Bennett confident Jamaica can take hat-trick of four-day titles

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jamaica’s coach Junior Bennett believes his charges possess the quality to defend their WICB regional four-day title and complete a hat-trick of wins .

Robinson return sparks Knicks to OT win over Hawks

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Nate Robinson made an emphatic  return to the New York Knicks lineup after a month in the  wilderness on Friday, the guard scoring 41 points to lead his  team to a 112-108 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks .

Ganga plotting return to Windies setup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga says his New Year wish is to reestablish himself in the West Indies team .

Too close to call

Too close to call

Says Rawle Toney Tonight, all roads will lead the Guyana National Stadium at Providence where Alpha United will face off against BK International Western Tigers for the Kashif and Shanghai 20th football tournament championship .

Football bosses Lumumba, Gilhuys predict all out war

Football bosses Lumumba, Gilhuys predict all out war

By Rawle ToneyPresidents of Alpha United and BK International Western Tigers, Odinga Lumumba and Gordon Gilhuys respectively, say that tonight’s clash in the final of the 20th Kashif and Shanghai football tournament, is going to be nothing short of an all-out war .

Jerome Taylor arrested in alleged police altercation

(Jamaica Observer) Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor was arrested by police in Junction, St Elizabeth last night on charges of improper conduct, assaulting police and resisting arrest following an alleged altercation with a police officer at a bar in Junction .

Ganga: ‘A’ team defeat came at right time

Ganga: ‘A’ team defeat came at right time

National captain Daren Ganga says that although it was disappointing losing to the National ‘A’ team in the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) T20 Cricket Festival, the loss came at the right time .

Flying Ace 46-miler set for Sunday

Flying Ace 46-miler set for Sunday

The Flying Ace Cycle Club of Berbice will run off a 46-mile cycle road race on Sunday .

MYO tapeball competition begins today

The Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) of Guyana will start the ball rolling in this new year with their Inter-Jamaat 10 overs tapeball round robin cricket competition .

Evander Holyfield to meet Francois Botha in Uganda

(BBC) Evander Holyfield is set to fight Francois Botha for the lightly-regarded World Boxing Federation heavyweight title in Uganda on 16 January .

Shahid Afridi gets two-match ban for biting ball

(BBC) Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi will miss the first of two Twenty20 internationals against England in Dubai after biting the ball in a one-day match in Perth .

Ferguson eager to renew “feisty” Leeds rivalry

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - Manchester United  and Leeds United will rekindle one of the fiercest rivalries in  English soccer after a five-year hiatus on Sunday and Alex  Ferguson is anticipating the FA Cup clash as eagerly as anyone .

Kelly recalled to T&T squad for WICB four-day tournament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – All-rounder Richard Kelly has been recalled to Trinidad & Tobago’s senior team after a protracted absence .

Well prepared Windies ready for Youth World Cup campaign

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – An upbeat West Indies Under-19 squad were scheduled to leave here yesterday evening to contest the ICC Under-19 World Cup which bowls off in New Zealand in mid-January .

Ganga warms up for regional championship with unbeaten century

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga warmed up for the opening round of the WICB four-day first class competition with an unbeaten century to fire his side to a five-wicket win in the Gerry Gomez North/South Classic on Wednesday .

Walker suffers second defeat at Brazil meet

MARINGA, Brazil, CMC – World and Olympic 400 metres hurdles champion Melaine Walker tasted defeat as Caribbean athletes struggled at the Grande Prêmio Caixa Maringá de Atletismo held on Sunday .

Pakistan recall Alam and Rauf from Australia

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  has recalled players Fawad Alam and Abdul Rauf from Australia to  reduce the size of the touring squad, officials said in a  statement yesterday .

Pacquiao sues Mayweathers as doping row escalates

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Hopes of salvaging the hotly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and American  Floyd Mayweather Jr .

No Caribbean Games until 2013

(Jamaica Gleaner) It seems unlikely that the ill-fated Caribbean Games will be staged before 2013, as organisers compete with a congested international sporting calendar to find a suitable date for the staging of the multi-sport event .

Bangladesh captain Mortaza ruled out of tri-series

DHAKA, (Reuters) - Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe  Mortaza has been ruled out of next month’s home tri-series  against India and Sri Lanka after failing a fitness test, the  Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said yesterday .

AT&T ends sponsorship of scandal-hit Tiger Woods

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said yesterday it  was terminating its sponsorship agreement with Tiger Woods,  joining the list of companies that have distanced themselves  from the top golfer in the wake of a sex scandal .

England allows Ottis Gibson to discuss West Indies position

(BBC) The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed it will allow bowling coach Ottis Gibson to explore the vacant head coach position with West Indies .

NBA-James nets 48 on birthday as Cavs down Hawks

CLEVELAND,  (Reuters) - LeBron James would not let  the Atlanta Hawks spoil his 25th birthday, scoring a  season-best 48 points to rally the Cleveland Cavaliers to a  106-101 victory on Wednesday .

Nadal ready for 2010 despite short preparation

MADRID, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal believes he is ready  for the start of the 2010 tennis season despite having had a  relatively short time to prepare .

Hilaire tells GCB ‘adapt or die’

Hilaire tells GCB ‘adapt or die’

By Marlon MunroeWest Indies Cricket Board (WICB) CEO Dr .

Kashif and Shanghai to discontinue monetary incentives announcement

Kashif and Shanghai to discontinue monetary incentives announcement

By Rawle ToneyThe Kashif and Shanghai Organisation said yesterday it will desist from announcing cash incentive prizes to teams over its public address system in keeping with a decision by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) .

Gayle cleared of serious injury

PERTH, Australia,  CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been cleared of serious injury and is expected to return to Australia’s Big Bash Twenty20 tournament next week for his team Western Australia Warriors .

Sarwan cops GCB Cricketer-of-the-Year award

Sarwan cops GCB Cricketer-of-the-Year award

By Marlon MunroeWest Indies middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan was named Cricketer-of-the-Year on Tuesday evening when the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) hosted its annual awards presentation ceremony at the Umana Yana in Kingston .

New York magazine names Bolt Person of the Year

BROOKLYN, New York, CMC – Popular United States-based Caribbean publication Everybody’s Magazine has named Jamaica’s sprint superstar Usain Bolt as its “Person of the Year .

Sparkling wins keep United and Arsenal in hunt

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Manchester United and Arsenal  closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea with classy,  one-sided wins over struggling Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth yesterday .

Stingy Cavaliers defense clips Hawks wings

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers used stingy defense and a fourth quarter burst to beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-84 on Tuesday and post their fifth straight win .

Findlay, Baugh, Hyatt get half centuries in Jamaica’s practice match

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Shawn Findlay stroked a top score of 78 and led a trio of batsmen getting half centuries on Tuesday’s second day of Jamaica’s last practice match ahead of the 2010 West Indies first-class season .

Swann & Broad bowl England to innings win

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - Graeme Swann and  Stuart Broad bowled South Africa out for 133 as England  completed victory by an innings and 98 runs on the fifth day of  the second test at Kingsmead yesterday .

Hundreds for Cruikshank, Sherwin Ganga in Classic

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The South team’s Sherwin Ganga and his Northern counterpart Daron Cruikshank hit contrasting centuries Tuesday to set up an exciting finale in the annual Gerry Gomez Classic at the Queen’s Park Oval .

Persaud terminated as CEO of T&T Cricket Board

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC - Ousted General Secretary of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Forbes Persaud has had his contract as Chief Executive Officer terminated by the new executive .

WIPA hits back as war of words continue with WICB

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Regional players union boss Dinanath Ramnarine has hit back at comments by West Indies Cricket Board CEO Ernest Hilaire, as storm clouds continued to gather over next month’s start of the regional four-day tournament .

Dwayne Smith’s NSW open Big Bash with victory

HOBART, Australia, CMC – Barbadian all-rounder Dwayne Smith and his New South Wales (NSW) opened their campaign in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash tournament with a 31-run triumph over Tasmania yesterday .

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