A dream come true!

A dream come true!

- Akeem Kanhai stars in inaugural Guyana Basketball Magazine[caption id="attachment_67303" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="COVER BOY! Akeem Kanhai on the cover of the new basketball magazine .

Banks DIH Masters  presentation ceremony this afternoon

Banks DIH Masters presentation ceremony this afternoon

The presentation of prizes to the winners of the Banks DIH Masters Invitational eight category lawn tennis tournament will take place this afternoon at the Le Meridian Pegasus Hotel .

Jets blow by Kings for LABA second division title

The Amelia’s Ward Jets ended their basketball year on a winning note by defeating the Kashif and Shanghai Kings on Sunday at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard-court to capture the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) second division crown .

Daley shines in Sydney Grade One league

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies all-rounder Shanel Daley turned in a moderate performance for St .

Boris Becker says he sympathises with Tiger Woods

BERLIN, (Reuters) - Former tennis champion Boris Becker says he sympathises with Tiger Woods, whose life is in turmoil after he admitted cheating on his wife .

Tendulkar guides India to victory

CUTTACK, India, (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar scored  an unbeaten 96 to set up India’s seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka  in the third one-day international yesterday .

Mavs top Cavaliers despite Nowitzki’s absence

DALLAS,  (Reuters) - The Dallas Mavericks shook off  the absence of injured starter Dirk Nowitzki to defeat the  Cleveland Cavaliers 102-95 in a meeting of division leaders on  Sunday .

Bravo back in all-rounders’ top frame

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates,  CMC – Effervescent Dwayne Bravo is back among the world’s top five all-rounders after his second innings four-wicket haul for West Indies that threatened an upset victory over Australia in the third Test at Perth this past weekend .

Gayle says Windies have regained respect

PERTH, Australia, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle has proclaimed new respect for his West Indies side on the strength of their competitive showing against Australia .

Garner seething over Benn’s punishment

PERTH, Australia, CMC – West Indies manager Joel Garner is seething over the “unreasonable” handling of punishment to Sulieman Benn after his mid-pitch clash with two Australians during the third Test at the WACA, the Sydney Herald newspaper has reported .

No drama unfolds as Windies lose by 35 runs

PERTH, Australia,  CMC – There was no miracle, no dramatic finish or historic result as Australia needed only 21 balls to end West Indies’ last-ditch resistance and pluck a 35-run victory on the fifth day of the final Test at the WACA yesterday .

Umpire review system still hit and miss

(Cricinfo) West Indies Captain Chris Gayle believes the umpire review system is still too complicated and is especially tough to use on caught-behind decisions after a failed West Indies challenge confirmed their 35-run defeat at the hands of Australia yesterday .

Ministry spent $139m on sport in 2009

Ministry spent $139m on sport in 2009

By Marlon Monroe The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has revealed that it spent $139 million on sport development during 2009 and will be partnering with an undisclosed technical consultant on a short term basis to complete the much talked about National Sports Policy .

Gayle praises his team in defeat

PERTH, Australia, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle has praised his side’s effort in defeat even as he expressed sadness over losing 0-2 in the three-match Test series against Australia yesterday .

20th Anniversary Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

Topp XX get past Netrockers on penalty kicks Bakewell Top XX must have breathed a sigh of relief when the final whistle sounded after a torrid battle against rivals Netrockers that sapped them physically and mentally at the Mackenzie Sports Complex Ground, Linden on Saturday night .

American Williams urges young athletes to be disciplined

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC - Former World Champion sprinter Lauryn Williams, of the USA, has urged Trinidad and Tobago’s juniors to be disciplined and focussed in their pursuit of track and field excellence .

Ugly Aussies put on notice

(Daily Telegraph Australia) Australia captain Ricky Ponting will this week tell his players to clean up their act, admitting they “overstepped the mark” and were “embarrassed” by their antics in the WACA Test .

Gayle goes from zero to hero

-Australia media heap plaudits on West Indies captain Chris Gayle arrived in Australia in November, his suitability to be reinstated as captain of a West Indies team recently racked, almost wrecked, by a players’ strike in which he was to the forefront, widely questioned .

Guyana’s squash ace has mixed feelings on comeback

MANCHESTER, England, CMC – Guyana’s squash ace Nicolette Fernandes has mixed feelings about her comeback year from a career-threatening knee injury .

England hang on to draw against South Africa

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - England survived  a batting collapse to draw the first test against South Africa  at Centurion yesterday .

Phillips smashes hundred for new champions UWI

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Left-handed opening batsman Omar Phillips, who made his West Indies debut earlier this year, smashed a fine hundred as UWI secured the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Division One title on Saturday .

St Louis, Chung take RMSL titles

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – France-based Caribbean champions Dexter St Louis and Rheann Chung took different paths but emerged individual champions for Trinidad and Tobago at the Reliability Maintenance Services Limited (RMSL) Super Singles table tennis tournament on Saturday .

Bryant sparks Lakers to big win over Nets

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant  scored 29 points and had 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers  came from behind to register a 103-84 victory over the New  Jersey Nets on Saturday .

Pavlik stops Espino in fifth to retain titles

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, (Reuters) - Kelly Pavlik stopped  challenger Miguel Espino in the fifth round to retain his WBC  and WBO middleweight titles in front of a hometown crowd in  Youngstown, Ohio late on Saturday .

Colin Wiltshire plays his last innings

Colin Wiltshire plays his last innings

“He was everything you would want in a person .

Feisty Windies on the verge of honourable defeat

Perth, Australia: The West Indies are on the verge of losing the third Test at the WACA in Perth and thus losing the series 2-0 but the script is not nearly as depressing as those facts might convey .

Broad must explain disparity in penalties

—-says Tony CozierAnyone who has followed Sulieman Benn’s career, not least those who play against him in Barbados club cricket know that the beanpole left-arm spinner is no saint .

Sunburst Camptown, Riddim Squad sizzle in Kashif and Shanghai football

Sunburst Camptown, Riddim Squad sizzle in Kashif and Shanghai football

By Marlon Munroe On a cold Enmore night, Sunburst Camptown and Riddim Squad in their debut Kashif and Shanghai tournament, sizzled in scoring emphatic victories over East Coast teams Ann’s Grove and Buxton United respectively .

Local Lady Jaguars down Suriname 2-1 to take second

Local Lady Jaguars down Suriname 2-1 to take second

The local Lady Jaguars last evening scored a 2-1 win over archrivals Suriname at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden to finish second in the Guyana Football Federation (GFFF) International Women’s Goodwill tournament .

Berbice on show as K&S tourney  heads to the ancient county

Berbice on show as K&S tourney heads to the ancient county

The travelling extravaganza known as the 20th Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament will head to the ancient county of Berbice today with two hometown teams on show at the Blairmont Community Center Ground .

Hilaire to be guest speaker at GCB Awards ceremony

Hilaire to be guest speaker at GCB Awards ceremony

Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Ernest Hilaire will be the guest speaker at the annual awards ceremony of the Guyana Cricket Board later this month .

National  cricketers to break for Xmas Wednesday

National cricketers to break for Xmas Wednesday

The national cricketers will take a break for the Christmas holidays on Wednesday afternoon following the conclusion of the first three day practice match organized by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) .

The Bravo/Gayle combination

Cozier on SundayYou can usually get a pretty fair inkling of the way a sporting team is faring from its demeanour in its off duty time, away from the stresses of the battles, on the field and off it .

Watson fined over his celebration of Gayle’s wicket

PERTH, Australia, CMC - Shane Watson’s screaming celebration of Chris Gayle’s wicket yesterday has earned the all-rounder a fine of 15 per cent of his match fee in the current third Test match between West Indies and Australia .

Composed Amla ton puts South Africa in command

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - A fine century  by Hashim Amla put South Africa in control of the first test  against England at the close on the fourth day yesterday .

Selector urges WICB to re-consider pink balls

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC - Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago senior cricket selection panel Dudnath Ramkessoon has urged the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to re-consider the use of pink balls for the forthcoming regional first-class season .

Back into contention

-Windies fightback gallantly but still miles to go Perth, Australia: They may not always get the results to emphasize the point but this is a West Indies team with a new mentality .

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