Suns swap Barbosa for Turkoglu, to sign Childress

PHOENIX, (Reuters) - The Phoenix Suns restored some firepower after losing forward Amar’e Stoudemire to free agency by agreeing trades to acquire Hedo Turkoglu and Josh Childress from the Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks, nba .

Oracle octopus gets own World Cup for winning streak

BERLIN, (Reuters Life!) - Paul the oracle octopus was given a replica of the World Cup yesterday as a reward for his perfect eight-for-eight record in picking matches as bettors worldwide collected their winnings based on his selections .

Bolt to miss London meeting over tax issues

PARIS,  (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Usain  Bolt said he will not compete at next month’s Diamond League  meeting in London because of Britain’s tax laws .

Armstrong gets back on the bike after Tour blow

MORZINE, France, (Reuters) - A day after his dreams  of an eighth Tour de France victory were all but ended, Lance  Armstrong was back on the bike for a training ride as the  peloton enjoyed a rest day yesterday .

Uruguay’s Forlan named player of World Cup

-Thomas Mueller awarded `Golden Boot’ JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - Uruguay’s Diego Forlan won  the best player of the tournament award yesterday after lighting  up the World Cup with some wonderful goals that helped his team  become South America’s only semi-finalist .

Lack of fair play spoiled final – Blatter

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp  Blatter admitted yesterday that he was let down by the behaviour  of the players in Sunday’s World Cup final between Netherlands  and Spain .

Spain reigns!

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Spain stunned the  Netherlands to win their first World Cup yesterday in  sensational fashion with a goal in the last minutes of extra  time .

Armstrong’s Tour ruined as Evans seizes lead

MORZINE-AVORIAZ, France, (Reuters) - Lance  Armstrong’s hopes of winning an unprecedented eighth Tour de  France were ruined yesterday when the first Alpine stage proved  too much for him to handle .

AAG eyeing developmental  meet this month

AAG eyeing developmental meet this month

By Tamica Garnett President of the Athletics Association of Guyana, Colin Boyce, says should the weather prove favorable the association will stage a developmental meet later this month .

Tennis Camp starts off today

Tennis Camp starts off today

The tennis courts of the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel will today be tramped by the feet of many eager and potential tennis stars with the launch of the sixth annual P & P Insurance Lawn Tennis Summer Camp from 9am .

Arjoon, Fung-A-Fat reach finals

Arjoon, Fung-A-Fat reach finals

Top seed Victoria Arjoon and Mary Fung-a-Fat kept Guyana in the hunt for individual titles on day two of the Caribbean Junior Squash Championships in the Cayman Islands by reaching the finals of their respective divisions .

Corentyne Free Weekend makes  big splash in Twenty-20 final

Corentyne Free Weekend makes big splash in Twenty-20 final

By Marlon Munroe It is starting to appear as a foregone conclusion that when a Berbice team reaches the final of a tournament it will win .

Philander springs from  behind to top McKay

Philander springs from behind to top McKay

By Floyd Christie Albert Philander delivered a top class performance to emerge from deep within the pack to restrict defending Champion Warren ‘Forty’ McKay to second place and cash in on the winning trophy in the annual Ballot Box Martyrs 55-mile cycle road race yesterday .

Ladies veterans TT tourney plannedLadies veterans TT tourney planned

Ladies veterans TT tourney plannedLadies veterans TT tourney planned

-Green pleased with showing of male veteransFresh from a successful staging of its first veterans table tennis tournament the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is planning a second tournament with the ladies in mind .

Bopara comes into England’s ODI squad for injured Bell

LONDON, (Reuters) - England have called up Ravi  Bopara as a replacement for injured batsman Ian Bell for today’s final one-day international against Bangladesh, the  English Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Dutch and Spaniards seek overdue glory

PRETORIA,  (Reuters) - The world’s most impressive  passing team, Spain, face an explosive Netherlands attack in a  highly anticipated World Cup final today with the only  certainty being a new, first-time, world champion .

Presidents, royalty to attend World Cup final

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Some 14 African  presidents, a king, a queen, a prince and an emir are expected  to attend today’s World Cup final between Spain and the  Netherlands, FIFA said yesterday .

Taking Aim!

Taking Aim!

- After conquering the Caribbean top rifle shooter Ransford Goodluck has turned his sights to Bisley and the Commonwealth Games in search of major hardware in an effort to crown an outstanding career After winning a unprecedented six Caribbean rifle shooting individual titles; competed at four Commonwealth Games and being named Sportsman of the year there seems precious little remaining on the horizon for shooting sensation Ransford Goodluck .

Persaud spearheading six-man team to Bisley

Persaud spearheading six-man team to Bisley

National fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud is spearheading a six-man rifle shooting team to Bisley rifle shooting championships in the United Kingdom .

In-form Mc Kay favoured in annual Ballot Box Martyrs race

In-form Mc Kay favoured in annual Ballot Box Martyrs race

On July 16, 1973 two youths, Jagan Ramessar and Parmanand Bholanauth were gunned down while trying to prevent armed agents from removing ballot boxes from the New Market Primary School at Number 63 Village, Corentyne .

AAG and GOA commend Jevina Sampson

AAG and GOA commend Jevina Sampson

By Tamica GarnettPresident of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Colin Boyce, and President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K .

NSMTC to host race meet at West Coast Berbice on July 18

The second half of the horse race calendar is off to a busy start with the Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club (NSMTC) at  Silver Park No .

Aracari Beach Volleyball Classic on pause

Spiking volleyball action in the Aracari Beach Volleyball Classic which served off on June 5 at the Aracari Resort, West Bank Demerara, has been put on pause,  according to the tournament organizers .

GTTA to stage annual general meeting at month – end

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) will stage its annual general meeting this month -end .

Germans fight back to finish third again

PORT ELIZABETH, (Reuters) - Germany showed their  legendary resilience yesterday when they came from behind to  beat Uruguay 3-2 in a thrilling third-place World Cup playoff .

LeBron transforms Heat into instant powerhouse

TORONTO, (Reuters) - The decision by LeBron James to join the Miami Heat along with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh creates an instant powerhouse that will be expected by many to rule the NBA for years to come .

Poor memory lets Powell down against Gay

GATESHEAD, England, (Reuters) - Asafa Powell attributed his loss to Tyson Gay over 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Gateshead yesterday to a poor memory .

Chavanel steals the show before the Alps

LES ROUSSES, France, (Reuters) - For the second time  in a week, Sylvain Chavanel capitalised on his rivals’ missteps to seize the overall lead of the Tour de France yesterday .

Bangladesh complete first win over England

BRISTOL, England, (Reuters) - Bangladesh scored  their first victory over England in Test or One-day Internationals yesterday when they defeated the world Twenty20  champions by five runs .

Benn handed suspension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Sulieman Benn will pay a heavy price for his unwelcomed entry into South Africa’s dressing room during the ill-tempered third Test in his native Barbados last month .

Blackwood saves Jamaica with pugnacious knock


Flex Text, Free Weekend clash tonight in Digicel Twenty20 final

Flex Text, Free Weekend clash tonight in Digicel Twenty20 final

 By Marlon Munroe  Georgetown’s Flex Text and Upper Corentyne’s  Free Weekend will clash in tonight’s final at the Guyana National Stadium after they comfortably disposed of East Coast Demerara Flex Check and New Amsterdam Free Credit respectively last night at the same venue in the DigicelTwenty20 competition .

Coordinator: NSBF “definitely a success”

Coordinator: NSBF “definitely a success”

By Floyd ChristieCoordinator of the recently concluded National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF), Chris Bowman, says “the tournament this year was most definitely a success .

Davis puts T&T in the lead


Memorial Service held for Ken de Abreau

Memorial Service held for Ken de Abreau

A Memorial Service was held yesterday for former Sports administrator and business executive Ken de Abreau who passed away last week in the United States .

Mayers, Chase put Barbados in charge


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