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Trio back from basketball camp in Turkey

The trio from Guyana who were selected by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation to attend the Children of the World Camp in Istanbul, Turkey have recently returned from their nine-day excursion .

GDF Gym wins Michael Parris National Open Boxing Championships

With six wins and four runner-up positions the Guyana Defence Force Boxing Gym garnered 16 points to emerge the winning gym of the Michael Parris National Open Boxing Championships which concluded Sunday night at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue .

Nets edge Colts 68-64

The Nets basketball team ended their stint in the Open Division of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three and Open leagues on a high note with a 68-64 win against the Bounty Colts Sunday night at the Burnham Court .

Shivani Persaud shines in  Popeye’s novices’ tennis tourney

Shivani Persaud shines in Popeye’s novices’ tennis tourney

Shivani Persaud continued to shine as she again registered an unblemished day to take the title of the 12 and under novices’ category of the Popeye’s Novice/Intermediate Tennis Tournament held on Sunday at the National Park .

Melanie Patriots sting Scorpions

The Melanie Patriots did what all the previous challengers of the Beepat Scorpions Division Three team could not do .

Harris ready  for Ortiz “war”

Harris ready for Ortiz “war”

‘My main focus right now is Victor Ortiz .

Guyana outclassed by RCB in opener

Guyana outclassed by RCB in opener

CENTURION, South Africa, CMC – Guyana failed to ease concerns about their all-round depth in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20 yesterday, and Royal Challengers Bangalore outclassed them by nine wickets, following a fine all-round performance from Jacques Kallis .

‘We expect a positive result’

‘We expect a positive result’

-Says Wayne `Wiggy’ Dover It has been over 10 years since Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors footballers visited these shores and their clash against Guyana’s Golden Jaguars on September 26 should provide much excitement as both teams prepare for international engagements .

Sorry Woods fails to make Tour Championship

LEMONT, Illinois, (Reuters) - There is still plenty  of golf ahead for Tiger Woods this year but his PGA Tour season  came to an early end at the BMW Championship yesterday after he  failed to earn a spot in the Tour Championship .

Hamilton suffers another Monza nightmare

MONZA, Italy, (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton suffered  another Monza nightmare yesterday when he went out of the  Italian Grand Prix without completing a lap and lost his  championship lead .

Chandrika half-century sees HPC to easy win

MISSISSAUGUA, Ontario, CMC – Guyanese batsman Rajendra Chandrika stroked an unbeaten half-century to fire West Indies HPC to a convincing eight-wicket win over Bermuda in their opening Twenty20 game of the Cricket Canada Summer Festival on Saturday .

Klitschko knocks out Peter to retain titles

FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - Vladimir Klitschko retained  his WBO, IBO and IBF world heavyweight championship titles when  he knocked out Samuel Peter of Nigeria on Saturday .

Redbacks tame Highveld Lions

CENTURION, South Africa,  CMC – A boundary-studded half-century from Michael Klinger set them up, and Shaun Tait and Daniel Christian shared five wickets to lead South Australia Redbacks to a tense 11-run victory over Highveld Lions in the Champions League Twenty20 Championship yesterday .

Strauss ton lifts England to victory over Pakistan

LONDON, (Reuters) - Andrew Strauss delivered the  perfect riposte to those questioning his place in England’s  one-day team with a polished 126 to help his side to a  four-wicket win over Pakistan in Leeds yesterday .

Hatton distraught over drugs allegation, spokesman says

LONDON, (Reuters) - British former world boxing  champion Ricky Hatton is “distraught and devastated” after  newspaper allegations of cocaine use, his spokesman said  yesterday .

Clevlon solid as a rock on second night

Clevlon solid as a rock on second night

By Tamica GarnettGuyana’s Commonwealth Games selectee Clevlon Rock gave a glimpse of what he will unleash at next month’s games in India when he stopped Stephan Gouveia in a lightweight contest on the second night of the Michael Parris National Open Boxing Championships Saturday night at the National Gymnasium .

O’Neil keeps belt, Camacho upset

O’Neil keeps belt, Camacho upset

(Fightnews) World International Boxing Association (WIBA) Women’s International Heavyweight Champion Gwendolyn O’Neil (16-6-1, 7 KOs) successfully defended her title against Crystal Davis (4-3-0, 3 KOs) at the Night of the Champions at the Skatium in Fort Myers, Florida on Saturday .

Walker walks off with second win

Walker walks off with second win

William Walker walked away with his second win from in two weeks when he secured victory in last Saturday’s Demerara Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Medal Play golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course .

Clijsters’ kind words ease Zvonareva’s heartache

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Some words of consolation  from U .

Durant leads U.S. to first world title since 1994

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - The United States won their  first world championship title in 16 years after beating hosts  Turkey 81-64 in the final thanks to a majestic performance by  21-year-old forward Kevin Durant .

Foul weather rains on Nadal’s parade at U.S. Open

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal will have to wait  at least one more day for a chance to complete his collection  of grand slam titles after persistent rain washed out yesterday’s  U .

Cozier On Sunday: Fantastic fairytale II?

Not quite a year ago, something remarkable happened on the far-off cricket stadiums of India .

Djokovic beats Federer, to meet Nadal in final

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic fought off two  match points with huge winners en route to a thrilling 5-7 6-1  5-7 6-2 7-5 upset of five-time U .

Netball coaches up in arms over too few tournaments

Netball coaches up in arms over too few tournaments

By Tamica GarnettPresident of the Guyana Netball Association (GNA), Dr .

Popeye’s Novices/Intermediate tourney…Shivani Persaud rules 12 years and under division

Little Shivani Persaud yesterday ruled the 12-years-and-under category of the Popeye’s Novices/Intermediate lawn tennis tournament which commenced yesterday at the National park .

Darts players in action today

The country’s top darts players including national men’s singles champion Sudesh Fitzgerald and former national champion Norman Madhoo will be in action today when Granny’s Hangout Bar, Market Street, Better Hope, stages three darts competitions .

Shariff maintains lead in DDL Topco Juices Chess Tournament

Omar Shariff maintained his lead in the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) organized Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL) Topco Juices Tournament when play resumed on Wednesday at the Keishar’s Sports Club .

Small contractor having technical difficulties starting work on basketball court at Linden

Small contractor having technical difficulties starting work on basketball court at Linden

- LumumbaBy Tamica GarnettPresidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Odinga Lumumba, says that works have not yet started on the basketball court at the Mackenzie Sports Club owing to technical difficulties facing the contractor .

Ricky Shakes may not represent Golden Jaguars

Ricky Shakes may not represent Golden Jaguars

According to sources coming out of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), professional English League footballer Ricky Shakes who has indicated a willingness to represent Guyana in future international matches might be blocked from doing so because of  an International Football Federation (FIFA) ruling .

Lions roar!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Big-hitting West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard shone all too briefly as his Mumbai Indians team suffered a shock nine-run loss to the unfancied Highveld Lions in the opening game of the Champions League Twenty20 yesterday .

Floyd Mayweather jailed in battery case

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - U .

Pacesetters crawl to victory against Panthers

Pacesetters crawl to victory against Panthers

It was not one of their prettiest wins, but it was a victory nonetheless for  Courts Pacesetters who stumbled to a 65-54 points victory against Colours Panthers in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three and Open Leagues Thursday night .

IGG basketball team squad cut to 15

IGG basketball team squad cut to 15

The junior national basketball squad preparing to represent Guyana at the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) from November 19-21 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall has been reduced to 15 players .

Lithuanian Pocius faces former U.S. mentor

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - Lithuania guard Martynas  Pocius faces an emotional world championship semi-final against  United States coach Mike Krzyzewski when the two teams meet in a  mouth-watering clash today .

Clijsters sends Venus into orbit

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters advanced to her fourth U .

Pepsi renews sponsorship with RHTYSC U-19 Team

Pepsi renews sponsorship with RHTYSC U-19 Team

Corporate giants Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its international brand, Pepsi, has renewed its partnership with of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club’s (RHTY&SC) Under-19 Team for the seventh consecutive year .

Who’s who in Guyana’s  Commonwealth Games Sevens team

Who’s who in Guyana’s Commonwealth Games Sevens team

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will be participating in the upcoming Commonwealth Games rugby competition  in New Delhi, India next month .



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