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Seven-a-side action continues tonight

Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green Seven-A-Side Inter Club football tournament in commemoration of his 75th birth anniversary continues today at the Banks DIH Thirst Park ground from 18:00 hours with the final set of round robin matches .

Champions crowned in Mike’s Pharmacy countrywide tournament

It was a day when people turned out in their numbers at the Bourda ground to witness the culmination of what has been a successful tournament organized by the Guyana Softball League (GSL) and played under floodlights in various categories .

Estriado slams 114 for West Berbice, Ally bags 7-70 for Edinburgh

The Berbice zone of the 2009 Guyana Cricket Board sponsored First Division 3-day cricket competition continued last weekend with the start of one of the scheduled two Group A matches .

Duncan guides San Antonio Spurs to win over Milwaukee

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, (Reuters) - Tim Duncan scored 24  points and had 12 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs beat  Milwaukee 112-98 on Monday to end the Bucks’ three game winning  streak .

CONCACAF backs US in bid to host World Cup

NEW YORK,  CMC – CONCACAF on Monday threw its support behind the powerhouses United States in their bid to host the FIFA World Cup in either 2018 or 2022 .

Ravens and Sonics register 3rd Division wins

Ravens and Sonics register 3rd Division wins

- Triple header on tonightIt was the same script but a different cast when Ravens and Eagles met in the 3rd Division knockout tournament as the Dyna’s Embroidery-sponsored team soared to a 65-37 win .

Aussies to target Chanderpaul

Australia are relying on their bouncier home pitches to try to dislodge one of Test cricket’s most immovable objects in the Test series against the West Indies, starting at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday (Wednesday night, east Caribbean time) .

Taylor says he’s fit, ready and eager to spearhead West Indies’ attack

Jerome Taylor has pronounced himself fit, ready, eager and confident that he can cope with the additional duty of spearheading an untested West Indies attack in the first Test against Australia, starting at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday (Wednesday night east Caribbean time) .

Guyana Open… A triumph of youth over experience

Guyana Open… A triumph of youth over experience

It was the perfect pinnacle officials of the Lusignan Golf Club were looking forward to following a very busy and exciting year of golf,  and the Power Stout Guyana Open two-day tournament provided that peak to the local season[caption id="attachment_64599" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="Young guns, Christine Sukhram, second left and Avinash Persaud, second right are flanked by Banks DIH Limited’s George Mc Donald, extreme right and Carlton Joao .

Chess winners receive prizes

Prize winners of the 2009 National Chess Champion-ships last Friday received their awards at a simple ceremony at Ramphal House, New Garden Street,  George-town .

Soderling haunts Nadal again

LONDON, (Reuters) - Swede Robin Soderling returned to  haunt Rafael Nadal yesterday with a 6-4 6-4 victory as battle  commenced in Group B at the ATP World Tour finals .

Lorgat says Youth World Cup critical to global game

DUNEDIN, New Zealand,  CMC – International cricket chief Haroon Lorgat yesterday hailed the value of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, saying it had made a precious contribution to the development of the sport professionally .

20th annual Kashif & Shanghai Tournament…

20th annual Kashif & Shanghai Tournament…

Designers House promises organized vending - Rusal Bauxite Company hops onboardDesigners House have come onboard the Kashif and Shanghai organization with the main objective of raising the concession standards in the 20th anniversary tournament which kicks off on December 13 at the National Stadium .

Bond looks to shake up Pakistan

Shane Bond returns to Test cricket today after an absence of over two years as New Zealand look for a positive start to their home series against Pakistan .

Sri Lanka vs. India Second Test…

Dilshan to play with broken nose KANPUR, India, (Reuters) - Injured Sri Lanka paceman  bowler Dhammika Prasad will miss the second Test against India starting today but opener Tillekaratne Dilshan will play despite suffering a broken nose .

South Africa call up Gibbs to replace injured Kallis

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Herschelle Gibbs has been  recalled to the South Africa squad for the remainder of the  one-day series against England .

ICC excited over debut of review system

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, are anxiously anticipating a successful roll out of the umpires’ decision review system which will be used in the opening Test between West Indies and Australia starting Thursday .

Persaud roars to Guyana Open golf title

Persaud roars to Guyana Open golf title

Teenage golfer Avinash Persaud is the 2009 Guyana Open men’s champion while Christine Sukhram retained the ladies’ title when the curtain came down on the Power Stout Open Golf championships yesterday at the Lusignan Golf Club .

Gayle returning to Australia for first Test

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies captain Chris Gayle will return in time for the first Test against Australia starting in Brisbane on Thursday, after flying home last week to attend to his ill mother in Jamaica .

Dyna’s Ravens annihilate Eagles, Melanie Patriots upset Maccabees

Dyna’s Ravens annihilate Eagles, Melanie Patriots upset Maccabees

By Rawle ToneyDebutants Melanie Patriots pulled off an upset victory over Maccabees beating the more seasoned club 56-51 while Dyna’s Ravens steamrolled Eagles by 56 points (99-43) as the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Third Division and Open Knock-Out tournaments continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Saturday last .

Murray defeats Del Potro in Tour Finals opener

LONDON, (Reuters) - Andy Murray marked the start of  London’s five-year hosting of the ATP Tour Finals with a 6-3 3-6  6-2 win over U .

Top meetings in Africa still a dream, says IAAF

MONTE CARLO, (Reuters) - IAAF president Lamine Diack said yesterday he did not think athletics would soon join soccer in holding its top championship in Africa .

Federer overcomes slow start to beat Verdasco

LONDON, (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer  started slowly but finished like an express train yesterday as  he beat Fernando Verdasco 4-6 7-5 6-1 in his opening match at  the ATP World Tour Finals .

Bolt and Richards named IAAF world athletes of year

MONTE CARLO, (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Usain  Bolt, who became one of the world’s most recognised athletes,  and American women’s 400 metres world champion Sanya Richards  were named IAAF world athletes of the year  yesterday .

National association to begin construction of stadium soon

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – A dream of having a home for the sport in Dominica is one step closer towards becoming a reality .

James shines for stingy Cavs in victory over 76ers

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers held  the Philadelphia 76ers to just 10 fourth quarter points to  rally for a 97-91 win on Saturday, LeBron James leading the  home team’s assault with a 32-point effort .

Collingwood and Trott lead England to victory

CENTURION, South Africa,  (Reuters) - Paul Collingwood  marked his record 171st one-day appearance with an unbeaten  century to lead England to a commanding seven-wicket victory  over South Africa in the second match of the series yesterday .

Muralitharan aims to add spin to India farewell

KANPUR, India, (Reuters) - Muttiah Muralitharan will  be hoping the bowlers get more favourable conditions when Sri  Lanka face India in the second test from  tomorrow after a flat  pitch consigned the first to a high-scoring draw .

Bailey suing Swedish newspaper

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Daniel Bailey is suing a Swedish newspaper for erroneously publishing reports that he had failed a drugs test at the World Championships last August .

Guyana Open…

Guyana Open…

Persaud, Sukhram take day one honours Teenage golf prodigy Avinash Persaud took day one honours in the championship flight with two previous winners in contention, while defending ladies champion Christine Sukhram held steady on an intriguing day of the Power Stout Guyana Open Golf championships yesterday at the Lusignan Golf Club .

Gabba pitch to provide early help to pacers

BRISBANE, Australia, CMC – West Indies’ pacers will hope to get first crack at the Gabba pitch in next week’s opening Test against Australia, with predictions the strip will be lively over the first day of the encounter .

Cozier On Sunday…

Windies’ revival crucial to test cricket’s longevity Against the perpetual backdrop of debate over the future of Test cricket, the West Indies start a series against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday that the doomsayers expect will accelerate its demise .

DCC make light work of Lusignan in Hand-in-Hand final

DCC make light work of Lusignan in Hand-in-Hand final

By Marlon MunroeThe Hand-In-Hand limited-overs second-division competition culminated on Friday evening under lights with Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) making light work of Lusignan Sports Club (LSC) by 87 runs at the Lusignan Community Centre .

GKA moving ahead with plans for construction of dojo

GKA moving ahead with plans for construction of dojo

-has raised $8m, needs $41m more By Marlon MunroeThe Guyana Karate College (GKC) has been a pioneer in the field of Martial Arts since 1968 and, in its 41st year, the institution has made some significant strides to acquire a traditional dojo for the improvement of the sport .

Nets, Pacesetters advance to quarter-finals

Nets, Pacesetters advance to quarter-finals

Third Division underdogs Nets sent Demerara Colours Panthers packing 52-43 while the number-one seeded Courts Pacesetters  team sank newcomers East/West Fire 77-55 in matches on the opening night of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA) Open and Third  Division knock-out tournaments .

No doubt over Gayle’s commitment

-says Bennet King There should be no doubt over Chris Gayle’s commitment to Test cricket after the West Indies captain underwent a Aus$25,000 heart operation to save his career on the 2005 tour of Australia, former head coach Bennett King told an Australian newspaper yesterday .

Ramdin ready for captaincy challenge if Gayle misses Test

BRISBANE, Australia, CMC – If West Indies captain Chris Gayle does not return in time for the start of the opening Test next Thursday, his deputy Denesh Ramdin has no qualms about taking the mantle .



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