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Gayle takes harsh lessons from Australia

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – Chris Gayle is hoping his inexperienced squad learnt the harsh lessons dictated to them by Australia after the reigning World Cup holders clobbered his hapless West Indies in a lopsided eight-wicket win with 50 balls to spare yesterday .

Wretched Windies tour ends in another loss

SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – West Indies’ miserable Australian summer ended in further gloom on yesterday, when they plunged to an embarrassing eight-wicket loss in the second and final Twenty20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground .

IPL not moving out of India, Modi insists

Lalit Modi has insisted that the IPL will not be moved out of India, despite security concerns raised in an independent report commissioned by the players’ unions in England, Australia and South Africa that led to talk of shifting the event to another country .

Davydenko and Cilic win in Dubai

DUBAI,  (Reuters) - Russian fourth seed Nikolay  Davydenko overcame a surprise first-set loss to beat France’s  Florent Serra 6-7 6-4 6-1 yesterday in an error-strewn  first-round battle at the Dubai tennis championships .

Fixed calendar can save Tests in India – Dravid

Rahul Dravid has called on India to follow a set domestic calendar within which they would play their annual quota of home international games to secure the future of Test cricket .

Goal machine Rooney leads Man United to victory

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two Wayne Rooney headers led  Manchester United to a 3-0 win over West Ham United at Old  Trafford yesterday, taking the champions within a point of  Chelsea at the top of the Premier League .

No Barath, Bravo for T&T final round clash

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago will have to do without the talented, youthful duo of Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo for their final round WICB regional first class clash against Jamaica in Grenada this weekend .

Brett Lee ends test career but will play on

(BBC) Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect .

Chinese basketball league to be run by investors

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - A firm owned by Chinese-born  U .

NBA star Williams gets five-year prison sentence

PHILADELPHIA, (Reuters) - Former professional basketball star Jayson Williams was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for the shooting death of a limousine driver in 2002, prosecutors said .

Hawks swoop for rare victory over Jazz in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, (Reuters) - Atlanta’s Joe Johnson produced a big-time performance in the fourth quarter to steer the Hawks to a 105-100 win over the injury-hit Jazz yesterday, their first victory in Utah since 1993 .

Washington’s Howard out for season with knee injury

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) - New Washington Wizards  guard/forward Josh Howard will miss the rest of the season  because of a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team  said on their website (www .

Durrant stripped of CAC title

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Barbadian Central American and Caribbean (CAC) bodybuilding overall champion Martinus Durrant has been hit with a two-year ban for using performance-enhancing drugs .

Harris claims injustice in loss to Matthyse

BROOKLYN, New York, CMC – Guyana’s former world boxing champion Vivian Harris is enraged over his loss to Argentina’s Lucas Martin Matthysse Saturday night and has described the referee’s decision to halt the contest as the “worst injustice” he has ever experienced .

Chanderpaul escorts Guyana to first win of season

COUVA, Trinidad, CMC – Shivnarine Chanderpaul walked Guyana to its first win for the season in the WICB regional first-class championship against Leeward  Islands yesterday .

Alpha gains revenge on BK Western Tigers

Alpha gains revenge on BK Western Tigers

By Rawle ToneyA new look Alpha United football team  tactically defeated BK International Western Tigers in the feature game of Sunday evening’s Haiti benefit match at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground organised by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation .

Zimbabwe to arrive today for ODI series

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Zimbabwe will touch down in the Caribbean this evening for their one-day series against West Indies .

Mark Lashley wins Charlise Adams Mashramani golf tourney

Mark Lashley wins Charlise Adams Mashramani golf tourney

Mark Lashley had a lot to celebrate when he won the Charlise Adams Mashramani Stableford Golf tournament Sunday at the Lusignan Golf Club, East Coast Demerara .

Out of school trio to miss Inter Guiana games

Out of school trio to miss Inter Guiana games

By Marlon MunroeGuyana’s chances of retaining their Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) Track & Field title may be in jeopardy after it was found that some of the nation’s top junior athletes are not affiliated to any institution of learning, one of the main criteria for selection for a junior championship .

Fox and Surujbally off to terrific run

There was an early victory for the reigning 55 years and over doubles champions Maxie Fox and Steve Surujbally who outplayed Bobby Khan and Roy Rampersaud by two sets to none when the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Ming’s Products veterans’ tournament continued at the Le Meridien Pegasus Tennis Courts .

Roshandins set new GMR&SC endurance race record of 121 laps

Roshandins set new GMR&SC endurance race record of 121 laps

Driving their Fullworks-sponsored Toyota Levin vehicle, Shiraz and Shahab Roshandin, drove to victory in the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) endurance race last Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit .

Boxers ink contracts for Friday night fights

Boxers ink contracts for Friday night fights

Boxers yesterday inked their contracts in the boardroom of Abdool and Abdool Insurance Company for the first Friday Night Fights on February 26 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) .

Nine-bout amateur card highlights reopening of Harpy Eagles Gym

Nine-bout amateur card highlights reopening of Harpy Eagles Gym

Immediately after the reopening of the Harpy Eagles Gym in Albouystown on Saturday it held  a nine-bout amateur card which the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) organized in an effort to resuscitate amateur boxing in the country .

English FA partners with CFU

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Officials from England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup will be the special guests at the ordinary congress of the Caribbean Football Union which takes place over the weekend .

S.Africa trying to minimise World Cup threats

PRETORIA, (Reuters) - South Africa is working with   international agencies like Interpol and the FBI to minimise the  threat of terror attacks during the World Cup, the country’s top  policeman said yesterday .

Iverson out indefinitely to be with sick daughter

PHILADELPHIA, (Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers guard  Allen Iverson will be out indefinitely while he spends time  with his sick daughter, the NBA team said yesterday .

Germany on medal high, Canada mood hits low

VANCOUVER, (Reuters) - Germany surged to the top of  the Winter Games medals table alongside the United States yesterday while host nation Canada struggled with a demoralising  ice hockey defeat and diminishing medal hopes .

Chanderpaul an asset, says Seeram

Chanderpaul an asset, says Seeram

COUVA, Trinidad,  CMC – Rabindranauth Seeram has applauded Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s input into the Guyana team in the last two rounds of the WICB regional first-class competition .

Gritty Ramdin welcoming move up the order

SYDNEY, Australia,  CMC – West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says he is willing to open the batting for West Indies as the beleaguered side continues to search for a way out of their winless streak Down Under .

Jaggernauth spins T&T to big victory

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Amit Jaggernauth was almost unplayable on a dusting pitch, and spun Trinidad & Tobago to a 155-run victory over Windward Islands in the WICB regional first-class competition yesterday .

Umpires angling for overdue meeting with WICB

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Umpires in the Caribbean are the latest constituents bemoaning their relationship with the West Indies Cricket Board .

Duncan, Ageday shine at Inter-Guiana Games trials

Duncan, Ageday shine at Inter-Guiana Games trials

By Marlon Munroe National schools’ champion high jumper Maxsim Duncan fittingly brought the curtain down on the Inter-Guiana Games trials at the Enmore Community Centre ground yesterday after pulsating track rivalry when athletes vied for places on Guyana’s Track and Field team for Cayenne, French Guiana next month .

Chanderpaul takes Guyana to the brink

COUVA, Trinidad, CMC – Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s 52nd first-class hundred put things in train, and purposeful bowling put Guyana on the verge of their first win in the last three seasons in the WICB regional first-class championship yesterday .

Fung-A-Fat topples Arjoon after titanic battle

Perennial rivals Victoria Arjoon and Mary Fung-A-Fat’s titanic battle was one of the highlights of the Toucan Industries Mashramani junior squash tournament which ended yesterday at the Georgetown Club’s courts .

Williams among winners at UWI Invitational

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Olympic and World Championship 400-metre silver medallist Shericka Williams registered a 200-metre victory Saturday as several of the island’s elite athletes appeared at the early season UWI Gatorade Invitational .

Rampant Ronaldo inspires Real to 6-2 victory

MADRID, (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Real  Madrid to an entertaining 6-2 victory over Villarreal that moved  them two points behind leaders Barcelona in La Liga yesterday .

Barath, T&T show their strength against Windwards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Adrian Barath continued his comeback from injury, and helped Trinidad & Tobago’s push to finish the season strongly to take shape against Windward Islands in the WICB regional first-class championship yesterday .



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