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Shakib leads Bangladesh to series win over NZ

DHAKA, (Reuters) - Shakib Al Hasan produced a  brilliant all-round performance in the fourth one-day  international against New Zealand yesterday to help Bangladesh  to a maiden series victory over top-flight opposition .

Holland adds more fury to Caribbean Fury2

Holland adds more fury to Caribbean Fury2

Local boxers ink contracts for November 6 card; Judah, O’Neil and London addedLocal boxers signed their contracts yesterday at the Princess Hotel amidst sweeping changes to the original roster .

Persaud and Goodluck finish just outside of the medals

Persaud and Goodluck finish just outside of the medals

Local rifle shooters Mahendra Persaud and Ransford Goodluck finished just outside of the medals on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India yesterday .

Rugby Sevens lose to Tonga 21-14

Rugby Sevens lose to Tonga 21-14

- but climb in IRB world rankingsAfter being defeated without scoring in their previous three rugby Sevens matches of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the national rugby Sevens team delivered an improved performance as they went down to Tonga 14-21 in their final game of the tournament on Tuesday .

India and England neck-and-neck as end approaches

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - India and England slugged it  out in the ring for the honour of being second best to Australia  yesterday as Delhi prepared for another security lockdown to  usher in the end of the Commonwealth Games .

Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament to start Saturday

Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament to start Saturday

The highly anticipated Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament will begin this Saturday at the Pegasus Hotel Tennis Courts .

National female basketball team to play in Antigua next month

National female basketball team to play in Antigua next month

As part of its preparations for participation in next year’s CARICOM Basketball Championships, the national female basketball team will travel  to Antigua where they will compete in the 11th Annual Gillian Brazier Basketball Shoot-Out for females from November 24 – 28 .

Oasis Water supports Conquerors ahead of Namilco Football Festival

Oasis Water supports Conquerors ahead of Namilco Football Festival

The Oasis water company yesterday made a timely donation to the Fruta Conquerors football club which is to assist in the refurbishing of the Tucville playfield ahead of their annual Namilco Football Festival which is scheduled to commence later this month .

T&T eying three-peat

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Title-holders Trinidad and Tobago will begin their quest for a hat-trick of titles when they face Combined Campuses and Colleges on the opening day of the WICB Regional one-day championship today .

Former world champ Pettigrew died of overdose -autopsy

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) - Former 400  metres world champion Antonio Pettigrew died in August of an  antihistamine overdose, a state autopsy report said yesterday .

Debutant Pujara makes 72 as India sweep series

BANGALORE, (Reuters) - Debutant Cheteshwar Pujara  struck a sparkling 72 as India thumped Australia by seven  wickets in the second and final test yesterday to sweep in  the series and consolidate their world number one status .

No proof of corruption in Oval one-dayer – ICC

DUBAI, (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council  (ICC) has not found any “compelling evidence” of corruption  against any player or support staff in the Sept .

Jamaica ready to host WICB one-day tournament

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Despite heavy rains here recently that caused widespread flooding, cricket officials here has declared the country ready to host the West Indies Cricket Board Regional one-day championship which bowls off today .

Guyanese wins 30th running of Continental Fifth Avenue Mile in N.Y.

Overseas-based Guyanese long distance runner Ronville Gravesande won the 30th running of the Continental Fifth Avenue Mile held on September 26 in New York City .

Large field expected for second annual Inter-Corporation dominoes tourney

Large field expected for second annual Inter-Corporation dominoes tourney

Over 35 teams are expected to take part in the second annual Inter-Corporation Dominoes tournament organized by Next Level Dominoes Club and billed for the end of this month at the National Gymnasium .

Back-to-back golf tournaments this week-end

Back-to-back golf tournaments this week-end

-Household Plus, MACORP sponsorsThere will be back-to-back tournaments this weekend as the local golf season heightens ahead of the premier event on the calendar, the Guyana Open championships next month .

Moore eager to see how young talent will blossom

Moore eager to see how young talent will blossom

Manager of the Guyana team which will open their regional one-day campaign in Jamaica on Friday, Carl Moore, is eager to see how the young talent in the squad will blossom .

Jevina Sampson outstanding at Zone Two C/ships

Jevina Sampson outstanding at Zone Two C/ships

Christ Church first form student, Jevina Sampson yesterday captivated all with her top quality performances in the girls’ under-14 category of the North Georgetown District Zone Two Inter-Schools Championships held at the GDF ground, Camp Ayanganna .

Comfort Sleep and Pegasus on board with ‘Caribbean Fury 2’

Comfort Sleep and Pegasus on board with ‘Caribbean Fury 2’

Comfort Sleep and Pegasus Hotel yesterday confirmed their sponsorship of the second staging of the Caribbean Fury boxing card, titled ‘Caribbean Fury 2’ which will be held at the Princess Hotel on November 6 .

Key players all set for WICB Regional limited overs tourney

Kingston, Jamaica – The eight teams participating in the WICB Regional limited overs tournament are putting in their final preparations before the start of the event .

Taylor half-century hands Windies victory

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – Jamaican opener Stafanie Taylor stroked yet another half-century to guide West Indies to a comfortable 93-run win over Pakistan in their final One-Day International of the ICC Women’s Challenge here yesterday .

Indian spinners rock Australia

BANGALORE, (Reuters) - The second and final test  between India and Australia was heading for a gripping climax after bowlers dominated the fourth day yesterday .

Five Guyanese attending WICB Umpires and Match Referees workshops

Five Guyanese attending WICB Umpires and Match Referees workshops

Former West Indies fast bowlers Colin Stuart and Reon King are among five Guyanese attending the West Indies Cricket Board Umpires and Match Referees workshops which began Monday in Jamaica .

India leave Tendulkar and Sehwag out of one-day squad

BANGALORE, (Reuters) - India left Sachin Tendulkar,  Virender Sehwag and five other frontline players out of the squad for the three-match one-day series against Australia .

Sasha Cells National Junior C/ships…Sham Khan looking to extend lead

Sasha Cells National Junior C/ships…Sham Khan looking to extend lead

Front runner Sham Khan will be looking to extend his lead when the fifth round of the Sasha Cells national Junior Chess Championships takes place today at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club on Hadfield Street from 5pm .

Pakistan Board cautions Afridi over selection comments

KARACHI, (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  has asked one-day captain Shahid Aridi to avoid making critical comments on selection issues after he told the Express television channel he had not been given two or three players he  wanted for a forthcoming series against South Africa .

GCA postpones OGM

Today¡¯s scheduled Ordinary General Meeting of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) has been postponed .

Women’s 100m champion fails doping test

Women’s 100m champion fails doping test

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Commonwealth Games women’s 100  metres gold medallist Osayemi Oludamola has been suspended after  testing positive for a banned stimulant, Games Federation chief  Mike Fennell said yesterday .

Rugby Sevens team loses thrice

The local rugby team lost all three of their matches  on the first day of the rugby competition at the XIX Commonwealth Games currently underway in New Delhi, India at Delhi University .

Richard Ishmael tops at North Georgetown Inter-schools c/ships

Richard Ishmael tops at North Georgetown Inter-schools c/ships

Richard Ishmael Secondary School yesterday retained their title as Zone One Champions of the Inter-Schools Championships of the North Georgetown District .

Mothersill speeds to 200m gold

NEW DELHI, India,  CMC – Cydonie Mothersill won Cayman Islands’ first gold medal at a Commonwealth Games when she captured the women’s 200 metres yesterday .

Ravens are back-to-back champs

Ravens are back-to-back champs

Ravens Basketball Club doubled its championship title holdings in the Pepsi Street Playoff Series when they won the Series’ Open Division final a night after their Division Three team bagged the top spot in that competition .

Barbados shock T&T to finish seventh

NEW DELHI, India, CMC – Barbados finished seventh in the netball competition at the 19th Commonwealth Games here after their stormed back from an early deficit to post a narrow 60-59 win over rival Trinidad and Tobago yesterday .

Guyana HPC match at Chedwin Park ruled out

Kingston, Jamaica – Due to persistent rains in Jamaica over the past two weeks the West Indies Cricket Board, on the advice of the Jamaica Cricket Association, has moved the first two matches of the WICB Regional 50 Over Tournament scheduled for Chedwin Park to Kensington Park in Kingston .

St Kitts, SVG advance to second round on dramatic last night

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – St Kitts and Nevis and hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines advanced to the second round of the Digicel Caribbean Cup following a dramatic last series of first round, Group B qualifying matches on Sunday night .

Carlos Adams triumphs in ‘Speedy’ Ramdial Memorial golf tourney

Carlos Adams triumphs in ‘Speedy’ Ramdial Memorial golf tourney

Carlos Adams returned to the winner’s row when he captured the Prabudial “Speedy” Ramdial Memorial Medal Play tournament last Saturday at the Lusignan golf Club .

Poonia leads India discus sweep to end gold drought

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Krishna Poonia ended India’s  52-year wait for a Commonwealth Games gold medal when she led  the home nation in a clean sweep of the women’s discus yesterday .



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