Barbados name 41 for CARIFTA Games

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – CARIFTA gold medallist Akela Jones will spearhead a 41-member Barbados team at the 40th edition of the regional Games in Montego Bay later this month.

Rampant Real hit four goals to bury 10-man Spurs

MADRID, (Reuters) – Real Madrid returned to their  ruthless best yesterday when Emmanuel Adebayor struck twice in  a 4-0 drubbing of 10-man Tottenham Hotspur as the Spanish giants  seized control of their Champions League quarter-final.

Chelsea seek revenge or bust against Man United

LONDON, (Reuters) – Chelsea must avenge their 2008  Champions League final defeat by Manchester United or face a  trophyless season if they lose the all-English quarter-final  which starts at Stamford Bridge today (1845 GMT).

Gayle only Windies player in top 20

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle is the only West Indies player in the top 20 of the ICC One-Day International rankings released on Monday.

Inter’s season in tatters after 5-2 home defeat

MILAN, (Reuters) – Inter Milan, treble winners under  Jose Mourinho last season, saw their season disintegrate as they  collapsed 5-2 at home to a makeshift Schalke 04 side in their  Champions League quarter-final first leg yesterday.

Sangakkara quits as Sri Lanka ODI, T20 captain

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara has stood  down as captain of Sri Lanka’s limited overs team after their  World Cup final loss to India on Saturday but plans to carry on  as the interim test skipper until a replacement is found.

Departing Kirsten hails Dhoni as world’s best leader

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Departing India coach Gary  Kirsten hailed World Cup winning-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as  the best leader in contemporary cricket as he bid an emotional  goodbye yesterday following a successful three years in charge.

National netball team ready for C/bean tourney

— says Shondell Samaroo

Manager of the national junior female netball team Shondell Samaroo says that the team is where it needs to be in terms of preparation for the Caribbean Netball Association (CNA) Jean Pierre Under-16 Championships that officially starts today in St Kitts.

Labour Minister: GCB “should have had its house in order”

— says Singh can resign

Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir yesterday responded to comments made by president of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Chetram Singh over the weekend stating that if the body had wanted to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in a timely manner it “should have had its house in order.” Singh, who has headed the GCB since 1991, was quoted as saying that he was frustrated with the slow pace of the Friendly Societies release of the audit of the divided and scandal plagued GCB.

Turn around!

—Afridi available for Windies tour after change of heart

KARACHI, Pakistan, CMC – Pakistan’s talismanic one-day captain Shahid Afridi is now likely to lead his side against West Indies in the Caribbean later this month, after reconsidering his decision to miss the series.

Jamaica advance to final after controversial no-decision

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Jamaica predictably qualified for the Regional First Class Championship final after their semi-final against Trinidad and Tobago finished in a controversial no-decision yesterday.

In memory of ‘Trini’

Former Kaieteur Cycle Club cyclist Maurice ‘Trini’ Lewis was laid to rest in Brooklyn, New York recently.

Double trouble!

— Night of upsets as Alpha, Pele sent packing from Mayor’s Cup

One of the most historic nights in local football history took place at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground Sunday when  Guyana’s top two football teams were sent packing from the annual Mayor’s Cup tournament.

Fairy Landing grabs $450,000

Fairy Landing of the Sherriff Stable upset a top notch field to win the feature C class race when the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities held its horse race meet at the club’s Alness track, Corentyne, Berbice.

Top Class unbeaten on opening night

Top Class proved to be in a class of their own playing unbeaten on the opening night of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets football tournament at the Mackenzie Municipal tarmac in Linden Sunday evening.

Swept out of town!

- Out-of-town teams routed from GABF Club Championships leaving all four Georgetown clubs in semi-finals

After two nights of basketball on the opening weekend of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) National Club Championships last Saturday and Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, the semi-finalists for the tournament have emerged.

Santos, Flamingo among winners

Three more teams found themselves in winners’ row on the second day of the inaugural Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst Orange Juice Under-15 League Saturday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground.

ICC cuts quota of World Cup teams

MUMBAI, India, CMC – Only 10 teams will contest the next two World Cups, after the International Cricket Council confirmed yesterday it had cut the quota for the cricket’s largest showpiece.

Spurs will take Bernabeu in their stride

-Redknapp

MADRID, (Reuters) – Champions League debutants  Tottenham Hotspur will not be intimidated by Real Madrid or their  imposing Bernabeu stadium when they square up in today’s  quarter-final first leg, manager Harry Redknapp said.

Captaincy yet to sink in for scrutinised Clarke

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Michael Clarke got an idea of  the sort of scrutiny he will be subject to as Australia captain  over the weekend but said yesterday his appointment to the post  had not yet properly sunk in.