France edge ahead in Davis Cup final after thriller

BELGRADE, (Reuters) - France edged towards a 10th Davis Cup title when Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra staged a remarkable fightback to beat Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki in a five-set cliffhanger yesterday .

Pacquiao to choose from three opponents for next fight

MANILA, (Reuters) – Should a highly anticipated clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr fail to materialise, Manny Pacquiao will pick from a shortlist of three opponents for an April 16 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Filipino’s promoter Bob Arum has said .

Deonarine hat-trick sinks Demerara

Deonarine hat-trick sinks Demerara

Cellink Berbice snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after a hat-trick by off spinner Narsingh Deonarine sank the Demerarians by seven runs in Pepsi/Carib T20 tournament last night at the Guyana National Stadium .

Warner blasted after failed England bid

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A British newspaper, the Independent, yesterday launched a caustic attack on FIFA’s high-ranking Trinidadian executive member Jack Warner after football’s world governing body rejected England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup .

Rest Team gets past Essequibians by four wickets

The Essequibians did not disappoint and were not mere onlookers when they battled the Rest Team who eventually won by four wickets in the first match of the Carib/Pepsi T20 competition at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday .

Australia strike early but Cook and Trott look set

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Australia struck early to take   the prize wicket of England captain Andrew Strauss but   Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott eased the tourists to 90-1 at   lunch on the second day of the second Ashes test today .

Hall one of three new WIPA board appointees

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Michael Hall is one of three new appointees to the board of directors for the West Indies Players’ Association .

‘Very different’ Anderson makes his mark in Australia

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Pace bowler James Anderson   finally found his footing on Australian soil with a   spellbinding display of pace and movement to put England in   charge of the second Ashes test yesterday .

James scores 38 in homecoming as Heat rout the Cavs

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - It was not a warm homecoming  but it was a spectacular one as LeBron James scored a  season-high 38 points to lead the Miami Heat to a convincing  118-90 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday .

Lara aims to play in 2011 IPL

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Former West Indian captain   Brian Lara wants to take part in the lucrative Indian Premier   League (IPL) next year after ending his three-year retirement   from cricket recently .

South Africa career could be over for Gibbs, 36

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - Herschelle Gibbs’s  international career could be over after Cricket South Africa  (CSA) said the 36-year-old batsman’s contract had been cancelled  by mutual consent .

Pacesetting Woods tightens grip at his own tournament

THOUSAND OAKS, California, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods  gave himself extra reason to smile after stretching his lead to  a commanding four shots in the second round of the Chevron  World Challenge yesterday .

Westwood races three shots clear after Sun City masterclass

SUN CITY, South Africa, (Reuters) - World number one  Lee Westwood gave a golfing masterclass to sprint three shots  clear of the field after the Sun City Challenge second round yesterday .

GRFU names squad to prepare for Sevens World Series

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has named an 18-man senior national Sevens rugby squad to begin training for the upcoming International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series in Las Vegas, United States on February 12 and 13 next year .

Guyana in Round 2 of football U-17 World Cup qualifiers

Guyana in Round 2 of football U-17 World Cup qualifiers

The National Under-17 football squad will depart Guyana tomorrow for the Dominican Republic to compete in the second leg of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-17 World Cup qualification series which takes place next week .

FA chief quits, says cannot trust FIFA

LONDON, (Reuters) - Roger Burden, acting chairman of  the Football Association, has withdrawn his application for the  permanent position saying he can no longer trust FIFA members  after the failure of England’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup .

Razzak bags hat-trick as Bangladesh squares series

DHAKA, (Reuters)- Bangladesh’s Abdur Razzak took a   hat-trick and shared nine wickets with fellow left-arm spinner   Shakib Al Hasan to set up a crushing six-wicket victory in the   second one-day international against Zimbabwe yesterday .

Berbice cricket gets photocopier boost

Berbice cricket gets photocopier boost

The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) continued its assistance to the development of cricket in the ancient county of Berbice with a donation of a Desktop Photocopier/Fax Machine/Phone System valued $120,000 to the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) .

Tain, Skeldon Community Centreease into NBS quarter-finals

Tain and Skeldon Community Centre Cricket Clubs registered comfortable victories in their respective playoff matches to ease themselves into the quarter-finals of the New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40-Over Cricket Competition in Berbice .

Ann’s Grove Football Club still yearning to be in K&S tournament

Ann’s Grove Football Club still yearning to be in K&S tournament

After confirmation on Wednesday that  Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United will appear after all in the 21st Kashif & Shanghai tournament, the players in the proposed replacement team, Ann’s Grove Football Club are feeling disheartened, according to Club President Trevor Waterman .

Ambitious FIFA taps into new territories, new money

ZURICH,  (Reuters) - Awarding the 2018 and 2022 World  Cups to Russia and Qatar sees FIFA continue to expand soccer’s  horizons while tapping into huge financial resources, and the  will to spend them, at a time of global economic uncertainty .

Miller cops Pegasus Men’s title

Miller cops Pegasus Men’s title

Guyana’s number one seed and defending champion, Philip Squires, lost in straight sets to Jeremy Miller in the men’s singles finals of the Pegasus Open lawn tennis tournament that was played last night at the courts of the Pegasus Hotel .

Woods takes charge in pursuit of first 2010 win

THOUSAND OAKS, California, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods  put himself in position to end a forgettable year on a  triumphant note by charging one shot clear in the Chevron World  Challenge first round yesterday .

Godfrey Munroe says has to challenge himself -expecting stiff competition

Godfrey Munroe says has to challenge himself -expecting stiff competition

2010 National Tennis Championships

Over two years ago as an active player, two weeks of table tennis work and a stint of weight training was all that table tennis veteran Godfrey Munroe needed to capture the title as Guyana’s table tennis men’s singles champion .

RRT Enterprises golf tourney tomorrow

The Annual RRT Enterprises golf tournament will be played tomorrow at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) as the curtains draw closer to the end of the LGC’s 2010 season .

Powerful Reggae Boyz blitz Guyana

FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique, CMC – A swaggering Jamaica strolled to a commanding 4-0 win over Guyana on Wednesday night, maintaining their winning run and installing themselves as overwhelming favourites to win the Digicel Caribbean Cup .

Rain disrupts second day in Sri Lanka test

KANDY, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka grabbed two West Indies  wickets in the afternoon session before rain washed out play for  the rest of the second day in the third and final test at  Pallakele yesterday .

Taffin Khan becomes youngest senior chess champ

Taffin Khan becomes youngest senior chess champ

Former junior champion Taffin Khan on Wednesday became Guyana’s youngest senior chess champion after he defeated Kriskal Persaud in a final playoff of the Neal and Massy/Seven Seas National Chess Championships held at Keishar’s Sports Club .

Carib/Pepsi T20: Demerara to focus on one game at a time

Carib/Pepsi T20: Demerara to focus on one game at a time

The Demerara team is looking to put behind them the dominance of Cellink Berbice in local cricket and focus on one game at a time in order to wrest the Carib/Pepsi T20 title from the Ancient County .

Forde in Run Barbados, Morgan without ticket

Forde in Run Barbados, Morgan without ticket

Guyana’s  leading distance athlete Cleveland Forde  left here this morning for Barbados where he will be participating in the annual Run Barbados Series from today .

Raptors trample Wizards in Wall’s return

TORONTO, (Reuters) - The Toronto Raptors spoiled the   return of number one draft pick John Wall to the line-up by   routing the Washington Wizards 127-108 on Wednesday .

Alpha set for K&S

-after GFF intervention

Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United Football Club will appear after all in the 21st edition of the Kashif & Shanghai tournament on December 12 after the intervention of the governing body .

Chetram Singh says not running again

Chetram Singh says not running again

Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) President Chetram Singh ended months of speculation when he told Stabroek Sport yesterday that he will not be seeking re-election at January’s Annual General Meeting .

Albouystown ‘A’, Broad St to do final battle

Albouystown ‘A’, Broad St to do final battle

The semi-final round of the Guinness Greatest of De Street Futsal Competition was never short of excitement as the Albouystown ‘A’ and Broad Street ‘B’ teams reigned supreme at the National Park Tarmac .

FIFA all set for biggest decision in world sport

ZURICH, (Reuters) - FIFA will take the biggest and  most far-reaching decision in international sport today  when its executive committee votes on the host nations for the  2018 and 2022 World Cups .

Captain Gambhir leads India to easy victory

JAIPUR, India, (Reuters) - Captain Gautam Gambhir  compiled a flawless century to guide India to a resounding  eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second one-day  international yesterday .

Johnson dropped by Australia for second Ashes test

ADELAIDE, (Reuters) - Pace bowler Mitchell Johnson   has been dropped from the Australia squad for the second Ashes   test against England, captain Ricky Ponting said yesterday .

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