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 .
-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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
SHANGHAI, China, CMC – Usain Bolt continued to map-out his schedule for the coming international season this week .
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 .
(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 .
(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 .
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 .
-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 .
- 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 .
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 .
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 .
(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 .
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 .
(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 .
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 .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Ireland captain William Porterfield is hoping Sabina Park can make his 100th appearance for his country a memorable one .
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 .
-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 .
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 .
(Cricinfo)Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan have filed official appeals against the punishments handed out to them by the PCB last month .
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 .
“It was a close finish,” newly crowned 1500m gold medallist Jevina Straker said of her feat at the recent Junior Carifta 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 .
- 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 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 .
(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 .
(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 .
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 .