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Banks Light Beer 10/10 tapeball winners receive prizes

Banks Light Beer 10/10 tapeball winners receive prizes

Cultural Centre Tarmac XI, winners of the recent Banks Light Beer 10/10 tapeball cricket competition received their prizes at a simple ceremony at Banks DIH head office at Thirst Park yesterday .

WICB signs ESPN deal for regional tournament

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced a deal with US-based global sports network ESPN to broadcast the inaugural Caribbean Twenty20 Tournament scheduled to bowl off next month .

Not guilty! FIFA VP defends government role

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Regional football mogul Jack Warner returned from the FIFA World Cup in South Africa on Tuesday, insisting he had broken no law by accepting a ministerial portfolio in the new Trinidad and Tobago government, while still serving as a FIFA vice-president .

Windies A eyeing better performance in second “Test”

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies A will look for an improved performance when they face India A in the second four-day “Test” starting today in England .

Barath eyeing Oval Test for comeback

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Sidelined West Indies opener Adrian Barath is eyeing a comeback in the final match of the three-Test series against South Africa later this month .

Brazil made to sweat for winning start

Brazil made to sweat for winning start

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Five-times champions  Brazil began their World Cup campaign yesterday with a  surprisingly difficult defeat of North Korea who summoned up  some of the spirt of their astonishing run at England 1966 .

Fixtures

Today’s World Cup fixtures Honduras vs .

Edghill captures five titles as NSC Independence TT competition ends

Edghill captures five titles as NSC Independence TT competition ends

Caribbean Under-13 girls singles champion Chelsea Edghill waltzed off with five titles when the Annual National Sports Commission Independence Table Tennis Tournament ended Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Dale Hing wins pistol shoot

Dale Hing produced a scintillating performance to win last weekend’s Practical Pistol shooting competition ahead of the planned Modern Optical Team competition slated for next month .

WICB starts recruitment process to fill new positions

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday commenced its regional recruitment process to fill key positions at the secretariat .

GBTI Open Tennis Tournament

Andrews and McCalman prevail in mixed doubles Jason Andrews and Grace McCalman received fierce competition before prevailing over Nicola Ramdyan and Benedict Sukra in the mixed doubles category of the GBTI Open Tennis Tournament when play continued on Tuesday at the courts of the GBTI Sports Club .

Alves wins in welcome return to lawn tennis

Adam Alves made a welcome return to lawn tennis when he defeated seasoned player Gilbert Barckoy in a veterans match on Saturday in the GBTI Open Tennis Tournament continued at the GBTI Sports Club courts, Bel Air Park .

11th Annual Father’s Day Cycle Race on Sunday

Father’s Day in the cycling community pedals off with the Castrol-sponsored 11th Annual Father’s Day 50 Miles Cycle Road Race on Sunday .

Singh, Khan declared joint winners of Topco Open chess tourney

Singh, Khan declared joint winners of Topco Open chess tourney

Canada-based Guyanese Raymond Singh and Taffin Khan emerged joint winners of the Topco Juices Chess tournament which ended Saturday at the Keishar’s Sports Club, Hadfield Street .

Els has one eye on World Cup as he prepares for U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, California, (Reuters) - While South  African Ernie Els seeks a third U .

Pakistan fall short after heroic Afridi century

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Pakistan captain  Shahid Afridi narrowly failed to take his team to victory over  Sri Lanka with an heroic century in the opening match of the  Asia Cup .

Favourites Spain start, hosts South Africa back

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - Bookies’ favourites Spain  finally begin their World Cup campaign with an easy-looking  match against Switzerland today when the vuvuzela decibel  levels will soar again for hosts South Africa’s second game .

Ireland to miss big three for Windies A doubleheader

DUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Ireland’s selectors have named a weakened squad to face West Indies A in two one-day matches next week but coach Phil Simmons believes it will provide the chance to look at new players ahead of next year’s Cricket World Cup .

Italy held, Cameroon shocked

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Holders Italy came from  behind to avoid an upset against Paraguay yesterday but unfancied Japan broke African hearts with their first World Cup  win on foreign soil against a Samuel Eto’o-led Cameroon .

Fixtures

Today’s World Cup fixturesNew Zealand vs .

Rugby squad reduced to 19

Rugby squad reduced to 19

The national rugby squad to represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Rugby Games to be held at the National Stadium on July 24-25 was reduced to 19 players following trials last weekend at the National Stadium, Providence .

Sports associations face tomorrow deadline to name CAC Games athletes

Sports associations face tomorrow deadline to name CAC Games athletes

Sports associations have one day left to submit the names of their athletes for the Central American and Caribbean Games scheduled for July 22-31 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico .

GOA to hold annual Olympic Day Run, Walk and Jog on Sunday

GOA to hold annual Olympic Day Run, Walk and Jog on Sunday

In observance of World Olympic Day, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) will stage its annual Olympic Day Run, Walk and Jog event on Sunday from 06:00 hours .

Herlando Allicock and Dexter Jordan eyeing gold medals at CAC Games

Herlando Allicock and Dexter Jordan eyeing gold medals at CAC Games

Amateur boxers Herlando Allicock and Dexter Jordan have stepped up their training for the Central American and Caribbean Games and  both  expressed confidence that they will return with gold medals .

North Korea face Brazil in daunting return

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Secretive North Korea make  a first return to the World Cup since 1966 today but could  hardly face a bigger challenge than five-times champions Brazil .

Toiling Tiger poised for U.S. Open resurgence, says Atwal

PEBBLE BEACH, California, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods  will start this week’s U .

My brand of football is a winner, says Dunga

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Brazil have reaped  dividends from ditching their traditional, attacking style for a  more pragmatic approach, coach Dunga said yesterday .

Stosur wins opener at Eastbourne

LONDON, (Reuters) - French Open runner-up Samantha  Stosur made a swift transition from clay to grass when she  overcame American teenager Melanie Oudin in the first round of  the Eastbourne championships yesterday .

McLaren target Silverstone for next big push

LONDON, (Reuters) - Battle-hardened Formula One  leaders McLaren have targeted their home British Grand Prix on  July 11 for the next big push after reeling off a second one-two  finish in a row in Canada on Sunday .

Dutch keeper travels home to see wife, newborn son

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Netherlands goalkeeper  Michel Vorm set off on an 18,000 km round trip shortly after his  team’s opening World Cup match yesterday to see his wife and  newly born first child, a KNVB-spokeswomen told Reuters .

Windies aiming to regroup, says skipper Gayle

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Captain Chris Gayle said his embattled West Indies were focussed on regrouping for the second Test after plunging to a 163-run loss to South Africa in the first Test .

Sangakkara urges Sri Lankans to fill void

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Captain Kumar Sangakkara  challenged his team to fill the void left by absence of 2008  heroes Sanath Jayasuriya and Ajantha Mendis as Sri Lanka bid to  retain the Asia Cup trophy on home soil .

Celtics stop Lakers to take 3-2 finals lead

BOSTON, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics rode the  outside shooting of Paul Pierce and a superior inside game to  beat the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 in the NBA Finals on Sunday  and move within one victory of a record 18th championship .

Germans rip Australia apart

DURBAN (Reuters) - Germany began their quest for a fourth World Cup in devastating style yesterday with a thumping 4-0 victory over Australia in their opening Group D match .

Flimsy batting condemns Windies to 163-run defeat

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Chris Gayle led an improved West Indies batting performance that failed to spare his side from a 163-run defeat inside four days at the hands of South Africa in the first Test yesterday at Queen’s Park Oval .

Top Cop in line for GTTA presidency

Top Cop in line for GTTA presidency

- race for post heats up Commissioner of Police Henry Greene will be challenging for the post of president of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) when that body stages its annual general meeting sometime later this year .

Young Achievers ‘B’  advance to semi finals

Young Achievers ‘B’ advance to semi finals

-Aracari Beach Volleyball ClassicYoung Achievers ‘B’ volleyball team lived up to its name by achieving a spot in the semi-finals of the Aracari Beach Volleyball Classic after  spiking out their competitors when the tournament continued Saturday at the Aracari Resort .



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