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Ireland plans to give Group-D teams ‘a run for their money’

Ireland plans to give Group-D teams ‘a run for their money’

With four days remaining to the opening of the ICC World Twenty20 championships, the Ireland cricket team intends to give Group-D teams, West Indies and England, a “run for their money .

Georgetown wards continue their winning streak

Georgetown wards continue their winning streak

Georgetown’s top wards in the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Championship continued their winning streak Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall after they hammered Christianburg and Central Mackenzie in the last of the preliminary round matches .

Raina, Dhoni star in Chennai’s clinical triumph

Chennai Super Kings 168 for 5 (Raina 57*, Dhoni 22, Fernando 2-23) beat Mumbai Indians 146 for 9 (Tendulkar 48, Pollard 27, Jakati 2-27) by 22 runsMS Dhoni added another feather to his captaincy hat .

GTM/GCB Under-19 one-day cricket…Berbice retain one-day title after rain has final say

GTM/GCB Under-19 one-day cricket…Berbice retain one-day title after rain has final say

Berbice retains championship honours in the GTM/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) one-day under-19 inter-county cricket competition despite heavy rain having the final say in the match that was reduced to a 39-over affair at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary .

Rain puts damper on GMR&SC Drag-racing meet

Rain puts damper on GMR&SC Drag-racing meet

The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) drag-racing meet at the South Dakota Circuit yesterday was forced to abandon the day’s scheduled events because of the heavy showers although grudge matches were held .

WIPA should release its correspondence to WICB on Pollard

The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has taken objection to a report that appeared in my column last Sunday concerning a letter it wrote to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Kieron Pollard’s selection for the home series against Zimbabwe in February .

Thunder crush Lakers to tie series, Magic win again

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) - The Oklahoma City Thunder routed the NBA defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 110-89 on Saturday to surprisingly tie their Western Conference series at 2-2 .

Relaunch of Kaka welcome news for Real and Brazil

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - In Spain, injured players are said to be “in dry dock” and the relaunch of Kaka after six weeks on the sidelines is welcome news both for Real Madrid’s La Liga title bid and Brazil’s World Cup hopes .

BCCI to suspend Lalit Modi

(Cricinfo) The BCCI is set to suspend Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman, following several allegations of financial misconduct over the past fortnight .

Splashmin Super Stars name 13-man squad

Splashmin Super Stars named a 13-man squad to compete in the feature T20 four-team clash on Saturday at the Splashmin Sport Club ground, on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway .

Ramnarine loses title fight to Japanese opponent

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Ria Ramnarine failed in her bid on Saturday to become the latest female World boxing champion from Trinidad & Tobago .

ICC ‘Bring It’ bus tour entertains New Amsterdamers

ICC ‘Bring It’ bus tour entertains New Amsterdamers

New Amsterdam caught a bit of the cricket fever when the International Cricket Council ‘Bring It’ bus tour entertained a crowd at the New Amsterdam market yesterday .

Phillip Mining Enterprise T20 Competition:Ravens crowned champions

Ravens Sport Club (RSC) beat Police Sports Club (PSC) by 20 runs in the final of the inaugural North Professional Cricket Committee (NPCC) Phillip Mining Enterprise’s T20 cricket championship held recently at the Sparta ground in Essequibo .

Windies women trump Sri Lanka for series sweep

CAYON, St Kitts, CMC – Teenaged Jamaican batsman Stafanie Taylor hammered her third successive half-century but was upstaged by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed whose incisive four-wicket haul fired the West Indies women to an impressive 28-run victory over Sri Lanka in the final Twenty20 International of their three-match series yesterday .

Windies A record clean sweep against Zimbabwe

ST ANDREW’S, Grenada, CMC-West Indies A ensured Zimbabwe’s build-up to the World Twenty20 Champion-ship remained rocky with a four-wicket win over the African side in a T20 game here yesterday .

Netball team lauded for discipline

Netball team lauded for discipline

– clinics for schoolchildren on the agendaBy Tamica Garnett Though the Guyana Under-16 Netball team returned without the ultimate victory from the recently concluded Caribbean Netball Association (CAN) Under-16 Jean Pierre Championship, they did not return empty-handed .

Mc Kay wins tactical race

Mc Kay wins tactical race

Warren Mc Kay rode to an impressive win in the feature event of the Inspire the Child, Inspire Change Foundation/Roraima Bikers’ Club cycling meet at the National Park yesterday .

Bolt powers Jamaica to new sprint relay record in Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, United States, CMC – In front a capacity crowd at Franklin Field Stadium, World and Olympic triple gold medalist Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica’s Gold team to an impressive, record-breaking victory at the 116th Penn Relays on Saturday .

Tired Verdasco, ruthless Soderling into Barcelona final

BARCELONA,(Reuters)-Fernando Verdasco found strength to haul his way back from a set and a break down to reach the final of the Barcelona Open with a 6-7 7-5 6-1 win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Saturday .

Race of Champions leaves China for Germany

LONDON, (Reuters) This year’s Race of Champions will be held in the German city of Duesseldorf after being staged in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium in 2009, organisers said on Friday .

Man Utd back on top while Arsenal bow out

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 yesterday to surge two points clear of sole title rivals Chelsea in the Premier League .

Pierce takes Celtics to 3-0 series lead

-Spurs and Jazz winMIAMI, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics put the Miami Heat on the brink of elimination from the playoffs, with a clutch 100-98 victory on Friday to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first round series .

Giftland OfficeMax, Fitness Express and Windjammer Int’l donate to HRC

Giftland OfficeMax, Fitness Express and Windjammer Int’l donate to HRC

Representatives from Giftland OfficeMax, Fitness Express, and Windjammer International Cuisine & Comfort Inn on Friday afternoon handed over their contributions to members of the HRC Organising Committee, just days before the Second Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships are held .

So many sub-plots

There are a host of sub-plots to the ICC World Twenty20 Championship that starts at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence on Friday, cricket’s second global event in these parts since the World Cup three years ago .

Bangalore crush Deccan by nine wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore 86 for 1 (Dravid 35*) beat Deccan Chargers 82 (Kumble 4-16) by nine wickets(Cricinfo) In a yawn-inducing crawl, Deccan Chargers meandered to 82, the lowest total of the season, and Royal Challengers Bangalore knocked it off without much fuss to book their spot in the next Champions League .

GRFU launches official CAC rugby logo

GRFU launches official CAC rugby logo

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) yesterday officially launched its logo for the upcoming Central America and Caribbean Games to be held at the National Stadium on July 24 and 25 .

New Amsterdam and Wortmanville/ Werk-en-Rust exit Super Wards on high note

New Amsterdam and Wortmanville/ Werk-en-Rust exit Super Wards on high note

New Amsterdam and Wortmanville/ Werk-en-Rust exited the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Competition on a high note when they came out victorious in their final games on Thursday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Taylor half-century helps Windies seal T20 series

CAYON, St Kitts, CMC – Teenaged opener Stafanie Taylor stroked a fine, unbeaten half-century as West Indies women sealed their three-match Twenty20 International series with a three-wicket victory in the second match yesterday .

Suriname invasion for drag-race meet

There is expected to be a Suriname invasion with over 30 high powered cars coming in from Guyana’s neighbours from the east for the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) Drag-racing meet at the South Dakota Circuit tomorrow from 10:00 hours .

GLTA serves off doubles tournament

GLTA serves off doubles tournament

The Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) kicked off its Trophy Stall sponsored doubles tournament at the Pegasus International Hotel Lawn Tennis Court yesterday .

DSSC thrash Stabroek Market by seven wickets

Demerara Speedboat Sports Club (DSSC) thrashed Stabroek Market by a resounding seven-wicket margin on Wednesday evening at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, in their feature 25-over softball match .

Naipaul Ayana slams century in NBS second division cricket competition

– Caribs, Young Warriors advance to the last 16 playoffs .

Spready’s Bakery Under-19 50-over cricket competition

Spready’s Bakery Under-19 50-over cricket competition

Chan and Barran centuries highlight under-19 competition Centuries from Ryan Chan and Carl Barran, combined with the bowling of medium pacer Kenny Durant had Sisters fighting a loosing battle against the Flying Stars, in the latest edition of the 2010 Spready’s Bakery Under-19 Cricket Competitions .

Mayweather aims to enhance his legacy against Mosley

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Already accepted as one of the greatest boxers of any era, Floyd Mayweather has set his sights on adding further gloss to his glittering career instead of acquiring more titles .

Doping could cost athletics top Olympic spot – analyst

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) - The doping cases that have dogged athletics leave it at risk of being overtaken by swimming as the premier Olympic sport .



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