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Trials to become feature of GTTA’s national teams’ selection

Trials to become feature of GTTA’s national teams’ selection

Trials for selection of national table tennis players will now become a feature under the tenure of the present Henry Greene’s administration .

WIPA wins again

WIPA wins again

A West Indies team is ready for an international engagement .

Men’s hockey team places fifth at Pan Am c/ships

The national men’s hockey team ended in fifth position at the Pan American championships in Venezuela after pulling off an upset victory over Uruguay on Saturday in another cliff hanger at the 2010 Indoor Pan American Championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela .

Guyana women fail to reach semis

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Murray beats Federer to win Toronto title

TORONTO, (Reuters) - Andy Murray humbled Roger  Federer 7-5 7-5 to defend his Toronto Masters title yesterday, confirming the Briton as one of the favourites for the U .

Suriname emerge winners of Goodwill Games swimming competition

Suriname emerge winners of Goodwill Games swimming competition

Guyana ended the Goodwill games swimming competition yesterday in Suriname in the cellar position but not before national swimmer Britany van Lange added another gold medal to her tally .

Way finally cleared for national team to play in CLT20

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A settlement has been reached in the dispute between the Guyana Cricket Board and the national team ahead of the lucrative Champions League Twenty20 to be staged in South Africa next month .

Two Guyanese footballers called for trials with English pro club

Two Guyanese footballers Ricky Shakes and Jason Lloyd have been called up by English League 2 Team Stockport County for an official trial starting today .

Kaymer seals PGA Championship victory in playoff

KOHLER, Wisconsin, (Reuters) - Germany’s Martin  Kaymer maintained ice-cool composure to win his maiden major  title in a gripping two-way playoff with American Bubba Watson  for the 92nd U .

India’s Yuvraj suffering with dengue fever – reports

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) - Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out  of India’s one-day international against Sri Lanka today  after coming down with dengue fever, India media reported yesterday .

11th ISKF Pan Am karate c/ships…..Men’s kumite team  to battle for  bronze medal

11th ISKF Pan Am karate c/ships…..Men’s kumite team to battle for bronze medal

By Marlon Munroe Guyana men’s kumite team failed to advance to today’s final of the 11th International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan American championships which ends today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Mc Kay in disputed win at Teach  Them Young race meet

Mc Kay in disputed win at Teach Them Young race meet

-new faces highlight BMX categoriesBy Floyd Christie The racing tactics used by Warren ‘Forty’ McKay to triumph in the 35-lap invitation race at yesterday’s ‘Teach Them Young’ cycle race meet around the inner circle of the National Park was questioned upon completion of the event .

Young Achievers continue to dominate TCVT

The Young Achievers volleyball team continued to dominate the ongoing True Champions Volleyball Tournament (TCVT) playing unbeaten yesterday at the Rollers Volleyball Court in New Amsterdam .

Goodwill Games Swimming Championships:Guyana bags gold, three silver medals on day one

Team Guyana ended day one of the Goodwill Games Swimming Championships, currently underway in Suriname, with a gold medal and three silver medals yesterday .

Murray tames Nadal to reach Toronto final

TORONTO, (Reuters) - Briton Andy Murray cleared a  major hurdle in his Toronto Masters title defence brushing aside world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-4 yesterday to storm into the final .

Pollard off to hospital after being struck by bouncer

SOUTHAMPTON, England, CMC – West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been sent to hospital for scans after being struck in the face while playing for Somerset in the Friends Provident Twenty20 final against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl yesterday .

Watney breaks clear to lead PGA Championship

KOHLER, Wisconsin, (Reuters) - American Nick Watney  broke free of the chasing pack to open up a three-stroke lead  after the third round of the U .

France in darts  action today

France in darts action today

Former three-time national men’s singles table tennis champion Colin France will be in the thick of things when the Guyana Darts Association in partnership with Granny’s Hangout Bar of Better Hope stages an Open tournament .

Inaugural youth Olympics opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - The inaugural Youth Olympic Games officially opened in Singapore yesterday with a ceremony  on the world’s largest floating stage and an extravagant firework display .

It’s a wonderful life  for Lennox Cush in 2010

It’s a wonderful life  for Lennox Cush in 2010

By Sham Samaroo Everything seems to be coming up roses for United States of America’s Lennox Cush in 2010 .

Shooting hits women baseball World Cup in Caracas

CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuela is investigating the  shooting of a Hong Kong player during a game at the women’s  Baseball World Cup and will issue a revised schedule yesterday for the 11 international teams taking part .

Third annual Cheddi and Janet Jagan football competition kicks off today

The third annual Berbice Football Association (BFA) organised Cheddi and Janet Jagan Memorial knockout football tournament gets underway today with a double header at the Number Five Village Playfield (Zeelust) at 2pm .

Malone, Pippen inducted into basketball Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, (Reuters) - Power forward Karl Malone and small forward Scottie Pippen were among 10 inductees into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday .

GFF Super Eight competition wraps up tonight

The final of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super Eight knockout competition will wrap up tonight with the final and third place showdown set to be contested at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground from 6pm .

Felix on track for 200/400m Olympic double

LONDON, (Reuters) - Allyson Felix, dripping with world championship gold but  twice a runner-up in the Olympics, looks set to double her options at the 2012 Games after completing a the 400m/200m Diamond League double yesterday .

Virus behind my fitness problems – Roddick

MASON, Ohio, (Reuters) - Former world number one Andy  Roddick said a virus was to blame for his recent fitness  problems but expects to be back in good shape for the U .

Injured Zulqarnain could miss test

WORCESTER, England, (Reuters) - Zulqarnain Haider,  one of Pakistan’s few successes in the test defeat to England  last week, has a chipped finger and will see a specialist on Tuesday to see if he can play again in the series .

`City is gracious to have your presence’

`City is gracious to have your presence’

- Mayor Green tells ISKF founder and chief instructor By Marlon MunroeFounder and chief instructor of the International Shotakan Karate Federation (ISKF) Teruyuki Okazaki yesterday received the ‘key to the city’ of Georgetown  in the Promenade Gardens .

Jevina Sampson off to Singapore tomorrow

Jevina Sampson off to Singapore tomorrow

By Tamica GarnettJevina Sampson who was nominated for the Singapore Youth Olympic Scholarship has been accepted for the prestigious scholarship offered by the Organizing Committee of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) scheduled to begin today in Singapore .

Ram exhorts lawn tennis players to do better than their best

Ram exhorts lawn tennis players to do better than their best

By Tamica GarnettPresident of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA), Christopher Ram yesterday delivered words of inspiration to the remaining six tennis players prior to their departure for St Vincent and the Grenadines where they are scheduled to participate in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Championships .

Holder, Dick grab bronze medals at Caribbean Youth Cycling c/ships

Holder, Dick grab bronze medals at Caribbean Youth Cycling c/ships

By Tamica GarnettNational cyclists Christopher Holder and Marica Dick with a bronze medal apiece, ensured the Guyana contingent did not come back empty handed from the Fifth Annual Youth Caribbean Cycling Championships held in Aruba on August 7-8 .

Lewis named to Commonwealth Games TT team

Lewis named to Commonwealth Games TT team

Following his second place finish in the just-concluded Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) trials on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, young racquet wielder Edinho Lewis has been named on the men’s team for this year’s Commonwealth Games in India .

Pan American 2010 Indoor Hockey C/ships… Guyana records second win

Guyana recorded their second win of the men’s indoor Pan American hockey championships in Venezuela when they defeated Peru 4-2 in a thrilling encounter in the first game of day four of the championships in Barquisimeto .

Referees set to update knowledge

Local football referees will attend a training programme tomorrow geared at bringing  officials up to date with the rules of the game and ways of handling infringements .

Murray ends Nalbandian run, Nadal up next

TORONTO,  (Reuters) - Holder Andy Murray brushed aside  David Nalbandian 6-2 6-2 yesterday to set up a Toronto Masters  semi-final clash with world number one Rafa Nadal .

Kuchar holds lead in second round at PGA

KOHLER, Wisconsin,  (Reuters) - American Matt Kuchar made the most of a timely break in the inclement weather to grab the clubhouse lead in the second round of the U .

Gay sparkles at London Diamond League meet

LONDON, (Reuters) - Tyson Gay sent a message to  missing rivals Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell with victory in the  100 metres at the London Diamond League meeting yesterday in a  world leading time of 9 .



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