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Young Achievers volleyball  `True Champions’

Young Achievers volleyball `True Champions’

The Young Achievers volleyball team delivered a dominating performance to win the final of the True Champions Volleyball Tournament which ended on Saturday night, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Eric Sankar wins feature event at memorial cycle race

Eric Sankar out-pedalled his competitors in the feature event of the fourth annual Max Pereira and Marlis Archer memorial cycle race yesterday around the outer circuit of the National Park .

Patriots edge Pacesetters for third place

Patriots edge Pacesetters for third place

The Melanie Patriots snatched third place in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association Pepsi Street Playoff Series from the clutches of the Courts Pacesetters on Saturday night at the Burnham basketball court .

Contador case shames Spain into facing up to its problems

MADRID, (Reuters) - Tour de France champion Alberto  Contador’s positive drugs test has heaped more shame on Spain as  a country celebrating a sporting golden age is being forced to  face up to a doping problem that is tarnishing its image .

Drogba gives Arsenal blues, Liverpool humbled

LONDON, (Reuters) - Chelsea’s Didier Drogba proved  Arsenal’s nemesis again as he inspired the champions to a 2-0  win over their London rivals and Blackpool pulled off a stunning  2-1 victory at Liverpool in the Premier League yesterday .

Unstoppable Europe seize control at Ryder Cup

NEWPORT, Wales, (Reuters) - Lee Westwood and Luke  Donald set the tone as Europe charged 9-1/2 points to 6-1/2  ahead of the United States with an inspirational display in the  third session of the weather-hit Ryder Cup yesterday .

Ramdeen, Chattergoon rivalry shatters Essequibo

Ramdeen, Chattergoon rivalry shatters Essequibo

– as Inter-County cricket tournament opensNeither batsman wanted to be outdone by the other on the first day of the El Dorado Inter-County 50-over tournament at the Blairmont Community Centre ground yesterday .

Barnwell muscles DCC to Digicel Cup win

Barnwell muscles DCC to Digicel Cup win

It was a well-decorated 94 from national batsman Christopher Barnwell that steered Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to a 44-run win over the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) in the final of the inaugural Digicel/Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Twenty20 First Division competition .

What athletes say about the future of track and field in Guyana

What athletes say about the future of track and field in Guyana

Interviews byWhat is the future of track and field in Guyana? What do these athletes need to succeed? There have been several advances, but is enough being done to boost the sport? Stabroek Sport asked some athletes their opinion of the current situation and what  changes they would like to see .

Who will be the captain?

Who will be the captain?

For the twelfth time in the 13 years since Richie Richardson’s interrupted tenure formally ended and Courtney Walsh took over for the second time, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is again seeking someone to take hold of the poisoned chalice of the captaincy .

Part of Guyana’s contingent that participated in the welcoming ceremony

Part of Guyana’s contingent that participated in the welcoming ceremony

Part of Guyana’s contingent that participated in the welcoming ceremony for teams at the Commonwealth Games Village yesterday in New Delhi, India .

Berbice Cricket Board ends successful third quarter

- hectic fourth quarter ahead In spite of the vagaries of weather that caused the cancellation of several planned tournaments, the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) had a productive third quarter from July to September .

Lakers’ Bryant to make brief appearance in European matches

LONDON, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant will play for a few minutes in the Los Angeles Lakers’ two European pre-season games as he rests his knee following offseason surgery, Lakers head coach Phil Jackson said on Saturday .

Personalities interested in the presidency are becoming more interesting

Dear Editor, The list of personalities interested in the candidacy for president from the various political parties is becoming more and more interesting, if not encouraging .

Johnson double strike slows India reply

MOHALI, India,(Reuters) - A double strike from Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson put the brakes on an aggressive reply from India late on day two of the first test on Saturday .

Fortress Delhi now set for Commonwealth Games

NEW DELHI,(Reuters) With nearly 6,000 athletes already in Delhi and hundreds more streaming in by the day, the Indian capital was putting the finishing touches to preparations for the biggest ever Commonwealth Games yesterday .

T&T beat Jamaica in exciting Chess duel

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago secured their first win in 30 years over Jamaica when they carved out an exciting triumph in their 10th round clash at the 39th World Chess Olympiad yesterday .

Spain must do more in doping fight – UCI

GEELONG, Australia,(Reuters)-Spain’s government should recognise it faces a doping problem in cycling and do more to eradicate it, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid said on Saturday, as another Spanish cyclist was provisionally suspended for a positive test .

South African long jumper blasted for Commonwealth Games no-show

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - South Africa’s Olympic committee has criticised Olympic long jump silver medallist Khotso Mokoena for what it called unacceptable behaviour after his failure to board the plane for the Commonwealth Games .

Hunte’s death has left a vacuum

– Berbice Cricket Board The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has joined several others in expressing profound sadness at the sudden death of the former chairman of the National Junior Selection Committee Lennox Hunte .

T&T shine for Caribbean at chess

KHANTY-MANSIYSK, Russia, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago crushed Ghana 4-0 to make headlines on a day when the English-speaking Caribbean had a disastrous outing at the 39th World Chess Olympiad yesterday .

No video referral for hockey in latest Delhi games hitch

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Video referral will not be  available in field hockey at the troubled Commonwealth Games  after the technology was requested too late, officials said .

Pacesetters, Ravens set up final showdown

Pacesetters, Ravens set up final showdown

The two finalists in the Open Division of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Pepsi Street Playoff Series were decided on Thursday night at the Burnham Basketball Court after the Courts Pacesetters tossed aside the Macabees 77-60 and Ravens outscored Beepat Scorpions 68-53 .

US on top after rain ruins Ryder opening day

NEWPORT, Wales, (Reuters) - The United States holders,  inspired by a blistering run from Stewart Cink, came from behind  to seize control in yesterday’s unfinished fourball matches after  the 38th Ryder Cup was severely disrupted by torrential rain .

Contador calls for doping rules to be changed

PINTO, Spain, (Reuters) - Tour de France champion  Alberto Contador yesterday called for anti-doping regulations to  be revised after his positive test for a banned anabolic agent,  saying the whole system was in question .

Suriname, French Guiana officials here on Inter-Guiana Games

A four-member delegation from Suriname and French Guiana touched down at the Ogle airstrip yesterday to finalise arrangements for the upcoming second leg of the Inter-Guiana Games which will be held in Guyana from November 18-21 .

India sparring

India sparring

2008 junior Commonwealth Games bantamweight silver medallist Clevon Rock hits the heavy bag during a workout at the University of New Delhi yesterday .

Ravens, Scorpions through to finals of Pepsi Series

Ravens, Scorpions through to finals of Pepsi Series

The Ravens and Beepat Scorpions basketball teams are through to the Division Three final of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Pepsi Street Playoff Series after they overcame their opponents on Wednesday night at the Burnham Court .

Contador suspended, doping charges rock cycling

GEELONG, Australia, (Reuters) - Tour de France  winner Alberto Contador and the Tour of Spain runner-up Ezequiel  Mosquera were suspended for suspected doping yesterday in a  devastating blow to cycling’s battered image .

Guyanese golfers  head to Suriname

Guyanese golfers head to Suriname

- Doreen De Caires only female golfer in squadA small but strong contingent of local golfers will fly to Suriname tomorrow to take part in the annual RBTT Open, Suriname’s biggest tournament of the year .

Flying Ace 50-miler set for Sunday

Flying Ace 50-miler set for Sunday

The Flying Ace Cycling Club of Berbice will run off a 50-mile cycle road race on Sunday .

Stadium may be Guyana’s new cycling circuit

Stadium may be Guyana’s new cycling circuit

The Guyana National Stadium at Providence is already, in many instances,  a multi-sport  venue with the hosting of cricket, rugby and football matches  there and it will potentially host another discipline as cycling may be taken to the venue in the near future .

Table tennis players in high spirits for Commonwealth Games

Table tennis players in high spirits for Commonwealth Games

Table tennis players Christopher Franklin and Edinho Lewis along with manager Dr Pradeep Balram will be a part of the contingent departing Guyana today for New Delhi, India to participate in the Commonwealth Games scheduled  from October 3-14 .

Cyclists upbeat as they depart for Commonwealth Games

Cyclists upbeat as they depart for Commonwealth Games

- Geron Williams says he was advised not to speak with mediaThe three-member cycling team that will represent Guyana at the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India from October 3-14,  along with the team manager, are upbeat as  they depart today Guyana for New Delhi .

Ming, Peroune and Beaton emerge GKF 2010 Adult Champs

Samuel Ming, Roger Peroune and Keith Beaton emerged as the Guyana Karate Federation (GKF) 2010 Adult Champions after the kata and kumite contests of the GKF’s Open Adult Tournament held on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Dr. Anthony pledges five million dollars towards GTTA

Dr. Anthony pledges five million dollars towards GTTA

-plot of land earmarked for association to build own facilityThe Guyana Table Tennis Association’s (GTTA) development plan will be boosted over the next two years by an injection of over five million dollars from the sport ministry .

Inactivity suffocating b/ball in the Ancient County

Inactivity suffocating b/ball in the Ancient County

By Floyd ChristieThe outdoor New Amsterdam Burnham Basketball Court in Berbice is fast becoming a relic .



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