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TTCB wants government to  look at lottery funding

TTCB wants government to look at lottery funding

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) wants government here to examine the possibility of creating a lottery to fund sporting entities .

T&T looking to Venezuela trip for preparation

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago are eyeing a live-in camp in Venezuela as they beef up their preparations for the final round CONCACAF qualifiers for next year’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Mexico .

Guyana to face tough battle in Group E qualifiers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Guyana will face a tough clash when they do battle in next month’s Group E qualifiers for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship .

Carter’s all-round effort gives Barbados warm-up win

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies A batsman Jonathan Carter produced a strong all-round performance to fire Barbados to a six-wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges with an over to spare in a Twenty20 warm-up game here yesterday .

Milwaukee’s Boykins suspended for one game for contact with official

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Milwaukee Bucks point guard   Earl Boykins has been suspended for one game without pay for   making intentional contact with a game official, the NBA said yesterday .

Hello again!

Hello again!

-TTCB open to Lara’s return to national colours

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket authorities here have given batting legend Brian Lara an opening invitation to play the Twenty20 format for the national side .

‘Fit and ready’ – Seeram

‘Fit and ready’ – Seeram

-Twenty20 champs Guyana open against Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘A’ team as T20 festival commences

Reigning Caribbean Twenty-20 champions Guyana begin a three-match campaign in Trinidad’s Cricket Festival T20 series today at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, and, according to team coach, Ravindranauth Seeram,  the team is “about fully fit and ready to go .

Champs Guyana look to underline T20 status

Champs Guyana look to underline T20 status

Guyana’s cricketers led by Ramnaresh Sarwan are anxious to underline their claim for back-to-back titles in the regional T20 Championships with victory over Trinidad and Tobago in a four-team warm-up competition which gets underway today at Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre .

Bane of existence

Bane of existence

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

-Grenada national player Kithson Bain slams home a double against Netrockers as Alpha United rushes into semi-final round with 5-1 rompBakewell Topp XX and Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United scored contrasting wins on Boxing Night to reach the semifinal round of the 21st Kashif and Shanghai  football tournament .

Driving seat!

Driving seat!

-Jonathan trots to unbeaten ton as England push towards victory

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England’s Jonathan Trott   overcame a painful blow to the knee to strike a brave century   as he and Matt Prior savaged Australia’s attack late yesterday   to put the tourists in a strong position to retain the Ashes .

Ponting fined by ICC after referral row

Ponting fined by ICC after referral row

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia captain Ricky  Ponting was fined 40 percent of his match fee after his  frustration over a TV referral decision boiled over into an ugly  row with umpire Aleem Dar on the second day of the fourth Ashes  test yesterday .

Wickets fest!

Wickets fest!

— India 92-4; lead by 166 after 18 wickets fell on extraordinary day

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - India ended an  extraordinary second day of the second test against South Africa with a 166-run lead after 18 wickets fell at Kingsmead yesterday .

Pakistan add Tanvir to New Zealand tour squad

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan added injury-blighted  paceman Sohail Tanvir to their squad in New Zealand yesterday,  just two weeks after he was ruled out of the trip with a knee  problem .

Kiwis draw first blood

Kiwis draw first blood

— Southee, Guptill lead New Zealand to comfortable win over Pakistan

AUCKLAND, (Reuters) - Pace bowler Tim Southee   ripped through Pakistan’s batting order before opener Martin  Guptill smashed a quick-fire half century to help New Zealand   to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Twenty20   international on Sunday .

...Logie putting finishing touches on Jamaica’s preparation

…Logie putting finishing touches on Jamaica’s preparation

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Newly appointed Jamaica coach Gus Logie says he is preparing his side for any eventuality as they intensify their preparations for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championships .

Chelsea slump deepens with 3-1 loss at Arsenal

Chelsea slump deepens with 3-1 loss at Arsenal

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea’s worrying slump turned  into a full-blown crisis when the Premier League champions were comfortably beaten 3-1 by Arsenal at The Emirates yesterday .

Heat burn Lakers in Christmas showdown

Heat burn Lakers in Christmas showdown

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Miami Heat gave their   fans some Christmas cheer with a dominating 96-80 victory over   the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday .

Australia mourns “death of cricket” after MCG slump

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - “Humiliation of a century”,  “Pathetic Aussies hit Ashes low”, “Ponting’s men humiliated” —  local newspapers pulled no punches after what one described as  Australia’s “worst cricketing day for 100 years” .

Parker spurs San Antonio in win over Wizards

Parker spurs San Antonio in win over Wizards

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, (Reuters) - Tony Parker scored   20 points and made 14 assists to help the San Antonio Spurs   rebound from their worst loss of the season with a 94-80   victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday .

Look Loy sees silver lining despite T&T failure

Look Loy sees silver lining despite T&T failure

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Despite Trinidad and Tobago’s Digicel Caribbean Cup failure, the T&T Football Federation’s technical adviser Keith Look Loy believes the country still made good progress during the year .

JCA says finance a problem in central contracts move

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Jamaica Cricket Association plans to follow Barbados’ lead in offering retainer contracts to their players but says ailing finances will prevent them from doing so in the short term .

Man United stay top as neighbours City go second

LONDON, (Reuters) - A Bulgarian, an Argentine and a  Dutchman lit up the start of England’s traditional festive  fixture bonanza as unbeaten Manchester United tightened their  grip at the top of the Premier League on Sunday .

Australia mourns “death of cricket” after MCG slump

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) - "Humiliation of a century",  "Pathetic Aussies hit Ashes low", "Ponting's men humiliated" --  local newspapers pulled no punches after what one described as  Australia's "worst cricketing day for 100 years" .

Parker spurs San Antonio in win over Wizards

SAN ANTONIO, Texas,  (Reuters) - Tony Parker   scored 20 points and made 14 assists to help the San   Antonio Spurs rebound from their worst loss of the season with   a 94-80 victory over the Washington Wizards yesterday .

Hinds, Best selections – Xmas gifts or merited?

Hinds, Best selections – Xmas gifts or merited?

Asks Tony CozierTwo names leapt off the computer screen last week from the e-mail announcing the preliminary West Indies 30 for the forthcoming World Cup .

GFSCA had a “great year”

The year 2010 was a great year for the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) which embarked on fundraising activities and which gave monetary donations to the Pakistan Flood Relief and to Haiti .

Heat burn Lakers in Christmas showdown

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Miami Heat gave their   fans some Christmas cheer with a dominating 96-80 victory over   the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday .

T20 to cost Windies  board US$3m

T20 to cost Windies board US$3m

ST JOHN’S – For the second year running, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)?will incur significant financial losses in staging the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, chief executive Ernest Hilaire has said .

Ponting tests broken finger in training session at MCG

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia captain Ricky   Ponting tested out his broken finger during fielding and   throwing drills yesterday and said he was hopeful of playing   the fourth Ashes test against England ‘pain-free’ .

Caribbean United no test for Topp XX

Caribbean United no test for Topp XX

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

Linden’s Bakewell Topp XX and Netrockers snatched the last two quarterfinal spots on Thursday night by pulling out victories against their opponents in the 2010 Kashif and Shanghai Tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Complex (MSC) Ground .

 FOURTH ASHES TEST ….

FOURTH ASHES TEST ….

England set to keep Ian Bell at six in Melbourne

(BBC) Ian Bell looks set to stay at six in England’s batting order for the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne tomorrow .

Guyana has point to prove, says Sarwan

Guyana has point to prove, says Sarwan

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana captain Ramnaresh Sarwan says his side will be focused on repeating their success in next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, to prove to detractors they were worthy champions of the 2010 showpiece .

Injury layoff hurting Ames in rankings

LONDON, England,  CMC – Stephen Ames’ prolonged injury layoff has resulted in his continued slide in the Official World Golf Rankings .

Zaheer to return as India seek to level series

Zaheer to return as India seek to level series

DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) - India will welcome  back paceman Zaheer Khan from injury to bolster an attack that  was pulverized by South Africa in a one-sided first test when  the second test starts in Durban tomorrow .

Protest leads to selectors’ U-turn, Hodge’s inclusion

Protest leads to selectors’ U-turn, Hodge’s inclusion

THE VALLEY, Anguilla, CMC – Leeward Islands selectors have reversed an earlier decision and included batsman Montcin Hodge in their 23-man training squad for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship .

Spellbinding Magic snap Spurs’ winning streak

Spellbinding Magic snap Spurs’ winning streak

ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic ended a poor   run of form by surging to a 123-101 victory over the San Antonio   Spurs on Thursday, the stunning triumph snapping the visiting   team’s 10-game winning streak .

Stay of execution for embattled Latapy

Stay of execution for embattled Latapy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Under-fire Trinidad and Tobago football coach Russell Latapy seems poised to hold onto his job, at least through the Christmas holidays .



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