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U.S. crushes Iran

STANBUL, (Reuters) - World championship favourites  the U .

Pietersen apologises for outburst

(BBC) Kevin Pietersen has apologised for the outburst which followed his omission from England’s limited-overs squads for the series against Pakistan .

Fennell hits out at corruption claims, says Delhi will be ready

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Commonwealth Games chief Mike Fennell has moved to allay fears that India will not be ready to host the massive October event, and has defended the organising committee against corruption allegations .

GTA inaugural Super Sixes  tournament officially launched

GTA inaugural Super Sixes tournament officially launched

The Guyana Tapeball Association’s inaugural Super Sixes, seven-a-side tapeball cricket competition was officially launched in the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground pavilion yesterday .

Fitzgerald impresses  at Darts tournament

Fitzgerald impresses at Darts tournament

Sudesh Fitzgerald outplayed his opponents to claim the top spot at the recent Mark Persaud and SunFlower Hotel jointly-sponsored tournament hosted at Mark’s Darts Club, 72 Brummel Place, on Sunday .

Ganga backing Guyana to shine in South Africa

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago skipper Daren Ganga has expressed confidence Guyana will do well in the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 starting next week in South Africa .

Guyanese urged to support  10km road race and 5km jog

Guyanese urged to support 10km road race and 5km jog

The inaugural Neal and Massy Guyana 10km road race and 5km jog were launched yesterday at the Neal and Massy Staff Facilities with a call to Guyanese to participate in the event in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle .

St Lucia to play final in honour of slain striker

BROOKLYN, New York, CMC – Management of the grief-stricken St .

Sarwan snubbed!

- West Indies middle order batsman overlooked for retainer contract BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Marquee West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan is among three high profile players snubbed by the West Indies Cricket Board for central retainer contracts .

Airtel Champions  League in South Africa:‘Believe in  yourselves’

Airtel Champions League in South Africa:‘Believe in yourselves’

– ‘Reds’ Perreira tells national cricketersBy Marlon Munroe Veteran cricket commentator Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira has reminded the national cricketers who are bound for South Africa for the Airtel Champions League T20 championships   to believe in themselves and their ability .

Gatlin goes quicker agaian, Semenya flops

ROVERETO, Italy, (Reuters) - Former Olympic 100  metres champion Justin Gatlin continued to improve in his comeback from a doping ban when he ran 10 .

Shaq Attack in the lead

The Hikers Hockey Club’s tournament for the advanced division of the Junior Hockey Summer Camp that was held last week in the forum of the St Stanislaus College, Brickdam began Monday night .

Djokovic silences doubters at steamy U.S. Open

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic dispelled his  reputation as a quitter after battling his way through five  gruelling sets in scorching heat to win his first round match  at the U .

Three arrested in money- laundering inquiry

LONDON, (Reuters) - British customs officials have  arrested three people in London as part of an investigation into  money-laundering following a police inquiry into allegations of  corruption within the Pakistan cricket team .

Pakistan agency sends team to probe corruption

ISLAMABAD,  (Reuters) - Pakistan’s top crime  investigative agency will send a team to Britain this week to  look at corruption allegations against some of the country’s  cricket players, a senior official said yesterday .

Spain slip up again as Turkey beat Greece

ISTANBUL,  (Reuters) - Holders Spain have no more room  for error after suffering their second defeat in three games at  the World Championship yesterday while hosts Turkey and dark  horses France reached the last 16 with two games to spare .

French great Fignon, 50, dies of cancer

PARIS, (Reuters) - Laurent Fignon died of cancer yesterday at the age of 50 with two Tour de France wins to his  name — but the eight seconds that cost him a third triumph will live just as long in the memory .

Pietersen dropped by England, joins Surrey

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Batsman Kevin Pietersen was  dropped by England yesterday for the first time in his career  and will move from Hampshire to Surrey on loan for the rest of  the county season .

Robinho joins AC Milan from Man City

LONDON, (Reuters) - Brazil striker Robinho ended his  unhappy spell at Manchester City when he joined AC Milan yesterday, just two years after arriving in England for a British  record fee .

Agreement signed for refurbishment  of National Park courts

Agreement signed for refurbishment of National Park courts

A Memorandum of Agreement for the refurbishment of the lawn tennis courts of the National Park has been signed between executives of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) .

IPL players were approached for spot-fixing, says Wassan

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Indian Premier League (IPL)  cricketers had been approached about spot-fixing over the last  two-and-a-half years, former India player Atul Wassan said on  Tuesday .

Forde, Morgan for Neal and Massy anniversary road race

Forde, Morgan for Neal and Massy anniversary road race

The cream of the country’s distance runners will compete in the inaugural Neal and Massy  (Guyana)  Anniversary 10 kilometres road race and 5km fitness jog on Sunday on the East Bank Highway .

GABF mourns death of Stanislaus Hadmon

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) was saddened yesterday morning by the news that former national player Stanislaus ‘Knox’ Hadmon had passed away .

Shooting victim laments striker’s death

BROOKLYN, New York, CMC – A St Lucian woman who was shot in the chest during a melee in which a St .

Inaugural President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic:NPU carts off $300,000 first prize

Inaugural President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic:NPU carts off $300,000 first prize

Cleveland Thomas is top male athlete; Alika Morgan, Natasha Adler share female titleBy Tamica Garnett Cleveland Thomas was declared the undisputed Champion Boy at the inaugural President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic held Sunday at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground .

Noelle Smith wants to medal  at the Olympic Games

Noelle Smith wants to medal at the Olympic Games

-Swimming for fun has taken Noelle to the top of the girls’ 15-17 categoryBy Tamica Garnett At first she never envisioned swimming on a competitive level but young national swimmer Noelle Smith has now risen to the top of the girls’ 15 – 17 category in local competition .

Inter-Guiana Club Football C/Ship Cup…Inter-Moengotapoe retains title

Inter-Guiana Club Football C/Ship Cup…Inter-Moengotapoe retains title

- hosts endure disappointing final day Suriname’s Inter-Moengotapoe put on a terrific display of football in the final showdown to defeat Alpha United 3-0 and retain the Inter-Guiana Club Football Championship Cup title at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground on Sunday night .

St Lucian striker shot dead after victory celebrations

BROOKLYN, New York, CMC – St .

Wincing Williams prevails under U.S. Open lights

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Venus Williams showed some  effects of a troublesome knee but displayed enough of her  trademark power to beat Italian Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-1 in the opening night match of the U .

Kenya’s contractual dispute resolved

The damaging contractual dispute between Cricket Kenya and the national squad appears to have been resolved, and it was announced  yesterday that an agreement had been reached over new contracts .

New WI manager being sought

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U.S. edge Brazil, Slovenia win Balkan derby

ISTANBUL,  (Reuters) - The United States stretched  their perfect world championship start to three wins out of  three yesterday but only after they were pushed to the limit by  a desperately unlucky Brazilian team .

Corruption report expected in two to three days

LONDON,  (Reuters) - The International Cricket  Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit has been asked to submit a  report within the next three days on an investigation into  alleged corruption within the Pakistan team .

Red hot Rudisha lowers 800m world record

ROME, (Reuters) - Kenya’s David Rudisha lowered the  800 metres world record to 1 minute 41 .

Miss Republic wins C class event, $1.2M and Banks DIH Guyana Cup Classic Trophy

Colin Elcock’s top mare Miss Republic took the feature C class event and the $1 .

Woods qualifies for next FedEx Cup event after closing 67

PARAMUS, New Jersey,  (Reuters) - Tiger Woods finished  strongly at the Barclays tournament Sunday a four-under 67  clinching a spot in the second FedExCup series event next week .

Neil Williams named most productive   and dedicated player at RHTYSC

Neil Williams named most productive and dedicated player at RHTYSC

Former national under-19 and Berbice senior cricketer Neil Williams was named  the most productive and dedicated player last Wednesday in the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) 20-year history .



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