DC Jammers to hold coaching clinic today

By Floyd Christie The Washington DC Jammers began their one-week tour of Guyana on Wednesday and as part of their visit the team along with their staff will be hosting a coaching clinic today from 1 pm at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).

Colgrain pool to remain closed until October

-new filter to be installed By Tamica Garnett The Colgrain Swimming Pool will remain closed until around October to facilitate the installation of a new filter system, among other works.

Lewis makes countryman Sukra latest victim in tennis semis

Despite their early departure from the main draw, in the consolation division of the boys u-14 category, Guyana’s Gavin Lewis and Daniel Lopes rose to the top of the clan to face each other in the finals of the International Tennis Federation Junior tournament currently on in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Delhi Games jolted by sponsor withdrawals

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Two Indian state-run firms  have withdrawn their sponsorship of the Delhi Commonwealth Games  due to “negative publicity” of the event stemming from  allegations of graft and mismanagement. 

DCC summer camp concludes today

The Queenstown-based Dem-erara Cricket Club’s (DCC) inaugural summer camp culminates today with a simple ceremony at the club’s pavilion commencing from 13:00hrs, and certificates of participation will  be presented.

WIPA says GCB pressured players 2

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Regional players union, WIPA, have accused the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) of pressuring players to sign Airtel Champions League contracts and have expressed surprise by the GCB’s move to file an injunction against them last week.

International basketball series jumps off tonight

– DC Jammers not underestimating locals By Floyd Christie The Washington DC Jammers arrived in Guyana yesterday morning for the international basketball series which jumps off tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and they are not underestimating their local opponents, according to their Head Coach Michael Creppy.

Nigeria keeper scores in Champions League tie

BERNE, (Reuters) – Nigeria keeper Vincent Enyeama  scored a penalty as Hapoel Tel Aviv won 3-2 at Salzburg in their  Champions League playoff first leg yesterday while Werder  Bremen produced three quickfire strikes to beat Sampdoria 3-1.

Nadal and Murray power through in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio,  (Reuters) – World number one Rafael Nadal  moved into the third round of the Cincinnati Masters with a 6-2  7-5 victory over American Taylor Dent yesterday.

Cooper half-century leads T&T to title again

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC – West Indies batsman Britney Cooper stroked an unbeaten half-century yesterday to propel Trinidad and Tobago to a three-wicket win over St Vincent and the Grenadines, and to the capture of the WICB Women’s 50-Overs League for the second year running.

Wigan braced to face Chelsea – and Drogba

LONDON, (Reuters) – Having opened the defence of  their Premier League title with a 6-0 thrashing of West  Bromwich Albion last week, Chelsea now face the team they beat  8-0 to secure the crown three months ago.

President’s/Jefford track and field meet launched

The President’s/Jefford Track & Field meet was launched yesterday with the aim of showcasing high level competition and improving the coffers of the clubs at the Digicel headquarters Barrack Street, Kingston.

Chanderpaul has first ball failure but Collymore shines

LONDON, England,  CMC – West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul suffered a rare failure for Lancashire yesterday when he fell for a first ball “duck” against Kent on the opening day of their Division One fixture.

Prior leads fightback

–Wicketkeeper and Broad in record eighth wicket partnership after  Pakistan’s Riaz takes five wickets on test debut LONDON, (Reuters) – Wicketkeeper Matt Prior dug  England out of deep trouble with an unbeaten 84 on the first day  of the third test yesterday as Pakistan reversed their  terrible form of the first two tests.  

Ministry lauds karatekas’ performance at ISKF championships

Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Irfaan Ali extended felicitations to Team Guyana on their outstanding performance at the recently concluded 11th International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Pan American Championships.

Giftland supports international basketball series

Giftland is the latest sponsors of the International basketball Series for which the Washington DC Jammers and a National Presidents Select 12 will be competing for the Godwin McPherson Memorial Trophy.

Richard Chin to contest CASA men’s Open singles final

After defeating Barbados’ Shawn Semple Monday night, Guyana’s Richard Chin will contest the final of the men’s Open singles competition of the National Lotteries Authority Caribbean Squash Championships currently ongoing in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

ICC World XI to tour Pakistan 1

(BBC) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is hoping to send an invitational World XI to play fixtures in Pakistan by the end of 2011.