Papo Haniff leads Guyana Open golf tourney

Trinidad-based Papo Haniff took a commanding lead at the end of the first day of the R1 Vodka Guyana Open Golf tournament yesterday at the Lusignan Golf Club  even as officials were up to press time determining if he is a professional player in the Twin Island Republic.

Guyana lose again at football

Guyana suffered another defeat to Suriname yesterday when the Inter Guiana Games continued at the Andre Kampervene Stadium here in Suriname.

Held Up!

— Mushfiqur stalls Windies progress with half-century

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, CMC – A composed, unbeaten half-century from captain Mushfiqur Rahim underpinned a measured Bangladesh effort as they kept West Indies busy in the field on the opening day of the first Test here yesterday.

R1 Vodka-sponsored Guyana Open tees off today

Despite threats from the inclement weather organizers expect a prompt start to the R1 Vodka-sponsored Guyana Open Golf two-day tournament which tees off this morning with a large overseas contingent ready to match skills with their local counterparts at the Lusignan Golf Course.

Badminton’s brightest star

— At just nine years of age Priyanna Ramdhani is not a star in the making; she is a star

At the age of nine not many persons can say that they have already decided on a career, not so for Priyanna Ramdhani who has her eyes set on excelling at the highest level of the sport of badminton.

Barbados/Windward Islands match -abandoned

Co-defending champions Barbados suffered a second consecutive rain-affected mach of the regional Super 50 one day tournament yesterday after their Group A encounter against the Windward Islands at Everest Cricket Club was washed out.

Sangakkara thwarts Pakistan’s victory charge

ABU DHABI, (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara yesterday led Sri Lanka’s fightback in the second innings with an unbeaten 161, aided by sloppy Pakistan fielders who dropped a number of catches on day four of the first test in Abu Dhabi.

England’s Bresnan fined for dissent

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – England paceman Tim Bresnan has been fined 7.5 percent of his match fee for showing dissent in the third one-day international against India at Mohali, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.

Big hitting Jamaica push Skeldon CC to top of money pile

Georgetown, Guyana – Jamaica’s crushing victory over the Leeward Islands pushed their partner club – Skeldon Cricket Club – to the top of the money pile in the WICB Super Club Assistance Programme which is part of the on-going Regional Super50.

England women cricketers win

Lydia Greenway and Arran Brindle both struck unbeaten centuries as England’s women powered to a 62-run win over South Africa in the opening one-day international at Potchefstroom.

International referees course opens today

Approximately 30 FIFA accredited local referees and assistant referees as well as national referees and assistant referees will attend a FIFA sponsored Referees Assistance Programme (RAP) held in collaboration with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC).

CCC in comprehensive upset win over T&T

Regional Super50 Group B match

Kyle Mayers and Floyd Reifer guided the Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) to a comprehensive upset five-wicket victory over Trinidad & Tobago at the Everest ground yesterday in the Regional Super50 Group B match.

Jamaica brush aside Leewards at Providence

The Chris Gayle-led Jamaican side made light work of the co-defending champions Leeward Islands  as they clinched a thoroughly convincing seven-wicket victory in a Group B encounter of the 2011 Regional Super50 limited overs competition at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, yesterday.

London is warm-up for Nigeria’s Ijeoma – O’Neil

By Iva Wharton Guyana’s female heavyweight boxing champion Gwendolyn O’Neil says her match against Pauline London is one of the things she is doing to warm-up for her upcoming match with Nigerian Ijeoma Egbunine but her main reason for returning home is family.