarnettThe Guyana Lawn Tennis Association’s (GLTA) P & P Insurance Brokers Limited sponsored lawn tennis Summer Camp finally got underway yesterday at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel courts following Monday’s rained out opening day .
GROS-ISLET, St .
DENNERY, St .
GROS-ISLET, St .
BOSTON, (Reuters) - Nine-times All-Star guard Ray Allen has re-signed with the Boston Celtics, the team said yesterday as they prepare to win a record 18th NBA title after falling just one win short earlier this year .