DCA backs Shillingford to rebound quickly

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Dominica Cricket Association president, Emmanuel Nanthan says the local cricketing fraternity is throwing its full support behind embattled West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford.

Uneven floors at CASH causes cancellation of Int’l Hockey Festival

The Guyana Hockey Board (GCB) has cancelled this year’s hosting of its annual Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival, due to a discrepancy regarding the floors of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) where the event was expected to be held.

India bag series with an innings victory

NAGPUR, India, (Reuters) – New Zealand’s batsmen   surrendered meekly to the Indian bowlers in the second innings  on a turning day-four pitch at the Vidarbha Cricket  Association Stadium to give the hosts a 1-0 series win yesterday.

Statistics show Cook has personal point to prove

BRISBANE, (Reuters) – England opener Alastair Cook  knows he has a personal point to prove heading into the Ashes  series this week, with the statistics showing all too clearly  the problems he has had against Australia’s bowlers.

Federer supreme as Murray challenge fizzles out

LONDON, (Reuters) – Given the chance to put another  dent in Roger Federer’s armour yesterday, Andy Murray was  swatted aside as their top-billing round robin clash at the ATP  World Tour Finals turned into a romp for the majestic Swiss.

Mackeson Sweet 16 top performers receive awards

Winners of this year`s Mackeson Sweet 16 football tournament, BK International Western Tigers, yesterday  received their prizes in the conference room of Ansa Mc Al Limited.

FIFA approves GFF’s revised constitution

Amidst pressure from the world governing body of football, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has revised its constitution, bringing it in line with the constitutional reforms required by FIFA.

Guinness Greatest of de Street…

Knockout round teams decided The preliminary round of the Guinness Greatest of the Street futsal competition concluded on Monday night at the Albouystown Basketball Court where four teams recorded victories in the four scheduled matches.

Wade struggles in return as Heat fall to Pacers

MIAMI, (Reuters) – Dwyane Wade’s return to the  lineup failed to spark the Miami Heat as they lost their second  successive game with a surprising 93-77 loss to the Indiana  Pacers on Monday.

Title-holders Guyana to open against Jamaica

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Reigning champions Guyana and powerhouses Jamaica will raise the curtain on the 2011 Caribbean Twenty20 Championship when they clash in the feature match of the doubleheader on January 10 next year.

The Message pulls off narrow win over Night Crescendo

The Message of the Elcock Stable pulled off a narrow win in the feature B class race over rival Night Crescendo of the Crawford Stable in the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club season ending horse race meet on Sunday.

GFF not good for the game

FIFA’s motto reads: “For The Good Of The Game.” Yet if that requirement was a yardstick used by world governing  body to keep national associations in power, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) would’ve been ousted many times over.

Liu clears first hurdle on gold quest at Asian Games

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Former Olympic champion Liu Xiang raised a collective sigh of relief across China yesterday when he coasted to victory in his opening heat of the 110m hurdles to remain on track for his third straight Asian Games title.

Rodrigues gets nine out of ten

GASA National Championships

National swimmer Ronaldo Rodrigues lost his 50m backstroke race to Travis Henry to miss out on a clean sweep of all 10 of the events that he participated in at the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) National Championships that ended last Sunday at the Castellani Swimming Pool.

GFF to hold press conference today

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will hold a press conference this morning at its headquarters, to update the media on the participation of the  Golden Jaguars  in the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals in Martinique later this week.

Persaud devastating in retaining Guyana Open title

Defending men’s champion Guyanese Avinash Persaud was in a devastating mood in retaining his title while Christine Sukhram secured the lion share of prizes in the ladies category at the rain-affected two-day R1 Vodka sponsored Guyana Open Golf championships played at Lusignan golf Course over the week-end.

Caribbean Twenty20 Itinerary

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Full itinerary of the 2011 Caribbean Twenty20 Championship scheduled for January 10-23 in Antigua and Barbados next year.

Van Lange and Rodrigues for FINA Short Course World Championships in Dubai

Junior swimmers Britany van Lange and Ronaldo Rodrigues have been selected by the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) to compete at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Championships which will be held from December 15 – 19 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dravid, Dhoni put India in command

NAGPUR, India (Reuters) – Rahul Dravid and Mahendra Singh Dhoni batted with supreme authority yesterday to steer India into a huge lead as New Zealand were left with an uphill task of batting out two days to save the deciding test.