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