A Central Mackenzie player goes up for the lay-up over an East Bank defender during Saturday night’s game.

Injury contributes to New Amsterdam’s third loss

New Amsterdam’s basketball team were in the hunt for their first victory in the opening game of the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Championships Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, but an injury to leading scorer, Shem Scotland, who suffered a broken finger in the first quarter thwarted their efforts and they were defeated by North Ruimveldt 78-59 .

Linden creates history again

Linden creates history again

First ever 20/20 soccer launched in mining town The inaugural 20/20 Football tournament was kicked off by Parliamentary Secretary attached to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport Steve Ninvalle on Saturday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden .

A sign of the times

When details of the Indian Premier League (IPL) were first announced, Julian Hunte expressed his concern about its potential impact on West Indies cricket .

Is Lara’s return another ego trip?

Is Lara’s return another ego trip?

Cricket and boxing are two vastly different sport disciplines, but Brian Lara’s reported plans to return to competition exposes one common trait – star performers regardless of age or ability cannot stay away from the action .

Celtics shut down Heat to win playoff opener

BOSTON, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics shut down the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter to record an 85-76 victory and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoffs first-round series on Saturday .

VCB, husband dominate over 200m at Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kansas, CMC – The husband and wife team of Omar Brown and Veronica Campbell-Brown slammed their fields in the 200m to be the leading lights for the Caribbean in the invitational events on Saturday at the Kansas Relays .

Sarwan, Rampaul pave the way for Windies’ sweep

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ramnaresh Sarwan continued to clear away the cobwebs, and Ravi Rampaul gained a timely boost of confidence to set West Indies up for a 16-run victory over Ireland in the Jamaica Cricket Festival yesterday .

IPL semi-finals moved to Mumbai

(Cricinfo) The semi-finals of the 2010 IPL have been moved out of Bangalore and will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai .

Nadal makes it six in a row in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal won his first title in 11 months yesterday when he pummelled fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-0 6-1 to win the Monte Carlo Masters and send an intimidating message of intent before May’s French Open .

Dhoni blasts Chennai to semi-finals

Chennai Super Kings 195 for 4 (Dhoni 54*, Badrinath 53, Raina 46) beat Kings XI Punjab 192 for 3 (Marsh 88*, Irfan 44*) by six wickets(Cricinfo) A pumped-up MS Dhoni showed why he’s one of the great finishers in the game, blasting 25 runs in the final two overs to ensure Chennai Super Kings would contest an IPL semi-final for the third season in a row .

Holland to call World Title fight in Trinidad

Local boxing promoter Carwyn Holland is set to call the action when the bell tolls for the Ria Ramnarine/Etsuko Tada world title fight next Saturday in Trinidad & Tobago .

Sixth Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme

Sixth Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme

Greaves comes back to win Alonzo Greaves came back to claim the lead in the 35-lap Invitational race at the Sixth Annual Universal Auto and General Supplies’ Cycling Programme held at the National Park yesterday .

Demerara regain Inter County title after tame draw

Demerara regain Inter County title after tame draw

By Marlon MunroeDemerara regained the GTM three-day title yesterday after their match against Berbice ended in a tame draw at the Eve Leary ground .

Windies defeat Ireland easily in T20 match

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC-Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored a half century and Sulieman Benn took three wickets yesterday as West Indies defeated Ireland by 18 runs in their Twenty20 international at Sabina Park .

Nagamootoo stars in T20 loss

Nagamootoo stars in T20 loss

Guyanese all rounder Mahendra Nagamootoo top scored for his club Moosai Sports and was also the best bowler capturing two wickets, but his team still went under to Queen’s Park by two wickets in the round-of-16 stage of the Carib T20 competition at the Queen’s Park Oval .

National Rifle Shooting Championships start today

The National Rifle Shooting Championships will fire off today at the Timehri rifle ranges in what is expected to be a fiercely contested tournament .

Royals and Kings record victories in LABA/ Linden Town Week Basketball Tourney

Victory Valley Royals extinguished the Flames in the first game of the 2010 Linden Town Week Basketball tournament played at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court .

Dowlin and Edwards half-centuries put Windies A on top against Zimbabwe

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Skipper Travis Dowlin missed out on a century as West Indies A fought back from early setbacks to take control of their four-day, first class match against Zimbabwe on the second day at the Queen’s Park Stadium yesterday .

Hamilton baffled by fuss over his driving

SHANGHAI,(Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has promised not to swerve his Formula One car to shake off pursuing drivers while also declaring himself baffled by the fuss over the tactics he used in the last race .

Bangalore thrashed by 57 runs

Mumbai Indians 191 for 4 (Rayudu 46, Duminy 42*, McLaren 40) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 134 for 9 (Kohli 37, Pollard 3-28) by 57 runs(Cricinfo) Royal Challengers Banga-lore’s final league game was delayed by an hour due to a couple of low-intensity blasts outside the stadium .

Potential wasted

Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Smith are two naturally gifted cricketers in whom the West Indies have invested a lot of time and money .

Spurs floor Chelsea and answer United’s prayers

LONDON, (Reuters) - A fast and fluid Tottenham Hotspur floored Premier League leaders Chelsea 2-1 yesterday in a lively London derby to give a massive boost to Manchester United’s hopes of retaining the title .

Yousuf’s ban is final – PCB

(Cricinfo)The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said the indefinite ban imposed on Mohammad Yousuf will not be reviewed, as the former captain, who announced his retirement from international cricket, has not appealed against the penalty .

Pereira, Chattergoon lead Berbice fight for outright win

Pereira, Chattergoon lead Berbice fight for outright win

By Marlon Munroe A menacing leg spinner and two stylish batsmen were the ingredients Berbice needed to restrict Demerara to a measly total and then ease close to taking first innings honours in the final round of the GTM three-day under-19 tournament at the Eve Leary Ground yesterday .

Albouystown/Charlestown too good for Wortmanville/Werk-en-Rust

By Floyd Christie In what could be dubbed a night of comebacks and mixed fortunes, Albouystown/Charlestown came from behind and pulled off an 80-66 win in overtime against Wortmanville/Werk-en-Rust as the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships continued on Thursday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Local hockey umpire officiates at  South American championships

Local hockey umpire officiates at South American championships

Leading local hockey umpire Devin Hooper officiated at the South American Hockey Championships (SAHC) held between April 3 and 11 .

Alpha United, Walking Boys lose second round matches in CFU c/ships

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Braces from Kerry Baptiste and Jason Marcano propelled Trinidad & Tobago Pro League clubs Joe Public FC and San Juan Jabloteh respectively, to solid wins in their opening matches of the second round in the CFU Champions Cup .

GCA competitions postponed until next week

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Digicel twenty20 semi-finals originally scheduled to be played today at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) have been postponed to April 23 April from 14:00 hours at two venues which will be announced shortly .

Windies A make strong reply after Taibu fireworks

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Apr 16, CMC – West Indies A were making a strong reply to Zimbabwe’s paltry 183 all out, after Tatenda Taibu missed out on a century on the opening day of their four-day first class match at Queen’s Park Stadium yesterday .

Athletics moving forward slowly, Wilson says

Athletics moving forward slowly, Wilson says

- nothing happens overnight There is forward movement in the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Committee member Lyndon Wilson said and he urged that fans and stakeholders exercise patience .

Sarwan ready for runs following injury layoff

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan says his long injury layoff has left him with a big appetite for the game .

T20 tournament director upbeat over energetic response to World Cup

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – World Twenty20 Championship tournament director Robert Bryan has hailed the region’s response to the tournament, as momentum continues to build towards the start of the showpiece at month end .

Lara planning comeback with Surrey

LONDON, England, CMC – Brian Lara is planning a comeback to competitive action with Surrey in the new English Twenty20 competition, starting in June .

Uncertainty over LeBron future clouds playoffs for Cavaliers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers open its first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls tonight under a cloud of uncertainty about whether LeBron James will jump teams if it cannot clinch the franchise’s first title .

Deccan prevails against Punjab

-Calm Rohit outdoes Jayawardene beautyDeccan Chargers 178 for 5 (Rohit 68*, Suman 43) beat Kings XI Punjab 174 for 3 (Jayawardene 93*, Sangakkara 52) by five wickets(Cricinfo) Rohit Sharma avoided a repeat of the choke against Rajasthan Royals, and Deccan Chargers bit another bullet on route to a fourth consecutive win, one that gave them an even chance in the semi-final race .

Cole’s return boosts Chelsea as title beckons

COBHAM, England (Reuters) - Injured England defender Ashley Cole could be back in action for Premier League leaders Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur today, manager Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday .

Merciless Nadal dismisses Ferrero in Monte CarloMerciless Nadal dismisses Ferrero in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Juan Carlos Ferrero had high hopes of advancing into the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters but instead smacked into an impenetrable brick wall named Rafael Nadal yesterday .

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