Federer matches Sampras haul of 64 ATP titles

STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – Swiss master Roger Federer  beat Germany’s Florian Mayer 6-4 6-3 to win the Stockholm Open yesterday and equal Pete Sampras’s haul of 64 ATP titles.

Nigel Bryan wins Junior Open

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Guyana’s Nigel Bryan emerged winner of the Cecil James Memorial Under-18 Open Junior tournament on Saturday at the Maloney Indoor Sport Arena.

Another unblemished day for Dominic Fraser

Dominic Fraser registered another unblemished day Saturday as the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Nigel’s Supermarket Junior Classic Tennis Tournament continued at the tennis courts of the Pegasus Hotel.

Washout gives India ODI series win over Aussies

MARGAO, India, (Reuters) – The third and final  one-dayer between India and Australia yesterday was called off  after steady rain over the past two days waterlogged the  outfield, handing the hosts a 1-0 series win.

Singh leads ‘D’ Division to win

Khain Singh with the maximum 16 games spearheaded `D’ Division to victory when the Guyana Police Force male and female Inter-Division dominoes competition continued recently.

Giftland on board with All-Star Weekend

Promoters of the upcoming All-Star Basketball Weekend received a significant boost from Giftland Office Max when they were presented with a number of trophies, basketballs and basketball nets at the company’s location on Water Street on Friday.

World bronze medallist Crippen dies in World Cup race

LONDON, (Reuters) – U.S. open water swimmer Francis ‘Fran’ Crippen, a world championship bronze medallist, died during a Marathon Swimming World Cup 10km event in the United Arab Emirates yesterday, world governing body FINA said.

Asif wants more time to prepare appeal

KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif said yesterday he had withdrawn his appeal against a suspension for alleged spot-fixing next week in order to give his lawyers more time to prepare a detailed challenge.

Chelsea stretch lead at top, Spurs held

LONDON, (Reuters) – Goals by Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou helped Chelsea open a five-point gap at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday.

Australian authorities confirm nine positive tests

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Nine Australian athletes face the possibility of two-year bans after returning positive tests for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine in a recent raft of testing by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).

McIlroy finishes down the field at second-tier event

LONDON, (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy’s brief flirtation with Europe’s second tier Challenge Tour proved less than successful yesterday with the world number nine ending tied for 12th at the Egyptian Open.

MCYS distributes tennis tables to 22 schools

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) launched the National Schools Table Tennis Programme yesterday by donating 22 brand new  tennis tables to 22 schools in various administrative regions across Guyana.

Barbados defies Russell to reach final

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Barbados defied a six-wicket haul from new West Indies fast bowling recruit Andre Russell, as they beat Jamaica by 58 runs to march into the final of the WICB One-Day Championship yesterday.