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National rifle-shooting c/ships postponed

National rifle-shooting c/ships postponed

A shortage of ammunition has forced the postponement of the National Rifle-Shooting Championships which should have been held this month, according to officials of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) .

Final Australia-India one-dayer washed out

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - The final one-day international  between Australia and India was washed out without a ball being  bowled yesterday .

Major Success

Major Success

- Says GMR&SC of November to Remember President of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) Aaron Bethune Monday night hailed the third and final round of the Seaboard Marine-sponsored Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) a major success .

Germany keeper Enke dies in apparent suicide

BERLIN, (Reuters) - Germany and Hanover 96  goalkeeper Robert Enke has died after being hit by an express  train in an apparent suicide near Hanover, local police said yesterday .

Robertson lauds GFA/Cellink Plus Premier League

Robertson lauds GFA/Cellink Plus Premier League

[caption id="attachment_63419" align="alignleft" width="360" caption="caption:Alpha United’s captain Howard Lowe sits second from right with the Cellink Plus Premier League Trophy while other team representatives and top individual performers display their prizes .

Duminy scores maiden ton as S.Africa destroy Zimbabwe

CENTURION, South Africa,  (Reuters) - JP Duminy struck  his maiden one-day international century to lead South Africa to  a crushing 212-run victory over Zimbabwe yesterday .

England slide to humiliating defeat

(BBC) England succumbed to a humiliating four-wicket defeat against South Africa A in their only Twenty20 warm-up match before Friday’s first international .

Berbice having a ball

Berbice having a ball

- rout E’bo for paltry 105 and reach 128-1 at close By Marlon Munroe Essequibo is known as the Cinderella County and after yesterday’s performance it is clear that what Essequibo’s cricket needs is a fairy Godmother to turn around the fortunes of their cricket which has suffered from years of neglect and underdevelopment .

Windies seal T20I series with easy five-wicket win

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – West Indies women wrapped up their Twenty20 International series against England yesterday, when they strolled to a comfortable five-wicket in the second game of the three match series at Warner Park .

Australia’s Watson, Johnson to miss final India ODI

MUMBAI, (Reuters) - All-rounder Shane Watson and fast  bowler Mitchell Johnson will skip Australia’s final one-day  international against India today and head home instead .

Church’s Chicken renews partnership with Kashif and Shanghai

Church’s Chicken renews partnership with Kashif and Shanghai

Church’s Chicken came onboard for the third consecutive year with the Kashif and Shanghai organization to assist in the running of the 20th Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament which was recently launched .

Captain Gayle focussed on team unity as Aussie battle looms

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Against the backdrop of a bruising impasse which left regional cricket in tatters, West Indies captain Chris Gayle said yesterday uniting the current team would be his main focus as they prepared to meet the mighty Australians .

Nash shines for red-hot Suns in victory over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA,  (Reuters) - Steve Nash scored 21 points  and made 20 assists as the Phoenix Suns continued their fine  start to the season with a 119-115 victory over the  Philadelphia 76ers on Monday .

Feeling guilty? Give the money back, Safin tells Agassi

PARIS, (Reuters) - Marat Safin has come up with an  instant remedy to help Andre Agassi clear his conscience after  his admission that he lied about using drugs — hand back the  millions of dollars he made in prizemoney .

Basketball great Abdul-Jabbar being treated for leukemia

NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) - Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said yesterday that he is battling a rare form of blood cancer but his long-term prognosis is very good .

Nadal says players clean, testing rules too tough

PARIS, (Reuters) - World number two Rafael Nadal said yesterday tennis was free of doping and repeated his view that  the testing procedures were too tough .

Gibbs joins South African team for CLOBI Cup

-Serena Williams, Sir Garfield Sobers to do coin toss South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs has become a welcome boost to Suth Africa’s side to contest the CLOBI Cup International Masters Cricket Tournament .

Raid Ali slams century; bags six wicket haul

Raid Ali slams century; bags six wicket haul

Former Berbice Under-19 player Raid Ali turned an outstanding all round performance to put Edinburgh in total command over Rose Hall Community Centre over the weekend in the Berbice zone of the Guyana Cricket Board’s three day first division competition .

Lara urges support for Gayle captaincy

LONDON, England  CMC – West Indies batting icon Brian Lara has endorsed Chris Gayle as the choice for West Indies captain and has urged the region to throw its full support behind the embattled Jamaican .

Has the All-Star Weekend lost its mojo or does it reflect local basketball?

Has the All-Star Weekend lost its mojo or does it reflect local basketball?

Asks Rawle ToneyThe Beepat Scorpions Basketball Club hosted its annual All-Star Weekend which saw Guyana and senior ballers competing in the Three-Point and Slam Dunk contest and also the All-Star games, held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall November 7-8 .

Western Union First Division League top performers rewarded

The top four teams of the recently-concluded Georgetown Football Association (GFA) organized, Western Union First Division League were awarded for their performances in  Western Union’s main branch building yesterday .

Meusa wins national Chess c/ships with two rounds to spare

Meusa wins national Chess c/ships with two rounds to spare

Wendell Meusa dethroned defending national chess champion Kriskal Persaud winning the national men’s Closed chess tournament with two rounds to spare .

Dyson to scout for NSW Blues

SYDNEY, Australia,  CMC – More players from the Caribbean may get a chance to play domestic Twenty20 cricket in Australia .

Haye plots dual London showdowns

British boxer David Haye hopes to have two London title defences in 2010 after becoming new WBA heavyweight champion .

Safin saves three match points to win in Paris

PARIS,  (Reuters) - Former world number one Marat  Safin, in his final tournament before retiring, squeezed past  French qualifier Thierry Ascione 6-4 4-6 7-6 in a Paris Masters  first-round match yesterday .

Windies beat England in T20 opener to tighten grip

BASSETERRE, St Kitts,  CMC – West Indies maintained their stranglehold over England yesterday, beating them by four wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series at Warner Park .

Windies Taylor breaks into ICC top 10 batting rankings

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates,  CMC – Exciting teenaged West Indies opener Stefanie Taylor yesterday burst into the top 10 of the ICC One-Day International batting rankings, on the heels of her impressive form in recent weeks .

NZ win series despite Pakistan last-wicket century stand

ABU DHABI, (Reuters) - New Zealand scored a thrilling  seven-run triumph over Pakistan to win the one-day series 2-1  despite a valiant last-wicket partnership of 103 between  Mohammad Aamer and Saeed Ajmal yesterday .

Windies players wing out tonight for Australia

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies players  began arriving here late yesterday as they assemble ahead of their trip to Australia to begin their three-Test tour Down Under .

Joynauth slams first ton in NBS second division competition

Joynauth slams first ton in NBS second division competition

Andrew Joynauth slammed the first century of the 2009 New Building Society second division limited-overs cricket competition which enabled Shieldstown Number Four to defeat Number Two Village over the week-end .

Bolt, Bekele vie for top male athlete award

LONDON, (Reuters) - World and Olympic champions Usain  Bolt and Kenenisa Bekele were among five contenders shortlisted  for the male Athlete of the Year award yesterday .

Windies to open World Cup against Proteas

MUMBAI, India, CMC – West Indies will have their hands full when they clash with World No .

Thunder storms to easy win over short-handed Magic

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Kevin Durant scored 28 points  and Russell Westbrook contributed 17 points and 10 assists as  the Oklahoma City Thunder stormed to a 102-74 home victory over  the short-handed Orlando Magic on Sunday .

Hoggard joins Leicestershire as captain

LONDON,  (Reuters) - Former England bowler Matthew  Hoggard will take over as Leicestershire captain after signing a  three-year contract with the side following his release by  Yorkshire last month .

Summerbell lifts fourth Caribbean driving title

Summerbell lifts fourth Caribbean driving title

It was day filled with non-stop, pulsating racing at the South Dakota Circuit when the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) played host to the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) yesterday .

Williams wins five-stage race in record time

Williams wins five-stage race in record time

Junior cycling champion Geron Williams won the third annual Ride for Life five-stage race in record time and pocketed $200,000 when the last stage ended yesterday on Homestretch Avenue .

Mayor’s seven-a-side football gets cracking tonight

Some 32 teams will compete in this year’s Mayor’s Cup seven-a-side football competition which gets cracking tonight at the Banks DIH Limited Thirst Park ground with several matches .



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