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Ravens devour Eagles to claim top spot in GABA Open League

Ravens devour Eagles to claim top spot in GABA Open League

The Ravens have been on top of their game in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three and Open leagues which are currently in their final stages at the Burnham Court .

Nadal confirmed as year-end world number one

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain’s Rafael Nadal is guaranteed finishing the year on top of the rankings after winning the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the ATP said yesterday .

Police honour four officers for contributions in sports

Police honour four officers for contributions in sports

Known to credit officers for exemplary work in law enforcement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) yesterday went one step further in honoring four officers for their stellar contributions in the sports arena .

True Champions semi-finals to serve off Saturday

After a brief setback, the organizers of the True Champions Volleyball Tournament (TCVT) have confirmed that the semi-final round of the competition will be contested on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall; one week behind schedule .

Rose Hall youth and sports club launches magazine

Rose Hall youth and sports club launches magazine

With a reputation as one of Guyana’s most successful and well managed clubs, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) in Berbice yesterday continued the commemoration of its twentieth anniversary with the launching of the RHTYSC Review, at a ceremony held at the GT&T canteen, Hadfield Street .

Fitzgerald tops Open Singles of Granny’s Bar darts tournament

Reigning national champion Sudesh Fitzgerald easily disposed of Anil Lachman by a 2-0 margin in the Open Singles finals of Granny’s Hangout Bar darts tournament last Sunday at the bar’s location at Market Street, Better Hope .

Mourinho enjoys perfect start as big teams shine

LONDON, Reuters - Jose Mourinho’s quest for a unique Champions League hat-trick began in style at the Bernabeu on Wednesday as Real Madrid beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 on a night of commanding wins for the main contenders .

Scorpions triumph again, Eagles soar in overtime

In a replica of their Division Three encounter earlier this month, the Beepat Scorpions defeated the Colours Panthers 84-82 when the two teams met in the Open Division of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association Division Three and Open Leagues on Tuesday night at the Burnham Court .

Golfers gear up for Saturday’s Medal Play tournament

Another intense battle looms as local golfers gear up for Saturday’s Farm Supplies/Doosan-sponsored Medal Play Golf tournament at the Lusignan Course .

Cricket fans talk about the chances of Guyana’s Amazon Conquerors at the Airtel Champions League

Cricket fans talk about the chances of Guyana’s Amazon Conquerors at the Airtel Champions League

Interviews by Tamica Garnett and photos by Orlando CharlesToday the Guyana Amazon Conquerors will once again take to the field, this time at Durban against the Mumbai Indians in hope of a big comeback at the Airtel Champions League currently ongoing in South Africa .

Raina’s blitz fuels Chennai win

CENTURION, South Africa, CMC – Stylish stroke-maker Suresh Raina missed out on a century yesterday as Chennai Super Kings pummelled Wayamba by 97 runs in the Champions League Twenty20 .

Federer drops out of Kazakhstan Davis Cup trip

BERNE, (Reuters) - Roger Federer has dropped out of Switzerland’s Davis Cup world group qualifier in Kazakhstan at the weekend, saying he needs time to recover from his exertions at the U .

Digicel gives $3.625M towards National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships

Digicel gives $3.625M towards National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships

Facing a budget estimated at approximately $15 million  to host the 50th  edition of the National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships scheduled from November 9 – 12,  the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) were yesterday extended major assistance from telecommunications giant Digicel, as the business handed over a $3 .

Mc Kinnon outstanding at  Pistol shooting competitions

Mc Kinnon outstanding at Pistol shooting competitions

Ryan McKinnon,  Michael Blake, Ian Rogers and Ray Beharry, turned in outstanding performances at last weekend’s Pistol shooting competition organized by the smallbore section of the Guyana National Rifle Association (Guyana NRA) .

Duke, Fortune take Mr. and Ms. Guyana title at GABBFF championships

Clint Duke from the Total fitness Gym out-flexed and out-posed the  field of category winners to emerge the winner of the Mr .

Nadal charms New York crowds before heading home

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal was still beaming  about winning the U .

Thomas half-cenury hands HPC easy win

TORONTO, Canada,  CMC – Devon Thomas stroked a half-century to guide West Indies HPC to a comfortable five-wicket win over hapless Bermuda yesterday .

Guyana heading back to  regional b/ball c/ships

Guyana heading back to regional b/ball c/ships

– GABF wants to recruit NBA’s CollisonIt has been three years since Guyana last participated in the Caribbean Basketball Championship (CBC), but president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), David Patterson is “over 80% sure” that Guyana will be contesting next year’s event .

Banks DIH sponsors  overseas-based Golden Jaguars

Banks DIH sponsors overseas-based Golden Jaguars

Local beverage giants Banks DIH Limited yesterday presented a sponsorship cheque to the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation ahead of next Sunday’s super clash between Guyana’s Golden Jaguars and Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors senior football teams at the Guyana National Stadium .

New $20.35M squash courts  expected to meet October deadline

New $20.35M squash courts expected to meet October deadline

With an expected completion deadline of October 15, the $20 .

Magnificent Nadal completes career grand slam

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal sealed his place  among the tennis greats yesterday, beating Novak Djokovic to  win the U .

Trio back from basketball camp in Turkey

The trio from Guyana who were selected by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation to attend the Children of the World Camp in Istanbul, Turkey have recently returned from their nine-day excursion .

GDF Gym wins Michael Parris National Open Boxing Championships

With six wins and four runner-up positions the Guyana Defence Force Boxing Gym garnered 16 points to emerge the winning gym of the Michael Parris National Open Boxing Championships which concluded Sunday night at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue .

Nets edge Colts 68-64

The Nets basketball team ended their stint in the Open Division of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three and Open leagues on a high note with a 68-64 win against the Bounty Colts Sunday night at the Burnham Court .

Shivani Persaud shines in  Popeye’s novices’ tennis tourney

Shivani Persaud shines in Popeye’s novices’ tennis tourney

Shivani Persaud continued to shine as she again registered an unblemished day to take the title of the 12 and under novices’ category of the Popeye’s Novice/Intermediate Tennis Tournament held on Sunday at the National Park .

Melanie Patriots sting Scorpions

The Melanie Patriots did what all the previous challengers of the Beepat Scorpions Division Three team could not do .

Harris ready  for Ortiz “war”

Harris ready for Ortiz “war”

‘My main focus right now is Victor Ortiz .

Guyana outclassed by RCB in opener

Guyana outclassed by RCB in opener

CENTURION, South Africa, CMC – Guyana failed to ease concerns about their all-round depth in their opening match of the Champions League Twenty20 yesterday, and Royal Challengers Bangalore outclassed them by nine wickets, following a fine all-round performance from Jacques Kallis .

‘We expect a positive result’

‘We expect a positive result’

-Says Wayne `Wiggy’ Dover It has been over 10 years since Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors footballers visited these shores and their clash against Guyana’s Golden Jaguars on September 26 should provide much excitement as both teams prepare for international engagements .

Sorry Woods fails to make Tour Championship

LEMONT, Illinois, (Reuters) - There is still plenty  of golf ahead for Tiger Woods this year but his PGA Tour season  came to an early end at the BMW Championship yesterday after he  failed to earn a spot in the Tour Championship .

Hamilton suffers another Monza nightmare

MONZA, Italy, (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton suffered  another Monza nightmare yesterday when he went out of the  Italian Grand Prix without completing a lap and lost his  championship lead .

Chandrika half-century sees HPC to easy win

MISSISSAUGUA, Ontario, CMC – Guyanese batsman Rajendra Chandrika stroked an unbeaten half-century to fire West Indies HPC to a convincing eight-wicket win over Bermuda in their opening Twenty20 game of the Cricket Canada Summer Festival on Saturday .

Klitschko knocks out Peter to retain titles

FRANKFURT, (Reuters) - Vladimir Klitschko retained  his WBO, IBO and IBF world heavyweight championship titles when  he knocked out Samuel Peter of Nigeria on Saturday .

Redbacks tame Highveld Lions

CENTURION, South Africa,  CMC – A boundary-studded half-century from Michael Klinger set them up, and Shaun Tait and Daniel Christian shared five wickets to lead South Australia Redbacks to a tense 11-run victory over Highveld Lions in the Champions League Twenty20 Championship yesterday .

Strauss ton lifts England to victory over Pakistan

LONDON, (Reuters) - Andrew Strauss delivered the  perfect riposte to those questioning his place in England’s  one-day team with a polished 126 to help his side to a  four-wicket win over Pakistan in Leeds yesterday .

Hatton distraught over drugs allegation, spokesman says

LONDON, (Reuters) - British former world boxing  champion Ricky Hatton is “distraught and devastated” after  newspaper allegations of cocaine use, his spokesman said  yesterday .

Clevlon solid as a rock on second night

Clevlon solid as a rock on second night

By Tamica GarnettGuyana’s Commonwealth Games selectee Clevlon Rock gave a glimpse of what he will unleash at next month’s games in India when he stopped Stephan Gouveia in a lightweight contest on the second night of the Michael Parris National Open Boxing Championships Saturday night at the National Gymnasium .



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