Magic stun Celtics to stay alive in series

ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Orlan-do Magic again staved  off elimination in the Eastern Conference final with a  commanding and occasionally physical 113-92 win against the  Boston Celtics in Game Five on Wednesday .

Trott surmounts winter struggles with century

LONDON, (Reuters) - England batsman Jonathan Trott  put a troubled winter behind him yesterday with a second  century in as many home tests on the opening day of the first  test against Bangladesh at Lord’s .

De Bonis first to be banned based on biological passport

MILAN, (Reuters) - Italian Francesco De Bonis has  become the first cyclist to be given a doping ban because of  discrepancies in his biological passport .

Are World Cup trumpets a safety risk?

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - World Cup authorities are  doing tests to check whether the ear-splitting din  from South Africa’s vuvuzela fan trumpets could pose a security  risk during the tournament .

England enjoy practice session at Bangladesh expense

LONDON, (Reuters) - England indulged in an extended  practice session at the expense of a willing but inadequate  Bangladesh attack on the first day of the opening test of the  English summer yesterday .

Massa fired up for Ferrari red letter day

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - A red letter day for Formula  One glamour team Ferrari this weekend provides the perfect  occasion for Felipe Massa to rekindle his Turkish Grand Prix  love affair .

Wade says will discuss free agency with LeBron

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - Two of the NBA’s best players,  Cleveland’s LeBron James and Miami’s Dwyane Wade, will discuss  their pending free agency before making a decision on where to  play next season, the high-scoring Wade said .

Queues for last World Cup tickets

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africans began  queuing outside ticket offices last evening after FIFA  released an additional 90,000 World Cup seats on to the market  including the previously sold-out final and semi-finals .

Brazil cuts beer duties to avoid shortages

BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Brazil has slashed beer duties  to avoid shortages during the World Cup, after local brewers  warned they would be unable to meet surging demand despite  sharply increasing production .

Bravo, Shillingford did very well – coach Springer

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Hendy Springer has given Darren Bravo and Shane Shillingford the passing grade for their performances on the West Indies A-Team tour of Bangladesh, which ended on Wednesday .

GCB president strongly condemns violent attack on assistant treasurer

By Marlon Munroe President of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Chetram Singh yesterday strongly condemned the violent attack on his colleague assistant treasurer Pretipaul Jaigobin .

Catwalk for Venus, cakewalk for Federer in Paris

PARIS, (Reuters) - Venus Williams and her dress were  centre of attention at Roland Garros yesterday but Roger  Federer once again proved his tennis needs no added frills as  both players moved smoothly into the French Open third round .

T&T to host matches as WICB pulls Kingston as venue

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has pulled the One-Day International and Test match from Jamaica, in the wake of the ongoing violence in the capital Kingston .

Azore, Lewis war of words dominate press conference

Azore, Lewis war of words dominate press conference

By Marlon Munroe What was organised as just a press briefing to announce plans for the fourth edition of the Pro Am boxing card turned out to be a war of words between national welterweight champion Iwan Azore and Troy Lewis .

`Only those who have the courage to take a penalty miss them’

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two men face each other, knowing  that a single kick is about to decide their teams’ fate as more than 700 million viewers watch: it must be a World Cup penalty shootout .

Bravo, Bernard join Windies squad for Dominica ODIs

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – West Indies have called up batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Dave Bernard Jr in a 14-man squad for the two One-Day Internationals here this weekend, as they seek to halt their losing slide against South Africa .

Bolt ready to tackle 300 metres in Ostrava

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic, CMC – Sprint phenomenon Usain Bolt headlines the star-studded list of entrants for the 49th edition of the Ostrava Golden Spike meet in the Czech Republic running today .

Suns find their range to even Lakers series at 2-2

PHOENIX, (Reuters) - The Phoenix Suns rained in three-pointers from all angles to secure a 115-106 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, levelling their Western Conference finals series and re-igniting their title hopes .

Coach Springer happy with Windies A development

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies A team coach Hendy Springer has praised his side’s maturity after their tour of Bangladesh finished in an anti-climax yesterday, with the final day of their four-day “Test” abandoned because of rain .

Hooper fears Commonwealth Games venues will not be ready

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Construction delays have  raised fears that Commonwealth Games venues may not be fully  ready in time providing a potential embarrassment for India  which hopes the Games will showcase its rising economic power .

Tamim gives Bangladesh glimpse of hope

LONDON, (Reuters) - Tamim Iqbal gave Bangladesh a  glimmer of hope for the first test against England starting at Lord’s today by promising to take his place at the top of  the order despite a painful wrist injury .

India’s businesses see openings beyond cricket

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) - On a recent Saturday afternoon,  the Celtics took on Magic, cheered on by raucous onlookers .

Two county players approached to fix games

says ECBLONDON, (Reuters) - Two English county cricketers have reported approaches from bookmakers, the England and Wales  Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Caribbean side for Club Champions League

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Only one Caribbean team will participate in the Club Champions League, dashing hopes that two sides from the region would have been granted entry in the lucrative Twenty20 tournament which bowls off in September .

J/ca’s rifle shooters fail to show up at C/bean c/ships

J/ca’s rifle shooters fail to show up at C/bean c/ships

Jamaica’s rifle shooters have opted out of the West Indies Fullbore shooting championships which got underway yesterday at the Paragon ranges in Barbados .

Orlando find some magic to beat Boston in OT

BOSTON,  (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic beat the  Boston Celtics 96-92 in an overtime thriller on Monday to stay alive in their Eastern Conference playoff series .

Phillips, Nash keep Windies A in hunt

SAVAR, Bangladesh, CMC – Opener Omar Phillips was nearing a half-century while Test batsman Brendan Nash extended his good form, as West Indies A fought back on the third day of their second and final four-day “Test” against Bangladesh A yesterday .

Japanese veteran upstages Rafa and Justine show

PARIS,  (Reuters) - On the day King Rafa and Queen  Justine took the first steps to reclaiming their Roland Garros  thrones, veteran Kimiko Date Krumm eclipsed both former  champions with a fairytale victory .

Positive Vibes stages  Independence Day  grass track meet

Positive Vibes stages Independence Day grass track meet

The members of the Positive Vibes Sports in collaboration with the Enterprise Bikers Club will stage an Independence Day motor cycle grass track championships today at the Paradise Playfield, East Coast Demerara .

Nine records broken, one equalled  at GASA Independence Swim Meet

Nine records broken, one equalled at GASA Independence Swim Meet

A whopping nine records were broken and one equalled by swimmers who participated in the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) 2010 Independence Meet which was held at the Castellani Pool from last Friday to Sunday .

St Lucia the frontrunner to host rescheduled Kingston matches

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – St .

Technology harvests significant win against Agriculture

The Faculty of Technology reaped a much needed win yesterday when they matched skills with the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall as the University of Guyana Inter-Faculty Basketball Competition continued .

Selectors choose 37 to prepare for regional T20

BRIGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Six players with West Indies experience have been named in a 37-man training squad for the regional Twenty20 tournament slated for July .

Meusa stages Independence Youth Challenge chess tournament today

National Chess Champion, Wendell Muesa, will stage an Independence Youth Challenge chess tournament today at the American University of Peace Studies on Sheriff Street .

Afridi named as Pakistan captain for England tour

-selectors include Kaneria, Akhtar, Khan and Malik in 35-man squadKARACHI, (Reuters) - All-rounder Shahid Afridi will  captain Pakistan on their tour of England this year after announcing at the weekend he was available again for test cricket following a four-year absence .

S/Africa dodge Sammy bullet

North Sound, Antigua: South Africa were able to dodge a Darren Sammy bullet and escape with a 17-run win to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match Digicel One Day International Series at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground yesterday .

Wissow, Bristol looking to appease fight fans

Wissow, Bristol looking to appease fight fans

By Marlon Munroe Following three postponements Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) President Ryan Wissow  and head of BrisO Promotions Seon Bristol are looking to appease fight fans that the eagerly anticipated rematch between Corrinne `Sexy Panther’ Van Ryck De Groot and Shondell `Mystery Lady’ Alfred will come off next month .

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