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Bravo, Pollard to definitely miss T&T T20 campaign

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard will miss Trinidad and Tobago’s campaign in next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, after opting to play in Australia’s Big Bash T20 tournament .

Latapy to know fate today

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago head coach Russell Latapy’s fate will be determined today when the top brass of the country’s Football Federation sit down to mull over his failed campaign with the national side in the Digicel Caribbean Cup .

Lowe in sight of women’s title

Lowe in sight of women’s title

Overseas-based racquet wielder Trenace Lowe was in sight of her first women’s single title as the Vita Malt National Open table tennis championships continued last night at the Cliff Anderson  Sports Hall .

Oasis Café two-man golf tourney  set for today

Oasis Café two-man golf tourney set for today

Local golfers continue to defy the prevailing rainy weather and will be in action again today in the Oasis Café sponsored two-man team tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course .

U-17 footballers suffer second defeat

Guyana’s Under-17 footballers suffered a humiliating 7-0 defeat at the hands of regional powerhouse Haiti yesterday in their second round Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup preliminary match played in the Dominican Republic .

Guyanese Beveney scores in T&T pro league

National midfielder Shawn `Bubbly’  Beveney was on  target for his club when the Trinidad an Tobago  Digicel Pro League resumed Tuesday night after a two-week break for the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals which ended in Martinique on Sunday .

England call up Woakes for T20, one-dayers

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England have named uncapped  Warwickshire paceman Chris Woakes to replace the injured  Stuart Broad in their Twenty20 and one-day squad for their   Australian tour in January .

Beer stumped by surprise Ashes selection

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Thrust under an unexpected  Ashes spotlight, rookie Australian spinner Michael Beer is  stumped by his shock selection for the third Ashes test against  England starting in Perth next Thursday .

India complete 5-0 whitewash over New Zealand

CHENNAI, (Reuters) - India completed a 5-0 whitewash  over New Zealand in their one-day series yesterday when they won  the final match by eight wickets after bundling the Kiwis out  for 103 .

Victoria’s Hill frustrates England’s Ashes hopefuls

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England’s Ashes hopefuls Tim   Bresnan, Chris Tremlett and Ajmal Shahzad failed to press  their cases as the tourists dropped five catches on the   opening day of their three-day match against Victoria yesterday .

Rescheduling of ODI series  could scupper West Indies’  World Cup preparation camp

Rescheduling of ODI series could scupper West Indies’ World Cup preparation camp

COLOMBO– West Indies’ head coach Ottis Gibson isn’t disturbed by Thursday’s eventual decision to defer the scheduled limited-overs series against Sri Lanka to late January .

Pakistan pair refused permission to play in Bangladesh

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board has refused permission for former captain Shoaib Malik and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal to play league cricket in Bangladesh .

Rugby players say  suspension unjustified

Rugby players say suspension unjustified

Suspended national rugby player, Dwayne Schroeder believes that he has been unfairly disciplined by the disciplinary committee appointed by the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) to hear misconduct complaints against him and two other players .

Insufficient pool time stifled  GASA activities - president

Insufficient pool time stifled GASA activities – president

President of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Philip Walcott has said that 2010 was not one of the better years for swimming in Guyana .

Inclement weather puts teams  in K&S tourney on even keel

Inclement weather puts teams in K&S tourney on even keel

- coaches say

The current inclement weather is affecting the preparation of many of the teams that will be competing in the Kashif & Shanghai football tournament but their coaches are taking solace in the fact that all teams will be entering the competition on an even keel .

Leguan cricket official alleges ‘dirty tricks’ before GCB elections

President of the Leguan Cricket Committee Sheik Fazal this week accused some cricket officials of sabotage and running a smear campaign against him before the GCB elections next month .

King’s Jewellery rings to honour two football stalwarts

King’s Jewellery World once again granted a request of the Kashif and Shanghai Organization when it manufactured rings to honour Guyana’s football stalwarts Collie ‘Hitman’ Hercules and Charles ‘Lilly’ Pollard .

Bakewell sponsors 3,000 tickets  for students at K&S opening

Bakewell sponsors 3,000 tickets for students at K&S opening

Some 3,000 secondary school students will be given a chance to attend the opening ceremony of the Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament on December 12 at the Guyana National Stadium, compliments of bakery giant, Bakewell .

Resting Johnson before Ashes recall ‘insane’ – Hughes

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Former Australia skipper Kim   Hughes has slammed selectors for being ‘too precious’ with   Australia’s bowlers and said resting dropped paceman Mitchell   Johnson before a likely recall for the third Ashes test would   be lunacy .

India firm favourites for 2011 World Cup – Imran

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - India will be the overwhelming  favourites to win next year’s World Cup with home advantage and  an ideal build-up on tour in South Africa, Pakistan’s 1992 World  Cup-winning captain Imran Khan said .

Thunder roll over Wolves after late burst

MINNESOTA, (Reuters) - Kevin Durant scored 30 points   and added 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder dug   themselves out of an early hole to stun the Minnesota   Timberwolves 111-103 on Wednesday .

Venezuela F1 driver flies flag for socialist Chavez

CARACAS, (Reuters) - As an admirer and friend of  Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, new kid on the block Pastor  Maldonado will bring a rare dash of socialism to the  ultra-moneyed world of Formula One next season .

Pakistan facing biggest crisis, says Imran

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan cricket is facing its  biggest crisis and the team stand little chance of winning the  2011 World Cup without fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad  Asif, former captain Imran Khan said yesterday .

Sir Viv opts for `destructive? Sehwag over Gayle

NEW DELHI, India, CMC - West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards has picked Indian stroke-maker Virender Sehwag over West Indies opener Chris Gayle, as the most devastating batsman in world cricket .

Beveney, Velox on target in T&T

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Shawn Beveney of Guyana and veteran Vincentian Kendall Velox were both on target for their respective clubs when the Trinidad and Tobago Pro League resumed on Tuesday night, following a two-week break for the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals which ended in Martinique on Sunday .

Fletcher half-century fails to stop Dominica push

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – A defiant half-century from West Indies batsman Andre Fletcher was not enough to revive Grenada as Dominica seized control on the second day of their second round Windward Islands Senior Championship match on Wednesday .

Windies to return home after ODI series postponed

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, CMC – The One-Day International series between Sri Lanka and West Indies was abandoned yesterday, hours before the first game was scheduled to begin here at the Suriyawewa Stadium .

Younger Western Tigers understand  role in K&S title defence

Younger Western Tigers understand role in K&S title defence

– vice captain

Western Tigers vice captain and goalkeeper Derrick Carter says that the younger players in the team are quick learners and they understand their role in the defence of their Kashif & Shanghai title .

Mohamed says ‘It was a  good year’ for cycling

Mohamed says ‘It was a good year’ for cycling

…promised refurbishment of National Park circuit

In a telephone interview with Stabroek Sport yesterday, national cycling coach, Hassan Mohamed said that the cycling season this year, which concluded with a cycle road race on November 28, was a good one .

Guyana judo team captures four medals in Barbados

Guyana judo team captures four medals in Barbados

Guyana’s two-man Judo team won four medals at the Barbados Independence International Judo tournament held on December 3-4 in Bridgetown .

Morgan and Sital pleased with  end of season performances

Morgan and Sital pleased with end of season performances

Distance athletes Alika Morgan and Chavez Sital who both ended their  season in the `Run Barbados’ series last weekend said that they are satisfied with their closing performance .

Mavs win 10th straight to close on Spurs

DALLAS, (Reuters) - The Dallas Mavericks registered   a 10th consecutive victory with a 105-100 triumph over the   Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, the win lifting the home   team to within a half-game of the Western Conference lead .

Rugby union formally announces suspension of three players

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento told Stabroek Sport yesterday that it “is yet to be seen” if the suspension of three national rugby players will affect the national team at next February’s International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Series in the United States .

Castellani pool to be back in operation today

-closure affected swimmers training

The Castellani Swimming Pool which was closed last week Friday after the pump broke down as a result of frequent blackouts will be in operation from today .

RRT Enterprise to sponsor one-day rapid chess tournament

RRT Enterprise is to sponsor a one-day rapid chess tournament this Saturday at the KEI-SHAR’S Sports Club, Hadfield Street .

Blatter says FIFA not corrupt, England bad losers

ZURICH, (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has  rejected allegations of corruption at soccer’s governing body  after Russia and Qatar won the right to host the 2018 and 2022  World Cups, calling England “bad losers” for their reaction .

Lucas awaiting report on treatment of District 9 athletes at championships

Regional Chairman of Region Nine Clarindo Lucas has said that he is still to receive a report concerning the attendance of Rupununi, District Nine at the National Schools Championships that ended early last month .



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