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Twenty20 Championships will be a truly Caribbean Affair

Tournament Director for the ICC World Twenty20 championships Robert Bryan is urging cricket fans to come out and enjoy a truly unique Caribbean experience at the showpiece event that begins today at the Guyana national Stadium, Providence .

GDF supports HRC as May 2 nears

GDF supports HRC as May 2 nears

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) yesterday made a substantial donation towards the hosting of the 2010 Hugh Ross Classic Body Building and Fitness Championships set for the National Culture Centre on Sunday .

Mayor’s Cup knockout tournament:Who will be the semi-finalists?

Two exciting football matches are expected to take place this evening at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground when the quarter-finals of the Mayor’s Cup get underway to determine the teams meeting in the May 21 semi-final .

Liu skips Osaka, focus on Robles in Shanghai showdown

BEIJING, (Reuters) - China’s Liu Xiang is to skip next month’s Osaka Grand Prix and focus on his Shanghai showdown with Dayron Robles, the Cuban who took his Olympic high hurdles titles .

Spurs spike Mavs for payback in Texas shootout

SAN ANTONIO, (Reuters) - San Antonio’s battle-hardened players settled a score by eliminating the Dallas Mavericks from the NBA playoffs in a Texas shootout yesterday .

Football federation can push sport more

Football federation can push sport more

– improve relations with media, FIFA officials urgeThe Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has not been doing as much as it can to give local football exposure and it also needs to improve its relationship with the media, two senior FIFA officials have said .

Title-hungry England bowl over SA in low-scoring affair

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Eoin Morgan ensured England entered the Twenty20 World Cup with a psychological boost with a half-century that carried them to five-wicket victory over South Africa in their final warm-up match yesterday .

Zimbabwe defeat Pakistan in warm-up

GROS-ISLET, St .

WI Women lose 3rd T20I

BASSETERRE, St .

Reece cops gold and silver medals  at cycling festival in Trinidad

Reece cops gold and silver medals at cycling festival in Trinidad

Junior National Cycling Champion Neil Reece returned home with a gold and a silver medal after representing Guyana at the Beacon Cycling Festival in Trinidad and Tobago from April 15-25 .

Sarwan bats for HIV awareness

(Cricinfo) Ramnaresh Sarwan has joined forces with Graeme Smith, Kumar Sangakkara and Virender Sehwag to promote awareness and understanding of HIV at the World Twenty20 Championships .

Aussies crush Windward Islands

GROS-ISLET, St .

Bucks shoot down Hawks to take series lead

Anthony keeps Nuggets aliveATLANTA, (Reuters) The Milwaukee Bucks produced a stunning late comeback to snatch a 91-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday and close in on a major series upset .

Bolt named for Lausanne meet

LAUSANNE, Switzerland,CMC –Sprint wonder Usain Bolt will headline the 35th edition of the Athletissima here in July, the seventh event of the star-studded 14-meet IAAF Diamond League series .

Windies thrill  then disappoint

Windies thrill then disappoint

By Marlon Munroe Just when the shock of the humiliating defeats against Zimbabwe was starting to dissipate, the West Indies, once again, went from a position of complete dominance to lose by seven wickets against New Zealand in their lone warm-up match before the ICC World T20 championships at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday .

Afghanistan tops Ireland in warm-up match

On the back of a strong bowling performance by Dawlat Ahmadzai, Afghanistan yesterday defeated Ireland by five wickets at the Providence Stadium in their warm game, sending clear signals that the team is not to be taken lightly in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament .

Hockey board eyes  artificial pitch at stadium

Hockey board eyes artificial pitch at stadium

- to hold tournament for schoolsIn its drive to push the sport in the country, the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) is looking to have an artificial pitch installed on the grounds of the Guyana National Stadium, Providence[caption id="attachment_79745" align="alignleft" width="212" caption="Philip Fernandes"][/caption]GHB President Philip Fernandes said discussions have already begun with the Sport Ministry and the manager of the stadium about the building of the much-needed facility .

National Super Wards  Basketball Championships:Albouystown/Charlestown  and Christianburg clash  for spot in final

National Super Wards Basketball Championships:Albouystown/Charlestown and Christianburg clash for spot in final

The two powerhouses Albouystown/Charlestown and Christianburg will clash for a spot in the final of the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Champion-ships when the second semi-final takes place tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Mayor’s Cup quarter- finals begin tomorrow

The Mayor’s Cup Football Tournament quarter-final games are expected to kick off tomorrow at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground with a potentially exciting double-header .

‘Deadly’ Denny Dalton to  fight Camacho on May 7

‘Deadly’ Denny Dalton to fight Camacho on May 7

Guyanese ‘Deadly’ Denny Dalton will headline the Briso Promotions card at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA on May 7 against Puerto Rico’s Hector Camacho Jr for the vacant World Boxing Federation Intercontinental middleweight title .

South Africa win against Sri LankaSouth Africa win against Sri Lanka

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – South Africa signalled their title challenging intent as they disposed of last tournament’s runners up Sri Lanka by five wickets in their World Twenty20 Champion-ship warm-up game at Kensington Oval yesterday .

Viv Richards stadium makes comeback with switched matches

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will make its comeback to international cricket after the West Indies Cricket Board on Tuesday announced the venue would host matches switched from Trinidad and Tobago for next month’s South Africa tour .

China stripped of Sydney gymnastics bronze

-Medal to be awarded to the USDUBAI, (Reuters) China have been stripped of their women’s gymnastics team bronze medal from the Sydney 2000 Olympics after one of the athletes falsified her age, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday .

Cavs slay Bulls as injury cloud hovers over James

- Celtics advance, Mavs rebound, Lakers take 3-2 leadCLEVELAND,(Reuters) - The top-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a tightly-contested 96-94 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, but the victory was overshadowed by an injury scare to LeBron James .

Ruthless Nadal fires warning to Federer

ROME, (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafael Nadal demonstrated that he was primed to win back the French Open crown from Roger Federer when he whipped Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1 6-3 in his opening match at the Rome Masters .

Windies women romp to series win against Pakistan

-Dottin shines with dazzling all-round performanceMOLYNEAUX, St Kitts, CMC – Teenager Deandra Dottin produced a telling all-round performance to fire West Indies women to an exciting six-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International yesterday, and to an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series .

Jamaican Lloyd leads the way for Caribbean at Drake Relays

- Guyana’s Adam Harris shines in 200 metresDES MOINES, Iowa, CMC – Shereefa Lloyd had the best performance from among the Caribbean athletes that took part in the Drake Relays on Saturday .

Ryder and Guptill blaze fifties as New Zealand win easily

Ryder and Guptill blaze fifties as New Zealand win easily

New Zealand batsmen Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill blasted speedy half centuries to help their team secure an easy 40- run win over Ireland in the first warm-up match of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Providence Stadium yesterday .

Zimbabwe shock Aussies with thrilling last-over win

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Three crucial run outs off wide deliveries helped propel Zimbabwe to an exciting one-run win over Australia in their World Twenty20 Championship warm-up game at the Beausejour Cricket Ground last evening .

Kayes cashes in as Bangladesh beat Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Bangladesh had an easy work out in effecting a 36-run victory over Barbados in their first warm-up match for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship yesterday at the Kensington Oval .

Alonso’s thumbs insured for 10 million euros

LONDON, (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso gave a 10 million euro ($13 .

Atlanta Hawks jolted but unscathed after bus crash

NEW YORK,(Reuters) - A bus carrying the Atlanta Hawks basketball team was hit by a car on Monday following a practice in Milwaukee but no injuries were reported, a team spokesman said .

Pakistan ease to 68-run victory

(Cricinfo) Pakistan breezed to a 68-run win over Windward Islands in the first of their warm-up games at Gros Islet .

Vettori ‘satisfied’ with warm-up win

(Cricinfo) Daniel Vettori is confident New Zealand can continue to improve after easily defeated Ireland in their first warm-up match at the ICC World Twenty20 .

Masters champion Mickelson to make Scottish Open return

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Hectic schedule will not affect us – Dhoni

(Cricinfo) Indian captain MS Dhoni is confident that his team will be fresh and ready to compete in the ICC World Twenty20 despite the tournament starting just days after the conclusion of the IPL .



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