Murray subdues Ferrer to get third crack at slam

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Andy Murray bludgeoned his way  through a brick wall named David Ferrer yesterday to reach the  Australian Open final and give himself a third crack at ending  Britain’s interminable wait for a men’s grand slam champion.

Plans on to form Berbice TT Association

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) is moving to revitalize the game in Berbice and towards this end will meet with stakeholders today from 2pm at the Rose Hall Sports Club, Canje.

Local organisers seek Kolkata reprieve

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Local organisers have made a  last-ditch effort to have Kolkata’s Eden Gardens reinstated as  the venue for the high-profile India v England World Cup match.

Merritt may take legal action in bid to run

SALVO, North Carolina, (Reuters) – Disgraced Olympic  and world 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt may take legal  action if USA Track & Field (USATF) does not allow him to  compete in this year’s world championships, his lawyer said yesterday.

Chattergoon follows Deonarine out of squad with injury

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Former Young West Indies captain Steven Jacobs has been called up to replace injured batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon for next week’s opening game of the Regional First Class Championship against Jamaica.

Full GCB hostels audit stymied by lack of info-audit firm

Design and Construction Services Limited (DCSL) was unable to provide a comprehensive audit on the construction of two Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) hostels at LBI and Anna Regina due to the “inconsistent and conflicting” information provided by the Board.

India’s Mithali Raj wants more Tests

HYDERABAD, India, CMC – Mithali Raj is disappointed that India Women were unable to play any Tests during their recent series with West Indies Women.

Bopara hungry for runs in the Caribbean

LONDON, CMC – Ravi Bopara admits that he has to score heavily in the WICB Regional first-class championship if he is to have a regular place in the England team.

NBS Second Division 40-Over finals set for Sunday

The finals of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)-hosted 2010 New Building Society (NBS) Limited 40-Over Second Division cricket competition is set for Sunday at the Cumberland Cricket Ground, Berbice.

Disillusioned Contador holed up in luxury hotel

PUIGPUNYENT, Spain,  (Reuters) – A depressed Alberto  Contador was holed up in a luxury Mallorca hotel yesterday as  the Tour de France champion set about coming to terms with a  one-year ban for failing a doping test.

Edwin Moses wins career fair play award

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) – Former American  hurdler Edwin Moses was honoured with a career World Fairplay  Award yesterday in recognition of his work on promoting  drug-free and amateur sport.

Kolkata loses high-profile World Cup match

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Kolkata’s Eden Gardens has been  dropped as the venue of the high-profile India v England match  at next month’s World Cup due to delays in renovation work, the  International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.

T&T manager Khan comes in for praise

Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team Omar Khan has come in for praise from president of the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), Azim Bassarath.

Colgrain pool works to be completed in around a month

The behind-schedule repair works being carried out at the Colgrain swimming pool are expected to be completed within a month’s time, according to Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCYS), Alfred King.

Djokovic shocks Federer, Li upsets Wozniacki

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – An inspired Novak Djokovic  shocked defending champion Roger Federer in the Australian Open  semi-finals yesterday to leave the Swiss without a grand slam  title for the first time in eight years.

Harper bemoans late preparation

-Says players talented but not living up to expectations

New coach of the national cricket team Mark Harper believes that Guyana has talented cricketers but for the last three years they have not fulfilled their expectations.

Celtics hand Cavaliers 18th straight defeat

BOSTON, (Reuters) – The Boston Celtics brushed aside  Cleveland in a 112-95 blowout on Tuesday to send the NBA-worst  Cavaliers to an 18th consecutive defeat.