Ferguson-McKenzie wins in wet conditions

HEUSDEN-ZOLDER, Belgium, CMC – Veteran Bahamian sprinter Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie took the women’s 100 metres at the KBC Night of Athletics here yesterday.

Powell cruises to Birmingham win without engaging top gear

BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – Asafa Powell led  home a Jamaican 1-2-3 in the 100 metres at the Diamond League event in Birmingham yesterday although the damp conditions meant  the former world record holder had to be content with a time of 9.91 seconds.

Bolt wins in Paris despite Lemaitre’s good run

PARIS, (Reuters) – Usain Bolt comfortably won the 200  metres at the Paris Diamond League meeting on Friday despite  Christophe Lemaitre running a season’s best of 20.21 seconds.

American Gay out for season after hip surgery

RALEIGH, North Carolina,  (Reuters) – U.S. world 100  metres silver medallist Tyson Gay had an arthroscopic procedure  on his injured right hip and will not run again this year, his  manager said yesterday.

Bolt aims to be more like himself in Paris

PARIS,  (Reuters) – Usain Bolt knows he has been short  of his very best form since returning from injury and is keen to  be more like his true self when running the 200 metres at the  Paris Diamond League meeting tomorrow.

Felix selected for both initial U.S. relay pools

RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters) – Three times  world 200 metres champion Allyson Felix could run in as many as  four events at August’s world championships, according to the  relay pools released by USA Track & Field (USATF) yesterday.

India sacks coach, orders probe after positive tests

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The Indian sports ministry has  sacked a Ukrainian track and field coach and ordered a thorough  investigation into an embarrassing doping scandal after eight  athletes tested positive for banned anabolic steroids.

Powell rues lack of top-flight rivalry

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – World athletics has suffered from  a lack of high-profile rivalries due to the growing influence of  money on the sport, long jump world record holder Mike Powell  has told Reuters.

Iana Amsterdam for World Youth Championships in France

Sprinter, hurdler and triple jumper, Iana Amsterdam will join Kadecia Baird as part of the two-member team to represent Guyana in the 100 metres dash and hurdles events at the upcoming World Youth Championships to be held in Lille, France from July 6-10.

Gebrselassie wins fourth Manchester 10 kms race

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – World men’s marathon  record holder Haile Gebrselassie completed a fourth victory in  the Great Manchester Run over 10 kms yesterday while Briton  Helen Clitheroe won the women’s event.

Sands, Thomas make the podium

DAEGU, South Korea, CMC – Leevan Sands was the most successful Caribbean athlete at the IAAF World Challenge meet yesterday here.

Inter-zone under-19 tournament starts this weekend in Berbice

The Junior Selection Committee of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) announced the names of the players who  were selected for the 2011 BCB/ Diamond Fire & General Insurance Company inter-zone under-19 two-day tournament starting  this weekend at various venues.

AAG to stage World Athletic Day meet tomorrow

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will continue its track season with the staging of the World Athletic Day track meet tomorrow at the Eve Leary Sports Club Ground from 10:00hrs.

US-based Guyanese sprinter aiming for 2016 Olympics

By Treiston Joseph Once a budding star in Guyana at the tender age of 13, Kadecia Baird returned to her homeland three years after  migrating to the United States of America (USA) where she now resides in New York (NY), with her mother Natasha Baird.

Giftland Office Max back onboard with President’s/Jefford Track & Field Classic

- Aliann Pompey billed to attend

Giftland Office Max confirmed its support for the second year running of the President’s/Jefford Track & Field Classic when Marketing Manager Compton Babb handed over a cheque for an undisclosed sum to the co-ordinator, Edison Jefford yesterday at the company’s Head Office on Water Street.

Bouncing back!

-After missing some six months of competition because of a failed drugs test Olympic and World 100m champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce is ready to pick up the pieces of her career and resume her quest to rewrite history

(BBC) The trademark braces may have gone but, despite missing six months of competition after testing positive for a banned substance, Shelly-Ann Fraser’s broad smile remains the same.

PPYC romps to victory at U-23 Games

By Treiston Joseph Police Progressive Youth Club (PPYC) walked away with their second straight victory at the Under-23 Games hosted by the Athletics Association of Guyana at the Eve Leary Sports Club Ground yesterday.

Leslie Black says retiring soon

Middle and Long Distance Coach and Coach of the Rising Star Athletic Club, Leslie Black disclosed plans yesterday to go into retirement in the near future after his tenure of approximately two decades in athletics.

AAG in doubt over Carifta Games team participation

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) is uncertain whether they will be able to send their selected eight-member team to the 40th edition of the Carifta Games to be held in Jamaica from April 23-25.