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Wigan braced to face Chelsea – and Drogba

LONDON, (Reuters) - Having opened the defence of  their Premier League title with a 6-0 thrashing of West  Bromwich Albion last week, Chelsea now face the team they beat  8-0 to secure the crown three months ago .

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers end bitter-sweet tour

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers end bitter-sweet tour

Trinidad & Tobago cricketers were bid farewell yesterday after their 10-day goodwill series ended on a bitter-sweet note at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) main pavilion .

Moves afoot to unite regional chess associations

Moves afoot to unite regional chess associations

An agreement has been reached among four Caribbean countries to establish a regional body for chess .

World Youth Olympic Games ...Chavez Ageday advances to  finals of boys’ 100m finals

World Youth Olympic Games …Chavez Ageday advances to finals of boys’ 100m finals

Finishing third in his heats with a timing of 11 .

Courts Guyana dishes out $350,000  for Police Athletics Championships

Courts Guyana dishes out $350,000 for Police Athletics Championships

Furniture giant, Courts Guyana Inc, yesterday dished out sponsorship to the tune of $350,000 to the Guyana Police Force towards their annual Athletics Championships which will be held on August 24, 25 and 27  at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary .

President’s/Jefford track  and field meet launched

President’s/Jefford track and field meet launched

The President’s/Jefford Track & Field meet was launched yesterday with the aim of showcasing high level competition and improving the coffers of the clubs at the Digicel headquarters Barrack Street, Kingston .

Sports writer Yacoob dies after short illness

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Beloved Trinidad Guardian sports journalist and CMC Sports correspondent Nazrudeen Yacoob has died .

Chanderpaul has first ball failure but Collymore shines

LONDON, England,  CMC – West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul suffered a rare failure for Lancashire yesterday when he fell for a first ball “duck” against Kent on the opening day of their Division One fixture .

Prior leads fightback

–Wicketkeeper and Broad in record eighth wicket partnership after  Pakistan’s Riaz takes five wickets on test debutLONDON, (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper Matt Prior dug  England out of deep trouble with an unbeaten 84 on the first day  of the third test yesterday as Pakistan reversed their  terrible form of the first two tests .

Ministry lauds karatekas’ performance at ISKF championships

Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Irfaan Ali extended felicitations to Team Guyana on their outstanding performance at the recently concluded 11th International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan American Championships .

Giftland supports international basketball series

Giftland supports international basketball series

Giftland is the latest sponsors of the International basketball Series for which the Washington DC Jammers and a National Presidents Select 12 will be competing for the Godwin McPherson Memorial Trophy .

Richard Chin to contest CASA men’s Open singles final

Richard Chin to contest CASA men’s Open singles final

After defeating Barbados’ Shawn Semple Monday night, Guyana’s Richard Chin will contest the final of the men’s Open singles competition of the National Lotteries Authority Caribbean Squash Championships currently ongoing in St Vincent and the Grenadines .

ICC World XI to tour Pakistan

(BBC) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is hoping to send an invitational World XI to play fixtures in Pakistan by the end of 2011 .

GFF host Appreciation Function for Under-17 players

GFF host Appreciation Function for Under-17 players

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) hosted an Appreciation Function for the National Under-17 players following their success in the first leg of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifying series in Dominica recently .

Courts Inc. to sponsor Medal play Golf tourney

Courts Inc. to sponsor Medal play Golf tourney

Local Furniture giants Courts Guyana Inc .

US-based 15-year-old Guyanese aiming to be among boxing greats

US-based 15-year-old Guyanese aiming to be among boxing greats

By Marlon Munroe The names Cliff Anderson, Michael Parris, Lennox Blackmoore, Terrence Alli, Lennox Beckles, Patrick Ford and Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis will forever standout in Guyana’s rich boxing history .

Aruna Ramrattan scalps fifth- seeded Haslam

Aruna Ramrattan scalps fifth- seeded Haslam

National junior lawn tennis player, Aruna Ramrattan, defeated St Vincent and the Grenadines’  fifth seeded girls’ Under-18 player Olivia Haslam yesterday to register a significant win for the Guyana team at the International Tennis Federation Junior tournament in St Vincent and the Grenadines .

LG ICC Awards 2010 set to take place in Bengaluru

LG ICC Awards 2010 set to take place in Bengaluru

-Opportunity for cricket fans to vote online for the first-ever LG People’s Choice Award The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday announced that the seventh LG ICC Awards ceremony would take place in Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore), India, on 6 October, 2010 .

T&T chase title but SVG threaten – Final

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago will be gunning for their second straight title when they face St Vincent and the Grenadines in the final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s 50-Overs League today .

Sri Lanka apologise to India for Randiv’s no-ball

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka Cricket has  apologised to India opener Virender Sehwag after he was denied  a century by Suraj Randiv’s no-ball in their tri-nations  one-dayer at Dambulla on Monday .

Anelka banned for 18 games for World Cup revolt

PARIS, (Reuters) - Striker Nicolas Anelka has been  banned for 18 games by the France team after the players’ World  Cup revolt, the French Football Federation (FFF) said yesterday .

Cheddi Jagan Memorial Knockout Tournament…Johnson’s hat-trick sends Monedderlust throughto next round

A hat-trick from Gladwin Johnson helped send Monedderlust through to the next round of the Berbice Football Association (BFA) Cheddi Jagan Memorial Knockout Tournament .

Sixty young cricketers graduate from cricket academy at Albion

Sixty aspiring cricketers drawn from across the Ancient County graduated last Saturday when the second annual Berbice Cricket Board/Scotia Bank Cricket Academy ended at the Albion Sports Complex .

Pollard cleared of serious injury after blow

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 17, CMC – West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard has been cleared of any serious injury, after being struck in the face by a short ball in the final of the Friends Provident Twenty20 final on Saturday .

Strauss deflects Ponting barrage

LONDON, (Reuters) - England captain Andrew Strauss  played a straight bat to some provocative deliveries from his  Australian counterpart Ricky Ponting yesterday as his team  prepared for the third test against Pakistan .

Smith poised to resign as S.Africa’s Twenty20 captain

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Graeme Smith is set to quit as  South Africa’s Twenty20 captain .

Richard Chin avenges  teammates’ defeat to Bermuda’s Nick Kyme

Richard Chin avenges teammates’ defeat to Bermuda’s Nick Kyme

After defeating Guyana’s Alex Arjoon and Julian Chin, Bermuda’s Nick Kyme finally landed on the receiving end when Richard Chin yesterday avenged his teammates’ elimination .

Guyana take 44 medals as Pan American Karate Champs

Guyana topped the medals table and are the official champions of the 11th International Shotokhan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan American Karate Championships which concluded on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

ITF junior tourney…Ramdyhan reaches quarter finals

ITF junior tourney…Ramdyhan reaches quarter finals

National lawn tennis player Nicola Ramdyhan battled her way to the quarter finals of the main draw of the under-14 category of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior tournament in St Vincent and the Grenadines .

Guyana open account in  Singapore on lacklustre note

Guyana open account in Singapore on lacklustre note

Guyana’s participation in the World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) did not begin on a lustrous note as swimmer Henk Lowe suffered critical losses in the 400m freestyle on Sunday and the 200m freestyle yesterday at the Singapore Sports School, Singapore .

Gonsalves, Bell share equal honours at Lake Mainstay

Gonsalves, Bell share equal honours at Lake Mainstay

By Floyd Christie The speedboat racers from the Pomeroon and Bartica grasped the attention of spectators and most of the trophies and cash prizes when the 10th annual regatta and stage show was held at the Lake Mainstay Resort on Sunday .

Ricky Ponting feels Australia can win Ashes series 5-0

(BBC) Ricky Ponting says it is “absolutely possible” that Australia can regain the Ashes with a 5-0 series win .

Berbatov leads Manchester United to easy victory

LONDON, (Reuters) - Striker Dimitar Berbatov scored a  clinical first goal as Manchester United sauntered to a 3-0  victory against promoted Newcastle United in their Premier  League opener at Old Trafford yesterday .

Roddick and Dent advance at Cincinnati Masters

MASON, Ohio,  (Reuters) - Andy Roddick needed three  sets to beat 46th-ranked Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4 6-7  6-1, while fellow American Taylor Dent upset Feliciano Lopez to  advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters yesterday .

Sehwag belts unbeaten 99 to steer India to victory

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Virender Sehwag  smashed an unbeaten 99 off 100 balls as India came back roaring  into the one-day tri-series with a convincing six-wicket win  over Sri Lanka yesterday .

France stars to face hearing over World Cup strike

(BBC)  Five France players will face a French Football Federation (FFF) disciplinary hearing today over the squad’s strike at this summer’s World Cup .

T&T, SVG score easy wins to reach final

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago will meet hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines in tomorrow’s final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s 50-Over League, after wrapping up relatively easy semi-final victories here yesterday .



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