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India outplay Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - India outplayed Sri Lanka in  all departments of the game yesterday to win the Asia Cup  final by 81 runs and record a fourth win in seven tournament  finals under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni .

Graeme Smith urges ICC to bring in test championship

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - South Africa captain Graeme  Smith wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to introduce  a new “test championship” at next week’s annual general meeting  in Singapore .

Kalou blames pressure for Africa’s poor show

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - The strain of living up to  the raised expectations of playing on home soil is the reason  most African countries have underperformed at the World Cup,  Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou said yesterday .

S.Africa plans fly a “million-flags” march

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters Life!) - South Africa plans  to have a million flags flying next week to maintain the  momentum of the World Cup despite the host nation being bundled  out of the tournament .

Sharapova spurred on by memories of early Wimbledon exits

LONDON, (Reuters) - Memories of successive  second-round defeats at Wimbledon continue to provide the  inspiration for rejuvenated former champion Maria Sharapova who  cruised into the third round yesterday .

Morgan half-century helps England go 2-0 up on Australia

LONDON, (Reuters) - Eoin Morgan kept up his purple  patch of form and Paul Collingwood achieved an England landmark  in a four-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day  international in Cardiff yesterday .

Nadal battles through but rues missed Royal appointment

LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal’s focus on winning  Wimbledon again meant he would not change his pre-match routine  to meet Queen Elizabeth, and at moments yesterday the Spaniard  will have been immensely grateful for the extra preparation .

Harrington grabs share of early lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Connecticut, (Reuters) - Padraig  Harrington, fresh off a tie for 22nd place at last week’s U .

Snubbed Serena takes oaut anger on Chakvetadze

LONDON, (Reuters) - A seething Serena Williams took  out her anger at being exiled from the main showcourts by  pulverising hapless Russian Anna Chakvetadze 6-0 6-1 to reach  the third round of Wimbledon yesterday .

Reaction to Isner beating Mahut in longest match

LONDON, (Reuters) - Following is reaction from  tennis players after John Isner and Nicolas Mahut contested the  longest ever tennis match, which the American won 6-4 3-6 6-7  7-6 70-68 after 11 hours five minutes at Wimbledon .

England, Germany conjure up great escapes

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - England and Germany  squeezed into the second round of the World Cup yesterday together with the United States but Australia went out despite a victory that paradoxically saved Africa’s chances .

Wimbledon match suspended at 59-all in fifth set

LONDON, (Reuters) - “Nothing like this will ever happen again - ever,” panted John Isner after he and Nicolas Mahut rewrote every record in the book with a 10-hour epic at Wimbledon that left even Roger Federer agog with admiration .

Giftland donates cricket  apparel to Media United

Giftland donates cricket apparel to Media United

Giftland Office Max has donated 17 pairs of warm-up and cricket pants to the Media United team at the company’s headquarters in Water Street .

Jamaica blanks Team Guyana

By Orin Davidson Team Guyana’s hopes of a playoff spot in the New York Digicel Caribbean Cup football tournament took a huge hit as they were blanked 4-2 by Jamaica in Brooklyn last weekend .

Russell’s fireworks hand Windies A win over Ireland

BELFAST, Ireland,  CMC – Andre Russell smashed a whirlwind half-century and returned to wreck Ireland with a six-wicket haul, to propel West Indies A to a comfortable 50-run triumph in the first one-day match of a doubleheader yesterday .

Gentle upholds number one ranking

Gentle upholds number one ranking

Number one seed Shawna Gentle defeated Krystal Sukra 1 – 6, 6 – 1, 7 – 5  in the final of the junior girls singles on Tuesday night when the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Tennis Tournament reconvened at the GBTI Sports Club, Bel Air Park .

‘De Gold Striders Games’ generated   competition “beyond measure”

‘De Gold Striders Games’ generated competition “beyond measure”

-  organizing committee directorBy Tamica Garnett Derill Gittens, director of the Organizing Committee of the athletics event ‘De Gold Striders Games’ says that he was very pleased with the level of competition last Sunday’s meet generated and the ease with which things were executed despite the inclement weather .

Four amateur boxers for CAC  Games to appear on FNF card

Four amateur boxers for CAC Games to appear on FNF card

By Marlon Munroe Four amateur boxers who will represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Puerto Rico will have an opportunity to further validate their selection when they appear on the fifth Friday Night Fights Pro-Am card tomorrow night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

BCB/NCN Inter-Zone Under-15 Tournament…Lower Corentyne crushes  West Berbice to lift title

BCB/NCN Inter-Zone Under-15 Tournament…Lower Corentyne crushes West Berbice to lift title

An all round team performance led Lower Corentyne  to a 62-run victory over West Berbice in the final of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) organized National Communication Network (NCN) Under-15 Inter-Zone competition at the Edinburgh Cricket Ground on Saturday .

Dowlin axed but Ramdin retained for third Test

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Struggling opener Travis Dowlin has been axed for the third and final Test against South Africa but selectors have kept faith with the badly out-of-from Denesh Ramdin for the series decider at Kensington Oval starting Saturday .

Australia’s Haddin succumbs to Paine for Pakistan series

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Australia wicketkeeper Brad  Haddin has been ruled out of next month’s test series against  Pakistan after losing his race to recover from an elbow injury,  Cricket Australia said yesterday .

Sri Lanka talk tough before Asia Cup final v India

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) - Sri Lanka captain Kumar  Sangakkara warned that his team would “hit the ground running”  against India in today’s Asia Cup final at Dambulla .

Four kiss Cup goodbye

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa went out with  heads high yesterday, despite being the only hosts ever to exit  the World Cup’s first round, but France headed home in shame and  Latin American giants Argentina cruised into the second round .

Nadal, Serena through in double quick time

LONDON,  (Reuters) - As victories go it was a breeze  for Rafael Nadal against Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the first round of Wimbledon yesterday but it was the Spaniard’s ecstatic  reaction that told the real story .

Windies, Proteas play  to dreary draw

Windies, Proteas play to dreary draw

Chanderpaul named Man-of-the-MatchBasseterre, St Kitts – South Africa retained their 1-0 lead in the three Test Digicel Series against  West Indies after the Second Digicel Test, which was contested on a excruciatingly placid Warner Park pitch, pettered out into a dreary draw .

Women’s hockey team making strides in practice on artificial turf – Fernandes

Women’s hockey team making strides in practice on artificial turf – Fernandes

The Guyana women’s hockey team returned from Barbados Sunday evening after a three-day practice session on artificial turf in preparation for the Central American and Caribbean Games set for July 22 – 31 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico .

Record 32 teams expected for  National Schools Basketball Festival

Record 32 teams expected for National Schools Basketball Festival

By Floyd Christie A record number of 32 teams from the  top secondary and tertiary level educational institutions are scheduled to participate in this year’s National Schools Basketball Festival (NSBF) which will run from June 27 to July 5 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Caricom 10K race in J/ca next month:Forde looking to repeat,  Morgan to avenge

Caricom 10K race in J/ca next month:Forde looking to repeat, Morgan to avenge

By Tamica Garnett Fresh from their participation last Sunday in the  Olympic Day Run Walk and Jog event, distance runners Cleveland Forde and Alika Morgan now turn their attention to the sixth annual Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 10 kilometres road race which will be held in Jamaica next month .

GBTI tennis tourney: Fernandes, Humphrey capture ladies’ doubles title

GBTI tennis tourney: Fernandes, Humphrey capture ladies’ doubles title

Thi Fernandes and Carol Humphrey defeated Krystal Sukra and Nicola Ramdyhan 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the final of the ladies doubles of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) tourney Sunday at the bank’s Sports Club courts, Bel Air Park .

Sport bodies grappling with financial  woes to get to CAC Games

Sport bodies grappling with financial woes to get to CAC Games

- Football, table tennis could join judo, weightlifting on the sidelines  unless govt intervenesBy Marlon MunroeWith the judo and weightlifting associations already opting out of the upcoming Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Puerto Rico, some of the other sporting bodies are hard pressed to garner funds to participate at the July 22-31 championships .

Cool Morgan leads England to win over Australia

LONDON, (Reuters) - Eoin Morgan struck a brilliant unbeaten century to lead England to a four-wicket victory over Australia in the first one-day international yesterday .

Maharoof hat-trick sets up Sri Lanka victory

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) - All-rounder Farveez Maharoof claimed a hat-trick as Sri Lanka produced a near-perfect performance to beat India by seven wickets in the final  round-robin match of the Asia Cup yesterday .

Windies A still seeking first win as Ireland call

BELFAST, Ireland,  CMC – West Indies A will clash with Phil Simmons’ Ireland in the first of two one-day matches today, as they search for their first win on their tour of Britain .

Seventh Heaven

-Portugal slams magnificent seven past hapless North Korea JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Portugal thrashed North  Korea 7-0 yesterday in the World Cup’s highest score so far,  restoring some bruised pride for Europe’s stuttering soccer  powers and dashing the Asians’ chances of progress .

Today’s World Cup fixtures

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Windies lead South Africa

- but test heading for tame drawBasseterre, St Kitts – The Second Digicel Test at Warner Park is almost certainly destined for a tame draw, most notably due to a pitch which is depressingly in favour of batsmen who simply have to stick around to score heavily .



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