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GMR&SC drag racing set for Sunday

Drag racing is set for Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit, where a number of drivers from Suriname will be on show in the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) sponsored event .

Dowlin shines as Windies A take nervy T20 win

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Captain Travis Dowlin stroked a responsible, unbeaten 49 to steer West Indies A to a nervous, five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in their Twenty20 match at the Queen’s Park Stadium yesterday .

Bollinger charges Chennai into final

(Cricinfo) Chennai Super Kings, boosted by a determined display from their bowlers led by Doug Bollinger, put an end to Deccan Chargers’ run of five consecutive wins to qualify for the IPL final for the second time .

Too big to fail? India’s IPL cricket in a spin

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - With its cocktail of celebrities and cheerleaders, the Indian Premier League’s dizzy rise to become cricket’s richest tournament is under threat, illustrating how politics and business don’t mix .

Caribbean ready for global showpiece -Bryan

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC- World Twenty20 Championship tournament director Robert Bryan has remained confident over the Caribbean’s readiness to host the global showpiece .

Formula One struggles home after volcano disruption

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One teams were reunited with their cars and equipment on Thursday after being stranded for days in China by flight chaos caused by ash from an Icelandic volcano .

Showdown with Mayweather was destiny, says Mosley

WASHINGTON,(Reuters) WBA welterweight champion Shane Mosley feared he would never get to fight fellow American Floyd Mayweather, until “destiny” played its part .

Duncan sparks Spurs to win over Mavs

DALLAS, (Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs topped Texas rivals Dallas 102-88 on Wednesday to level their NBA playoff series at 1-1 .

Chanderpaul, Katich sign for Lancashire

LONDON (Reuters) - West Indies star batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Australian opener Simon Katich have signed for English county side Lancashire for part of this season, the club said yesterday .

GCB unveils long-awaited hostel and indoor training centre

GCB unveils long-awaited hostel and indoor training centre

A 68-year-old dream finally came to fruition when the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Chetram Singh Centre of Excellence officially opened yesterday at La Bonne Intention (LBI) Community Centre .

Alfred/De Groot rematch postponed

Alfred/De Groot rematch postponed

– after late signing of contract by ‘Sexy Panther’ By Marlon MunroeThe saga that followed the Shondell Alfred/Corrine Van Ryck De Groot world title fight last year continues with the postponement of the May 1 rematch until a tentative date in late May .

Unbeaten Linden teams advance to semi-finals

Unbeaten Linden teams advance to semi-finals

By Floyd ChristieChristianburg and Central Mackenzie continued their undefeated run in the Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships on Tuesday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and secured places in the semi-finals .

Overseas coaches willing to help with tennis – Esan Benn

By Orin DavidsonFormer junior tennis player and New York-based coach Esan Benn feels that support for tennis from all levels in Guyana has been disappointing and says that the authorities would be best advised to seek help from the fraternity in the United States and elsewhere .

HRC gearing up for fitness walk on Sunday

With the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles through fitness and good eating habits, the Hugh Ross Classic Committee will be hosting a Fitness Walk on Sunday .

Taylor shines as Windies beat Sri Lanka in T20 opener

CAYON, St Kitts, CMC – Opener Stafanie Taylor slammed an exciting half-century as West Indies women rebounded from their one-day loss on Tuesday to convincingly dispatch Sri Lanka by six wickets, in the opening Twenty20 International of their three-match warm-up series yesterday .

WIPA hits back at Hilaire

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer Ernest Hilaire has misrepresented the facts about the payment to the West Indies Players’ Association of a US $450,000 settlement .

Former IOC president Samaranch dead at 89

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Juan Antonio Samaranch, who steered the Olympic movement through two turbulent decades marked by political boycotts, bribery and drug scandals plus a greater emphasis on commercialism, has died at the age of 89 .

Jerome Taylor confident ahead of World Twenty20

(Cricinfo) Jerome Taylor, the West Indies fast bowler, has said his recovery from a hip injury has been going well ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 which starts in the Caribbean on April 30 .

Celtics cool off Heat to open 2-0 series lead

Lakers, Hawks go up 2-0, Suns even series with Blazers BOSTON, April 20 (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics thrived despite the absence of Kevin Garnett and took command of their first-round playoff series with an emphatic 106-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday .

Pollard leads Mumbai’s ruthless march into IPL final

(Cricinfo) Everything changed in the last five overs of the Mumbai Indians’ innings .

Relief for ICC as travel ban is lifted

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, was breathing easier Wednesday following the relaxation of travel restrictions in the United Kingdom and parts of Europe which paved the way for international teams to begin their travel to the Caribbean for the World Twenty20 Championship .

Female IFBB professional to guest pose at HRC

Female IFBB professional to guest pose at HRC

Trinidad and Tobago IFBB Professional Bodybuilder Candice Carr-Archer is set to ignite the National Cultural Centre stage when she makes a guest appearance at the Second Hugh Ross Classic Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship .

EBCA/Good Wood Racing Services 40-over competition Mahabeer (6-10) spurs Eccles Sports Club to victory

Former national youth player Lookeshwar Mahabeer grabbed six wickets for ten runs to spur Eccles Sports Club to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Eccles ‘B’ in the East Bank Cricket Association (EBCA)/Good Wood Racing Services 40-over cricket competition .

All must work together to improve athletics – Black

Council member of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Leslie Black says that if the association wants to move ahead and develop athletes and the association then all involved need to work together .

Medi-Care creates upset in Regal Stationery dominoes

Medi-Care, FIB, Regal and AVD are the teams through to the playoff in the Regal Stationery and Computer Centre dominoes competition .

ICC announces warm-up matches ahead of World T20

The ICC has announced the schedule of warm-up matches to be played in the lead-up to the ICC World Twenty20 tournament slated to be staged in the West Indies from April 30 to May 16 .

EBCA and Media XI to clash in T20 match  

The East Bank Cricket Association (EBCA) and a Media team will do battle tomorrow in a feature T20 game at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary .

DSSC to clash with Stabroek Market tonight at Bourda  

Demerara Speedboat Sports Club (DSSC) and Stabroek Market are set to clash tonight in a feature softball T20 match at the famous Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda .

Squash certification programme gives referees opportunities

Fifty-eight persons in the region have so far been certified since the  Caribbean Officiating Programme for Squash (COPS) was introduced in 2005, President of the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Craig Archer says .

No question of me resigning – Modi

(Cricinfo) The IPL governing council will meet on April 26 and take a unanimous decision on the way ahead from the current controversy, Sharad Pawar, the ICC’s president-elect, has said .

ICC prepares to airlift teams to Twenty20 World Cup

DUBAI (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) said it was preparing to fly teams participating in the Twenty20 World Cup starting next week directly from Dubai to the West Indies .

James scores 40, Cavaliers beat Bulls for 2-0 lead

Demerara Speedboat Sports Club (DSSC) and Stabroek Market are set to clash tonight in a feature softball T20 match at the famous Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda .

Wimbledon champions to get million-pound prize

LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - Winners of this year’s Wimbledon singles titles will not only own the world’s greatest grasscourt title but also a cool 1 million pounds ($1 .

Sehwag out of World Twenty20

(Cricinfo) India opener Virender Sehwag has suffered a shoulder injury, which has ruled him out of the ICC World Twenty20 beginning in the West Indies on April 30 .

Bolt to run in Daegu meet

-organisers hoping for new world record KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Organisers are hoping for a new record when sprint icon Usain Bolt runs at the Daegu Pre-Champion-ships Meeting in South Korea for the first time in three years next month .

Security systems ready for ICC Twenty/20 - Slowe

Security systems ready for ICC Twenty/20 – Slowe

By Marlon MunroeThe Security Director for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament said yesterday that systems are in place for any eventuality should the need arise at practice matches and during the World Cup that begins on April 30 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence .



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