Hameed turned down 100,000 pounds

(Cricinfo) Pakistan opener, Yasir Hameed, has issued a denial of allegations in the News of the World that he turned down a bookmaker’s offer to help fix a Test for £100,000.

Tough action 2

– The West Indies Cricket Board is once again getting tough about physical fitness in much the same way as the Pat Rousseau administration did several years ago.

Amazon Conquerors get $20m from gov’t

The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, yesterday gave a tangible  attestation of their support towards cricket in Guyana when they donated US$100, 000 (GYD$20M) to the national cricket team who will depart Guyana tomorrow to compete in the Airtel Champions League in South Africa beginning September 10.

Confident Federer too strong for Mathieu

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Five-times champion Roger  Federer dismissed Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 6-4 6-3 6-3 yesterday to reach the fourth round of the U.S.

GCF undecided over FIDE presidency

The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) has not yet decided who they will support for the presidency of the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) when elections are held later this month.

Sharapova rediscovers ruthless streak at Open

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Russia’s Maria Sharapova has  rediscovered the ruthless streak that took her to the top of  the tennis world and it could soon land her a second U.S.

MVP Toney, Smartt spearhead PCCS to series triumph

Police Consumers Coopera-tive Society (PCCS) female dominoes team romped home winners of the inaugural three-way aggregate series among teams from within the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday at the society’s Robb Street venue.

Guyana bubbling with confidence as camp ends

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana’s head coach Ravindranauth Seeram said Friday his side was ready for their Champions League Twenty20 campaign, following the end of a rigorous four-week camp.

Sandro to make Spurs debut against Arsenal

CHIGWELL, England, (Reuters) – Brazilian  international midfielder Sandro will make his long-awaited debut  for Tottenham Hotspur in re-shuffled side against arch-rivals  Arsenal in their League Cup tie at White Hart Lane today.  

NSC ‘Teach Them Young’ 11-race Programme

Grant Stuart romps to victory in feature event Walter Grant-Stuart swept to victory in the feature 35-lap Schoolboys and Novices race as the National Sports Commission ‘Teach Them Young’ annual summer programme concluded yesterday with an 11-race programme around the outer circuit of the National Park.

Cougars seek semi-final spot

Cougars United Football Club of New Amsterdam will seek a semi-final place in the Berbice Football Association (BFA) organized Cheddi and Janet Jagan Memorial football competition today.

Hughes hits half-century but Derby lose 1

LONDON, England, CMC – Teenaged Leeward Islands batsman Chesney Hughes continued his impressive form with a half-century for Derbyshire in a losing cause for Middlesex yesterday.

Walk with your ‘A’ game to Delhi 1

– Whipple tells Sevens players The national rugby team’s Technical Director, Joe Whipple, says that the Guyana players need “to bring their A game” to the forthcoming Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens to be held in New Delhi, India on October 11 and 12.

Murray outshines Jamaican to reach third round

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Fourth-seeded Andy Murray of  Britain dodged some rain drops and some sizzling serves before  quickly reaching the third round by outshining Jamaican Dustin  Brown 7-5 6-3 6-0 at the U.S.

Police quiz Pakistan trio

LONDON, (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Salman Butt and  pace bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were questioned by  the London Metropolitan police yesterday following their  indefinite suspension from all cricket.

Robust security measures assured for CLT20

(Cricinfo) Cricket’s most lucrative club competition, the $6.5m Champions League Twenty20, begins in less than 10 days with organisers assuring “robust” anti-corruption and security measures.

New youth development thrust launched

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – A joint initiative between the West Indies Cricket Board and mobile phone giants Digicel is set to address to youth development in the region over the next two years.

Junior chess c/ship qualifiers commence today

The Topco Juices sponsored Junior Chess Championship Qualifying tournament which is organized by the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) starts today at the Kei-Shar’s Sports Club, Camp and Hadfield Streets from 3pm.

Old foes renew rivalries in last 16

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – Serbia and Croatia won a haul of medals when they were partners in the former Yugoslavia but today they will face each other for the first time as  independent nations in the world championship last 16.