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Nicolette now King and Queen of local squash

Nicolette now King and Queen of local squash

Guyana’s Nicolette Fernandes justified number 57 world ranking when she won both the men’s and the women’s Open singles titles at the Farfan & Mendes National Squash Championships which ended Saturday evening at the Georgetown Courts .

Caribbean Cup to start August 18

-Guyana to host second roundQualification among Caribbean territories for the CONCACAF Gold Cup will open August 18 in Antigua and Puerto Rico and finish with the Digicel Caribbean Championship final in Martinique on November 28, the Caribbean Football Union  (CFU) announced yesterday .

Kwakwani are  NSBF Champion of Champions

Kwakwani are NSBF Champion of Champions

By Floyd Christie Kwakwani Secondary swept three titles in the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) finals Monday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to take the title of  2010 NSBF Champion of Champions .

U-19’s off to St Lucia

U-19’s off to St Lucia

The national under-19 cricket team was treated to a farewell dinner Monday evening at the Water Chris Hotel prior to their departure for St .

CONCACAF withdraws from organization of CAC Games

NEW YORK  – The confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) yesterday announced that it has decided to withdraw its support from the men’s and women’s soccer competitions in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico due to a lack of suitable facilities .

Shillingford thrilled by support during Test outing

ROSEAU, Dominica,  CMC – West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has identified the support from his teammates as one of the memorable features of his entry into international cricket .

Hushovd wins stage, Contador, Armstrong lose ground

ARENBERG, France,  (Reuters) - Norway’s Thor Hushovd  set the record straight by winning the 213-km third stage of the  Tour de France yesterday as defending champion Alberto Contador  and seven-times winner Lance Armstrong lost ground .

Muralitharan to retire from tests

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan,  cricket’s leading international wicket taker, will retire from tests after this month’s first test against India, his manager said yesterday .

Pakistan complete two wins in two days over Australia

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan completed a second Twenty20 victory over World Cup finalists Australia in as many days at Edgbaston in Birmingham yesterday .

Mc Calman laments poor turnout at   Inter schools mini-tennis tourney

Mc Calman laments poor turnout at Inter schools mini-tennis tourney

By Tamica Garnett Chairperson of the Junior Development Committee of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA), Grace McCalman, has lamented the poor turnout at the recent mini-tennis Inter Schools tournament .

Bolt says 2016 Olympics may be his last

LAUSANNE, (Reuters) - Jamaican triple Olympic  champion Usain Bolt said yesterday he may end his  record-breaking career after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games .

South African Semenya cleared to return

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South African world 800  metres champion Caster Semenya was cleared yesterday to compete  as a woman nearly a year after controversial gender tests put  her career on hold .

LeBron James finally decides … to join Twitter

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - LeBron James has made at least one decision, just not the one the basketball world had been waiting for .

Tetchy Tiger dodges personal questions

ADARE, Ireland, (Reuters) - A tetchy Tiger Woods was  in no mood to field questions about his troubled private life  while competing at the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am yesterday .

DJ Stress20/20 cricket festival…Superstars whipped, boycott presentation ceremony

DJ Stress20/20 cricket festival…Superstars whipped, boycott presentation ceremony

By Marlon MunroeThey had no ‘superstars’ of West Indies cricket, no IPL big cheque earners to rely on .

Jackson dethrones McKay in Caricom Day Cycle race

Jackson dethrones McKay in Caricom Day Cycle race

By Floyd ChristieIan Jackson cruised past the finish line unchallenged to become the new champion of the Roraima Bikers Club NAMILCO ‘Wheat Up’ 70-mile road race yesterday .

Undefeated Rapon wins FIDE chess tourney

Undefeated Rapon wins FIDE chess tourney

Martinique’s Karl Rapon played unbeaten to win  the Guyana /FIDE International rating Tournament which ended yesterday at the National Stadium at Providence .

Local players to get FIDE ratings

Local players to get FIDE ratings

- says FIDE’s Development Commission chairman Allan Herbert By Donald DuffAllan Herbert chairman of the Development Commission of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) yesterday lauded the organising committee of the FIDE rated tournament which ended at the Providence National Stadium and said the tournament achieved its objective .

Elcock Stable dominate Ryan Crawford horse race meet

Elcock Stable dominate Ryan Crawford horse race meet

The Elcock Stable was adjudged champion stable at the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports eight-event horse race meet on Sunday at the Alness Race Course, Corentyne .

Kwakwani’s Under-16 and 18 teams storm into NSBF finals

Kwakwani Secondary’s under-16 and under 18 teams stormed into the finals of the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) following wins in the  semi-finals Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Nigeria reverses ban, team to disband

ABUJA,  (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck  Jonathan yesterday reversed a ban on the national soccer team  taking part in international tournaments after the football  federation pledged to disband the side and rebuild it .

Tiger toils again in Irish pro-am

ADARE, Ireland, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods failed to  match the party atmosphere with his golf as he slumped to a  seven-over-par 79 in the first round of the JP McManus  Invitational Pro-Am yesterday .

Strong T&T squad poised to leave for Under-19 tournament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A confident Trinidad and Tobago Under-19 squad, led by West Indies vice-captain Yannick Ottley, will leave here today to participate in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge Trophy in St Lucia .

Akmal inspires Pakistan to revenge win over Australia

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan avenged their heart-breaking defeat in this year’s World Twenty20 semi-final to beat Australia by 23 runs in the first T20 international in Birmingham yesterday .

Germany wary of Spain’s team of talents

ERASMIA, South Africa, (Reuters) - Germany’s World  Cup semi-final opponents Spain are far more dangerous than  Argentina, with their game based on the world’s best teamwork  and not just individual qualities, said coach Joachim Loew .

Weight of history drives Uruguay and Dutch

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - The World Cup’s history men  face the competition’s nearly men when inaugural hosts and twice  winners Uruguay take on double runners-up Netherlands in Cape  Town today fighting it out for a place in the final .

Riders stage mini-protest by not sprinting to the line

SPA, Belgium, (Reuters) - Tour de France riders  staged a mini-protest yesternday after rain and an oil spill combined to make the roads ultra slippery on the 201-km second  stage from Brussels .

Lady Jags qualify for  CONCACAF Gold Cup finals

Lady Jags qualify for CONCACAF Gold Cup finals

- with 3-1 whipping of CubaBy Marlon Munroe Brittany Persaud and Ashley and Justina Rodrigues scored once while goalkeeper Tenyka Francique pulled of a spectacular save to propel the Lady Jags football team to a 3-1 win over Cuba on Saturday at the National Stadium at Providence .

Visitors shine in NSBF  All-Star games

Visitors shine in NSBF All-Star games

By Floyd Christie The coordinators of the National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) added frosting to an already entertaining tournament when they selected the cream of the crop to face off in the NSBF Junior and Senior All-Star games Saturday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

NAMILCO ‘Wheat Up’ 70  miles Cycle Race on today

NAMILCO ‘Wheat Up’ 70 miles Cycle Race on today

By Floyd Christie Defending champion  Warren Mc Kay, fresh from beating the field in the recent National Road Race championships, will start as favourites today when the Roraima Bikers Club NAMILCO `Wheat Up’ 70-mile road race takes place on the East Bank Public Road .

Fireworks expected today  at Veterans’ TT tournament

Fireworks expected today at Veterans’ TT tournament

What is expected to be quite simply the biggest Veterans table tennis tournament to be staged here in recent times gets underway this morning at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

BCCI ratifies charges against Modi

(Cricinfo) The BCCI has voted unanimously to ratify the charges against suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi at its special general body meeting in Mumbai yesterday, and forwarded the case to its disciplinary committee .

Blown away!

-Fired up Nadal whips Berdych to reclaim Wimbledon crownLONDON, (Reuters) - So eager was Rafael Nadal to  reclaim his Wimbledon title yesterday that he entered Centre  Court with his racket already cocked in his left hand and the  unwitting Czech Tomas Berdych lined up in his sights .

Bopara sparkles as England Lions triumph

(BBC) Ravi Bopara struck a sparkling 168 as England Lions reached the tri-series final with their third win out of three, a 124-run rout of West Indies A yesterday .

Pollard fails to spark but Somerset still wins

LONDON, England,  CMC – West Indies pinch hitter Kieron Pollard failed with the bat but got two wickets for Somerset to help them to a comprehensive 79-run victory over Middlesex in the Friends Provident Twenty20 tournament yesterday .

Nigeria FA apologises, seeks suspension reversal

ABUJA, (Reuters) - Nigeria’s football federation  (NFF) yesterday overhauled its leadership and apologised for the poor state of its national team in a last-minute bid to reverse a directive suspending it from international matches .

Petacchi takes first Tour stage win in seven years

BRUSSELS, (Reuters) - Alessandro Petacchi used  patience and experience to get through a crash-filled first  stage of the Tour de France and snatch his first sprint victory  on the race for seven years .



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