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Bangladesh collapse after another Iqbal century

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 .

BFA Coca Cola finalists to be known tonight

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 .

O’Neil, Blackman urged to keep pawing for tonight

O’Neil, Blackman urged to keep pawing for tonight

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 .

Troy Ross challenges for World title

Troy Ross challenges for World title

Guyana-born boxer Troy Ross will tonight take on Steve Cunningham for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) cruiserweight title in Mecklenburg, Germany .

Amit Mookram, Jeremy Singh reach final

Amit Mookram, Jeremy Singh reach final

-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 .

DDL Topco Juice Open Chess Tourney starts today

DDL Topco Juice Open Chess Tourney starts today

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 .

Registration close today for GBTI Open

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 .

Selectors to name A team replacement for Pascal

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 .

Belmont celebrations mask racing’s money troubles

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 .

Pascal, Shillingford in line for Test debuts as Taylor limps out

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 .

Windies A ready for Glamorgan clash

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 .

Hilaire’s attack misdirected

By Orin DavidsonFrustration in West Indies cricket is at an all-time high .

Powell sizzles to windy 100 metres win in Oslo

OSLO, Norway, CMC – Jamaican sprint icon Asafa Powell clocked a wind-assisted 9 .

Lakers ‘win ugly’ against Celtics in Game One

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 .

Nadal storms past Melzer into French Open final

PARIS,  (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal powered into the  French Open final with a commanding straight sets victory over  surprise semi-finalist Jurgen Melzer  yesterday .

Kantasingh, Simmons named in squad to face Proteas

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 .

Soderling outlasts Berdych to reach French final

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 .

Close finish… but Windies white washed

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 .

Hunte says audit of GCB should help resolve issues

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” .

English county could go bankrupt warns Lancashire chief

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 .

Mr. Topper’s Indoor Hockey Tournament

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 .

Mayor’s Cup Knockout Tournament…Santos and GDF to clash in final

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 .

GABF explains selection of coaches

- 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 .

O’Neil, Blackman promise slugfest

O’Neil, Blackman promise slugfest

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 .

GRFU to name CAC rugby squad on June 13

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 to benefit from Junior Ambassador Programme

Four cricketers to benefit from Junior Ambassador Programme

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 .

Powell is the man to beat, again

OSLO, Norway, CMC – Asafa Powell is again heavily favoured to win the men’s 100 metres dash, when the IAAF Diamond League continues today .

Mandela meets Bafana Bafana ahead of finals

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 .

World Cup soccer fans turning more to cellphones

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 .

Schiavone seals Stosur final with a kiss

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 .

England arrive to play it safe in high crime city

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 .

Bangladesh may target Pietersen with spin

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 .

‘Machito’ Camacho in town

‘Machito’ Camacho in town

- 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 .

Windies hoping to avoid third straight whitewash

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 .

WIPA says Dr. Hilaire must apologise

WIPA says Dr. Hilaire must apologise

-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 .

Serena and Djokovic stunned, Nadal goes through

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 .



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