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Pakistan name Mohsin Khan as new chief selector

KARACHI, (Reuters) - Pakistan named former test  batsman Mohsin Khan as Iqbal Qasim’s successor as chief selector yesterday .

Philly’s Iverson will not return this season

PHILADELPHIA, (Reuters) - All-Star guard Allen  Iverson will miss the remainder of the season for personal  reasons, the Philadelphia 76ers said yesterday .

Robinho sparkles as Brazil defeat Ireland

LONDON, (Reuters) - Robinho made a productive return  to England ysterday, scoring one goal and setting up the other  to guide five-times world champions Brazil to a 2-0 win over  Ireland in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium .

Hamilton to replace father as manager

LONDON, (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton is looking for a  new manager after he and his father Anthony decided to call time  on one of the closest partnerships in Formula One .

Woods is hitting balls again and working out – source

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods is hitting golf  balls again and working out at his home in Florida, a source  close to his camp told Reuters yesterday .

West Indies players in mild workout

West Indies players in mild workout

By Marlon MunroeWith a string of repellent performances designed to drive away an already wary cricket public and amidst persistent ramblings between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players’ Association, the West Indies team arrived in Guyana yesterday smarting from their humiliating Twenty20 defeat against opponents Zimbabwe on Sunday .

Gayle returns but Sarwan, Bravo still sidelined

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – As expected, captain Chris Gayle has returned to strengthen the West Indies side for the first two One-Day Internationals but there is still no room for batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo .

Standings after final round WICB Regional first-class season

Standings after final round WICB Regional first-class season

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Standings after the seventh and final round of the WICB Regional first-class competition yesterday:Tabulate under: Teams; M=Matches; W=Wins;.

Lady Jaguars’ prospects please coach

Lady Jaguars’ prospects please coach

By Marlon MunroeGuyana Football Federation (GFF) Technical Director attached to Guyana’s Lady Jaguars Mark Rodrigues admitted yesterday that he was pleased with the team’s prospects but was cognizant that more is expected from the team before their first match on Friday against St .

Bryan, Edghill most outstanding players

Bryan, Edghill most outstanding players

-Oscar Shew Memorial TT competition Former Caribbean U-15 boys singles champion Nigel Bryan and national player Chelsea Edghill were adjudged the most outstanding racquet wielders when the Oscar Shew Memorial two-day table tennis tournament ended at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Sunday .

DCB calls up 26 players for training

DCB calls up 26 players for training

The selectors of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) yesterday named 26 under-15 players for practice sessions that commence today and ends Thursday  at the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) ground .

Russian Olympic officials should resign – Medvedev

(BBC) President Dmitry Medvedev has called on Russian Olympic officials to resign, following the nation’s worst ever performance in the winter games .

Indian Premier League player boycott fears are allayed

(BBC) The threat of mass withdrawals from the Indian Premier League seems to have been allayed after organisers gave new commitments over security .

Van Zyl keen to build on lessons learnt in India

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa coach Corrie van Zyl is striving for more consistency from his players and believes the recently completed tour of India was a solid starting point to preparations for next year’s World Cup .

Lee ready to lead Australia attack in World Twenty20

DUBAI, (Reuters) - Paceman Brett Lee, who retired  from test cricket last week, said he hoped to spearhead Australia’s attack at the World Twenty20 tournament to be staged in the Caribbean from April 30 .

Five uncapped players in England Twenty20 squad

LONDON, (Reuters) - England included five uncapped  players in their provisional 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 to be staged in the Caribbean from April 30 this year, announced  yesterday .

Hussey to resume battle for top batting spot with Dhoni

Michael Hussey has another chance to regain the number-one batting position in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship when Australia goes head to head with New Zealand in the five-ODI series in Napier tomorrow .

Humiliation for Windies, new coach Gibson – T20I

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – West Indies welcomed new coach Ottis Gibson to the job with horrific batting that condemned them to an embarrassing 26-run defeat in their Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe yesterday .

Williams outsprints Greaves to win Mashramani 40-miler

Williams outsprints Greaves to win Mashramani 40-miler

By Marlon MunroeGeron Williams outsprinted Alonzo Greaves and Robin Persaud to win the annual Mashramani 40-mile cycle road race yesterday from the Demerara Harbour to Bushy Park on the East Bank of Essequibo and back to the Harbour Bridge for the finish .

Women footballers getting ready for World Cup qualifiers

By Rawle ToneyThe overseas-based Guyanese women footballers arrived yesterday and were expected to begin the blending process with the locals’ yesterday afternoon at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground .

Alpha United open title defence with unimpressive win

Alpha United open title defence with unimpressive win

…GDF taints Liquid Gold with 1-0 victory Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United opened their defence of their Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League title with a less than impressive performance against Seawall at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) yesterday afternoon .

GCC defeat GNIC by nnings, 193 runs

GCC defeat GNIC by nnings, 193 runs

- Vishal ‘Cheesy’ Singh scores GCC’s third ton National batsman Vishal Singh scored a third Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) century as the team amassed a massive 541-9 declared to defeat Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) by an innings and 193 at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground yesterday in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) three-day first division tournament .

Umpire, coach made decision that was in the best interest of children

Sport Letter Dear Editor,I have read with interest an article in the February 25 edition of your newspaper headlined ‘Umpire calls off match after Providence ground deemed unsuitable for play .

Bucks beat the Heat for sixth consecutive victory

MIAMI, (Reuters) - The Milwaukee Bucks crushed the  Miami Heat 94-71 for their sixth consecutive victory on  Saturday .

Smith’s huge hundred engineers strong Windwards reply

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Devon Smith belted his 17th first-class hundred and narrowly missed a double as he shouldered a stout Windward Islands batting effort against Guyana on the third day of their seventh and final round WICB Regional first-class match yesterday .

Searles’ hundred in vain in Sunday League

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Discarded Barbadian allrounder Javon Searles hit a stroke-filled century, but it failed to save Comets from an eight-wicket victory over FC Clarke Road United in the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board’s Sunday League competition .

Collingwood, Cook lead England to comfortable win

DHAKA, (Reuters) - Paul Collingwood and Alastair Cook  hit half-centuries for England who cruised to a six-wicket  victory over Bangladesh in the first one-day international yesterday .

Djokovic channels anger to retain Dubai crown

DUBAI, (Reuters) - World number two Novak Djokovic  overcame a racket-smashing tantrum and a day-long rain delay to  retain his Dubai Championships crown by beating Russia’s Mikhail  Youzhny 7-5 5-7 6-3 on yesterday .

Jamaicans repeat as champions after flattening woeful T&T

GRENVILLE, Grenada, CMC – Jamaica marched to their third consecutive four-day championship title when they flattened Trinidad & Tobago by an innings and 72 runs just after lunch on the third day of their final round WICB Regional first-class match yesterday .

Gibson endures tough first day as Windies coach

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Ottis Gibson saw first-hand the huge challenge that lies ahead in restoring the fortunes of the West Indies cricket team .

Games defined by tragedy as much as triumph

VANCOUVER,  (Reuters) - Shaun White defied gravity,  Joannie Rochette choked back tears of grief and Petra Majdic  ignored medical advice to haul her battered body to the podium .

Bolt powers Racers to record win at Gibson Relays

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s Olympic and World sprint champion Usain Bolt propelled his Racers Track Club to a record sprint relay victory and the mega star also posted a blistering relay split time in the 4X400-metre relay at Saturday’s Gibson Relays at the National Stadium on Saturday .

Marques stars in inaugural Friday Night Fights

Marques stars in inaugural Friday Night Fights

By Marlon MunroeA few sparks flew to usher in the inaugural Pro/Am ‘Friday Night Fights’ boxing card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Friday night .

Windies, Zimbabwe begin series of significance

Windies, Zimbabwe begin series of significance

In the overall scheme of things, six limited-overs matches between two of international cricket’s weakest teams counts for little .

GCC in firm control over GNIC

GCC in firm control over GNIC

…GDF downs UG in two days, Police hold up Nandy Park[caption id="attachment_74187" align="alignleft" width="216" caption="Wasim Haslim"][/caption]Two contrasting centuries from Georgetown Cricket Club’s (GCC) opening batsmen Wasim Haslim and Ricardo Jadunauth yesterday conspired to put Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) under pressure and wrest first innings points on the second day of the GCB three-day first division tournament at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground .



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