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De Nobrega, Dick win male, female road races

De Nobrega, Dick win male, female road races

Guyana’s male and female cyclists were in dominant form yesterday morning taking the first and second spots in the female 40km road race and first and third places in the male 60km road race   .

Windies focussed on victory amid distractions

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Shane Shillingford being reported for a suspected illegal bowling action has overshadowed Sulieman Benn’s return, and has conspired to distract West Indies ahead of the pivotal second Test against Sri Lanka, starting tomorrow (midnight Monday Guyana time) at the Premadasa Stadium .

Edwards, Manzoor bring things to life

KINGSTOWN, St .

No plans of sidelining Shillingford says Gibson

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies plan to include Shane Shillingford in their line-up for the second Test against Sri Lanka, starting tomorrow at the Premadasa Stadium .

De Villiers record 278 n.o puts S.Africa in charge

ABU DHABI, (Reuters) - AB de Villiers posted South  Africa’s highest individual score to give them firm control of the second test on the second day against Pakistan at the Sheikh  Zayed Stadium yesterday .

India batsmen take control of deciding test

NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) - Half-centuries from each  of India’s top-order batsmen gave the hosts control of the third  and final test after their bowlers had dismissed New Zealand for  193 on the second day yesterday .

Murray makes short work of Soderling

LONDON, (Reuters) - Striding on to court at the O2  Arena yesterday Andy Murray could be forgiven for thinking he had stumbled into a rock concert and he responded with a virtuoso display to kickstart the ATP World Tour finals .

Federer too good for Ferrer at World Tour Finals

LONDON, (Reuters) - Roger Federer got straight down  to business at the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday when the  world number two trounced Spain’s David Ferrer 6-1 6-4 .

Raptors storm back to edge Celtics in 102-101 victory

TORONTO, (Reuters) - Amir Johnson made a pair of  free throws with two seconds remaining to give the Toronto  Raptors a 102-101 win over the Boston Celtics yesterday .

Kashif and Shanghai not properly compensating players

Kashif and Shanghai not properly compensating players

-Lumumba

President of Alpha United Football Club Odinga Lumumba believes that while the Kashif and Shanghai tournament is a positive for the development of football in the country the organisers are exploiting the players’ talents and not properly compensating them .

Suriname top IGG  cycling time trials

Suriname top IGG cycling time trials

- Guyana finish 2-3 in female trials

Suriname continued to be dominant in the ongoing second leg of the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) sweeping the top positions in the male teams  and female individual cycling time trials yesterday   .

Defending Guyana Open champion Persaud in  the lead

Defending Guyana Open champion Persaud in the lead

Defending champion Avinash Persaud recorded the best overall gross while his younger sibling Avinda Kishore shot the best net on a rain-affected opening day of the R1 Vodka sponsored Guyana Open Golf championships at Lusignan Golf Course .

Unexpected turnaround

Unexpected turnaround

COLOMBO– On all available evidence, it was bound to be an embarrassing mismatch .

Guyana begin IGG basketball campaign

Guyana begin IGG basketball campaign

- silence French Guiana 69-62

Guyana’s junior national basketball team’s long and arduous training leading up to the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) paid dividends when they defeated French Guiana 69-62 Friday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Lifetime bans for boxers who absconded to US

Lifetime bans for boxers who absconded to US

The Disciplinary Committee of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) met on Friday and instituted lifetime bans on Clevlon Rock, Dexter Jordon and Devon Boatswain .

Shillingford reported for suspect action

COLOMBO – It is ironic, if not surprising, that Shane Shillingford should be reported for a suspected illegal bowling action in the home island of Muttiah Muralitheran, the most successful and famous of all bent-elbow bowlers the game has known .

Guinness Greatest of de Street…

Schultz and Clark score doubles for CCT

Pernell Schultz and Aubrey Clarke scored two goals each to propel Cultural Centre Tarmac Futsal Team to a comfortable victory over Meadowbrook in the Guinness Greatest of de Street competition Friday night on the Cultural Centre Tarmac .

Keishar’s supports Western Tigers Super Eight tournament

Keishar’s Gift Shoppe became the latest business entity to support the BK International Western Tigers’ inaugural Super Eight knockout tournament .

Domino showdown on today

The South Turkeyen Sports Committee (STSC) has scheduled its ‘Domino Showdown’ competition for today at the Big Jeles Guinness Bar, Mahaicony from 13:00 hours .

S Africa’s Kallis and De Villiers hit centuries

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Centuries by AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis put South Africa back on track after Pakistan’s pace bowlers had ripped through their opening batsmen on the first day of the second test yesterday .

Gayle is now a top-10 batsman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Chris Gayle’s monumental second Test triple-hundred has landed him a top-10 place in the World Test batting rankings, surprisingly, for the first time .

Rain further disrupts A-Team contest

KINGSTOWN, St .

Logie is new national coach

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Gus Logie will become the new Jamaica coach on December 1 .

Sri Lanka experiment with bowlers in Malinga’s absence

COLOMBO (Reuters) - The absence of strike bowler Lasith Malinga has prompted Sri Lanka selectors to once again experiment with their bowling line-up for the second test against West Indies .

India bowlers take upper hand in deciding test

NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) - New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori’s decision to bat first misfired yesterday when the Indian bowlers ripped through the top order to wrest control in the deciding third test match .

Prime Minister declares IGG open

Prime Minister declares IGG open

Prime Minister and acting President of Guyana, Samuel Hinds officially declared the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) open yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, following an opening ceremony with a march-past of  athletes and officials from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana .

WA hail Gayle’s return

PERTH, Australia,  CMC – Western Australia are celebrating the return of Chris Gayle for the 2010-2011 Big Bash Twenty20 competition .

Fernandes fails Dutch test

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands,  CMC – Nicolette Fernandes failed on Thursday in her bid to reach the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open .

Guyana lawyersin T&T for revenge

Guyana lawyersin T&T for revenge

-Ramson Jr., Jonas, Gajraj spearheading challenge

Guyana, a country famous for producing cricketers like Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Clive Lloyd and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, are not often beaten at home .

Paranavitana misses century as first test drawn

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Opener Tharanga  Paranavitana missed out on a century as the first test between  Sri Lanka and West Indies was drawn yesterday after rain washed  out the final session on the fifth day .

Suriname’s spiking helps dismiss Guyana

Suriname’s spiking helps dismiss Guyana

Suriname’s female volleyball  team yesterday spiked their way to a  3-1 victory over Guyana in the first volleyball game of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) last night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

“Jack” to have lunch with British PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – David Cameron will host FIFA Vice President Jack Warner for lunch next Thursday in the Swiss city of Zurich .

Secondary Schools in Berbice/Mahaicony Districts show keen cricket competition

A fine all round performance from Viendra Gooniah failed to save Skeldon Line Path Secondary School from defeat against Tagore Memorial Secondary School at the No .

No competition for Roberts at swimming c/ships

No competition for Roberts at swimming c/ships

National swimmer Niall Roberts on Thursday won the 18-years and over 200m freestyle event of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association National Championships currently ongoing at the Castellani Swimming Pool .

Rain could affect outcome of Guyana Open tourney

Rain could affect outcome of Guyana Open tourney

The current inclement weather could play a major role in the outcome of the R1 Vodka sponsored Guyana Open Golf championships which tee off this morning at Lusignan Golf course, East Coast Demerara .

Haniff, Sukhram win EU-sponsored golf tourney

Haniff, Sukhram win EU-sponsored golf tourney

Defending Guyana Open ladies champion Christine Sukhram and men’s contender Muntaz Haniff sharpened their game with victory in the European Union (EU) Medal Play Golf tournament played Wednesday at the Lusignan Golf Club .



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