St Kitts Netball Association expresses condolences on passing of Samaroo

The St Kitts Netball Association (SKNA) has expressed condolences to the Guyana Netball Association as they mourn the passing of their  recently-appointed secretary and former vice-president Shondel Samaroo, whose life was abruptly cut short on Monday last as a result of a vehicular accident.

Aliann Pompey to headline May 22 Track and Field Classic in Linden

The second edition of the President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic which is set for May 22 at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground, Linden, starting from 14:00hrs will be headlined by two-time Commonwealth medalist and 400 metres specialist, Aliann Pompey.

Bakewell presents $200,000 sponsorship cheque to RHTYSC

Bakery giants Bakewell renewed its sponsorship of one of Guyana’s most successful NGOs, Rose Hall Town, Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC) yesterday with the company recommitting to the Under-17 and second division teams.

Gayle lashes quickfire ton on Bangalore debut

MUMBAI,  (Reuters) – Chris Gayle hit an unbeaten 102 in 55 balls on his arrival in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to power the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a nine-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.

Windies fined for slow over-rate in St Lucia

(ICC) The West Indies team has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during its seven-run victory over Pakistan in the Twenty20 International (T20I) in St Lucia on Thursday.

Bishoo, Simmons power Windies to victory

GROS-ISLET, St. Lucia, CMC – Devendra Bishoo bowled memorably on his debut to follow-up a purposeful 65 from Lendl Simmons, and propel West Indies to a seven-run victory in their first-ever Twenty20 International against Pakistan yesterday.

GCA/Brainstreet Under-15 tournamentRound three match ends in draw

A solid half century from Khemraj Rupee of the Demerara Cricket Club A Team combined with the disciplined bowling from his teammates were not enough to secure a win over the DCC B Team yesterday in round three of the GCA/Brainstreet Under-15 One-day tournament.

Andre Lopes upstages Rudy Grant

Andre Lopes upstaged Rudy Grant in the Men’s Over-35 Singles as the Macorp Tennis Open continued last Wednesday at  Le Meridien  Pegasus Hotel tennis courts.

Gayle hammers WICB

(Jamaica Gleaner) ‘I was forced to make this decision based on what was happening around me.” Those were the words of former West Indies skipper Christopher Gayle, who yesterday defended his decision to travel to India to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), as opposed to waiting out a chance to represent the region in the upcoming Digicel Cricket Series against Pakistan.

Facilitator Bryant eschews scoring as Lakers level series

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Often criticised by Los  Angeles Lakers fans for being a ‘ball hog’, Kobe Bryant played  the role of facilitator to perfection on Wednesday as the NBA  champions levelled their playoff series with New Orleans.

Pacquiao’s training camp best ever, says trainer Roach

LOS ANGELES,  (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach sounded an ominous warning for Shane Mosley on Wednesday, saying his fighter had never prepared better for a bout ahead of their May 7 showdown in Las Vegas.

Marsh fifty spurs Punjab to thumping win over Rajasthan

MOHALI, India,  (Reuters) – Shaun Marsh struck a  stroke-filled half century as Kings XI Punjab trounced a sloppy  Rajasthan Royals by 48 runs for their third successive victory  in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

Nadal eases past Giraldo into Barcelona quarters

BARCELONA,  (Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal cruised into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 victory over unseeded Colombian Santiago Giraldo yesterday to set up a last-eight clash against Gael Monfils.

Sri Lankan players given extra time with IPL teams

COLOMBO,  (Reuters) – Sri Lanka Cricket will allow  its IPL contracted cricketers to play in the Indian Premier  League until May 19 before joining the rest of the team in  England, the board said yesterday.

Wozniacki eases into Stuttgartsemi-finals

STUTTGART, Germany,  (Reuters) – World number one Caroline Wozniacki survived an early scare to win 10 straight games and crush German Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-1 yesterday for a spot in the last four of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

WICB “disappointed” by IPL-bound Gayle

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Regional governing body for cricket, the WICB, has granted Chris Gayle a no-objection certificate (NOC) to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League but says it is “disappointed” in the talismanic opener making himself unavailable for the Pakistan series.