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Beepat Scorpions to host third annual Inter-Organisation B/ball tourney

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 .

Kumar says govt will assist CAC Games team

Kumar says govt will assist CAC Games team

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 .

Staff crumbles to Social Sciences in Inter-Faculty B/ball

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 .

Celtics resist Magic to take 2-0 lead to Boston

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 .

Meusa wins Keishar’s FIDE qualifier

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 .

Clubs urged to be fully represented at GCA`s captaincy seminar

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 .

Windies A in sight of victory despite Nafees century

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 .

Halley in a class of her own

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 .

‘This is business, be professional,’ says Alfred

‘This is business, be professional,’ says Alfred

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 for Windies fullbore championships

Four overseas-based shooters for Windies fullbore championships

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 .

Gayle urges Windies players to take fresh aim

NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle is urging his players to take fresh guard for the Digicel Series against South Africa .

Fit Lara weighing options over return

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 .

Rains wash out outdoor practice for national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams

Rains wash out outdoor practice for national male under-19 and senior women’s cricket teams

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 .

ANSA McAL rewards super ward winners

ANSA McAL rewards super ward winners

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 .

Bolt poised to run fast time in year’s first 100m

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 .

Windies A take control after Shillingford grabs four

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 .

Just Sports to showcase athletics at ‘De Gold Striders Games’ next month

Just Sports to showcase athletics at ‘De Gold Striders Games’ next month

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 .

Munroe elected president of Hikers Hockey Club

Munroe elected president of Hikers Hockey Club

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 .

Cougars and Monedderlust devour opponents

 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 .

Bryant sizzles as Lakers eclipse the Suns

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 .

Gayle, Smith welcome return of Viv Richards Stadium

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 successful at World Class JKA grading exams

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 .

GOA hopes gov’t will get on board for CAC Games team

GOA hopes gov’t will get on board for CAC Games team

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 .

Ramdin maintains place in Windies squad for SA tour

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 .

Four-man rifle shooting team for Antigua

Four-man rifle shooting team for Antigua

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 .

Twenty20 comes of age in Caribbean feast

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 .

Germany captain Ballack ruled out of World Cup

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 .

Pietersen humbled by renaissance

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 .

Overwhelming response from gyms to pilot for schoolboys and junior boxers

Overwhelming response from gyms to pilot for schoolboys and junior boxers

- 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 .

ICC hails tournament for showcasing Caribbean culture

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 .

UG Inter-Faculty Basketball competition gets underway

UG Inter-Faculty Basketball competition gets underway

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 .

Celtics turn up defence to foil Magic in Game One

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 .

Bravo century helps Windies A make bright start

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 .

Jones finds peace living in Tornado Alley

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 .

Blackwell hails self-belief as key to title capture

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 .

McKay rallies to overall win  in NSC Three-Stage Race

McKay rallies to overall win in NSC Three-Stage Race

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 .



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