ROME, (Reuters) - Enzo Bearzot, the coach who led Italy to victory in the final of the 1982 World Cup against the odds, has died at the age of 83 .
Berbice teams, New Amsterdam United and Rosignol United were beaten but not disgraced as Santos and Guyana Defence Force (GDF) marched into the next round of the Kashif and Shanghai Football Festival following matches Sunday evening at Blairmont Community Centre ground .
The winner of Sunday’s New Building Society (NBS) limited overs cricket competition will be either Tamran Root or Young Warriors after the latter team completed a comfortable eight wicket win over Hopetown United in the second semi-final recently .
DUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – The Phil Simmons-coached Ireland have named their 22-man preliminary squad for next year’s Cricket World Cup, retaining a large chunk of the players who campaigned in the Caribbean showpiece three years ago .
DUBAI, (Reuters) - Prolific Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has closed in on Kumar Sangakkara at the top of the ICC test rankings and can overtake the Sri Lankan captain with a good showing in the remaining two tests against South Africa .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Out-of-favour batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has been named in a 30-man West Indies squad to prepare for next year’s Cricket World Cup in Asia, months after being axed for the tour of Sri Lanka and overlooked for a central retainer contract .
Athletes Dennis Horatio and Tiffany Carto were named male and female Athlete of the Year respectively when the Police Progressive Youth Club held its award ceremony on Friday at the Police Sports Club, Eve Leary .
Guyana’s Jessica Stephenson captured another gold medal while Olympian Niall Roberts bagged a silver medal at the Amateur Swimming Associa-tion of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – For the second year running, the West Indies Cricket Board will incur significant financial losses in staging the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship, chief executive Ernest Hilaire has said .
-Allicock awarded best boxerSamuel Primo, fighting out of the Guyana Defence Force Gym (GDF), defeated Republican Gym’s Trelon Munroe by a knockout to win their heavyweight clash when the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association’s Champion of Champions tournament ended Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
LONDON, (Reuters) - The government staged a partial retreat on the scrapping of 162 million pounds of annual school sports funding yesterday after a wave of protests from teachers, pupils and Olympic athletes like diver Tom Daley and heptathlete Denise Lewis .
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education is striving to begin construction of 10 multi-purpose courts in five administrative regions in the coming year .
SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Perfectionist Ryan Harris was still not happy with his bowling despite ending England’s resistance to give Australia a comprehensive victory in the third Ashes test at the weekend .
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez completed a remarkable U-turn yesterday when he committed his future to the club a week after handing in a written transfer request .
OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) - Grant Hill scored a season-high 30 points and added 11 rebounds to help the new-look Phoenix Suns slow the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 113-110 victory on Sunday .
Tonight the Kashif and Shanghai Tournament continues and title dreams will continue to be dashed .
CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - South Africa claimed India’s last two wickets in 35 deliveries to win the first test by an innings and 25 runs on the final day at Centurion yesterday .
SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Stability has been one of the pillars on which England have built their success over the last 18 months and it looks unlikely they will be panicked into major changes despite the crushing third Ashes test defeat .
CAIRO, (Reuters) - Cameroon and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o set a new landmark for individual success in African football yesterday after being named the continent’s Footballer of the Year for a record-breaking fourth time .
-advance to quarter-finals Alpha United scored a lopsided 6-0 win over Seawall Football Club when the 21st Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament continued at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground last night .
Manager of Guyana’s national junior basketball team which participated in this year’s Inter-Guiana Games (IGG), Chris Bowman says that an “expansive plan” for youth basketball aimed at developing the sport among the younger players will jump off in January .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s newest acquisition Runako Morton warmed up for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship with a cavalier 45 in a trial game played yesterday .
National player Moen Gafoor emerged overall champion of the Scrabble tournament organized by the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players at the Malteenoes Sports Club yesterday .
Carifta Games gold medalist Britany van Lange finished second in her heat of the women’s 200m freestyle event at the FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) yesterday .
Guyana’s Jessica Stephenson copped a gold medal and set a new record in the girls’ 13 – 14 years-old 50m breaststroke event at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday .
CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar scored his 50th test century yesterday but it looked unlikely to save India from losing the first test against South Africa .
Former national junior chess champion Cecil Cox yesterday led the Queen’s College `A’ team to victory in the national schools chess tournament which ended at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue .
PERTH, (Reuters) - A defiant Australia regained their traditional Ashes swagger in Perth yesterday, routing England by 267 runs to level the series while hailing the momentum-swinging return of their mercurial pace bowler Mitchell Johnson .
Corriverton Primary School was adjudged the best performing school at the Inter-School Christmas Mini-Tennis competition that ended Saturday .
(Cricinfo) An International Cricket Council’s (ICC) inspection team has raised serious concerns over the preparedness of two key World Cup venues - Eden Gardens in Kolkata and the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai - in time for the tournament, which begins on February 19, 2011 .
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Victoria have been charged with ball-tampering after the umpires found suspicious marks on the ball during their eight wicket Sheffield Shield victory over South Australia .
Auto Fashion is continuing its support for the annual Christmas football extravanganza known as the Kashif and Shanghai tournament .
Four more teams will have their Kashif and Shanghai title hopes shattered tonight when the 21st annual knockout tournament continues with two double headers at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and Blairmont Community Centre (BCC) Grounds .
After starting close to two hours late the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Champion of Champions tournament got underway with Eon ‘No Nonsense’ Bancroft stopping Rock Watson in the first round at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall last night .
Guyana’s Jessica Stephenson captured a gold medal while Olympian Niall Roberts copped silver when the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet continued on Friday .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship will be without the region’s three biggest stars but a high-ranking West Indies Cricket Board official believes their absence provides the opportunity for new exciting players to emerge .