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Gafoor wins GASP tournament

Gafoor wins GASP tournament

National player Moen Gafoor emerged overall champion of the Scrabble tournament organized by the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players at the Malteenoes Sports Club yesterday .

Van Lange closes with another PB

Van Lange closes with another PB

Carifta Games gold medalist Britany van Lange finished second in her heat of the women’s 200m freestyle event at the FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) yesterday .

Stephenson sets new record at ASATT Invitational

Stephenson sets new record at ASATT Invitational

Guyana’s Jessica Stephenson copped a gold medal  and  set a new record in the girls’ 13 – 14 years-old 50m breaststroke event at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday .

Record ton in vain

Record ton in vain

-Tendulkar’s 50th century is unlikely to save India

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th test century yesterday but it looked unlikely to save India from losing the first test against South Africa .

Cox leads QC ‘A’ to schools chess title

Cox leads QC ‘A’ to schools chess title

Former national junior chess champion Cecil Cox yesterday led the Queen’s College `A’ team to victory in the national schools chess tournament which ended at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue .

Australia set up Boxing Day showdown with England

Australia set up Boxing Day showdown with England

-267-run win leaves Ashes series tied 1-1

PERTH, (Reuters) - A defiant Australia regained   their traditional Ashes swagger in Perth yesterday, routing  England by 267 runs to level the series while hailing the  momentum-swinging return of their mercurial pace bowler Mitchell Johnson .

Corriverton Primary dominates Inter-School mini-tennis competition

Corriverton Primary dominates Inter-School mini-tennis competition

Corriverton Primary School was adjudged the best performing school at the Inter-School Christmas Mini-Tennis competition that ended Saturday .

ICC report slams Eden Gardens, Wankhede renovations

ICC report slams Eden Gardens, Wankhede renovations

(Cricinfo) An International Cricket Council’s (ICC) inspection team has raised serious concerns over the preparedness of two key World Cup venues - Eden Gardens in Kolkata and the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai - in time for the tournament, which begins on February 19, 2011 .

Sachin Tendulkar’s factfile

1973: Born April 24, Mumbai .

Entire Victoria team charged with ball tampering

Victoria have been charged with ball-tampering after the umpires found suspicious marks on the ball during their eight wicket Sheffield Shield victory over South Australia .

Auto Fashion supports Kasif and Shanghai football tourney

Auto Fashion is continuing its support for the annual Christmas football extravanganza known as the Kashif and Shanghai tournament .

Alpha United in  for a surprise

Alpha United in for a surprise

-Seawall FC’s coach Andrew Thom

Four more teams will have their Kashif and Shanghai title hopes shattered tonight when the 21st annual knockout tournament continues with two double headers at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and Blairmont Community Centre (BCC) Grounds .

Eon Bancroft stops Rock Watson

Eon Bancroft stops Rock Watson

- GABA Champion of Champions card start almost two hours late because of electricity problems

After starting close to two hours late the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Champion of Champions tournament got underway with Eon ‘No Nonsense’ Bancroft stopping Rock Watson in the first round at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last night .

Gold, silver medals for Stephenson, Roberts

Gold, silver medals for Stephenson, Roberts

Guyana’s Jessica Stephenson captured a gold medal while Olympian Niall Roberts copped silver when the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet continued on Friday .

Time for new stars to emerge, says Hilaire

Time for new stars to emerge, says Hilaire

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship will be without the region’s three biggest stars but a high-ranking West Indies Cricket Board official believes their absence provides the opportunity for new exciting players to emerge .

Head coach quits after election of new president

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados’ netball coach Alwyn Babb has quit the post ahead of next July’s World Netball Championships in Singapore, citing conflict with newly-elected president Juanita Cordle .

Experienced training squad named for title bid

MUMBAI, India, CMC –  Pre-tournament favourites India have named only two uncapped One-Day International players in a 30-man preliminary squad rolled out yesterday in preparation for next year’s Cricket World Cup .

Heat and red-hot James scorch Knicks by 22 points

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The sizzling hot Miami Heat  and their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh  scorched the New York Knicks 113-91 for their 11th win in a row  Friday at Madison Square Garden .

Rampant Australia poised to square Ashes series

Rampant Australia poised to square Ashes series

PERTH (Reuters) - Mike Hussey produced a sparkling century before Australia’s pace bowlers destroyed England’s top order to push the hosts to the brink of a series-levelling victory on day three of third Ashes Test in Perth yesterday .

MIAMI, (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic underwent a   stunning transformation with a pair of blockbuster trades yesterday, acquiring Washington Wizards’ troubled All Star   Gilbert Arenas along with Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson .

Kallis, de Villiers leave India in trouble

Kallis, de Villiers leave India in trouble

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - India will be batting to save the first Test today after a torrent of runs from Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers on day three put South Africa in a match winning position at Centurion .

Xmas cheer for Windies selectors

Xmas cheer for Windies selectors

Clyde Butts and his fellow selectors have received an early Christmas present .

Khan pushing for renewed success during second stint

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Newly re-appointed Trinidad and Tobago cricket manager Omar Khan has vowed to return some measure of success to the national side, following a string of recent failures .

Sporting weekend falls foul of English freeze

LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain’s sporting weekend was decimated by heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures with today’s Premier League showdown between Chelsea and Manchester United among the hundreds of fixtures to be called off .

Rodrigues, Van Lange win heats

Rodrigues, Van Lange win heats

Guyana’s Goodwill Games gold medalist, Britany van Lange, and team mate Ronaldo Rodrigues won their respective heats of the women’s 50m freestyle and men’s 50m breaststroke events yesterday at the FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates .

Floodlight donates $250,000 to Windies quartet

Floodlight donates $250,000 to Windies quartet

- Guyana’s Windies girls eager to play in Stag Beer and El Dorado Rum competition

Four national women cricketers who have been selected to tour India with the West Indies women’s team early next year recently received a large monetary donation from the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) .

St Stanislaus College teams in the lead

St Stanislaus College teams in the lead

National Schools Chess C/ships…

The `A’ and `B’ chess teams from St .

Fruta Conquerors conquer Victoria Kings after penalty shootout

Fruta Conquerors conquer Victoria Kings after penalty shootout

They went and they conquered .

Guyanese swimmers attain new personal best times at T&T Invitational Swim Meet

Guyanese swimmers attain new personal best times at T&T Invitational Swim Meet

Guyanese swimmers participating at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet carved out a number of new personal best (PB) times on Thursday .

Rodrigues and van Lange record more personal best times

Rodrigues and van Lange record more personal best times

Guyana’s junior swimmer Ronaldo Rodrigues recorded two more personal best times when he participated in the men’s 50m butterfly and 200m breaststroke events yesterday at the FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai .

MYO Inter-Jamaat Tapeball Cricket Competition bowls off January 1

The Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) of Guyana will get the ball rolling early in the New Year when they bowl off their Inter-Jamaat Tapeball round robin cricket competition .

Bagai returns to lead Canada squad

TORONTO, Canada,  CMC – Ashish Bagai has returned to lead a Canada 15-man squad announced for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship in Antigua and Barbados .

From zero to hero

From zero to hero

- Johnson sends England reeling

PERTH, (Reuters) - Mercurial paceman Mitchell Johnson  rediscovered his lost form to help Australia skittle England for  187 and wrest back the initiative on a pulsating second day of  the third Ashes test yesterday .

Amla, Kallis punish India

Amla, Kallis punish India

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - Unbeaten  centuries by Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put South Africa  totally in control against the inconsistent India attack on the  second day of the first test yesterday .

‘I coming angry’

‘I coming angry’

— says Sandiford as GABA Champion of Champions tournament begins tonight at CASH

A punch has not yet been thrown but the tension is at fever pitch for the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Champion of Champions tournament which begins tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) from 19:00 hours .

GOA president urges cricketers to elevate themselves on and off the field

GOA president urges cricketers to elevate themselves on and off the field

President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K .

Boxer Floyd Mayweather arrested on battery charge

Boxer Floyd Mayweather arrested on battery charge

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr  was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on a misdemeanor battery  charge after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at his  gated community, authorities said yesterday .



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