Centurion Cook pays tribute to mentor Gooch

DURBAN, South Africa,  (Reuters) - Centurion Alastair  Cook paid tribute yesterday to the services of batting coach  Graham Gooch after his 118 put England in control of the second  test against South Africa at Kingsmead .

Late goals lift Chelsea while City win again

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea scrambled a 2-1 home win  over west London rivals Fulham yesterday as two goals in two minutes saved them from what was looking like a first home defeat for more than a year .

Beckham put through paces, pulls crowds at Milan

MILAN,  (Reuters) - David Beckham attracted crowds to  AC Milan’s training complex  yesterday after landing in Italy for  the start of his second stint at the Serie A club and being  immediately put through his paces .

Young Soca Warriors enjoy 5-2 romp in tour opener

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  CMC —Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-23s opened their three-match tour in emphatic style, crushing their Bermuda counterparts 5-2 in an entertaining match at the National Sports Centre yesterday .

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara signs for Lancashire

(BBC) Lancashire have signed Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara as their overseas player for the 2010 season .

Shane Watson extends Australia lead against Pakistan

(BBC) Shane Watson notched his second half century as Australia extended their lead to 307 on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Melbourne yesterday .

Guillen strokes half-century in run spree at North/South Classic

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Justin Guillen was among five batsmen stroking half-centuries on the opening day of the Gerry Gomez North/South Classic on Sunday .

James lifts road-weary Cavs to big win over Rockets

CLEVELAND,  (Reuters) - LeBron James sparked a  game-deciding third quarter run as the Cleveland Cavaliers  crushed the Houston Rockets 108-83 for their fourth consecutive  win on Sunday .

Let the truth be told!

Let the truth be told!

- Kashif and Shanghai semi-final action tonight As the race for football’s `Holy Grail’ nears its climax the Guyana National Stadium at Providence will take centre stage with tonight’s semi-finals of the 20th Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament .

20th Anniversary Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…And then there was none!

20th Anniversary Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…And then there was none!

- Western Tigers eliminate Linden’s last hope Topp XXAlpha ‘The Hammer’ United and BK International Western Tigers booked the last two semi-final spots in the 20th Anniversary Kashif and Shanghai Tournament after defeating their opponents in the quarter-final round on Saturday night .

No need to cheerlead West Indies’ effort

By Orin Davidson Christmas  brings  much goodwill, but the endless stream of plaudits being showered on the West Indies team after their losing Test tour of Australia is becoming  grossly overdone .

Christopher Ram

Speech given by Christopher Ram at the presentation ceremony of the Banks Tropical Mist Tennis Tournament

It is just over two months since the election of a new executive for the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association, with me almost thoughtlessly accepting responsibility for its leadership .

Young Windies anxious to create history

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies Under-19 coach Andre Coley believes the desire for unprecedented success should be a huge motivation for his side heading to next month’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand .

Ray of hope for Mayweather-Pacquiao

(Fightnews) It appears the Floyd Mayweather Camp is open to a compromise on their demands on blood testing .

Hawks end road trip with victory over Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, (Reuters) - The Atlanta Hawks  finished their four-game road trip with a comfortable 110-98  victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday .

Bolt tops Messi for best Latin America and Caribbean athlete

HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Colossal Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has topped Argentina’s football superstar Lionel Messi in the poll for the best Latin American and Caribbean male athlete in 2009, the Cuba-based news agency Prensa Latina has reported .

Dangerous pitch forces Delhi ODI abandonment

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The fifth and final one-day  international between Sri Lanka and India was abandoned after  23 .

Strauss half-century gives England bright start

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - Andrew Strauss  scored a combative half-century as England reached 103 for one  when bad light ended play on the second day of the second test  against South Africa at Kingsmead yesterday .

Hauritz puts Australia in charge

(BBC)  Nathan Hauritz starred as Australia dominated on day two of the first Test in Melbourne to leave Pakistan struggling to avoid the follow-on .

Goalie “hands” Pele Xmas Day present

Goalie “hands” Pele Xmas Day present

By Rawle Toney Defending champions Pele came from behind to inflict a painful 2-1 win over the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in the second game of the Kashif and Shanghai Christmas Day double header at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .

GLTA to lobby for govt subvention next year

GLTA to lobby for govt subvention next year

President of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA), Christopher Ram, has outlined a 10-point plan while calling for government support in an effort to move the sport forward .

Catching up with ‘Cheesy’ and ‘Rahul’

Catching up with ‘Cheesy’ and ‘Rahul’

By Marlon MunroeFor the past year, Vishal ‘Cheesy’ Singh and Rajendra ‘Rahul’ Chandrika have been doing what they know best - making runs at all levels of Guyana’s cricket .

Night of reflection, remembrance for Colin Wiltshire

Night of reflection, remembrance for Colin Wiltshire

The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) will tonight play host to a night of reflection and remembrance in honor of Colin Wiltshire, the former British Guiana opening batsman who died last week .

WIPA not sharing WICB’s new year vibes

WIPA not sharing WICB’s new year vibes

Pink balls, playing at nights under lights and, according to chief executive, Ernest Hilaire, “a cricket festival atmosphere .

Hilaire chides WIPA, defends WICB’s decision on first class season

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board chief executive, Ernest Hilaire has chided players union president, Dinanath Ramnarine over his public criticism of the shortened regional first class season, and says the Board had taken a financially prudent decision in cutting back on the number of matches in next year’s championship .

Miserable day for City striker Robinho

LONDON, (Reuters) - Roberto Mancini marked his first  game in charge of Premier League side Manchester City with a 2-0  home win over Stoke City yesterday .

Openers put Australia in command against Pakistan

(BBC) Australia’s openers both narrowly missed out on centuries but gave their side a strong start in the first Test against Pakistan in Melbourne yesterday .

Roach to miss this season’s ‘Big Bash’

The Queensland Bulls state team has its eyes on Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach for Australia’s Twenty20 ‘Big Bash’ tournament in the 2010-11 season .

England make inroads after Smith run-out

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - England ran out South Africa captain Graeme Smith among a burst of three quick wickets to reduce the hosts to 175 for five on the first day of the second test yesterday .

Administrators hoping for Windies success in 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Several cricket administrators in the  Twin Island Republic said their main New Year wish is to see the continued resurgence of the West Indies team and the decline in the conflict between the region’s major stakeholders .

Tendulkar to skip Sri Lanka-Bangladesh tri-series

CHENNAI, (Reuters) - India’s master batsman Sachin Tendulkar has opted out of next month’s triangular one-day series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to save himself for the upcoming test series against Bangladesh .

Pacquiao to sue Mayweathers in doping row

MANILA, (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao plans to sue Floyd Mayweather, the American’s father and Golden Boy Promotions in the next few days following a row over doping procedures, the Filipino world champion said in a statement on Friday .

Shakes saves Ebbsfleet but Reggae Boy Burton sees red

LONDON, England, CMC- Trinidadian international Rickey Shakes scored the winner for Ebbsfleet United in a close encounter but there was no such glory for Jamaican striker Deon Burton who was sent off as nine-man Charlton snatched a late draw on Saturday .

Cavaliers rout Lakers in showdown of top teams

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Los Angeles Lakers 102-87 in Friday’s Christmas Day showdown between two of the NBA’s top teams .

Judgement day for top dogs!

Judgement day for top dogs!

-Kashif and Shanghai Christmas Day treat for football lovers Many football pundits believes that the winners of tonight’s clash could easily go on to take the title of this year’s Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament when action resumes with a Christmas Day treat at the Guyana National Stadium .

Roger Alphonso, NAPSS on World Cup mission for Guyana

Roger Alphonso, NAPSS on World Cup mission for Guyana

Like a modern day Santa Claus Roger Alphonso visited New Amsterdam earlier this year with gifts of hope for a better township, to resuscitate primary and secondary school football and to reward a championship-winning football team .

Reece rewarded  by Berbice  businessman Rajaram

Reece rewarded by Berbice businessman Rajaram

Sixteen year old cyclist Neil Reece, the country’s tope juvenile cyclist, has been rewarded for his outstanding performances at this year’s national five stage cycling event held last month .

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