Total transformation

Total transformation

The West Indies, overwhelming underdogs before the bell, returned to their corner after the first round in Galle pleased to be ahead of points .

Nadal fights off Murray to reach final

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 .

Guinness Greatest of de Street…Quarterfinal matches kick off tonight

Guinness Greatest of de Street…Quarterfinal matches kick off tonight

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 .

Aussie Hussey hustles for game-changing 195

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 .

T&T handed shock 2-0 defeat by Cuba

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 .

Talent of indigenous athletes being wasted

Ashton Simon, met yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to ventilate the issue .

Asian Games close as China bask in golden glow

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 .

Garnett carries Celtics to win over Raptors

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 .

Lumumba plans mega bucks football tournament

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 supports GVF’s International Goodwill Series

Digicel supports GVF’s International Goodwill Series

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 .

French test for Golden Jaguars

- oppose Guadeloupe today in key encounter

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 .

DCB selectors include Shawn De Souza for four-team Twenty20 cricket tournament

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 .

Brown burns Pakistanis with bat and ball


Warner’s son makes donation to K&S competition

Warner’s son makes donation to K&S competition

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 .

Hawks snap losing streak with easy win over Wizards

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - The Atlanta Hawks cruised to a   116-96 win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday to snap a   three-game losing run .

Fernandes failed to make the Final again

Fernandes failed to make the Final again

LONDON, CMC – Nicolette Fernandes was knocked-out of the Coronation London Open at the semi-final stage yesterday .

Washed out!

-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 .

Bangladesh crush Afghan dream, China march on

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 .

Derick Lalsa Jr., slams 181 in Rosignol’s huge win

Derick Lalsa Jr., slams 181 in Rosignol’s huge win

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 .

Technical consultant loses lucrative three-year deal

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 .

GOA sports administrators course begins

GOA sports administrators course begins

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 .

Berdych says umpire was scared of Nadal

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 .

Hussey hits back after England bowlers strike

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 .

Alpha gets K&S red card

Alpha gets K&S red card

Mohammed: `This is final, we are moving on .

Federer yearns for Wimbledon gold

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 .

Australia reach 96-1 as England bowlers labour

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 .

Powell takes Windies-A to verge of lead


June Ogle-Thomas realizes dream to play for Windies

June Ogle-Thomas realizes dream to play for Windies

Ever since joining Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) back in 2001, June Ogle-Thomas’ dream was to play for the West Indies .

Colgrain Pool repairs deadline passes

Colgrain Pool repairs deadline passes

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 .

Dilshan’s double strike puts Sri Lanka on top

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 .

Female basketball team Antigua trip cancelled

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 .

Magic hand LeBron and struggling Heat another loss

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 .

Male over 40 and open softball competition slated for Sunday

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 .

Ministry and GTU reviewing recent National Schools Championships

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 .

Lumumba threatens to pull Alpha United from K&S tourney

Lumumba threatens to pull Alpha United from K&S tourney

-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 .

Guyanese lone newcomer in strong Windies squad for India

Guyanese lone newcomer in strong Windies squad for India

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 .

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