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Pakistan national games postponed over security concerns

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s annual National  Games, scheduled to be held in Peshawar this month, have been postponed because of security concerns, the country’s National Olympic Committee said yesterday .

Swann on song as England thump Bangladesh

HITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Graeme Swann completed a maiden 10-wicket haul to help England overcome some  stubborn resistance from Bangladesh and register a 181-run  victory on the fifth afternoon of the first test yesterday .

Lara could feature in fourth edition of IPL

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies batting legend Brian Lara could be one of the star attractions in next year’s Indian Premier League, international cricket’s premier Twenty20 tournament .

Clarke breaks silence and is ready for Test

(Cricinfo) Michael Clarke has spoken publicly for the first time since his sudden departure from Australia’s tour and his subsequent break-up with Lara Bingle .

Ram looking to private  sector to push lawn  tennis development

Ram looking to private sector to push lawn tennis development

- GBTI, Republic Bank, Sam Barakat’s ECI already on boardBy Marlon Munroe Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) president Christopher Ram firmly believes in the worth of the private sector and says the watchword for his association will be “efficiency .

GFF Super League…Super Buxton United stun Sunburst Camptown

GFF Super League…Super Buxton United stun Sunburst Camptown

Buxton United pulled off a stunning win while defending champions Alpha “The Hammer” United struggled to a 3-2 win as the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League competition continued at the Enmore Community Centre ground Sunday .

LeBron’s second-half show seals win over Boston

CLEVELAND, Ohio, (Reuters) - LeBron James found  his scoring touch in the second half to grab 24 of his  game-high 30 points and lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a  104-93 victory over Eastern Conference rivals Boston on Sunday .

Gayle values series victory over Zimbabwe

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Sehwag powers Delhi Daredevils to victory

The Delhi Daredevils cruised to a six wicket win over the Rajasthan Royals yesterday as the Indian Premier League continued .

West Indies fast bowling trio achieve career-best rankings

(ICC) West Indies fast bowlers Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Kemar Roach have all achieved career-best rankings in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Player Rankings .

Djokovic squeaks through, Nadal coasts home

INDIAN WELLS, California, (Reuters) - Second seed  Novak Djokovic saved three match points before scraping past  Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 2-6 7-6 in the third round  of the Indian Wells ATP tournament yesterday .

Federer rues ‘awkward’ moment between Sampras, Agassi

INDIAN WELLS, California, (Reuters) - Last Friday’s  verbal showdown between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras has been  described by world number one Roger Federer as an “awkward  moment” and “a bit unfortunate” .

Ravens basketballers record victories in Open and Third Division encounters

Ravens Basketball Club recorded victories in the Open and Third Division categories when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Open and Division Three Leagues continued Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

IAAF to recommend U.S. relay team be stripped of gold

DOHA, (Reuters) - The IAAF will recommend the U .

Media XI disposes of  Bill Express Titans

Media XI disposes of Bill Express Titans

A solid, all-round team effort by the Media XI saw them comfortably disposing Western Union’s Bill Express Titans by 65 runs Sunday at Thirst Park ground in a friendly match hosted by Western Union .

Church of Latter Day Saints and RHTYSC donate $1.5M in sports equipment throughout Berbice

Sports and youth development in Berbice took a giant step forward last Friday when the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) in association with the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints handed over $1 .

Banned Rana Naved renews contract with Tasmania

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistani paceman Rana Naved has renewed his contract with Australian state side Tasmania just days after being slapped with a one-year ban from international cricket by his country’s board .

London, Beijing, Chorzow bid for 2015 worlds

DOHA, (Reuters) - London, Beijing and the Polish city of Chorzow are bidding to host the 2015 world  championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said yesterday .

Fitness Express supports GAPF ahead of Caribbean Championships

Fitness Express supports GAPF ahead of Caribbean Championships

Fitness Express, specialists in health and fitness products, has added some muscle to the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) in order to ensure that the body hosts a successful fourth Annual International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Caribbean Islands Bench Press & Powerlifting Cham-pionships will showcase at Princess Hotel, from Thursday to Saturday .

Zunaed, Rahim keep England waiting

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - Zunaed Siddique and Mushfiqur Rahim delayed England’s victory charge in the first test with an unbroken 81-run stand to help Bangladesh reach 191 for five in their second innings yesterday .

Beckham undergoes surgery, set to miss World Cup

HELSINKI, (Reuters) - England’s David Beckham is  set to miss this year’s World Cup despite undergoing successful surgery on his torn Achilles tendon yesterday .

Robles wins rapid hurdles, Tamgho sets record

DOHA, (Reuters) - Cuban outdoor world record-holder  Dayron Robles won a speedy 60 metres hurdles final to share the  world indoor championships spotlight with a faltering Yelena  Isinbayeva and Frenchman Teddy Tamgho yesterday .

Demerara selectors call up 27 for female Inter-County tournament

The selectors of the Demerara Cricket Board have named 27 players to participate in trial matches Thursday and Friday at the Police Sports Club ground Eve Leary from 10am each day .

Jerome Khan carts off Continental-sponsored Medal Play golf tourney

Jerome Khan carts off Continental-sponsored Medal Play golf tourney

Club Captain Jerome Khan bounced back from a lean period to triumph in the Torginol Paints Medal Play Golf Tourney sponsored by Continental Group of Companies Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Club .

Steven Jacobs short circuits PowerGen with masterful 161

Steven Jacobs short circuits PowerGen with masterful 161

Guyanese batsman Steven Jacobs struck a masterful 161 on the opening day of the fifth round of matches in the Premiership Division in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday .

Pacquiao dominates but fails to knockout Clottey

ARLINGTON, Texas, (Reuters) - Filipino Manny  Pacquiao produced a dominating display to outclass Ghanaian  Joshua Clottey and retain his WBO welterweight title with a  unanimous points victory on Saturday .

Alonso wins on Ferrari debut

MANAMA, (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso won the season-opening Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix and led a Ferrari one-two in a dream debut with the Italian glamour team yesterday .

Knicks deny Mavericks 14th straight win

DALLAS,  (Reuters) - The struggling New York Knicks denied Dallas a season’s best 14th consecutive victory with a lopsided 128-94 win over the Mavs on Saturday .

Mumbai survive special Yusuf ton

Mumbai Indians 212 for 6 (Rayudu 55, Tiwary 53, Mascarenhas 2-34) beat Rajasthan Royals 208 for 7 (Yusuf 100, Dogra 41, Malinga 2-22) by four runsYusuf Pathan scored the second-fastest Twenty20 hundred ever, a brutal 37-ball assault, which threatened to give the Rajasthan Royals an unlikely victory Saturday against the Mumbai Indians .

England build commanding lead despite wobble

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, (Reuters) - England put  themselves on course for victory in the first test against Bangladesh yesterday after building a huge 434-run lead on the third day despite losing five wickets in quick succession .

Deccan charges past Chennai

Deccan Chargers 190 for 4 (Symonds 50, Gibbs 45) beat Chennai Super Kings 159 for 9 (Dhoni 42, Morkel 42*, Vaas 3-21) by 31 runsAdam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Herschelle Gibbs and Chaminda Vaas made significant contributions as Deccan Charges defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 31 runs in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League yesterday .

Kolkata rides to second win

——Kolkata Knight Riders 136 for 3 (Tiwary 50, Hodge 50) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 135 for 7 (Kallis 65*, Mathews 4-19) by seven wicketsJacques Kallis carried his bat through the innings for an unbeaten 65 but the Royal Challengers Bangalore were unable to defend their paltry score of 135-7 and received a seven wicket thrashing from the Kolkata Knight Riders .

‘Time for change;  just do it’

‘Time for change; just do it’

- Says Jamaican Olympic silver medallist Grace Jackson at GOA Awards CeremonyBy Marlon Munroe Olympic 200m silver medalist Grace Jackson could not have emphasized the point more: “Guyana is time for change; just do it,” as she underscored the necessity for athletes to have what she called “intrinsic motivation .

Windies aiming for fourth win

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,  CMC – West Indies will chase their fourth win in a row today when they face Zimbabwe in the final One-Day International of the five-match series .

Cricketer injured during U19 trial game

The first day of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) under-19 two-day trial match at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ended with Stephon Sampson being rushed to the hospital after he was hit in the face as he attempted to field a ball on the boundary .

Third time lucky for Bahamian Brown

DOHA, Qatar, CMC – Chris Brown kept his nerve, and benefited from a collision involving the favourite to ease the heartbreak elsewhere for the English-speaking Caribbean, when he claimed gold in the men’s 400 metres at the World Indoor Championships yesterday .



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