GFA Futsal tourney gets cracking today

Following an absence of almost three years, the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) officially launched its Futsal championship under the Stag Beer brand yesterday at the Waterchris Hotel in Waterloo Street.

Zidane given coaching reprieve until ban appeal resolved

MADRID, (Reuters) – Zinedine Zidane will be able to continue coaching Real Madrid’s B team until his appeal against a three-month ban for not having the correct licence is resolved, a court ruled yesterday.

Knicks spoil James’ homecoming with 95-90 win

(The Sports Xchange) – – -Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, including a big basket over LeBron James in the final minute, and the New York Knicks spoiled James’ home-coming celebrations with a 95-90 victory over the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers.

Singh century steers team to unlikely win

Skipper Vishaul Singh stroked a match-winning century while Vice-Captain Steven Jacobs chipped in with a defiant half-century, remarkably piloting their team to a massive come-from-behind two-wicket win over the Leon Johnson-led XI.

Smikle banned for two years

MONACO, CMC– Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has been suspended for two years for using a banned substance, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has announced.

ICC to put Windies tour to SA top of the Agenda

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC- Salvaging West Indies’ next scheduled tour – to South Africa – would be the first priority at next week’s board meeting of the Internal Cricket Council (ICC), top cricket official Wally Edwards has said.

Controversial batsman Ryder gets World Cup lifeline

WELLINGTON, (Reuters) – Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand ‘A’ team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month.

Sarwan arrives in T&T for practice match

(Trinidad Express) Ramnaresh Sarwan has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago and will get a workout this weekend in T&T Cricket Board three-day practice match bowling off today at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva from 10 a.m.

Jaguars head coach participates in FIFA Fitness Programme

Golden Jaguars Head Coach Denzil Thompson is thrilled to incorporate the new techniques and skills he learnt when he participated in the premier ‘FIFA’s Fitness Programme in Football- the first regional course in CONCACAF’ which was held in Fort Lauderdale, USA earlier this month.

Softball cup launched

-teams from Guyana, US, Canada to battle it out

The fourth edition of the Guyana Softball Cup was officially declared open last night by the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Bourda.

GCC victorious in GT&T national indoors championships

-dismantles Old Fort 5-4; Tigers thrash Hikers 9-0

Defending first division champs Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) overcame Old Fort 5-4 to register their win in the GT&T National Indoor Championships on Wednesday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.

Guyana to contest nine disciplines at CAC Games

-following GOA sponsorship

Through the sponsorship of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), the Golden Arrowhead will be represented in nine disciplines at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico from November 14-30.

GCA second division tourney

Thirteen matches set for the weekend

Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) second division and under-13 competitions will continue this weekend with 11 matches scheduled for venues around the city.

Younus, Ali bat Pakistan into box seat

(Reuters) – Younus Khan’s prolific bat continued to torment Australia as he struck his third successive test hundred to put Pakistan in a commanding position on day one of the second and final test yesterday.

Giants close out Royals to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, (Reuters) – The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday behind a stunning performance by Madison Bumgarner to win their third World Series title in five seasons.

Murray qualifies for Tour Finals with Dimitrov win

PARIS, (Reuters) – Briton Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence when he qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov yesterday.

Hooper urges ICC to pull West Indies cricket out of current mess

Former West Indian skipper Carl Hooper urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to intervene in the affairs of West Indian cricket, which is currently in a mess due to the dispute between the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) and the players, which threatens to spoil Australia’s tour of the West indies and their participation of the World Cup.