Balanced Bucks’ attack downs James-less Cavs

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, (Reuters) - The Milwaukee  Bucks produced a strong attacking display to beat the Cleveland  Cavaliers 92-85 on Saturday, capitalising on the absence of LeBron James, who was rested by Cavs coach Mike Brown .

Mallorca up to fifth, Xerez earn first away win

MADRID, (Reuters) - Real Mallorca swept aside  Sporting Gijon 3-0 in La Liga yesterday to keep up their push  for a place in next season’s Champions League .

Gayle relieved as Windies break winless streak

PROVIDENCE, Guyana,  CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle expressed relief Saturday after steering his side to the four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe that snapped a woeful winless streak that had stretched to 15 games .

Mexicans beat Jamaica to land Four-nation tournament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Mexico emerged champions of the Four-nation Under-17 women’s football tournament when they shot past Jamaica 2-0 in the final round Friday night at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium .

President Jagdeo offers more funding for sports

President Jagdeo offers more funding for sports

-at National Sports Awards ceremony It was the crowning moment for Guyana’s top sports personalities for 2009 when they received their accolades at an impressive ceremony attended by Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo and other dignitaries at the National Culture Centre on Friday evening .

At last….a win

At last….a win

By Marlon MunroeThe West Indies cricket team scored its first victory in an international game since June last year to level the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday .

Twenty20 riches can’t buy common sense

Michael Holding won’t commentate, or even watch, Twenty20 cricket .

Banks DIH softball winners receive prizes

Banks DIH softball winners receive prizes

Winners of the just concluded Banks DIH Inaugural “One Tip Two Tip” Softball Cricket competition were presented with their prizes at a presentation ceremony at Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park on Friday .

Clash of the Titans tapeball league bowls off today

The first round of the Guyana Tapeball Cricket League’s annual Clash of Titans will take place today at several venues .

Western Tigers AGM set for March 21

Top football club BK International Western Tigers will hold its biennial General Meeting on March 21 at 2pm at the BK Sports Club building on Mandela Avenue .

Inter-Guiana Games footballers asked to present documents

Manager of the male and female Inter-Guiana Games football teams Edward Cort is requesting the male and female players who have not yet presented their documents do so today .

Deonarine rates his innings as one of his best

Deonarine rates his innings as one of his best

By Kizan BrumellThe West Indies team pulled a significant victory out of the bag against Zimbabwe yesterday at the Providence National Stadium to level the 2010 Digicel Series 1 – 1 .

France, Czechs and Croatia through in Davis Cup

MADRID, (Reuters) - Doubles specialists Michael  Llodra and Julien Benneteau combined to fire France into the  quarter-finals of the Davis Cup yesterday with a battling  four-set win over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber and  Christopher Kas in Toulon .

Bobcats pounce on Lakers to turn heat on Miami

CHARLOTTE, (Reuters) - The Charlotte Bobcats posted  a convincing 98-83 win over the Western Conference-leading Los  Angeles Lakers to gain ground on a playoff spot on Friday .

Late bogeys leave Ames with uphill climb at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida, CMC – Three successive bogeys on the back nine ruined Stephen Ames’ charge in the third round of the Honda Classic on Saturday, leaving him with much to do on the final day of the US$5 .

Nigerian footballer dies during Sudan game

KHARTOUM, (Reuters) - Nigerian footballer Endurance  Idahor died after collapsing during a game in Khartoum yesterday, football association officials said .

Reggae Boy Euell keeps Blackpool in playoff hunt

LONDON, England,  CMC – Jamaican international Jason Euell scored his first goal in nearly five months yesterday to fire Blackpool to a 1-0 win over Ipswich and drag the north-west England side to within reach of a playoff spot .

Lady Jags  humble Suriname

Lady Jags humble Suriname

Guyana’s Lady Jaguars football team scored a comfortable victory over Suriname in the first round of the World Cup Qualifiers when they went head to head at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground, yesterday .

GFA to make further  changes to constitution

GFA to make further changes to constitution

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) is to make changes to its constitution president Colin Klass said yesterday .

Persaud in fourth position

Guyana’s Avinash Persaud occupied the fourth position after the first day’s play of the Ansa Mc Al Trinidad and Tobago Open Amateur Golf Championships at the St .

Windies looking to sing  “Redemption Song” today

Windies looking to sing “Redemption Song” today

By Marlon Munroe It is possible that the West Indies cricket team would have heard every conceivable criticism following their one disastrous performance after another .

WICB planners asleep at the wheel

By Orin Davidson These are times when West Indies cricket drives you absolutely nuts with despair .

Woods turns down Paddy Power sponsorship offer

DUBLIN, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has turned down a  $75 million sponsorship offer from Paddy Power, the Irish  bookmaker said yesterday, adding it would make an improved offer  to the golfer .

British hurdler Priestley provisionally suspended

LONDON, (Reuters) - British hurdler Callum Priestley  has been provisionally suspended from athletics after failing an  out-of-competition doping test .

Klinsmann eyes return to coaching

BERLIN, (Reuters) - Juergen Klinsmann said he was  looking forward to getting back into coaching and optimistic  about the right offer coming along after this year’s World Cup .

Wade leads Miami to morale-boasting win over Bryant’s Lakers

MIAMI, (Reuters) - The Miami Heat overcame a  39-point effort from Kobe Bryant to capture a thrilling 114-111 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday .

MCC will not buy into Indian Premier League franchises

(BBC) Plans to buy into a team in the Indian Premier League and bring matches to Lord’s have been abandoned by the MCC .

Cubans dominate American Youth Continental

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, CMC – World powerhouse Cuba advertised their strength in amateur boxing again last weekend when they swept a remarkable eight of the 11 titles at stake at the American Youth Continental Championships .

Kieswetter sets up clean sweep for England

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Opener Craig Kieswetter struck his maiden one-day century to lift England to  a 45-run victory over Bangladesh on Friday and a clean sweep of their one-day series .

Grand one-day dominoes tournament tomorrow at Ocean View

The Ocean View Dominoes Club will stage a countrywide one-day tournament tomorrow at the Better Hope Centre Road .

Pipped at Providence

Pipped at Providence

By Marlon Munroe After West Indian cricket fans jumped and pranced for most of the day, their mien was ultimately transformed into utter stupor after their team was again humiliated by Zimbabwe in the first One Day International at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence yesterday .

GHB’s Fernandes off to India  for Level Two hockey course

GHB’s Fernandes off to India for Level Two hockey course

National senior hockey coach Philip Fernandes departed Guyana yesterday to attend the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup Coaching Course which opened in New Delhi, India today .

Stoke dreaming of belated semi-final redemption

LONDON, (Reuters) - Stoke City fans have had  precious little to celebrate in 122 years but victory at Chelsea  on Sunday would put them one game away from reaching the FA Cup  final for the first time while reviving some painful memories .

Clottey motivated by Pacquiao trainer’s knockout forecast

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - When Joshua Clottey steps into  the ring against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on  March 13 the Ghanaian will imagine he is fighting someone else .

Missing key players behind T&T struggles, says manager

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad & Tobago manager Colin Borde has blamed his side’s poor performance in the just concluded WICB first class tournament on the absence of key players .

Button turns the wheel full circle

LONDON, (Reuters) - Jenson Button was almost a  write-off before he seized the Formula One title with Brawn last  year and he starts the new season with critics again ready to  scrap his chances .

Golden Anthony helps Nuggets silence Thunder

DENVER, (Reuters) - Carmelo Anthony hit 30 points  as the Denver Nuggets bounced back from two consecutive losses  to thump the in-form Oklahoma City Thunder 119-90 on Wednesday .

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