Atwell retires!

-blasts management team for not acting in the best interest of his career

Clive Atwell is no longer retiring from the fight game.

After 14 bouts and fresh off a world title fight last month, the fighting pride of Guyana, Clive ‘The Punisher’ Atwell has announced his retirement.

Rugby team planning upset of USA

-Captain Ryan Gonsalves

The national team in action during their final practice session yesterday at the National Park. (Orlando Charles photo)

Guyana takes on USA South on Saturday in the final of the NACRA 15s Championships in Atlanta, Ga. The ‘Green Machine’ will be facing its toughest test in the championships after thrashing Barbados and dethroning Trinidad and Tobago as the Southern Zone champions.

Chase Academy beat Tutorial High 8-0

…in Digicel national u-18 knockout football championship

Chase Academy’s Isiah Reddy (left) in the process of securing his team’s fifth goal

Chase Academy utterly defeated Tutorial High by an 8-0 score line when the fourth annual Digicel national under-18 knockout football championship continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.

Messi shines again and Shaqiri joins the fun

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Nigeria yesterday. (Reuters photo)

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Argentina’s Lionel Messi continued his World Cup dual with Neymar by scoring twice in a 3-2 win over Nigeria while Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri got in on the act with a magnificent hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Honduras yesterday.

Downes, Mitchell upset Daly-Ramdyhan, Leacock

-GBTI Open tennis

Defending men’s doubles champions Jason Andrews and Anthony Downes (left) after defeating Benedict Sukra and Craig Campbell.

Shelly Daly-Ramdyan and Leyland Leacock lost to Anthony Downes and Rebecca Mitchell in a mixed doubles match of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA)/ Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open tournament Monday at the GBTI Recreational Facility, Bel Air.

Italy ‘bitten’ by Suarez’s Uruguay

-four-time champs eliminated from competition

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was at the center of another biting storm after appearing to sink his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the teams’ decisive World Cup Group D game at the Dunas arena in Natal June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile 

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Uruguay forward Luis Suarez faces a lengthy ban after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans’ 1-0 Group D victory yesterday, overshadowing a day of emotional extremes at the World Cup.

LeBron opts out of Heat contract to become free agent

- was due to make $20 million for 2014-15 season

Pat Riley

(Reuters) – LeBron James has told the Miami Heat that he will exercise an early termination option in his contract and become an unrestricted free agent in a move the team said was “fully expected.” Opting out of the final two years of his contract does not necessarily mean the four-time league Most Valuable Player is leaving the star-studded Heat team he led to NBA championships in 2012 and 2013.