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Windies A record clean sweep against Zimbabwe

ST ANDREW’S, Grenada, CMC-West Indies A ensured Zimbabwe’s build-up to the World Twenty20 Champion-ship remained rocky with a four-wicket win over the African side in a T20 game here yesterday .

Netball team lauded for discipline

Netball team lauded for discipline

– clinics for schoolchildren on the agendaBy Tamica Garnett Though the Guyana Under-16 Netball team returned without the ultimate victory from the recently concluded Caribbean Netball Association (CAN) Under-16 Jean Pierre Championship, they did not return empty-handed .

Mc Kay wins tactical race

Mc Kay wins tactical race

Warren Mc Kay rode to an impressive win in the feature event of the Inspire the Child, Inspire Change Foundation/Roraima Bikers’ Club cycling meet at the National Park yesterday .

Bolt powers Jamaica to new sprint relay record in Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA, United States, CMC – In front a capacity crowd at Franklin Field Stadium, World and Olympic triple gold medalist Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica’s Gold team to an impressive, record-breaking victory at the 116th Penn Relays on Saturday .

Tired Verdasco, ruthless Soderling into Barcelona final

BARCELONA,(Reuters)-Fernando Verdasco found strength to haul his way back from a set and a break down to reach the final of the Barcelona Open with a 6-7 7-5 6-1 win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Saturday .

Race of Champions leaves China for Germany

LONDON, (Reuters) This year’s Race of Champions will be held in the German city of Duesseldorf after being staged in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium in 2009, organisers said on Friday .

Man Utd back on top while Arsenal bow out

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 yesterday to surge two points clear of sole title rivals Chelsea in the Premier League .

Pierce takes Celtics to 3-0 series lead

-Spurs and Jazz winMIAMI, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics put the Miami Heat on the brink of elimination from the playoffs, with a clutch 100-98 victory on Friday to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first round series .

Giftland OfficeMax, Fitness Express and Windjammer Int’l donate to HRC

Giftland OfficeMax, Fitness Express and Windjammer Int’l donate to HRC

Representatives from Giftland OfficeMax, Fitness Express, and Windjammer International Cuisine & Comfort Inn on Friday afternoon handed over their contributions to members of the HRC Organising Committee, just days before the Second Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships are held .

So many sub-plots

There are a host of sub-plots to the ICC World Twenty20 Championship that starts at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence on Friday, cricket’s second global event in these parts since the World Cup three years ago .

Bangalore crush Deccan by nine wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore 86 for 1 (Dravid 35*) beat Deccan Chargers 82 (Kumble 4-16) by nine wickets(Cricinfo) In a yawn-inducing crawl, Deccan Chargers meandered to 82, the lowest total of the season, and Royal Challengers Bangalore knocked it off without much fuss to book their spot in the next Champions League .

GRFU launches official CAC rugby logo

GRFU launches official CAC rugby logo

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) yesterday officially launched its logo for the upcoming Central America and Caribbean Games to be held at the National Stadium on July 24 and 25 .

New Amsterdam and Wortmanville/ Werk-en-Rust exit Super Wards on high note

New Amsterdam and Wortmanville/ Werk-en-Rust exit Super Wards on high note

New Amsterdam and Wortmanville/ Werk-en-Rust exited the Mackeson National Super Wards Basketball Competition on a high note when they came out victorious in their final games on Thursday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

Taylor half-century helps Windies seal T20 series

CAYON, St Kitts, CMC – Teenaged opener Stafanie Taylor stroked a fine, unbeaten half-century as West Indies women sealed their three-match Twenty20 International series with a three-wicket victory in the second match yesterday .

Suriname invasion for drag-race meet

There is expected to be a Suriname invasion with over 30 high powered cars coming in from Guyana’s neighbours from the east for the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) Drag-racing meet at the South Dakota Circuit tomorrow from 10:00 hours .

GLTA serves off doubles tournament

GLTA serves off doubles tournament

The Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) kicked off its Trophy Stall sponsored doubles tournament at the Pegasus International Hotel Lawn Tennis Court yesterday .

DSSC thrash Stabroek Market by seven wickets

Demerara Speedboat Sports Club (DSSC) thrashed Stabroek Market by a resounding seven-wicket margin on Wednesday evening at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, in their feature 25-over softball match .

Naipaul Ayana slams century in NBS second division cricket competition

– Caribs, Young Warriors advance to the last 16 playoffs .

Spready’s Bakery Under-19 50-over cricket competition

Spready’s Bakery Under-19 50-over cricket competition

Chan and Barran centuries highlight under-19 competition Centuries from Ryan Chan and Carl Barran, combined with the bowling of medium pacer Kenny Durant had Sisters fighting a loosing battle against the Flying Stars, in the latest edition of the 2010 Spready’s Bakery Under-19 Cricket Competitions .

Mayweather aims to enhance his legacy against Mosley

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Already accepted as one of the greatest boxers of any era, Floyd Mayweather has set his sights on adding further gloss to his glittering career instead of acquiring more titles .

Doping could cost athletics top Olympic spot – analyst

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) - The doping cases that have dogged athletics leave it at risk of being overtaken by swimming as the premier Olympic sport .

We could have done better on World Cup tickets – FIFA

ZURICH, (Reuters) - FIFA admitted yesterday that their largely internet-based system of ticket sales for the 2010 World Cup may have been a mistake but added that stadiums will be at least 95 percent full for all matches after a sales surge .

Bulls hold off charging Cavs, Thunder down Lakers

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls withstood a late run by the Cleveland Cavaliers to pull off a 108-106 victory on Thursday and reduce their best-of-seven Eastern Conference series deficit to 2-1 .

Oudin leads US against Russia in Fed Cup semi-final

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Melanie Oudin will assume the leading role when the United States meet Russia in their Fed Cup semi-final this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama .

Mayor’s Cup knockout tournament

Mayor’s Cup knockout tournament

Alpha United destroy Golden Grove on way to quarter-final Alpha United recorded the most comfortable victory to date in the annual Mayor’s Cup knockout tournament to secure the last quarter-final spot when they destroyed Golden Grove at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground on Wednesday night .

Alfred/De Groot rematch set for May 22

Alfred/De Groot rematch set for May 22

The date of the long-awaited rematch between Shondell Alfred and Corrine Van Ryck De Groot has been officially set for May 22, although a venue for the fight is yet  to be determined .

Olympic champion Merritt fails doping tests

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) - Olympic and world 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt has failed three doping tests for a banned substance and accepted a provisional suspension, his lawyer said yesterday .

Narayan earns second consecutive Haier prize

Former national under-19 all-rounder Danney Narayan was yesterday presented with his second consecutive Haier prize for his exceptional performance in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Second-Division 40-over cricket competition .

G/town, Linden teams clash ahead of National Super Ward semis

By Floyd ChristieThe Georgetown/Linden rivalry continues when the top teams in the National Super Ward Basketball Championships square off against each other tomorrow evening .

Namilco donates equipment to Netball Association

Namilco donates equipment to Netball Association

Representatives from the National Milling Company (Namilco) yesterday handed over a quantity of equipment to the Guyana Netball Association GNA)in an effort to boost the sport of netball in the country .

Bakewell attains decade-long sponsorship of RHTY&SC

Bakewell attains decade-long sponsorship of RHTY&SC

Bread giant Bakewell renew-ed its sponsorship of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) by injecting $200,000 to support the organisation’s under-17 and second-division teams .

Stag Beer 10/10 set for May

The 10/10 Stag Beer softball cricket knockout competition is set for May 1 and 2 at the Softball Association ground, Carifesta Avenue .

GMR&SC drag racing set for Sunday

Drag racing is set for Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit, where a number of drivers from Suriname will be on show in the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) sponsored event .

Dowlin shines as Windies A take nervy T20 win

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Captain Travis Dowlin stroked a responsible, unbeaten 49 to steer West Indies A to a nervous, five-wicket win over Zimbabwe in their Twenty20 match at the Queen’s Park Stadium yesterday .

Bollinger charges Chennai into final

(Cricinfo) Chennai Super Kings, boosted by a determined display from their bowlers led by Doug Bollinger, put an end to Deccan Chargers’ run of five consecutive wins to qualify for the IPL final for the second time .

Too big to fail? India’s IPL cricket in a spin

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - With its cocktail of celebrities and cheerleaders, the Indian Premier League’s dizzy rise to become cricket’s richest tournament is under threat, illustrating how politics and business don’t mix .

Caribbean ready for global showpiece -Bryan

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC- World Twenty20 Championship tournament director Robert Bryan has remained confident over the Caribbean’s readiness to host the global showpiece .



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