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Pakistan’s Younus takes coaching course

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Former Pakistan captain Younus  Khan began a coaching course at the national academy in Lahore yesterday after last month asking for a break from playing international cricket .

Bolt takes BBC Overseas Sports Personality Award again

LONDON, England, CMC – Colossal Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award for the second year in a row, becoming only the third person in history to win the award in successive years .

T&T halt Barbadians’ winning streak

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago snapped the Barbadians’ three-game winning streak Sunday when they whipped the home side by 31 runs in the Barbados National Sports Council’s (NSC) Invitational Under-13 cricket tournament .

Broad puts England career before IPL

PRETORIA, South Africa, (Reuters) - England  all-rounder Stuart Broad will turn down offers to play in next year’s lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to be in peak form for the 2010 Ashes in Australia, he said yesterday .

Dwayne Smith signs with New South Wales Blues

Dwayne Smith has been signed on for the New South Wales Blues for Australia’s inter-state Twenty20 series in January, making the all-rounder unavailable for Barbados until at least the fourth round of the forthcoming regional first-class season .

Guyana’s St Clair returns with a victory

SYDNEY, Australia,  CMC – Six months after announcing that he had retired from boxing, Guyana’s former world super featherweight champion Gairy St Clair returned to the ring this past weekend with a narrow victory over Indonesia’s Moses Seran in a non-title bout .

Guillen, Simmons, Perkins show form

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Batsmen Justin Guillen, Lendl Simmons and William Perkins all showed good form Sunday, as trials began to select Trinidad and Tobago’s team for the upcoming regional first-class cricket season .

Holland set to entertain with ‘Season’s Beatings’

Holland set to entertain with ‘Season’s Beatings’

Popular boxing promoter, Carwyn Holland, of Holland’s Entertainment Promotions, has the perfect gift for boxing fans - a promotions dubbed “Season’s Beatings” which promises to deliver unsurpassed fistic entertainment, a press release from the promotions group stated .

Dr. Anthony pleased with turnout at national schools’ chess c/ships

Dr. Anthony pleased with turnout at national schools’ chess c/ships

By Marlon Munroe The second national schools’ chess championships opened on Saturday with some 20 schools from six regions competing for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport trophy at the Carifesta Sports Complex .

Arjune and Haslim spark early morning gloom

By Marlon MunroeFormer  national opener Krishna Arjune made a sparkling 182 for Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) and Georgetown Cricket Club’s opener Wasim Haslim smashed a brilliant 112 on the second day of the third round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) three-day first division tournament .

‘Cheesy’ Singh completes century

‘Cheesy’ Singh completes century

…GCC disposes of TSC by innings and 21 runs, three matches drawnBy Marlon Munroe Vishal “Cheesy” Singh’s ton spearheaded Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to an innings and 21-run victory over Transport Sports Club (TSC) in less than two sessions after rain washed out the morning session of the third round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) three-day first division tournament yesterday .

Dover appointed head coach of women’s national team

Wayne `Wiggy’  Dover has been appointed head coach of the local women’s national  football team which will participate in an upcoming  triangular international  tournament, a press release from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)  has stated .

NMSS retain dominoes title

NMSS retain dominoes title

Neal and Massy Security Solutions (NMSS) retained the 2009 Edward ‘Andy’ Andrews Memorial Dominoes competition title for teams in the Neal and Massy Group .

Browne, Brooks get hundreds in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Anxious for a recall to the Barbados team for the upcoming West Indies first-class season, wicket-keeper/batsman Patrick Browne smashed one of two centuries in the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Division One on Saturday .

`I want to bowl as fast as possible’

-says Kemar RoachKemar Roach is aiming to crank up the pace in the third and final Test against Australia, starting on Wednesday (tomorrow night, 10 .

Garner downplay ‘issues with Gayle’ newspaper report

Joel Garner is surprised there should have been any concern over his relationship with Chris Gayle on the current West Indies tour of Australia .

Pakistan openers launch fightback against New Zealand

(BBC) Pakistan openers Imran Farhat and Salman Butt fired a century partnership to keep their series hopes alive in the third Test against New Zealand yesterday .

Celtics trample Bulls for 10th straight win

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics overcame a  sluggish start to streak to their 10th successive victory with a  106-80 crushing of the Chicago Bulls on Saturday .

`King Pele’ – a treasure to the World

`King Pele’ – a treasure to the World

-Dr Frank AnthonyYesterday was a red-letter day in Guyana’s rich sporting history .

Amare slam helps hot Suns burn Magic

PHOENIX, Arizona, (Reuters) - The Phoenix Suns  improved to a perfect 8-0 at home with a down-to-the-wire 106-103  victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday .

Squires gets the better of old rival Leacock

Squires gets the better of old rival Leacock

The Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GTTA) season-ending Banks Masters Invitational tournament got off to fine start on Friday with the top two men’s seeds in action at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel courts .

Only three Tests for Windies on 2010 schedule

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies have been scheduled to play only three Tests against South Africa in the Caribbean next year, as their quantity of matches against high profile opposition continues to dwindle .

Sports titan Woods’ fall rattles fans, sponsors

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Fans and colleagues of golfer  Tiger Woods yesterday lamented the stunning fall from grace  of one of the world’s sporting titans, and commercial sponsor  Gillette said it would limit his role in its marketing .

Home Series key for emerging players, says Hilaire

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board chief executive Ernest Hilaire believes the 2010 Home Series against Zimbabwe and South Africa will provide the ideal opportunity for fringe players to make their mark .

Waugh says Roach needs help in pace department

PERTH, Australia, CMC – Former Australia captain Steve Waugh says West Indies will find it difficult to win the final Test at the WACA next week because even though fast bowler Kemar Roach was an excellent find, he lacked support in the pace department .

Maintaining the consistency

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is one of sport’s oldest maxims – and the going could not have been tougher for the West Indies and, more especially, for captain Chris Gayle entering the second Test against Australia in Adelaide 10 days ago .

Sarwan sees series-levelling win at the WACA

PERTH, Australia,  CMC – Marquee middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan is confident West Indies can level the series by beating Australia in the third and final Test starting next Wednesday (10 .

Whitney backs Windies pacer Roach to outshine Aussie attack

PERTH, Australia, CMC – A former Australia fast bowler has raised questions over the hosts’ pace attack ahead of the final Test against West Indies here next week and believes speedster Kemar Roach will be the main threat on a pitch expected to provide plenty pace and bounce .

Red Carpet welcome for ‘King of Football’

Known to world as ‘King Pele’ Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento will receive a red carpet welcome to Guyana today when he arrives at 13:30 hours at the Dr .

GRFU did not adhere to protocol

GRFU did not adhere to protocol

-Says Minister Anthony Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr .

Woods wins UK court ban against nude, sex photos

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Golfer Tiger Woods, fighting to fend off intense media scrutiny over allegations he cheated on his wife, has won a British court order banning publication in Britain of any photos or video showing him nude or having sex .

Sponsors see WTA Tour as good fit despite Serena outburst

LONDON, (Reuters) - Sony Ericsson’s relationship  with the WTA Tour remained positive despite Serena Williams’s  foul-mouthed outburst at the U .

DeSinco Trading Under-19 Football Competition… Knockout round draws near

Three of the four remaining matches in the round robin stage of the DeSinco Trading Under-19 Competition which is organized by the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) kicks off today at two venues .

Golfers to compete in  RRT-sponsored tourney today

Golfers to compete in RRT-sponsored tourney today

RRT Enterprises of Regent Street, Bourda will sponsor the penultimate golf tournament of the 2009 season today at the Lusignan Golf Course on the East Coast of Demerara .

Hussey’s lean Windies form prompts calls for dropping

PERTH, Australia, CMC – Mike Hussey’s lean run against West Indies has prompted spin legend Shane Warne to call for his axing .

Injured Safina withdraws from Australian Open warm-up

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - A back injury has forced Russia’s Dinara Safina to pull out of next month’s Brisbane International, one of the main lead up events to the Australian Open .

New Zealand bowlers shine despite Imran Farhat century

(BBC) Pakistan opener Imran Farhat carried his bat for an unbeaten 117 but New Zealand’s bowlers dominated the first day of the deciding Test in Napier yesterday .



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