Monday, September 1, 2014

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Ayanna Alexander found the ideal way to mark Trinidad and Tobago’s 52nd Independence Anniversary on Sunday--with a national record! In still conditions, at the T.C. Williams High School in Virginia, USA, Alexander disturbed the sand at 14.40 metres for gold in the Potomac Valley Games women’s triple jump. Read more »

  • ‘Popstar’ shines

    PRINCESS POPSTAR made it lucky seven on her local debut with a comfortable success in the 1,800-metre Massy Oaks, co-feature on yesterday’s Independence Day holiday card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Read More »

  • Warm-up ends in predictable draw

    Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul warmed up for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh, starting Friday, with a marathon knock of 183 for St Kitts and Nevis against the Bangladeshis in a three-day match which ended in a draw yesterday at Warner Park, in St Kitts. Read More »

  • Bovell cops silver in 50m freestyle

    Top Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell won sliver in the Men’s 50m freestyle at the second leg of the FIN/Mastbank World Cup in Dubai, UAE, yesterday. T&T’s four-time Olympian scraped into the final after he and his training partner Miguel Ozeki both tied for the eighth and final qualifying berth with an identical time of 21.95 seconds in the heats. Read More »

  • Murray eases by Tsonga in three sets

    Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to set up a mouth-watering showdown with Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the US Open. The British No. 1 looked in imperious form as he swept aside the Frenchman to record his first victory over another top-ten player since his triumph at Wimbledon back in the summer of 2013. Read More »

  • T&T teams qualify for CAC

    TRINIDAD and Tobago men’s and women’s table tennis teams qualified for the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games over the weekend in El Salvador. The women did not even have to hit a ball to qualify as only eight teams turned up for the tournament. Read More »

  • ‘Road to Rio’ starts for local cyclists

    The road to the 2016 Rio Olympics Games starts this month for Trinidad and Tobago’s track cyclists as they gear up for the Elite Pan American Track Cycling Championships, which takes place from September 10-14 in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Read More »

  • Falcao set for Man Utd loan move

    Manchester United have agreed a season-long loan deal with Monaco for striker Radamel Falcao. According to Sky sources, a plane was expected to land at Manchester airport yesterday afternoon from Nice, with Falcao on board, as he heads for a medical at Old Trafford ahead of a loan that is worth between £5-6million. Read More »

  • Junior athletes return from YOG

    The Trinidad and Tobago Youth Olympic Games (YOG) team returned home from the two-week Nanjing Games, in China, on Sunday with three medals (one gold, a silver and a bronze). Read More »

  • National K-1 championships in P/Town

    Fight Star Promotions will be putting on the National K-1 Championships next week Saturday at Challenge Gym in Princes Town where K-1 fighters will compete for national titles in an elimination tournament. Read More »

  • Urban Knight claims Independence crown

    CREOLE Urban Knight became the second Jamaica-bred after Bruceontheloose to win yesterday’s 1,800-metre Bernard Dulal-Whiteway Independence Cup on the turf. And he did it going gate-to-wire, while providing Wilmer Galviz with a big race double on the ten-race Independence Day holiday card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Read More »

  • Happy anniversary

    George Bovell III’s timing was impeccable in Dubai yesterday. Trinidad and Tobago’s most decorated swimmer, competing on the 52nd anniversary of the country’s independence at the second leg of the FIN/Mastbank World Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, grabbed gold again in the 100 metres individual medley (IM). Read More »

  • Independence gold

    Richard ‘Torpedo’ Thompson celebrated Trinidad and Tobago’s 52nd Independence Anniversary with victory at the ISTAF Berlin IAAF World Challenge meet, in Germany, yesterday. Thompson clocked 10.15 seconds to grab top spot in the men’s 100 metres dash, the triple Olympic medallist forcing American Dentarius Locke to settle for silver in 10.16. Another T&T sprinter, Keston Bledman got to the line in 10.23 seconds to secure bronze. Read More »

  • ‘Chanders’, Jeffers punish Bangladesh

    A blazing century from Shane Jeffers and a typically resolute unbeaten half-century for St Kitts and Nevis were the highlights on Day two of the three-day warm-up match, yesterday. Read More »

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