Golf, sponsors ponder Woods’ absence from sport

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - Even the prospect of a golf  landscape temporarily minus Tiger Woods is not one PGA Tour  officials, advertisers and sponsors care to ponder as  speculation swirls around the popular athlete’s private life,  which has kept him secluded in his Florida home .

Ponting target for Roach fury at Perth

Chris Gayle has warned Ricky Ponting to expect “some fury” from Kemar Roach in next week’s third Test in Perth - but the Australian captain is already prepared for the threat from the West Indies newest “pace like fire” tearaway .

It’s impossible for associations to operate independent of gov’t contribution

It’s impossible for associations to operate independent of gov’t contribution

- says Colin Klass President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Colin Klass (CK) recently sat down and spoke exclusively with Stabroek Sports’ Rawle Toney (RT) about his satisfactions and certain misconceptions relating to football in Guyana .

Fernandes lauds sponsors, says  quality of hockey was highest ever

Fernandes lauds sponsors, says quality of hockey was highest ever

By Marlon Munroe President of the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) Phillip Fernandes has expressed his association’s gratitude to the sponsors of the Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival stating that the GHB will immediately start preparations for next year’s tournament .

Garner wants UDRS gimmick out of test cricket

Joel Garner believes the Umpire’s Decision Review System (UDRS) is “a gimmick that everyone’s been experimenting with” and should be taken out of cricket .

Superman shines on birthday as Magic beat Clippers

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - All Star center Dwight  Howard celebrated his 24th birthday by scoring 25 points in the  Orlando Magic’s 97-86 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on  Tuesday .

Organisers comfortable with preparations for World Twenty20

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – A bright picture is being painted ahead of the region’s hosting of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 tournament next year .

Alstrom’s all-round performance sinks Essequibo Islands

South Georgetown’s Terrence Alstrom produced a good all-round performance to lead his team to an eight wicket victory over Essequibo Islands in the quarter-final of the Guyana Cricket Board/Ministry of Education Under-15 limited overs countrywide tournament .

BK International partners with Tigers for the second year

Yesterday, BK International Limited renewed its partnership with the Western Tigers Football Club during a simple ceremony at the head office where they handed over gears and a sponsorship cheque which covers the club’s disbursements .

Unfit Siddle kept for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, Australia, CMC – Australia’s selectors yesterday kept unfit pacer Peter Siddle in their 12-man squad for the third Test against West Indies at Perth starting next Wednesday, Tuesday night Caribbean time .

Nicolette Fernandes is WISPA’s Calendar Girl

Nicolette Fernandes is WISPA’s Calendar Girl

Guyana’s world-ranked squash player Nicolette Fernandes has a starring role in the 2010 Women’s International Squash Players’ Association Calendar, which has just been launched by the player body WISPA .

‘Jackie Chan’ takes a kick  at Guyana’s football

‘Jackie Chan’ takes a kick at Guyana’s football

On February 27 this year, Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson became the first Guyana footballer to play in the US Major League Soccer competition (MLS) when he signed a US$75,000 contract with the Colorado Rapids .

Bravo’s big effort not enough as Windies claim draw

Adelaide, Australia: It was not to be .

LABA and GABA call on  GABF to hold elections

LABA and GABA call on GABF to hold elections

The presidents of the country’s two most active basketball associations Trevor Rose and Abdullah ‘Zico’ Hamid yesterday told Stabroek Sport that it was time that the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) holds elections .

Lionel Jaikarran elected as GCC President

Lionel Jaikarran elected as GCC President

Lionel Jaikarran created history by becoming the youngest person to be elected president of the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Monday night .

Banks Masters Invitational Lawn Tennis Tournament launched

Banks Masters Invitational Lawn Tennis Tournament launched

The Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Banks 2009 Masters Invitational tournament was officially launched yesterday at the Pegasus Hotel and serves off Friday at 6pm at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel Tennis Courts .

Now it’s Australia’s cricket which is a joke

-Australia press turn on own teamAustralia’s cricket press has swung full circle within a week .

Aussies wary of pacy Roach for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, Australia,  CMC – Fast bowler Kemar Roach has caught the attention of Australia captain Ricky Ponting who says the rookie pacer will be the one to watch in the final Test in Perth starting next week .

Windies director Mahabir wants help for fast bowlers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board director Baldath Mahabir says more needs to be done to develop the region’s fast bowling stocks .

Gayle thrilled by Windies Adelaide showing

ADELAIDE, Australia, CMC – Upbeat West Indies captain Chris Gayle has hailed the regional side’s performance after they forced Australia to battle hard on the final day before earning a draw in the second Test here yesterday .

Parchment, Hyatt among runs in final trial match

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Discarded Test opener Brenton Parchment compensated for his first innings failure and Danza Hyatt sustained his impressive form, as they both hammered unbeaten half-centuries in the Jamaica Cricket Association’s third and final four-day trial match which ended in a draw Monday .

Australia ask FIFA to help resolve domestic dispute

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Australian officials want FIFA to allow the country’s domestic football codes to continue running their competitions during the World Cup if their bid to host the tournament in 2018 or 2022 is successful .

Yousuf retained as Pakistan captain for Australia tour

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Mohammad Yousuf has been retained as Pakistan captain for the test and one-day international series in Australia starting this month .

No replacement for injured Taylor for Perth Test

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies will head to Perth for the final Test against Australia without a replacement for the injured paceman Jerome Taylor .

Denver down Philadelphia despite Iverson’s return

PHILADELPHIA, (Reuters) - Allen Iverson received a  warm ‘welcome home’ from Philadelphia fans on Monday, but his  return could not prevent the 76ers from losing 93-83 to the  Denver Nuggets .

Pakistan wants series against ICC world XI

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s cricket authorities  have proposed a fund-raising one-day series in England next year against a world XI selected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after failing to attract teams to play in Pakistan because of security fears .

I was unwell and not angry at referrals – umpire Benson

LONDON, (Reuters) - English umpire Mark Benson has  said he withdrew from officiating in the second Australia v West Indies test due to ill-health, not because of frustration over  the referral system .

England rest Anderson as knee injury causes concern

EAST LONDON, South Africa, (Reuters) - Pace bowler Jimmy Anderson will miss England’s two-day warm-up against a SA  Provincial XI on Wednesday with his niggling knee injury causing  concern ahead of next week’s first test against South Africa .

India euphoric after ascent to top of test rankings

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - Cricket-crazy India woke up to  banner headlines and a multitude of special television  programmes on Monday celebrating their team’s ascent to the top  of the test rankings for the first time .

Gayle’s masterpiece keeps Windies in charge

Adelaide, Australia: Chris Gayle batted for the entire fourth day to set up what is sure to be an enthralling final day at the Adelaide Oval, with all three outcomes very possible and an outright result to the Second Test still highly probable .

Windies must play horses for courses

By Orin DavidsonWest Indies has given short shrift to spin bowling over the years, but Sulieman Benn proved it is the way to go for this Test and the remainder of the series Down Under .

Wilson putting players through rigorous fitness drills

Wilson putting players through rigorous fitness drills

By Marlon Munroe Just a week after their appointments were made public, Cricket Development Officer (CDO) Reon King and his deputy High Performance Analyst (HPA) Robin Singh of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) have set their programme in train .

Bakewell donates $175,000 worth of  K&S semi-finals tickets to Ministry of Education

Bakewell donates $175,000 worth of K&S semi-finals tickets to Ministry of Education

Bakery giants Bakewell yesterday handed over 2,500 tickets to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schools in Georgetown to attend the 20th Annual Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament .

National Schools Chess Championships set for this week-end

From  its staging of the National Closed Chess championships, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) is now moving to stage a championships for schools .

Gouveia carts off GT&T Scramble tourney

Gouveia carts off GT&T Scramble tourney

Ian Gouveia produced a remarkable performance to win last weekend’s GT&T sponsored Three-ball Scramble Golf tournament played at the Lusignan Golf Course .

Mayor’s Cup tournament postponed to facilitate Kashif and Shanghai preparations

The Guyana Defence Force will have to wait awhile to have a second crack at the nation’s number one football club Alpha United .

Former NBA referee says mob made death threats

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, recently released from jail after serving most of a  15-month sentence for taking bribes to provide tips on games, said in an interview aired on Sunday that he had received death  threats from organized crime .

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