ANSA McAL sponsored basketball tournament tips off in Berbice

Beverage Company,ANSA McAL Trading under their Stag brand of beers injected life into basketball in Berbice by sponsoring the Stag Beer Basketball Club Championship, which commenced Monday last at the Vryman’s Erven basketball court in New Amsterdam.

Nine foreign athletes for South American road race classic

Fifty-two athletes, 43 local and nine from other countries within the region, have so far been confirmed (and a lot more are still expected to get on board)  for the Guyana leg of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)/South American Athletics Confederation 10KM Road Classic, scheduled for Sunday.

Sarwan needs new approach, says Windies coach

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies coach Ottis Gibson yesterday reiterated that star batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan had not been discarded from the team set-up but needed to take his fitness seriously in order to be selected.

Singh: Sarwan should be an automatic selection

-fans  express disappointment at omission of Sarwan From patrons of bars to members of boards, all yesterday said they felt disappointed by the omission of Guyana’s middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan from the West Indies team to tour  Sri Lanka next month.

Leewards beat Guyana to grab last semi-final spot

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Leeward Islands sneaked into the semi-finals of the WICB One-Day Championship yesterday, after beating Guyana by 13 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method, in a rain-affected affair at Sabina Park.

Fitness is the key

– Commonwealth Games cyclists feel preparation was insufficient Two of the three local cyclists who represented Guyana at the recent Commonwealth Games in India  emphasized yesterday that more needs to be done in terms of preparing national cyclists for international events.

Namilco Football Festival fixtures released

– Junior Jewelry and 2Js hop on board The official dates for the first round of match in the fourth annual Fruta Conquerors organized Namilco Football Festival has been  released and the tournament commences on Saturday at the Tucville Playfield with a double header.

Re-energised Garcia chasing world number one spot

CASTELLON, Spain, (Reuters) – Sergio Garcia,  refreshed and bursting with energy after a self-imposed absence  of more than two months, is targeting golf’s world number one  ranking.

Richard Ishmael gain comfortable nine-wicket win over Queen’s College

Richard Ishmael’s Keon Morris and Andrew Chung Joseph helped their school to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Queen’s College in the Ministry of Education/Guyana Cricket Board/National Sports Commission/Guyana Teachers’ Union 40-over tournament at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground yesterday.

Ponting questions England batting strength

(Cricinfo) Ricky Ponting has questioned whether England have the batting strength necessary to retain the Ashes by winning in Australia, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Mike Gatting’s team did so in 1986-87.

Rain forces no result as Barbados tops group

TRELAWNY, Jamaica,  CMC – Rain wreaked havoc on Barbados’ final game in the WICB One-Day Championship, forcing their contest with the High Performance Centre to finish in a no-result yesterday.

Chile defender Cereceda suspended for doping

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chile defender Roberto Cereceda has been suspended after testing positive for cocaine and an appeal been put in motion, his club Colo Colo said yesterday.

Ferguson shocked as Rooney says he wants to go

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United he wants to quit the club, leaving manager Alex Ferguson “shocked and bemused” and paving the way for a bidding war to start for the England striker.

Lara, Els enjoy impromptu cricket with Bermuda Premier

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – West Indies Test legend Brian Lara, South African golfer Ernie Els and Bermuda’s Premier Ewart Brown took time out to enjoy an impromptu game of cricket on Port Royal’s signature 16th hole during Monday’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf pro-am tournament.

GABA thinks trio may have absconded in the US

-cannot account for Commonwealth Games boxers As if the no returns by the Guyana boxing contingent to the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in India were not enough the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) yesterday said they could not give an account of the whereabouts of the three-member team.

Newcomer carts off MACORP golf tourney

Newcomer Deoram Dinanauth emerged winner of the annual MACORP sponsored Medal Play golf tournament Sunday beating the largest field of players to turn out this season Lusignan golf Club.

Sammy’s elevation a good move, says former PM

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Former chairman of CARICOM’S Prime Ministerial Sub Committee on Cricket, Keith Mitchell has labelled Darren Sammy’s appointment as West Indies captain a positive move for regional cricket.