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Twenty20 Football?

Twenty20 Football?

By Marlon MunroeThe Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) hopes that its new concept of Twenty20 football will resound around Guyana and hopefully around the world the same way T20 cricket has enjoyed the groundswell of support from its followers and corporate sponsors .

GTM sponsors Inter-County competitions to tune of $3.2m

GTM sponsors Inter-County competitions to tune of $3.2m

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) was yesterday presented with a cheque for $3 .

Defending Champs, Pele, in action tonight

Mayor’s Cup 2010 Knockout Tournament… By Kizan BrumellThe Pele Football Squad will begin their journey of defending their Mayor’s Cup title tonight when they clash with Seawall FC in this year’s Tournament at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground from 8pm .

Zenyatta, Peaceful in controverisal finish

Zenyatta, Peaceful in controverisal finish

Close finishes, upsets, controversy and an electrifying crowd highlighted the Easter Sunday Horse race meet at the Port Mourant Turf Club (PMTC) .

BCB/Diamond Fire and General Insurance Under-19 tourney

Lower Corentyne crushes Central/Upper Corentyne to reach final Lower Corentyne advanced to the finals of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Diamond Fire and General Insurance Under-19 inter-zone tourney after giving a good all-round performance against Central/Upper Corentyne .

Semenya plans return to competition in June

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Caster Semenya, the 800  metres world champion at the centre of a gender verification  row, will return to competitive athletics at an international  meet in Zaragoza, Spain on June 24, she said yesterday .

Batting woes continue for Bravo, Pollard in IPL

CHENNAI, India,  CMC – West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard continued their wretched run in the Indian Premier League, failing again with the bat as Mumbai Indians slipped to a surprise 24-run win over Chennai Super Kings yesterday .

India gears up for Formula One fever

SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - Formula One continues to  break new ground away from its traditional European base and as  Asia expands its interest with the addition of the Korean Grand  Prix this season, India is next in line to join the fray from  2011 .

League fines Lakers coach Jackson 35K for ref rant

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - The National Basketball  Association (NBA) fined Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson  $35,000 on Monday for publicly criticizing game officials, the  league said on their website (www .

Gibson defends ‘mature’ Hinds as good selection for T20s

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said Tuesday batsman Wavell Hinds would bring maturity and leadership to the regional squad, as he offered a resolute defence of the 33-year-old’s surprise selection for the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship .

Rusty Taylor in Windies squad for JCA Festival

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Injury-prone pacer Jerome Taylor has been included in a 13-man squad for the Jamaica Cricket Festival, a move aimed at getting the Jamaican match fit for the World Twenty20 Championship starting later this month .

Three Guyanese in`A’ team for Zimbabwe series

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Three players who helped West Indies Under-19s to the semi-finals of the Youth World Cup earlier this year have been picked in a 13-man ‘A’ side to face Zimbabwe in a short series in Grenada later this month .

Bronze medals  for U-18 TT teams

Bronze medals for U-18 TT teams

Guyana’s boys and girls’ U-18 table tennis teams earned bronze medals in the team events after reaching the semi-finals of their respective categories as the 15th annual junior Caribbean championships continued yesterday in Utuado, Puerto Rico .

James, Gordon complete double as Games wind down

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands,  CMC – Grenadian sensation Kirani James completed the double by winning the 200 metres while Trinidadian Jehue Gordon set his second record of the 39th CARIFTA Games here yesterday in winning the 110 metres hurdles to also grab his second gold of the championships .

Woods denies doping despite using controversial doctor

AUGUSTA, Georgia, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods said on  Monday he had received treatments for injuries from a Canadian  doctor under investigation for smuggling performance-enhancing  drugs but insisted he had never taken illegal drugs .

Maxwell’s Miami Veterans here to challenge GFC, Western Tigers

The Miami Veterans football team under the captaincy of former national footballer Trevor `Lanny’ Maxwell is in Guyana for friendly engagements against two of Georgetown’s top football sides .

The Karate Apostle

The Karate Apostle

-in his 60s but fitter than many in their 20sHis name is Compton Winston Dunbar and he was born on January 29, 1947 to the late Stella Thomas and Bertie Dunbar in a little ward called Stanleytown in New Amsterdam, Berbice .

Deccan undone by Warne magic

(Cricinfo) Shane Warne produced the old magic, and Rajasthan Royals yet again defied the odds to stun Deccan Chargers and maintain their incredible IPL record of always defending a 150-plus total .

Woods admits he lied and deceived

AUGUSTA, Georgia, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods took full  responsiblity yesterday for the marital infidelities which have  led to his startling fall from grace and admitted he had lied  and deceived a lot of people along the way .

Goodluck scores  back-to-back wins

Goodluck scores back-to-back wins

Five-time West Indies fullbore champion Ransford Goodluck continued his climb back to top form when he secured his second win in as many weeks at Sunday’s Spoon shoot held at the Timehri rifle ranges .

Kings, VV Royals reach LABA U-21 final

Kashif and Shanghai Kings and Victory Valley Royals are through to the final of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association U-21 tournament following victories in the semi-finals Saturday at the Mackenzie Sports Club hardcourt .

Nelson ties coaching wins record as Warriors beat Raptors

TORONTO, (Reuters) - Coach Don Nelson tied the NBA  record for all-time wins with the 1,332 of his career on Sunday when the Golden State Warriors defeated the Toronto Raptors .

Preparations intensify for Proteas doubleheader

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica’s cricket authorities here are intensifying preparations for the staging of the two One-Day Internationals between West Indies and South Africa later this year .

Pippen, Dream Team elected to Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS, (Reuters) - Scottie Pippen, a  defensive wizard who played in the shadow of team mate Michael Jordan during the Chicago Bulls’ run to six NBA championships, was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame yesterday .

India seizes Mailk’s passport over marriage

HYDERABAD, India, (Reuters Life!) - Indian police yesterday seized the passport of the Pakistan cricketer Shoaib  Malik — soon to wed Indian tennis player Sania Mirza — and  questioned him in connection with allegations that he already  has a wife, officers said .

Gold for Guyana’s  Jessica Stephenson at  Carifta swimming c’ships

Gold for Guyana’s Jessica Stephenson at Carifta swimming c’ships

Guyana’s first ever Carifta swimming medallist Jessica Stephenson reproduced her 2008 performance to snatch a gold medal in the 200m breaststroke event on Saturday the first day of the 2010 Carifta Swimming Championships in Jamaica .

T&T snatch youth title as Guyana stumble in last round

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – In an amazing finish to the West Indies Under-15 Champion-ship yesterday, Trinidad and Tobago lifted the title after hammering the previously undefeated Guyana by 81 runs .

Cavaliers win DCC  15/15 competition

Cavaliers win DCC 15/15 competition

The New Line Cavaliers cricketers yesterday hoisted the winning trophy at the end of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) competition held at the DCC ground, Queens-town .

Straker successfully  defends 1500m title

Straker successfully defends 1500m title

Defending 1500m Carifta Games champion Jevina Straker made it back-to-back title win when she romped to victory in this year’s event at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, Cayman Islands on Saturday .

Thomas spots flaws in local Simon Pures

By Marlon MunroeNational Coach Wincel Thomas is of the belief that many local amateur boxers lack the fundamentals of boxing to beat the Cubans and Russians .

C/bean Juniaor TT c/ships…Under-15 girls  suffer mixed fortunes

C/bean Juniaor TT c/ships…Under-15 girls suffer mixed fortunes

Guyana `s Under-15 girls team suffered mixed fortunes as the Caribbean Junior Table tennis Championships continued yesterday in Puerto Rico .

Simon is GCF `Easter Special` winner

Simon is GCF `Easter Special` winner

Tony Simon pedalled his way to a convincing victory yesterday around the outer circuit of the National Park when the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) held its `Easter Special` cycling event .

Tipsy Vettel revels in belated joy of victory

SEPANG, Malaysia, (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel  giggled and admitted he had sipped too much champagne when he  addressed the media after storming to victory at the Malaysian  Grand Prix yesterday .

England Test bowling great Sir Alec Bedser dies

(BBC) Former England fast bowler Sir Alec Bedser has died at the age of 91 .

Trio shine but Dewar keeps Ireland in check with four-wicket haul

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica, CMC – Paul Stirling, Niall O’Brien and Alex Cusack scored half centuries for Ireland as Jamaica toiled for the entire second day of their three-day Jamaica Cricket Association Festival match at Chedwin Park yesterday .

Gordon captures gold with record run

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands,  CMC – Trinidadian Jehue Gordon delivered as promised, smashing his own 400 metres hurdles record to convincingly win the event at the 39th CARIFTA Games here last night .



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