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Sammy focused on team success despite personal glory

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – All-rounder Darren Sammy would readily trade in his consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards for the West Indies continued success in the World Twenty20 Championship .

Morkel flourish puts SA on course for victory

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 6, CMC – A late flourish from Albie Morkel set South Africa up for a 13-run victory over New Zealand in the second Super Eight match of the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Raj’s cameo not enough to save India

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Middle order batsman Mithali Raj’s cameo 44 was not enough to prevent India from a 10-run loss to New Zealand in their Group B clash in the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship at Warner Park yesterday .

Shillingford shines as Windies A make winning start

DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies A launched their tour of Bangladesh in fine style yesterday, beating South Africa A by 11 runs in their opening match of the Tri-Nation Limited Overs series .

Pietersen formalises England victory with half-century

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – An enterprising half-century from Kevin Pietersen propelled England to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Taylor set for role in Super Eights

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has defended the fitness of injury-plagued fast bowler Jerome Taylor who is yet to play a match in the World Twenty20 Championship .

Sri Lanka edge Pakistan in last-over victory

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in a nail-biter at Warner Park to start their campaign in the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship on a winning note .

Holmes takes early control at Sawgrass, Woods level

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, (Reuters) - Long-hitting American JB Holmes set the early pace at the Players Championship yesterday as late starter Tiger Woods parred his first five holes .

Rugby Seven’s Club League kicks off Saturday

Rugby Seven’s Club League kicks off Saturday

-as GRFU fine tune preparations for hosting of CAC Games By Floyd ChristieAs part of the preparations for the upcoming Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held at the National Stadium on July 24 and 25, the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Rugby Seven’s Club League is scheduled to begin on Saturday at the National Park .

Collins carts off Indian Arrival Day Scrabble tourney

Collins carts off Indian Arrival Day Scrabble tourney

By Tamica GarnettWhile rain called a halt to most of yesterday’s sporting activities, a scrabble tournament thrived beneath the cozy shelter of the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC)building .

Hugh Ross Classic could become annual affair

Hugh Ross Classic could become annual affair

By Floyd ChristieStating that the tournament is heading in the right director Guyana’s most decorated male bodybuilder Hugh Ross feels that the time may be ripe to make the biannual Hugh Ross Bodybuilding Classic into an annual affair .

Ruthless South Africans outclass Afghans

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Morne Morkel ended with career-best figures, as South Africa ruthlessly formalised a place in the Super Eights with a crushing 59-run victory over lightweights Afghanistan in the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Aussies take bizarre win over title-holders

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Australia beat title-holders in a dramatic finish to their opening game of the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship at Warner Park here yesterday .

It was do-or-die, says amazing Dottin

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Teenaged West Indies batsman Deandra Dottin said yesterday she had taken a do-or-die approach in scoring her historic century against South Africa .

Springer confident as Windies A launch Bangladesh tour

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies A will launch their tour of Bangladesh today when they clash with South Africa A in the second match of a triangular limited overs series in Dhaka .

Historic Dottin century gives Windies winning start

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – Teenager Deandra Dottin blasted the first ever century in Women’s Twenty20 Internationals, as she propelled West Indies to a 17-run win over South Africa in the opening match of the World T20 Championship here yesterday .

Rusty Serena comes through tough test in Rome

ROME, (Reuters) - Serena Williams huffed and puffed  into the Italian Open quarter-finals yesterday but promised  fans they could expect “sexy” Serena on court to face Russian  Maria Kirilenko in the last eight .

Woods unfazed by Mickelson threat to number one ranking

PONTE VEDRA, Florida, (Reuters) - World number one  Tiger Woods, who missed the cut at last week’s Quail Hollow  Championship, said he will not be fazed if his 258-week reign at  the head of the rankings is ended by Phil Mickelson on Sunday .

Magic’s Howard headlines the all-defensive team

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Orlando Magic center Dwight  Howard, who became the first player to lead the league in  rebounding and blocks in consecutive seasons, headlines the NBA  all-defensive team, the league said yesterday .

Hussey, Nannes lead Aussies into Super Eights

BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) - Michael Hussey struck a  sparkling 47 not-out and Dirk Nannes took four wickets to help  Australia beat Bangladesh by 27 runs and qualify for the Super Eight stage of the Twenty20 World Cup yesterday .

Kobe helps Lakers stop another Jazz rally for 2-0 lead

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers  relied on trouble-shooter Kobe Bryant to arrest another  late-game lapse and extend their Western Conference semi-final  lead to 2-0 with a 111-103 victory over the Utah Jazz on  Tuesday .

Garner calling for massive home support for Windies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies manager Joel “Big Bird” Garner has urged Caribbean fans to throw their full support behind the regional squad as they prepared for the Super Eight, second round of the World Twenty20 Championship .

No ‘Luck of the Irish’ for Ireland

No ‘Luck of the Irish’ for Ireland

- England go through after rain turns contest into no result By Marlon MunroeEngland secured a place in the super eight round after their match against Ireland at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday was abandoned following persistent rainfall .

GFF Super League Continues

Two intriguing encounters filled with intense rivalry are set to unfold at the Enmore Community Center Ground today when the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League continues .

Boxing needs public, private sector support

Boxing needs public, private sector support

- says Will Boodhoo World Boxing Council (WBC) International Referee/Judge William Boodhoo says he is pleased with the administrators and promoters of boxing locally but sees a great need for more public and private sector support .

Mosley, Mayweather failed to live up to the hype

Says Donald Duff It might have grossed US$11m at the gate but Saturday night’s mega welterweight fight in Las Vegas, USA between Floyd `Money’  Mayweather and `Sugar’ Shane Mosley failed to live up to its pre-fight billing .

ICC World Twenty20 Championship…New Zealand sinks Zimbabwe to reach Super Eight

ICC World Twenty20 Championship…New Zealand sinks Zimbabwe to reach Super Eight

By Kizan BrumellThe ‘Black Caps’ comfortably defeated Zimbabwe by seven runs on the Duckworth/Lewis Method at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday and as a result officially secured their place in the Super Eight round of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship .

Final three matches in GLTA Doubles Tournament billed for today

The Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Doubles Tournament will discover the last of its winners when the match-up unfolds on the lawns of the Pegasus Hotel to conclude the final three matches today .

Gayle wants consistency from charges ahead of second round

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – West Indies skipper Chris Gayle has called on his players to be more consistent in every aspect of the game after they progressed to the Super-Eight, second round of the World Twenty20 Championship .

Celtics gatecrash LeBron’s party to tie up series

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics gatecrashed  LeBron James’s celebration party by tying up the best-of-seven  Eastern Conference semi-finals series against the Cleveland  Cavaliers with a resounding 104-86 road victory on Monday .

Storylines abound at Sawgrass, Mickelson aims high

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, (Reuters) - Golf fans are  spoilt for choice with a plethora of mouthwatering storylines  for this week’s Players Championship where Phil Mickelson has a  chance to replace Tiger Woods as world number one .

Man Utd need support for Rooney to counter Chelsea rise

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United, left clutching  at straws in this year’s Premier League title race, must inject  new blood into their ageing squad during the close season to  re-establish their grip on England’s most cherished trophy .

Aggressive Raina hoping for consistency

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Indian batsman Suresh Raina says his aim is for consistency, following his whirlwind century against South Africa in the World Twenty20 Championship on Sunday .

Super Eights here WI come!

Super Eights here WI come!

By Marlon MunroeThe West Indies cricket team strolled to its second win in the ICC World T20 World Championships defeating England by eight wickets  yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium after rain forced the game to be decided on the Duckworth/Lewis system .

Booker books HRC overall title

Booker books HRC overall title

By Floyd ChristieAfter flexing his way through seven compulsory poses and clashing with Guyana’s best bodybuilders in the overall pose down, Royston Booker was adjudged winner of the second Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Body Building and Fitness Championship held Sunday night at the National Cultural Centre .

ICC World Twenty20 Championship…Jayawardene’s ton weighs down Zimbabwe

ICC World Twenty20 Championship…Jayawardene’s ton weighs down Zimbabwe

- D/L gives Sri Lanka 14-run win By Kizan BrumellMahela Jayawardene scored the second century of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in classical fashion and in the process helped Sri Lanka to record their first victory at the Guyana National Stadium, yesterday .

Mayor’s Cup quarter-finals conclude tomorrow

The remaining quarter-final matches of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament will kick off tomorrow at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground from 6pm .



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