Persaud, Khan in the lead

Kriskal Persaud and David Khan (1386), with four points each are in the lead at the end of round five  of the Neal and Massy/Seven Seas National Chess Championships on Wednesday at the Ocean Spray Hotel, Kitty.

USA team promises ‘high level’ competition

…at Guyana Open Golf Tournament

Mo Shafi on behalf of the USA team for the Guyana Open Golf Tournament issued a warning to the rest of the field, especially the Guyanese contingent, that they will have a difficult task tomorrow and Sunday at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC).

Let the IGG games begin!

-Guyana ready for competition

The Suriname and French Guiana delegations participating in this weekend’s Inter Guiana Games (IGG), which begins today, arrived in Guyana yesterday.

Gibson plotting Windies revival in next five years

GALLE, Sri Lanka, CMC – Ottis Gibson hopes West Indies can reverse the trend of losing in the short term, but he believes the regional side can ultimately rise to the pinnacle of the game again in five years.

Rain puts the brakes on Powell, Brathwaite

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite were stopped in their tracks, when heavy afternoon rain condemned a day that promised much for West Indies-A to very little in the opening four-day “Test” against Pakistan-A yesterday.

Essequibo routed again for paltry score

GCB Senior Four-Day Tournament

Essequibo was again routed for a paltry score in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) senior four-day tournament at the Blairmont Community Centre ground yesterday.

Spurs go 9-1 with win over Bulls

SAN ANTONIO, Texas,  (Reuters) – Tim Duncan   rebounded from his recent slump and the San Antonio Spurs tied   their best 10-game start to a season with a 103-94 victory   over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

Lara to work as batting consultant

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – Zimbabwe Cricket has turned to Brian Lara to become the batting consultant for the national team.

FIFA bans, fines two executive committee members

ZURICH, (Reuters) – Two FIFA executive committee  members were banned and fined yesterday, one for bribery, over  allegations they had offered to sell their votes in the contest  to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Guyana crumble against Guatemala

KENNESAW, Georgia, CMC – Guyana were manhandled in a friendly international on Wednesday, when Guillermo Ramirez scored a brace to lead Guatemala to a 3-0 victory.

Sri Lanka without loss after following on

GALLE,  (Reuters) – Sri Lanka were 89 without loss  when rain ended play early on the fourth day of the first test  after being made to bat again by the West Indies having fallen  three runs short of the follow-on total of 381.

Trophy Angels win premier female softball match

Softball fans turned up in their numbers on Sunday for three matches, including the first female match, the Guyana Floodlights Softball Association hosted at Heido Park at Pine Ground, Mahaicony.

Australia will win Ashes because they have to – Warne

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Shane Warne believes Australia  will triumph in the Ashes series against England, which starts  in one week, because they know the local conditions and that  defeat would mean a complete overhaul of the team.

Dream finally comes true for Paul Adams

A five-year dream of representing Guyana came through for Paul Adams yesterday when it was found out that he was selected by the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) for the fifth IPF/NAPF Caribbean Islands Bench Press and Powerlifting Championships in Cayman Islands from March 15-19 next year.

Guinness Greatest of De Streets…

Wagner, Pedro record hat-tricks

Eight more teams registered wins as round two of the Guinness Greatest of de Street Futsal competition wrapped up at the Cultural Centre Tarmac on Tuesday night.

Kashif and Shanghai players sweep TT teams, singles events

Players from the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation made a clean sweep of both the team and singles competitions of the Guyana Table Tennis Association 2010 Inter-Organization tournaments that concluded yesterday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

Dr Anthony fails to meet with GCF, Meusa

- Tight schedule responsible

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr Frank Anthony has postponed his meeting with the Guyana Chess Federation and national chess champion, Wendell Meusa.

Demerara, Rest Team to clash tomorrow

Competitions Coordinator within the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Colin Europe disclosed yesterday that the second round Inter County match between Demerara and the Rest Team will not be played until tomorrow at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground.

Springer expects competitive series

- 1st “Test”

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Rain has hampered the preparations of West Indies-A on the eve of the opening four-day “Test” of two against Pakistan-A, starting today at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

South African Van Jaarsveld tests positive

JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) – South African batsman  Vaughn van Jaarsveld has tested positive for banned stimulant  sibutramine, the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA)  said yesterday.