Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Live English, Irish racing at OTB’s Monday

UNLIMITED betting will be accepted on live English and Irish horse racing from next Monday at all the Arima Race Club (ARC) Off Track Betting (OTB) shops, and also on the ground floor of the Club at Santa Rosa Park. Read more »

  • New home

    THE main focus for Sport Minister Brent Sancho is to make money for the country through sport. Sancho said sport could not be continued to be seen as recreation only but as an investment. Sancho was speaking to the media yesterday during a tour of the National Cycling Velodrome soon to be opened in Couva. Read More »

  • Kohli runs hot

    No one in this country is talking about the quick pitch at the WACA ahead of the big West Indies and India showdown (tonight T&T time). No one in India is discussing their country’s recent, superior record against the West Indies, but the cricketing headlines all over are about Virat Kohli’s abusive behavior to a journalist on the eve of their clash in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Read More »

  • Sir Curtly warns seamers of indiscipline

    West Indies fast bowling icon Sir Curtly Ambrose has urged discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World champions India (tonight T&T time) on what is expected to be a lively pitch. Sir Curtly, the Windies bowling coach, said it was important the Caribbean side’s seamers find the right lengths and resisted the temptation to bowl overly short at the Indian batsmen on the encouraging WACA strip. Read More »

  • Cycling fraternity gives new track thumbs-up

    YESTERDAY, for the first time, cyclists were able to try out their new track at the National Cycling Velodrome in Couva, next to Ato Boldon Stadium. And they had only good reports for Sport Minister Brent Sancho who visited the facility. The Velodrome, one of the mega projects undertaken by the government, is due to be completed in June. Read More »

  • Davis Cup players clash at ‘Tranquil’

    TWO former Davis Cup players will clash for a place in the men’s doubles semifinals when the BG T&T Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament continues today at the club’s courts, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain. Both Michael Clarke and Dexter Mahase returned to the tournament last year after an absence of at least four years and they were triumphant in straight sets to set up today’s meeing two days ago. Read More »

  • ‘Sharks’ savage Rangers

    CENTRAL FC maintained top spot in the Digicel Pro League by beating the bottom team St Ann’s Rangers 6-1 while contenders North East Stars moved into third top spot, at the expense of Defence Force, who they edged 3-2, at the Marvin Lee Stadium on Tuesday night. Six different scorers found the net for the Couva Sharks, while Rangers used two goalkeepers. Read More »

  • Gayle still loving it

    Chris Gayle isn’t ready to talk retirement from Test cricket as yet, but he is monitoring a recurring back injury which may force him to further scale down his appearances for the West Indies. The powerful, 35-year-old batsman has expressed his love for the five-day format over the 50-over or T20 version, but has revealed he is waiting to after the ongoing ICC World Cup to assess how he can juggle the demands of Test cricket with a “crazy” international schedule. Read More »

  • Marsden, Martin to spearhead T&T Carifta squad

    Trinidad and Tobago 2013 World Juniors representative Tyla Martin, Nanjin Youth Olympian Johnnya Ferdinand and top local open water swimmer Christian Marsden will lead the T&T pool swim team and open water teams respectively when they travel to Barbados for the April 4-8 Carifta Swimming and Open Water Championships. Read More »

  • ‘Flamingo’ draws just four

    An historic paltry four-runner field has been declared for this year’s running of the1,350-metre Flamingo Stakes, joint-feature on Saturday’s ten-race card at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. The quartet in the $100,000 contest is made up of three Jamaica-breds; champion juvenile colt War Maker, fellow John O’Brien trainee Criminal Intent, and maiden War Council. Beterlatethannever, also conditioned by champion trainer O’Brien, completes the line-up. Read More »

  • wi not daunted

    Allrounder Darren Sammy says West Indies is not daunted by the prospects of facing unbeaten India when the two teams clash in the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B fixture on Friday. West Indies remain in contention for a place in the quarter-finals having won two matches and lost two and with two more matches to play in the preliminary round. Read More »

  • Balancing act
  • Pollard back for ‘Volcanoes’ clash

    West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard will provide a much needed boost to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team ahead for the eighth round West Indies Cricket Board Professional Cricket League four-day match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes which bowls off on Friday at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. Read More »

  • Merry Boys, Comets battle for top spot

    Merry Boys and Alescon Comets will battle for the top spot in Group B of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premiership Twenty20 competition at Pierre Road in Charlieville from 2 p.m. today. Read More »

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