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Murray ends Nalbandian run, Nadal up next

TORONTO,  (Reuters) - Holder Andy Murray brushed aside  David Nalbandian 6-2 6-2 yesterday to set up a Toronto Masters  semi-final clash with world number one Rafa Nadal .

Kuchar holds lead in second round at PGA

KOHLER, Wisconsin,  (Reuters) - American Matt Kuchar made the most of a timely break in the inclement weather to grab the clubhouse lead in the second round of the U .

Gay sparkles at London Diamond League meet

LONDON, (Reuters) - Tyson Gay sent a message to  missing rivals Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell with victory in the  100 metres at the London Diamond League meeting yesterday in a  world leading time of 9 .

Guyana women record first win

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – Barbados crushed Dominica to record the biggest win of the second round of the WICB Women’s 50-Overs League but Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica reeled off second successive victories to leap to the top of their respective groups .

Australia cricketers irked by new one-day format – union

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia’s cricketers  association has slammed a trial shake-up of the domestic one-day game, saying there had been no consultation and that the new format based on split innings was difficult to comprehend .

South African cricket bonuses probed

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African cricket  authorities have set up an independent committee to investigate  large bonuses paid to staff after the Indian Premier League and  International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy last  season .

Tharanga half-century sets up Sri Lanka victory

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Opener Upul Tharanga  hit a well-paced 70 to lay the foundations for Sri Lanka’s  three-wicket win over New Zealand in the second match of the  Tri-series yesterday .

Bahamian Williams signs to fight Holyfield

DETROIT, Michigan, CMC – Well-known Bahamian heavyweight Sherman “The Tank” Williams will once again step into the ring in November to face former World champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield .

Munaf Patel called up to reinforce India attack

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Indian medium pacer Munaf  Patel is heading to Sri Lanka to strengthen the team’s depleted  bowling attack for the ongoing tri-series, the Indian cricket  board (BCCI) said on Thursday .

Men’s hockey team in dramatic win over Venezuela

Guyana’s national men’s hockey team registered its first win in the Indoor Pan American Championships in dramatic fashion yesterday afternoon in Barquisimeto, Venezuela .

Cricket board secures injunction against WIPA, Ramnarine

Cricket board secures injunction against WIPA, Ramnarine

…over Champion’s League demands By Iana SealesThe Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) yesterday secured an interim injunction against the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), its executive president, Dinanath Ramnarine and the West Indies Player management Company Limited (WIPMACOL) which restrains the parties named from interfering in a contract which exists between the local body and the Board of Cricket Control in India .

ITF Junior Tournament in St Lucia… Sukra and Ramrattan trounced by Bajans in first round

ITF Junior Tournament in St Lucia… Sukra and Ramrattan trounced by Bajans in first round

Junior tennis players Krystal Sukra and Aruna Ramrattan were both trounced by Barbados players in the first round of the Coca Cola International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Tournament being held in St Lucia .

National karate team confident of success at Pan Am Championships

National karate team confident of success at Pan Am Championships

By Marlon MunroeMembers of the national karate team preparing for the 11th International Shotokhan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan American Championships are confident that success will come their way despite pre-tournament jitters .

Alika Morgan, Chavez Sital dominate five-mile ‘Damon Road Race’

Alika Morgan, Chavez Sital dominate five-mile ‘Damon Road Race’

By Tamica GarnettTop Caribbean long distance athlete Alika Morgan and her club mate Chavez Sital showcased their capabilities in the Cinderella county of Essequibo when they dominated the five-mile ‘Damon Road Race’ held on Wednesday by the African Cultural and Education Association in Anna Regina .

Wartsila gives $50,000 for President’s/Jefford Classic

Wartsila Operations Guyana Inc .

Bikers Fest expected to thrill

This year’s showing of Bikers Fest is definitely expected to thrill when the gripping stunts, including ramp riding, high flying BMX and skateboard action are  unleashed on the spectators at the National Park on Sunday evening .

FIFA/GFF seminar aimed at taking women’s football forward

FIFA/GFF seminar aimed at taking women’s football forward

By Floyd ChristieThe Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in association with the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) concluded their three-day Women’s Football Com-Unity Seminar, which was held at the Savannah Suite at Pegasus Hotel .

11 ‘glove men’ participate in wicketkeepers clinic

11 ‘glove men’ participate in wicketkeepers clinic

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) continued its Skill Development Programme yesterday with a wicketkeepers clinic at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue .

Munaf Patel called up to reinforce India attack

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Indian medium pacer Munaf  Patel is heading to Sri Lanka to strengthen the team’s depleted  bowling attack for the ongoing tri-series, the Indian cricket  board (BCCI) said yesterday .

Watson and Molinari set pace, Woods three back

KOHLER, Wisconsin, (Reuters) - Bubba Watson charged  into a tie for the early lead in the U .

Farah eats, sleeps and trains like Kenyans

LONDON, (Reuters) - Tired of being an also-ran Mo  Farah opted for the ‘if you cannot beat them, join them’  approach and since then his slow-burning career has caught fire .

Injured Powell withdraws from London Diamond League

LONDON, (Reuters) - Former 100 metres world record  holder Asafa Powell withdrew from this week’s London Diamond  League meeting yesterday with a back and hamstring strain .

GCB pulling out all the stops for Champion’s League team

GCB pulling out all the stops for Champion’s League team

By Marlon MunroeThe Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the national team arrives for the Airtel Champions League in South Africa next month well prepared both psychologically and physically .

Goodwill Games swimming team off for Suriname

Goodwill Games swimming team off for Suriname

By Tamica GarnettGuyana’s 21-member Goodwill Games swimming team will depart this morning for August 13 – 15 Games in Suriname .

Dowlin gets down to business

-says team full of enthusiasm and belief Guyana’s cricketers are getting ready for their trip to the Airtel Champions League and opener Travis Dowlin, a veteran of 15 years in the national side, spoke of the honour it is to represent his country and the people of the region on the international stage .

Supligen pumps over $600,000 into GNDF Dominoes competition

Supligen pumps over $600,000 into GNDF Dominoes competition

By Floyd ChristieSupligen through its distributors M .

Cricketers at EBDCA academy urged to aspire towards representing West Indies

Cricketers at EBDCA academy urged to aspire towards representing West Indies

- Chetram Singh By Marlon MunroeThe East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) cricket academy  wrapped up yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence with Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) President Chetram Singh urging the participants to continue developing their game and to stay focussed .

DIRECTV to deliver exclusive, interactive experience for PGA c/ships

DIRECTV is offering its viewers unparalled coverage for the 92nd Professional Golfers Association (PGA) championships which tees off today .

GABA striving to meet project deadline at Burnham Court

GABA striving to meet project deadline at Burnham Court

- still more funding for $20M facility By Floyd ChristieThe Parade Ground Municipal Basketball Court (Burnham Court) Enhancement Project is scheduled to be completed in five months, providing that the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) acquires the balance of funding for the $20 million project .

Men’s Indoor Pan-American games

Guyana loses to Canada 3-11 Guyana suffered another defeat on the second day of the Men’s Indoor Pan-American Championship, this time to Canada by an 11-3 margin of Pool A in Barquisimeto, Venezuela .

WICB announces appointment of Corporate Communications Officer

St John’s, Antigua – The WICB announces the appointment of Mr .

GCB plays down rumour of court injunction against WIPA

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyanese officials have dismissed rumours that they are considering filing an injunction against the West Indies Players’ Association .

FIFA open investigation into alleged N.Korea punishments

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - FIFA have launched an  investigation into allegations that the North Korean World Cup  coach and players were reprimanded by the government after  their early exit from this year’s tournament in South Africa .

Wide open feeling for players at Whistling Straits

KOHLER, Wisconsin, (Reuters) - In the eyes of the  players and many of the fans, this week’s U .

Trinidad‘s Sport Ministry funds Goodwill Games swimmers’ participation

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Anil Roberts came to the rescue of the 40-member Goodwill Swimming Championships team Monday  pledging to find the $250,988 .

Foo Fighter

Foo Fighter

—batsman says he used his failures as stepping stones By Tamica GarnettTwo Saturdays ago the Guyana national cricket team gave a breathtaking performance to conclude the inaugural Caribbean Twenty20 Championship as victors .



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