In celebration of Guyana’s 44th Independence anniversary the Beepat Scorpions Basketball Club will host its third annual Inter-Organisation one day basketball tournament on May 26 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
By Marlon MunroeFunding has always been the major bugbear of sports teams leaving these shores for their overseas engagements and in many cases this is the reason that prevents them from keeping those assignments .
Following the Faculty of Health Sciences walkover victory against the Faculty of Education and Humanities, the Staff team of the University of Guyana (UG) crumbled at the hands of the Faculty of Social Sciences when the two teams met in the UG Inter-Faculty Basketball tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday .
ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics took a tight hold on the Eastern Conference finals with a 95-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday, staving off a late rally to open a 2-0 series lead with back-to-back road wins .
National Champion Wendell Meusa played undefeated and accumulated seven and a half points to capture the Keishar’s FIDE qualifiers when play concluded last weekend at Keishar’s Sports Club .
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will stage a captaincy seminar for all team captains, vice-captains, potential captains, coaches and net session leaders of all clubs affiliated to the G C A today at the Everest Cricket Club pavilion from 4pm .
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Left-hander Shahriar Nafees hit an up tempo century but West Indies A were still in sight of victory against Bangladesh A at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday .
Ian Rogers was bang on target while female shooter Pertonella Halley proved that she was in a class by herself when the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) Handgun Section staged its two-day monthly shooting competition last weekend .
WIBA bantamweight cham-pion Shondell Alfred feels disrespected because of the way she is being treated by promoter Odinga Lumumba after the third postponement of her world title rematch against Corinne Van Ryck De Groot .
Four overseas-based shooters have been named in Guyana’s 14-man squad for the West Indies Fullbore shooting championships announced by the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA), as the Guyanese seek to retain the regional crown in Barbados next week .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle is urging his players to take fresh guard for the Digicel Series against South Africa .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Former World batting star Brian Lara has begun his preparation for a possible return to cricket, as speculation continues over a stint with English County Surrey and a debut in the lucrative Indian Premier League next year .
By Marlon Munroe Since the national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams have been named by selectors of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) there have been no practice sessions for them because of the current rainy season .
By Floyd ChristieThe champions of the recently-concluded Mackeson National Super Ward Basketball Championships, Albouytown-Charlestown were yesterday presented with a cheque for $500,000 at the office of ANSA McAL Trading Limited, Beterverwagting yesterday .
DAEGU, South Korea, CMC – Jamaican sprint idol Usain Bolt has promised something special as he prepares for his first international 100 metres at the star-studded Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting here today .
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies A seized control of the opening four-day “Test” against Bangladesh A yesterday, after bundling the hosts out cheaply and then building a massive lead at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium .
By Tamica GarnettJust Sports Products and Services is set to debut the latest thrill to hit the athletics arena, ‘De Gold Striders Games’ in June .
Hikers Hockey Club on Saturday became a newly constituted, independent body when it held its inaugural annual general meeting at the Diocesan Youth Centre in Subryanville .
The Cougars and the Monedderlust Football Clubs booked the last two semi-final spots in the Berbice Football Association (BFA) Coca Cola Senior Knockout Tournament when they steamrolled Hopetown and Strike Force respectively over the weekend at the Blairmont Community Development Centre Ground .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant delivered a sensational 40 points as the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers stormed past the Phoenix Suns 128-107 in Game One of the Western Conference final on Monday .
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Captains Chris Gayle and Graeme Smith have welcomed the return of the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, as the venue prepared to host its first international match in a year yesterday .
Sixty-six Karatekas passed the World Class Japanese Karate Exponent (JKA/WF) Guyana grading exams which were held on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
By Marlon MunroeWith a proposed 50 or 60-man team that should represent Guyana at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in July, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is hoping that the Government of Guyana can assist with financing as it has done in the past .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Selectors have persisted with struggling wicketkeeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin in a 14-man squad announced for the Antigua leg of their limited overs series against South Africa starting tomorrow .
A strong four-man team will represent Guyana at this weekend’s Antigua/Barbuda Goodwill Rifle Shooting tournament ahead of the West Indies Fullbore Championships next week in Barbados .
BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) - Twenty20 cricket came home with England’s impressive World Cup win on Sunday and the game which began as a crowd-pleasing thrash really came of age over the past three weeks in the Caribbean .
MUNICH, (Reuters) - Germany’s World Cup hopes suffered a severe blow yesterday when captain Michael Ballack was ruled out of the finals in South Africa with an ankle injury .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Talismanic England batsman Kevin Pietersen said Sunday his resurgence in form, becoming a recent father and winning the World Twenty20 Championship had been an experience like no other .
- Co-ordinator Co-ordinator of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association six-month pilot programme for schoolboys and junior boxers, Sebert Blake said that he was pleased with the overwhelming response from the gyms when the first installment of the programme was held on Sunday at the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Gym in Albouystown .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council, has praised the involvement of Caribbean fans in the just concluded World Twenty20 Championship and said their participation was a key ingredient behind the tournament’s success .
By Floyd Christie The University of Guyana (UG) Inter-Faculty Basketball Competition commenced yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall but not before a lengthy delay due to the hosting of the Schools physical display at the venue .
ORLANDO, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics continued their vintage playoff form, squeezing Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic in a steely 92-88 win in the first game of the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals on Sunday .
DHAKA, Bangladesh, CMC – Left-handed stroke-maker Darren Bravo carved out his second century in a week as West Indies A made a strong start to their four-day “Test” against Bangladesh A here yesterday .
TULSA, Oklahoma, (Reuters) - When Marion Jones walked out of a Texas prison nearly two years ago looking for a fresh start, she knew Tulsa was a perfect fit .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Australia captain Alex Blackwell has cited self-belief and confidence as the recipe for their success in the narrow three-run defeat of New Zealand at Kensington Oval Sunday .
By Floyd ChristieAfter a top class performance in the first two stages and a strong finish in the final stage, Warren McKay was named overall winner of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Annual Three-Stage Cycle Road Race which ended yesterday on Homestretch Avenue .