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Spellen strikes silver

Spellen strikes silver

-Burnett captures bronze Adrian Spellen added a taekwondo silver medal to Guyana’s tally in the men’s under-87kg weight class at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games currently underway in Puerto Rico yesterday .

Guyana wins twice but suffers first NACRA loss in four years

Guyana wins twice but suffers first NACRA loss in four years

By Floyd ChristieDefending champions and tournament favourites, Guyana suffered their first loss in the past four years of the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Championships, yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence .

Amateur boxers need to become more technically correct

Amateur boxers need to become more technically correct

-national coach By Marlon MunroeNational boxing coach Wincel Thomas says that for amateur boxers to be effective and to rise to the top here and further afield, they will have to become more technically correct .

Rain wreaks havoc on final day of Twenty/20

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Torrential rain forced the abandonment of the penultimate preliminary match in the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship between Barbados and Guyana without a ball being bowled .

Morgan’s maiden test ton puts England in charge

NOTTINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - England’s Eoin  Morgan plundered 125 not out for his maiden test century to help  dig his team out of trouble and steer them to 331 for four at  stumps on day one of the first test with Pakistan yesterday .

Barrichello hits out at team orders

BUDAPEST, (Reuters) - Formula One drivers must be  allowed to race each other freely and if that means missing out  on the title by a single point then so be it, Rubens Barrichello  said yesterday .

Idowu defies form book to win triple jump

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Britain’s Phillips Idowu  produced the performance of a lifetime to defy the form book and  beat hot favourite Teddy Tamgho of France in the triple jump  final at the European championships yesterday .

Magic extend coach Van Gundy’s contract for two seasons

MIAMI,  (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic, hoping to  return to the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons,  gave coach Stan Van Gundy a contract extension that will keep  him with the team through the 2012-13 season, the Magic said .

Cheruiyot doubles up for Kenya

NAIROBI, (Reuters) - Kenya’s world champion Vivian  Cheruiyot won the 5,000 metres after a terrific last lap sprint  with big Ethiopian rival Meseret Defar on the second day of the  African Championships yesterday .

Raina and Tendulkar lead Indian plunder

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) - Suresh Raina  stroked a  memorable debut century and Sachin Tendulkar coasted to his  fifth double hundred to lift India to a massive total of 669 for  nine in the second test against Sri Lanka yesterday .

Rain wrecks opening round of One-Day tournament

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – All three games in the opening round of the TCL Group West Indies Under-19 One-Day Trophy were washed out yesterday, after heavy rain doused the island leaving venues under water and forcing officials to abandon any hopes of play .

Zimbabwe suspends chief executive on match-fixing charges

HARARE, (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s football federation  has suspended its chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya on  suspicion of fixing the national team’s matches during a tour of  Asia last year, the federation said yesterday .

Guyana All Star football XI to play in England

Guyana All Star football XI to play in England

By Tamica GarnettTwo groups, Temptation Promotions and GT Promotions, are set to make football history by staging the first ever football match between a Guyana Football Federation (GFF) sanctioned ‘Guyana All Star XI’  and the second oldest football team in the world, the Cray Wonderers .

Shabazz claims he was punched in the jaw by fellow coach

Shabazz claims he was punched in the jaw by fellow coach

-at meeting for upcoming President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic By Marlon MunroeTempers flared at an Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) meeting with coaches yesterday which resulted in one coach allegedly being physically assaulted .

Boxers settle for bronze medals

Boxers settle for bronze medals

Boxers Dexter Jordan and Ray Sandiford were forced to settle for bronze medals after losing their semi-final bouts at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico yesterday .

GTM comes out in support of GABBFF’s Senior National Championships

GTM comes out in support of GABBFF’s Senior National Championships

While the Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GABBFF) is preparing to hold its annual Senior National Championships, the Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Group of Insurance Companies  has come out in support of the venture .

Persaud looking to repeat win at Regan Rodrigues 50-mile event

Defending champion Robin Persaud will be looking to retain his crown when the Regan Rodrigues 50-mile cycle road race takes place on Sunday .

Running Braves athletes performed remarkably at Hampton Games

Running Braves athletes performed remarkably at Hampton Games

- Coach Sham Johnny Although the club captured its fair share of trophies, coach of the Running Braves Athletics Club, Sham Johnny, says the most significant achievement is the remarkable performance  by many of his athletes at the recently-concluded Hampton Games in Trinidad and Tobago .

London/Gibson engage in thrash talk ahead of tomorrow’s FNF card

The sixth edition of the GBBC/GABA Friday Night Fights is building momentum .

Leewards, Canada end with a point after washout

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The sorry campaigns of the Leeward Islands and Canada came to equally dismal ends here yesterday, when their final game of the Caribbean Twenty20 Trophy was rained out at the Queen’s Park Oval .

Jabloteh concedes late goal to lose opener

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s San Juan Jabloteh conceded a late goal to lose their opening encounter of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round against Santos of Mexico on Tuesday night .

Strauss fully focused on Pakistan

(BBC) Captain Andrew Strauss insists England will not be distracted by the upcoming Ashes when they begin their Test series against Pakistan today .

Essex sign all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for T20 finals

(BBC) Essex have signed West Indies international Dwayne Bravo for their T20 squad ahead of the finals .

Tendulkar century raises Indian recovery hopes

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar once again  came to his country’s rescue and raised hopes of salvaging the  second test yesterday after Sri Lankan spinners wreaked havoc  by claiming four wickets to hinder India’s fightback .

Durant likely to lead US squad at world championships

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - With LeBron James, Dwyane  Wade and Chris Bosh focused on building their own NBA Dream  Team in Miami, USA Basketball unveiled a Plan B line-up yesterday for next month’s world championships .

Waugh tips Swann, Mendis and Harbhajan to fill void

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Former Australia captain  Steve Waugh tipped Graeme Swann, Ajantha Mendis and Harbhajan  Singh to fill the void left by the retirement of spin bowling’s  golden generation .

Gatlin gunning for sprinting’s big three

ATLANTA,  (Reuters) - In the searing Georgia sun,  American Justin Gatlin works alone on resurrecting a sprinting  career cast into limbo by a four-year doping ban .

Bolt to face Gay and Powell in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM,  (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Usain  Bolt and top sprint rivals Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell will meet  for the first time this year in a 100 metres showdown at the  Stockholm Diamond League meeting next week .

Pacquiao to use political clout for Olympic goals

MANILA, (Reuters) - Seven-time world champion  Manny Pacquiao made a vow to improve life in his poor southern  hometown and to help the Philippines win a first Olympic gold  medal in his maiden speech as a lawmaker in Congress .

Tiger Woods tops list of top-earning athletes

DETROIT, (Reuters) - Professional golfer Tiger Woods has been off his game since his extramarital affairs were  exposed last year, but he’s still the world’s highest earning  athlete, according to 2010 rankings released yesterday .

Three times for the Sevens ladies

Three times for the Sevens ladies

-Guyana’s women rubgy team in last gasp victory over T/dad By Floyd ChristieIt was described by International Rugby Board (iRB) Regional General Manager, Tom Jones as the best game of rugby he has seen in years .

Pompey finishes sixth in 200m

Pompey finishes sixth in 200m

-Adam Harris, Prowell also eliminated from 200m Guyana’s Aliann Pompey failed to land a second medal after placing sixth in the women’s 200m final at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico yesterday .

Dr. Anthony targets mid-September for opening of Liliendaal pool

Dr. Anthony targets mid-September for opening of Liliendaal pool

By Tamica GarnettMinister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr .

National team at WICB regional women’s 50-over tournament will be number one

- Captain Shemaine Campbelle By Marlon MunroeNational women’s cricket captain Shemaine Campbelle is soft spoken but very competitive and as rounded and gifted as most in the sport and she sets a high standard for her other teammates to follow .

Small praises B/dos side after U-17 success

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Manager Dave Small has hailed the character of the Barbados Under-17 side after they overcame several challenges to advance in the Caribbean Football Union Youth Cup last weekend .

Kluft back in the spotlight and jumping for joy

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - For former world and Olympic  heptathlon champion Carolina Kluft, scraping into the European  championship long jump final as the last qualifier yesterday  was a huge achievement .

Maradona dropped as Argentina coach

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - Diego Maradona’s stormy  spell as Argentina coach came to an end yesterday when the  Argentine Football Association (AFA) voted unanimously not to  renew his contract .



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