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Low scoring trumps Tiger talk in Firestone build-up

AKRON, Ohio, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has typically  been the dominant talking point in the build-up to any PGA Tour  event where he competes but amazingly he has been upstaged  ahead of this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational .

Windies skipper not moved by snub, criticism

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Chris Gayle has brushed aside the raging firestorm over his snub as Jamaica skipper and the subsequent calls for him to stand down as West Indies captain .

Celtics sign O’Neal to bolster lineup

BOSTON, (Reuters) - Four-times NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal has signed with the Boston Celtics, the team said yesterday as they look to add experience to their lineup .

Madhoo captures singles, Draw Doubles titles

Madhoo captures singles, Draw Doubles titles

Former national champion Norman Madhoo played unbeaten to capture the Open Singles title at Sunday’s Guyana Darts Association/Granny’s Hangout Bar sponsored tournament at Better Hope .

MCYS congratulates Guyana Team

MCYS congratulates Guyana Team

-Players now eye Champions LeagueBy Floyd Christie Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr .

Thompson’s haul puts Jamaica over the top

GROS ISLET St Lucia, CMC – Orthodox left arm spinner Coi Thompson undermined Guyana with a five-wicket haul to help Jamaica secure a comfortable seven-wicket win over Guyana in the penultimate round of matches in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 One-Day Trophy here yesterday .

Chase all-round effort leads Barbados past Leewards

DENNERY, St Lucia, CMC – Roston Chase’s all-round prowess was enough to spur Barbados to a comfortable 55-run win over Leeward Islands in their fourth round match in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 One-Day Trophy yesterday .

Windwards/ Trinidad fourth round game abandoned

MICOUD, St Lucia, CMC – The fourth round match in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 One-Day Trophy between Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago was abandoned yesterday without a ball bowled .

The Message in exceptional form   at Emancipation Day horse race

The Message in exceptional form at Emancipation Day horse race

The Message marked up another win in a feature race at the Port Mourant Turf Club on Sunday in the Emancipation Day horse race meet before a packed arena .

Cray Wanderers Hillman predicts rout of Golden Jaguars

Gary Hillman, chairman of Cray Wanderers Football Club which will oppose Guyana’s Golden Jaguars in an exhibition game this Sunday in England is confident of victory .

Gatlin wins 100m comeback race in Estonia

RAKVERE, Estonia, (Reuters) - U .

Young cricketers in follow-up skills  development programme

Young cricketers in follow-up skills development programme

The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) one-day Skills Development Programme ended yesterday with the focus on getting young cricketers to have the fundamentals of the game deeply rooted with the other aspects of their game .

New-look Miami Heat will open season at Celtics

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and the new-look Miami Heat are poised to make their season debut against the NBA’s reigning Big Three .

Khan and Cox win senior and junior Apex Chess titles

Khan and Cox win senior and junior Apex Chess titles

Taffin Khan played undefeated to capture the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) organized Apex Insurance Rapid Chess Tournament which concluded over the weekend at the Keishar’s Sports Club .

Klitschko calls for ‘little dog’ Haye to commit

FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - Vladimir Klitschko said it was  time David Haye committed to a fight with the Ukrainian, telling  the Briton he “owes it to the fans” .

Sri Lanka make solid start in final test

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka countered a pitch  assisting seam and spin to reach a solid 293 for four on the  first day of the third and final test against India yesterday .

Sachin Tendulkar becomes most capped player in Tests

(BBC) Sachin Tendulkar had little chance to make an impact on day one of the third Test against Sri Lanka as he became the most capped player in Test history yesterday .

Collymore eight-wicket haul undermines Leicestershire

LEICESTER, England, CMC – Former West Indies seamer Corey Collymore snatched an eight-wicket match haul to help fire Sussex to an enterprising innings victory over Leicestershire inside three days last weekend .

Flintoff ruled out for season through injury

LONDON, (Reuters) - England all-rounder Andrew  Flintoff suffered yet another injury setback yesterday when,  days before he was due to return from a year on the sidelines,  he was ruled out of action for the rest of the season .

Guyana reclaiming  cricket status

Guyana reclaiming cricket status

-say Sarwan, Seeram, MooreBy Tamica Garnett Team Captain, Ramnaresh Sarwan and coach, Ravindranauth Seeram are of the opinion that Guyana’s win at the just-concluded West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Twenty20 Caribbean Championship will play a vital role in emphasising the rise of the state of cricket in Guyana .

Young Guyanese creates football history

Young Guyanese creates football history

- passes FIFA football agent exam Young Guyanese football enthusiast Faizal Khan earlier this year created history by becoming the first person from the Caribbean to secure a pass in the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) football agents’ examination .

Niles wins Regan Rodrigues Memorial cycle race

Niles wins Regan Rodrigues Memorial cycle race

Junior Niles rode away with the Open category of the sixth annual Regan Rodrigues Memorial cycle road race on Sunday at West Demerara .

GASA to send largest contingent  ever to the Goodwill GamesGASA to send largest contingent  ever to the Goodwill Games

GASA to send largest contingent ever to the Goodwill GamesGASA to send largest contingent ever to the Goodwill Games

By Tamica Garnett The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will send its largest contingent ever to an overseas event after naming 22 participants to attend the Goodwill Games in Suriname from August 13-15 .

Burnham Court Project  gets underway

Burnham Court Project gets underway

- GABA league to continue outdoorsBy Floyd Christie The fork has been dug into the soil and work has commenced on the first phase of the long-awaited Burnham Court rehabilitation project .

Guyana looks to England for inspiration

(Reprinted from World Soccer) The future success of Guyana’s national footballteam may depend on players plying their trade in EnglandWhen Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago qualified for the World Cup finals in 1998 and 2006 respectively, a new bar was set for Caribbean football; particularly for English-speaking countries such as Guyana, who envisaged emulating those two teams .

When will our athletes get better treatment?

Sportscope: Our opinionRecently there has been a reasonable amount of success by sports teams and sportsmen and women representing the Golden Arrowhead .

Sangakkara topples Sehwag  to become number one

Sangakkara topples Sehwag to become number one

Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has claimed the top spot of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen from India’s Virender Sehwag .

I can still thrive when ball not swinging, says Anderson

NOTTINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Paceman James  Anderson, who won the first test for England with match figures  of 11-71 against Pakistan, believes he can be just as effective in the Ashes series in Australia when the ball is not swinging .

England unchanged for second Pakistan test

LONDON, (Reuters) - England named an unchanged 12-man squad yesterday for the second test against Pakistan following their emphatic 354-run victory in the series opener that concluded on Sunday .

Schumacher says sorry to Barrichello

BUDAPEST,  (Reuters) - Michael Schumacher apologised to  Rubens Barrichello yesterday after almost driving his former  Ferrari team mate into a concrete wall in a 300kph duel at the  Hungarian Grand Prix .

‘We need to restructure’

‘We need to restructure’

- says national TT player Christopher Franklyn National table tennis player Christopher Franklyn said yesterday that the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) needs to restructure its programmes if its players were to compete and win medals at events such as the Central American and Caribbean Games .

Flamboyant Foo takes Guyana to title

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Jonathan Foo played the innings of a lifetime to trump memorable bowling from Ashley Nurse, as Guyana were crowned inaugural champions of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, following a one-wicket victory over Guyana in the Grand Final on Saturday .

Squash in Guyana a success story but….

Squash in Guyana a success story but….

By Donald DuffCongratulation are in order for the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) whose junior national team once again dominated the annual Caribbean junior championships which ended recently in the Cayman Islands .

Barbados beat Guyana by seven wickets – 3rd round

MICOUD, St Lucia, CMC – Barbados beat Guyana by seven wickets in their third round match of the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 One-Day Trophy at the Beauchamp Playing Field yesterday .

Hamilton loses drivers lead to Webber after dropping out

BUDAPEST, Hungary,  CMC – Mechanical problems forced British driver Lewis Hamilton out of contention as Red Bull’s Mark Webber won the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday, to snatch the lead in the Formula One drivers’ standings .

Pakistan call Yousuf out of retirement

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Former Pakistan captain and senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf has been summoned out of  retirement to join the team for the rest of their series in  England, the Pakistan Cricket Board said yesterday .

Pakistan’s 10 lowest test innings totals

(Reuters) - Pakistan’s 10 lowest test innings totals  after they were bowled out for 80 in their second innings on the  fourth day of the first test against England at Trent Bridge  yesterday .



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