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National netball team get Giftland’s sponsorship

National netball team get Giftland’s sponsorship

The national netball team yesterday received a timely cash donation from Giftland’s Office Max as they attempt to raise over two million dollars to ensure their participation in an international commercial tournament in Barbados this weekend .

Emanie wins annual inter-club tournament

Emanie wins annual inter-club tournament

By Tamica GarnettEmanie Netball Club (ENC) emerged winners of the Guyana Netball Association’s annual inter-club, three-day senior tournament which ended on Sunday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue .

T/dad Sports Minister wants answers from WICB over Ramdin snub

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Sports Minister Anil Roberts has called on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to explain why it snubbed wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for a central retainer contract, contending the move could be a major blow to the player’s confidence .

Sport Letter…GCB executives voted unanimously to institute legal proceedings against WIPA

Dear Sir, When on Friday, August 6, 2010 an emergency meeting of the executives of the Guyana Cricket Board was summoned, the sole objective was to seek to remove the threats to the participation of the Guyana team in the Champions League tournament in South Africa .

Busta Champion of Champions  One-day tourney starts Saturday

Busta Champion of Champions One-day tourney starts Saturday

Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club 2010 Busta Champion of Champions limited overs knockout tournament bowls off on Saturday with four matches across Berbice .

BCB’s 2010 Tenelec first-division limited overs set for Sunday

With a major improvement in the weather pattern the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) will restart its competitions beginning with the 2010 Tenelec, first-division, limited overs tournament  on Sunday .

Disgruntled GCB faction embarrassed itself

Disgruntled GCB faction embarrassed itself

By Orin DavidsonA new standard of ineptitude by sports administrators was set by the actions of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) vice president and his faction last Saturday .

 Construction of karate college to begin in November

Construction of karate college to begin in November

-Sensei Jeffrey WongConstruction of a permanent Guyana Karate College (GKC) is expected to commence in November, according to Chief Instructor (ag) Sensei Jeffrey Wong .

Scorpions declared GABA Division Three League champs

The Beepat Scorpions basketball team has risen from the obscurity which seemed to have plagued them in the recent past to become the number one Division Three team in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Open and Division Three Leagues .

BCB/Diamond Fire finals

BCB/Diamond Fire finals

Lower Corentyne emerges victoriousA brilliant all-round performance from national under-15 player Shailendra Shameer led Lower Corentyne to an easy 44-run victory over New Amsterdam/Canje and the   $50,000 victory in the Berbice Cricket Board(BCB)/Diamond Fire and General Insurance Company Inter-Zone Under-19 final last weekend .

New format and player retention clause worry IPL franchises

Franchises in the IPL believe that the league’s new format and the player retention clause take away their control over their players and also affect their bottom lines .

Eastman, 40,  to headline card against  ‘Hitman’ Jones, 28

Eastman, 40, to headline card against ‘Hitman’ Jones, 28

Howard ‘Battersea Bomber’ Eastman is back and his first assignment will be against rising star of the middleweight division Kwesi ‘Lightning Struck Hitman’ Jones on September 23 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

England romp to victory over dismal Pakistan

LONDON, (Reuters) - World champions England profited from an abject batting display by Pakistan yesterday to win the second Twenty20 international in Cardiff by six wickets .

Magnificent Scola sends Argentina through

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - Forward Luis Scola steered  Argentina into the world championship quarter-finals with a  breathtaking individual performance in a 93-89 victory over  traditional rivals Brazil yesterday .

Woods and rookie Fowler selected for Ryder Cup

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - United States captain Corey  Pavin named Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink and Rickie  Fowler yesterday as his four wildcard selections for the Ryder  Cup against Europe next month in Wales .

Canada secure narrow win, as Spain, Brazil, Venezuela shine

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – CONCACAF side Canada secured a narrow win to open their FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup on a high at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Monday .

Ramdin to work with Greenidge

West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin will get a chance to improve on his batting when he lines up with former West Indies batting legend Gordon Greenidge from next week .

Bullish Haye vows to finish Harrison’s career

LONDON, (Reuters) - WBA heavyweight world champion  David Haye promised to finish Audley Harrison’s career after it  was confirmed yesterday that the two British fighters would  clash in Manchester on Nov .

It’s up to players to stop spread of corruption – Dhoni

DURBAN, (Reuters) - Cricketers must take more  responsibility for their actions to prevent the spread of  corruption, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said yesterday .

Amazon cricketers off to Airtel Twenty20 tourney

Amazon cricketers off to Airtel Twenty20 tourney

After a moment of prayer and a few final words of encouragement, Guyana’s national cricket team, the “Amazon Conquerors” yesterday departed the shores of Guyana for South Africa where they will take on their toughest battle yet at the Airtel Champions League which officially begins on Friday .

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

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U.S. thump Angola as Russia sinks New Zealand

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - World championship favourites  the United States stormed into the quarter-finals yesterday with  a 121-66 rout of Angola and were joined by Russia, who were also  on song in their 78-56 win over New Zealand .

Tourism Ministry supports Amazon Conquerors as they head to South Africa

Tourism Ministry supports Amazon Conquerors as they head to South Africa

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad yesterday met Guyana’s Amazon Conquerors before they departed for South Africa to compete in the eagerly awaited Champions League Twenty20 tournament .

Maradona rejects return for Argentina against Spain

BUENOS AIRES,  (Reuters) - Esteban Cambiasso, Javier  Zanetti and Gabriel Milito will make their Argentina comebacks  against world champions Spain in a friendly at the River Plate  stadium today (2000 GMT) .

Pepsi Street Basketball Series

Pepsi Street Basketball Series

East/ West Fire scorches Eagles 80-69 The East/West Fire basketball team brought their fire power Sunday night to the Burnham Court and scorched the Eagles with an 80-69 points victory in the Pepsi Street Basketball Series .

Shariff upsets Taffin Khan

Shariff upsets Taffin Khan

Omar Shariff created the biggest upset of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Topco Juice sponsored chess tournament when he defeated national player Taffin Khan on Saturday at the Kei-Shars Sports Club .

GFF Super League…Rosignol United in upset 3-1 win over GDF

GFF Super League…Rosignol United in upset 3-1 win over GDF

City teams Alpha United and Sunburst Camptown secured wins over the weekend as the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League competition continued with five matches .

Woods to know Ryder Cup fate today

NORTON, Massachusetts, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods  appeared to end the uncertainty over his participation in next month’s Ryder Cup with a storming finish at the Deutsche Bank  Championship yesterday .

Bradshaw doubts Champions League match against Pakistan was fixed

Former West Indies bowler, Ian Bradshaw, doubts his team’s win in the Champions Trophy semi-finals in 2004 against Pakistan was fixed in the latest allegation of corruption to hit the Pakistan cricket team .

Pakistan tax authorities to look into players assests

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will investigate the total assets of the Pakistan cricketers, team officials and top-ranking paid officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board, a senior tax official said yesterday .

Pietersen fined over Twitter outburst

LONDON, (Reuters) - Kevin Pietersen was fined yesterday following his online outburst after being dropped by England for the first time in his career .

Dhoni calls for tough decisions over fixing controversy

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The spot-fixing scandal which has marred Pakistan’s tour of England has tarnished cricket’s image and tough decisions need to be made if necessary, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said in an interview .

'Twenty20 team raring to go'

‘Twenty20 team raring to go’

-to get nice send off today which includes Police escort Director of Sport Neil Kumar said yesterday that the Guyana Twenty20 team which departs this morning for the Airtel Champions League tournament in South Africa will get a “really nice send off .

Clijsters, Venus Williams reach quarters

(BBC) Defending champion Kim Clijsters demolished Ana Ivanovic 6-2 6-1 yesterday to ease into the US Open quarter-finals .

Cassano becomes Italy’s lynchpin for Faroes test

MILAN, (Reuters) - For so long seen as the bad boy  of Italian soccer, Antonio Cassano came of age in Italy’s  opening Euro 2012 qualifying win over Estonia and he will again  be their focal point for tomorrow’s game with the Faroe Islands .

Nadal headlines Spanish surge at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Top-seeded Rafael Nadal led a  conquering Spanish armada at the U .

Day has the lead at Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Massachusetts, (Reuters) - Australian Jason  Day continued his emergence as one of the game’s best young  players when he earned a one-stroke lead after the third round  at the $7 .



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