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Nadal handed tricky path to fifth French title

PARIS, (Reuters) - Favourite Rafael Nadal must  negotiate a tricky path in his bid for a fifth French Open title  after the draw for the claycourt grand slam starting tomorrow .

Camptown, Liquid Gold in GFF Super League clash

Sunburst Camptown, currently seventh in the point’s standings with 10 points, will engage Liquid Gold when the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Win in CONCACAF with CONCACAF Super League continues today with three matches at two venues .

Quiet return for Samuels as Jamaica crush USA

LAUDERHILL, Florida,  CMC – Marlon Samuels failed on his return to the national team but Jamaica still overpowered United States by 132 runs to win the first one-day match of the three-game series yesterday .

Kamran Akmal denies allegations

(Cricinfo) Kamran Akmal, the Pakistan wicketkeeper, has defended his shoddy performance in the Sydney Test during Pakistan’s disastrous tour of Australia, following speculation that there may have been more to his misses than just cricketing errors .

Launch of AAG’s U-23 Games now Monday

The launch of the Athletic Association of Guyana’s Under-23 event will now be held on Monday .

Tattered kit prompts apologies from CSA, Reebok

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  CMC – South African cricket authorities, and kit supplier Reebok have apologised for the national team’s tattered limited-overs outfit worn in Wednesday’s first Twenty20 International against West Indies .

Three world title fights billed for Princess Hotel June 5

-boxing board president By Marlon MunroeIt seems as if the dust of controversy that has been swirling around professional boxing is starting to settle as the President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control announced yesterday that there will be three world title fights on June 5 at the Princess Hotel .

Holding skewers T20, governance of game

LONDON, CMC – Michael Holding has come off the long-run, and continued his verbal assault on the Twenty20 format, while taking aim at the game’s administrators .

Reckless batting leaves WI one run short

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Senseless batting again condemned West Indies to a one-run defeat to South Africa in the second and final Twenty20 International yesterday .

AAG’s Under-23 Games launching postponed again

AAG’s Under-23 Games launching postponed again

-but event will go on, come rain or shine, says Boyce The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has once again postponed the launching of its inaugural Under-23 Games that was expected to be run off today at 14:00 hrs in the boardroom of part-sponsors Digicel .

NSC Independence Table Tennis tourney begins June 4

NSC Independence Table Tennis tourney begins June 4

The National Sports Commission (NSC) will be commencing its Annual Independence Table Tennis Tournament on June 4 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Portugal’s progress rests on Ronaldo’s shoulders

LISBON, (Reuters) - Portugal’s chances of success at  the World Cup depend largely on the form of Cristiano Ronaldo  but also on whether they can turn their stylish approach play  into enough goals .

GCA holds captains workshop during break in cricket season

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) is making hay in the rainy season through workshops which will be held during the current break in cricket as part of a number of developmental programmes on the association’s agenda, beginning with a Captains workshop at the Everest Cricket Club yesterday .

Brazil still formidable but not so skilful

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - The purists are going to  have to look elsewhere at the World Cup because Brazil are  mounting their challenge for a record sixth title with a game  based on rock-solid defence, counter-attacks and set pieces .

Financial strain may cause cutback in number of athletes for CAC Games

While short-listing athletes can be a tedious exercise, sports associations must  also face a more demanding challenge in financing their athletes for the upcoming CAC Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico .

Landis admits doping, accuses Armstrong

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Disgraced Tour de France winner  Floyd Landis has confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs  and accused some of his sport’s biggest names, including Lance  Armstrong, of also cheating .

Samuels to tour United States with regional champions

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Marlon Samuels has been chosen in a 13-member Jamaica squad for the Pearl’s Cup to be contested in the United States this weekend .

Lakers stave off Suns fightback to control series

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers  resisted a spirited second half fightback by the Phoenix Suns  to increase their lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference  finals with a 124-112 Game Two victory Wednesday .

ICC corruption unit investigates Pakistan

LONDON, (Reuters) - The International Cricket  Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit is examining Pakistan’s  dismal tour of Australia this year when they were whitewashed in  the test and one-day series .

FIFA will change ticketing for Brazil World Cup

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - World soccer’s governing  body FIFA will change its ticketing system for the next World  Cup in Brazil after learning from mistakes made in South Africa,  secretary general Jerome Valcke said yesterday .

Henin angling for spectacular return to Paris

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two years after Justine Henin  stunned the sport by announcing her retirement at the age of 25  on the eve of her French Open defence, the Belgian is back and  eager to show Roland Garros what it has been missing .

Dilshan to captain Sri Lanka on Zimbabwe tour

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka have named Tillkaratne  Dilshan as captain after deciding to rest several senior players  for their tri-series in Zimbabwe in June .

England’s Onions out for three months with back injury

LONDON,  (Reuters) - England fast bowler Graham Onions  will be out for three months due to knee and back injuries, the  England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Valbuena dreams of Ribery-like breakthrough

TIGNES, France, (Reuters) - A young Olympique  Marseille player full of energy and skill who has never started  a game for France has been included in their World Cup squad  and dreams of making an instant impact on the big stage .

No-one happier to see Nadal firing for Paris than Federer

LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal used to mess with his  head, ruffle his feathers and on occasions even make him cry,  but no-one will be happier to see the Mallorcan rekindle his  love affair with Roland Garros more than Roger Federer .

GFF pushing Futsal development

GFF pushing Futsal development

President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Colin Klass feels that this country could move rapidly in the Futsal ranking as the local governing body for football launched another FIFA sponsored Futsal Coaching Course yesterday at Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park .

Woeful Windies crash to Proteas in T20I opener

NORTH SOUND, Antigua,  CMC – Beleaguered West Indies slumped to another miserable defeat yesterday with a 13-run beating by South Africa that condemned them to their third loss in four Twenty20 Internationals .

Balancing athletics and academics…Jevina Straker aims for

Balancing athletics and academics…Jevina Straker aims for

By Tamica GarnettIt was at the start of 2007 that easygoing Tutorial High School second form student Jevina Straker burst onto the athletics scene; placing first or second at several meets before walking away with gold at the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) .

Female 2010 World Cup cricketer plays in post-Mother’s Day event

Female 2010 World Cup cricketer plays in post-Mother’s Day event

[caption id="attachment_81623" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Shemaine Campbelle "][/caption]By Tamica GarnettLess then twenty-four hours after returning from the 2010 Cricket World Cup where she displayed her superb cricket skills, West Indies female player Shemaine Campbelle  showed her humanitarian qualities when she collaborated to honour 60 outstanding mothers at the Area “H” ground .

BCB junior spin clinic rated a success

BCB junior spin clinic rated a success

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has said that its recent coaching clinic for 30 junior spin bowlers drawn from across the ancient county can certainly be rated a success .

Carmichael comes good with the bat

When Demerara and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) allrounder Kellon Carmichael left for Trinidad & Tobago to play professional cricket in late January, he had more success with the ball until he stroke an unbeaten 62 against Barataria on Sunday in Carib League 50-over competition .

Leon Moore for USA Stint

World ranked number six rated super bantamweight boxer Leon “Hurry Up” Moore is heading to the United States of America (USA) for a short training stint .

Judo association to attend tournament in Brazil

The Judo Association of Guyana (JAG) will once again be attending the Roraima International Judo Cup to be held next month in Boa Vista, Brazil .

Beepat Scorpions to host third annual Inter-Organisation B/ball tourney

In celebration of Guyana’s 44th Independence anniversary the Beepat Scorpions Basketball Club will host its third annual Inter-Organisation one day basketball tournament on May 26 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Kumar says govt will assist CAC Games team

Kumar says govt will assist CAC Games team

By Marlon MunroeFunding has always been the major bugbear of sports teams leaving these shores for their overseas engagements and in many cases this is the reason that prevents them from keeping those assignments .

Staff crumbles to Social Sciences in Inter-Faculty B/ball

Following the Faculty of Health Sciences walkover victory against the Faculty of Education and Humanities, the Staff team of the University of Guyana (UG) crumbled at the hands of the Faculty of Social Sciences when the two teams met in the UG Inter-Faculty Basketball tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday .

Celtics resist Magic to take 2-0 lead to Boston

ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics took a tight hold on the Eastern Conference finals with a 95-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, staving off a late rally to open  a 2-0 series lead with back-to-back road wins .



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