The West Indies, overwhelming underdogs before the bell, returned to their corner after the first round in Galle pleased to be ahead of points .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal delved deep into his seemingly inexhaustible reserves of willpower yesterday to fight off Andy Murray in a three-hour classic and reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time .
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Four thrilling matches are expected tonight when quarterfinal action in the Guinness Greatest of de Street Futsal competition takes place at the National Park Tarmac from 8pm .
BRISBANE, (Reuters) - Mike Hussey showed impeccable timing by producing a magnificent innings of 195 in the first Ashes test against England yesterday, transforming Australia’s prospects in the match and perhaps saving his test career .
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’sopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals were dealt a severe blow Friday, when they were stunned 2-0 by Cuba on the opening day of competition .
Ashton Simon, met yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to ventilate the issue .
GUANGZHOU, China, (Reuters) - China’s biggest sporting spectacle since the 2008 Olympics came to a close yesterday with fireworks and a flotilla of light-encrusted boats giving thousands of Asian Games athletes a memorable send-off .
BOSTON, (Reuters) - Kevin Garnett powered the Boston Celtics to a 110-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday to maintain their slim lead at the top of the NBA’s Eastern Conference .
President of the Alpha United Football Club, Odinga Lumumba, has announced that Alpha United in collaboration with McNeal Enterprise will be bringing a major international tournament to Guyana in the near future .
Digicel has confirmed its partnership with the Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) with a $170,000 donation towards the GVF’s hosting of their international Goodwill Series, beginning today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
Guyana’s Golden Jaguars will this afternoon tackle the Guadeloupe national football team at the Riviere Pilote Stadium in a key encounter of the Digicel Cup football finals in Martinique .
Selectors of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) have included Guyana National Industrial Corporation’s (GNIC) middle order batsman Shawn De Souza for the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Carib/Pepsi four-team Twenty20 cricket tournament that begins next Friday at the Guyana National Stadium .
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Daryl Warner, son of Austin Jack Warner and FIFA Technical Development Officer for the Caribbean Region, yesterday gave a donation of an undisclosed amount to the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation towards the staging of the 21st annual tournament .
ATLANTA, (Reuters) - The Atlanta Hawks cruised to a 116-96 win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday to snap a three-game losing run .
LONDON, CMC – Nicolette Fernandes was knocked-out of the Coronation London Open at the semi-final stage yesterday .
-Rain pushes Test towards drawCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Unrelenting heavy rains wrecked the fourth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies here yesterday, preventing a ball from being bowled and leaving a tame draw as the likely result .
GUANGZHOU, China, (Reuters) - Bangladesh cricketers dashed Afghan dreams of taking home a first Asian Games gold medal to their war-torn country, while Chinese athletes burst with pride after smashing their own Games record yesterday .
The Ministry of Education/National Sports Commission/ Guyana Cricket Board Secondary School Under-15, limited overs cricket competition continued recently in the Berbice/Mahaicony Districts .
HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Frenchman Jacques Crevoisier has had a lucrative three-year deal to become a part-time technical consultant for the Bermuda Football Association terminated .
The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA)/Olympic Solidarity annual Sports Administrators course for the year 2010 got underway on Thursday at Olympic House on High Street .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal roared into the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday with a 7-6 6-1 defeat of Czech Tomas Berdych who later accused the Spaniard of intimidating the umpire .
BRISBANE, (Reuters) - A bellicose Mike Hussey belted 81 not out yesterday to drag Australia within 40 runs of England’s first innings tally before play was called off early on day two of the first Ashes test with the match finely poised .
Mohammed: `This is final, we are moving on .
LONDON, (Reuters) - With six Wimbledon trophies already packed on to his mantelpiece, Roger Federer would like nothing more than to win a singles gold medal on the hallowed turf when it hosts the Olympic tennis event in 2012 .
BRISBANE, (Reuters) - England’s fast bowlers failed to make the major breakthrough they had hoped for as Australia reached 96 for one at lunch on the second day of the first Ashes test today .
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Ever since joining Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) back in 2001, June Ogle-Thomas’ dream was to play for the West Indies .
Despite being scheduled for completion by October month-end, construction works at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS) Colgrain Swimming Pool on Camp Street are still to be completed .
COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Part-time bowler Tillakaratne Dilshan snapped up two West Indies wickets within the space of three balls to tilt the balance of the second test in favour of Sri Lanka on the third day yesterday .
The National female basketball team’s trip to Antigua, which was scheduled as part of preparations for their participation in next year’s CARICOM Basketball Championships has been cancelled .
ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Wednesday, the third straight loss for a talent-laden squad that is off to a disappointing start to the NBA season .
The semi-finals for the male over 40 and open categories of the General Marine Softball Competition are scheduled for this Sunday at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue .
The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Wednesday began assessing the level of success attained at this year’s National Schools Championships held two weeks ago .
-six other clubs also lend supportThe pre-Kashif & Shanghai tournament drama took another twist yesterday when president of Alpha United Football Club Odinga Lumumba said that his club will not be participating unless there are better monetary rewards for the teams and players .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Guyanese all-rounder June Ogle-Thomas is the only newcomer in a 14-member West Indies women’s squad named for next January’s tour of India .