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England’s Onions out for three months with back injury

LONDON,  (Reuters) - England fast bowler Graham Onions  will be out for three months due to knee and back injuries, the  England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Valbuena dreams of Ribery-like breakthrough

TIGNES, France, (Reuters) - A young Olympique  Marseille player full of energy and skill who has never started  a game for France has been included in their World Cup squad  and dreams of making an instant impact on the big stage .

No-one happier to see Nadal firing for Paris than Federer

LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal used to mess with his  head, ruffle his feathers and on occasions even make him cry,  but no-one will be happier to see the Mallorcan rekindle his  love affair with Roland Garros more than Roger Federer .

GFF pushing Futsal development

GFF pushing Futsal development

President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Colin Klass feels that this country could move rapidly in the Futsal ranking as the local governing body for football launched another FIFA sponsored Futsal Coaching Course yesterday at Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park .

Woeful Windies crash to Proteas in T20I opener

NORTH SOUND, Antigua,  CMC – Beleaguered West Indies slumped to another miserable defeat yesterday with a 13-run beating by South Africa that condemned them to their third loss in four Twenty20 Internationals .

Balancing athletics and academics…Jevina Straker aims for

Balancing athletics and academics…Jevina Straker aims for

By Tamica GarnettIt was at the start of 2007 that easygoing Tutorial High School second form student Jevina Straker burst onto the athletics scene; placing first or second at several meets before walking away with gold at the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) .

Female 2010 World Cup cricketer plays in post-Mother’s Day event

Female 2010 World Cup cricketer plays in post-Mother’s Day event

[caption id="attachment_81623" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Shemaine Campbelle "][/caption]By Tamica GarnettLess then twenty-four hours after returning from the 2010 Cricket World Cup where she displayed her superb cricket skills, West Indies female player Shemaine Campbelle  showed her humanitarian qualities when she collaborated to honour 60 outstanding mothers at the Area “H” ground .

BCB junior spin clinic rated a success

BCB junior spin clinic rated a success

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has said that its recent coaching clinic for 30 junior spin bowlers drawn from across the ancient county can certainly be rated a success .

Carmichael comes good with the bat

When Demerara and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) allrounder Kellon Carmichael left for Trinidad & Tobago to play professional cricket in late January, he had more success with the ball until he stroke an unbeaten 62 against Barataria on Sunday in Carib League 50-over competition .

Leon Moore for USA Stint

World ranked number six rated super bantamweight boxer Leon “Hurry Up” Moore is heading to the United States of America (USA) for a short training stint .

Judo association to attend tournament in Brazil

The Judo Association of Guyana (JAG) will once again be attending the Roraima International Judo Cup to be held next month in Boa Vista, Brazil .

Beepat Scorpions to host third annual Inter-Organisation B/ball tourney

In celebration of Guyana’s 44th Independence anniversary the Beepat Scorpions Basketball Club will host its third annual Inter-Organisation one day basketball tournament on May 26 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Kumar says govt will assist CAC Games team

Kumar says govt will assist CAC Games team

By Marlon MunroeFunding has always been the major bugbear of sports teams leaving these shores for their overseas engagements and in many cases this is the reason that prevents them from keeping those assignments .

Staff crumbles to Social Sciences in Inter-Faculty B/ball

Following the Faculty of Health Sciences walkover victory against the Faculty of Education and Humanities, the Staff team of the University of Guyana (UG) crumbled at the hands of the Faculty of Social Sciences when the two teams met in the UG Inter-Faculty Basketball tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday .

Celtics resist Magic to take 2-0 lead to Boston

ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics took a tight hold on the Eastern Conference finals with a 95-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, staving off a late rally to open  a 2-0 series lead with back-to-back road wins .

Meusa wins Keishar’s FIDE qualifier

National Champion Wendell Meusa played undefeated and accumulated seven and a half points to capture the Keishar’s FIDE qualifiers when play concluded last weekend at Keishar’s Sports Club .

Clubs urged to be fully represented at GCA`s captaincy seminar

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will stage  a captaincy seminar for all team captains, vice-captains, potential captains,  coaches and net session leaders of all clubs affiliated to the G C A today at the Everest Cricket Club pavilion from 4pm .

Windies A in sight of victory despite Nafees century

DHAKA, Bangladesh,  CMC – Left-hander Shahriar Nafees hit an up tempo century but West Indies A were still in sight of victory against Bangladesh A at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday .

Halley in a class of her own

Ian Rogers was bang on target while female shooter Pertonella Halley proved that she was in a class by herself when the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) Handgun Section staged its two-day monthly shooting competition last weekend .

‘This is business, be professional,’ says Alfred

‘This is business, be professional,’ says Alfred

WIBA bantamweight cham-pion Shondell Alfred feels disrespected because of the way she is being treated by promoter Odinga Lumumba after the third postponement of her world title rematch  against Corinne Van Ryck De Groot .

Four overseas-based shooters for Windies fullbore championships

Four overseas-based shooters for Windies fullbore championships

Four overseas-based shooters have been named in Guyana’s 14-man squad for the West Indies Fullbore shooting championships announced by the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA), as the Guyanese seek to retain the regional crown in Barbados next week .

Gayle urges Windies players to take fresh aim

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle is urging his players to take fresh guard for the Digicel Series against South Africa .

Fit Lara weighing options over return

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Former World batting star Brian Lara has begun his preparation for a possible return to cricket, as speculation continues over a stint with English County Surrey and a debut in the lucrative Indian Premier League next year .

Rains wash out outdoor practice for national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams

Rains wash out outdoor practice for national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams

By Marlon Munroe Since the national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams have been named by selectors of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) there have been no practice sessions for them because of the current rainy season .

ANSA McAL rewards super ward winners

ANSA McAL rewards super ward winners

By Floyd ChristieThe champions of the recently-concluded Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships, Albouytown-Charlestown were yesterday presented with a  cheque for $500,000 at the office of ANSA McAL Trading Limited, Beterverwagting yesterday .

Bolt poised to run fast time in year’s first 100m

DAEGU, South Korea,  CMC – Jamaican sprint idol Usain Bolt has promised something special as he prepares for his first international 100 metres at the star-studded Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting here today .

Windies A take control after Shillingford grabs four

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies A seized control of the opening four-day “Test” against Bangladesh A yesterday, after bundling the hosts out cheaply and then building a massive lead at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium .

Just Sports to showcase athletics at ‘De Gold Striders Games’ next month

Just Sports to showcase athletics at ‘De Gold Striders Games’ next month

By Tamica GarnettJust Sports Products and Services is set to debut the latest thrill to hit the athletics arena, ‘De Gold Striders Games’ in June .

Munroe elected president of Hikers Hockey Club

Munroe elected president of Hikers Hockey Club

Hikers Hockey Club on Saturday became a newly constituted, independent body when it held its  inaugural annual general meeting at the Diocesan Youth Centre in Subryanville .

Cougars and Monedderlust devour opponents

 The Cougars and  the Monedderlust Football Clubs booked the last two semi-final spots in the Berbice Football Association (BFA) Coca Cola Senior Knockout Tournament when they steamrolled Hopetown and Strike Force respectively over the weekend at the Blairmont Community Development Centre Ground .

Bryant sizzles as Lakers eclipse the Suns

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant delivered a  sensational 40 points as the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers stormed past the Phoenix Suns 128-107 in Game One of the Western Conference final on Monday .

Gayle, Smith welcome return of Viv Richards Stadium

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Captains Chris Gayle and Graeme Smith have welcomed the return of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, as the venue prepared to host its first international match in a year yesterday .

Sixty-six karatekas successful at World Class JKA grading exams

Sixty-six Karatekas passed the World Class Japanese Karate Exponent (JKA/WF) Guyana grading exams which were held on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

GOA hopes gov’t will get on board for CAC Games team

GOA hopes gov’t will get on board for CAC Games team

By Marlon MunroeWith a proposed 50 or 60-man team that should represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in July, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is hoping that the Government of Guyana can assist with financing as it has done in the past .

Ramdin maintains place in Windies squad for SA tour

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Selectors have persisted with struggling wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin in a 14-man squad announced for the Antigua leg of their limited overs series against South Africa starting tomorrow .

Four-man rifle shooting team for Antigua

Four-man rifle shooting team for Antigua

A strong four-man team will represent Guyana at this weekend’s Antigua/Barbuda Goodwill Rifle Shooting tournament ahead of the West Indies Fullbore Championships next week in Barbados .

Twenty20 comes of age in Caribbean feast

BRIDGETOWN,  (Reuters) - Twenty20 cricket came home  with England’s impressive World Cup win  on Sunday and the game  which began as a crowd-pleasing thrash really came of age over  the past three weeks in the Caribbean .



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