JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - World soccer’s governing body FIFA will change its ticketing system for the next World Cup in Brazil after learning from mistakes made in South Africa, secretary general Jerome Valcke said yesterday .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Two years after Justine Henin stunned the sport by announcing her retirement at the age of 25 on the eve of her French Open defence, the Belgian is back and eager to show Roland Garros what it has been missing .
COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka have named Tillkaratne Dilshan as captain after deciding to rest several senior players for their tri-series in Zimbabwe in June .
LONDON, (Reuters) - England fast bowler Graham Onions will be out for three months due to knee and back injuries, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday .
TIGNES, France, (Reuters) - A young Olympique Marseille player full of energy and skill who has never started a game for France has been included in their World Cup squad and dreams of making an instant impact on the big stage .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal used to mess with his head, ruffle his feathers and on occasions even make him cry, but no-one will be happier to see the Mallorcan rekindle his love affair with Roland Garros more than Roger Federer .
President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Colin Klass feels that this country could move rapidly in the Futsal ranking as the local governing body for football launched another FIFA sponsored Futsal Coaching Course yesterday at Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Beleaguered West Indies slumped to another miserable defeat yesterday with a 13-run beating by South Africa that condemned them to their third loss in four Twenty20 Internationals .
By Tamica GarnettIt was at the start of 2007 that easygoing Tutorial High School second form student Jevina Straker burst onto the athletics scene; placing first or second at several meets before walking away with gold at the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) .
[caption id="attachment_81623" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Shemaine Campbelle "][/caption]By Tamica GarnettLess then twenty-four hours after returning from the 2010 Cricket World Cup where she displayed her superb cricket skills, West Indies female player Shemaine Campbelle showed her humanitarian qualities when she collaborated to honour 60 outstanding mothers at the Area “H” ground .
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has said that its recent coaching clinic for 30 junior spin bowlers drawn from across the ancient county can certainly be rated a success .
When Demerara and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) allrounder Kellon Carmichael left for Trinidad & Tobago to play professional cricket in late January, he had more success with the ball until he stroke an unbeaten 62 against Barataria on Sunday in Carib League 50-over competition .
World ranked number six rated super bantamweight boxer Leon “Hurry Up” Moore is heading to the United States of America (USA) for a short training stint .
The Judo Association of Guyana (JAG) will once again be attending the Roraima International Judo Cup to be held next month in Boa Vista, Brazil .
In celebration of Guyana’s 44th Independence anniversary the Beepat Scorpions Basketball Club will host its third annual Inter-Organisation one day basketball tournament on May 26 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
By Marlon MunroeFunding has always been the major bugbear of sports teams leaving these shores for their overseas engagements and in many cases this is the reason that prevents them from keeping those assignments .
Following the Faculty of Health Sciences walkover victory against the Faculty of Education and Humanities, the Staff team of the University of Guyana (UG) crumbled at the hands of the Faculty of Social Sciences when the two teams met in the UG Inter-Faculty Basketball tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday .
ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics took a tight hold on the Eastern Conference finals with a 95-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, staving off a late rally to open a 2-0 series lead with back-to-back road wins .
National Champion Wendell Meusa played undefeated and accumulated seven and a half points to capture the Keishar’s FIDE qualifiers when play concluded last weekend at Keishar’s Sports Club .
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will stage a captaincy seminar for all team captains, vice-captains, potential captains, coaches and net session leaders of all clubs affiliated to the G C A today at the Everest Cricket Club pavilion from 4pm .
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Left-hander Shahriar Nafees hit an up tempo century but West Indies A were still in sight of victory against Bangladesh A at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday .
Ian Rogers was bang on target while female shooter Pertonella Halley proved that she was in a class by herself when the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) Handgun Section staged its two-day monthly shooting competition last weekend .
WIBA bantamweight cham-pion Shondell Alfred feels disrespected because of the way she is being treated by promoter Odinga Lumumba after the third postponement of her world title rematch against Corinne Van Ryck De Groot .
Four overseas-based shooters have been named in Guyana’s 14-man squad for the West Indies Fullbore shooting championships announced by the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA), as the Guyanese seek to retain the regional crown in Barbados next week .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle is urging his players to take fresh guard for the Digicel Series against South Africa .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Former World batting star Brian Lara has begun his preparation for a possible return to cricket, as speculation continues over a stint with English County Surrey and a debut in the lucrative Indian Premier League next year .
By Marlon Munroe Since the national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams have been named by selectors of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) there have been no practice sessions for them because of the current rainy season .
By Floyd ChristieThe champions of the recently-concluded Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships, Albouytown-Charlestown were yesterday presented with a cheque for $500,000 at the office of ANSA McAL Trading Limited, Beterverwagting yesterday .
DAEGU, South Korea, CMC – Jamaican sprint idol Usain Bolt has promised something special as he prepares for his first international 100 metres at the star-studded Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting here today .
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies A seized control of the opening four-day “Test” against Bangladesh A yesterday, after bundling the hosts out cheaply and then building a massive lead at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium .
By Tamica GarnettJust Sports Products and Services is set to debut the latest thrill to hit the athletics arena, ‘De Gold Striders Games’ in June .
Hikers Hockey Club on Saturday became a newly constituted, independent body when it held its inaugural annual general meeting at the Diocesan Youth Centre in Subryanville .
The Cougars and the Monedderlust Football Clubs booked the last two semi-final spots in the Berbice Football Association (BFA) Coca Cola Senior Knockout Tournament when they steamrolled Hopetown and Strike Force respectively over the weekend at the Blairmont Community Development Centre Ground .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant delivered a sensational 40 points as the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers stormed past the Phoenix Suns 128-107 in Game One of the Western Conference final on Monday .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Captains Chris Gayle and Graeme Smith have welcomed the return of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, as the venue prepared to host its first international match in a year yesterday .
Sixty-six Karatekas passed the World Class Japanese Karate Exponent (JKA/WF) Guyana grading exams which were held on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
By Marlon MunroeWith a proposed 50 or 60-man team that should represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in July, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is hoping that the Government of Guyana can assist with financing as it has done in the past .