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GASA eyeing ‘Guyana Open’ regional swim meet next year

GASA eyeing ‘Guyana Open’ regional swim meet next year

- but new pool is without warm-up/warm-down facility

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is considering the prospect of hosting a ‘Guyana Open’ regional swim meet next year, when  the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS) $455 million Olympic-size swimming pool is completed .

Hinds to lead Jamaica as Lambert gets surprising axe

Hinds to lead Jamaica as Lambert gets surprising axe

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies discard Wavell Hinds will lead Jamaica in the upcoming Caribbean Twenty20 Championship after selectors shockingly axed Tamar Lambert just months after he skippered the side in the inaugural tournament .

Latapy’s fate likely by Christmas Day

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Embattled Soca Warriors head coach Russell Latapy will now know his fate after the top brass of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation meet just before Christmas Day .

T&T win Ivanoff domino tournament

The T&T domino team of Georgetown were crowned champions of the Ivanoff Vodka National Domino Tournament which came to an end at theDemerara Cricket Club  Queenstown .

Mazembe stun Internacional 2-0 in Club World Cup

ABU DHABI, (Reuters) - TP Mazembe became the first  African team to reach the Club World Cup final with a shock 2-0  win over Internacional of Brazil yesterday .

 First round gets underway tonight

First round gets underway tonight

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

The first knockout round of the 21st Kashif and Shanghai football tournament commences tonight with what is expected to be a thrilling double header at the Georgetown Football Club Ground from 6pm .

GRFU to issue in-depth statement on players’ suspension today

GRFU to issue in-depth statement on players’ suspension today

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento last evening said that the GRFU will today issue a statement, giving full details of the three suspended rugby players’ actions of misconduct and indiscipline at this year’s Commonwealth Games .

NAMILCO Football Festival postponed until 2011

NAMILCO Football Festival postponed until 2011

The Fruta Conquerors organizers have rescheduled the finals of the NAMILCO Football Festival to next year .

Regional side makes quiet return home

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A disappointed West Indies made a quiet return to the Caribbean on Monday evening, following an anti-climatic end to the rain-ravaged tour of Sri Lanka .

Angry Wade explodes for 32

Angry Wade explodes for 32

-Miami turns up Heat, win ninth successive game

MIAMI, (Reuters) - The red-hot Miami Heat used an  18-2 second-half run to blow past the New Orleans Hornets  96-84 on Monday for their ninth successive victory .

$455M pool will not be commissioned until “small defects” rectified

$455M pool will not be commissioned until “small defects” rectified

– Dr Anthony

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony is not about to rush to get the new $455m swimming pool in operation .

 S/Africa’s speedsters wary of Sehwag

S/Africa’s speedsters wary of Sehwag

Top-of-the-table clash…

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - South Africa  fast bowler Morne Morkel said yesterday the contest between the home side’s fast bowlers and India opener Virender Sehwag would be the key contest in the forthcoming three-test series .

Postponed Windies series a blow, says de Silva

Postponed Windies series a blow, says de Silva

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Sri Lanka Cricket’s chairman of selectors Aravinda de Silva says the postponed One-Day International series against West Indies was a big blow to the selection process ahead of next year’s World Cup in Asia .

Hughes promises Poms some Sehwag swagger

Hughes promises Poms some Sehwag swagger

PERTH, (Reuters) - Recalled opener Phil Hughes has  promised Australia the kind of brisk starts which Virender Sehwag so frequently provides for India .

Weather ruins selectors’ plans to name CT20 squad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Rain has forced the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board to delay naming their squad for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship .

Johnson sweating on Australia recall

Johnson sweating on Australia recall

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Mitchell Johnson is hoping his  perspiration in the nets will provide inspiration to  Australia’s selectors and earn him a recall for the third Ashes test against England in Perth this week .

WICB director comfortable with Bravo, Pollard choice

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A West Indies Cricket Board director says he has no qualms with the decision by Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard to opt out of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship in favour of Australia’s lucrative Big Bash .

Pomp, splendour as Kashif and Shanghai tourney opens

Pomp, splendour as Kashif and Shanghai tourney opens

The annual Kashif and Shanghai football tournament  opened Sunday evening with the usual pomp and splendour as two of Guyana’s leading footballers, former national captain Charles “Lilly” Pollard and striker Collie “Hitman” Hercules were honoured for their contribution to the sport locally at the ceremony .

‘Table tennis is back’ – Greene

‘Table tennis is back’ – Greene

President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), Henry Greene emphatically declared Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall that “table tennis is back” in Guyana .

Guyana All Stars team performed creditably-Dover

Guyana All Stars team performed creditably-Dover

Wayne Dover, Coach of the Guyana All Stars team which defeated Atletico Roraima Sunday night as the annual Kashif and Shanghai football extravaganza got underway is of the opinion that the side performed “creditably .

Reece dominates Arokium-sponsored cycle race in Berbice

Berbice’s Neil Reece took top honours in the open and junior categories of the Phillip Arokium Memorial 40-mile cycle road race which ended at New Amsterdam, Berbice on Sunday .

Table tennis facility to go up at Racquet Centre

Table tennis facility to go up at Racquet Centre

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) will be collaborating with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS) to throw up an official table tennis facility at the Racquet Centre being built at Camp Street and Woolford Avenue .

Pierre Boucher plays unbeaten at RRT one–day rapid chess tourney

Rice Quality Consultant from Argentina, Pierre Boucher, played unbeaten to accumulate 6 .

GOA earmarks Lowe for 2012 Olympic Games and beyond

The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) has earmarked female racquet wielder Trenace Lowe to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and beyond .

Contract for synthetic track to be inked this week - Dr. Anthony

Contract for synthetic track to be inked this week – Dr. Anthony

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport is scheduled to sign off the contract for the synthetic track and construction work is expected to begin at Leonora on the West Coast of Demerara before yearend .

Hing wins Spads Inc. yearend shoot

Hing wins Spads Inc. yearend shoot

Dale Hing emerged as the top gun at last Sunday’s Spads Incorporated yearend small-bore shooting championships held at the Timehri ranges .

We can go unbeaten in Australia, says England’s Prior

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - England could go through the   entire tour of Australia unbeaten according to wicketkeeper   Matt Prior, who scored a century to help the tourists grind   out a draw against state side Victoria over the weekend .

Marathon Man creates major upset

Marathon Man created a major upset in winning the feature B class event when the Port Mourant Turf Club staged its pre-Christmas horse race meet at the club’s track on Sunday at Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice .

Stars Dottin, Taylor among six handed contracts

ST JOHN’S Antigua, CMC – World record holder Deandra Dottin and the highly rated Stafanie Taylor were among six women’s players awarded central retainer contracts by the West Indies Cricket Board yesterday .

Hinds to skipper B/dos

-Carlos Brathwaite lone newcomer for regional T20s

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Fast bowler Carlos Brathwaite is the lone newcomer in a Barbados 14-man squad announced Monday to contest next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship .

Doctrove confirmed for Asian World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Dominican Billy Doctrove was among 18 umpires named Sunday to stand in next year’s Cricket World Cup in Asia .

Guyana ends CFU U-17 campaign with another defeat

Guyana’s Under-17 footballers failed to record a win in their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) second round World Cup preliminary competition when they were beaten by Barbados 6-1 in the Dominican Republic on Sunday .

Police club to hold awards ceremony on Friday

The Developmental and Planning Committee of the Police Progressive Youth Club will stage its 2010 Awards Ceremony on Friday at the Police Sports Club, Eve Leary .

Munroe, Lowe national TT King, Queen

Munroe, Lowe national TT King, Queen

Talent triumphed over training, activity and several other factors as national men’s singles champion Godfrey Munroe successfully defended his title when the Vita Malt 2010 national Open table tennis championships climaxed at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last night .

The greatest test match ever

The greatest test match ever

Jack Finglton, the Australian batsman of the 1930s and one of the most entertaining writers on the game, devoted a book to it and entitled it “The Greatest Test of All” .

David/Lowe, Munroe/Franklyn capture doubles titles

The overseas-based duo of Paul David and Trenace Lowe yesterday won the mixed doubles title as the Vita Malt national Open Table Tennis championships ended at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .



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