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WI cricket does not need B/dos second 11 parading in major tournaments

By Tony CozierSir Hilary Beckles asserts, in Sunday’s Stabroek News (letter pages), that the concept of his Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) had “its beginnings in what Sir Frank Worrell had envisioned decades ago .

England cruise to victory in second test

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott steered England to a nine-wicket victory against Pakistan after lunch on the fourth day of the second test yesterday to go 2-0 up in the four-match series .

Butt demands fielding improvements from Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Pakistan must improve  their lacklustre fielding before the third test against England,  captain Salman Butt said yesterday after counting 14 missed  catching chances in the nine-wicket loss at Edgbaston .

Basketball stars play hoops with Obama

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - A star-studded team of professional basketball players joined President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a game for U .

London to stage two regular season games in 2011

LONDON, (Reuters) - The NBA will play two regular  season games in London next March, part of a push to bring  professional basketball to the city before it hosts the 2012  Olympics, NBA commissioner David Stern said yesterday .

Commonwealth Games TT trials on today

Commonwealth Games TT trials on today

The new selection panel of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has called up 16 male and eight female players to participate in trial matches for possible selection on the Guyana team to the Commonwealth Games in India in October .

YOG team ready for  Singapore Games

YOG team ready for Singapore Games

By Tamica Garnett Four promising youths selected to represent Guyana at the World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) scheduled to begin on Friday departed Guyana earlier this morning to begin their two-day journey to Singapore where the games will be held .

`Roushevel will be competitive’

`Roushevel will be competitive’

-GTTA’s MunroeBy Floyd Christie General Secretary of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Godfrey Munroe is confident that Guyana’s Adielle Roushevel will be competitive when she represents Guyana in the table tennis segment at the inaugural Youth Olympics Games (YOG) which will be held in Singapore from August 14-26 .

Harper input for national Twenty20 team

Harper input for national Twenty20 team

Cricket Development Officer of the Guyana Cricket Board Reon King yesterday told Stabroek Sport that the Guyana Twenty20 management team was seeking to have former West Indies cricket coach Roger Harper assist with the training of the national Twenty20 squad .

Fernandes misses final spot in Sun & Surf Open

VANCOUVER, Canada, CMC – Nicolette Fernandes failed in her bid to reach the final of the Sun & Surf Open, when American Latasha Khan knocked her out in the semi-finals, with a straight games victory on Saturday .

Trinidad U-17 cricket team here on developmental tour

A Trinidad Under-17 cricket team arrived in Guyana yesterday for a developmental tour, Guyana Cricket Board Cricket Development Officer Reno King told Stabroek Sport yesterday .

“Chetty” hopes T&T’s  success inspires  national team

“Chetty” hopes T&T’s success inspires national team

GEORGETOWN, Guyana,  CMC – Chetram Singh has admited that Guyana has a hard act to follow in the Champions League Twenty20 next month in South Africa .

T&T refocusing after CT20 disappointment

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago are already looking to the future following their huge disappointment in the recent Caribbean Twenty20 Trophy .

Stewart starts comeback with fifth place

LUZERN, Switzerland,  CMC – Kerron Stewart finished fifth in the 100 metres on her return from a hamstring injury at European Athletic Association meet yesterday here .

DCC commences two-week clinic for youth cricketers today

The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) will commence a two-week training clinic for its under-13, 15 and 17 cricketers today at the club’s Queenstown ground .

‘Do your best’

‘Do your best’

- former national swimmer Yannick Roberts tells Goodwill SwimmersFormer national swimmer Yannick Roberts is encouraging the swimmers on the Guyana team for the upcoming 16th annual Goodwill Swimming championships to do their best .

Gayle snub caused rift

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The recent decision by Jamaica’s selectors to ignore West Indies captain Chris Gayle for the captaincy of the national team could have caused a split in the side .

England’s Broad charged for throwing ball at Haider

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - England bowler Stuart Broad has been charged and may be facing a ban for throwing the ball at Pakistan debutant Zulqarnain Haider in the second test yesterday .

Woods produces career-worst score

AKRON, Ohio, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods will go into next  week’s PGA Championship with his game in total disarray and the  emotional state of his mind highly questionable after a  career-worst performance at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational .

Muddy LGC forces postponement of R. Bassoo and Sons Medal Play tourney

Rain continues to wreak havoc with the local golf season forcing the postponement of yet another tournament .

Fighting Pakistan hold up dominant England

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Debutant Zulqarnain  Haider scored a courageous 88 to frustrate England’s bid to win  inside three days against Pakistan in the second test at Edgbaston yesterday .

England in charge of test despite Ajmal haul

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - England suffered a  first innings batting collapse but still edged nearer to another  crushing win over Pakistan, who trailed by 160 runs at close of  play on day two of the second test at Edgbaston yesterday .

Brave Laxman leads India to series-tying win

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - A limping Vangipurappu Laxman  scored a magnificent unbeaten century to guide India to a  five-wicket victory in the third and final test against Sri  Lanka yesterday, earning the visitors a 1-1 tie in the series .

8th NAPF Regional and 1st CAC Championships…Stoby and Morgan strike gold for Guyana

8th NAPF Regional and 1st CAC Championships…Stoby and Morgan strike gold for Guyana

By Kizan BrumellWinston Stoby and Randolph Morgan put on two top performances to make top podium finishes for Guyana in the 8th North American Regional Championships and inaugural Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championships in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico .

Tough ask

Guyana have a hard act to follow .

Trotman eager to halt string of losses

Trotman eager to halt string of losses

Lightweight Mark Austin made a fairy tale start to his professional career when he gained unanimous decision wins over Cecil Smith and Shawn Pile in the GBBC/GABA Friday Night Fights Pro-Am card .

GFF/FIFA Com-Unity seminar begins Tuesday

The Guyana Football Federation will conduct a Women’s Football Com-Unity Seminar in Guyana at the Savannah Suite of the Pegasus Hotel from Tuesday .

MVP Bishoo should be elevated to int’l cricket

- cricket writer George Whyte My Marlon MunroeA week after being named MVP of the inaugural Caribbean Twenty20 Championships, Guyanese leg spinner Devendra Bishoo, according to cricket writer George Whyte, should be afforded the opportunity to develop at the highest level .

GABA unveils Pepsi sponsorship for Street Playoff Series

GABA unveils Pepsi sponsorship for Street Playoff Series

The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) on Friday received a shot in the arm of 1$m to assist with its staging of its first division league and Street Playoff Series .

O’Hair and Palmer set pace, Woods 20 shots adrift

AKRON, Ohio, (Reuters) - With champion Tiger Woods far  out of contention, fellow Americans Sean O’Hair and Ryan Palmer  charged into a tie for the lead in yesterday’s third round of the  WGC-Bridgestone Invitational .

Bolt concedes he was out-powered by Gay

STOCKHOLM, Sweden,  CMC – Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has admitted he was out-powered by Tyson Gay, after losing his first race in two years on Friday .

Bolt beaten!

STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) - Tyson Gay handed world and  Olympic champion Usain Bolt his first defeat in 15 100m finals at the Diamond League yesterday .

Champions League participation fee is for WICB not GCB

Champions League participation fee is for WICB not GCB

By Marlon Munroe The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday responded to an article in Friday’s Trinidad Guardian which stated that the WICB was seeking a percentage of the money Guyana will receive for participating in the upcoming Airtel Champions League tournament in South Africa next month .

Hai Feng grabs two victories using Giuoco Piano

Hai Feng grabs two victories using Giuoco Piano

Sue Hai Feng used the oldest recorded chess opening the Giuoco Piano to grab his first two wins of the Challenges of Youth Empowerment tournament which continued yesterday at the American University of Peace Studies on Sheriff Street .

Sports Minister hits back at newspaper comments

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Sport Minister Dr .

Brilliant Guyana has lifetime shot at cricket glory

Brilliant Guyana has lifetime shot at cricket glory

By Orin Davidson It was a triumph sweeter than anything before it in a long, long time .

Damon’s Memorial Day of Sport billed for Anna Regina on August 11

The African Cultural and Education Association (ACEA) in Essequibo will be hosting a Damon’s Memorial Day of Sport and Family Fun Day on  August 11 at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground .



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