Basketball stars play hoops with Obama

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A star-studded team of professional basketball players joined President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a game for U.S.

London to stage two regular season games in 2011

LONDON, (Reuters) – The NBA will play two regular  season games in London next March, part of a push to bring  professional basketball to the city before it hosts the 2012  Olympics, NBA commissioner David Stern said yesterday.

Commonwealth Games TT trials on today

The new selection panel of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has called up 16 male and eight female players to participate in trial matches for possible selection on the Guyana team to the Commonwealth Games in India in October.

YOG team ready for Singapore Games

By Tamica Garnett Four promising youths selected to represent Guyana at the World Youth Olympic Games (YOG) scheduled to begin on Friday departed Guyana earlier this morning to begin their two-day journey to Singapore where the games will be held.

`Roushevel will be competitive’

-GTTA’s Munroe By Floyd Christie General Secretary of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Godfrey Munroe is confident that Guyana’s Adielle Roushevel will be competitive when she represents Guyana in the table tennis segment at the inaugural Youth Olympics Games (YOG) which will be held in Singapore from August 14-26.

Harper input for national Twenty20 team 1

Cricket Development Officer of the Guyana Cricket Board Reon King yesterday told Stabroek Sport that the Guyana Twenty20 management team was seeking to have former West Indies cricket coach Roger Harper assist with the training of the national Twenty20 squad.

Fernandes misses final spot in Sun & Surf Open

VANCOUVER, Canada, CMC – Nicolette Fernandes failed in her bid to reach the final of the Sun & Surf Open, when American Latasha Khan knocked her out in the semi-finals, with a straight games victory on Saturday.

T&T refocusing after CT20 disappointment

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago are already looking to the future following their huge disappointment in the recent Caribbean Twenty20 Trophy.

Stewart starts comeback with fifth place

LUZERN, Switzerland,  CMC – Kerron Stewart finished fifth in the 100 metres on her return from a hamstring injury at European Athletic Association meet yesterday here.

‘Do your best’

– former national swimmer Yannick Roberts tells Goodwill Swimmers Former national swimmer Yannick Roberts is encouraging the swimmers on the Guyana team for the upcoming 16th annual Goodwill Swimming championships to do their best.

Gayle snub caused rift

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The recent decision by Jamaica’s selectors to ignore West Indies captain Chris Gayle for the captaincy of the national team could have caused a split in the side.

Woods produces career-worst score

AKRON, Ohio, (Reuters) – Tiger Woods will go into next  week’s PGA Championship with his game in total disarray and the  emotional state of his mind highly questionable after a  career-worst performance at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Fighting Pakistan hold up dominant England

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – Debutant Zulqarnain  Haider scored a courageous 88 to frustrate England’s bid to win  inside three days against Pakistan in the second test at Edgbaston yesterday.

England in charge of test despite Ajmal haul

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – England suffered a  first innings batting collapse but still edged nearer to another  crushing win over Pakistan, who trailed by 160 runs at close of  play on day two of the second test at Edgbaston yesterday.

Brave Laxman leads India to series-tying win

COLOMBO, (Reuters) – A limping Vangipurappu Laxman  scored a magnificent unbeaten century to guide India to a  five-wicket victory in the third and final test against Sri  Lanka yesterday, earning the visitors a 1-1 tie in the series.

Tough ask 2

Guyana have a hard act to follow. Trinidad and Tobago’s inspiring performance in the inaugural Champions League in India last year set standards and created expectations that the new West Indies T20 champions will find difficult to match in the second tournament in South Africa next month.

Trotman eager to halt string of losses

Lightweight Mark Austin made a fairy tale start to his professional career when he gained unanimous decision wins over Cecil Smith and Shawn Pile in the GBBC/GABA Friday Night Fights Pro-Am card.

MVP Bishoo should be elevated to int’l cricket 1

– cricket writer George Whyte My Marlon Munroe A week after being named MVP of the inaugural Caribbean Twenty20 Championships, Guyanese leg spinner Devendra Bishoo, according to cricket writer George Whyte, should be afforded the opportunity to develop at the highest level.