GRFU selects three for Women’s 15s c/ships

The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has selected three women players to participate in the North American  and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Senior Women’s 15-a-side championships in The Bahamas.

Guyana impresses at Pan Am Junior Badminton C/ships

The Guyana contingent attending the XIX Pan American Junior Badminton Championships put on an impressive performance on the opening day at the Pebelon de Tennis de Mesa, Parque del Este in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

‘Teach Them Young’ race meet set for Saturday

The young aspiring cyclists that are currently participating in the 34th annual Teach Them Young cycling coaching programme in the National Park will be showcasing what they have learnt at a specially organized race meet on Saturday around the inner circle of the National Park.

Playoff to decide Junior Chess King

Ron Motilall and Rashad Hussein ended the Challenges of Youth Empowerment chess tournament in joint first place after finishing with seven and one half points each.

GCA hosts skills programme for fast bowlers

The Georgetown Cricket Association GCA will continue its Skill Development Programme today with a session for fast bowlers from clubs affiliated to the association.

WI cricket does not need B/dos second 11 parading in major tournaments 2

By Tony Cozier Sir Hilary Beckles asserts, in Sunday’s Stabroek News (letter pages), that the concept of his Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) had “its beginnings in what Sir Frank Worrell had envisioned decades ago.” Surely Sir Frank’s vision – and that of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in embracing it – was of a team of valid student cricketers truly representative of all the campuses and colleges in the region, not one so utterly and consistently dominated by players from one island, Barbados, and one campus, Cave Hill, of which Sir Hilary is Principal, which also hosts all CCC’s “home” matches to the exclusion of other available venues.

England cruise to victory in second test

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott steered England to a nine-wicket victory against Pakistan after lunch on the fourth day of the second test yesterday to go 2-0 up in the four-match series.

Butt demands fielding improvements from Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – Pakistan must improve  their lacklustre fielding before the third test against England,  captain Salman Butt said yesterday after counting 14 missed  catching chances in the nine-wicket loss at Edgbaston.

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.