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Uncertainty over LeBron future clouds playoffs for Cavaliers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers open its first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls tonight under a cloud of uncertainty about whether LeBron James will jump teams if it cannot clinch the franchise’s first title .

Deccan prevails against Punjab

-Calm Rohit outdoes Jayawardene beautyDeccan Chargers 178 for 5 (Rohit 68*, Suman 43) beat Kings XI Punjab 174 for 3 (Jayawardene 93*, Sangakkara 52) by five wickets(Cricinfo) Rohit Sharma avoided a repeat of the choke against Rajasthan Royals, and Deccan Chargers bit another bullet on route to a fourth consecutive win, one that gave them an even chance in the semi-final race .

Cole’s return boosts Chelsea as title beckons

COBHAM, England (Reuters) - Injured England defender Ashley Cole could be back in action for Premier League leaders Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur today, manager Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday .

Merciless Nadal dismisses Ferrero in Monte CarloMerciless Nadal dismisses Ferrero in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Juan Carlos Ferrero had high hopes of advancing into the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters but instead smacked into an impenetrable brick wall named Rafael Nadal yesterday .

Silky Sarwan clears doubts with fourth ODI hundred

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ramnaresh Sarwan eliminated lingering concerns about his match and physical fitness with his fourth One-day International hundred against Ireland in the Jamaica Cricket Festival yesterday .

‘Stealth Bomber’  set to fight for  world title on May 7

‘Stealth Bomber’ set to fight for world title on May 7

Two-time world champion and Guyana’s first female world boxing champion Gwendolyn ‘Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil is set to fight Crystal Davis on May 7 for the vacant Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) heavyweight title at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States .

Kayaking coaching clinics  held to develop sport

Kayaking coaching clinics held to develop sport

The Guyana Canoe Federation has been working eagerly to see the growth of kayaking here by conducting a number of coaching clinics in various communities throughout the country; the most recent was held at the Coverden Marina last Friday .

Regatta billed for  Splashmin’s May 1 and 2

Regatta billed for Splashmin’s May 1 and 2

Water sports are set to make a splash in Region Four next month with the hosting of a major regatta at Splashmin’s Resort and Fun Park on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway on May 1 and 2 .

Hospitals not ready for World Cup disaster -doctor

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa’s public hospitals are completely unprepared for a disaster like a crowd stampede at the World Cup, a FIFA adviser said .

GT&T pleased to be a part of HRC  Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship

GT&T pleased to be a part of HRC Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship

Marketing Director of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T), Wyston Robertson, said yesterday that the company is pleased to partner with the Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) for the second time .

GABA hopes to transform basketball  c/ships into semi-professional league

GABA hopes to transform basketball c/ships into semi-professional league

By Floyd Christie President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Trevor Rose hopes that the current Super Ward basketball championships will transform into a semi-professional league .

Bolt returns to China

SHANGHAI, China, CMC – Usain Bolt continued to map-out his schedule for the coming international season this week .

Brathwaite, Robles breathe easier over Xiang’s challenge

SHANGHAI, China, CMC – Ryan Brathwaite and Dayron Robles can prepare for the IAAF Diamond League a little easier, following the disclosure that Liu Xiang’s coach feels he is still to reach his peak fitness .

Lee’s participation in World Twenty20 in jeopardy

(Cricinfo) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee’s participation in the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament is now in doubt after he injured his right thumb during a recent Indian Premier League (IPL) match .

Gambhir leads Delhi to hard-fought victory

(Cricinfo) Delhi Daredevils 113 for 4 (Gambhir 57*, Bollinger 2-24) beat Chennai Super Kings 112 for 9 (Badrinath 30*, Nehra 3-26, Sehwag 2-18) by six wickets Chennai Super Kings were restricted to their lowest total of the season at the MA Chidambaran stadium, and yet they threatened to defend it against the Delhi Daredevils on a pitch that offered bounce and sharp turn .

Demerara retains female Inter County title

Demerara retains female Inter County title

Rain and low scores resulted in an anti-climactic finish at the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Tower Hotel female Inter County 50-over tournament at the Enmore Community Centre ground yesterday .

Athletics association seeking to send athletes to Brazil training centre

Athletics association seeking to send athletes to Brazil training centre

-Boyce defends treatment of Carifta Games athletesBy Tamica Garnett The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) is planning a trip to a high performance training centre in Brazil for athletes in the second quarter of the year, and is currently engaged in negotiations to this end .

More corporate support for HRC

More corporate support for HRC

- Three more businesses onboard With just over two weeks to go before the night of reckoning at the Second Hugh Ross Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, the latest entities throwing their financial weight behind the competition are Studio 2000 Gym, Shell Boss Mining at the Bartica Mall and Akbar Auto Sales .

North Ruimveldt still unbeaten

North Ruimveldt still unbeaten

The North Ruimveldt basketball team remained unbeaten, proving that it is truly a ‘super ward’ in the Mackeson Super Ward Basketball Championships Tuesday night when they outscored Kitty-Campbellville 64-54 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Contracts signed for May 2 Friday Night fights

Boxers last Monday inked their contracts for the next installment of Friday Night Fights which has been rescheduled to May 2, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Seamers set up Bangalore win

(Cricinfo) On a slow pitch that lacked bounce, Royal Challengers Bangalore restricted Rajasthan Royals to 130 before they knocked it off without much fuss to win a crucial encounter in Jaipur and with this win, Bangalore now move to second position in the points table .

FIFA launches World Cup supermarket tickets sale

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African fans will be able to snap up half a million unsold World Cup tickets in cash after FIFA agreed yesterday to drop a ruling that they could only be bought online or through a ballot .

Injury rules Arafat out of World Twenty20

(Cricinfo) Pakistan allrounder Yasir Arafat has been ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies later this month due to a calf injury, the captain Shahid Afridi has confirmed .

Bakewell Inter-Jamaat Softball Competition

The annual Bakewell-sponsored Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) of Guyana 15-overs Inter-Jamaat Softball Round Robin Cricket Competition commenced on Sunday at the MYO ground, Woolford Avenue, with three scheduled matches .

Porterfield eyeing win over Windies in 100th game

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ireland captain William Porterfield is hoping Sabina Park can make his 100th appearance for his country a memorable one .

Chanderpaul century headlines big Windies win

Chanderpaul century headlines big Windies win

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored his 11th One-Day International century to lead West Indies to a massive 208-run win over Canada in the Jamaica Cricket Festival yesterday .

Spotlight will fall on corruption in FIFA at Miami conference

-British journalist to present dossier on ‘back room’ dealingsVirtually on the eve of the staging of June 11 to July 11, 2010 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup Football Tournament in South Africa, the spotlight will fall once again on the dark clouds of corruption that have long hung over the world’s most popular sport .

Eastman/Wayne Harris bout in limbo

Eastman/Wayne Harris bout in limbo

By Marlon Munroe Now that the former British, Commonwealth and European middleweight champion, Howard Eastman has been remanded to prison until April 30 following a trafficking in narcotics charge, the Eastman/Wayne Harris bout is in limbo .

Afridi, Younis file appeals against PCB sanctions

(Cricinfo)Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan have filed official appeals against the punishments handed out to them by the PCB last month .

Nigel’s, IPA and H. Mohamed give financial boost to HRC Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship

As preparations  heighten for the second edition of the Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship, the organisers have received a further boost  to ensure a well run competition with the financial support of three business entities .

Straker comes out the winner

Straker comes out the winner

“It was a close finish,” newly crowned 1500m gold medallist Jevina Straker said of her feat at the recent Junior Carifta Games .

Women’s hockey squad  reduced to 19 for CAC Games

Women’s hockey squad reduced to 19 for CAC Games

With just three months remaining before the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) this week trimmed the national women’s squad to 19 players in preparation for the regional event .

Caribbean Netball Association U-16 ChampionshipsGuyana defeat Bermuda, draw against St. Kitts

- Dr Aaron-Parris elected  first VP of CNAGuyana’s national U-16 team began their Caribbean Netball Association (CNA) Under-16 Championship by defeating Bermuda and playing to a draw against St .

Memorex XI crowned Sunny Boy T20 softball champs   

Memorex XI crowned Sunny Boy T20 softball champs  

Memorex XI carted off the Sunny Boy Milk Powder T20 softball trophy after beating rivals Ariel XI by 14 runs in the final last Sunday at  Everest Cricket Club ground .

Pollard blasts Mumbai to big win against Delhi

(Cricinfo)  Kieron Pollard finally lived up to his bumper signing with a brutal innings that undermined what, for the most part, had been a spirited performance from Delhi’s bowlers, and confirmed Mumbai’s place in the final four .

Kaneria denies any role in match-fixing

(Cricinfo) Danish Kaneria, the Pakistan legspinner, has denied any involvement in the “match irregularities” that Essex Police are investigating, following allegations that are believed to centre around a televised Pro40 game during the last English season .

Organisers wooing corporate support for upcoming  karate championships

Organisers wooing corporate support for upcoming karate championships

By Marlon Munroe Plans are moving ahead for the 11th International Shotokan Federation (ISKF) Pan American Karate Championships scheduled for Guyana from August 15 to August 19, according to Sensei Jeffrey Wong .



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