Pietersen flying home for birth of first child

BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) - England batsman Kevin  Pietersen is flying home from the Twenty20 World Cup to be with  his wife for the birth of their first child and is planning to  jet back to the Caribbean in time for the semi-finals .

Wretched Windies slump to 57-run defeat

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Awful fielding, terrible bowling, and disastrous batting epitomised a 57-run defeat for West Indies at the hands of Sri Lanka in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Georgetown meet Linden in star studded Super Ward finals

Georgetown meet Linden in star studded Super Ward finals

Some of the best basketball players out of Georgetown and Linden will go head to head when Albouystown-Charlestown clash with Central Mackenzie in the finals of the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championship, which begin tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Sprint ace Semple for two months training stint in T&T

Sprint ace Semple for two months training stint in T&T

– Toolsie Persaud assists The Enmore Athletics Club has formed an alliance with the Birth Athletic Club of Trinidad & Tobago for local sprint ace Kenneth Semple to spend a two-month training stint there .

Cricket board names training squad for regional U-19

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) named a 24-man training squad yesterday for the upcoming regional under-19 tournament in St Vincent and the Grenadines in late July .

Hikers men and National ladies steal spotlight in hockey season opener

Hikers men and National ladies steal spotlight in hockey season opener

With both finals going down to the wire, the Hikers men and National ladies managed to secure success when Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) opened its 2010 season with a warm-up one-day tournament at Thirst Park on Sunday last .

HRC overall winner receives prize

HRC overall winner receives prize

Overall winner of the 2010 Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Championship title Royston Booker received his well deserved prize of one RX Yamaha 100 motorcycle on Wednesday .

Magic conjure up second easy victory over Hawks

ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic followed up their series opening annihilation of the Atlanta Hawks with a 112-98 victory on Thursday to open a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-finals .

China coach urges gender test on South Korea’s Park

BEIJING, (Reuters) - China coach Shang Ruihua is questioning the eligibility of South Korean player Park Eun-Sun for the upcoming women’s Asian Cup and has urged authorities to conduct a gender test, local media reported .

Togo to have ban lifted after Blatter mediation

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Togo will have their African Nations Cup ban lifted after FIFA boss Sepp Blatter brokered an agreement with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Zurich yesterday .

United hope for one final twist in title race

LONDON, (Reuters) - Final day twists in the race for the Premier League title are extremely rare but Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson knows from his experience that strange things can sometimes happen under pressure .

Red Bull back on top in Spain

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Michael Schumacher shook off his comeback rust yesterday after setting the third fastest time in Spanish Grand Prix practice behind Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber .

Australian fast bowlers hasten India’s demise

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Set-up by powerful batting from openers David Warner and Shane Watson, Australia romped to a comfortable 45-run victory over India in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Windies clinch semi-final berth as title-holders crash out

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – An irrepressible West Indies side strode gallantly into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship when they pulled off a dramatic last-over win over England yesterday to send the title-holders crashing from the tournament .

WI can make great gains by playing ‘intelligent’ cricket – Lloyd

West Indies most successful Captain Clive ‘Super Cat’ Lloyd said the hosts of the ICC World T20 Championships can reap good rewards if they play intelligent cricket .

Buoyant Windies ready to face Sri Lanka – Super Eight

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies begin their quest today to reach the final of the World Twenty20 Championship when they play their first match of the crucial Super Eight second round against Sri Lanka .

BCB names Chattergoon MVP in both tourneys

BCB names Chattergoon MVP in both tourneys

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) recently honoured Under-19 Captain Harrinarine Chattergoon with the MVP title in both the three-day and one-day tourneys .

GFF Super League continues

Following the postponement of a match  on Wednesday owing to rainfall, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League Tournament is expected to continue today with the next successive round, good weather allowing .

East Coast Mackeson Premier League

Mahaica and Buxton Stars record victories Mahaica Determinators and Bakewell Buxton Stars were the first two teams to record victories in the second round of the East Coast Mackeson Premiere League .

T&T two-day league

Mohammed, Ferrier and Blyden shine in last round Guyanese cricketers ensured Aranguez reached a mammoth 409-6 declared against Canefarm in the last round of the Trinidad and Tobago Two-day League championships over the weekend .

Sammy focused on team success despite personal glory

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – All-rounder Darren Sammy would readily trade in his consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards for the West Indies continued success in the World Twenty20 Championship .

Morkel flourish puts SA on course for victory

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 6, CMC – A late flourish from Albie Morkel set South Africa up for a 13-run victory over New Zealand in the second Super Eight match of the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Raj’s cameo not enough to save India

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Middle order batsman Mithali Raj’s cameo 44 was not enough to prevent India from a 10-run loss to New Zealand in their Group B clash in the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship at Warner Park yesterday .

Shillingford shines as Windies A make winning start

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies A launched their tour of Bangladesh in fine style yesterday, beating South Africa A by 11 runs in their opening match of the Tri-Nation Limited Overs series .

Pietersen formalises England victory with half-century

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – An enterprising half-century from Kevin Pietersen propelled England to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Taylor set for role in Super Eights

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has defended the fitness of injury-plagued fast bowler Jerome Taylor who is yet to play a match in the World Twenty20 Championship .

Sri Lanka edge Pakistan in last-over victory

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in a nail-biter at Warner Park to start their campaign in the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship on a winning note .

Holmes takes early control at Sawgrass, Woods level

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, (Reuters) - Long-hitting American JB Holmes set the early pace at the Players Championship yesterday as late starter Tiger Woods parred his first five holes .

Rugby Seven’s Club League kicks off Saturday

Rugby Seven’s Club League kicks off Saturday

-as GRFU fine tune preparations for hosting of CAC Games By Floyd ChristieAs part of the preparations for the upcoming Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held at the National Stadium on July 24 and 25, the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Rugby Seven’s Club League is scheduled to begin on Saturday at the National Park .

Collins carts off Indian Arrival Day Scrabble tourney

Collins carts off Indian Arrival Day Scrabble tourney

By Tamica GarnettWhile rain called a halt to most of yesterday’s sporting activities, a scrabble tournament thrived beneath the cozy shelter of the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC)building .

Hugh Ross Classic could become annual affair

Hugh Ross Classic could become annual affair

By Floyd ChristieStating that the tournament is heading in the right director Guyana’s most decorated male bodybuilder Hugh Ross feels that the time may be ripe to make the biannual Hugh Ross Bodybuilding Classic into an annual affair .

Ruthless South Africans outclass Afghans

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Morne Morkel ended with career-best figures, as South Africa ruthlessly formalised a place in the Super Eights with a crushing 59-run victory over lightweights Afghanistan in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Aussies take bizarre win over title-holders

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Australia beat title-holders in a dramatic finish to their opening game of the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship at Warner Park here yesterday .

It was do-or-die, says amazing Dottin

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Teenaged West Indies batsman Deandra Dottin said yesterday she had taken a do-or-die approach in scoring her historic century against South Africa .

Springer confident as Windies A launch Bangladesh tour

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies A will launch their tour of Bangladesh today when they clash with South Africa A in the second match of a triangular limited overs series in Dhaka .

Historic Dottin century gives Windies winning start

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Teenager Deandra Dottin blasted the first ever century in Women’s Twenty20 Internationals, as she propelled West Indies to a 17-run win over South Africa in the opening match of the World T20 Championship here yesterday .

Rusty Serena comes through tough test in Rome

ROME, (Reuters) - Serena Williams huffed and puffed  into the Italian Open quarter-finals yesterday but promised  fans they could expect “sexy” Serena on court to face Russian  Maria Kirilenko in the last eight .

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