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Thrilling test fizzles out on final day

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - India’s determination to avoid  defeat yesterday killed off any chances of a thrilling finale  in the third and final test against South Africa .

Stephenson preparing dive into busy year

Stephenson preparing dive into busy year

Facing a calendar packed with competitions, Guyana’s star swimmer Jessica Stephenson is prioritising the meets she will attend while trying to avoid physical burnout .

Enmore, Farm record victories at MYO cricket competition

Defending champions in the MYO Inter-Jamaat 10-over tape ball round-robin cricket competition Enmore beat Grove Falcons while Farm defeated Mocha on the first day of this year’s tournament .

England’s Collingwood quits tests  at the top

England’s Collingwood quits tests at the top

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Paul Collingwood is to quit test   cricket after the fifth Ashes encounter, the England batsman   said yesterday, going out on a high after helping to retain   the famous urn in Australia for the first time in 24 years .

Sir Viv, Lara in fans’ ICC ODI Dream Team

Sir Viv, Lara in fans’ ICC ODI Dream Team

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Legendary West Indies captain Sir Vivian Richards and prodigious left-hander Brian Lara are the only two West Indians voted to an all-time One-Day International dream team to commemorate the 40th anniversary of ODIs .

Banner year for lawn tennis

Banner year for lawn tennis

-juniors compete in five regional tourneys

Over the past year lawn tennis has slowly been moving into the limelight with the GLTA taking steps to broaden junior players’ experience through participation in international tournaments and by introducing the sport in schools to scout up and coming talent .

Brave Kallis defies pain to rescue South Africa

Brave Kallis defies pain to rescue South Africa

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Jacques Kallis defied medical  advice to score a magnificent century which put South Africa in  position to win the deciding third test against India yesterday .

 Pollard explodes but South Australia lose

Pollard explodes but South Australia lose

BIG BASH….

ADELAIDE, Australia, CMC – Kieron Pollard smashed a typically explosive half-century but it was not enough to save South Australia from a 21-run loss to New South Wales in their opening game of the Twenty20 Big Bash on Tuesday .

Cook and Bell put England in charge in Sydney

Cook and Bell put England in charge in Sydney

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - A dominant Alastair Cook scored   189 and Ian Bell his first century against Australia as   England took a commanding first innings lead of 208 at the   close of play on the third day of the fifth Ashes test yesterday .

Clarke says Hughes no catch cheat

Clarke says Hughes no catch cheat

(BBC) Australia captain Michael Clarke has rejected claims that team-mate Phillip Hughes attempted to cheat Alastair Cook in the final Ashes Test in Sydney .

Sebastien warns “dangerous” Windwards will be contenders

Sebastien warns “dangerous” Windwards will be contenders

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Windward Islands manager Lockhart Sebastien has warned rivals that his side is fit and focussed, and will be difficult to beat in the upcoming Caribbean Twenty20 Championship .

Hyatt rebounds from injury with stroke-filled half-century

Hyatt rebounds from injury with stroke-filled half-century

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies A batsman Danza Hyatt hinted at a full recovery from injury with a cracking half-century, as he tuned up for next week’s start of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship .

Chelsea slump deepens, Arsenal held by Man City

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea’s hopes of retaining the  Premier League title looked forlorn and Carlo Ancelotti’s future  equally bleak yesterday as the champions’ fall from grace  continued with a 1-0 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers .

Free-scoring Knicks overpower Spurs

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The New York Knicks had too   much firepower for San Antonio on Tuesday and continued their   high-scoring antics with a crushing 128-115 victory over the   NBA-leading Spurs .

Elections top priority on GABA agenda – Rose

Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) president Trevor Rose said elections are the first priority on the agenda at the AGM set for this week .

‘T20 teams will target Guyana’– Seeram

‘T20 teams will target Guyana’– Seeram

With the eagerly-anticipated Caribbean Twenty20 championship only five days away, the Guyana national team is gearing up for a successful title defence having resumed training sessions on Monday .

England ride their luck as Australia hit back

England ride their luck as Australia hit back

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - England rode their luck through   a rocky afternoon spell to reach 167-3 in their first innings  at the close of play on the second day of a well-balanced  fifth Ashes test yesterday after dismissing Australia for 280 .

Trinidad selectors want runs from  Ganga 

Trinidad selectors want runs from Ganga 

The national selection panel headed by Dudnath Ramkessoon is hoping that Trinidad & Tobago captain Daren Ganga shows the form of old and get T&T the T20 cricket title later this month with both runs and leadership .

TTCB boss likes Guyana’s attitude

TTCB boss likes Guyana’s attitude

President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath says that Guyana is a very focussed team and one to watch in the upcoming regional T20 cricket series .

Canada confident of springing big surprise

TORONTO, Canada, CMC – Canada coach Pubudoo Dassanayake is confident his side can spring an upset in this year’s edition of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship which bowls off in Antigua next Monday .

Sprint star already sizing  up South Korea success

Sprint star already sizing up South Korea success

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Jamaican sprint wizard Usain Bolt says he has resumed training and is already eyeing the defence of his titles at the World Championships in South Korea this August .

Teenager Cornwall picked as Leewards opt for change

Teenager Cornwall picked as Leewards opt for change

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Teenaged batsman Rakheem Cornwall is the lone newcomer in a Leeward Islands 14-man squad named yesterday for the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship starting next week but selectors have made several bold changes .

Foreign team will enhance global brand of WI cricket

Foreign team will enhance global brand of WI cricket

- Khan

Having foreign teams play in the regional T20 cricket series will maximise the earning potential for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) as it relates to television rights, Corporate Communications Officer of the WICB Imran Khan says .

Ramsaran joins T&T Cricket Board

Ramsaran joins T&T Cricket Board

Former government minister Manohar Ramsaran on Monday took up office as the Administrative Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board which has its  headquarters at Balmain in Couva .

Windies eyeing spinners  closely for Indian series

Windies eyeing spinners closely for Indian series

\ial attention to India’s spinners when their series bowls off here next week .

LeBron tames Bobcats in second half as Heat roll

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, (Reuters) - LeBron James  delivered a devastating second-half performance as the red-hot  Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-82 on Monday .

Despite trials, local swimmers hauled in medals, broke nine national records at overseas meets

Despite trials, local swimmers hauled in medals, broke nine national records at overseas meets

Year in review

The local swimming fraternity welcomed a new development with Guyana’s first attendance at the biennial FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Short Course Championships and the GASA crafted its five-year plan as well as selected a new executive .

Hockey enjoyed measurable success

Hockey enjoyed measurable success

Guyana’s hockey enjoyed measurable success during 2010 in high-level regional competitions but the cancellation of the annual Diamond Mineral Water Indoor Hockey Festival planned for the first week in December put a damper on a relatively busy year .

Tendulkar and Steyn leave final test in balance

Tendulkar and Steyn leave final test in balance

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar struck his  51st test century for India to counter an inspired spell from Dale Steyn and leave the third and deciding test against South  Africa evenly poised after day three .

Fear, safety and the Kashif and Shanghai final

Fear, safety and the Kashif and Shanghai final

Alpha United and Pele put on a good show to bring the curtain down on the 21st tournament of the Kashif & Shanghai (K&S) tournament but I left the Guyana National Stadium, Providence with my emotions in a turmoil ranging from anger to  fear and disappointment which had absolutely nothing to do with the match .

Challenging but rewarding year for local cyclists

Challenging but rewarding year for local cyclists

Year in review (Continued)

In hindsight the 2010 cycling year was a challenging, but rewarding ride for Guyana’s cyclists .

Golf review...

Golf review…

Avinash Persaud once again proved to be a player in a class by himself locally but his younger sibling Avinda Kishore is fast catching up as golf made positive strides in 2010 .

Aussies wobbly despite Khawaja’s cameo

Aussies wobbly despite Khawaja’s cameo

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Debutant Usman Khawaja briefly  lit up a gloomy first day of the fifth Ashes test yesterday  but Australia’s batting frailties and rain returned later in   the day to leave the hosts wobbling on 134-4 at the close of   play .

Gambhir, Tendulkar fightback after Kallis’  39th test ton

Gambhir, Tendulkar fightback after Kallis’ 39th test ton

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - A grimly determined Gautam  Gambhir and a serene Sachin Tendulkar took India to 142 for two at stumps on the second day of the deciding third test against South Africa yesterday .

Kallis set to be sidelined after battling through pain

Kallis set to be sidelined after battling through pain

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - South Africa all-rounder  Jacques Kallis battled through the pain barrier to stroke a  century yesterday but his heroics mean he is unlikely to play  any further part in the third and final test against India .

Ponting set to undergo surgery

Ponting set to undergo surgery

(BBC) Australia captain Ricky Ponting will undergo surgery today to repair his fractured finger .

WICB pledges financial support for tournament and players

WICB pledges financial support for tournament and players

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Regional cricket chief Julian Hunte has reiterated his board’s financial support for the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship and says every attempt will be made to ensure the tournament becomes a lucrative enterprise .



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