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Tino’s best too good for Guyana

Tino’s best too good for Guyana

- B/dos win by 151 runs despite Bishoo’s 6-36KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Tino Best lived-up to his surname and upstaged Davendra Bishoo to all but put Barbados into the semi-finals of the WICB Regional One-day competition, following a convincing 151-run victory over Guyana yesterday .

Sammy gets the nod!

- replaces Gayle as new West Indies test captain; Nash named test vice captainST .

HPC, Leewards bizarre match ends in no-decision

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Neither the West Indies High Performance Centre nor Leeward Islands may have complained, when Jamaica’s recent dodgy weather forced a no-decision yesterday in their bizarre WICB Regional One-day match .

Nascimento  to hold press  briefing Wednesday

Nascimento to hold press briefing Wednesday

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Kit Nascimento said yesterday he will brief the media on Wednesday on the performance of the national rugby Sevens team at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in India .

Christian slams century and  bags five wickets against GDF

Christian slams century and bags five wickets against GDF

Discarded national wicketkeeper/batsman Derwin Christian was in fine form with bat and  ball on the second day of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Heroes Cup first division competition at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown, yesterday .

Blatter orders FIFA to probe vote-selling claims

LONDON, (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter  appealed to his executive committee members to stay silent as he  launched an immediate investigation into alleged vote-selling  ahead of the decision on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts .

Wins for Gentle, Sukra and Ramrattan as Nigel’s Supermarket tennis tourney continues

Wins for Gentle, Sukra and Ramrattan as Nigel’s Supermarket tennis tourney continues

Guyana’s girls’ number one junior player Shawna Gentle yesterday picked up where she left off on Saturday as the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament continued at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel’s courts .

Guyana Fire Service win fourth round

The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) with 78 games ran out winners of the Ministry of Home Affairs domino competition last Wednesday at the Police Sports Club .

Feng among  the leaders

Feng among the leaders

David Khan, Suhai Feng and Frankie Farley are on the maximum two points after two rounds of the Guyana Chess Federation Topco Juice sponsored Senior Chess qualifiers at the Keishar’s Sports Club yesterday .

Amla and de Villiers’ centuries flatten Zimbabwe

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, (Reuters) - A second  successive century from Hashim Amla took South Africa to a  resounding eight wicket victory over Zimbabwe yesterday and  secured the three-match series with a game to spare .

Rubel leads Bangladesh to series sweep against NZ

DHAKA, (Reuters) - Paceman Rubel Hossain stunned New  Zealand with four wickets to help Bangladesh beat the tourists  by three runs yesterday and complete a 4-0 series sweep .

Rain washes out India versus Australia first one-dayer

KOCHI, India, (Reuters) - Steady overnight rain and an early morning shower washed out the first one-day international between India and Australia yesterday .

Windies women clinch ICC T20 title

Windies women clinch ICC T20 title

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – West Indies produced two clinical back-to-back performances to capture the ICC Women’s Twenty20 Challenge title here yesterday .

Ron Motilall is new junior chess champ

Ron Motilall is new junior chess champ

Ron Motilall is the new junior chess champion of Guyana .

Australia coach Nielsen goes in to bat for Ponting

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia coach Tim Nielsen  has backed Ricky Ponting amid calls for the Tasmanian to  relinquish the test captaincy ahead of the Ashes starting next  month .

Fifa officials ‘offer to sell 2018 World Cup bid votes’

(BBC) Two Fifa officials have offered to sell their votes in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup, according to a Sunday Times report .

Vitali Klitschko retains WBC heavyweight crown

HAMBURG, (Reuters) - Ukraine’s Vitali Klitschko  retained his WBC world heavyweight title by beating American  Shannon Briggs on points yesterday .

Fitzgerald wins Open darts competition

National champion Sudesh Fitzgerald last Sunday defeated Anil Latchman 2-0 in the final of the Open Singles darts tournament held at Granny’s Hangout Bar at Better Hope .

Malteenoes make strong reply

Malteenoes were 106-4 in reply to Everest Cricket Club’s first innings score of 161 all out at the close of the first day’s play of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s two-day first division Heroes Cup competition at the Guyana Defence Force ground Camp Ayanganna .

Jamaica facing elimination after weather forces no-result

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Powerhouses Jamaica were staring at a possible early exit from the WICB Regional One-Day Championship after rain forced a no-result in their second Group A game against Trinidad and Tobago yesterday .

Easy wins for Gentle, Lewis

Easy wins for Gentle, Lewis

Top junior tennis players Shawna Gentle and Gavin Lewis secured easy wins when  the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament began yesterday at the tennis courts of the Pegasus Hotel and the National Park .

Sankar wins feature event at Hand-in-Hand cycle meet

Sankar wins feature event at Hand-in-Hand cycle meet

Eric Sankar has been putting out top performances at recent cycle race meets and he recorded another victory yesterday in the feature event of the 8th Annual Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Company Limited 11-Race Cycle Programme around the inner circuit of the National Park .

Giftland supporting sports in major way

Giftland supporting sports in major way

-makes donations to GTU, GTTA Giftland OfficeMax is fast becoming a household name when it comes to supporting local sports .

Sammy, Charles spearhead Windwards win

TRELAWNY, Jamaica, CMC – Darren Sammy produced an incisive spell and Johnson Charles stroked a pivotal half-century as Windward Islands cruised into the semi-finals of the WICB Regional One-Day Championship with a three-wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges yesterday .

Canadian firm part-sponsors Caribbean Fury 2

Canadian firm part-sponsors Caribbean Fury 2

A Canadian firm ‘Jensen Strauss Boxing Limitee’ has came on board with Holland Entertainment Promotions to sponsor the fight between Canadian Richard Reittie and Guyana’s Mark Murray at the upcoming Caribbean Fury 2 boxing card set for November 6 at the Princess Hotel .

Local Carl Lewis is fastest in U-20 100m

Local Carl Lewis is fastest in U-20 100m

Following his dominance in the 200m finals on Thursday, Carl Lewis came back on Friday to take the boys under-20 100m final on Day Two of the track events of the East Georgetown District Champion of Ch ampions meet at GCC ground, Bourda .

GASA to stage officials clinic next week

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will host its fifth annual Federation International Nation Association (FINA)officials clinic from October 21-25 at Olympic House, High Street .

Federer to face Murray in Shanghai final

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - World number three Roger  Federer beat Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 yesterday to set up a mouthwatering Shanghai Masters final against a resurgent Andy Murray today .

French and Surinamese golfers invited to  participate in Guyana Open

French and Surinamese golfers invited to participate in Guyana Open

Officials of the Lusignan Golf Club have extended an invitation to golfers from neighbouring Suriname and French Guiana to compete in next month’s Guyana Open Championships .

Arjune slams century as GNIC reach 319-6 dec.

Former national opening batsman Krishna Arjune made a welcome return to form slamming a century as the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) reached 319 – 6 declared on the first day of their two-day Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) First Division Heroes Cup competition at the Eve Leary ground yesterday .

Guyana beat HPC by three runs in tense encounter

Guyana beat HPC by three runs in tense encounter

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Guyana made a winning start to the WICB Regional one-day championship yesterday, after they held their nerve to beat the High Performance Centre XI by three runs in a thrilling last-over finish .

Pompey now Commonwealth Games silver medal winner

Pompey now Commonwealth Games silver medal winner

Guyana’s Aliann Pompey had her Commonwealth Games bronze medal upgraded to a silver medal following a positive dope test by Nigeria’s Folashade Abugan .

Clash of Daniels twins highlight North G/town District Inter-Zone

Clash of Daniels twins highlight North G/town District Inter-Zone

The Daniels twin sisters, Shoquan and Shomane yesterday met their match in each other when they clashed in the girls’ under-16 category at the North Georgetown District No .

Debutant Ingram hits century to sink Zimbabwe

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, (Reuters) - Colin Ingram  became  the first South African to score a century on his one-day  international debut as the hosts beat Zimbabwe by 64 runs yesterday .

Banks Light Beer cricket tourney launched

Banks Light Beer cricket tourney launched

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday launched a three-day Inter-Zone cricket competition with the emphasis being placed on improving batting techniques among Berbice cricketers ahead of several national tournaments .

Barbados overcome stumble to make winning start

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Barbados stumbled and stuttered before a disciplined half-century from Kirk Edwards guided them to a comfortable four-wicket win over the Leeward Islands in their opening game of the WICB Regional one-day championship yesterday .



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