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Bouncing year for lawn tennis

Bouncing year for lawn tennis

Several successful tournaments and other developments have made 2010 a satisfactory year for the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA), the organisation’s President, Christopher Ram says .

Indian schoolboy smashes record with innings of 498

Indian schoolboy smashes record with innings of 498

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - A 13-year-old has smashed the  record for the highest individual score by an Indian schoolboy  with a marathon innings of 498 .

Gillette will not renew Tiger Woods

Gillette will not renew Tiger Woods

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co’s  Gillette brand will not renew its endorsement contract with  golfer Tiger Woods, which ends on Dec .

South Africa prepared for Indian backlash - Smith

South Africa prepared for Indian backlash – Smith

DURBAN, (Reuters) - South Africa are prepared for  India’s experienced line-up to fight back strongly in the Boxing  Day test after their crushing defeat at Centurion, captain  Graeme Smith said yesterday .

Rudisha steals Bolt’s  thunder with records

Rudisha steals Bolt’s thunder with records

RALEIGH, North Carolina,  (Reuters) - A young Kenyan  provided athletics’ biggest breakthrough in a year when injuries  and American Tyson Gay bested Usain Bolt .

Bulls beat Wizards to win ninth game in last 10

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls continued  their rapid ascent through the Eastern Conference by defeating  the injury-depleted Washington Wizards 87-80 Wednesday for  their ninth victory in their last 10 games .

Rose Hall sports club acknowledges supporters

After receiving the Guyana Cricket Board’s Club of the Year Award at the Umana Yana on December 15, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) took time out to acknowledge their sponsors over the year 2010 and all those who contributed to the clubs winning of the award .

Last two quarterfinal spots  to be decided in Linden

Last two quarterfinal spots to be decided in Linden

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

The Kashif and Shanghai football tournament makes a return to the place where it all started over two decades ago .

We won’t be fooled by Johnson again - Pietersen

We won’t be fooled by Johnson again – Pietersen

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - England were blindsided by  the intensity of paceman Mitchell Johnson’s swing during their  third test defeat to Australia in Perth, but would not be  caught out again in Melbourne, batsman Kevin Pietersen warned yesterday .

ICC rule spot-fixing hearing to go ahead in January

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Pakistan’s suspended test captain  Salman Butt will attend a hearing into spot-fixing charges in  Doha in January after the International Cricket Council rejected  his application to adjourn proceedings .

‘We are in much better  shape than last time’

‘We are in much better shape than last time’

- Team gearing up for T’dad warm up matches

Coach of the of the Guyana national cricket team, Ravidranauth Seeram, and team captain Ramnaresh Sarwan are of the opinion that the Guyana national Twenty20 cricket team is in even better shape for the upcoming 2011 Caribbean Twenty20 than they were when the tournament was held this yea .

Madhoo eliminated after  tough seven-game contest

Madhoo eliminated after tough seven-game contest

Guyana’s darts ace Norman Madhoo has been eliminated from the Ladbrokes .

GABF ‘Champion Club’ basketball tournament set for January

GABF ‘Champion Club’ basketball tournament set for January

The local basketball arena will come alive shortly as the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) is jumping off the New Year with the hosting of their inaugural ‘Champion Club’ basketball tournament scheduled to begin on January 22 .

Chanderpaul, Sarwan seen  as fillips for T20 series

Chanderpaul, Sarwan seen as fillips for T20 series

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Organisers are hoping the presence of West Indies stars Shiv Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan raises the intensity of next week’s Cricket Festival Twenty20 series .

Depleted Bucks batter champion Lakers

Depleted Bucks batter champion Lakers

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The NBA champion Los   Angeles Lakers were left stunned and humiliated after being   upset 98-79 on their home court by the under-strength  Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday .

Pacquiao to face Mosley May 7 in Las Vegas

Pacquiao to face Mosley May 7 in Las Vegas

WINDSOR, Ontario, (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao will  fight Shane Mosley, a former champion in three divisions, on  May 7 in Las Vegas, promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday .

Sarwan plays down pick in Windies 30-man squad

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Discarded West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has downplayed his inclusion in a 30-man squad to prepare for next year’s Cricket World Cup in India .

Great year for Nadal but Serena leaves vacuum

Great year for Nadal but Serena leaves vacuum

LONDON, (Reuters) - A year that began with doubts  over Rafael Nadal’s body and continued with worries over Roger  Federer’s head ended with both men at the peak of their powers  and promising some juicy new chapters of their rivalry in 2011 .

Armstrong and Contador under tight scrutiny

Armstrong and Contador under tight scrutiny

PARIS, (Reuters) - Cycling in 2010 was struck by a  series of crises that threatened to wipe out most of its efforts  to fight doping, with the sport’s two biggest names involved in  scandals .

Selectors blasted over Simmons omission

Selectors blasted over Simmons omission

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Lendl Simmons’ local club president is irate over the flashy opener’s continued exclusion from West Indies teams and has blasted regional selectors over the issue .

Shillingford pulled from Windwards squad

Shillingford pulled from Windwards squad

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Embattled West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been pulled from the Windward Islands side for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, following his suspension from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action .

Best fired up, has eyes on CWC 2011

Best fired up, has eyes on CWC 2011

Bridgetown, Barbados – Fast bowler Tino Best is delighted to be among the 30 players named by the West Indies Cricket Board in the preliminary squad for the ICC World Cup 2011 .

T&T Under-20s beat Suriname to reach next round

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-20s booked their berth in the CONCACAF final round qualifiers on Monday when they beat Suriname 2-1 in the return leg of their Caribbean  Football Union Group D tie at the Marvin Lee Stadium .

Two new faces for CCC in Twenty20 squad

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Two new players have been named in a 14-man Combined Campuses and Colleges squad to contest next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship in Antigua and Barbados .

Pele and Camptown advance to quarterfinals

Pele and Camptown advance to quarterfinals

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

Two intriguing games unravelled at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground last night with Pele and Sunburst Camptown Football clubs recording wins to reach the quarterfinal round of the 21st Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament .

Kennard Memorial Boxing Day meet lands big Digicel sponsorship

Kennard Memorial Boxing Day meet lands big Digicel sponsorship

The Kennard Memorial Turf Club yesterday received tangible support from telecommunications giant Digicel for their upcoming Boxing Day horse race meet .

Pompey’s silver medal highlight of AAG year - Boyce

Pompey’s silver medal highlight of AAG year – Boyce

-laments fact that athlete has not been handsomely rewarded

President of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Colin Boyce, says he is satisfied “to a point” with how the year has been for the AAG given some of the superior achievements that Guyanese athletes have attained for the year .

Volleyball year was interesting with a ray of hope – Shuffler

Volleyball year was interesting with a ray of hope – Shuffler

 President of the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) Lennox Shuffler yesterday described the year 2010 as “interesting with a ray of hope .

Warner to serve eighth straight term as president

Warner to serve eighth straight term as president

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Powerful FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been nominated unopposed for his eighth successive term in charge of the Caribbean Football Union .

Dallas’ Terry hits 19 in final quarter to burn Heat

Dallas’ Terry hits 19 in final quarter to burn Heat

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Jason Terry scored all 19 of his  points in the fourth quarter to help the Dallas Mavericks end  Miami’s 12-game winning streak with a 98-96 victory over the  Heat on Monday .

WICB backing suspended Shillingford

WICB backing suspended Shillingford

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board has thrown its full support behind embattled off-spinner Shane Shillingford who was yesterday banned by the International Cricket Council from bowling after his action was deemed illegal .

Latapy submits crucial report on failed campaign

Latapy submits crucial report on failed campaign

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Embattled Trinidad and Tobago head coach Russell Latapy has submitted his technical report on his side’s failed Digicel Caribbean Cup campaign to football authorities here .

India names ODI squad for series against South Africa

India names ODI squad for series against South Africa

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar returned to   the Indian one-day squad for January’s five-match series   against South Africa, 11 months after scoring an unbeaten   double century against the same opponents .

AAG announces calendar of events for 2011

AAG announces calendar of events for 2011

 The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has completed its calendar of events for 2011 that starts on January 16 with the annual National Cross Country Championships set for Kuru Kuru on the Linden Highway .

Shillingford’s bowling action found to be illegal

Shillingford’s bowling action found to be illegal

The International Cricket Council (ICC)  yesterday confirmed that an independent test had found the bowling action of West Indies’ off-spinner Shane Shillingford to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket .

Mosley/Pacquiao fight in the works

Mosley/Pacquiao fight in the works

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - American Shane Mosley’s  adviser met the promoter of boxing’s number one fighter   Manny Pacquiao yesterday to finalise terms on a May 7 bout in   Las Vegas, the former welterweight champion said .

Kallis unhurt after car crash

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - South Africa all-rounder  Jacques Kallis escaped unhurt after being involved in a car  crash on Tuesday .



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