Delhi hits some highs but long-term problem remains

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – After a pre-event crisis and the organisational blunders of the first few days made way for a fine festival of sport, Delhi will perhaps be remembered as the Commonwealth Games that were not as bad as expected.

Warne offers to lend embattled Hauritz a hand

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – After using his famed digits  to publicly criticise captain Ricky Ponting on Twitter during  Australia’s test loss to India on Wednesday, Shane Warne has  proffered them to help embattled spinner Nathan Hauritz get his  groove back.

Ron Motilall takes the lead

Ron Motilall is the new leader of the Guyana Chess Federation Closed junior national chess championships following fifth round action on Wednesday at the Keishar’s Sports Club.

Young Bravo scores big to lead T&T to victory

FALMOUTH, Jamaica, CMC – Darren Bravo struck the first hundred of this year’s WICB Regional One-day competition to trump a resolute innings from Floyd Reifer, and lead reigning champions Trinidad & Tobago to an eight-wicket victory yesterday.

Former captain Imran wants revamp of Pakistan cricket

KARACHI,  (Reuters) – Former Pakistan captain Imran  Khan has called for an overhaul of the country’s cricket set-up  after the ICC warned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to improve  its governance and enforce anti-corruption measures.

Annual Hand-in-Hand race meet on tomorrow

The National Park circuit comes alive once again this weekend with the staging of the 8th Annual Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Company Limited 11-Race Cycle Programme tomorrow.

Namilco Football Festival launched

The fourth edition of the annual Fruta Conquerors organized Namilco Knockout Football Festival was officially launched in the boardroom of the National Milling Company and kicks off on Saturday, October 23 at the Tucville Playfield.

Local Carl Lewis takes 200m finals in dazzling style

Heats for the 100m and 200m races were a major part of day one at the East Georgetown District Champion of Champions inter-school meet yesterday at the GCC ground, Bourda, but the announcement of the boys under-20 200m as a finals sent the day’s excitement to a dazzling peak.

Weather aids Windwards in upset win over hosts

FALMOUTH, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s recent fickle weather upstaged a half-century from national captain Chris Gayle and steady spin bowling from Nikita Miller and Odean Brown to hand Windward Islands a five-wicket, upset victory when this year’s WICB Regional One-day competition opened yesterday.

Wildfire launches All-Star weekend

The eighth edition of the annual All-Star Weekend was launched yesterday by the events promotion group Wildfire Entertainment (WE) at the home of WE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jonathan Beepat in Bel Air Springs.

Tendulkar at new heights as World Cup nears

LONDON, (Reuters) – Unruffled composure over two  decades, in the face of the world’s most hostile attacks and the  frenzied demands of a celebrity-fixated society, confirms the  true greatness of Sachin Tendulkar.

Ponting faces blowtorch on return to Australia

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – After enduring two stinging  test defeats in India, Ricky Ponting will return home with questions about Australia’s form and his  captaincy ringing in his ears a month before the Ashes start.

Tired Nadal beaten as Djokovic, Murray march on

SHANGHAI, (Reuters) – Exhausted world number one Rafa  Nadal suffered a surprise 6-1 3-6 6-3 defeat by Austria’s  Juergen Melzer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters yesterday, while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray marched on.

Delhi overcomes challenges to close on a high

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Delhi put on a second flawless  spectacle of song and dance yesterday to close the  Commonwealth Games on a high after at one stage threatening to  become a national embarrassment to India.

King spurs Windies women to opening T20 victory

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – Stacy-Ann King’s handy all-round performance helped West Indies Women to a six-wicket victory over South Africa Women in the Twenty20 competition in the ICC Women’s World Challenge yesterday.

Shakib leads Bangladesh to series win over NZ

DHAKA, (Reuters) – Shakib Al Hasan produced a  brilliant all-round performance in the fourth one-day  international against New Zealand yesterday to help Bangladesh  to a maiden series victory over top-flight opposition.

Holland adds more fury to Caribbean Fury2

Local boxers ink contracts for November 6 card; Judah, O’Neil and London addedLocal boxers signed their contracts yesterday at the Princess Hotel amidst sweeping changes to the original roster.