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Namilco Football Festival continues tonight

Quarterfinal action in the fourth annual Fruta Conquerors organized Namilco Football Festival unveils tonight at the Tucville Playfield with what is expected to be an intriguing night of competition .

Sukra is girls 18-years-and-under champion

Sukra is girls 18-years-and-under champion

Krystal Sukra won the girls 18-years-and-under title  after she defeated Nicola Ramdyhan 6 – 2, 6 – 3 on Sunday in the final of the Pegasus Open lawn tennis tournament at the Hotel courts .

Bolt wins top Commonwealth sports honour

BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – Jamaican sprint marvel Usain Bolt has captured one of the top honours at the 29th annual Commonwealth Sports Awards, despite not participating at the Games last month in Delhi .

Harrison will seize his final chance, says former mentor

LONDON, (Reuters) - Audley Harrison’s chequered career  will fade into obscurity if he loses to David Haye in Saturday’s  WBA heavyweight duel in Manchester, according to the man  responsible for steering him to Olympic and Commonwealth gold .

Debutants steal show at NYC marathon

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Debutants stole the show at the  New York City marathon on Sunday as Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam  won the men’s race on his marathon debut and Kenya’s Edna  Kiplagat took the women’s title in her first New York race .

Contador faces ban as UCI calls for action

PARIS, (Reuters) - Alberto Contador was facing the  possibility of a two-year ban and losing this year’s Tour de  France title after the UCI asked the Spanish federation yesterday to open proceedings against him for failing a drugs test .

Organisers eyeing ‘Ride For Life’ as an international event

Organisers eyeing ‘Ride For Life’ as an international event

The ‘Ride For Life 4’ cycle road race was regarded as a huge success by government officials at the presentation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre last Sunday, and plans are already in place to take the event beyond the shores of Guyana,  on to the international stage .

Jeffrey saves his best for last-but Summerbell crowned champion driver

Jeffrey saves his best for last-but Summerbell crowned champion driver

Group 4 driver Kevin Jeffrey saved his best for the final stage of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship Series at the South Dakota Circuit yesterday but still ended two points shy of defending champion David Summerbell Jr .

President Jagdeo waives taxes on foreign boxers

President Jagdeo waives taxes on foreign boxers

President Bharrat Jagdeo has decided to waive the taxes of the foreign boxers who participated on the Caribbean Fury 2 card at Princess Hotel Saturday night .

Moore survives knockdowns to gain majority decision over Teran

Moore survives knockdowns to gain majority decision over Teran

Guyana’s world rated bantamweight fighter Leon ‘Hurry Up’ Moore survived three knockdowns to walk away with a unanimous decision win over Venezuelan Breilor Teran in the main event of the Caribbean Fury 2 boxing card at the Princess Hotel Saturday night .

Quintero is overall winner

Quintero is overall winner

-Ride for Life 4 fifth stage ends in photo finishThe fourth annual Ride For Life cycle road race came climaxed yesterday at Homestretch Avenue with Miami-based cyclist Frank Travieso clinching victory over Godfrey Pollydore and Alonzo Greaves in a photo finish in the fifth and final stage .

Miami’s ‘Big Three’ sizzle in win over New Jersey

MIAMI, (Reuters) - Miami’s ‘Big Three’ took turns  powering the Heat to their second win over the New Jersey Nets  in a week with a 101-89 victory on Saturday .

Westwood stays top despite losing Molinari duel

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) - Lee Westwood narrowly failed to  begin life as world number one in winning style when Italian  Francesco Molinari pipped him to the HSBC Champions tournament yesterday after a thrilling final-round shootout .

Individual billiards competition starts today

The Guyana Legion will host an individual billiards competition today from 17:00 hours at the Guyana Legion Club, Carifesta Avenue .

Mc Kay, Starc help end Aussies losing streak

(BBC) Australia ended their seven-game losing streak as seamers Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc bowled them to an eight-wicket one-day victory over Sri Lanka yesterday .

Strauss ton sets up England win

(BBC) Skipper Andrew Strauss hit 120 not out as England beat Western Australia by six wickets in their opening three-day warm-up game yesterday ahead of the Ashes series .

Fiery Martin stuns India with five-wicket haul

AHMEDABAD, India, (Reuters) - New Zealand pacer Chris  Martin bowled superbly on an unhelpful pitch to demolish the top  order and leave India with a fragile lead of 110 and six wickets  down in their second innings yesterday .

‘Clown’ Pietersen gets his mojo back

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - England’s Kevin Pietersen  believes he is hitting his best form just at the right time  with the Ashes series against Australia just a couple of weeks  away .

Guyana sneak into Digicel Cup Finals

Guyana left it until the final night but sneaked into the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup after their southern Caribbean neighbours Trinidad and Tobago hammered Haiti 4-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Trinidad on Saturday .

Fire Hawks and Warriors reach final of Stag B/ball tourney

The Fyrish Fire Hawks and New Amsterdam Warriors have advanced to the final of the Stag Beer Basketball Club division one championships following semi-finals wins recently .

GFF National Super League… Seawall upsets GDF

GFF National Super League… Seawall upsets GDF

Seawall FC continues to impress as the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) National Super League approaches its conclusion .

Gavin defeats Kijana in battle of the Lewis’s

Gavin Lewis defeated Kijana Lewis 6 – 3, 6 – 0 in a men’s singles match Thursday night as the Pegasus Open tournament continued at the hotel’s courts .

Pakistan Board stops Kaneria joining test squad in Dubai

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan leg spinner Danish  Kaneria has been refused clearance from the country’s cricket  board to join the squad in Dubai for the test series against  South Africa .

Hugh is now Mr U!

Hugh is now Mr U!

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Jaguars whip SVG 2-0

Jaguars whip SVG 2-0

The Golden Jaguars got their first win in Group F of the Digicel Caribbean Cup when they defeated St .

Insular politics tearing  West Indies cricket apart

Insular politics tearing West Indies cricket apart

When he chaired the West Indies selection panel a dozen or so years ago, Wes Hall spoke of the “mental discomfiture” that comes with the post .

Roach geared up for Sri Lanka challenge

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Rookie West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach says he is looking forward to the challenge of bowling on the wickets in Sri Lanka, especially after having brushed up his skill during the recent training camp at 3Ws Oval .

Hornets remain perfect with tight win over Miami

NEW ORLEANS, (Reuters) - The New Orleans Hornets  pulled off a tight 96-93 victory over the fast-finishing Miami  Heat on Friday to record their fifth successive win and the  franchise’s best start to a season .

Button escapes unhurt from armed attackers

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Formula One world champion  Jenson Button escaped unhurt after an attempted armed attack on  his car as he left the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit yesterday, his McLaren team said .

Windies A win thriller in super-over

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies A snatched a thrilling super-over victory over Pakistan A late Friday night, as they launched their two-match Twenty20 series in dramatic style at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium .

Park strikes late as United scramble past Wolves

LONDON, (Reuters) - With the clock ticking towards  full-time Park Ji-sung rescued Manchester United with a superb  winner to give the ailing home side a fortunate 2-1 win over  Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on yesterday .

GSA signs three-year  sponsorship deal with Digicel

GSA signs three-year sponsorship deal with Digicel

The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) yesterday signed a three-year sponsorship deal with mobile phone giants Digicel at the Georgetown Club .

King wants team work from drivers

King wants team work from drivers

- Mayers clocks fastest time at time trialsGuyana’s Stephen King wants local drivers to work as a team to ensure that Guyana run out deserved winners of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing championships which climaxes today at the South Dakota Circuit .

Hooper fizzles but Williams fires Windies Masters to win

Hooper fizzles but Williams fires Windies Masters to win

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Crowd favourite Carl Hooper scored a one-ball “duck” but opener Stuart Williams lashed an unbeaten 86 to fire West Indies Masters to a four-wicket win over England, with a ball to spare on the opening night of the CLOBI Cup Twenty20 Championship here Friday .

Hamilton on second row at Interlagos

INTERLAGOS, Brazil, CMC – McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton will start from the second row for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix after finishing fourth behind surprise pole-sitter Williams rookie Nico Hulkenberg in final qualifying yesterday .

Ryder and Williamson head Kiwi fightback

AHMEDABAD, India, (Reuters) - Jesse Ryder and debutant  Kane Williamson defied India with a fifth-wicket partnership of  194 to take New Zealand past the follow-on mark on the third day  of the first test yesterday .



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