CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics gatecrashed LeBron James’s celebration party by tying up the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a resounding 104-86 road victory on Monday .
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, (Reuters) - Golf fans are spoilt for choice with a plethora of mouthwatering storylines for this week’s Players Championship where Phil Mickelson has a chance to replace Tiger Woods as world number one .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United, left clutching at straws in this year’s Premier League title race, must inject new blood into their ageing squad during the close season to re-establish their grip on England’s most cherished trophy .
CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Indian batsman Suresh Raina says his aim is for consistency, following his whirlwind century against South Africa in the World Twenty20 Championship on Sunday .
By Marlon MunroeThe West Indies cricket team strolled to its second win in the ICC World T20 World Championships defeating England by eight wickets yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium after rain forced the game to be decided on the Duckworth/Lewis system .
By Floyd ChristieAfter flexing his way through seven compulsory poses and clashing with Guyana’s best bodybuilders in the overall pose down, Royston Booker was adjudged winner of the second Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Body Building and Fitness Championship held Sunday night at the National Cultural Centre .
- D/L gives Sri Lanka 14-run win By Kizan BrumellMahela Jayawardene scored the second century of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in classical fashion and in the process helped Sri Lanka to record their first victory at the Guyana National Stadium, yesterday .
The remaining quarter-final matches of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament will kick off tomorrow at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground from 6pm .
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Title-holders England finished their warm-up phase for the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship unbeaten by completing a convincing 79-run win over Sri Lanka yesterday .
CAYON, St Kitts, CMC – West Indies women won their final warm-up game ahead of their campaign in the World Twenty20 Championship when they beat New Zealand by three wickets off the last ball yesterday .
LONDON, (Reuters) - English soccer must clean up its financial mess or face government intervention to save the national game’s reputation, the UK opposition Conservative Party’s spokesman for sport said .
CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - LeBron James celebrated his second consecutive MVP award with a 35 point haul to fire the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 101-93 victory over the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference semi-final series opener on Saturday .
MILAN, (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union has requested disciplinary proceedings against last year’s Giro runner-up Franco Pellizotti of Italy after finding suspicious data in his biological passport, the UCI said yesterday .
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy shot a course record 10-under-par 62 on Sunday to win the Quail Hollow championship by four strokes and enhance his reputation as one of the brightest emerging talents in professional golf .
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Record wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan will miss the rest of the Twenty20 World Cup after the off-spinner injured his groin in Sri Lanka’s loss to New Zealand .
LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather was reluctant to commit to a mega-fight with Filipino Manny Pacquiao after embellishing his unbeaten record by outclassing fellow American Shane Mosley in a welterweight bout on Saturday .
LOUISVILLE, (Reuters) - Super Saver trainer Todd Pletcher had a spring in his step Sunday as he prepared to send Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods’s 258-week reign as world number one could be ended by fellow American Phil Mickelson on Sunday .
- West Indies skipper set to play against old nemesis England todayThe West Indies team is set to have its inspirational captain Chris Gayle back for today’s game against old nemesis England at the Providence National Stadium .
By Carwyn Holland Republican Nandkumar Singh dealt Claymont Gibson of the Guyana Defence Force a serious beating Saturday night in the amateur segment of the monthly Pro-Am boxing card staged at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .
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By Tamica Garnett Greatly overshadowing day one’s confusing proceedings, day two of the Fast and Furious Regatta and Stunt Show got off with a bang and enthralled spectators all the way .
ST PAUL’S, St Kitts, CMC – Stafanie Taylor continued her good run of form but West Indies still went down by six wickets to Pakistan yesterday in the first official warm-up game in preparation for next week’s start of the Women’s World Twenty20 Champion-ship .
ATLANTA, (Reuters) - The Atlanta Hawks staved off the underdog Milwaukee Bucks to complete a nerve-wracking series triumph with a 95-74 Game Seven victory yesterday .
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A blazing half century from Shane Watson and incisive fast bowling from Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait guided Australia to a 34-run victory over defending champions Pakistan in the World Twenty20 Championship yesterday .
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – Suresh Raina struck the first century of the 2010 World Twenty20 Champion-ship as India secured victory over South Africa by 14 runs at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here yesterday .
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – World and Olympic triple gold medallist Usain Bolt was in devastating form at Saturday night’s Jamaica International Invitational, clocking the fourth fastest 200 metres time ever here at the National Stadium to rattle off yet another amazing feat .
By Tamica GarnettThere was no doubt that world-renowned stuntman Alexandre Sampaio was the main attraction at the Fast and Furious Regatta held at Splashmins Fun Park and Resort yesterday .
By Marlon MunroeWest Indies Coach Ottis Gibson intends for his side to continue moving forward after it opened its campaign for the ICC World T20 title on a positive note on Friday at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence .
By Marlon MunroeDarren Sammy continues to stake his claim for permanence in the West Indies team and from all indications he is ready for additional responsibilities especially after his match-winning performance against Ireland in the West Indies team’s first match of the ICC World T20 championships on Friday at the Providence National Stadium .
By Marlon MunroeFormer British, Commonwealth and European middleweight boxing champion, Howard ‘The Battersea Bomber’ Eastman was further remanded to prison last Friday after the prosecutor requested more time to prepare a case .
Wisburg Secondary School defeated Christianburg Wismar Secondary School 1-0 in the final of the second annual Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Memorial football tournament Friday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .
-ousts top club in penalty shootout Unfancied Riddim Squad created a major upset by defeating Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United in their quarterfinal clash of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Tournament Friday evening at the Georgetown Football Club ground to reach the semifinal round of the competition .
Recently crowned Caribbean Scrabble champion Fred Collins yesterday won the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) sponsored Labour Day Open tournament held at the Malteenoes Sports Club pavilion .
After two days of the World Twenty20, a few certainties have already been established .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – South Africa captain Graeme Smith says his recent finger injury was a “blessing in disguise” as it afforded him the time to plan along with the management team for the World Twenty20 Championship .
OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) - Pau Gasol’s last gasp tip-in helped the Los Angeles Lakers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder and set up a Western Conference semi-final against the Utah Jazz, who battled past the Denver Nuggets on Friday .