- association’s secretary plays tight defence By Rawle ToneyThe Pepsi Sonics Basketball Club is questioning the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA) vision for the sport in the city and has slammed GABA’s lack of administrative practices but GABA, playing strong defence, has denied several of the charges made by the club .
By Rawle ToneyIn six days, some of the Caribbean’s top cars and drivers will converge in Guyana at the South Dakota Circuit for what is being called one of the biggest Caribbean Motor Racing Championships, (CMRC) .
By Tony CozierWest Indies’ firepower has been appreciably diminished for the forthcoming tour of Australia by the absence of their fastest bowler and leading wicket-taker Fidel Edwards .
By Rawle ToneyAs days flit by towards the final leg of the 2009 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships, one of the Caribbean’s biggest names in the sport, Mark Vieira, is all excited about competing at the event .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Red-hot forward Al Harrington scored 24 points including 13 in the key fourth quarter to help the New York Knicks beat the New Orleans Hornets 117-111 on Monday for their first victory of the NBA season .
ABU DHABI, (Reuters) - All rounder Shahid Afridi smashed a rapid 70 and took two wickets for Pakistan who eased to a 138-run victory over New Zealand in the first one-day international yesterday .
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – West Indies will seek to rebound from their series loss to South Africa when they clash with England in their three-match One-Day International series which bowls off today .
SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – Controversial international cricket correspondent Peter Roebuck has blasted Chris Gayle’s reappointment as West Indies captain, slamming the move as “beyond comprehension” .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Chris Gayle was the unanimous choice to lead West Indies on the three-Test tour of Australia, chairman of selectors Clyde Butts revealed Monday .
By Rawle Toney Since 1993, Kevin Graham has been coming to Guyana to compete in the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) .
‘Replacement’ quartet finds favour for Aussie trip -Butts confident squad will do well ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Four players from the controversial makeshift outfit have been retained but selectors yesterday named a full strength 15-man squad for the tour of Australia, ending a dark period in West Indies cricket where the best players had been sidelined by a bitter contracts dispute .
- Defending champs through to final By Marlon Munroe Trinidad & Tobago’s (T&T) Captain Daren Ganga led from the front with a resilient unbeaten 79 as T&T recorded a two wicket victory over Barbados to book their place in the final of the WICB President’s Cup limited-overs Tournament at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence last evening .
N/A United sends hosts packing By Kizan Brumell Hosts of the NAMILCO Football Festival, Fruta Conquerors, suffered a cruel fate when they were knocked out in the first round of the tournament by New Amsterdam United in a tough battle Sunday night at the Tucville Playfield .
By Rawle Toney`Sometimes people think I just turn up and things would happen for me but it’s not like that I have to go and put in the hard work’With the West Indies preparing to wing off to Australia to compete for the Sir Frank Worrell Trophy, star batsman Guyana’s Shivnarine Chanderpaul said he is ready to let the ‘Tiger’ loose ‘Down Under’ as he expressed optimism for the West Indies success .
- Kenneth De Abreu Table Tennis League It was Day Four of the Kenneth De Abreu Table Tennis League competition and the NP Electronics duo of Michael Vieira and Andre Lopes faced Terror Squad (Samuel Fraser and Elishaba Johnson) .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Disgraced billionaire cricket financier Sir Allen Stanford is to have his knighthood revoked by Antigua, the first time in the country’s history officials have ever withdrawn its second highest honour .
Wendell Meusa continued to sail smoothly through the choppy waters of the National Closed Chess Tournament opening up a three point lead over his nearest rival as the second of the double-round championships commenced over the week-end at the Ocean Spray International Hotel .
Our Opinion One of the most unexpected benefits of the building of the National Stadium at Providence has been the number of events that have been and are going to be held there .
MOHALI, India, (Reuters) - Medium-pacers Doug Bollinger and Shane Watson grabbed three wickets apiece to inspire Australia to a 24-run win in the fourth one-dayer against India yesterday to level the series 2-2 .
NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt yesterday adopted a cheetah cub in Kenya’s Nairobi National Park .
DOHA, (Reuters) - Women’s tennis appears to be in good shape despite the sight of the world’s best players limping across the finishing line in Doha last week, where the WTA Championships often resembled a dance of the walking wounded .
BOSTON, (Reuters) - Paul Pierce sparked the unbeaten Boston Celtics with 27 points in a 97-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday .
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, (Reuters) - England must improve on their performances in the recent Ashes victory over Australia in order to repeat that success in South Africa, captain Andrew Strauss said yesterday .
— Lorgat optimistic of another great ICC event; wants the Caribbean to successfully host next year’s Twenty20 World Cup as tickets officially go on sale from todayIn the presence of the Caribbean and the world’s finest cricketers, Clive Lloyd, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel ‘Big Bird’ Garner just to name a few, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially launched it’s ticket sales for next year’s Twenty20 World Cup at the outstanding facilities of the Kensington Oval in Barbados Saturday evening .
By Marlon Munroe Defending champions Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) and last year’s runners up Barbados square off in today’s first day/night semi-final at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence in the WICB President’s Cup 50-overs Tournament from 13:30 hours .
Experienced golfer Colin Ming stepped up his game to triumph in the European Union (EU) sponsored Medal Play handicap tournament last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course just three weeks before the Guyana Open championships .
-Kelvin Johnson places sixthPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Kenyan distance runner Alfonsi Kibor Yatich made a winning debut at the sixth annual University of the West Indies Sports and Physical Educational Centre (SPEC) International Half-Marathon yesterday .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Chris Gayle has been reappointed captain of the West Indies team after an emphatic vote in his favour and will lead the side to the tour of Australia later this month .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wants to investigate whether any charges can be brought against Andre Agassi following his admission that he lied after taking crystal meth in 1997 and failing a drugs test .
DOHA, (Reuters) - Ruthless Serena Williams underlined her dominance at the top of women’s tennis yesterday, completing her year in style with a 6-2 7-6 defeat of big sister Venus in the final of the WTA Championships .
ABU DHABI, (Reuters) - Germany’s Sebastian Vettel led Red Bull to a one-two finish at Abu Dhabi’s stunning new circuit yesterday to bring down the chequered flag on a Formula One season like no other .
MILWAUKEE, (Reuters) - Rookie Brandon Jennings provided a Halloween treat for Milwaukee, hitting 24 points including nine straight in the third quarter, as the Bucks rallied past the Detroit Pistons 96-85 on Saturday .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Injured Australian all rounder James Hopes will fly home after becoming the latest in the squad to be forced out of the one-day series in India .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the New York City marathon since 1982 when he took the men’s title in two hours 9 minutes and 15 seconds yesterday .
Rain and not performance determained which teams would advance to the semi-finals of the President’s Cup limited overs competition after all four matches were washed out yesterday .
REPORTS out of Guyana from the opening matches of the President’s Cup (presumably Julian Hunte’s rather than Bharrat Jagdeo’s) have made dismal listening and reading .
-Guyana to host Rugby Sevens tournament in 2010By Marlon MunroeThe Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CACSO) yesterday signed an agreement with three major international organisations appointing Guyana as the host of the 21st Central America and Caribbean Games Rugby Sevens Tournament .