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Afridi blasts Pakistan to victory over Bangladesh

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Captain Shahid Afridi blasted  124 off 60 balls to lead Pakistan to their highest one-day  international score of 385 and a 139-run consolation victory over Bangladesh in the Asian Cup at Dambulla yesterday .

One Dayers will  remain strong

One Dayers will remain strong

-Haroon LorgatInternational Cricket Council (ICC)  Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has highlighted the staging of the 3,000th One-Day International (ODI) in Southampton today by saying the limited-overs format of the game will remain strong long into the future .

Guyanese pairs through to doubles semi-finals

The pairs of Keisha Jeffrey and Ashley Khali and Kayla Jeffrey and Jason Ray Khali advanced to the semi-finals of the girls and mixed doubles respectively at the VIII Pan American Junior Squash Championships in El Salvador .

Barricades go up in French revolution

BLOEMFONTEIN, (Reuters) - A players’ revolution,  which has torn France’s World Cup squad apart and angered the French president, escalated yesterday after some indicated they might not play in a match which could save their campaign .

True Value Volleyball tourney to be launched next month

A new volleyball tournament designed to give a major fillip to the sport locally is set to commence shortly .

Persaud wins Castrol- sponsored 50-miler

Persaud wins Castrol- sponsored 50-miler

Robin Persaud, in a time of one hour, 53 minutes and 54 seconds, won the annual Castrol-sponsored 50-mile road race Sunday (Father’s Day) on the West Bank of Demerara .

GABA League scheduled  to continue on July 7

GABA League scheduled to continue on July 7

The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) has confirmed July 7 as the date for the restart of their Open and Third Division League .

National Schools Basketball Festival to be launched today

The Street Solutions Organization and the National Sports Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Education, will team up this year to launch the fifth anniversary edition of the National Schools Basketball Festival this morning at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Chanderpaul, Nash centuries torture S/Africa

Basseterre, St Kitts – Yesterday was the South Africans’ turn to suffer from sunburn and toil in the field .

Brazil dent African hopes, French in chaos

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Brazil dented more African  hopes in the World Cup yesterday by outclassing Ivory Coast to  sweep into the second round, while European torment increased  with an unseemly rebellion in the French camp .

Today’s World Cup fixtures

Portugal vs .

Region Six chairman praises Reece, Roberts

Region Six chairman praises Reece, Roberts

Regional Chairman for Region Six  Zulfikar Mustapha has praised  top junior cyclist Neil Reece  for his success at the Beacon Cycling Festival held in Trinidad and Tobago in April .

Royal Youth Movement come out tops at De Gold Striders Games

Royal Youth Movement come out tops at De Gold Striders Games

The Royal Youth Movement athletics club dominated the De Gold Striders Games when the event rolled off yesterday at the Police Sports club Ground, Eve Leary .

Guyadin carts off Muneshwar’s-sponsored Father’s Day golf tourney

Guyadin carts off Muneshwar’s-sponsored Father’s Day golf tourney

Mike Guyadin had an inspirational day on the golf course and eased to victory in the Muneshwar’s Ltd .

`I have a lot on my plate right now’

`I have a lot on my plate right now’

-Corinne Van Ryck De Groot By Carwyn HollandFollowing her failure to snatch the coveted Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) bantamweight world title belt from Shondell `Mystery Lady’ Alfred the multi-talented Corinne Van Ryck De Groot is turning her attention to other pursuits .

GKC karatekas tune up training at Marudi Resort

GKC karatekas tune up training at Marudi Resort

Karatekas of the Guyana Karate College (GKC) stepped up their training regimen when they went through their paces at the Marudi Resort on the Linden Highway last weekend .

Bernard, Tonge help Windies-A to high-scoring draw

CROYDON, England, CMC – Lower-order half-centuries from Dave Bernard Jr and Gavin Tonge earned West Indies-A a high-scoring draw in the second and final four-day “Test” against India-A yesterday .

Commonwealth Games to do without world’s fastest man

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Sprint superstar Usain Bolt will miss this year’s Commonwealth Games in India, his coach Glen Mills has confirmed .

Cameroon’s dream over

- Dutch go through JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Cameroon’s Indomitable  Lions saw their World Cup dream shattered yesterday,  compounding Africans’ disappointment with their teams so far at  the continent’s first staging of the tournament .

Keisha Jeffrey reaches quarter-finals

Keisha Jeffrey reaches quarter-finals

Guyana’s Keisha Jeffrey reached the quarter finals of the VIII Pan American Junior Squash Championships currently underway in El Salvador .

Seven entertaining bouts highlight GABA intermediate boxing tournament

Seven entertaining bouts highlight GABA intermediate boxing tournament

By Marlon MunroeApart from the early hiccups in the night’s programme, the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) intermediate boxing tournament went well with seven entertaining bouts after three walkovers .

End of the line

End of the line

The theme of despair running through West Indies cricket for a decade and more has never been more blatant than in the current series against South Africa .

Starr Computers presents footballs to winners in World Cup Promotion

Starr Computers presents footballs to winners in World Cup Promotion

Football fever is sweeping across the nation with the  International Football Federation (FIFA) World Cup 2010 in South Africa and Starr Computers at 59 Brickdam got in on the action awarding the winners of their World Cup Promotion yesterday at their  business location .

Millington carts off Flying Ace BMX cycle road race

Millington carts off Flying Ace BMX cycle road race

Ray Millington, in a time of 55 minutes, ran out winner of the Flying Ace Cycle Club of Berbice 15-mile BMX cycle road race which took place last Sunday .

Father’s Day softball at Enmore

In an effort to encourage maximum participation, the Young Gun Sports Club of Enmore will be staging a softball cricket competition today at the Enmore Hope West School ground .

Young Achievers ‘C’ cruise into semis

The third semi-finalist of the Aracari Beach Volleyball Classic was decided yesterday when the Young Achievers `C` Volleyball team cruised into the semi finals after walking over their Group three competitors at the Aracari Resort .

Ex-GDF Association stages Father’s Day dominoes competition

Dominoes fan’s can expect a full day of dominoes today with the Ex-GDF association’s Father’s Day competition at the association’s club, Princes St .

Anelka kicked out of World Cup after row

KNYSNA, South Africa,  (Reuters) - Striker Nicolas  Anelka departed the World Cup in disgrace yesterday after  insulting France coach Raymond Domenech and refusing to  apologise .

Kallis, de Villiers plunder tons

Basseterre, St Kitts – South Africa enhanced their position of dominance in the Second Digicel Test after another day of overcast conditions at Warner Park yesterday .

Smith, Fletcher hit centuries as Windes A make strong reply

CROYDON, England, CMC – Captain Devon Smith and Andre Fletcher stroked fine centuries as West Indies A flourished on a rain-hit third day of their second four-day “Test” against India A yesterday .

Underdogs Day

—Upsets light up World Cup so far dominated by Latins JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Serbia beat an out-of-sorts Germany and Algeria held dire England yesterday in the latest setbacks for Europe’s soccer aristocrats during an increasingly tight battle for World Cup second round berths .

South Africa 296-3 on rain interrupted first day

Basseterre, St Kitts – Both the South African and West Indian captains are opening batsmen .

Fixtures

Today’s World Cup fixturesNetherlands vs .

Flex Text score two wicket win over Flex Check

Flex Text score two wicket win over Flex Check

By Marlon MunroeThe East Coast Demerara Flex Check (ECDFC) spinners’ intention was evident: to win handsomely and convincingly against Georgetown Flex Text team in the final preliminary round of the Demerara Zone of the Digicel Summer Smash 20/20 tournament at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground yesterday .

Lower Corentyne, West Berbice Clash in BCB/NCN final today

The rural Village of Edinburgh will host the first ever Berbice Cricket Board/National Communications Network under-15 inter-zone final today .

Alleyne wins table tennis trials

National Under-21 player Joel Alleyne with three wins and one defeat, won the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) men’s trials Thursday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Fraser pushing basketball development in Berbice

Fraser pushing basketball development in Berbice

[caption id="attachment_84615" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Kirk Fraser"][/caption]By Floyd ChristiePresident of the Berbice Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) Kirk Fraser is pushing the development of basketball in Berbice .



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