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Celebrity football game on for former national footballer today

- Lennox Blackmore, Earl O Neil, Ken Gibbs in action Overseas-based national football players of yesteryear will turn back the hands (or should that be feet) of time when they challenge the local former nationals in a Celebrity Soccer match today at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) .

English Schoolboys lose to National Under-15s

The English Under-15 schoolboy cricketers who are here on their country’s 20th tour of the Caribbean lost to the National U-15 side by four wickets at the Guyana Defence Force ground yesterday .

‘Our goal is to revitalize boxing’

‘Our goal is to revitalize boxing’

-GABA vice president Jeff Roberts By Donald DuffFormer three-time national amateur boxing champion and current vice president of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Jeff Roberts is anxious to revitalize boxing in the Ancient County .

Chess Tournament to be held in New Amsterdam on Sunday

Chess Tournament to be held in New Amsterdam on Sunday

The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will stage a seven-round Swiss system chess tournament this Sunday at the New Amsterdam Town Hall starting from 9am .

Symonds and Suman keep Deccan alive

-Deccan Chargers 186 for 3 (Suman 78*, Symonds 53*) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 184 for 6 (Kallis 68, Kohli 58, Ojha 2-24) by seven wickets (Cricinfo) It was just another day at the office for Deccan Chargers until T Suman became their first Indian domestic cricketer to perform, guiding an improbable chase and keeping his team alive in the tournament .

Playoff-chasing Raptors miss Bosh in Celtics loss

TORONTO, (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors lost  115-104 to the Boston Celtics in their first game without  injured All-Star Chris Bosh on Wednesday, loosening their grip  on the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot .

Bolt will run at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, CMC – Usain Bolt will be part of Jamaica’s 4x100 metres relay quartet at this year’s Penn Relays on April 24 at the historic Franklin Field .

Ganga, Perkins, Ottley slam hundreds in mid-week T20 shield

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Daren Ganga lashed an unbeaten 104 to lead Alescon Comets to a crushing 113-run victory over Explorers Sports in the final preliminary round of the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board’s Twenty20 Shield competition on Wednesday .

Yorkshire still eyeing Best

LEEDS, England,  CMC – Yorkshire will press ahead with signing Tino Best on a short term contract to help boost their fast bowling reserves in the English County Championship which opens today .

Woods four under, trails leader Couples by two

AUGUSTA, Georgia, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods produced  better form than expected in his first tournament for almost five months as former champion Fred Couples charged into a one-shot lead in the U .

False start

False start

-Rain forces rescheduling of GTM’s Under-19 Inter-County Cricket tournament By Tamica GarnettThe scheduled start of the annual Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Company sponsored Inter-County competition got off to a false start yesterday .

Mackeson National Super Wards B/ball tourney to begin April 10

Mackeson National Super Wards B/ball tourney to begin April 10

By Floyd ChristieThe basketball competition which was previously advertised as the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) `Super 8 Wards` Basketball Championship has been renamed the `Mackeson National Super Wards’ Basketball Championship and will begin on  Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

West Indies Under-15 tournament...Guyana stumbled after misreading pitch

West Indies Under-15 tournament…Guyana stumbled after misreading pitch

- manager of national team By Marlon MunroeManager of the national cricket team Elroy Stephney believes that Guyana stumbled in the final of the West Indies Under-15 tournament because there was some misreading of the pitch conditions at the Gilbert Park last Sunday in Trinidad & Tobago .

‘Bring It’ bus tour launched

‘Bring It’ bus tour launched

Twenty-two days remain before the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World championship in the Caribbean on April 30 and the Guyana leg has stepped on the pedal for the event with the launching of the `Bring It’ bus tour for the tournament .

Simon, Miles and Stoby top GABBFF c/ships

Simon, Miles and Stoby top GABBFF c/ships

Michael Simon emerged as the overall winner in the Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Federation (GABBFF) Novices and Intermediate competitions in Berbice over the Easter weekend at the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) auditorium .

Deo cashes in on big win

Deo cashes in on big win

Joaan Deo cashed in on her biggest tournament win so far this season when she triumphed in the annual Scotia Bank Medal Play Golf tournament last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara .

Lawrence bid tearful farewell

Lawrence bid tearful farewell

Family and friends of the late Ravens Basketball Club player bid a tear filled farewell to the player on Tuesday at the St .

Reece eyeing more gold medals at Beacon Cycling Festival

Reece eyeing more gold medals at Beacon Cycling Festival

By Floyd ChristieJunior national cyclist Neil Reece is preparing to represent Guyana at the Beacon Cycling Festival in Trinidad and Tobago from April 15-25 .

GFC Veterans ease past Miami Vets

The Veterans of Georgetown Football Club (GFC) started off on a winning note by defeating the Miami Veterans in their annual triangular tournament on Tuesday at the GFC Ground .

Hyatt century undermines Ireland

DISCOVERY BAY, Jamaica, CMC – Opening batsman Danza Hyatt scored a century and fast bowler Andre Russell took five wickets to carry Jamaica to an easy six-wicket win over Ireland in their 50-over match of the Jamaica Cricket Association Festival at Kaiser Oval on Tuesday .

Kolkata clinch hard-fought victory

(Cricinfo) In stark contrast to the silence that accompanied the listless defence against Kings XI Punjab, the Eden Gardens faithful responded passionately to a charged performance from Kolkata Knight Riders which derailed Delhi Daredevils’ chase to secure an invaluable 14-run victory .

Lumb assault knocks out Punjab

(Cricinfo) The Sawai Mansingh Stadium remained a fortress for Rajasthan Royals, who made it eight out of eight wins at the venue by bulldozing Kings XI Punjab with five overs remaining .

Gibson confident over successful return for Taylor

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – When West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor returns to competitive cricket Saturday it will be with the full approval of his coach Ottis Gibson .

Symonds signs for Surrey Lions in Twenty20 tournament

LONDON, (Reuters) - Andrew Symonds, the gifted  Australian all-rounder whose international career was undermined  by a series of off-field incidents, has signed for the Surrey  Lions in this year’s English Twenty20 competition .

Twenty20 Football?

Twenty20 Football?

By Marlon MunroeThe Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) hopes that its new concept of Twenty20 football will resound around Guyana and hopefully around the world the same way T20 cricket has enjoyed the groundswell of support from its followers and corporate sponsors .

GTM sponsors Inter-County competitions to tune of $3.2m

GTM sponsors Inter-County competitions to tune of $3.2m

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) was yesterday presented with a cheque for $3 .

Defending Champs, Pele, in action tonight

Mayor’s Cup 2010 Knockout Tournament… By Kizan BrumellThe Pele Football Squad will begin their journey of defending their Mayor’s Cup title tonight when they clash with Seawall FC in this year’s Tournament at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground from 8pm .

Zenyatta, Peaceful in controverisal finish

Zenyatta, Peaceful in controverisal finish

Close finishes, upsets, controversy and an electrifying crowd highlighted the Easter Sunday Horse race meet at the Port Mourant Turf Club (PMTC) .

BCB/Diamond Fire and General Insurance Under-19 tourney

Lower Corentyne crushes Central/Upper Corentyne to reach final Lower Corentyne advanced to the finals of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Diamond Fire and General Insurance Under-19 inter-zone tourney after giving a good all-round performance against Central/Upper Corentyne .

Semenya plans return to competition in June

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Caster Semenya, the 800  metres world champion at the centre of a gender verification  row, will return to competitive athletics at an international  meet in Zaragoza, Spain on June 24, she said yesterday .

Batting woes continue for Bravo, Pollard in IPL

CHENNAI, India,  CMC – West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard continued their wretched run in the Indian Premier League, failing again with the bat as Mumbai Indians slipped to a surprise 24-run win over Chennai Super Kings yesterday .

India gears up for Formula One fever

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Formula One continues to  break new ground away from its traditional European base and as  Asia expands its interest with the addition of the Korean Grand  Prix this season, India is next in line to join the fray from  2011 .

League fines Lakers coach Jackson 35K for ref rant

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The National Basketball  Association (NBA) fined Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson  $35,000 on Monday for publicly criticizing game officials, the  league said on their website (www .

Gibson defends ‘mature’ Hinds as good selection for T20s

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said Tuesday batsman Wavell Hinds would bring maturity and leadership to the regional squad, as he offered a resolute defence of the 33-year-old’s surprise selection for the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship .

Rusty Taylor in Windies squad for JCA Festival

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Injury-prone pacer Jerome Taylor has been included in a 13-man squad for the Jamaica Cricket Festival, a move aimed at getting the Jamaican match fit for the World Twenty20 Championship starting later this month .

Three Guyanese in`A’ team for Zimbabwe series

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Three players who helped West Indies Under-19s to the semi-finals of the Youth World Cup earlier this year have been picked in a 13-man ‘A’ side to face Zimbabwe in a short series in Grenada later this month .



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