Lakers ‘win ugly’ against Celtics in Game One

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers produced a sizzling, physical display at both ends of the court to overpower the Boston Celtics 102-89 in  Game One of the NBA Finals on Thursday .

Nadal storms past Melzer into French Open final

PARIS,  (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal powered into the  French Open final with a commanding straight sets victory over  surprise semi-finalist Jurgen Melzer  yesterday .

Kantasingh, Simmons named in squad to face Proteas

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh is poised to make his Trinidad and Tobago debut while batsman Lendl Simmons will get another chance to impress West Indies selectors, after both were named in a 13-man squad to face South Africa in a two-day match starting tomorrow .

Soderling outlasts Berdych to reach French final

PARIS, (Reuters) - Sweden’s Robin Soderling wore down  Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-3 yesterday to reach the  final of the French Open for the second year in a row .

Close finish… but Windies white washed

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies failed to hold their nerve, and were unsuccessful in their bid to prevent South Africa from making a clean sweep of their One-day International series, when they lost the fifth and final match by one wicket in a tight finish yesterday .

Hunte says audit of GCB should help resolve issues

President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Julian Hunte has said the decision taken by Minister of Sport, Frank Anthony to have the finances of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) audited should help “in clearing all the issues in contention” .

English county could go bankrupt warns Lancashire chief

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - Lancashire chief  executive Jim Cumbes has warned an English county club could go  bankrupt after he announced a post-tax loss of 546,000 pounds  ($804,900) for 2009 .

Mr. Topper’s Indoor Hockey Tournament

Hikers put down GCC Tigers 4 – 3 The ladies game gave a subtle indication of what was in store for the night when Hikers displaced GCC Tigers 4 – 3 at the reconvening of the Mr .

Mayor’s Cup Knockout Tournament…Santos and GDF to clash in final

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Santos football clubs made it to the final of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament on Wednesday when they defeated their opponents in the semi-final at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground .

GABF explains selection of coaches

- responds to Panday’s claims The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) issued a statement yesterday in response to the allegations by head coach of  Scorpions Basketball Club, Vijay Panday .

O’Neil, Blackman promise slugfest

O’Neil, Blackman promise slugfest

Brimming with confidence, ‘Stealth Bomber’ Gwendolyn O’ Neil has already claimed the vacant Light Heavyweight Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) title belt as hers .

GRFU to name CAC rugby squad on June 13

President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento said yesterday that the squad for the 21st Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games will be named on June 13 following an intensive training session to be held that same weekend .

Four cricketers to benefit from Junior Ambassador Programme

Four cricketers to benefit from Junior Ambassador Programme

Four cricketers have been selected to receive benefits under the  Junior Ambassador Programme and  Western Union is plugging $256,000 into this year’s initiative .

Powell is the man to beat, again

OSLO, Norway, CMC – Asafa Powell is again heavily favoured to win the men’s 100 metres dash, when the IAAF Diamond League continues today .

Mandela meets Bafana Bafana ahead of finals

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela met South  Africa’s national soccer team Bafana Bafana yesterday, wearing  the captain’s number 4 shirt, to help inspire the team in this  month’s World Cup which the country is hosting .

World Cup soccer fans turning more to cellphones

DETROIT, (Reuters) - The billions of fans of  soccer’s World Cup, globally the premiere sporting event, will  increasingly turn to mobile phones to track the action,  according to a Nielsen survey released yesterday .

Schiavone seals Stosur final with a kiss

PARIS, (Reuters) - Gustavo Kuerten once etched a  heart on centre court at Roland Garros, Francesca Schiavone just  knelt down and planted a kiss on its red dust surface yesterday as a career spent in the shadows finally blossomed .

England arrive to play it safe in high crime city

RUSTENBURG, South Africa, (Reuters) - A cluster of  local workers, police and security guards and a pack of  television crews welcomed the England World Cup squad to their  Rustenburg base in warm sunshine yesterday .

Bangladesh may target Pietersen with spin

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - England face a trial  by spin in today’s second test at Old Trafford after Bangladesh  coach Jamie Siddons said he felt a couple of their batsmen  including Kevin Pietersen were vulnerable .

‘Machito’ Camacho in town

‘Machito’ Camacho in town

- Puerto Rican arrives to keep ring date with Dalton By Marlon MunroeA 31-year-old Puerto Rican boxer by the name of Hector `Machito’ Camacho arrived in Georgetown yesterday .

Windies hoping to avoid third straight whitewash

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Avoiding their third straight one-day series whitewash to South Africa will be West Indies’ main aim when the fifth and final One-Day International bowls off here today .

WIPA says Dr. Hilaire must apologise

WIPA says Dr. Hilaire must apologise

-Players’ body slams WICB chief executive remarks The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) is calling on the West Indies cricket Board’s (WICB) chief executive Dr .

Serena and Djokovic stunned, Nadal goes through

PARIS, (Reuters) - After-shocks rumbled around Roland  Garros as Serena Williams became the latest champion to topple  but Rafael Nadal proved rock-solid by staying on course to  regain his French Open title yesterday .

Pakistan to send team for Asian Games Twenty20 in China

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan will send a team to  contest the Twenty20 competition at this year’s Asian Games in  China to help raise the game’s profile in the region, the  Pakistan Cricket Board said yesterday .

Brazil on song but worry over Julio Cesar

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Brazil gave a glimpse of the  Latin American flair they will bring to the World Cup in South  Africa with a 3-0 warm-up win over Zimbabwe yesterday, a  victory tempered by an injury to goalkeeper Julio Cesar .

Butts says lack of maturity Smith’s downfall

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A lack of maturity is keeping attacking batsman Dwayne Smith out of the West Indies side, chief West Indies selector Clyde Butts has said .

NBA Finals…Kobe Bryant: Making the impossible possible

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Throughout his All-Star career, Kobe Bryant has made a living by making the seemingly  impossible possible for the Los Angeles Lakers .

Simmons bracing for strong Windies A

DUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Ireland coach Phil Simmons is bracing for a strong challenge from West Indies A when the teams clash in two one-day matches here later this month .

Three-man committee to draft new GCB constitution

Three-man committee to draft new GCB constitution

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr .

Cush, Massiah star in USA triump

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  CMC – Guyanese all-rounders Steve Massiah and Lennox Cush starred with bat and ball as defending champions United States put a major dent in Bermuda’s World Cricket League Americas Region Division One tournament title hopes with a comfortable six-wicket victory yesterday .

Well done, Minister Anthony

Well done, Minister Anthony

Minister Frank Anthony must be commended .

Jevina Sampson in line for Singapore Youth Olympic Scholarship

Jevina Sampson in line for Singapore Youth Olympic Scholarship

By Tamika GarnettThe Singapore Youth Olympic Games (YOG) has paved the way for another of Guyana’s athlete to be given a bit of international exposure .

Kashif and Shanghai Kings, Wismar Pistons in Linden Town Week tournament final

Kashif and Shanghai Kings and Wismar Pistons will go head to head this Friday night at the Mackenzie Sports club hardcourt in the long awaited final of the Linden Town Week basketball tourney .

East prevails over West in LABA All-Star game

The Mackenzie Sports Club hardcourt was last Sunday evening transformed when the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) successfully staged an East Mackenzie) versus West (Wismar) All Star game .

Hikers defeat Old Fort 9-4 in Mr. Topper’s hockey tourney

Defending first division league champions Hikers, defeated Old Fort 9-4 when the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) Mr .

Epic battles in Mayor’s Cup semi-finals tonight

Epic battles in Mayor’s Cup semi-finals tonight

After a few postponements, the long-awaited semi-finals of the Mayor’s Cup Annual Knockout Tournament will finally be contested tonight at the GFC ground, Bourda when the top four teams in the tournament clash for a spot in the finals .

Bombshell defeat

-Soderling slays defending champion Roger Federer in four games PARIS, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal’s world laid to waste  last year and now Roger Federer ruthlessly put to the sword, Sweden’s Robin Soderling is clearly the undisputed champion-slayer of Roland Garros .

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