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Giftland donates $100,00 to Caribbean Fury2

Giftland donates $100,00 to Caribbean Fury2

Sponsorship is picking up for the much anticipated Caribbean Fury fight card which takes place early next month .

Stosur shocker tops night of surprises in Doha

DOHA, (Reuters) - Samantha Stosur’s win over world number one Caroline Wozniacki was not the only surprise for an unsuspecting crowd at the WTA Championships, where music, dance and even a frightened feline vied with the tennis for attention .

FIFA must postpone World Cup vote says former ExCo member

BERLIN, (Reuters) - World soccer’s governing body FIFA should postpone the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups after allegations of vote-selling, a former FIFA Executive Committee member said yesterday .

GABA bounces off Division Two  and Three tournaments Saturday

GABA bounces off Division Two and Three tournaments Saturday

The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) will bounce off two more competitions on their events calendar for 2010 when they stage a Division Two and Division Three knockout tournament under lights from Saturday at the Burnham basketball court .

IGG basketball team“definitely ready”     –  Agard

IGG basketball team“definitely ready” – Agard

Coach of the Junior National Basketball team, Mark Agard is currently preparing the basketball squad that will represent Guyana at the basketball events of the upcoming Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) and he says the team is definitely ready for the November 19-21 event .

Heat doused!

-Miami slips to defeat against Celtics in LeBron’s debutBOSTON, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics spoiled the  opening act of LeBron James’s latest quest for a NBA title by defeating the Miami Heat 88-80 on Tuesday in a highly anticipated match-up of Eastern Conference powerhouses .

Lakers reserves earn champions tense opening win

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers were  indebted to bench players Shannon Brown and Steve Blake as they  launched their NBA championship defense with a nail-biting  112-110 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday .

It’s a ‘feel out process’ with the Heat – James

BOSTON, (Reuters) - It will take little time to get  accustomed to all of the talent on the Miami Heat, LeBron James  said after his side were beaten 88-80 by the Boston Celtics in  their highly anticipated season-opener on Tuesday .

BCB acquires sponsorship deal worth $1 million from GT&T

BCB acquires sponsorship deal worth $1 million from GT&T

“It was the coming together of two champions,” according to Public Relations Officer of the Berbice Cricket Board(BCB) Hilbert Foster yesterday at the canteen of the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph (GT&T) company yesterday .

Superstar says he’s fully fit again

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Usain Bolt has passed himself as fully fit again, and is looking forward to the challenges of the coming year .

England 2018 makes Russia bid leader complaint

(BBC) England’s 2018 World Cup bid team has lodged a complaint with Fifa against the head of Russia’s rival campaign over comments he made about London .

Under-19 rugby team beaten by T&T 22-18

The national under-19 rugby team returned home on Monday from their stint in Trinidad and Tobago where they suffered a 18-22 points defeat at the hands of the home team in a 15’s rugby match-up last Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah .

Swiss weigh law change after FIFA bribery scandal

ZURICH, (Reuters) - Switzerland is considering closing a loophole for sporting bodies in its anti-corruption law following allegations of bribery among FIFA officials for World Cup bids .

South Africa tour, a good experience says Etienne

ROSEAU, Dominica,  CMC – West Indies Women’s all rounder Pearl Etienne has described her first stint with the team as a rewarding experience .

South Africa triumph in first Twenty20 International

(Cricinfo) Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Johan Botha restricted Pakistan to 119 before Colin Ingram and JP Duminy revived the chase from a wobbly 26 for 3 with a 66-run partnership to push South Africa to victory in the first of the two Twenty20 games in Abu Dhabi .

World Cup soccer’s psychic octopus dies in Germany

BERLIN, (Reuters Life!) - Paul, the oracle octopus who shot to fame in the World Cup this summer for his uncanny ability to predict the results of Germany’s soccer matches, has died at his home in Oberhausen at the age of two .

Zvonareva torches tired Jankovic in Doha

DOHA, (Reuters) - Vera Zvonareva powered past a lethargic Jelena Jankovic in the opening game of the WTA Championships yesterday, keeping her hopes alive of grabbing the world number one spot from Caroline Wozniacki .

We will redeem ourselves next year says players

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad & Tobago will be coming harder than ever next year to regain some of the prestige they have lost, following a year in which they promised much, but delivered very little .

Octogenarian Ecclestone eyes another decade

LONDON, (Reuters) - Red Bull and the ever-cheeky  Sebastian Vettel presented Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone  with a walking frame, equipped with steering wheel and front  wing, as an 80th birthday gift last weekend .

Jones apologises for lying in tell-all book

AUSTIN, Texas, CMC – Marion Jones has written a book that hit the stores yesterday, and in it she is contrite about the lies that sent her to prison for six months two years ago .

CLOBI Cup tournament postponed for a week

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Organisers of the World Masters Tournament have postponed the event out of respect for the passing of late Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson .

Four overseas men in T&T squad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Russell Latapy has fortified Trinidad & Tobago’s men’s national team with the selection of four overseas-based players for the second round of the Digicel Caribbean Cup to be staged from November 2 to 6 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium here .

Small, Spicer take ‘Cecil James’ singles

Kenwin Small of Carenage Blasters grabbed the first Cecil James Open Singles Tournament title on Sunday night, turning back Arima Hawks player Anson Wellington 4-1 at the Maloney Indoor Sport Arena .

Trent Bridge to host 2012 Windies

NOTTINGHAM, England, CMC – Trent Bridge will be one of the stops on West Indies’ tour of England in two years time .

Jaigobin says he cannot  work with the GCB

Jaigobin says he cannot work with the GCB

-cites lack of transparency and apprehension at working among power-hungry people as reasonsBy Marlon MunroeWhile acid burnt Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Assistant Treasurer Pretipaul Jaigobin is back at work at the Ministry of Finance, his work at the GCB is uncertain as he is apprehensive about working among “power-hungry persons .

Laying of synthetic track to start before year-end – Anthony

Laying of synthetic track to start before year-end – Anthony

- 30 acres identified at LeonoraBy Tamica GarnettThe Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony says construction work on the long-anticipated synthetic track will get underway before year-end, with over 30 acres of land identified to erect the facility .

DDL pledges $1.2M of Gatorade to   schools athletics championships

DDL pledges $1.2M of Gatorade to schools athletics championships

By Tamica GarnettWith a pledge of $1 .

Manassero joins McIlroy and Ishikawa as elite young gun

LONDON, (Reuters) Seventeen-year-old Matteo Manassero’s remarkable four-shot win at the Castello Masters allowed him to claim a proud place alongside Rory McIlroy and Ryo Ishikawa in a trio of young golfing tyros .

Laxman, Gambhir back from injury for New Zealand tests

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The Indian trio of Vangipurappu Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma have returned from injury to bolster the team for next month’s three-match test series against New Zealand .

Maldonado to test with Williams in Abu Dhabi

LONDON, (Reuters) - The Williams Formula One team fuelled speculation that Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado could drive for them next season by announcing yesterday they would give him a test in Abu Dhabi next month .

Forgotten man Oddo helps Milan climb to second

MILAN, (Reuters) - Forgotten man Massimo Oddo, only playing because of a raft of injuries, set up both goals to send AC Milan up to second in Serie A after an action-packed 2-1 win at 10-man Napoli in heavy rain yesterday .

Muster, 43, gets lucky break in Vienna Open comeback

VIENNA, (Reuters) - Former world number one Thomas Muster, 43, returning to the ATP circuit after an 11-year absence, enjoyed a lucky break when first-round opponent Ernests Gulbis pulled out of the Vienna Open yesterday .

Shooters produce best Commonwealth Games performance

Shooters produce best Commonwealth Games performance

Guyana’s rifle shooters produced their best ever performance at the Commonwealth Games but officials are convinced that better results can be secured in the future if the necessary resources are available to the shooters .

James’ quest

Ever since LeBron James signed with the Miami Heat back in July the air of expectancy towards this season’s NBA championships has been nothing short of electric .

‘Santo’ wins Players Championships

‘Santo’ wins Players Championships

With an anticipated five-year sponsorship deal,   golfers turned out in large numbers for the prestigious Citizens Bank-sponsored Players Championship tournament on Sunday .

‘We’re no chokers,’ says Hinds

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Ryan Hinds has dismissed suggestions that his Barbados side have become chokers .

Feng creating upsets but unbeaten Webster takes the lead

Feng creating upsets but unbeaten Webster takes the lead

Junior chess player Suhai Feng is proving that a boy can do a man’s job when it comes to the Topco Juice sponsored National Senior Chess qualifiers currently underway .



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