Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sports

U-20s TOPPE EL SALVADOR*

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:32 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago pulled off a required victory over group leaders El Salvador yesterday, winning 2-1 to keep alive hopes of a quarter-final spot at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships in Costa Rica. But their fate depended on the outcome of the late game at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose. Up t

RICHARDS ON FIRE!

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:24 PM AST Comments

Jereem Richards was on fire at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility in Tennessee, USA, yesterday. The University of Alabama student produced a blistering 20.34 seconds run to grab gold in the men’s 200 metres final


T&T ‘beached’ 5-1 by Mexico

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:18 PM AST Comments

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Mexico returned to the semi-finals of the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Championships on the strength of a 5-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Friday in Nassau, Bahamas. In-form Jose Ramon Maldonado Alonso took his tournament tally to eight with a brace, in a win that ultimately proved comfo


Stephens extradited to Cayman Islands*

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:10 PM AST Comments

Ato Modibo Stephens has been extradited from the United States to the Cayman Islands to face allegations of sexual abuse during the time he worked as a coach there. The 37-year-old Olympic athlete, who is married to Caymans track star Cydonie Mothersill, is charged with indecent assault and gross i

Windies heroes prominent at Cricinfo awards

Feb. 25, 2017, 11:4 PM AST Comments

Accolades kept flowing in for West Indies World T20 heroes Carlos Brathwaite and Hayley Matthews. Their career-defining innings in the men’s and women’s World T20 finals last year were voted the best T20 batting performances of 2016 at the ESPNcricinfo Awards on Friday. Brathwaite, who a


Table tennis coming strong again

Feb. 25, 2017, 10:53 PM AST Comments

THREE former Caribbean champions are expected to lead another major gathering of table tennis players in the annual QPCC (Queen’s Park Cricket Club) Sports Heroes Brunch today at Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair. Athletes from the majority of sporting disciplines in the country have been atte


WORLD CUP DREAMS*

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:47 PM AST Comments

Plans are in the making to bring World Cup cycling to Trinidad and Tobago next year. The topic was part of the discussions between Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF) president Robert Farrier and John Tolkamp, president of Cycling Canada. Tolkamp was in the country last weekend, as part o


US sting T&T beach footballers

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:44 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago had to settle for second place in Group C at the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in the Bahamas after going down 1-5 to the United States in their final game of the preliminary round at the Malcolm Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, Thursday night. The match was evenly conteste

Bishop Anstey B win fourth

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:41 PM AST Comments

The Bishop Anstey High School B team remains unbeaten in the 2017 Trinidad and Tobago School Girls Rugby League, winning all of its four matches played to date. The latest victory for Bishops B came on Wednesday, when they held off schoolmates Bishops A by 10 points to five at the Queen’s Park


Pooran in Hong Kong T20 Blitz

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:38 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago rising Twenty20 star Nicholas Pooran has joined the list of players set to be part of the second edition of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, taking place from March 8-12 in Hong Kong. Pooran, who is currently banned by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) from playing in the regional tou


Browne: Brathwaite an ‘investment’*

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:35 PM AST Comments

Chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, has described Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite as an “investment” in West Indies cricket and argues his inclusion to face England in the three-match One-Day International series should not be viewed purely in terms of recent form. The 28-y


No fees for Paralympic karatekas

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:33 PM AST Comments

Paralympic athletes will not be paying fees to participate in the 1st WUKO Pan American Cup Karate Tournament, to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in June. The event, carded for June 16-17, will be under the rules of the World United Karate Organisation (WUKO) and will take place at the Woodbrook You


T&T U-2Os in must-win

Feb. 24, 2017, 11:30 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago will be going all out for victory in their final group match against El Salvador today at at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championships in Costa Rica, in a bid to keep alive their faint chances of survival in tournament. The men in red, white and black face the task of beating the group