Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sports

ENGLAND IN CONTROL*

Aug. 19, 2017, 1:4 AM AST Comments

Rain halted a promising West Indies fightback after opener Alistair Cook struck his third career double hundred, to put England in command of the day/night opening Test at Edgbaston, yesterday. When rain halted play a mere seven overs after tea on the second day of the historic contest, the Windies

Great Race still on

Aug. 19, 2017, 1:2 AM AST Comments

NOTWITHSTANDING a few hiccups in the weeks leading up to the annual cross-island race, the 49th edition of the Great Race will roar off tomorrow as scheduled, from 7.40 a.m. In a media release following the racers' briefing last night, the Trinidad and Tobago Power Boat Association (TTPBA) advised t


Sammy sacked over Stars’ losing streak*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:57 AM AST Comments

DARREN SAMMY has been sacked as captain of St Lucia Stars, paying the price for the franchise’s woeful start to the Caribbean Premier League. Stars have lost their first six matches of the campaign to be bottom of the six-team table, with virtually no chance of making the playoffs. Sammy, who


Cato recalled for Jamaica friendly*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:55 AM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago head coach Dennis Lawrence will have the services of at least three overseas-based professionals for the upcoming international friendly against Jamaica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium next Thursday from 8p.m. Cordell Cato, Mekeil Wiliams and Aubrey David have been confirmed for t

Lucky Ramsingh reaches CAREBACO quarters*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:53 AM AST Comments

ANANDA RAMSINGH has reached the quarter-finals of the under-19 international of the Carib­bean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Championships without taking the court at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua. The Trinidad and Tobago No2 under-19 player received a bye


Mitchell doubles up for East Bengal*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:52 AM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago international defender Carlyle Mitchell scored a brace to give his new team Kingfisher East Bengal a 2-0 victory over Calcutta Customs in the Kolkata Premier League. East Bengal head the league table with two victories, after opening the season on August 12 with a 4-1 win over Ra


ITF Tobago begins in Tacarigua*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:50 AM AST Comments

THE under-18 qualifying events for the THA (Tobago House of Assembly)/B-mobile Tobago ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Tournament will get going at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua. This Grade V tournament has been in existence for over five years, but will not


CASA men beaten by Bajans*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:48 AM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago’s men were beaten by Barbados in the battle to determine the winner of Group A when the CASA (Caribbean Area Squash Association) Championships continued Thursday night in St Vincent. After both teams had already gotten past Bermuda and Cayman Islands to book their places in

‘Point’ celebrates Jereem*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:46 AM AST Comments

AS POINT FORTIN yesterday celebrated the achievements of homeboy Jareem Richards at the IAAF World Championships in London, the athlete used it as an opportunity to appeal for the completion of the Mahaica Oval, a sporting complex in the borough. Richards was treated to a grand celebration through t


Party time at Ato Boldon*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:44 AM AST Comments

Specific locations within the Ato Boldon Stadium will be converted to a party venue for the September 1, FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying encounter between the T&T senior men’s steam against Honduras. The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will be offering fans the party stand exper


Return to the turf*

Aug. 19, 2017, 12:42 AM AST Comments

TURF RACING, last staged on June 10, is set to resume today, rain having wreaked havoc with the course, forcing all scheduled grass racing to be shifted to the main track. Former champion jockey Venice Richards, who makes the call regarding racing on the turf track, said: “The turf course only



HARD DAY’S GRIND

Aug. 17, 2017, 9:8 PM AST Comments

A DAY that started brightly ended in typical uncertainty for West Indies, after Alastair Cook and Joe Root plundered hundreds to give England an early hold on the historic first Test yesterday.