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Queensway National Rifle Shooting C/ships….Goodluck bounces back on second day

Queensway National Rifle Shooting C/ships….Goodluck bounces back on second day

Defending champion Ransford Goodluck bounced back into contention when he secured victory on a rain-interrupted second day of the Queensway sponsored National Rifle Shooting championships yesterday at the Timehri Rifle ranges .

Namilco Football Festival...Fantastic Ford propels Camptown past Kings

Namilco Football Festival…Fantastic Ford propels Camptown past Kings

Sunburst Camptown’s Devon Ford had a spectacular run against Victoria Kings as he recorded a helmet-trick to help his team into the semi-final round of the Fruta Conquerors organized Namilco Football Festival at the Tucville Playfield on Thursday night .

Sehwag flays bowling after N.Zealand total 350

HYDERABAD, India, (Reuters) - Openers Virender Sehwag  and Gautam Gambhir gave India a flying start after the bowlers  triggered a New Zealand batting collapse on the second day of  the second test yesterday .

Hafeez and Umar give Pakistan flying start

DUBAI, (Reuters) - Mohammed Hafeez’s half-century  guided Pakistan to 144 for two in reply to South Africa’s first innings 380 on the second day of the first test yesterday .

Vettel on pole for Abu Dhabi title decider

-But Alonso favoured to take third Formula One titleABU DHABI, (Reuters) - Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel  put himself in the best possible position to claim the Formula  One title by beating his three rivals to pole position in the  Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday .

District 10 run out winners

District 10 run out winners

-Straker steals 400m win from Letitia Myles The official results were yet to come in up to press time last night but unofficially District 10 are the winners of the National Schools, Track and Field Championships which climaxed late last night at the National Stadium at Providence .

Persaud leads national rifle shooting c/ships

Persaud leads national rifle shooting c/ships

—captures Valladares Trophy Fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud yesterday picked up from where he left off at this year’s Commonwealth Games by winning the first two stages of the Queensway-sponsored Guyana National Rifle Shooting Association Fullbore national championships at Timehri Rifle Ranges .

Shemroy Barrington places Rest Team in comfortable position after following on

Shemroy Barrington places Rest Team in comfortable position after following on

From Marlon Munroe in BlairmontThe Rest Team swung the pendulum back their way after a brilliant unbeaten century from opening batsman Shemroy Barrington on the third day of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Four-Day tournament at the Blairmont Community Centre ground yesterday .

Essequibo crushed by innings, 38 runs inside two days

-Dowlin, Johnson hit unbeaten tonsEssequibo suffered another humiliating defeat in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Four-day tournament  when they were beaten by an innings and 38 runs inside two days at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground yesterday .

Wildfire unveils All-Star uniforms and team

Wildfire unveils All-Star uniforms and team

- AND 1 players amaze in warm-up game Promoters of the current All-Star Basketball Weekend, which began yesterday unveiled the uniforms that will be worn by Guyana’s All-Star players and disclosed  the members of Wildfire’s Guyana “All-Star team who  will clash with the AND 1 Streetball team tomorrow night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Pacquiao eyes further glory, Margarito redemption

GRAPEVINE, Texas, (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao aims to  enhance his place among boxing’s elite while Antonio Margarito has a chance of redemption when they clash in today’s hotly  anticipated WBC super welterweight bout .

Allen helps Celtics cool off Heat for second time

MIAMI, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat for the second time this season with a 112-107 victory on Thursday led by Ray Allen’s 35 points .

Large turnout expected for GTTA’s inter-ministry, corporations, business entities TT tourney

Large turnout expected for GTTA’s inter-ministry, corporations, business entities TT tourney

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), fresh from its staging of the National Schools TT championships, will stage a competition for ministries, business entities, corporations and organizations this weekend at the National Gymnasium .

Sangakkara backs SL to shine against Windies without Murali

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes his side has enough to firepower to undermine West Indies, though the hosts will be without spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan who recently retired from Test cricket .

Sri Lanka will be real test of Sammy’s leadership, says official

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A senior Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board executive says he expects the three-Test Sri Lanka tour to serve as the real test of new West Indies captain Darren Sammy’s mettle .

Smith sets up formidable South Africa score

DUBAI, (Reuters) - Graeme’s Smith’s 22nd test century  set South Africa on their way to a formidable 311 for three at  the close of the first day of the first test against Pakistan at  the Dubai International Cricket Stadium yesterday .

Opener McIntosh gives New Zealand solid start

HYDERABAD, India, (Reuters) - Opener Tim McIntosh  scored his second test hundred to build a solid platform for New Zealand in their first innings on the opening day of the second test against India yesterday .

2010 Digicel Golf  Classic starts today

2010 Digicel Golf Classic starts today

Telecommunications giant, Digicel, in collaboration with the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) on Wednesday launched the 2010 Digicel Golf Classic which will be held today at the Lusignan Golf Course, East Coast Demerara .

Guinness ‘Greatest of de Street’ opening night flooded with goals

- competition continues tonight The opening night of the second Guinness ‘Greatest of de Street’ futsal competition was flooded  with goals as the first 16 teams took to the Albouystown Court on their journey to the top in search of the $500,000 first prize .

Digicel hops onboard Diamond Mineral Water Int’l hockey tourney

The seventh staging of the annual Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Competition was officially launched Thursday at the Guyana Cricket Club (GCC) pavilion .

Windies short of work after rain wrecks final day

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies will enter the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle next week with precious little match practice after the final day of their tour game against the President’s XI was washed out yesterday .

Berbice clinches 190-run first innings lead over Rest Team

Berbice continued their dominance over the Rest Team on day two of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Four-Day tournament at the Blairmont Community Centre ground by securing a 190-run first innings lead yesterday .

District 10 tops Under-12 High Jump, Under-16 Javelin

District 10 tops Under-12 High Jump, Under-16 Javelin

Upper Demerara/Kwakwani (District 10) rallied to the number one position in the Boys Under-12 High Jump and the Boys Under-16 Javelin competitions of the 50th Annual National Schools Track and Field, Cycling and Swimming Championships at the Providence National Stadium yesterday .

Javelin record falls as District 6 leads schools championship

Already a record holder, Michael Walcott yesterday chronicled another in the male teachers 21 – 30 javelin throw when he cleared a distance of 48 .

Rain condemns Windies to indoor nets

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Not a ball was bowled in the tour match between Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI and West Indies yesterday due to rain .

Shakeem Gentle sets new high jump record

High Jump athlete Shakeem Gentle set a new record for the boys under 16 category when he cleared a height of 180cm in the National Schools’ Championships held at the Guyana National Stadium on Wednesday .

District 11 wins schools swimming championships

North Georgetown District 11 is the indisputable winner in the swimming segment of the National Schools’ Championships held on Tuesday at the Castellani Swimming Pool .

Mavs dump Grizzlies, off to best road start since 2002

 MEMPHIS, (Reuters) - The Dallas Mavericks rode the  hot shooting of Jason Terry to pull away from the Memphis  Grizzlies in a 106-91 victory on Wednesday .

Crandon’s ton paces B/ce to 369-8

Crandon’s ton paces B/ce to 369-8

Royston Crandon struck the first century of this year’s Guyana Cricket Board Inter-County cricket tournament yesterday at the Blairmont Community Development Centre Ground .

‘The Professor’ can dunk too

‘The Professor’ can dunk too

He has developed a reputation as a ball handling wizard and despite his small stature AND 1 Streetball star, Grayson Boucher A .

Windies make lame start to tour despite Nash’s enterprise

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Newly appointed vice-captain Brendan Nash stroked a confident half-century but West Indies suffered an all too familiar batting collapse on the opening day of their three-day tour match against Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI yesterday .

Nash says Windies batters need to make up in second innings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies vice-captain Brendan Nash has lamented his side’s poor batting and says they will have to make the most of their second innings opportunity .

IAAF South American 10km Road Classic.. Forde and Horatio to represent Guyana in Panama Sunday

IAAF South American 10km Road Classic.. Forde and Horatio to represent Guyana in Panama Sunday

Guyana’s leading distance athlete Cleveland Forde and compatriot Dennis Horatio are scheduled to depart this morning for Panama where they will represent Guyana in the third leg of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) South American Athletics Confederation 10 km Road Classic that will be held on Sunday .

Government supporting T&T CT20 bid

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Government here has thrown its full backing behind the national cricket board’s bid to host the next two Caribbean Twenty20 Championships .

Santos, Fruta Conquerors score upset wins

It was a night of upsets when quarterfinal action in the annual Namilco Football Festival Knockout Tournament took place Tuesday night at the Tucville Playfield .

Third stage of FIFA RAP officially launched

Third stage of FIFA RAP officially launched

The third and final stage of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Referees Assistant Programme got underway yesterday at the Demerara Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Company building on Rob Street .



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