MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - A dramatic batting collapse turned the second and final Test England’s way at Old Trafford after Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal crashed his second exhilarating century in as many matches yesterday .
The semi-finals of the Berbice Football Association (BFA) Coca Cola knockout tournament kicks off today at the Blairmont Community Centre Ground with the four remaining teams battling for spots in the final .
The only bit of drama at last night’s weigh-in at the Princess Hotel was the pawing between Gwendolyn `Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil and Veronica Blackman .
Guyana-born boxer Troy Ross will tonight take on Steve Cunningham for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) cruiserweight title in Mecklenburg, Germany .
-Annual Independence TT tourney serves off The National Sports Commission (NSC) commenced its Annual Independence Table Tennis Tournament yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with preliminary round matches in the 10 years and under boys’ categories .
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The Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) second annual Topco Juice Chess Tournament, organized by the Guyana Chess Federation, gets underway today at Kei-shar’s Sports Club from 2pm .
The much-anticipated 2010 Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tennis Tournament is set for June 11 – 25 at the GBTI courts, Kaieteur Road, Bel Air Park .
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies selectors are expected to name a replacement this weekend to join the A team in England after fast bowler Nelon Pascal was called up for the first Test against South Africa .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The connections of the horse that wins today’s $1 million Belmont Stakes may not be the only ones struggling to contain their emotions when the final leg of the Triple Crown is over .
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Fast bowler Nelon Pascal and off-spinner Shane Shillingford are poised to make their West Indies debuts after being named yesterday in a 14-man squad for next week’s first Test against South Africa .
CARDIFF, Wales, CMC – Following a successful campaign in Bangladesh last month, West Indies A will launch their tour of England and Ireland today when they clash with English county Glamorgan in a three-day first class match .
By Orin DavidsonFrustration in West Indies cricket is at an all-time high .
OSLO, Norway, CMC – Jamaican sprint icon Asafa Powell clocked a wind-assisted 9 .
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers produced a sizzling, physical display at both ends of the court to overpower the Boston Celtics 102-89 in Game One of the NBA Finals on Thursday .
PARIS, (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal powered into the French Open final with a commanding straight sets victory over surprise semi-finalist Jurgen Melzer yesterday .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh is poised to make his Trinidad and Tobago debut while batsman Lendl Simmons will get another chance to impress West Indies selectors, after both were named in a 13-man squad to face South Africa in a two-day match starting tomorrow .
PARIS, (Reuters) - Sweden’s Robin Soderling wore down Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-3 yesterday to reach the final of the French Open for the second year in a row .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – West Indies failed to hold their nerve, and were unsuccessful in their bid to prevent South Africa from making a clean sweep of their One-day International series, when they lost the fifth and final match by one wicket in a tight finish yesterday .
President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Julian Hunte has said the decision taken by Minister of Sport, Frank Anthony to have the finances of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) audited should help “in clearing all the issues in contention” .
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - Lancashire chief executive Jim Cumbes has warned an English county club could go bankrupt after he announced a post-tax loss of 546,000 pounds ($804,900) for 2009 .
Hikers put down GCC Tigers 4 – 3 The ladies game gave a subtle indication of what was in store for the night when Hikers displaced GCC Tigers 4 – 3 at the reconvening of the Mr .
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Santos football clubs made it to the final of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament on Wednesday when they defeated their opponents in the semi-final at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground .
- responds to Panday’s claims The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) issued a statement yesterday in response to the allegations by head coach of Scorpions Basketball Club, Vijay Panday .
Brimming with confidence, ‘Stealth Bomber’ Gwendolyn O’ Neil has already claimed the vacant Light Heavyweight Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) title belt as hers .
President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Kit Nascimento said yesterday that the squad for the 21st Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games will be named on June 13 following an intensive training session to be held that same weekend .
Four cricketers have been selected to receive benefits under the Junior Ambassador Programme and Western Union is plugging $256,000 into this year’s initiative .
OSLO, Norway, CMC – Asafa Powell is again heavily favoured to win the men’s 100 metres dash, when the IAAF Diamond League continues today .
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela met South Africa’s national soccer team Bafana Bafana yesterday, wearing the captain’s number 4 shirt, to help inspire the team in this month’s World Cup which the country is hosting .
DETROIT, (Reuters) - The billions of fans of soccer’s World Cup, globally the premiere sporting event, will increasingly turn to mobile phones to track the action, according to a Nielsen survey released yesterday .
PARIS, (Reuters) - Gustavo Kuerten once etched a heart on centre court at Roland Garros, Francesca Schiavone just knelt down and planted a kiss on its red dust surface yesterday as a career spent in the shadows finally blossomed .
RUSTENBURG, South Africa, (Reuters) - A cluster of local workers, police and security guards and a pack of television crews welcomed the England World Cup squad to their Rustenburg base in warm sunshine yesterday .
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - England face a trial by spin in today’s second test at Old Trafford after Bangladesh coach Jamie Siddons said he felt a couple of their batsmen including Kevin Pietersen were vulnerable .
- Puerto Rican arrives to keep ring date with Dalton By Marlon MunroeA 31-year-old Puerto Rican boxer by the name of Hector `Machito’ Camacho arrived in Georgetown yesterday .
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Avoiding their third straight one-day series whitewash to South Africa will be West Indies’ main aim when the fifth and final One-Day International bowls off here today .
-Players’ body slams WICB chief executive remarks The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) is calling on the West Indies cricket Board’s (WICB) chief executive Dr .
PARIS, (Reuters) - After-shocks rumbled around Roland Garros as Serena Williams became the latest champion to topple but Rafael Nadal proved rock-solid by staying on course to regain his French Open title yesterday .