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Sri Lanka sink India with last ball six

GROS ISLET, (Reuters) - India were humiliatingly knocked out of the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday when a  last-ball six from Sri Lanka’s Chamara Kapugedera condemned them  to their third straight defeat in the Super Eight stage .

WIBA bantamweight title rematch ‘I will not leave any decision to the judges,’ says ‘Sexy Panther’

By Marlon Munroe Corinne Van Ryck De Groot promises to knockout Guyana’s world bantamweight champion Shondel ‘Mystery Lady’ Alfred when they clash in their rematch on May 22 at the Princess Hotel .

Federer shines amid sunny spells in Magic Box

MADRID, (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer  began the defence of his Madrid Masters crown with a 6-2 7-6  morale-boosting dismissal of Benjamin Becker in the second round  yesterday .

Bravo, Baker propel Windies A to third straight win

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Left-handed stroke-maker Darren Bravo reeled off a pulsating, unbeaten century to catapult West Indies A to a crushing 81-run defeat of South Africa A in the third match of their Tri-Nation Limited Overs match yesterday .

Berbice Under-19 team donates cricket gear to disabled people network

Berbice Under-19 team donates cricket gear to disabled people network

The Berbice Under-19 cricket team, as part of its Community Outreach Programme, donated two trophies and other items to the Berbice Disabled People Network to assist them with hosting a blind cricket match set for Independence Day .

Ronaldinho, Adriano out of Brazil Cup squad

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - Forward Adriano and former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho were left out of Brazil’s World Cup squad yesterday as coach Dunga opted for a safety-first approach .

Digicel donates Blackberry to women’s hockey team raffle

Digicel donates Blackberry to women’s hockey team raffle

Digicel once again showed its support for the Guyana Women’s National Hockey Team when it donated a Blackberry Gemini to be used as a prize in an upcoming raffle the team has planned as part of its fundraising activities .

Vieira left out of France World Cup squad

PARIS, (Reuters) - Experienced midfielder Patrick Vieira was left out of France’s World Cup squad yesterday .

Albouystown-Charlestown  are Super Ward Champs

Albouystown-Charlestown are Super Ward Champs

By Floyd ChristieThe Albouystown-Charles-town basketball team delivered a clinical trouncing of Central Mackenzie Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to sweep the best of three finals of the Mackeson National Super Ward competition .

Dalton/Camacho bout now billed for Princess Hotel

Dalton/Camacho bout now billed for Princess Hotel

By Marlon Munroe Following the US Embassy’s refusal to grant Guyanese boxer ‘Deadly’ Denny Dalton a visa so he could travel there to keep his ring date with Hector Camacho Jr .

Must win!

—-Hosts West Indies must win their crucial match against Australia today if they are to have a chance of advancing to the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup T20 tournament BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – For the second time in three days, West Indies face a must-win game to stay in the hunt for the World Twenty20 Championship .

England send Black Caps packing

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – England knocked New Zealand out of the World Twenty20 Championship yesterday with a three-wicket triumph, taking their third victory of the Super Eights and installing themselves as one of the favourites to win the title .

Defending Madrid champion Safina dumped out

MADRID, (Reuters) - Dinara Safina’s French Open  preparations suffered a shock setback when she lost 7-6 7-6 to Czech qualifier Klara Zakopalova in the Madrid Open first round yesterday .

Pakistan show Proteas the door

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal spun his way to four wickets as Pakistan held on to their hopes of a semi-final place in the World Twenty20 Championship by completing an 11-run victory over South Africa yesterday .

Squires, Lowden prevail as Trophy Stall Doubles tourney finally concludes

Squires, Lowden prevail as Trophy Stall Doubles tourney finally concludes

Phillip Squires and Godfrey Lowden defeated Leyland Leacock and Gilbert Barckoy 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 to win the Men’s doubles final of the Trophy Stall-sponsored doubles tournament Sunday at the Le Meridien, Pegasus Hotel courts .

Shameer’s all round effort sets up Port Mourant win

Shameer’s all round effort sets up Port Mourant win

A brilliant all-round performance from Guyana under-15 player Shailendra Shameer helped Port Mourant to victory against Johanna Young Ivory (JYI) in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) organized Spready’s Bakery Under-19, limited overs cricket competition recently .

Steven Embrack slams ton

Steven Embrack became the latest batsman to score a century when the  2009 New Building Society Second Division limited overs cricket competition organised by the Berbice Cricket Board continued recently with several matches .

Keishars/Fide Qualifiers…National Chess champ Meusa takes over lead

Keishars/Fide Qualifiers…National Chess champ Meusa takes over lead

National Chess Champion Wendell Meusa took the lead in the Keishars/Fide Qualifiers after play continued Friday and Saturday at the KeiShar’s Sports Club .

Woods unsure when he will play again

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods is unsure when he  will play golf again after a painful neck injury forced him to  quit the Players Championship in Florida on Sunday .

Lady Jags ready for B/dos  as FIFA  second round  qualifiers get underway

Lady Jags ready for B/dos as FIFA second round qualifiers get underway

Guyana’s national female football team the `Lady Jags’  Will take on Barbados this afternoon in the second round of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Trinidad and Tobago .

Pacquiao should agree to Olympic-style testing

-says WADAMONTREAL, (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao should remove  the chief stumbling block to a highly anticipated bout with  Floyd Mayweather by agreeing to Olympic-style drug testing, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief John Fahey said yesterday .

Nash has eye on the prize as Suns eliminate Spurs

SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) - Playing with his right eye  nearly swollen shut, Phoenix’s Steve Nash helped lead his team  to a series-clinching win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday and a spot in the Western Conference final .

New Zealand finish unbeaten after crushing Pakistan

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – New Zealand completed a clean sweep of their preliminary round campaign when they crushed luckless Pakistan by six wickets in their final game of the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship yesterday .

Gayle, Windies slapped with fines for slow over rate

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Hot on the heels of their 14-run, Super Eight triumph over India at Kensington Oval on Sunday, West Indies captain Chris Gayle and his teammates have been hit with a hefty fine for their slow over rate .

Almost there!

-The West Indies inched one win closer to the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup competition after captain Chris Gayle blasted India almost out of the tournamentBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies followed typically enterprising batting from Chris Gayle with an improved performance in the field that carried them to a 14-run victory over India in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Windies go down to Aussies as semis beckon

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – West Indies suffered a blow ahead of Thursday’s semi-final of the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship when they went down by nine runs to Australia yesterday .

Perennial bridesmaid Clark ends U.S. title drought

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, (Reuters) - South African  Tim Clark ended an eight-year title drought on the PGA Tour by  charging past overnight leader Lee Westwood to win the Players  Championship by one shot yesterday .

GASA hosts award ceremony

GASA hosts award ceremony

By Tamica GarnettFollowing the presentation of their five-year strategic plan, the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) conducted its awards ceremony for last year’s outstanding athletes .

Albouystown-Charlestown silence Central Mackenzie in final seconds

Albouystown-Charlestown silence Central Mackenzie in final seconds

By Floyd ChristieGeorgetown’s supporters were ecstatic Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall after Albouystown-Charlestown silenced the spirited cheers of the Linden fans and crushed all hopes of a Central Mackenzie comeback win in game one of the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championship best of three finals .

Relentless Aussies march on with Sri Lanka win

BRIDGETOWN,  (Reuters) - Australia took a huge step  towards the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals with a crushing 81-  run win over Sri Lanka yesterday that demonstrated once again  the impressive depth of their strength .

Semenya trains in the dusk… and waits

-Months after winning a gold medal at the 2009 World Championships and being forced to take a gender test by the IAAF, South Africa’s Caster Semenya’s career remains in limbo as the results of the tests are still to be disclosedPRETORIA, South Africa, (Reuters) - Caster Semenya, picked out by a bright moon as yet another long training session comes to an end, does not look like an athlete with the cares of the world on her shoulders .

BCB honours three cricket administrators

BCB honours three cricket administrators

While players receive accolades for their performance on the field, there are a number of persons off the field who make it all possible, and so the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday last honoured three men who operate behind the scene .

Magic and Lakers close in on series sweeps

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - The red-hot Orlando Magic are  one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals  after a dominating victory Saturday that left the Atlanta Hawks  on the brink of elimination .

England end poor campaign on winning note

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – England trounced South Africa by 56 runs yesterday, as they ended an extremely disappointing campaign in the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship on a winning note .

Webber goes to the dogs after Spanish bull run

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Mark Webber’s dogs will be  hearing all about the Spanish Grand Prix after a win yesterday that the Red Bull driver ranked alongside his emotional first in Formula One .

Woods withdraws from Players with neck injury

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida,  (Reuters) - Tiger Woods’s  woes continued yesterday when he pulled out of the Players  Championship after completing six holes of his final round,  citing a painful neck .

Campbell-Brown shakes off opposition to take easy win

OSAKA, Japan, CMC – Double Olympic gold medalist Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown dismissed a challenge from Japanese sprint queen Chisato Fukushima to win the 100 metres at the Osaka Grand Prix on Saturday .



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