Guyanese to participate in ‘Cup of the Guyanas’ tournament in French Guiana

first_imgA team of 11 players and two coaches will depart Guyana on Monday to participate in the 8th annual TRI-Nation tennis tournament. The tournament will be hosted in French Guiana this year.  ‘Cup of The Guyanas’ previously known as the ‘Inter Guiana Games’ is a trophy awarded to the winner of a team tennis competition hosted interchangeably by the nations of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The competition originally started in Suriname during October 2012 as a collaboration between the three countries. It is a developmental platform for tennis which would not stretch the available resources of the national associations and is cost-effective. The competition accommodates U12, U14 and U18 boys and girls. The tournament is scheduled for October 29 to November 3, 2019.  Team Guyana were the defending champions going into the 2018 competition but they placed third, Suriname secured second place while French Guiana won the cup. The Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) in a release expressed gratitude to the stakeholders who contributed towards the team’s expenses. The sponsors are: the Guyana Water Inc., Sheltez Tennis Club, Assuria General (GY) Inc., Camex Restaurant Inc., Pumas Tennis Club, Mrs. Annabelle Carter-Sharma, United Tennis Club, Mr. Amar Ally (GUYOIL-Friendship E.B.D), Mr. Derrick Gobin, Hassan Tractor Spares, Mr. Lewis Katerick, Bakewell, PAS Cargo Guyana Inc and Republic Bank.  Full team: Gerald Scotland, Gabriella Alphonso, Ricky Romascindo, Vadeanand Resaul, Sekia Jones, Devine Jeremiah Kalekyezi, Saskia Persaud, Viraj Sharma, Afruica Gentle, Joshua Kalekyezi, Kalyca Fraser Coaches: Andre Lopes and Leyland Leacocklast_img read more

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Scotsburg United, No 73 Young Warriors clash today

first_imgThe finalist of the second Trophy Stall and Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) Under-19 Inter club 50 overs cricket tournament are Scottsburg United and No 73 Young Warriors. In semifinal play, No73 Young Warriors defeated No72 Cut and Load by 27 runs at the No72 Cut and Load Ground.Young Warriors batted first, scoring 109 all out in 29. Victory Latchman top scored with 34 while Niradt Singh made 16.Bowling for Cut and Load Seeraj Chatterpaul took four wickets, Charran Singh, three and Mukesh Edwards two. In reply No72 Cut and Load were cut down for 72 in 18.5 overs with Salim Somdat top scoring with 27.Young Warriors off spinner Rawle Jabbar grabbed 5-20 and leg spinner Salim Khan 5-24.In the other game Scotsburg United defeated No 73 Mandir by four wickets at the Scottsburg Ground. No73 Mandir batted first, scoring 92  all out in 14 overs with Andrew Tahal 33 and Inderpaul Singh 21 the top scorers. Bowling for Scotsburg United Joel Dhanraj and Aktar Nohar picked up four wickets each.Scotsburgh United in reply reached 93-6 with all-rounder Joel Dhanraj making 21, Brandon Nandalall 20 and S Blair 18. Tahal picked up two wickets bowling for No 73 Mandir.The final is set for today at the Crabwood Creek Ground The tournament is being sponsored by the Trophy Stall Port Mourant Branch through its General Manager Ramesh Sunich.Seven participated in the competition the others being No. 43 Cricket Club, No. 66 Cricket Club and No. 73 Mandir and No 52 Cricket Club.The trophy Stall with head officer at Bourda Market is one of the leading sponsors of sporting activities in Guyana. It is also one of the leading sports and trophy stores in the country. The trophy Stall which open a Branch in Port Mourant Corentyne last year is happy to give back to the people of Berbice for their unstinted support over the years.General Manager Ramesh Sunich was happy with the way the competition was organised last year and readily agreed to sponsor the competition again, committing himself to further sponsorship.last_img read more

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‘Dead’ Lift!

first_imgThe Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) has suspended its season indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns.  This is according to PRO/Organizing Secretary of the federation, Runita White.White, however, told this publication that the decision hinges on if or when things return to a semblance of normalcy.Vijai Rahim“The decision at this moment is to suspend all events for 2020. However, that’s just a temporary decision. We want to see how things will play out in the next few months and then we will be able to say whether there will be a Nationals Championship for 2020.” Prior to the outbreak, the federation successfully hosted the Novices and Juniors Powerlifting Championships in February at the St Stanislaus College. Champion lifters like Vijai Rahim and Carlos Peterson-Griffith have signalled their intentions to compete if the season restarts.Notes: The rapid spread of the coronavirus has caused cancellations and postponements of countless sporting events and has affected sports around the globe.  The biggest being the International Olympic Committee deciding to postpone the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo until next year.To date, Guyana has recorded 154 total confirmed cases of the virus. There are 62 active cases and the number of death remains at 12.last_img read more

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Bucks’ Giannis gets one-game ban for headbutting incident

first_img(Reuters) – Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been handed a one-game suspension for headbutting Washington Wizards center Moe Wagner during a game on Tuesday, the NBA said. Reigning MVP Antetokounmpo was ejected in the second quarter of the Bucks’ 126-113 win over the Wizards after he knocked his head into Wagner’s temple. Neither player was injured.The incident occurred as a visibly frustrated Antetokounmpo approached Wagner near the Milwaukee hoop, moments after he was called for a charging foul. The 25-year-old four-time NBA All-Star will miss the Bucks’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies today.The NBA resumed its season last month in a fanless, quarantined setting at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, after the new coronavirus outbreak had put the sport on hold.last_img read more

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Pinnacle Sports appoints Alex Carr as Affiliate Program lead

first_img Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Alex CarrCuracao/Malta licensed online bookmaker Pinnacle Sports (www.pinnaclesports.com) has hired former bet365 Performance Marketing Manager Alex Carr as its new Affiliate Program Manager, to be based in the operator’s London office.Carr, who has spent the last 5 years in a variety of affiliate and performance marketing roles with the Stoke based bookmaker, starts his new role managing Pinnacle Sports Affiliates with immediate effect.As Affiliate Program Manager, Carr will be tasked with leading the development and promotion of Pinnacle Sports affiliate/partner acquisition platform initiatives as the operator looks to expand its services within new markets.Harry Lang, Marketing Director of Pinnacle Sports commented on the appointment of Carr“Alex brings a plethora of skills to Pinnacle Sports from his time with Bet365 and he’s joining us at a very exciting stage in our evolution. We’re looking forward to welcoming him to our burgeoning team here in London and his arrival neatly coincides with the start of our affiliate marketing plans for 2016, starting next month at LAC”.  Carr commented on joining Pinnacle Sports“Pinnacle Sports is known as a value-driven, customer-centric bookmaker. They always have the best odds and their capability to deliver high value players is famous within the sports betting and casino affiliate community. I’m very excited to be joining the marketing team at this time and look forward to working with current and potential affiliates over the coming months”. Paris Smith, Pinnacle: Working both sides of the betting business December 18, 2019 NO BS… Brand Architects launches ‘Operator MOT’ appraisal service April 1, 2020 Submit Market leaders headline SBC Digital Summit’s Digital Marketing Day April 22, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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T. Smith, Flacco dealing with minor ankle sprains

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Getting through the first quarter of the season without sustaining a significant injury, the Ravens will take advantage of the weekend off after Thursday night’s win over Cleveland to take care of some minor injuries.Though deeming his team’s ailments as “nothing serious” on Friday, Harbaugh confirmed wide receiver Torrey Smith and quarterback Joe Flacco suffered minor ankle sprains in the 23-16 win over the Browns. Smith limped off the field at one point during the fourth quarter while Flacco rolled his ankle on the Ravens’ final offensive play of the night.The Baltimore secondary is also dealing with lingering issues as cornerback Lardarius Webb has been dealing with minor soreness related to the ACL injury he sustained at the end of his rookie season in 2009. Webb underwent surgery and was able to return for the start of the 2010 season.“He’s always got his issue,” Harbaugh said. “You know he had an ACL two years ago, so that’s always part of the deal with him.”Free safety Ed Reed injured his hamstring in the season-opening win over Cincinnati on Sept. 10 and continues to receive treatment to keep him healthy enough to play. The 34-year-old hasn’t missed a game and has been limited in only a few practices, according to the team’s injury reports.Harbaugh is not concerned about the status of any of the four banged-up starters for the Ravens’ next game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 7.“Ed Reed’s done a great job with his hamstring, rehabbing-wise, but he’ll fight through that,” the coach said. “All those guys should be fine for next week.”After the offseason Achilles tendon injury to linebacker Terrell Suggs and season-ending injuries in the preseason to defensive end Ryan McBean and safety Emanuel Cook, the Ravens have remained healthy since the start of the regular season with only offensive lineman Jah Reid missing extended time with a calf injury and linebacker Paul Kruger missing one game with a bad back.Harbaugh credited the work of the training staff for his players’ ability to avoid minor injuries that can linger for extended periods of time.“We’ve been healthy for a reason,” Harbaugh said. “Sometimes, you get the big ones — the bone breaks and stuff like that — but the little ones — the tweaks and the strains — we’ve been pretty strong through that stuff.”last_img read more

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Flacco not anticipating changes to offense following Pitta injury

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)In the immediate aftermath of the season-ending hip injury to Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, many shifted their thoughts toward quarterback Joe Flacco and the impact the devastating news would have on him. Described as “disconsolate” following the injury by one national publication, Flacco is not only dealing with the loss of his favorite target in the passing game but also the absence of his best friend on the team. The two became close because of their wives’ friendship and cultivated their own relationship that was highlighted by their decision to start a Fu Manchu club late in the 2011 season that gained popularity among Ravens fans. Flacco visited Pitta in the hospital after the fourth-year tight end underwent surgery on July 27 and has spent time with him since then. Pitta was seen on crutches in the Ravens training facility in Owings Mills last week and is a few weeks away from beginning a long rehabilitation process. “You feel bad about it and you feel sorry for him,” Flacco said. “But then, when you go hang out with him and you see how he is doing, his spirits are the same and he seems to be great. He’s handling it really well, so that helps you get more at ease with it. It’s been good. It is what it is. It’s a shame and it’s one of those freak things, but we’ll just have to adjust.”The bigger concern now facing Flacco is on whom he will depend in the passing game with Pitta expected to miss the entire season and wide receiver Anquan Boldin now playing in San Francisco. In 2012, Flacco targeted Pitta 93 times and Boldin 112 times in his 531 pass attempts in the regular season. The Ravens signed veteran Visanthe Shiancoe to boost their depth at the tight end position a day after Pitta’s injury but are now dealing with the short-term absence of Ed Dickson, who suffered a slight hamstring tear on Sunday.Flacco credited young wide receivers Deonte Thompson and Tandon Doss as potential middle-of-the-field targets who have performed well during training camp practices. It remains to be seen whether these new pass-catchers will be able to carry over their improvement to live-game action, but the Baltimore quarterback doesn’t anticipate any dramatic adjustments in what the Ravens will do offensively despite his close friend being sidelined in 2013. “It’s not going to change what we do or anything like that,” Flacco said. “Obviously, you’re going to miss a guy like that. He’s a good target, he’s a good player, but we’ll adjust. We’ll do everything we can to go out there and play the way we always do.”last_img read more

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Ovie Mughelli: Running game still necessary to win in NFL

first_imgFormer Ravens fullback Ovie Mughelli is now a sports analyst for 680 The Fan in Atlanta, and after catching up with Nestor and Luke at the Super Bowl in San Francisco, he hopped on this week to touch on a variety of NFL topics.Ovie discussed the lack of emphasis that NFL teams now put on running the football and having a good fullback compared to years past, but he pointed out that having a great running game is still an essential when developing a winning formula.“Remember two years ago when the Dallas Cowboys finally had success, it was Demarco Murray making Tony Romo look like he was a mix of John Elway and Peyton Manning and Brett Favre all mixed in one, because he didn’t have to worry about the box not being stacked of people out there waiting for the pass every single time,” Mughelli said. “Having a balanced offense always gives you a better opportunity to win. The fullback gives you that balanced offense, having someone to lead the way for the tailback, even when the offensive line breaks down, I think it absolutely necessary now.”Of course, the former Ravens fullback admits that he is a bit biased with his thoughts.“Obviously, I’m a little biased as I’m a fullback, but year after year, the teams that go deep in the playoffs and get to the Super Bowl are teams that are balanced and at least have some semblance of a running game,” Mughelli said.To hear Ovie Mughelli’s entire conversation with Nestor, listen here:Audio Playerhttp://c631904.r4.cf2.rackcdn.com/Ovie%20Mughelli%20Former%20Ravens%20FB%20021616.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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“Rounding the Bases” in Orioles’ 7-2 loss to Red Sox

first_imgWhat went wrong in the Orioles’ 7-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon?In trying to identify the top three losing factors with the addition of home plate for any not-so-honorable mentions and other notes, we go around the bases after the 49th game of the 2016 season.1st — Red Sox starter Steven Wright was superb in pitching his third complete game of the month, but the top five hitters in the Orioles lineup went 0-for-17 with six strikeouts against the knuckleballer. Baltimore is hardly the only team to look bad against Wright in his surprising start to the season, but his knuckleball was especially filthy as he recorded six 1-2-3 innings. Considering the issues the Orioles had with slower breaking pitches during the last road trip, Wright just wasn’t a good matchup with his ability to change speeds. The top half of the lineup was a non-factor throughout the day. 2nd — The Orioles already trailed 3-2 in the eighth, but their lack of an established lefty specialist cost them greatly. With Buck Showalter preferring to stay away from Brad Brach in the bullpen, much was put on the shoulders of rookie Ashur Tolliver and he couldn’t handle it, giving up a home run to David Ortiz and walking Travis Shaw before eventually giving way to Mychal Givens after a Blake Swihart single. Givens’ struggles against lefty bats continued as he gave up a three-run homer to Marco Hernandez to put the game out of reach.3rd — Tyler Wilson pitched solidly against the best offense in baseball, but the solo homer allowed to Jackie Bradley Jr. in the sixth was deflating. The bottom of the Orioles order had figured out Wright enough to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, but the starter left a fastball over the plate that Bradley launched into the Baltimore bullpen to lead off the sixth. If the game had remained tied, Showalter might have handled his bullpen differently later in the game instead of turning to a rookie.Home — After Baltimore plated two runs in the fifth, Chris Davis deviated from an effective opposite-field approach against Wright by grounding out to first with runners at the corners and two outs to end the scoring threat. … Replays showed that Xander Bogaerts’ first-inning dribbler that scored Boston’s first run bounced off his foot in the box, but the play wasn’t reviewable and Wilson failed to cover home plate as Caleb Joseph made the throw to first, allowing Mookie Betts to score from second base. … Nolan Reimold led off the two-run fifth with a triple and has now hit safety in 17 of 22 games this season in which he has had at least one at-bat. … Bogaerts extended his career-high hitting streak to 23 games and is batting .402 over that stretch. … Kevin Gausman will take the mound on Tuesday night against former Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who will be making his season debut after dealing with a knee injury since spring training.last_img read more

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