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 Construction of karate college to begin in November

Construction of karate college to begin in November

-Sensei Jeffrey WongConstruction of a permanent Guyana Karate College (GKC) is expected to commence in November, according to Chief Instructor (ag) Sensei Jeffrey Wong .

Scorpions declared GABA Division Three League champs

The Beepat Scorpions basketball team has risen from the obscurity which seemed to have plagued them in the recent past to become the number one Division Three team in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Open and Division Three Leagues .

BCB/Diamond Fire finals

BCB/Diamond Fire finals

Lower Corentyne emerges victoriousA brilliant all-round performance from national under-15 player Shailendra Shameer led Lower Corentyne to an easy 44-run victory over New Amsterdam/Canje and the   $50,000 victory in the Berbice Cricket Board(BCB)/Diamond Fire and General Insurance Company Inter-Zone Under-19 final last weekend .

New format and player retention clause worry IPL franchises

Franchises in the IPL believe that the league’s new format and the player retention clause take away their control over their players and also affect their bottom lines .

Eastman, 40,  to headline card against  ‘Hitman’ Jones, 28

Eastman, 40, to headline card against ‘Hitman’ Jones, 28

Howard ‘Battersea Bomber’ Eastman is back and his first assignment will be against rising star of the middleweight division Kwesi ‘Lightning Struck Hitman’ Jones on September 23 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

England romp to victory over dismal Pakistan

LONDON, (Reuters) - World champions England profited from an abject batting display by Pakistan yesterday to win the second Twenty20 international in Cardiff by six wickets .

Magnificent Scola sends Argentina through

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - Forward Luis Scola steered  Argentina into the world championship quarter-finals with a  breathtaking individual performance in a 93-89 victory over  traditional rivals Brazil yesterday .

Woods and rookie Fowler selected for Ryder Cup

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - United States captain Corey  Pavin named Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink and Rickie  Fowler yesterday as his four wildcard selections for the Ryder  Cup against Europe next month in Wales .

Canada secure narrow win, as Spain, Brazil, Venezuela shine

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – CONCACAF side Canada secured a narrow win to open their FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup on a high at the Larry Gomes Stadium on Monday .

Ramdin to work with Greenidge

West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin will get a chance to improve on his batting when he lines up with former West Indies batting legend Gordon Greenidge from next week .

Bullish Haye vows to finish Harrison’s career

LONDON, (Reuters) - WBA heavyweight world champion  David Haye promised to finish Audley Harrison’s career after it  was confirmed yesterday that the two British fighters would  clash in Manchester on Nov .

It’s up to players to stop spread of corruption – Dhoni

DURBAN, (Reuters) - Cricketers must take more  responsibility for their actions to prevent the spread of  corruption, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said yesterday .

Amazon cricketers off to Airtel Twenty20 tourney

Amazon cricketers off to Airtel Twenty20 tourney

After a moment of prayer and a few final words of encouragement, Guyana’s national cricket team, the “Amazon Conquerors” yesterday departed the shores of Guyana for South Africa where they will take on their toughest battle yet at the Airtel Champions League which officially begins on Friday .

Wozniacki sends Sharapova packing

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U.S. thump Angola as Russia sinks New Zealand

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - World championship favourites  the United States stormed into the quarter-finals yesterday with  a 121-66 rout of Angola and were joined by Russia, who were also  on song in their 78-56 win over New Zealand .

Tourism Ministry supports Amazon Conquerors as they head to South Africa

Tourism Ministry supports Amazon Conquerors as they head to South Africa

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad yesterday met Guyana’s Amazon Conquerors before they departed for South Africa to compete in the eagerly awaited Champions League Twenty20 tournament .

Maradona rejects return for Argentina against Spain

BUENOS AIRES,  (Reuters) - Esteban Cambiasso, Javier  Zanetti and Gabriel Milito will make their Argentina comebacks  against world champions Spain in a friendly at the River Plate  stadium today (2000 GMT) .

Pepsi Street Basketball Series

Pepsi Street Basketball Series

East/ West Fire scorches Eagles 80-69 The East/West Fire basketball team brought their fire power Sunday night to the Burnham Court and scorched the Eagles with an 80-69 points victory in the Pepsi Street Basketball Series .

Shariff upsets Taffin Khan

Shariff upsets Taffin Khan

Omar Shariff created the biggest upset of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Topco Juice sponsored chess tournament when he defeated national player Taffin Khan on Saturday at the Kei-Shars Sports Club .

GFF Super League…Rosignol United in upset 3-1 win over GDF

GFF Super League…Rosignol United in upset 3-1 win over GDF

City teams Alpha United and Sunburst Camptown secured wins over the weekend as the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League competition continued with five matches .

Woods to know Ryder Cup fate today

NORTON, Massachusetts, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods  appeared to end the uncertainty over his participation in next month’s Ryder Cup with a storming finish at the Deutsche Bank  Championship yesterday .

Bradshaw doubts Champions League match against Pakistan was fixed

Former West Indies bowler, Ian Bradshaw, doubts his team’s win in the Champions Trophy semi-finals in 2004 against Pakistan was fixed in the latest allegation of corruption to hit the Pakistan cricket team .

Pakistan tax authorities to look into players assests

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will investigate the total assets of the Pakistan cricketers, team officials and top-ranking paid officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board, a senior tax official said yesterday .

Pietersen fined over Twitter outburst

LONDON, (Reuters) - Kevin Pietersen was fined yesterday following his online outburst after being dropped by England for the first time in his career .

Dhoni calls for tough decisions over fixing controversy

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The spot-fixing scandal which has marred Pakistan’s tour of England has tarnished cricket’s image and tough decisions need to be made if necessary, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said in an interview .

'Twenty20 team raring to go'

‘Twenty20 team raring to go’

-to get nice send off today which includes Police escort Director of Sport Neil Kumar said yesterday that the Guyana Twenty20 team which departs this morning for the Airtel Champions League tournament in South Africa will get a “really nice send off .

Clijsters, Venus Williams reach quarters

(BBC) Defending champion Kim Clijsters demolished Ana Ivanovic 6-2 6-1 yesterday to ease into the US Open quarter-finals .

Cassano becomes Italy’s lynchpin for Faroes test

MILAN, (Reuters) - For so long seen as the bad boy  of Italian soccer, Antonio Cassano came of age in Italy’s  opening Euro 2012 qualifying win over Estonia and he will again  be their focal point for tomorrow’s game with the Faroe Islands .

Nadal headlines Spanish surge at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Top-seeded Rafael Nadal led a  conquering Spanish armada at the U .

Day has the lead at Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Massachusetts, (Reuters) - Australian Jason  Day continued his emergence as one of the game’s best young  players when he earned a one-stroke lead after the third round  at the $7 .

Ailing Murray shocked by Wawrinka at US Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - An ailing Andy Murray suffered a shock exit from the U .

Colts trample Panthers 74-60

In the first Open encounter since the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) restarted its Open and Division Three Leagues under the Pepsi Street Basketball Series and Playoffs banner, Bounty Colts basketball team administered a 14-point defeat on Colours Panthers .

Turkey and Slovenia power into quarter-finals

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - World championship hosts Turkey  and the tournament’s crowd pleasers Slovenia set up what should be a fascinating quarter-final after impressive wins over their rivals in the last 16 yesterday .

Kishum Bacchus wins Stableford tourney

Kishum Bacchus wins Stableford tourney

Kishum Bacchus won last Saturday’s Stableford Club tournament played at the Lusignan Golf course as players begin preparation for the Guyana Open billed for the end of November .

WICB’s snubbing of Guyana players a ‘national eye-pass’

WICB’s snubbing of Guyana players a ‘national eye-pass’

-say Singh, RaphaelThe overlooking of national players Ramnaresh Sarwan, Travis Dowlin and Narsingh Deonarine by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for central retainer contracts was yesterday called a national eye-pass by some executive members of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) .

Hameed turned down 100,000 pounds

(Cricinfo) Pakistan opener, Yasir Hameed, has issued a denial of allegations in the News of the World that he turned down a bookmaker’s offer to help fix a Test for £100,000 .

Tough action

Tough action

- The West Indies Cricket Board is once again getting tough about physical fitness in much the same way as the Pat Rousseau administration did several years ago .



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