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Running Braves athletes performed remarkably at Hampton Games

Running Braves athletes performed remarkably at Hampton Games

- Coach Sham Johnny Although the club captured its fair share of trophies, coach of the Running Braves Athletics Club, Sham Johnny, says the most significant achievement is the remarkable performance  by many of his athletes at the recently-concluded Hampton Games in Trinidad and Tobago .

London/Gibson engage in thrash talk ahead of tomorrow’s FNF card

The sixth edition of the GBBC/GABA Friday Night Fights is building momentum .

Leewards, Canada end with a point after washout

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The sorry campaigns of the Leeward Islands and Canada came to equally dismal ends here yesterday, when their final game of the Caribbean Twenty20 Trophy was rained out at the Queen’s Park Oval .

Jabloteh concedes late goal to lose opener

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s San Juan Jabloteh conceded a late goal to lose their opening encounter of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round against Santos of Mexico on Tuesday night .

Strauss fully focused on Pakistan

(BBC) Captain Andrew Strauss insists England will not be distracted by the upcoming Ashes when they begin their Test series against Pakistan today .

Essex sign all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for T20 finals

(BBC) Essex have signed West Indies international Dwayne Bravo for their T20 squad ahead of the finals .

Tendulkar century raises Indian recovery hopes

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sachin Tendulkar once again  came to his country’s rescue and raised hopes of salvaging the  second test yesterday after Sri Lankan spinners wreaked havoc  by claiming four wickets to hinder India’s fightback .

Durant likely to lead US squad at world championships

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - With LeBron James, Dwyane  Wade and Chris Bosh focused on building their own NBA Dream  Team in Miami, USA Basketball unveiled a Plan B line-up yesterday for next month’s world championships .

Waugh tips Swann, Mendis and Harbhajan to fill void

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Former Australia captain  Steve Waugh tipped Graeme Swann, Ajantha Mendis and Harbhajan  Singh to fill the void left by the retirement of spin bowling’s  golden generation .

Gatlin gunning for sprinting’s big three

ATLANTA,  (Reuters) - In the searing Georgia sun,  American Justin Gatlin works alone on resurrecting a sprinting  career cast into limbo by a four-year doping ban .

Bolt to face Gay and Powell in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM,  (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Usain  Bolt and top sprint rivals Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell will meet  for the first time this year in a 100 metres showdown at the  Stockholm Diamond League meeting next week .

Pacquiao to use political clout for Olympic goals

MANILA, (Reuters) - Seven-time world champion  Manny Pacquiao made a vow to improve life in his poor southern  hometown and to help the Philippines win a first Olympic gold  medal in his maiden speech as a lawmaker in Congress .

Tiger Woods tops list of top-earning athletes

DETROIT, (Reuters) - Professional golfer Tiger Woods has been off his game since his extramarital affairs were  exposed last year, but he’s still the world’s highest earning  athlete, according to 2010 rankings released yesterday .

Three times for the Sevens ladies

Three times for the Sevens ladies

-Guyana’s women rubgy team in last gasp victory over T/dad By Floyd ChristieIt was described by International Rugby Board (iRB) Regional General Manager, Tom Jones as the best game of rugby he has seen in years .

Pompey finishes sixth in 200m

Pompey finishes sixth in 200m

-Adam Harris, Prowell also eliminated from 200m Guyana’s Aliann Pompey failed to land a second medal after placing sixth in the women’s 200m final at the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico yesterday .

Dr. Anthony targets mid-September for opening of Liliendaal pool

Dr. Anthony targets mid-September for opening of Liliendaal pool

By Tamica GarnettMinister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr .

National team at WICB regional women’s 50-over tournament will be number one

- Captain Shemaine Campbelle By Marlon MunroeNational women’s cricket captain Shemaine Campbelle is soft spoken but very competitive and as rounded and gifted as most in the sport and she sets a high standard for her other teammates to follow .

Small praises B/dos side after U-17 success

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Manager Dave Small has hailed the character of the Barbados Under-17 side after they overcame several challenges to advance in the Caribbean Football Union Youth Cup last weekend .

Kluft back in the spotlight and jumping for joy

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - For former world and Olympic  heptathlon champion Carolina Kluft, scraping into the European  championship long jump final as the last qualifier yesterday  was a huge achievement .

Maradona dropped as Argentina coach

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - Diego Maradona’s stormy  spell as Argentina coach came to an end yesterday when the  Argentine Football Association (AFA) voted unanimously not to  renew his contract .

Evergreen Ottey still running with the pack

BARCELONA, (Reuters) - Three decades after winning  the first of nine Olympic medals, the remarkably  youthful-looking Merlene Ottey has no intention of discarding  her running shoes .

WICB president praises Windwards title capture

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies cricket chief Julian Hunte has lauded the Windward Islands’ historic capture of the regional Under-19 Challenge title on Monday .

Kobe finding it tough to take it easy after surgery

BEIJING, (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe  Bryant is finding it hard to take it easy in the NBA off-season after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee .

Rain threatens Jamaica, T&T blockbuster

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Adverse weather again threatens the Caribbean Twenty20 Trophy which is scheduled to bowl off here with a blockbuster encounter between pre-tournament favourites Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica today .

Sri Lanka torment India with run fest

vCOLOMBO, (Reuters) - Kumar Sangakkara smashed his  seventh test double hundred and Mahela Jayawardene broke Don  Bradman’s record for the most test centuries at one venue as a  rampant Sri Lanka tormented India in the second test yesterday .

Pakistan bowling attack overrated, says Collingwood

LOUGHBOROUGH, England, (Reuters) - England batsman  Paul Collingwood believes the Pakistan bowling attack that  helped end Australia’s seven-match winning streak has a lot to  do to prove it is the best in the world .

Joe Public opens Champions League campaign against Brujas

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – National Pro League champions Joe Public left here Monday for Costa Rica where they will clash with Brujas in their first leg of the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League tonight .

Pompey bags 400m silver

Pompey bags 400m silver

—boxers Sandiford, Jordan assured of bronze medals Guyana’s Aliann Pompey continued her stellar athletics career by bagging a silver medal at the XXI Central American and Caribbean games currently underway in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico .

Women Sevens team maul Mexico, whip St Lucia

Women Sevens team maul Mexico, whip St Lucia

— but held to scoreless draw against J/ca By Floyd ChristieThe national women’s rugby Seven’s team began its quest to retain its North American and Caribbean Rugby Associations (NACRA) Championship with a commanding display of rugby yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence .

Digicel on board for Pan American Karate Championships

Digicel on board for Pan American Karate Championships

By Tamica GarnettTelecommunications giant, Digicel, yesterday became the latest sponsor to  assist the Guyana Karate College (GKC) to host the 11th International Shotokan Federation (ISKF) Pan American Karate Championships scheduled to be held in Guyana from August 12-15 .

Rugby Sevens players presented with CAC gold medals

Rugby Sevens players presented with CAC gold medals

By Floyd ChristieIn the aftermath of their historic gold medal win against Jamaica in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games rugby Sevens tournament, the national men’s rugby team was presented with  golden neckwear during an awards dinner at Thirst Park, Sunday evening .

GSA plans to introduce squash to schools on completion of courts – Arjoon

GSA plans to introduce squash to schools on completion of courts – Arjoon

By Tamica GarnettPresident of the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) Andrew Arjoon says the association hopes to introduce the game to schools on completion of the squash courts at Thomas Lands this year .

GCF stages seven rounds blitz chess tourney Saturday

GCF stages seven rounds blitz chess tourney Saturday

Following the successful staging of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) in conjunction with the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Rating Tournament, local chess players will now turn their attention to Rapid Chess (blitz) .

Aziza Akousa Nature Resort to host Emancipation Swimming Festival at Madewini Creek

The Aziza Akousa Nature resort will host its 15th annual Emancipation Swimming Festival at the Madewini Creek, Linden-Soesdyke Highway from 10am on Sunday .

ACDA to host two days of sporting events

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) will host two days of sporting events at the National Park on August 1-2 .

Night Crescendo creates major upset

Night Crescendo creates major upset

Night Crescendo of the Marcel Crawford Stable overcame the elements and created a major upset in the feature `C’ Class event on Sunday at the Norman Singh Turf Club, No .

Barbados book semis spot with solid win

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Javon Searles’ four-wicket haul, coupled with senseless Windward Islands batting, helped Barbados to a handsome 39-run in their second match of the Caribbean Twenty20 Trophy here Sunday night .



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