GNIC hammers DCC to lift Haier Cup

The Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) lifted the Haier Cup 40-over second division title yesterday after they defeated the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) by 66 runs at the DCC ground.

Mission Accomplished! Bronze medallist Pompey bids Games adieu

-‘immeasurable’ support helped Guyana’s Commonwealth Games (CWG) female 400m bronze medallist, Aliann Pompey says that it was the large throng of supporters that impelled her towards her praiseworthy performance last Friday in what was likely her swansong at the Games.

Hasmoo wins 50-mile cycle road race

With a time of two hours and 10 minutes Wazim Hasmoo rode away with the first place in the 50-mile Mr and Mrs Ramsarran Singh Memorial Cycle Road Race that was held last week Sunday in Berbice.

Duminy leads South Africa to narrow win over Zimbabwe

KIMBERLEY, South Africa, (Reuters) – JP Duminy  smashed a South African record score of 96 not out to lead the  home side to an eight-run victory over Zimbabwe in a Twenty20  International yesterday.

Tendulkar shines, North boosts Australia

BANGALORE, (Reuters) – India’s Sachin Tendulkar  passed another major milestone but a dogged century from  Australian Marcus North put the touring side in control of the  second test yesterday.

Vettel hopes victory in Japan could be title omen

SUZUKA, Japan, (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel roared  to a Japanese Grand Prix victory yesterday that he hoped would  be ominous for his rivals and auspicious for his Formula One  championship hopes.

Leading runscorers in test cricket

(Reuters) – A list of the leading runscorers in test  match cricket after India’s Sachin Tendulkar became the first  player to pass 14,000 runs on the second day of the second test  against Australia yesterday:Player                                          Country                      Span                      Runs 1.

Contracts of Punjab, Jaipur IPL teams terminated

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The franchise contracts of  the Indian Premier League’s Punjab and Jaipur teams have been  terminated, India’s cricket board (BCCI) said yesterday.

Kaymer seals Dunhill victory as Westwood falters

ST ANDREWS, Scotland,  (Reuters) – Lee Westwood missed  the chance to replace Tiger Woods as world number one as  Germany’s Martin Kaymer came through to win the Dunhill Links  Championship yesterday.

The Twenty20 dilemma

It was inevitable from the year the first formal domestic Twenty20 tournament in England proved a rousing success that the game’s briefest format would create a dilemma for administrators and players.

Jordon beaten, boxing medal hopes dashed

Guyana’s hope of securing a medal in boxing was dashed yesterday when Dexter Jordon was comprehensively beaten by Kenya’s Benson Njangiry at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, India.

Guyana to host first leg of South America 10K race

The eighth International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) South American Athletics Confederation 10 km Road Classic was launched on Friday at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) House and the first leg will be held on October 24 in Guyana.

GNIC, DCC face off in Haier Cup final

With wins against Everest and Malteenoes respectively, GNIC and Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) yesterday eased their way into today’s final of the Haier Cup Second Division Cricket tournament.

Taylor shines again as Windies win third straight

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, CMC – Jamaican teenager Stafanie Taylor sustained her rich vein of form with yet another half-century as West Indies toppled Sri Lanka by nine wickets yesterday, to march to their third straight victory in the ICC Women’s Challenge.

Berbice retain Inter-County title

Berbice comfortably retained their El Dorado 50-over Inter-County title at the Guyana National Stadium last night although Demerara played some good cricket in the preliminary rounds before stumbling at the final hurdle.

Rejected by England, boxer Khan wins medal for Pakistan

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Boxer Haroon Khan, brother of light-welterweight world champion Amir, said the England selectors who shunned him should be embarrassed after he guaranteed Pakistan a Commonwealth Games medal on Saturday.

France put World Cup farce behind, top Group D

PARIS, (Reuters) – France put their World Cup fiasco behind them as late goals by substitutes Loic Remy and Yoann Gourcuff earned them a 2-0 home win against Romania and top spot in Euro 2012 qualifying Group D yesterday.

Ponting leads Australia recovery in second test

BANGALORE, (Reuters) – Captain Ricky Ponting top-scored with a resolute 77 as Australia recovered from a wobbly afternoon session to reach 285 for five on the opening day of the second and final test against India on Saturday.

Hamilton hit with penalty as rain washes out qualifiers

SUZUKA, Japan, CMC – McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton suffered a huge blow to his title hopes when he was slapped with a five-place penalty for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix, but torrential rains made headlines as they forced the abandonment of qualifying rounds on yesterday.

Noisy home support fails to lift Mirza to tennis gold

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Sania Mirza, India’s most popular sportswoman, failed to win Commonwealth tennis gold for a fanatical home crowd yesterday Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova spoiled the party with a 6-3 2-6 7-6 victory.

Noisy home support fails to lift Mirza to tennis gold

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Sania Mirza, India’s most popular sportswoman, failed to win Commonwealth tennis gold for a fanatical home crowd yesterday Australia’s Anastasia Rodionova spoiled the party with a 6-3 2-6 7-6 victory.

Aliann wins bronze

Aliann Pompey lifted the spirit of Guyanese when she registered the country’s first medal of the XIX Commonwealth Games yesterday in New Delhi, India at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (JNS).