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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
-Players now eye Champions LeagueBy Floyd Christie Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr .
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 .
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 .
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 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 .
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 .
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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 .
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 .
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 .
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” .
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 .
(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 .
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 .
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 .
-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 .
- 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 .
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
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 .
- 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 .
(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 .
Sportscope: Our opinionRecently there has been a reasonable amount of success by sports teams and sportsmen and women representing the Golden Arrowhead .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
- 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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
(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 .