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Murray turns up heat as Roddick loses his cool

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Andy Murray sent an ominous  warning to his U .

All calm on U.S. Open courts as storms close in

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A year ago, Kim Clijsters was  the mom in the spotlight at the U .

East Coast Under-17 Cricket Camp sparks renewed interest in game

East Coast Under-17 Cricket Camp sparks renewed interest in game

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports/National Sports Commission’s first ever East Coast Under-17 Cricket Camp, which was held at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club, came to a close yesterday with two cricket matches played by the participants in the three-day camp .

Serbia meet Croatia after beating Argentina

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) - The World Championship first  knockout round is poised to produce a pair of classics after  Serbia beat Argentina 84-82 in an enthralling Group A match yesterday to set up a meeting with Balkan neighbours Croatia .

Onions out for up to nine months

LONDON, (Reuters) - Fast bowler Graham Onions is  expected to be out of action for a further nine months once he  undergoes back surgery next week, the England and Wales Cricket  Board (ECB) said yesterday .

Clamour grows for legalised betting in India

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The  Pakistan spot-fixing scandal has once again shone the spotlight  on illegal betting in the sub-continent and reopened the debate  on the legalisation of gambling in India .

Guyanese in Barbados urged to support women boxers

(Barbados Nation) There is a call for all Guyanese nationals living in Barbados to come out in their numbers and support the Guyana team of Ansil Norville and Vanessa Robinson when the bell sounds at the 2010 AIBA World Women Boxing Championships at the Wildey Gymnasium next Thursday .

Hughes back for India tour, Haddin still recovering

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Opening batsman Phillip  Hughes has returned from a dislocated shoulder while  wicketkeeper Brad Haddin remains unavailable for Australia  after selectors confirmed their test squad for two matches in  India next month .

WI taps uncapped Munroe  for ICC Women’s Challenge

WI taps uncapped Munroe for ICC Women’s Challenge

Guyanese medium-pacer Subrina Munroe gained the regional selectors’ nod as one of two newcomers in the 14-member West Indies Women’s squad that will contest the International Cricket Council Challenge in Potchefstroom, South Africa next month .

Improving Blake ends season over hamstring concerns

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who pulled up during his 100m victory over American Justin Gatlin at Tuesday’s Palio della Quercia meet in Rovereto, Italy, has called a premature end to his season .

Scorpions tame Panthers

The Beepat Scorpions notched a 71-52 victory over the Colours Panthers last evening in the Pepsi Street Series Division Three and Open Leagues at the Burnham Basketball Court .

Preparations to plan as New Zealand gears up for World Cup

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) - Martin Snedden glances across  the far left corner of his harbour-side office to the digital  clock above the entrance to Rugby New Zealand 2011’s 11th-floor  Wellington headquarters .

$5M support from govt  for rugby Sevens team

$5M support from govt for rugby Sevens team

-GRFU’s Nascimento says money will go a long wayBy Floyd Christie President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday at State House contributed $5m towards the national rugby Sevens team’s preparations for the upcoming  2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, India on October 11 and 12 .

‘Mission of Mega Proportions’ slated for Sept. 12

‘Mission of Mega Proportions’ slated for Sept. 12

- but sponsors coming up shortBy Marlon Munroe Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GABBFF) Senior National Championships dubbed ‘Mission of Mega Proportions’ will go ahead as planned on September 12 but president of the association Fiona Harris is disheartened that more sponsors have not come on board .

President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic:Names mix-up in ‘Champion Girl’  title announcement leads to  embarrassing chanting

President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic:Names mix-up in ‘Champion Girl’ title announcement leads to embarrassing chanting

By Tamica Garnett Caribbean long distance athlete Alika Morgan said she felt embarrassed Sunday night when abusive remarks were hurled at her from other athletes belonging to an opposing club after she had been named lone ‘Champion Girl’ of the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic that took place at the McKenzie Sports Club Ground .

Nanan blasts WICB over Sarwan, Ramdin snub

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Former West Indies off-spinner Rangy Nanan has slammed the regional cricket board for its decision to axe Ramnaresh Sarwan and Denesh Ramdin from the list of players offered central retainer contracts .

Concussed Azarenka collapses on U.S. Open court

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka’s on-court  collapse in the scorching heat at the U .

Woods in good position for FedExCup playoff push

NORTON, Massachusetts, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods,  boosted by a strong display at the Barclays tournament, has a  good chance to qualify for the rest of the FedExCup playoff  series at the Deutsche Bank Championship starting tomorrow .

Trio to meet with High Commissioner today

LONDON, (Reuters) - The meeting between the three  Pakistan players at the centre of spot-fixing allegations and  the country’s High Commissioner has been postponed until today, officials said yesterday .

U.S. crushes Iran

STANBUL, (Reuters) - World championship favourites  the U .

Pietersen apologises for outburst

(BBC) Kevin Pietersen has apologised for the outburst which followed his omission from England’s limited-overs squads for the series against Pakistan .

Fennell hits out at corruption claims, says Delhi will be ready

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Commonwealth Games chief Mike Fennell has moved to allay fears that India will not be ready to host the massive October event, and has defended the organising committee against corruption allegations .

GTA inaugural Super Sixes  tournament officially launched

GTA inaugural Super Sixes tournament officially launched

The Guyana Tapeball Association’s inaugural Super Sixes, seven-a-side tapeball cricket competition was officially launched in the Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground pavilion yesterday .

Fitzgerald impresses  at Darts tournament

Fitzgerald impresses at Darts tournament

Sudesh Fitzgerald outplayed his opponents to claim the top spot at the recent Mark Persaud and SunFlower Hotel jointly-sponsored tournament hosted at Mark’s Darts Club, 72 Brummel Place, on Sunday .

Ganga backing Guyana to shine in South Africa

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago skipper Daren Ganga has expressed confidence Guyana will do well in the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 starting next week in South Africa .

Guyanese urged to support  10km road race and 5km jog

Guyanese urged to support 10km road race and 5km jog

The inaugural Neal and Massy Guyana 10km road race and 5km jog were launched yesterday at the Neal and Massy Staff Facilities with a call to Guyanese to participate in the event in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle .

St Lucia to play final in honour of slain striker

BROOKLYN, New York, CMC – Management of the grief-stricken St .

Sarwan snubbed!

- West Indies middle order batsman overlooked for retainer contract BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Marquee West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan is among three high profile players snubbed by the West Indies Cricket Board for central retainer contracts .

Airtel Champions  League in South Africa:‘Believe in  yourselves’

Airtel Champions League in South Africa:‘Believe in yourselves’

– ‘Reds’ Perreira tells national cricketersBy Marlon Munroe Veteran cricket commentator Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira has reminded the national cricketers who are bound for South Africa for the Airtel Champions League T20 championships   to believe in themselves and their ability .

Gatlin goes quicker agaian, Semenya flops

ROVERETO, Italy, (Reuters) - Former Olympic 100  metres champion Justin Gatlin continued to improve in his comeback from a doping ban when he ran 10 .

Shaq Attack in the lead

The Hikers Hockey Club’s tournament for the advanced division of the Junior Hockey Summer Camp that was held last week in the forum of the St Stanislaus College, Brickdam began Monday night .

Djokovic silences doubters at steamy U.S. Open

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic dispelled his  reputation as a quitter after battling his way through five  gruelling sets in scorching heat to win his first round match  at the U .

Three arrested in money- laundering inquiry

LONDON, (Reuters) - British customs officials have  arrested three people in London as part of an investigation into  money-laundering following a police inquiry into allegations of  corruption within the Pakistan cricket team .

Pakistan agency sends team to probe corruption

ISLAMABAD,  (Reuters) - Pakistan’s top crime  investigative agency will send a team to Britain this week to  look at corruption allegations against some of the country’s  cricket players, a senior official said yesterday .

Spain slip up again as Turkey beat Greece

ISTANBUL,  (Reuters) - Holders Spain have no more room  for error after suffering their second defeat in three games at  the World Championship yesterday while hosts Turkey and dark  horses France reached the last 16 with two games to spare .

French great Fignon, 50, dies of cancer

PARIS, (Reuters) - Laurent Fignon died of cancer yesterday at the age of 50 with two Tour de France wins to his  name — but the eight seconds that cost him a third triumph will live just as long in the memory .

Pietersen dropped by England, joins Surrey

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Batsman Kevin Pietersen was  dropped by England yesterday for the first time in his career  and will move from Hampshire to Surrey on loan for the rest of  the county season .



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