Sham Khan wins junior chess qualifiers

– tie break system fails to separate Taffin Khan and Omar Shariff in senior category Despite suffering two losses Sham Khan was able to capture the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Topco Juices junior qualifying championships which ended on Sunday at the Keishar’s Sports Club.

Achievers to battle Strikers in TCVT finals

Young Achievers and Castrol Strikers volleyball teams eliminated their competition to book their spots in the final of the True Champions Volleyball Tournament (TCVT) when they won their respective semi-final matches Saturday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Georgetown level series in NY

After a gripping game one which Linden won 69-68, the overseas-based Guyanese players in New York once again clashed in their friendly series.

Togo suspends coach for fielding fake national team

LOME, (Reuters) – An assistant coach of Togo’s  soccer team has been suspended for three years after he took a  group of imposters masquerading as the national side to play a  match in Bahrain, the country’s football federation said.  

Simmons slams ton in Trinidad Trials

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 20, CMC – Out-of-favour West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons kept up his superb form with a stroke-filled century when national trials for next month’s regional limited overs championship continued on Saturday.

McCook dismisses fears over Games cancellation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Regional track and field chief Teddy McCook yesterday allayed fears that the CARIFTA Games could be cancelled for the first time in its near 40-year history.

FA charges Wenger with improper conduct

LONDON, (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  was charged by the Football Association yesterday of improper  conduct following the Premier League match at Sunderland.  

Australia New Delhi-bound despite shootings

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – The Australian Commonwealth  Games Association (ACGA) said Sunday’s tourist shooting in New  Delhi will not change its Commonwealth Games plans.   

Panthers grab consolation win against GDF

Though they fell short of qualifying for the Pepsi Street Playoff Series, the Colours Panthers Division Three team rebounded well from a loss to  Ravens  Friday night by defeating the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) 59-55 in the final game of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division Three and Open leagues.

Persaud wins DeSinco Trading cycle race in record time

Robin Persaud stole the show on Saturday when he smashed a decade old cycling record around the inner circle of the National Park in the feature event of the 10th annual De Sinco Trading Limited 11-race programme.

Harris suffers third-round KO in “vicious” bout

LOS ANGELES, CMC – Vivian Harris suffered a major setback in his bid to gain a World title fight, when Victor Ortiz knocked him out in their “vicious” non-title, junior welterweight fight on Saturday at the Staples Centre.

Edghill, Duff for Latin American TT c/ships

-GTTA gives green light Caribbean Under-13 girls’ singles champion Chelsea Edghill and the region’s number two boys’ Under-13 player Jamaal Duff have been given the green light to participate in the 10th Latin American Pre-Cadet (11-13 years) and Under-10 championships scheduled for the Dominican Republic next month.

Guyana aiming for first win to rescue pride

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Virtually eliminated from semi-final contention, embattled Guyana will try to rescue their Champions League Twenty20 campaign when they face Highveld Lions of South Africa here today.

Bushrangers in dramatic “super over” win

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, CMC – Victoria Bushrangers handed Chennai Super Kings their first loss of the Champions League Twenty20 yesterday while keeping their hopes alive of reaching the semi-finals of the lucrative showpiece.

Forrester slams century as GCC steamroll MCYS

Winston Forrester followed up his performance at this year’s 24th annual Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament in Barbados with a century yesterday in the second division Haier Cup at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground.

Taylor plays down contract snub

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Injury prone West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor says he is looking past the disappointment of losing his central retainer contract, and focusing on regaining his fitness so he can resume his international career.

`Fishy’ Wiliams lands Fitness Express sponsorship

Top local cyclist Marlon `Fishy’ Williams on Thursday was the beneficiary of a financial contribution from Fitness Express, specialists in health and fitness products to help offset his participation at next month’s Commonwealth Games in India.