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Celtics gatecrash LeBron’s party to tie up series

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics gatecrashed  LeBron James’s celebration party by tying up the best-of-seven  Eastern Conference semi-finals series against the Cleveland  Cavaliers with a resounding 104-86 road victory on Monday .

Storylines abound at Sawgrass, Mickelson aims high

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida, (Reuters) - Golf fans are  spoilt for choice with a plethora of mouthwatering storylines  for this week’s Players Championship where Phil Mickelson has a  chance to replace Tiger Woods as world number one .

Man Utd need support for Rooney to counter Chelsea rise

LONDON, (Reuters) - Manchester United, left clutching  at straws in this year’s Premier League title race, must inject  new blood into their ageing squad during the close season to  re-establish their grip on England’s most cherished trophy .

Aggressive Raina hoping for consistency

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – Indian batsman Suresh Raina says his aim is for consistency, following his whirlwind century against South Africa in the World Twenty20 Championship on Sunday .

Super Eights here WI come!

Super Eights here WI come!

By Marlon MunroeThe West Indies cricket team strolled to its second win in the ICC World T20 World Championships defeating England by eight wickets  yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium after rain forced the game to be decided on the Duckworth/Lewis system .

Booker books HRC overall title

Booker books HRC overall title

By Floyd ChristieAfter flexing his way through seven compulsory poses and clashing with Guyana’s best bodybuilders in the overall pose down, Royston Booker was adjudged winner of the second Hugh Ross Classic (HRC) Body Building and Fitness Championship held Sunday night at the National Cultural Centre .

ICC World Twenty20 Championship…Jayawardene’s ton weighs down Zimbabwe

ICC World Twenty20 Championship…Jayawardene’s ton weighs down Zimbabwe

- D/L gives Sri Lanka 14-run win By Kizan BrumellMahela Jayawardene scored the second century of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in classical fashion and in the process helped Sri Lanka to record their first victory at the Guyana National Stadium, yesterday .

Mayor’s Cup quarter-finals conclude tomorrow

The remaining quarter-final matches of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Tournament will kick off tomorrow at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground from 6pm .

England win again, as Aussies and India join In

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Title-holders England finished their warm-up phase for the Women’s World Twenty20 Championship unbeaten by completing a convincing 79-run win over Sri Lanka yesterday .

Windies end warm-up campaign with win over Kiwis

CAYON, St Kitts, CMC – West Indies women won their final warm-up game ahead of their campaign in the World Twenty20 Championship when they beat New Zealand by three wickets off the last ball yesterday .

English game threatened with greater regulation

LONDON, (Reuters) - English soccer must clean up its  financial mess or face government intervention to save the  national game’s reputation, the UK opposition Conservative  Party’s spokesman for sport said .

King James celebrates coronation by sinking Celtics

CLEVELAND, (Reuters) - LeBron James celebrated his  second consecutive MVP award with a 35 point haul to fire the  Cleveland Cavaliers to a 101-93 victory over the Boston Celtics  in their Eastern Conference semi-final series opener on  Saturday .

Pellizotti faces action over doping issue

MILAN, (Reuters) - The International Cycling Union has  requested disciplinary proceedings against last year’s Giro  runner-up Franco Pellizotti of Italy after finding suspicious  data in his biological passport, the UCI said yesterday .

McIlroy lives up to hype with breakthrough win

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina,  (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy  shot a course record 10-under-par 62 on Sunday to win the Quail  Hollow championship by four strokes and enhance his reputation  as one of the brightest emerging talents in professional golf .

Injured Muralitharan out of Twenty20 World Cup

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Record wicket taker  Muttiah Muralitharan will miss the rest of the Twenty20 World  Cup after the off-spinner injured his groin in Sri Lanka’s loss  to New Zealand .

Pacquiao showdown still no closer for Mayweather

LAS VEGAS, (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather was reluctant  to commit to a mega-fight with Filipino Manny Pacquiao after  embellishing his unbeaten record by outclassing fellow American  Shane Mosley in a welterweight bout on Saturday .

On to Pimlico for Derby winner Super Saver

LOUISVILLE,  (Reuters) - Super Saver trainer Todd  Pletcher had a spring in his step Sunday as he prepared to send Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes .

Mickelson could topple Woods as world number one on Sunday

LONDON, (Reuters) - Tiger Woods’s 258-week reign as  world number one could be ended by fellow American Phil Mickelson on Sunday .

Gayle’s  back!

Gayle’s back!

- West Indies skipper set to play against old nemesis England todayThe West Indies team is set to have its inspirational captain Chris Gayle back for today’s game against old nemesis England at the Providence National Stadium .

Republican Singh steals  spotlight at third Pro-Am Card

Republican Singh steals spotlight at third Pro-Am Card

By Carwyn Holland Republican Nandkumar Singh dealt Claymont Gibson of the Guyana Defence Force a serious beating  Saturday night in the amateur segment of the monthly Pro-Am boxing card staged at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

‘Money’ sweeter than ‘Sugar’

Floyd Mayweather Jr .

Regatta, Stunt Show enthrall spectators

Regatta, Stunt Show enthrall spectators

By Tamica Garnett Greatly overshadowing day one’s confusing proceedings, day two of the Fast and Furious Regatta and Stunt Show got off with a bang and enthralled spectators all the way .

Windies crumble to Pakistanis after batting wilts in warm-up

ST PAUL’S, St Kitts, CMC – Stafanie Taylor continued her good run of form but West Indies still went down by six wickets to Pakistan yesterday in the first official warm-up game in preparation for next week’s start of the Women’s World Twenty20 Champion-ship .

Hawks complete series win in Game Seven against Bucks

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - The Atlanta Hawks staved off the  underdog Milwaukee Bucks to complete a nerve-wracking series triumph with a 95-74 Game Seven victory yesterday .

Australia crush title-holders to send early warning

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, CMC – A blazing half century from Shane Watson and incisive fast bowling from Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait guided Australia to a 34-run victory over defending champions Pakistan in the World Twenty20 Championship yesterday .

Raina century stuns Proteas and puts India in second round

GROS ISLET, St Lucia,  CMC – Suresh Raina struck the first century of the 2010 World Twenty20 Champion-ship as India secured victory over South Africa by 14 runs at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here yesterday .

Bolt sizzles to fastest time on home soil

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – World and Olympic triple gold medallist Usain Bolt was in devastating form at Saturday night’s Jamaica International Invitational, clocking the fourth fastest 200 metres time ever here at the National Stadium to rattle off yet another amazing feat .

Brazilian stuntman Sampaio thrills then fumes

Brazilian stuntman Sampaio thrills then fumes

By Tamica GarnettThere was no doubt that world-renowned stuntman Alexandre Sampaio was the main attraction at the Fast and Furious Regatta held at Splashmins Fun Park and Resort yesterday .

Gibson wants WI to keep moving forward

Gibson wants WI to keep moving forward

By Marlon MunroeWest Indies Coach Ottis Gibson intends for his side to continue moving forward after it opened its campaign for the ICC World T20 title on a positive note on Friday at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence .

Sammy seeking permanence in WI team

By Marlon MunroeDarren Sammy continues to stake his claim for permanence in the West Indies team and from all indications he is ready for additional responsibilities especially after his match-winning performance against Ireland in the West Indies team’s first match of the ICC World T20 championships on Friday at the Providence National Stadium .

Eastman further remanded to prison

Eastman further remanded to prison

By Marlon MunroeFormer British, Commonwealth and European middleweight boxing champion, Howard ‘The Battersea Bomber’ Eastman was further remanded to prison last Friday after the prosecutor requested more time to prepare a case .

Wisburg Secondary wins second annual `Screw’ Richmond football tournament

Wisburg Secondary School defeated Christianburg Wismar Secondary School 1-0 in the final of the second annual Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Memorial football tournament Friday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground .

Riddim Squad find rhythm against Alpha United

-ousts top club in penalty shootout Unfancied Riddim Squad created a major upset by defeating Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United in their quarterfinal clash of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Tournament Friday evening at the Georgetown Football Club ground to reach the semifinal round of the competition .

Caribbean champ Collins carts off Labour Day Scrabble Open tournament

Caribbean champ Collins carts off Labour Day Scrabble Open tournament

Recently crowned Caribbean Scrabble champion Fred Collins yesterday won the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) sponsored Labour Day Open tournament held at the Malteenoes Sports Club pavilion .

Stability in batting needed

After two days of the World Twenty20, a few certainties have already been established .

Injury a blessing in disguise, says Smith

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – South Africa captain Graeme Smith says his recent finger injury was a “blessing in disguise” as it afforded him the time to plan along with the management team for the World Twenty20 Championship .

Lakers silence Thunder to set up Jazz showdown

OKLAHOMA CITY, (Reuters) - Pau Gasol’s last gasp  tip-in helped the Los Angeles Lakers eliminate the Oklahoma  City Thunder and set up a Western Conference semi-final against  the Utah Jazz, who battled past the Denver Nuggets on Friday .



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