LABA meets with Minister of Sport

- Anthony supportive of new body

Executives of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) yesterday met with Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Frank Anthony at the Sport Ministry’s office, Main Street, in an effort to garner assistance for projects to be launched by the newly-elected LABA executives.

Colgrain Pool remains closed

Five months after scheduled reopening…

Over five months after the promised October reopening, the Colgrain Swimming Pool remains closed, leaving swimmers and coaches baffled about when they can resume training at the facility as the swim season progresses.

Rifle shooting squad to up game for regional tournament

National fullbore captain Mahendra Persaud said he was happy with the state of preparation of the National rifle shooting squad ahead of next month’s West Indies Fullbore Championships billed for Antigua/Barbuda.

$50,000 first prize on offer in Rodeo 10km road race

The Hinterland Youth and Sports Development Association (HYSDA) in collaboration with the Rupununi Athletic Sports Academy (RASA) and the Rising Star Athletic Club will be hosting a Rodeo 10km road race in Rupununi, Region Nine on April 24.

GBTI to sponsor Saturday’s golf tourney

Brian Tracey, Managing Director of Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) will be looking to upstage other competitors at Saturday’s GBTI sponsored Medal Play Golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course.

Fight Night card for Linden Town Week

- feature bout is new cruiserweight title fight

The hard hitting Kurt Bess will have a crack at the newly-commissioned cruiserweight title of Guyana when he fights Barbados-based Guyanese  Cleveland Fraser at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on April 25.

Four runners to get tickets from organizers of Southern Games

Former 400 metres Schools National Champion, Philip Drayton is believed to have misled a host of Guyanese athletes via Facebook into thinking that the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will be sending a contingent to the 2011 Southern Games to be staged this weekend at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad.

German Pfister ready to work hard for T&T success

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday unveiled German Otto Pfister as its new head coach, charged with the responsibility of getting the national side to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Rooney answers his critics with superb winner

LONDON, (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney let his feet do  the talking with a superb first-half goal to give Manchester  United a 1-0 first leg win at Chelsea and tip the balance of the  Champions League quarter-final their way yesterday.

McAfee to focus on importance of a coach

— ITTF youth focus coaching course starts today

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Course Conductor and United States (USATT) National Coach, Richard McAfee made his first visit to the land of many waters yesterday to conduct a level one ITTF coaching course organized by the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA).

Rooney accepts charge but appeals against ban

LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United have accepted  Wayne Rooney’s charge from the FA for swearing at a TV camera,  but are appealing against his two-match ban, the Football  Association said yesterday.

Trophy Stall-sponsored BVA senior competition carded for Sunday

The Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) with sponsorship from the Trophy Stall will continue volleyball action this weekend in Berbice with the BVA-organized Trophy Stall Competition for senior players at the GTM hard court in New Amsterdam.

Barbados name 41 for CARIFTA Games

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – CARIFTA gold medallist Akela Jones will spearhead a 41-member Barbados team at the 40th edition of the regional Games in Montego Bay later this month.

Rampant Real hit four goals to bury 10-man Spurs

MADRID, (Reuters) – Real Madrid returned to their  ruthless best yesterday when Emmanuel Adebayor struck twice in  a 4-0 drubbing of 10-man Tottenham Hotspur as the Spanish giants  seized control of their Champions League quarter-final.

Chelsea seek revenge or bust against Man United

LONDON, (Reuters) – Chelsea must avenge their 2008  Champions League final defeat by Manchester United or face a  trophyless season if they lose the all-English quarter-final  which starts at Stamford Bridge today (1845 GMT).

Gayle only Windies player in top 20

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle is the only West Indies player in the top 20 of the ICC One-Day International rankings released on Monday.

Inter’s season in tatters after 5-2 home defeat

MILAN, (Reuters) – Inter Milan, treble winners under  Jose Mourinho last season, saw their season disintegrate as they  collapsed 5-2 at home to a makeshift Schalke 04 side in their  Champions League quarter-final first leg yesterday.

Sangakkara quits as Sri Lanka ODI, T20 captain

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Kumar Sangakkara has stood  down as captain of Sri Lanka’s limited overs team after their  World Cup final loss to India on Saturday but plans to carry on  as the interim test skipper until a replacement is found.

Departing Kirsten hails Dhoni as world’s best leader

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Departing India coach Gary  Kirsten hailed World Cup winning-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as  the best leader in contemporary cricket as he bid an emotional  goodbye yesterday following a successful three years in charge.

National netball team ready for C/bean tourney

— says Shondell Samaroo

Manager of the national junior female netball team Shondell Samaroo says that the team is where it needs to be in terms of preparation for the Caribbean Netball Association (CNA) Jean Pierre Under-16 Championships that officially starts today in St Kitts.