Yassin slams govt over lack of financial support

By Tamica GarnettPresident of the Guyana Olympic Association  K .

Lancashire beat Kent after Chanderpaul’s century

CANTERBURY, England, CMC – Shiv Chanderpaul’s Lancashire pulled off a resounding victory over Kent yesterday to keep alive their hopes of winning the English County Championship Division One title .

Sensational Skeen snatches 100m gold

SINGAPORE,  CMC – Fifteen-year-old Jamaican Odane Skeen crowned himself world junior sprint king yesterday when he dismissed his field to win the 100 metres at the inaugural Youth Olympics .

Botha appointed South Africa T20 captain

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Off-spinner Johan Botha has  replaced Graeme Smith as South Africa’s Twenty20 captain,  Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced yesterday .

Windies face Kenya, Sri Lanka in warm-ups

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates,  CMC – West Indies will face Kenya and Sri Lanka in Colombo next February, in official warm-up matches for the 2011 Cricket World Cup .

Ponting tells of ‘bruising’ meeting over IPL safety

Ricky Ponting has revealed details of a “bruising” argument between Australia’s past and present players over safety concerns in the lead up to this year’s IPL .

St Lucia in danger of finishing winless

GATINEAU, Canada, – St Lucia are on the verge of finishing the men’s junior NORCECA Championship winless, after another straight sets whipping by Martinique in their penultimate match on Friday .

Fish stuns Roddick, to meet Federer in final

MASON, Ohio, (Reuters) - World number two Roger  Federer comfortably beat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-4 6-3 yesterday to set up a meeting with American Mardy Fish in the  final of the Cincinnati Masters .

Nevis opens with big win over Antigua

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Nevis turned in a dominant performance, hammering Antigua and Barbuda by 122 runs to open the St Kitts Under-13 tournament on a high yesterday .

Butt hails pakistan’s character

(BBC) Pakistan captain Salman Butt hailed his side’s character after they survived a final session wobble yesterday at The Oval to give them hope of rescuing the series .

Indian Atwal charges three shots clear at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina, (Reuters) - Arjun Atwal  is on the verge of becoming the first player from India to win  on the PGA Tour after racing three shots clear of the field in  the Greensboro Classic third round yesterday .

Del Potro pulls out of U.S Open title defence

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - U .

Powell says goodbye to 2010 season

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC –  Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has called an end to his 2010 season, joining his more celebrated Jamaican compatriot Usain Bolt on the sidelines .

Zimbabwe offers to tour Pakistan to help flood victims

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s cricket team has  offered to tour Pakistan to raise funds for the victims of the  country’s massive floods, despite the suspension of foreign  visits following a militant attack last year .

West Indies could lose Chesney Hughes to England

Cozier on SundayThere was a time when, for good reason, English county cricket attracted close attention throughout the Caribbean .

Fish swims past Murray

(BBC) Andy Murray battled hard but succumbed to American Mardy Fish 6-7 (7-9) 6-1 7-6 (7-5) in intense heat in the last eight of the Cincinnati Masters yesterday .

Swimming clubs hoping for ‘decent schedule’ to optimize use of new Olympic-size pool

Swimming clubs hoping for ‘decent schedule’ to optimize use of new Olympic-size pool

By Tamica Garnett Swimming clubs are now looking beyond the erection of the 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool at Liliendaal and their concern is over the scheduled time that will be allotted the various clubs for use of the facility when it is opened .

DC Jammers outclass President’s XII in Game One

DC Jammers outclass President’s XII in Game One

By Floyd Christie In their first game against the senior national basketball team since 2007, the Washington DC Jammers basketball team outclassed the locals in Game One of the three-game series for the Godwin McPherson Memorial Trophy, Thursday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Chanderpaul stars with century as Collymore also shines

LONDON, England, CMC – Veteran West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul lashed his second century in four games for Lancashire to keep them in line for a victory while ex-Test seamer Corey Collymore’s four-wicket haul spurred Sussex to an innings triumph yesterday .

Player deficit  hampers squash teams

Player deficit hampers squash teams

The national men’s and veterans’ squash teams began the team championships of the National Lotteries Authority Caribbean Squash Championships in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday on a losing note going under to Barbados and the Cayman Islands respectively .

Hamilton fired up for title fight

(BBC) Lewis Hamilton lost his championship lead to Red Bull’s Mark Webber at the last race in Hungary but the McLaren driver is four points back with seven races left .

Serena Williams pulls out of U.S. Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Serena Williams has pulled out  of the U .

Pakistan bowlers transform third test

LONDON, (Reuters) - Pakistan transformed the course of the third test against England at the Oval yesterday in a spectacular passage of play immediately after the tea interval on the third day .

Alpha United only 50% ready for Inter Guiana’s Cup – Dover

Alpha United head coach Wayne ‘Wiggy’ Dover is concerned that the team is not in top form despite the Inter-Guiana Football Cup being just about a week away .

Dowlin, Barnwell and Christian pledge to  make sizeable contributions to their club

Dowlin, Barnwell and Christian pledge to make sizeable contributions to their club

They have delivered the goods on the field with bat and ball but now cricketers Travis Dowlin, Christopher Barnwell and Derwin Christian have pledged to make sizeable contributions to the development of their club .

Port Mourant comes to New York

The New York based Legends of Port Mourant group is pushing ahead with its quest to continue assisting entities in the renowned Berbice village in the development of sports and education .

GKRS outfits national male and female basketball teams

GKRS outfits national male and female basketball teams

Grace Kennedy Remittance Services (GKRS) through their  international brand Western Union made a  formal presentation of their $165,000 contribution to the Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABF) yesterday at the company’s location on Water Street .

Build up to Airtel sole focus now –Chetram Singh

By Marlon MunroeAs the accusations fly back and forth between the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), GCB President Chetram Singh closed the chapter yesterday by stating that it takes two to argue .

Three-man boxing team named for Commonwealth Games in India

The Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) has named a three-man boxing team for the Commonwealth Games scheduled for New Delhi, India from October 3-14 .

Jevina Straker placed in ‘B’ finals of girls 1000m

Guyana’s leading junior long distance lady, Jevina Straker, despite placing twelfth in the 1000m qualifiers on Wednesday night, local time, has now been placed in the “B” finals of the girls 1000m of the World Youth Olympic Games currently on in Singapore .

Wariner wins in Zurich with world lead time

ZURICH, (Reuters) - Jeremy Wariner produced a world  leading time to win the 400 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond  League meeting yesterday and fellow American David Oliver  maintained his unbeaten record this season in the 110 hurdles .

England’s Swann reaches 100 test wickets

LONDON, (Reuters) - Graeme Swann kept England in  contention in the third test against Pakistan at the Oval yesterday by capturing his 100th test wicket during a day of  attritional but invariably absorbing cricket .

Taylor, Roach nominated for major awards

 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Stafanie Taylor and Kemar Roach are the only two players from West Indies vying for major individual honours in the ICC Awards this year .

National hockey coach underscores need for more overseas exposure

National hockey coach underscores need for more overseas exposure

By Marlon MunroeFollowing Guyana’s fifth place finish in the recently-concluded men’s indoor Pan American hockey championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, national coach Timothy Mc Intosh has  underscored the need for more international exposure for teams .

Roger Clemens indicted for lying to US Congress

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) - Baseball great Roger  Clemens, one of the best pitchers in the sport’s history, was  indicted yesterday for lying to the U .

Improvements seen in young rugby players locally – UK coach

The two-member coaching team from the United Kingdom (UK)-based Boost Coaching Academy continued their training sessions with local rugby players yesterday at the National Park .

DC Jammers to hold coaching clinic today

By Floyd ChristieThe Washington DC Jammers began their one-week tour of Guyana on Wednesday and as part of their visit the team along with their staff will be hosting a coaching clinic today from 1 pm at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

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