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Paranavitana and Sangakkara hit back-to-back hundreds

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Tharanga Paranavitana and Kumar  Sangakkara hit centuries again yesterday as Sri Lanka punished the Indian bowlers in familiar fashion on the opening day of the second test .

English ball could give Pakistan the advantage

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The type of cricket balls used  in England will give the Pakistan bowlers a huge advantage over  the home side in the four-test series starting this week, former  Pakistan players said yesterday .

Sevens team  captures CAC gold

Sevens team captures CAC gold

By Floyd Christie The host nation’s rugby Sevens team fittingly claimed the gold medal after defeating Jamaica in the final of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games rugby Sevens tournament yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence .

Pompey in 400m final tonight

Pompey in 400m final tonight

-Guyana 15th at CAC  GamesThe Guyana team was in 15th position with a silver and two bronze medals after yesterday’s action of the XXI Central American and Caribbean games currently underway in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico .

Stabroek Market defeat GPHC by one wicket

Stabroek Market defeat GPHC by one wicket

Stabroek Market beat Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GHPC) by one-wicket Wednesday evening at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground Bourda in a  feature 25-overs-a-side softball match .

Rifle team wins overseas  Challenge Cup at Bisley

Rifle team wins overseas Challenge Cup at Bisley

The Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) rifle team continued their winning streak by winning the prestigious Overseas Challenge Cup a four-man team shoot .

WDDA stages dominoes competition today

The West Demerara Dominoes Association (WDDA) will stage the Goed-Intent Policing Group dominoes competition today from 6:30pm at the ‘A’ Plus Domino Club, Murphy St, Goed Intent .

Harry defies strong field, weather to win Sanjay’s Jewellery golf tourney

Harry defies strong field, weather to win Sanjay’s Jewellery golf tourney

After a few golf swings Bishnarine Sanjay Persaud is convinced that he may not compete in the sport, but the Managing Director of Sanjay’s Jewellery, an ardent golf fan has made a commitment to sponsor future tournaments following last Saturday’s Medal Play Classic at the Lusignan Course .

Cush rewrites record books with second T20 hat-trick

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Lennox Cush became the first bowler in the history of official Twenty20 cricket to take two hat-tricks to set-up a four-wicket victory for Guyana over Combined Campuses & College in the Caribbean T20 Championship yesterday .

Windwards on course for title after incisive bowling effort

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Windward Islands batted disappointing to concede first innings points but their bowlers hit back to stun Leeward Islands late yesterday and put them on course for the 2010 TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge title .

Greaves, Rampersad rescue Barbados against Jamaica

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A stubborn 67-run seventh wicket partnership put Barbados within sight of first innings points against Jamaica on a rain-hit second day of their final round TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge match yesterday .

T&T eye full points after Joseph, bowlers crush Guyana

DENNERY, St Lucia, CMC – A clinical second day effort from Trinidad and Tobago put them in a tremendous position to take full points over Guyana in their final round TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge encounter here yesterday .

Pollard blasts T&T into the semi-finals

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Kieron Pollard struck a dynamic half-century to revive Trinidad & Tobago and catapult them to a five-wicket victory over shell-shocked Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship on Saturday .

Sri Lanka dial ‘third M’ for Murali replacement

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will look to their  third ‘M’ to bring victory over India in the second test as they bid to replace the visitors atop the ICC test rankings .

Contador claims third Tour de France title

PARIS, (Reuters) - Spaniard Alberto Contador claimed  his third Tour de France title day as seven-times champion  Lance Armstrong made his final exit from the race .

Sevens team wins thrice

Sevens team wins thrice

By Floyd ChristieThe rugby community came out in support of the national men’s rugby Sevens team on the opening day the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence and were not  disappointed .

Lewis century keeps T&T from collapse against Guyana

DENNERY, St Lucia, CMC – A late order century stand between Evin Lewis and Akeal Hosein rescued Trinidad and Tobago from a total collapse against Guyana on the opening day of their final round match in the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge yesterday .

CAC Games

CAC Games

Nicolette and Keisha win silver medal  Local squash pair Nicolette Fernandes and Keisha Jeffrey claimed a silver medal in the Women’s doubles at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Bogota Columbia on Friday evening .

Marshall leads Jamaica to victory with second 50

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Xavier Marshall stroked his second half-century of the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship to propel Jamaica to a nine-wicket victory over Canada yesterday .

Barbados hold nerve to outlast CCC

 – 4th matchBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Sensational, exciting, and thrilling are just some of the adjectives that could be used to describe Barbados’ victory over the Combined Campuses & Colleges in a one-over eliminator in the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship just past Friday midnight .

Top notch horse racing on today at Norman Singh Turf Club

The Norman Singh Turf Club, West Coast Berbice will come alive again today when horses compete in seven events for over three million dollars in prizes in the St .

Contador poised to secure third Tour title

PAUILLAC, France, (Reuters) - Spaniard Alberto  Contador was poised to win his third Tour de France yesterday after he extended his lead over Andy Schleck to 39 seconds  following the 52-km individual penultimate stage time trial .

France suspend their World Cup mutineers

PARIS,  (Reuters) - France’s 23-member World Cup  squad have been suspended for the country’s next game after  their first-round exit from this year’s tournament, the French  Football Federation (FFF) said Friday .

Pakistan wrap up win over Australia

LEEDS, England,  (Reuters) - Pakistan scrambled the 40 runs they required to beat Australia in a test for the first time in 15 years yesterday, winning the second test at Headingley by three wickets to draw the series 1-1 .

Of pretence, passionate cricketers and mind-boggling statistics

Of pretence, passionate cricketers and mind-boggling statistics

[caption id="attachment_88534" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Cozier on Sunday"][/caption] The stirring performance by the team from Cave Hill in the extraordinary regional T20 double-tie with Barbados at Kensington Oval that ran through Friday night and into the witching hour should not have come as a surprise .

Gonzales sets WL time but Blake snatches headlines

MONACO, CMC – Jamaican Jermaine Gonzales stormed to victory in the 400 metres but it was his 20-year-old countryman Yohan Blake who grabbed the headlines with a blistering run in the 200 metres at the 10th IAAF Diamond League meet here Thursday night .

Barbados squander advantage as Senior leads JA fightback

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Barbados let their advantage slip as Jamaica hit back strongly, on a competitive opening day of their final round TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge clash yesterday .

Vettel takes pole for home German GP

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, (Reuters) - Red Bull’s  Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for his home German  Grand Prix yesterday after beating Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso  by barely the blink of an eye .

Hodge sends Leewards tumbling

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Left-arm orthodox spinner Kavem Hodge bagged five wickets as leaders Windward Islands restricted lowly Leeward Islands on the opening day of their final round, TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge encounter yesterday .

Guyana U-17 footballers advance

Guyana’s male Under-17 footballers yesterday defeated Aruba 7-0 in their final match of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifiers in Dominica yesterday .

Dowlin, Cush, Bishoo star in tense Guyana victory

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Travis Dowlin followed-up penetrative spells from Lennox Cush and Davendra Bishoo with a purposeful half-century that anchored Guyana to a five-wicket victory over Windward Islands in the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship yesterday .

Windwards closest but five teams eye title

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Five of the six teams participating in this year’s TCL Group West Indies Under-19 Challenge can still capture the title but Windward Islands will start the fifth and final round in pole position when it bowls off here today .

Men’s TT team upset T/dad

Men’s TT team upset T/dad

-but falls short of medal roundThe Guyana national men’s table tennis team just missed qualifying for a medal when they lost 0-3 to Guatemala in their quarter final clash last evening at the Inter-American University in the village of San German .

GKC gets Smalta sponsorship

GKC gets Smalta sponsorship

The Guyana Karate College (GKC) received a sponsorship cheque of $500,000  from  Ansa Mc Al under the Smalta brand yesterday in aid of the college hosting the 11th International Shotokan Federation (ISKF) Pan American Karate Championships scheduled for Guyana from August 12-15 .

Junior Jaguars take on Aruba today

The Guyana Junior Jaguars under-17 team takes on  Aruba  today in their final Group C match of  the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifying competition in Dominica .

ECCB Academy should be emulated  by other sports organisations

ECCB Academy should be emulated by other sports organisations

- Sport MinisterThe East Coast Cricket Board wrapped up its ninth annual cricket academy at the Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence, La Bonne Intention (LBI), yesterday with Sport Minister Dr .

Five powerlifters named for two championships in Puerto Rico

Five powerlifters named for two championships in Puerto Rico

The Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) yesterday named  five powerlifters to represent Guyana at two  international championships that will be held in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from August 4-7 .



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