Sports

Samaraweera to lead President’s XI against Windies

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – Seasoned campaigner Thilan Samaraweera has been named to captain a Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI against  the touring West Indies on their tour here later this month .

WICB announces umpire appointments for Digicel Series

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board announced  the umpires for the Digicel Series involving West Indies A and Pakistan A to take place this month in Antigua, Grenada and St Vincent .

Trainer Lukas knows Mine That Bird is long shot

LOUISVILLE, (Reuters) - Former Kentucky Derby champion  Mine That Bird has lost his mental edge and will be a long shot  to enter the winner’s circle in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday, trainer D .

Raul Frank wants public to decide if he is good, great or just old

Raul Frank wants public to decide if he is good, great or just old

Raul Frank’s mission to Guyana this time is simple .

Caribbean Fury Card

Caribbean Fury Card

Reittie: ‘I’ll do my talking in the ring’ It’s a small percentage of fighters who leave the bravado and bluster of the fistic sport to the confines of the ring .

Ramnarine gets overwhelming mandate from members

—Sarwan is new treasurer of WIPABRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Combative West Indies Players Association head Dinanath Ramnarine has been re-elected unopposed as president .

Haiti/Guyana play to 0-0 draw

Haiti and Guyana played to a 0-0 stalemate in their Digicel Caribbean Cup Group F match, the first of a double header at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, yesterday .

‘All set to go’

‘All set to go’

-say organizers of national schools athletics c/shipsOrganizers of the annual schools nationals cycling, swimming and track and field championships are “all set to go” as it concerns preparations for hosting the event from November 9 – 12 at the Providence National Stadium .

Arrangements in place to use Castellani Swimming Pool for schools championships

Arrangements in place to use Castellani Swimming Pool for schools championships

Organizers of the upcoming annual schools nationals’ athletic championships are not banking on the completion of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MYCS) $455 million 50m Olympic-size swimming pool and have made alternative arrangements to have the swimming competition take place at the Castellani House pool .

Sammy says preparation key for tough Sri Lanka tour

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy has described the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as a tough one but expects his side’s preparation to make a difference .

Lara to attend funeral of late Barbados PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Former West Indies captain Brian Lara will join Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in the official Trinidad and Tobago delegation which will attend the state funeral for the late Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson today .

Confident Pakistan A set to arrive today

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – An upbeat Pakistan A were set to arrive here today, to begin a near month-long tour of the Caribbean .

Khan wins senior qualifiers

Khan wins senior qualifiers

David Khan came from behind to snatch victory out of the grasp of Learie Webster when the Demerara Distillers Limited Topco Juices national chess championships qualifying tournament ended on Sunday at the Keishar’s Sports Club on Hadfield Street .

Caricom Secratariat wins Inter-Corporation dominoes tourney

Caricom Secratariat wins Inter-Corporation dominoes tourney

After three nights of gruelling dominoes action, Caricom Secretariat flayed their opponents to win the 25-team Inter-Corporation Dominoes competition .

King’s Jewellery onboard for Western Tigers Super Eight Tourney

King’s Jewellery onboard for Western Tigers Super Eight Tourney

King’s Jewellery establishment became the latest entity to hop on board for the inaugural Western Tigers organized Super Eight Knockout Tournament .

David-Longe wins on opening night of Pegasus Open Tennis Tournament

Junior tennis player Saevion David-Longe Monday night earned a win against Rajesh Ramrattan in a men’s singles encounter on the opening night of the Pegasus Open Tennis Tournament held at the hotel’s courts .

South Africa hold nerve to clinch tense win

DUBAI, (Reuters) - South Africa held its  nerve to  clinch a thrilling two-run victory over Pakistan in a chaotic and error strewn finish to the third one-day international at  the Dubai International Cricket Stadium yesterday .

Ntini retires from internationals

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa fast bowler  Makhaya Ntini has formally retired from international cricket, the 33-year-old said in a statement yesterday .

T&T, Barbados to battle in Goodwill series

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados will clash in their annual Under-13 Goodwill series starting next month .

Gibson hails Windies professionalism

Gibson hails Windies professionalism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has praised the work ethic of his squad, following another full day of workout in their preparation camp here yesterday .

Tiger sniffs out new territory as world number two

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - For the first time in more  than five years, Tiger Woods became reacquainted with life away from the number one spot in the official world rankings .

Suspended Pakistan duo say no evidence against them

KARACHI, (Reuters) Suspended Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday of treating them unfairly and said it had no evidence against them regarding spot-fixing allegations .

Federer clears the air with Swiss over Davis Cup

BASEL, (Reuters) - Roger Federer has cleared the air  with the Swiss tennis federation over his last-minute decision  to pull out of the Davis Cup tie in Kazakhstan in September, the  16-times grand slam champion said yesterday .

Golden Jaguars face tricky assignment against Haiti

Golden Jaguars face tricky assignment against Haiti

On face value Guyana’s Golden Jaguars should be favoured to win today’s opening encounter of Group `F’ of the Digicel Caribbean Cup against Haiti at the Manny  Ramjohn Stadium this afternoon .

Digicel Caribbean Cup… T&T, SVG headline doubleheader

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A competitive Group F of the Digicel Caribbean Cup will get going here tonight, with hosts Trinidad and Tobago under pressure to dominate .

Giftland supports ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Football Competition and Fun Day

Giftland supports ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Football Competition and Fun Day

Giftland OfficeMax yesterday confirmed its part as a sponsor of the “Keep Your Five Alive” Football Competition and Fun Day scheduled for November 7  at the St Pius Ground, Middle Road La Penitence .

GASA to select junior swimmers for first FINA c/ships

GASA to select junior swimmers for first FINA c/ships

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is to select two of its junior swimmers to participate at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Swimming Championships in the United Arab Emirates .

GLTA/ Nigel’s Supermarket  Junior Classic Tennis Tourney

GLTA/ Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tourney

Gavin Lewis suffers first defeat in two years After a two-year unbeaten streak in junior boys  tennis, Gavin Lewis was beaten in the semi-finals of the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA)/Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament on Saturday .

Star Party Rentals supports Caribbean Fury 2

Star Party Rentals supports Caribbean Fury 2

Star Party Rentals declared themselves as the latest sponsors of the Caribbean Fury 2 boxing card by dishing out financial support for the second edition of Holland Entertainment’s Caribbean Fury set for Saturday night at the Princess International Hotel .

Race on to have Olympic-size pool ready for schools championships

Race on to have Olympic-size pool ready for schools championships

With the schools National Track and Field, Swimming and Cycling Championships fast approaching its November 9 commencement date, the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports is racing to have the facilities of the 50m Olympic-size swimming pool ready for the swimming segment of the event .

Female b/ballers participation in Antigua tourney on stream

Female b/ballers participation in Antigua tourney on stream

The female senior national basketball team continues to work towards their participation in the 11th Annual Gillian Brazier Basketball Shoot-Out for females in Antigua from November 24 – 28, with weekly practice sessions and fundraising activities to assist with purchasing airline tickets .

Suspended Pakistan duo say no evidence against them

KARACHI, (Reuters) Suspended Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday of treating them unfairly and said it had no evidence against them regarding spot-fixing allegations .

Kevin Ross bags eight more wickets

Transport Sports Club’s (TSC) off-spinner Kevin Ross bagged eight more wickets against the Police Sports Club on Sunday at the Eve Leary ground in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Carib Beer Heroes Cup two-day first division cricket tournament which ended in a draw .

Lakers trounce Warriors to remain unbeaten

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers  All-Stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol helped the two-time  defending NBA champions breeze to a 3-0 start to the season  with a one-sided 107-83 victory over the Golden State Warriors  on Sunday .

Margarito sees win by knockout on November 13

MANILA, Philippines — Antonio Margarito doesn’t see himself getting knocked out by Manny Pacquiao on Nov .

Champions League…Inter and Real lead push for early qualification

MILAN, (Reuters) - Inter Milan, Real Madrid and  company will put their faith in attacking football again this  week as Europe’s leading lights seek early qualification for the  Champions League knockout stages .



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