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Teams in final preparations for CAC Rugby Games

-Trinidad captain says Guyana should expect an intense gameBy Floyd Christie The Guyana-Trinidad rugby rivalry has been ongoing for years and the two Caribbean rugby powerhouses are on course to bump heads this weekend when the curtain rises on the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) rugby sevens games at the National Stadium, Providence .

Muralitharan closes in on 800 as India struggle

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Muttiah Muralitharan  edged closer to capturing his 800th test wicket in his farewell  match as Sri Lanka pushed a floundering India to the brink of  defeat yesterday .

Campbell-Brown, Jeter go head to head in Monaco

MONACO, CMC – Jamaican sprint queen Veronica Campbell-Brown will go head to head with in-form American speedster Carmelita Jeter, in one of the headline clashes of the Herculis 2010 international meeting here today .

Pakistan rip through shell-shocked Australia

LEEDS, England, (Reuters) - Pakistan turned the form  book on its head with an inspired bowling performance to skittle  Australia for just 88 on the first day of the second test yesterday .

David Oliver to make hurdles world record bid in Monaco

(BBC)American David Oliver is planning another attack on the 110m hurdles world record at today’s Diamond League meeting in Monaco .

Two British shotputters banned for two years

LONDON, (Reuters) - British shot putters Jamie  Stevenson and Kieren Kelly have been banned for two years for  refusing to undergo an out-of-competition test, UK Athletics  said on Monday .

CAC Games in Puerto Rico…Boxers, hockey player  still without luggage

CAC Games in Puerto Rico…Boxers, hockey player still without luggage

By Marlon Munroe Up to press time yesterday four of Guyana’s amateur boxers and a hockey player in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico for the Central American and Caribbean Games had not received their luggage from LIAT airline .

‘We’ll take it  one game at a time’

‘We’ll take it one game at a time’

—says coach Rabindranauth SeeramBy Marlon MunroeAs the senior national cricket team departs Guyana today on its quest to reverse the string of mediocre performances on the regional scene Coach Rabindranauth Seeram feels that his team should approach the Caribbean Cup Twenty20 tournament one game at a time .

Van Lange is top performer at  Goodwill Games swimming trials

Van Lange is top performer at Goodwill Games swimming trials

Goodwill Games gold medallist Britany van Lange on Sunday qualified for two more events at the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Goodwill Games trials held at Castellani Pool, Homestretch Avenue .

Guyana hangs on for NY soccer playoff spot

By Orin Davidson Haiti snapped Jamaica’s winning streak while Guyana continues to cling on for playoff contention in the New York Digicel football competition currently in progress in Brooklyn .

Chelsea Edghill: The  ‘Golden Girl’ of table tennis

Chelsea Edghill: The ‘Golden Girl’ of table tennis

-after capturing a gold medal at this year’s Cadet championships in Puerto Rico Chelsea Edghill now turns her attention to the Pan American Mini Cadet tourney in Santo Domingo in OctoberBy Tamica GarnettIt’s not that everything she touches turns to gold but in the table tennis arena in Guyana 12-year-old Chelsea Edghill is certainly the golden girl of the sport .

Guyana’s shooters fired up  for Australia team match

Guyana’s shooters fired up for Australia team match

Guyanese rifle shooters were in action in the British Commonwealth Overseas (BCRC) Team match in which their team finished fifth after an intense battle at the National Rifle Centre at Bisley, United Kingdom .

Sehwag fires Indian reply to huge S.Lanka total

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Virender Sehwag led  India’s reply to Sri Lanka’s massive total of 520 for eight  declared with a sparkling unbeaten 85 on the third day of the  first test yesterday .

Armstrong steals show on classic Pyrenees climb

PAU, France, (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong stole the  show during the picturesque 199 .

Australia not as good as previous vintage – Ponting

LEEDS, England, (Reuters) - Australia are seeking an  eighth consecutive test victory this week but captain Ricky  Ponting said the current team would never compare with the more  illustrious sides he has played in .

Adams cameo, weather frustrate Barbados

DENNERY, St Lucia, CMC – A bold, attacking half-century by Ricardo Adams conspired with adverse weather to frustrate Barbados on the opening day of their fourth round TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge match against Guyana here yesterday .

Last ditch stand helps Leewards rally against T&T

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A fiery 79-run, ninth wicket stand helped Leeward Islands defy Trinidad and Tobago on the opening day of their fourth round TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge match yesterday .

Harper pleased with turnout

Harper pleased with turnout

-but expects more participants today at GCA one-week youth camp At the opening yesterday of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) one-week youth camp, GCA president and coordinator Roger Harper said he was pleased with the turnout but that he is  expecting more participants at the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) Ground today .

Not the performance  I expected – Vieira

Not the performance I expected – Vieira

By Floyd Christie In addition to the showers of rain that drenched the South Dakota Circuit during the latter half of Sunday’s Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club National Race of Champions, Mark Vieira’s Mazda RX-8 was also awash with mechanical woes and Vieira made it clear that it was “not the performance he expected .

Champion brand sponsors the champions

Champion brand sponsors the champions

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Local racquet wielders wing  out today for CAC Games

Local racquet wielders wing out today for CAC Games

Local racquet wielders Idi Lewis, Christopher Franklyn and Natalie Cummings departed Guyana early this morning for Trinidad and Tobago en route to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to participate in the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) .

Elcock stable again produces winner in feature event

Elcock stable again produces winner in feature event

The Elcock stable for the third consecutive race meet produced the winner in the feature event at the Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club horse race meet on Sunday at Bel Air Park No .

Prashad carts off Trophy Stall golf trophy

Prashad carts off Trophy Stall golf trophy

A sudden downpour in the early hours of Saturday morning created some very challenging conditions for golfers competing in the Trophy Stall Tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club, East Coast Demerara .

Clint McKay called into Australia Test squad

(BBC) McKay featured in Australia’s 3-2 one-day series defeat by EnglandFast bowler Clint McKay has been called into the Australia squad ahead of tomorrow’s Test against Pakistan - with Ben Hilfenhaus an injury doubt .

England’s Swann charged with drink-driving

LONDON, (Reuters) - England bowler Graeme Swann has  been charged with drink-driving, police said yesterday .

Rain holds up Muttiah Muralitharan’s record bid

(BBC) It was a frustrating day for everyone, not least Muttiah MuralitharanMuttiah Muralitharan’s bid to end his Test career with a record 800 wickets has been stalled by bad weather .

Atkinson wins in record time

MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico, CMC – Jamaican Alia Atkinson headlined the evening session of the Central American and Caribbean Games on Sunday as she picked up gold in the women’s 200 metres breaststroke in record time .

Stubborn Oosthuizen converted father from tennis to golf

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, (Reuters) - British Open  winner Louis Oosthuizen has come a long way since his father  refused to take him or his brother on to a golf course .

Afridi resignation shocks Strauss

(BBC)England captain Andrew Strauss has admitted his shock at Shahid Afridi’s decision to step down as Pakistan Test skipper after one match at the helm .

Schleck wants revenge on Contador for not waiting

BAGNERES DE LUCHON, France, (Reuters) - Andy Schleck  vowed to exact revenge on Alberto Contador after finishing  behind the defending champion following a mechanical problem in  yesterday’s 15th stage .

Mohammed shines in T20 warm-up

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Former West Indies left-arm spinner Dave Mohammed continued his impressive comeback in national colours on Saturday night, when he fired Daren Ganga’s XI to a 49-run victory over Amit Jaggernauth’s XI in a Caribbean T20 warm-up clash .

Guyana needs to reenergize campaign

-as Jamaica and leaders Windwards clash in key fourth round matchCASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Title-holders Jamaica and championship leaders Windward Islands will clash in the feature game when the fourth round of the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge bowls off here today .

Imran Khan fears for future of fast bowlers in cricket

(BBC) Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan fears fast bowlers “could go the way of dinosaurs” if the international schedule retains its current format .

Banks says united Leewards will not be daunted

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Experienced all-rounder Omari Banks says he expects the team cohesion of the Leeward Islands to be their strength in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament and says his side will not be intimidated by the bravado spouted by other teams .

King wins, Vieira spins

King wins, Vieira spins

By Floyd ChristieThe thunderous revs of Andrew King’s engine overshadowed thunders emanating from rain clouds over the South Dakota Circuit yesterday and was his only companion as he took the chequered flag unchallenged in the three Group Four races at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club Race of Champions .

Allen feels local cyclists are at a disadvantage at CAC Games

Allen feels local cyclists are at a disadvantage at CAC Games

— But still expects medals from three-member team By Floyd ChristieVice-president of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Brian Allen feels that Guyana’s three-member cycling team to the 21st Central American and Caribbean Games now underway in Puerto Rico, is at a disadvantage .



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