Sukra is girls 18-years-and-under champion

Krystal Sukra won the girls 18-years-and-under title  after she defeated Nicola Ramdyhan 6 – 2, 6 – 3 on Sunday in the final of the Pegasus Open lawn tennis tournament at the Hotel courts.

Bolt wins top Commonwealth sports honour

BIRMINGHAM, England, CMC – Jamaican sprint marvel Usain Bolt has captured one of the top honours at the 29th annual Commonwealth Sports Awards, despite not participating at the Games last month in Delhi.

Harrison will seize his final chance, says former mentor

LONDON, (Reuters) – Audley Harrison’s chequered career  will fade into obscurity if he loses to David Haye in Saturday’s  WBA heavyweight duel in Manchester, according to the man  responsible for steering him to Olympic and Commonwealth gold.

Debutants steal show at NYC marathon

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Debutants stole the show at the  New York City marathon on Sunday as Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam  won the men’s race on his marathon debut and Kenya’s Edna  Kiplagat took the women’s title in her first New York race.

Contador faces ban as UCI calls for action

PARIS, (Reuters) – Alberto Contador was facing the  possibility of a two-year ban and losing this year’s Tour de  France title after the UCI asked the Spanish federation yesterday to open proceedings against him for failing a drugs test.

Organisers eyeing ‘Ride For Life’ as an international event

The ‘Ride For Life 4’ cycle road race was regarded as a huge success by government officials at the presentation ceremony at the National Cultural Centre last Sunday, and plans are already in place to take the event beyond the shores of Guyana,  on to the international stage.

Moore survives knockdowns to gain majority decision over Teran

Guyana’s world rated bantamweight fighter Leon ‘Hurry Up’ Moore survived three knockdowns to walk away with a unanimous decision win over Venezuelan Breilor Teran in the main event of the Caribbean Fury 2 boxing card at the Princess Hotel Saturday night.

Quintero is overall winner

-Ride for Life 4 fifth stage ends in photo finish The fourth annual Ride For Life cycle road race came climaxed yesterday at Homestretch Avenue with Miami-based cyclist Frank Travieso clinching victory over Godfrey Pollydore and Alonzo Greaves in a photo finish in the fifth and final stage.

Hyatt blasts Windies-A to T20 series sweep

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC – A brutal half-century from Danza Hyatt helped West Indies-A sweep their Twenty20 series against Pakistan-A 2-0, when they won the second match by five wickets on Saturday.

Westwood stays top despite losing Molinari duel

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – Lee Westwood narrowly failed to  begin life as world number one in winning style when Italian  Francesco Molinari pipped him to the HSBC Champions tournament yesterday after a thrilling final-round shootout.

Mc Kay, Starc help end Aussies losing streak

(BBC) Australia ended their seven-game losing streak as seamers Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc bowled them to an eight-wicket one-day victory over Sri Lanka yesterday.

Strauss ton sets up England win

(BBC) Skipper Andrew Strauss hit 120 not out as England beat Western Australia by six wickets in their opening three-day warm-up game yesterday ahead of the Ashes series.

Fiery Martin stuns India with five-wicket haul

AHMEDABAD, India, (Reuters) – New Zealand pacer Chris  Martin bowled superbly on an unhelpful pitch to demolish the top  order and leave India with a fragile lead of 110 and six wickets  down in their second innings yesterday.

‘Clown’ Pietersen gets his mojo back

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – England’s Kevin Pietersen  believes he is hitting his best form just at the right time  with the Ashes series against Australia just a couple of weeks  away.

Guyana sneak into Digicel Cup Finals

Guyana left it until the final night but sneaked into the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup after their southern Caribbean neighbours Trinidad and Tobago hammered Haiti 4-0 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Trinidad on Saturday.