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Italy World Cup winning coach Bearzot dies

Italy World Cup winning coach Bearzot dies

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 beaten but not disgraced

Berbice teams beaten but not disgraced

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 .

Young Warriors set up final showdown with Tamran Root

NBS Second Division 40-Over Cricket Competition

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 .

Ireland name experienced preliminary squad

Ireland name experienced preliminary squad

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 .

Tendulkar eyes test top spot in ICC rankings

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 .

He’s back!

He’s back!

Sarwan makes Windies return in 30-man World Cup squad

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 .

Horatio, Carto named  athletes of the year

Horatio, Carto named athletes of the year

Police Progressive Youth Club awards ceremony….

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 .

Gold for Stephenson,  silver for Roberts

Gold for Stephenson, silver for Roberts

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 .

WICB to make loss on January tournament

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 .

Primo K.O’s Munroe

Primo K.O’s Munroe

GABA Champion of Champions...

-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 .

Government eases cut to school sports funding

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 .

10 Multi-purpose courts  for five regions in 2011

10 Multi-purpose courts for five regions in 2011

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 .

Skittling England not enough for perfectionist Harris

Skittling England not enough for perfectionist Harris

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 .

Tevez stays but City loses

Tevez stays but City loses

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 .

Hill, Nash help Suns snap Thunder’s win streak

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 .

Pele and Conquerors battle  in main feature tonight

Pele and Conquerors battle in main feature tonight

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

Tonight the Kashif and Shanghai Tournament continues and title dreams will continue to be dashed .

South Africa seal innings  victory over India

South Africa seal innings victory over India

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 .

England won’t be panicked  into wholesale changes

England won’t be panicked into wholesale changes

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 .

Eto’o claims record fourth African award

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 .

 Alpha United demolish Seawall FC 6-0

Alpha United demolish Seawall FC 6-0

21st Kashif and Shanghai Tournament…

-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 .

Expansive plan for youth basketball development to be implemented in January

Expansive plan for youth basketball development to be implemented in January

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 .

Morton fires in warm-up as Simmons sizzles

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 .

Gafoor wins GASP tournament

Gafoor wins GASP tournament

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 .

Van Lange closes with another PB

Van Lange closes with another PB

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 .

Stephenson sets new record at ASATT Invitational

Stephenson sets new record at ASATT Invitational

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 .

Record ton in vain

Record ton in vain

-Tendulkar’s 50th century is unlikely to save India

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 .

Cox leads QC ‘A’ to schools chess title

Cox leads QC ‘A’ to schools chess title

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 .

Australia set up Boxing Day showdown with England

Australia set up Boxing Day showdown with England

-267-run win leaves Ashes series tied 1-1

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 dominates Inter-School mini-tennis competition

Corriverton Primary dominates Inter-School mini-tennis competition

Corriverton Primary School was adjudged the best performing school at the Inter-School Christmas Mini-Tennis competition that ended Saturday .

ICC report slams Eden Gardens, Wankhede renovations

ICC report slams Eden Gardens, Wankhede renovations

(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 .

Sachin Tendulkar’s factfile

1973: Born April 24, Mumbai .

Entire Victoria team charged with ball tampering

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 supports Kasif and Shanghai football tourney

Auto Fashion is continuing its support for the annual Christmas football extravanganza known as the Kashif and Shanghai tournament .

Alpha United in  for a surprise

Alpha United in for a surprise

-Seawall FC’s coach Andrew Thom

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 .

Eon Bancroft stops Rock Watson

Eon Bancroft stops Rock Watson

- GABA Champion of Champions card start almost two hours late because of electricity problems

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 .

Gold, silver medals for Stephenson, Roberts

Gold, silver medals for Stephenson, Roberts

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 .

Time for new stars to emerge, says Hilaire

Time for new stars to emerge, says Hilaire

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 .



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