LONDON, (Reuters) - Australia recovered from stage fright at the most celebrated theatre in world cricket to fight their way back into the second Ashes test against England yesterday .
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - Juan Sebastian Veron was lauded as his club’s outstanding player of all time after leading modest Estudiantes to Libertadores Cup victory .
ST FARGEAU, France, (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish strengthened his grip on the Tour de France sprints when he won the 11th stage yesterday to equal Barry Hoban’s British record of eight victories in the world’s greatest race .
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy says he is content with his role in the regional team’s attack, following his five-wicket haul in the opening Test against Bangladesh .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The West Indies Players Association has turned to CARICOM for help in brokering a solution to the impasse with the West Indies Cricket Board .
LONDON, (Reuters) - England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will retire from test cricket after the Ashes series against Australia because his battered body can no longer cope with the demands of five-day matches .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – A maiden half-century from Jonathan Foo failed to save Guyana from a nine-wicket defeat to host Jamaica at Sabina Park on the final day of their second round TCL Group West Indies three-day Cup match yesterday .
Australia draw inspiration from Lord’s record LONDON, (Reuters) - Australia will draw inspiration from their performance in the first Ashes test against England and their outstanding overall record at Lord’s for the second test starting today (1000GMT) .
KARACHI, (Reuters) - Just three weeks after being hailed as national heroes for winning the Twenty20 World Cup, the Pakistan cricket team is under fire after suffering their first test series defeat in Sri Lanka .
LONDON, (Reuters) - A day before the start of the second Ashes test, the “time-wasting” row from the finale of the first match refuses to die down with Australia captain Ricky Ponting weighing in again yesterday .
PARIS, (Reuters) - Usain Bolt promised yesterday to offer “something special” to the crowd of the Stade de France tomorrow during the Paris stage of the Golden League .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Trinidad & Tobago registered their second win of the TCL Group West Indies three-day Cup with an emphatic eight-wicket win over the Windward Islands yesterday .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Leeward Islands staged a gallant run chase to stun defending champions Barbados by four wickets on the final day of their second round TCL Group West Indies three-day Cup match yesterday .
TURNBERRY, Scotland, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods goes into this week’s British Open as heavy favourite to clinch his 15th major crown on a Turnberry layout which has consistently rewarded the game’s top players .
Essequibo teams through to semis Essequibo’s Die Hard XI and Young Warriors made it to the semi-final round of the Guyana Softball League (GSL) Trophy Stall 15-Over Softball Competition after they defeated Farm Masjid and Ariel XI at the Police Sports Club ground on Sunday .
LONDON, England, CMC – Guyana’s resurgent squash ace Nicolette Fernandes is now on the verge of returning to the Top-100 in the world rankings .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Striking West Indies players will begin to receive monies owed them shortly .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Captain Charlene Taitt is one of five West Indies players named in a strong Barbados squad for next month’s WICB Women’s Senior Cricket Championships in Guyana .
ST FARGEAU, France, (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish yesterday laughed off media reports that he had made derogatory comments about the French on the Tour de France .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has ended injured Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s long reign as the top-ranked test bowler .
By Tiadi BlairOverseas-based racquet wielders Michelle John and Paul David yesterday declared themselves ready to “war” for Guyana’s table tennis .
- Ryan Hinds only new addition ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies selectors have stood by the makeshift West Indies squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting Friday, with Barbadian batsman Ryan Hinds the only new addition to the line-up .
- Keisha Jeffrey, Victoria Arjoon crowned squash queens Guyana started this year’s Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) championships with three squash queens but were left with only two when the curtain came down on the individual competition yesterday in Barbados .
Flamingo shrivels Alpha It was thrills and spills on an action-packed second night of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and Georgetown Football Association, Guinness Futsal tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Monday .
Sixteen top teams from the Georgetown and East Coast districts will battle for one million dollars when the Victoria King’s FC in association with Cool Crew Pro and Team Guyana-USA inaugural East Coast Reunion 2009 competition kicks off on Saturday at the Victoria Ground, East Coast Demerara .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Windward Islands gave another inept batting display and were facing defeat in their TCL Group West Indies Under-19 second-round match against Trinidad and Tobago yesterday .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Akeem Dewar, Romeo Dunka and Kirk Harris struck half-centuries for Jamaica to put Guyana on the ropes on the second day of their TCL Group West Indies three-day Cup match at Sabina Park yesterday .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Barbados’ batting stuttered but the defending champions still managed to strengthen their grip on their second round TCL Group West Indies three-day Cup match against the Leeward Islands yesterday .
Bank of Guyana squeezes past Enmore Bank of Guyana (BOG) squeezed past Enmore to advance to the third round of the Guyana Softball and Windball Cricket Association (GS&WCA) 15/15 tapeball competition following the playoff of second round matches last weekend at the GS&WCA ground on Carifesta Avenue .
ISSOUDUN, France, (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish won his third stage on the 2009 Tour de France yesterday, a 194 .
Local golfers will be looking forward to improved weather this weekend when they compete in the Edward Ajodha sponsored Medal Play Golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf course on Saturday .
COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka romped to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan to win the series after the visitors suffered a dramatic batting collapse on the third day of the second test yesterday .
DHAKA, (Reuters) - Bangladesh bowlers Shakib Al Hasan and Shahadat Hossain have been fined 10 and five percent of their match fees respectively for excessive appealing in the first test against West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday .
- monster WICB has created is giving it hell; players must choose between WICB and WIPABy Orin DavidsonRegardless of how you twist and turn this one around, there are no ifs and buts about the genesis of the latest shame perpetrated on West Indies cricket .
By Tiadi BlairThe Guyana Blind Cricket team which will participate in this year’s regional tournament yesterday received words of encouragement from Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee .
The Guyana Table Tennis Association has selected its representative national teams for the 51st Caribbean Table Tennis championships scheduled July 20-29 in French Guiana .
-Victoria Arjoon also through to final Whichever way the cookie crumbles Guyana will still be assured of a gold medal in the girl’s U-17 division when the curtain comes down on the singles competition of the Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) which is currently in progress in Barbados .