Eight hoping for IPL auction berths

MUMBAI, India,  CMC – Rising West Indies fast bowling star Kemar Roach is among eight players from the Caribbean who will find out today if they have been successful in securing berths in the Indian Premier League auction later this month .

CCC unofficial Barbados ‘B’ team

- claims Jamaican journalistThe selection of the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) team for the forthcoming West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) first-class tournament has been challenged in a Jamaican newspaper .

Inspired T& T gunning for four-day title

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Without a four-day title in three years, regional one-day kings Trinidad & Tobago will seek to rectify their recent lack of success when they leave for Jamaica today to face Combined Campuses and Colleges in the opening round of WICB first class matches starting Friday .

Leeds face tough tie at Spurs after United win

LONDON, (Reuters) - Leeds United were handed a tough  FA Cup fourth round tie away to Tottenham Hotspur after Sunday’s  momentous victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford .

Iran on brink of booking Asian Cup spot

SINGAPORE,  (Reuters) - Iran can book their place at  the 2011 Asian Cup finals, ease the pressure on coach Afshin  Ghotbi and give Bryan Robson’s Thailand a boost with a win over  Singapore tomorrow .

I want to be No 1 as long as possible – Federer

DOHA,  (Reuters) - Roger Federer was proud to regain  his world number one status last year and wants to stay top of  the rankings for as long as he can, he said on Monday .

Will World Cup stadiums change Africa’s image?

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - South Africa’s World Cup  stadiums could change the image of Africa forever, or stand as  spectacular monuments to extravagance and waste in a country  still struggling to spread the fruits of majority rule .

Murray three-pointer helps Bobcats halt Cavs’ run

CLEVELAND, Ohio,  (Reuters) - Ronald Murray landed a  three-pointer with 56 seconds remaining as the Charlotte  Bobcats snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ seven-game winning  streak with a 91-88 victory on Sunday .

Britain takes steps to widen sport’s appeal

LONDON, (Reuters) - Jockeys and trainers will be  offered training in dealing with the media and paid appearance  money as part of a campaign by British horse racing to widen the  appeal of the sport .

Morkel and Steyn lift South Africa

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Seamers Morne Morkel and Dale  Steyn took three England wickets each to lift South Africa on  the second day of the third test yesterday .

Dilshan fires Sri Lanka to easy win over Bangladesh

DHAKA,  (Reuters) - Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed his  sixth one-day century to inspire Sri Lanka to a comfortable  seven-wicket win over hosts Bangladesh in the first match of the  Tri-Series yesterday .

Australia bowlers hit late to stem Pakistan run flow

(BBC) Australia’s bowlers salvaged some pride with seven late wickets on day two but Pakistan still looked strong in the second Test with a lead of 204 runs .

Wounded Tiger lies low, no timetable for return

KAPALUA, Hawaii, (Reuters) - For the second year in a  row, Tiger Woods will be a notable absentee from the early part  of the PGA Tour schedule but this time it is entirely due to  self-inflicted wounds by the world number one .

Ramnarine beats Cardosa in non-title fight

CHAGUANAS, Trinidad, CMC – Top Trinidad and Tobago flyweight boxer Ria Ramnarine battled to a unanimous points decision over young Colombian Paulina Cardosa in their non-title bout on Saturday night .

Chinese youth topples old guard in rankings

BEIJING,  (Reuters) - Men’s and women’s world singles  champions Wang Hao and Zhang Yining have both been knocked off  the top of the world table tennis rankings by younger Chinese  compatriots .

Vettori gives Windies youngsters pep talk

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, CMC - New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has given the West Indies Under-19 cricketers a major pep talk before their ICC U19 World Cup campaign .

Injury keeps Gayle in doubt for crucial clash

PERTH, Australia, CMC – Western Australia were left sweating on the fitness of West Indies captain Chris Gayle ahead of their must-win clash with New South Wales Blues, after the Jamaican superstar was forced to abort training yesterday because of a sore side .

‘Test’ ing time for Invitational XI

‘Test’ ing time for Invitational XI

By Marlon MunroeWhile on paper Guyana has arguably one of the most solid teams going into the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Four-Day tournament scheduled to begin January 8 in Jamaica, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is ensuring that its 14-man team goes into the tournament well prepared for the challenges .

Western Tigers receive $3m incentive

Western Tigers receive $3m incentive

-Gold Target Export, Mark Interior Communications deliver as promised BK International Western Tigers Football Club on Friday received the promised sum of three million dollars for their penalty shootout semi-final win over last year’s Kashif and Shanghai football champions Pele .

GAPLF shortlist 17 lifters for Caribbean powerlifting c/ships

GAPLF shortlist 17 lifters for Caribbean powerlifting c/ships

As Guyana prepares for the staging of the fourth annual Caribbean Bench Press and Powerlifting championships later this year the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) has shortlisted 17 lifters to prepare for the event .

Pollard’s South Australia beat Queensland

ADELAIDE, Australia, CMC – South Australia got only a moderate contribution from their big-hitting Trinidadian Kieron Pollard but still clobbered Queensland by four wickets yesterday to jump to the top of Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash tournament standings .

National programme threatened by lack of finance: Warner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad & Tobago’s football magnate Jack Warner has urged more monetary support for national teams this year and says unless this happens, football authorities may be forced to make crucial amendments to the national structure .

Liburd named captain of Leewards 13-man squad

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) announced a 13-man squad this weekend with Steve Liburd as captain for the start of the 2010 West Indies first-class season .

Obdurate Kallis defies England with another ton

CAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) - Jacques Kallis defied England  with another composed century to lift South Africa to 279 for  six on the first day of the third test yesterday .

Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif skittles Australia for 127

(BBC) Mohammad Asif claimed a career-best 6-41 as Pakistan skittled Australia for their lowest Sydney total in 15 years on day one of the second Test yesterday .

Fernandes is world’s biggest mover in January ratings

LONDON, England, CMC – Guyana’s squash ace Nicolette Fernandes is the biggest mover among the women’s world top 100 players in the January ratings released on Friday .

Bravo says T20 Big Bash benefiting from Test series form

MELBOURNE, Australia,  CMC – West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo believes the recent Test series against Australia has led to his good form in the Twenty20 Big Bash and says he is intent on dominating the glitzy domestic tournament .

The year of the Tigers!

The year of the Tigers!

- Camptown stump Pele 4-2 for third According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the ‘Year of the Tiger’, which begins on February 14 .

This year’s tournament rated among the best

This year’s tournament rated among the best

“Competition wise, this year is one of our best ever in 20 years,” said Kashif Muhammad, co-organiser  of the Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament which wrapped up last Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .

Diamonds in the dust

Cozier on Sunday For ages strong and dynamic, universally envied and admired, pride of the people of the small, scattered otherwise insignificant third world territories it represented, West Indies cricket had suddenly gone into sharp decline in the last decade of the 20th century .

Berlin glory, cricket chaos dominate 2009

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Astonishing achievements in athletics once again shot the Caribbean to international prominence but a bitter, divisive cricket dispute between the region’s major stakeholders marred last year and propelled the sport to the brink of collapse .

Bravo all-round cameo carries Bushrangers to second win

MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – Effervescent West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo snatched three wickets and then played a cameo to lift Victoria Bushrangers to a handsome six-wicket victory over New South Wales Blues with two balls to spare in the Twenty20 Big Bash yesterday .

Collingwood fit, SA face tough selection calls

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - England’s Paul Collingwood  played a full part in practice yesterday, leaving South Africa with the tough selection decisions for the third test starting today .

Bennett confident Jamaica can take hat-trick of four-day titles

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jamaica’s coach Junior Bennett believes his charges possess the quality to defend their WICB regional four-day title and complete a hat-trick of wins .

Robinson return sparks Knicks to OT win over Hawks

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Nate Robinson made an emphatic  return to the New York Knicks lineup after a month in the  wilderness on Friday, the guard scoring 41 points to lead his  team to a 112-108 overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks .

Ganga plotting return to Windies setup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga says his New Year wish is to reestablish himself in the West Indies team .

Too close to call

Too close to call

Says Rawle Toney Tonight, all roads will lead the Guyana National Stadium at Providence where Alpha United will face off against BK International Western Tigers for the Kashif and Shanghai 20th football tournament championship .

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