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 .
PARIS, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal powered into the French Open final with a commanding straight sets victory over surprise semi-finalist Jurgen Melzer yesterday .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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” .
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 .
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 .
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 .
- 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 .
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 .
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 have been selected to receive benefits under the Junior Ambassador Programme and Western Union is plugging $256,000 into this year’s initiative .
OSLO, Norway, CMC – Asafa Powell is again heavily favoured to win the men’s 100 metres dash, when the IAAF Diamond League continues today .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
- 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 .
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 .
-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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr .
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 .
Minister Frank Anthony must be commended .
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 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 .
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 .
Defending first division league champions Hikers, defeated Old Fort 9-4 when the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) Mr .
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 .
-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 .