McDowell denies Tiger victory in Sherwood playoff

THOUSAND OAKS, California, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods’s  miserable year ended with more disappointment as he gave up a  four-stroke lead and suffered a crushing playoff loss to Graeme  McDowell in the Chevron World Challenge yesterday .

What the Australian media are saying about the Ashes

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australian media today   were praying for more rain after day three of the Ashes, as   England moved to 551-4 on day three to amass a 306-run lead   before showers saw play abandoned after the tea break .

T20 matches rained out

T20 matches rained out

Umpires called off the third round game of the Pepsi/Carib T20 tournament between Demerara and Essequibo last evening due to intermittent rain at the Guyana National Stadium .

Australia openers dig in after England declare in Adelaide

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Shane Watson and Simon Katich   made a solid start to Australia’s second innings after England   declared with a lead of 375 on the fourth morning of the   second Ashes test today .

Roach hails winning Man-of-the-Series award

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, CMC – Apart from the endless rain, Kemar Roach will have fond memories of the drawn West Indies Test series with Sri Lanka, after he was named Man-of-the-Series .

Fletcher smashes double century for Grenada

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – West Indies A batsman Andre Fletcher stroked an enterprising double century as Grenada took control of their opening game of the Windward Islands Senior Championships on Saturday .

Edghill grabs three more TT titles

Edghill grabs three more TT titles

- Duff takes another

Caribbean junior cadet table tennis champion, Chelsea Edghill pranced to three more titles yesterday while Denzel Duff strolled to victory in the 15 and under category despite being outplayed for the 18 and under title .

Guyanese Mangal is top cricketer in South Zone

Guyanese batsman Rohan Mangal was voted Cricketer-of-the-Year at the 2010 annual prize giving ceremony of the South Zonal Council on Friday night in Hermitage San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago .

Table tennis duo for China training

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) is planning to send at least two of its junior players on a training stint at a high performance training centre in China next year .

Top-gear Pietersen learns to shift down to end lean run

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - England’s Kevin Pietersen is a   past master at batting in top gear but it was learning to   shift down that helped him end a long lean spell with a double   century in the second Ashes test yesterday .

Overseas boxers may come for Champion of Champions card

Organisers of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Champion of Champions extravaganza are expecting some overseas boxers on December 18-19 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Arokium-sponsored cycle race set for Berbice

The Flying Ace cycling club of Berbice will be staging the Phillip Arokium Memorial 40-mile cycle road race on Sunday .

Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo must step down, rival says

ABIDJAN, (Reuters) - Presidential claimant Alassane  Ouattara said yesterday that incumbent Laurent Gbagbo must step  down after a disputed poll in Ivory Coast, and he named a rival  government as African mediators tried to resolve the stalemate .

Joyous Serbs win first Davis Cup title

BELGRADE, (Reuters) - Serbia stormed to their first  Davis Cup title after Viktor Troicki thrashed France’s Michael  Llodra to secure a memorable 3-2 victory inside a rocking  Belgrade Arena yesterday .

Sri Lanka captain bemoans ‘topsy turvy’ weather

KANDY, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara  called for cricket officials to analyse weather patterns  thoroughly before hosting test matches after the third and final  test against West Indies ended in a tame draw at the Pallakele  Stadium yesterday .

Bogut powers Bucks to victory over depleted Magic

MILWAUKEE, (Reuters) - The Milwaukee Bucks snapped a   two-game losing streak with a 96-85 win over a depleted   Orlando Magic, who suffered a first loss in nearly two weeks   on Saturday .

Westwood cruises to Sun City victory

SUN CITY, South Africa, (Reuters) - World number one  Lee Westwood cruised to victory by eight shots in the Sun City  Challenge yesterday, shooting a four-under-par 68 in the final  round to finish on 17-under-par 271 .

Ashley and Jason Khalil for junior squash championships in Canada

Ashley and Jason Khalil for junior squash championships in Canada

Caribbean female under-19 squash champion Ashley Khalil and her brother Jason Ray Khalil are expected to depart for Canada tomorrow where they are scheduled to participate in the Canadian Junior Open Squash Championships from December 11 – 14 at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario .

Edghill, Duff take 13 years and under national table tennis titles

Edghill, Duff take 13 years and under national table tennis titles

Caribbean junior cadet table tennis player Chelsea Edghill yesterday formally added the 2010 National 13 years and under Singles Champion to her list of achievements when she won the title at the Vita Malt National Championships currently ongoing at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Berbice take easy T/20 win over Essequibo

Berbice take easy T/20 win over Essequibo

– despite strong start by Fredericks brothers

Another low scoring match of the Pepsi/Carib T20 tournament saw defending champions Cellink Berbice emerge the winners over Essequibo by eight wickets at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday evening .

Hopeful and worrying signs

Hopeful and worrying signs

Otis Gibson and Courtney Browne have spent as much time over the past month in Sri Lanka experiencing the effects of global warming on what should be the end of the annual monsoon season as on what their principal mission was meant to be .

Distance athlete Cleveland Thomas pleased with 2010 feats

Distance athlete Cleveland Thomas pleased with 2010 feats

As the end of the year draws near many athletes take time to reflect on their performance; to assess whether it’s been satisfactory or if they ought to have worked much harder and to decide on a plan going forward .

Antoine stops Pile, Bess foils ‘The Lion’ Gilkes

Antoine stops Pile, Bess foils ‘The Lion’ Gilkes

Barbadian and former Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) champion Miguel Antoine secured a TKO victory over Shawn Pile 1:26s in round three of their four-round encounter on the Friday Night Fights Pro/Am boxing card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Jamaica, Guadeloupe reach finals with tough wins

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, CMC – Defending champions Jamaica and Guadeloupe will clash in today’s final of the Digicel Caribbean Cup here after carving out hard-working victories in the semi-finals on Friday night .

Immovable Cook drives England into lead

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Alastair Cook continued to dominate Australia’s bowlers with an unbeaten 136 to help drive England to a first-innings lead of 72 with eight wickets in hand after second day of the second Ashes test yesterday .

West Indies, Sri Lanka set for rainy stalemate

KANDY, Sri Lanka, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The persistent rain which has dogged the third and final test continued to thwart Sri Lanka’s attempts to bowl West Indies out in their first innings yesterday as the match drifted towards a tame draw .

Gambhir leads India to series win over New Zealand

VADODARA, India, (Reuters) - Stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir hit a second consecutive unbeaten century to lead India to a nine-wicket win and series victory against New Zealand with two one-day internationals to spare yesterday .

France edge ahead in Davis Cup final after thriller

BELGRADE, (Reuters) - France edged towards a 10th Davis Cup title when Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra staged a remarkable fightback to beat Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki in a five-set cliffhanger yesterday .

Pacquiao to choose from three opponents for next fight

MANILA, (Reuters) – Should a highly anticipated clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr fail to materialise, Manny Pacquiao will pick from a shortlist of three opponents for an April 16 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Filipino’s promoter Bob Arum has said .

Deonarine hat-trick sinks Demerara

Deonarine hat-trick sinks Demerara

Cellink Berbice snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after a hat-trick by off spinner Narsingh Deonarine sank the Demerarians by seven runs in Pepsi/Carib T20 tournament last night at the Guyana National Stadium .

Warner blasted after failed England bid

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A British newspaper, the Independent, yesterday launched a caustic attack on FIFA’s high-ranking Trinidadian executive member Jack Warner after football’s world governing body rejected England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup .

Rest Team gets past Essequibians by four wickets

The Essequibians did not disappoint and were not mere onlookers when they battled the Rest Team who eventually won by four wickets in the first match of the Carib/Pepsi T20 competition at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday .

Australia strike early but Cook and Trott look set

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Australia struck early to take   the prize wicket of England captain Andrew Strauss but   Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott eased the tourists to 90-1 at   lunch on the second day of the second Ashes test today .

Hall one of three new WIPA board appointees

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Michael Hall is one of three new appointees to the board of directors for the West Indies Players’ Association .

‘Very different’ Anderson makes his mark in Australia

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Pace bowler James Anderson   finally found his footing on Australian soil with a   spellbinding display of pace and movement to put England in   charge of the second Ashes test yesterday .

James scores 38 in homecoming as Heat rout the Cavs

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - It was not a warm homecoming  but it was a spectacular one as LeBron James scored a  season-high 38 points to lead the Miami Heat to a convincing  118-90 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday .

Lara aims to play in 2011 IPL

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Former West Indian captain   Brian Lara wants to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier   League (IPL) next year after ending his three-year retirement   from cricket recently .

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