Monday, May 30, 2016

Sports

EYEING RIO*

May 29, 2016, 10:41 PM AST Comments

Top Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell is aiming to get back to his best form, a situation that he says will establish him as a medal threat in the Men’s 50m freestyle at the Rio Olympic Games in August. It will be the Athens 2004 bronze medallist’s fifth and final Olympic outing

Sunrisers lift IPL title*

May 29, 2016, 10:38 PM AST Comments

West Indies batting star Chris Gayle smashed a whirlwind half-century and passed 9,000 runs in Twenty20s but his effort was in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad edged Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs to lift the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) yesterday.


T&T move into final round*

May 29, 2016, 10:34 PM AST Comments

COMPETING without the services of injured top player Fabien Whitfield, Trinidad and Tobago managed to secure the penultimate of seven places in the final round of NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) qualifying for the Olympic Games yesterday in St Lucia.


Rain hits Clarke Road

May 29, 2016, 10:31 PM AST Comments

Untimely rain in the southland may well have given the deciding vote on which club finishes second to Queen’s Park in the National Premier Division One League for 2016. With the three-day cricket championship schedule set to conclude today, PowerGen Sports, starting the final round in second p


Bracing for reality check*

May 29, 2016, 10:27 PM AST Comments

Spectacular and popular global champions one day; struggling underdogs the next. That’s what it is going to feel like for the West Indies in the tri-nation One-Day International series. Unless, of course, they can rise above the lowly expectations, shove aside the inevitable distractions of gl


Thompson medals in five

May 29, 2016, 10:25 PM AST Comments

Dorien Butter, Christian Awah and 15-year-olds Graham Chatoor and Jeron Thompson were among the notable individuals following completion of the third night of competition at the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASATT) National Open Long-Course Championships at the St Anthony’s College poo


Cadogan wins Hampton 100

May 29, 2016, 10:23 PM AST Comments

A thrilling men’s invitational 100 metres duel between Barbadian Levi Cadogan and Trinidad and Tobago’s Marcus Duncan brought the curtain down on the opening day of the Hampton International Games, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, late on Saturday.


Thomas gallant in ‘Lease’ defeat*

May 29, 2016, 10:21 PM AST Comments

RYAN THOMAS was gallant in defeat on semi-final day in the Lease Operators Limited Junior Tennis Tournament yesterday at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval. The 2014 under-16 champion of the Sagicor Junior Tournament was not expected to make any impression against top seed Nabeel Mohammed in the under-1


Technocrats dethroned at Jean Pierre*

May 29, 2016, 10:20 PM AST Comments

A NEW men’s champion was crowned last night after Technocrats were beaten in the semifinals of the FLOW Premier Volleyball League on Saturday night at Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road, Woodbrook. After going down when they clashed for the gold medal last year and being nosed out 17-15 in th


Don’t oppose The Gatsby

May 29, 2016, 10:17 PM AST Comments

THE GATSBY’S stamina will come into question in today’s 64th running of the 1,900-metre Carib Brewery Limited-sponsored Midsummer Classic, feature event on the Indian Arrival Day holiday card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima.


A GOOD COMEBACK*

May 28, 2016, 8:45 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart has praised the efforts of the national football team despite their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay in their international friendly at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo on Friday night.


Sides look for good workout*

May 28, 2016, 8:44 PM AST Comments

Today's 50-over day-night warm-up match between the West Indies President's XI and the touring South Africans at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain will be more than a practice fixture for both parties. For the South Africans, it will be their only game before opening of the Tri-Nations series against


Cedenio 4th at Prefontaine*

May 28, 2016, 8:42 PM AST Comments

Machel Cedenio finished fourth in the men's 400 metres, at the Prefontaine Classic IAAF Diamond League meet, in Oregon, USA, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago quarter-miler crossed the line in 45.45 seconds. Grenadian Kirani James preserved his 2016 unbeaten record, the reigning Olympic champion ge