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Head coach quits after election of new president

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados’ netball coach Alwyn Babb has quit the post ahead of next July’s World Netball Championships in Singapore, citing conflict with newly-elected president Juanita Cordle .

Experienced training squad named for title bid

MUMBAI, India, CMC –  Pre-tournament favourites India have named only two uncapped One-Day International players in a 30-man preliminary squad rolled out yesterday in preparation for next year’s Cricket World Cup .

Heat and red-hot James scorch Knicks by 22 points

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The sizzling hot Miami Heat  and their Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh  scorched the New York Knicks 113-91 for their 11th win in a row  Friday at Madison Square Garden .

Rampant Australia poised to square Ashes series

Rampant Australia poised to square Ashes series

PERTH (Reuters) - Mike Hussey produced a sparkling century before Australia’s pace bowlers destroyed England’s top order to push the hosts to the brink of a series-levelling victory on day three of third Ashes Test in Perth yesterday .

MIAMI, (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic underwent a   stunning transformation with a pair of blockbuster trades yesterday, acquiring Washington Wizards’ troubled All Star   Gilbert Arenas along with Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson .

Kallis, de Villiers leave India in trouble

Kallis, de Villiers leave India in trouble

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - India will be batting to save the first Test today after a torrent of runs from Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers on day three put South Africa in a match winning position at Centurion .

Xmas cheer for Windies selectors

Xmas cheer for Windies selectors

Clyde Butts and his fellow selectors have received an early Christmas present .

Khan pushing for renewed success during second stint

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Newly re-appointed Trinidad and Tobago cricket manager Omar Khan has vowed to return some measure of success to the national side, following a string of recent failures .

Sporting weekend falls foul of English freeze

LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain’s sporting weekend was decimated by heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures with today’s Premier League showdown between Chelsea and Manchester United among the hundreds of fixtures to be called off .

Rodrigues, Van Lange win heats

Rodrigues, Van Lange win heats

Guyana’s Goodwill Games gold medalist, Britany van Lange, and team mate Ronaldo Rodrigues won their respective heats of the women’s 50m freestyle and men’s 50m breaststroke events yesterday at the FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates .

Floodlight donates $250,000 to Windies quartet

Floodlight donates $250,000 to Windies quartet

- Guyana’s Windies girls eager to play in Stag Beer and El Dorado Rum competition

Four national women cricketers who have been selected to tour India with the West Indies women’s team early next year recently received a large monetary donation from the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) .

St Stanislaus College teams in the lead

St Stanislaus College teams in the lead

National Schools Chess C/ships…

The `A’ and `B’ chess teams from St .

Fruta Conquerors conquer Victoria Kings after penalty shootout

Fruta Conquerors conquer Victoria Kings after penalty shootout

They went and they conquered .

Guyanese swimmers attain new personal best times at T&T Invitational Swim Meet

Guyanese swimmers attain new personal best times at T&T Invitational Swim Meet

Guyanese swimmers participating at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Invitational Swim Meet carved out a number of new personal best (PB) times on Thursday .

Rodrigues and van Lange record more personal best times

Rodrigues and van Lange record more personal best times

Guyana’s junior swimmer Ronaldo Rodrigues recorded two more personal best times when he participated in the men’s 50m butterfly and 200m breaststroke events yesterday at the FINA (World Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai .

MYO Inter-Jamaat Tapeball Cricket Competition bowls off January 1

The Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) of Guyana will get the ball rolling early in the New Year when they bowl off their Inter-Jamaat Tapeball round robin cricket competition .

Bagai returns to lead Canada squad

TORONTO, Canada,  CMC – Ashish Bagai has returned to lead a Canada 15-man squad announced for next month’s Caribbean Twenty20 Championship in Antigua and Barbados .

From zero to hero

From zero to hero

- Johnson sends England reeling

PERTH, (Reuters) - Mercurial paceman Mitchell Johnson  rediscovered his lost form to help Australia skittle England for  187 and wrest back the initiative on a pulsating second day of  the third Ashes test yesterday .

Amla, Kallis punish India

Amla, Kallis punish India

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - Unbeaten  centuries by Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put South Africa  totally in control against the inconsistent India attack on the  second day of the first test yesterday .

‘I coming angry’

‘I coming angry’

— says Sandiford as GABA Champion of Champions tournament begins tonight at CASH

A punch has not yet been thrown but the tension is at fever pitch for the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Champion of Champions tournament which begins tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) from 19:00 hours .

GOA president urges cricketers to elevate themselves on and off the field

GOA president urges cricketers to elevate themselves on and off the field

President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K .

Boxer Floyd Mayweather arrested on battery charge

Boxer Floyd Mayweather arrested on battery charge

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr  was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on a misdemeanor battery  charge after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at his  gated community, authorities said yesterday .

No bitter reunion with Leewards, says T&T’s Morton

No bitter reunion with Leewards, says T&T’s Morton

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s newest batting recruit Runako Morton has dismissed any idea of acrimony when he faces his old team the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship next month .

Windwards name virtually  unchanged squad

Windwards name virtually unchanged squad

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,  CMC – Windward Islands selectors have retained the bulk of their one-day squad for the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship campaign next month .

Celtics down Hawks to extend winning streak to 12

BOSTON, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics extended   their season-high winning streak to 12 games with a 102-90   victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday .

Australia pick Hodge in initial World Cup squad

(Cricinfo) Brad Hodge has been given some hope of playing for Australia again, after being named in the preliminary 30-man squad for next year’s World Cup .

Spectator ejected after verbally abusing Sreesanth

CENTURION, South Africa, (Reuters) - A spectator was  ejected from the ground yesterday after India pace bowler  Shanthakumaran Sreesanth complained to the umpires about verbal abuse on the second day of the first test against South Africa .

Historic track deal sealed

Historic track deal sealed

Sport Minister Dr .

Defending K&S champs squeeze past Buxton United

Defending K&S champs squeeze past Buxton United

-Liquid Gold defeat Riddim Squad

It was a terrific start to the 21st edition of the Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament when two teams progressed to the quarterfinal round and two others  exited the tournament on Wednesday night at the Georgetown Football Club ground .

Jamaica, T&T to clash in Under-17 Championship

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – Traditional powerhouses Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will clash in the first round of next year’s CONCACAF Under-17 Championship here .

Durant named USA Basketball male athlete of the year

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Kevin Durant, who led the  United States to their first world championship title in 16  years, has been selected as the 2010 USA Basketball male  athlete of the year .

England turn the screw on Australia

England turn the screw on Australia

PERTH, (Reuters) - England tightened their grip on  the Ashes yesterday, ripping out Australia’s top order cheaply  and dismissing the hosts for 268 on day one of the third test .

Bulls rout Raptors but lose Noah for two months

TORONTO, (Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls crushed the  injury-hit Toronto Raptors 110-93 on Wednesday for their  seventh straight victory but the excitement was dulled by the  news that centre Joakim Noah would be lost for two months .

No date for restart of Division Two, Three basketball tournaments

-GABA awaiting clearance of backboards for Burnham Court

The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA) Division Two and Three Knockout tournaments have been plagued with postponements and since its recent stoppage it shows no sign of a restart .

International coaches lining up for Latapy’s job

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Twelve international coaches have already expressed interest in the post of Trinidad and Tobago head coach, even though the embattled Russell Latapy remains in charge .

Van Lange produces new personal best

Van Lange produces new personal best

In her first event, Goodwill Games gold medalist Brittany van Lange was able to produce a new personal best in the 100m freestyle while compatriot Ronaldo Rodrigues bettered his time in the 50m freestyle yesterday on the second day of the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships (25m) in Dubai .

ICC extends deadline for Pakistan to name squad

KARACHI,  (Reuters) - The International Cricket  Council (ICC) has extended its deadline for Pakistan to name  their preliminary squad for next year’s 50 overs World Cup until  Jan .



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