Masters Cup, female 10/10 competitions to commence September 12

The annual Masters Cup and 10/10 female softball cricket competitions sponsored by Kubota Industrial Generators and Engines and Tohatsu Outboards and organized by the Guyana Floodlights Cricket Association (GFCA) will bowl off on September 12 at various venues throughout Guyana.

Pepsi Street Basketball Series Nets trounce Macabees 71-34

The Nets rebounded well from their defeat at the hands of the Guyana Defence Force on Wednesday night to blowout the Macabees 71-34 in the Pepsi Street Series Open and Division Three leagues at the Burnham Basketball Court, Thursday night.

Hughes sets up shock Derbyshire win

BRISTOL, England, CMC – Teenaged Leeward Islands batsman Chesney Hughes stroked a masterful, unbeaten 96 to help set up Derbyshire’s stunning 54-run win over Gloucestershire inside two days on Wednesday.

Pakistan trio charged, face possible life bans

TAUNTON, England, (Reuters) – Pakistan test captain  Salman Butt and opening bowlers Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif  face possible life bans after they were charged yesterday  under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption  code.

Senior netball tournament begins today at Mandela Gymnasium

The Guyana Netball Association’s Senior Netball Tournament begins today at the Mandela Gymnasium from 15:45 and spectators can expect to be thrilled as  Emanie and All Stars, believed to be the two top teams,  take to the court.

GDF strike late to conquer Nets

The Guyana Defence Force basketball team struck from behind in the final quarter of their game against the Nets to seize a 49-40 points win when the teams met in the Pepsi Street Series on Wednesday evening at the Burnham Court.

Uchiha battle to top of advanced division in Hockey Summer Camp

Waning in the penultimate position in Monday’s round robin matches, team Uchiha won their way through Tuesday night’s elimination round at the St Stanislaus College Forum to emerge the ultimate winner of the advanced division of the Junior Hockey Summer Camp as the exercise came to a close.

Warne calls for life bans if match-fixing proved

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Any players found guilty of  being involved in match-fixing or any other form of illegality  related to gambling in cricket should be banned for life,  former Australian spinner Shane Warne has said.

East Coast Under-17 Cricket Camp sparks renewed interest in game 2

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports/National Sports Commission’s first ever East Coast Under-17 Cricket Camp, which was held at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club, came to a close yesterday with two cricket matches played by the participants in the three-day camp.

Serbia meet Croatia after beating Argentina

ISTANBUL, (Reuters) – The World Championship first  knockout round is poised to produce a pair of classics after  Serbia beat Argentina 84-82 in an enthralling Group A match yesterday to set up a meeting with Balkan neighbours Croatia.

Onions out for up to nine months

LONDON, (Reuters) – Fast bowler Graham Onions is  expected to be out of action for a further nine months once he  undergoes back surgery next week, the England and Wales Cricket  Board (ECB) said yesterday.

Clamour grows for legalised betting in India

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The  Pakistan spot-fixing scandal has once again shone the spotlight  on illegal betting in the sub-continent and reopened the debate  on the legalisation of gambling in India.

Guyanese in Barbados urged to support women boxers

(Barbados Nation) There is a call for all Guyanese nationals living in Barbados to come out in their numbers and support the Guyana team of Ansil Norville and Vanessa Robinson when the bell sounds at the 2010 AIBA World Women Boxing Championships at the Wildey Gymnasium next Thursday.

Hughes back for India tour, Haddin still recovering

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Opening batsman Phillip  Hughes has returned from a dislocated shoulder while  wicketkeeper Brad Haddin remains unavailable for Australia  after selectors confirmed their test squad for two matches in  India next month.

WI taps uncapped Munroe for ICC Women’s Challenge 1

Guyanese medium-pacer Subrina Munroe gained the regional selectors’ nod as one of two newcomers in the 14-member West Indies Women’s squad that will contest the International Cricket Council Challenge in Potchefstroom, South Africa next month.

Improving Blake ends season over hamstring concerns

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who pulled up during his 100m victory over American Justin Gatlin at Tuesday’s Palio della Quercia meet in Rovereto, Italy, has called a premature end to his season.

Scorpions tame Panthers

The Beepat Scorpions notched a 71-52 victory over the Colours Panthers last evening in the Pepsi Street Series Division Three and Open Leagues at the Burnham Basketball Court.

$5M support from govt for rugby Sevens team 1

-GRFU’s Nascimento says money will go a long way By Floyd Christie President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday at State House contributed $5m towards the national rugby Sevens team’s preparations for the upcoming  2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, India on October 11 and 12.

‘Mission of Mega Proportions’ slated for Sept. 12

– but sponsors coming up short By Marlon Munroe Guyana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (GABBFF) Senior National Championships dubbed ‘Mission of Mega Proportions’ will go ahead as planned on September 12 but president of the association Fiona Harris is disheartened that more sponsors have not come on board.