PORT ELIZABETH, (Re-uters) - Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winners have a lot to answer for at least as far as the country’s subsequent national team coaches are concerned .
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, (Reuters) - Fernando Llorente has been surprised by the praise heaped on him after his match-turning performance in Spain’s 1-0 second round victory over Portugal on Tuesday .
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - An African nation could win the World Cup in the future if the game continues on the right path, Brazil’s World Cup-winning captain Cafu said yesterday .
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been interviewed by U .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Phil Jackson, who won a record 11th NBA title last month, has shelved plans to retire and will stay on as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers for one more season, the NBA team said yesterday .
—foreign chess players arrive for battle with locals By Donald DuffOver the next couple of days the National Stadium at Providence will be the venue for a battle of the minds between the top chess players of Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean .
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Former Australia Prime Minister John Howard has failed in his bid to become the next vice-president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) .
By Tamica GarnettThe Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is hoping that it can hold trials later this month at the Castellani Swimming Pool to select swimmers for the 16th annual Goodwill Games from August 13 – 15 in Suriname .
With over 70 horses registered for eight races and over three million dollars in prizes to be won, Sunday’s Ryan Crawford memorial Turf Club Meet promises to be all excitement .
By Floyd ChristieThe Marian Academy under-18 squad remained undefeated in the National Schools Basketball Festival after recording three wins in three days .
By Tamica GarnettCategory winners of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tennis Tournament were on Monday night presented with their prizes in a closing ceremony held at the tournament venue - GBTI Recreational Centre, Bel Air Park .
The Guyana Netball Association (GNA) will be introducing an under-23 category with an inaugural tournament scheduled to begin tomorrow at the National Gymnasium from 5pm .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidadian Lendl Simmons, repeatedly overlooked by West Indies selectors in recent months, warmed up for the regional Twenty20 tournament with a cameo in trials on Tuesday .
ABUJA, (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the national soccer team from international competition for two years following their poor performance in the World Cup, his office said yesterday .
LONDON, (Reuters) - A sense of stunned disbelief descended over south west London at 3 .
CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Richard Chin and Charlie Sonson remained on a collision course as they both secured uncomplicated victories on the second night of competition in the 17th St Lucia Squash Open to remain unbeaten .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting and Ryan Harris led Australia to a comfortable 78-run victory over England in the fourth one-day international at the Oval yesterday .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Despite West Indies’ series loss to South Africa in the three-Test series, rookie bowlers Sulieman Benn and Kemar Roach have made strides in the International Cricket Council bowlers rankings .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle has made light of the on-field spats which marred the third and final Test at Kensington Oval this week .
BRIDGETOWN, Bridgetown, CMC – West Indies’ wretched batting continues to be source of irritation for skipper Chris Gayle .
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Bridgetown, Barbados – It was not a casual trot, but South Africa eventually closed the Third Digicel Test with a seven wicket victory against West Indies and earned themselves a day and two full sessions rest as they ended their four month Caribbean trip with a 2-0 Digicel Series triumph .
By Marlon MunroeThe executives of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) at a recent emergency meeting decided to withdraw the Lady Jaguars team from the July 22-31 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, mainly because of financial constraints .
NORTHAMPTON, England, CMC – A magnificent century from batsman Kirk Edwards was not enough, as West Indies slipped to a five-wicket defeat to England Lions in their second match of the Tri-Nations Limited Overs series yesterday .
By Floyd ChristieThe out-of-towners highlighted day two of the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) when they went head-to-head on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in a match-up that saw Kwakwani Secondary outshining New Silver City 29-27 .
—asks Donald Duff A friend of mine once told me that he did not anticipate Guyana qualifying for the World Cup finals in his lifetime .
By Floyd ChristieThe 19-man rugby squad named after recent trials at the National Stadium will be reduced to the final 12-man team to represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Rugby Games after a period of encampment at the Splashmins Resort .
The second practice match between the national under-19 team and a Rest Team XI at Eve Leary ground was washed out by early morning rains after the first day .
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Spain and Paraguay squeezed into the World Cup quarter-finals yesterday while FIFA boss Sepp Blatter apologised for two colossal refereeing blunders that have created the tournament’s biggest controversy .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Serena Williams was left all alone trying to crush an unlikely uprising on Wimbledon’s hallowed lawns yesterday as sister Venus and Kim Clijsters suffered shock defeats in the women’s quarter-finals .
-Brazilians turn on class to crush old victims Chile JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - The Netherlands clinically ended Slovakia’s giantkilling run at the World Cup yesterday while Brazil finally turned on the style to crush Chile and set up an enticing clash with the Dutch in the quarter-finals .
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By Floyd ChristieAfter much anticipation and a brief opening ceremony the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) jumped off at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday with Saint Stanislaus College grabbing the first win of the tournament over Plaisance Secondary in their under-16 contest which ended 27-22 at the final buzzer .
Georgetown Flex Text breezed through the Super Sixes stage and into the semi-finals of the Digicel Summer Smash 20/20 competition over the weekend with two easy victories over New Amsterdam Free Credit and South Essequibo Storm .
By Tamica GarnettNumber-two seed Jeremy Miller recorded his first men’s singles victory when he whipped Kijana Lewis 6 – 0, 6 – 1 on Saturday in the final of that category of the Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) lawn tennis tournament held at the GBTI Recreational Centre, Bel Air Park .
By Tamica GarnettThe Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be foregoing the upcoming Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Championships in favour of the South American Youth Championships .
50 swimmers participate in four events The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) said “participation was excellent” and it accomplished all its goals at its recent Olympic Day activity hosted at the Colgrain Swimming Pool .