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Another Smith century gives Windies A winning start

NORTHAMPTON, England, CMC – Devon Smith plundered his second successive century as West Indies A crushed India A by 166 runs, in the opening match of the Tri-Nation Limited Overs series here yesterday .

NBA exec: LeBron to Bulls is ‘done deal’

The top five contenders in the LeBron Sweepstakes will meet with the King in Akron, Ohio, starting Thursday, but according to one team executive, the meetings are just a formality .

Roddick falls foul of Lu

LONDON, (Reuters) - Sweat seeping from his baseball  cap after four hours scratching for his game on a dusty  baseline, Andy Roddick became Wimbledon’s biggest casualty yesterday when he lost to the son of a Taiwanese chicken farmer .

Germany, Argentina storm to last eight

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Germany thrashed England  and Argentina subdued a tough Mexico side yesterday to storm  into the World Cup quarter-finals in matches both marred by  controversial refereeing decisions .

Mc Kay repeats as National  Road Race champion

Mc Kay repeats as National Road Race champion

Warren `Forty’ McKay overcame the inclement weather and a field of competitive cyclists to retain his title when the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) held its annual National Road Race championships yesterday .

BCB boasts of unbelievable  strides with Bess’ test debut

BCB boasts of unbelievable strides with Bess’ test debut

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is giving itself a pat on the back after fast bowler Brandon Bess became the 14th Berbician to play Test Cricket on Saturday .

Giantkillers Slovakia take on the Dutch

JOHANNESBURG,  (Reuters) - Slovakia face the mighty  Dutch today hoping to keep their giantkilling run alive and  join Germany and Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals .

Serena ready to settle six-year score

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Sparks are expected to fly from  Serena Williams’s racket when she finally gets a chance to  settle a six-year-old score against Maria Sharapova today .

Vettel charges to European GP victory

VALENCIA, Spain,  (Reuters) - Red Bull’s Sebastian  Vettel won the European Grand Prix yesterday while McLaren’s  Lewis Hamilton doubled his championship lead by finishing  runner-up for the third year in a row .

Prince, de Villiers push S/Africa ahead

Bridgetown, Barbados – After an absorbing day of Test cricket, unfortunately witnessed by a small gathering of spectators, the South Africans held the advantage with a first innings lead of 59, having reached 285 for 6 by the end of day two of the final Digicel Test at the Kensington Oval .

Kishore adds Safeway trophy to collection

Kishore adds Safeway trophy to collection

Teenage golfer Avinda Kishore added another trophy to his collection when he won the Safeway Security sponsored Medal play  Golf tournament last Saturday at the Lusignan Club .

England clinch series win over world champions Australia

LONDON,  (Reuters) - England survived a late assault  by the Australian fast bowlers yesterday to win the third  one-day international by one wicket with five balls to spare and  clinch the five-match series against the world champions 3-0 .

Today’s World Cup fixtures

Netherlands vs .

Ghana, Uruguay first into quarters

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Ghana equalled the best  World Cup display by an African side to reach the quarter-finals yesterday while Uruguay stirred memories of past glory by also  making it into the last eight for the first time in 40 years .

Bess makes test debut but WI batting demons return

Bridgetown, Barbados – The West Indies batting demons continue to haunt them after being absent in the Second Digicel Test in St Kitts when the west Indies  scored 546 on a friendly pitch .

Today’s World Cup fixtures

Germany vs .

“Reds” Perreira a treasure to Guyana and the Caribbean

“Reds” Perreira a treasure to Guyana and the Caribbean

-says Sir Shridath Ramphal By Marlon MunroeCricket icon and veteran broadcaster Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira on Friday launched his autobiography, ‘Living My Dreams’, at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel amidst stirring tributes from friends .

BFA Coca Cola tourney top performers rewarded

BFA Coca Cola tourney top performers rewarded

All the top teams and top individual performers of the just-concluded Berbice Football Association (BFA) Coca Cola knockout football tournament were rewarded at the Winners Circle, Night Spot recently .

Nankumar Singh wants to fight Clevlon Rock a third time to settle score

Nankumar Singh wants to fight Clevlon Rock a third time to settle score

By Marlon MunroeRepublican Gym’s fighter Nankumar Singh feels cheated and is eager to fight GDF boxer and junior Commonwealth Games silver medalist Clevlon Rock a third time to settle the score .

Vehicle Workshop scores runaway win

Vehicle Workshop scores runaway win

Vehicle Workshop scored a runaway 93 games to emerge winners of Banks DIH Inter-Department dominoes competition played recently at Thirst Park .

ICC Annual Conference begins today in Singapore

ICC Annual Conference begins today in Singapore

The ICC Annual Conference week begins today with the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meeting at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore and ends on 1 July 2010 with the inauguration of the seventh ICC President, Sharad Pawar, at the Annual Conference .

Batting superstar continues to eye comeback

LONDON, England, CMC – Batting maestro Brian Lara has again hinted at a comeback, just a month after talks broke down with English county Surrey over a possible contract .

Dwindling crowds another nail in Test cricket’s coffin

When the first ball of a decisive Test between the West Indies and the game’s second ranked team was bowled at Kensington Oval yesterday, there were nearly as many menacing looking task force policemen, in their dark overalls, assault rifles on their shoulders and revolvers on their hips, as spectators in the stands .

Gibson gives Windies batting failing grade

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has given his side a failing grade for their batting performance on the opening day of the third Test against South Africa here yesterday .

Livid Nadal flirts with danger, Serena strolls

LONDON, (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal tamed his fury after  a rare warning for coaching yesterday to come through another  five-set test at Wimbledon while Andy Murray made more clinical  progress towards their possible semi-final showdown .

Mexico prepares to counter Messi factor

PRETORIA,  (Reuters) - Mexico fear that a first goal  at this World Cup from Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the second  round today could dash their hopes of revenge for their  defeat by the same opponents at the same stage four years ago .

Record number confirmed for Puerto Rico

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – The Bermuda Olympic Association on Friday confirmed it will send 60 athletes to compete in next month’s Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Puerto Rico, the largest team ever to represent the island at the showpiece .

Heavyweights clash!

—Old foes England and Germany prepare to land the first knockout blow of the World Cup BLOEMFONTEIN,  (Reuters) - Germany have got physical  problems while England’s are mainly in their heads as the two  old foes prepare to land the first heavyweight knockout blow in  the World Cup today .

Vettel takes pole with Webber alongside

VALENCIA, Spain, (Reuters) - Germany’s Sebastian  Vettel yesterday locked down pole position for  today’s European Formula One  Grand Prix with Red Bull sweeping the front row for the fourth time this season .

AAG selects six overseas- based Guyanese and one  local for CAC Games

AAG selects six overseas- based Guyanese and one local for CAC Games

[caption id="attachment_85432" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="Aliann Pompey"][/caption]By Tamica Garnett The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has selected six overseas-based Guyanese and one home-based athlete to represent Guyana at the track and field division of the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games to be held in Mayaquez Puerto Rico from the 22 – 28 July .

True Champions Volleyball  Tournament officially launched

True Champions Volleyball Tournament officially launched

The True Champions Volleyball Tournament which will serve off on July 17 at 10 am at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and end September 18  was officially launched yesterday in the Boardroom of Guyoil Company, Kitty, by the official sponsor of the tournament, Tradewind Tankers .

Stars Powell, Fraser headline trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Former World 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and World and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser head the list of athletes down to participate at this weekend’s Jamaica Trials .

NAMILCO stages seventh annual  CARICOM Day Cycle Race

NAMILCO stages seventh annual CARICOM Day Cycle Race

The National Milling Company of Guyana Inc .

‘I have nothing to lose’

- says Dale RichardsBridgetown, Barbados – Recalled opening batsman, Barbadian Dale Richards, says that he views his latest opportunity with the West Indies Test side as a case of “nothing to lose” .

Reece spearheads  Flying Ace cycle team  to national c/ships

Reece spearheads Flying Ace cycle team to national c/ships

Top junior cyclist Neil Reece will spearhead the Flying Ace Cycle Club’s team to the National Road Race championships scheduled for tomorrow .

Groups over, Spain and Portugal in last 16

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Iberian neighbours Spain  and Portugal avoided the humiliating fate of fellow European  soccer powers Italy and France to reach the last 16 in yesterday’s  final games of the World Cup group stage .



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