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Swimming body starts trials for Goodwill Games

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) started official trials yesterday to select swimmers for the August 13-15 Goodwill Games in Suriname .

Western Tigers hosting football camp

The Western Tigers Football Club is hosting a summer programme for youth at the West Ruimveldt playfield from Monday .

Gayle not discarded, assures JCA official

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica’s cricket operations manager Courtney Francis has dismissed suggestions that Chris Gayle’s rejection as Twenty20 captain has any serious implications for his future leadership of the national squad .

Bravo sends strong signal with attacking half-century

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Exciting West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo warmed up for the upcoming regional Caribbean T20 series with a stroke-filled, unbeaten half-century yesterday .

Heskey announces England retirement

LONDON,  (Reuters) - England striker Emile Heskey  announced his international retirement on Thursday after his  country’s disappointing World Cup campaign .

Dillon eyeing comeback after break

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Fast bowler Mervyn Dillon is seriously mulling over a comeback, five years after last playing for West Indies .

World champion Semenya wins comeback race

LAPPEENRANTA, Finland,  (Reuters) - South Africa’s  world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya won her comeback race  yesterday after an enforced break of almost a year following  controversial gender tests .

Heat is on as head-butt spoils Cavendish party

BOURG LES VALENCE, France,  (Reuters) - The heatwave  went to the riders’ heads on the Tour de France as Mark Renshaw  was kicked out of the race over a head-butting incident that  spoiled stage winner Mark Cavendish’s party yesterday .

Cricketers spared ‘whereabouts’ rigours in ICC code

DUBAI, (Reuters) - The International Cricket  Council (ICC) has tabled an anti-doping code it says satisfies  WADA’s ‘whereabouts’ rule but will not force many elite  cricketers to provide information on their location away from  the game .

Marvellous McIlroy marches to 63, Woods lurks

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy  showed his vast potential on the oldest stage of all yesterday  as he equalled the lowest round in a major to lead the field by  two, and a lurking Tiger Woods by four, at the British Open .

Australia press for 13th win in a row

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan face a 13th consecutive  defeat against Australia in the first test at Lord’s after they  were set a world record 440 to win on the third day yesterday .

Henry announces international retirement

HARRISON, New Jersey, (Reuters) - France striker  Thierry Henry announced his retirement from international  soccer Thursday, bringing an end to a dazzling career that saw  him win almost every major trophy and honour in the game .

Ballack hits back at Lahm’s Germany captaincy claims

FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - Michael Ballack has hit back  at Philipp Lahm’s wish to stay as German captain after his stint  in charge during the World Cup when regular skipper Ballack was  ruled out with injury .

Junior squash teams reach Caribbean finals

Junior squash teams reach Caribbean finals

The Guyana junior girls’ and boys squash team reached the team finals at the junior Caribbean championships in the Cayman Islands yesterday .

Under-17 footballers get donation from Banks DIH

Under-17 footballers get donation from Banks DIH

Beverage giants Banks DIH Ltd .

Windwards draw with T&T

DENNERY, St .

Crosse misses century as Jamaica take points

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Jamaica had to settle for first innings points against Guyana as their TCL West Indies Under-19 second round Challenge match ended in a draw, after rain wrecked the final day here yesterday .

UK Athletics calls for tax change after Bolt blow

LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain’s tax laws should be  changed to stop the world’s top athletes staying away, UK  Athletics said yesterday in the wake of Usain Bolt’s  decision not to run at London’s Diamond League meeting .

Perry quits as chief selector

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Nehemiah Perry has resigned as Jamaica’s chairman of selectors amidst speculation he is upset over Chris Gayle’s snub as captain of the national Twenty20 squad .

Jamaica, Haiti upbeat ahead of Sunday’s Digicel Caribbean Cup match

Brooklyn, New York: Jamaican coach, Arthur Mikes says his side will not be taking Haiti lightly in the Digicel Caribbean Cup match in New York on Sunday .

Gayle dropped as Jamaica captain

—Tamar Lambert takes over; Marlon Samuels returns KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Tamar Lambert has been named to lead Jamaica in the upcoming Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, sparking speculation over West Indies skipper Chris Gayle’s future as captain of the national squad .

Sammy likes Windwards chances as CL spot beckons

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Windward Islands captain Darren Sammy believes his side’s chances are as good as any in the upcoming Caribbean T20 tournament .

Barbados snatch points in rain-hit draw

GROS ISLET, St .

WICB needs to dispel academy myth

By Orin DavidsonThe long awaited academy or High Performance Centre set up by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is most welcome but if the powers-that-be believe it is the magic formula to dramatically improve regional cricket standards then they had better think again .

Watson takes five for Australia

LONDON, (Reuters) - Australia grasped their  opportunity to exploit the swing and seam movement available at Lord’s yesterday by dismissing Pakistan for 148 on the second  day of the first test .

Paulinho gives Radio Shack first Tour win

GAP, France, (Reuters) - Sergio Paulinho gave Lance  Armstrong’s team RadioShack their first victory in the Tour de  France when he won the 179-km 10th stage in Gap yesterday .

I was just a rider on the team, says Armstrong

CHAMBERY, France, (Reuters) - Seven-times Tour de  France champion Lance Armstrong said yesterday he had not  owned a stake in the company behind the U .

Caribbean Squash C/ships…Caribbean girls’ champions  power Guyana to 5-0 rout of Cayman Islands, Bermuda

Caribbean Squash C/ships…Caribbean girls’ champions power Guyana to 5-0 rout of Cayman Islands, Bermuda

-boys suffer mixed fortunes Led by their three individual Caribbean singles champions Guyana girls yesterday were in a non-nonsense mood routing Bermuda and the Cayman Islands  teams by 5-0 scores as the team competition of the annual Caribbean Squash Championships got underway in the Cayman Islands .

ABA basketball player conducting coaching clinics at CASH

ABA basketball player conducting coaching clinics at CASH

By Floyd ChristieThe ‘Elite 24’ of the recently concluded National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) further developed their basketball repertoire with some fundamental skills training during a coaching clinic held yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

CAC Games….GOA boss Yassin still hoping for financial assistance from govt

CAC Games….GOA boss Yassin still hoping for financial assistance from govt

President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K Juman Yassin is still hopeful that the Government of Guyana will come on board to assist the country’s contingent to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for the CAC Games from July 22-31 .

And they’re off!

And they’re off!

-P&P Insurance Brokers tennis camp finally gets underway By Tamica GarnettThe Guyana Lawn Tennis Association’s (GLTA) P & P Insurance Brokers Limited sponsored lawn tennis Summer Camp finally got underway yesterday at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel courts following Monday’s rained out opening day .

Windwards (236) & 60-1 vs T&T (216)

DENNERY, St .

Barbados (350-6 dec) vs Leewards 186-9

GROS-ISLET, St .

Allen agrees to new contract with Celtics

BOSTON, (Reuters) - Nine-times All-Star guard Ray  Allen has re-signed with the Boston Celtics, the team said yesterday as they prepare to win a record 18th NBA title after  falling just one win short earlier this year .



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