Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Youth Olympic qualifiers David Mc Leod and Kristin Julien shattered championship records as they led Trinidad and Tobago to second place at the end of the first night of the 29th Carifta Swimming Championships Tuesday. T&T swimmers claimed six gold, two silvers and two bronze on a night when they earned 124.5 pts, to be marginally ahead of hosts Aruba (124) but behind the Bahamas (163). Read more »

  • TTFA, Tourism Ministry team up for Argentina

    Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will head to Argentina on Friday for site visits and meetings, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s two June international matches against World Cup qualifiers. T&T’s first friendly is June 4 in La Plata against World No.3 ranked Argentina, one of the favourites for the 2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup. The Soca Warriors then travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a second match against top Asian team Iran on June 8. Read More »

  • South take Under-19 title

    Dinesh Ramlal and Samuel Roopnarine took three wickets apiece to help South secure first innings points and thus capture the two-day BG T&T Under-19 InterZone final, yesterday at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain, Couva. Read More »

  • Emma Davis goes for another ITF Junior tennis title today

    EMMA DAVIS will go after her second title and fellow two-time national Under-14 champion Scott Hackshaw will contest both boys’ finals when action in the Under-14 division of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Tournament winds down today at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval. Read More »

  • Taylor takes on Raymond at boxing championships

    Experienced female boxer Chimere Taylor will take on Stacey Ann Raymond on the opening day of the 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Boxing Association (TTABA) National Championships today. Opening day action begins from 6 p.m. at Woodbrook Youth Centre, and will see a total of six fights, five of which will be contested among the men. Read More »

  • Army four points adrift

    The race to become the first team to win the $1 million Digicel Pro League football first prize is likely to be settled during two meetings between leaders Directv W Connection and defending champions Defence Force on May 4 and 6. Defence Force are now just four points adrift of W Connection (45 points) after edging St Ann’s Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night at Ato Boldon Stadium (ABS) to pick up a 13th victory in 20 Pro League matches. And the Army will attempt to further cut the lead tomorrow at the ABS, when they play a rescheduled match prior to the 2014 Lucozade Goal Shield final. Read More »

  • Wolfe scores fifth goal

    ANTHONY WOLFE scored his fifth goal of the season since joining Indian club Churchill Brothers in January and what an important one it was. Wolfe scored a 64th minute winner as Church Brothers won 2-1 away to New Radiant at Rasmee Dhandu Stadium in the Maldives yesterday in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup tie. Read More »

  • Guillen, Bravo put Queen’s Park in ‘quarters’

    A blazing unbeaten innings of 82 from skipper Justin Guillen ensured Queen’s Park Cricket Club a place in the last eight of the Premier Division Twenty20 competition’s Group A, as they thumped Moosai Sports by nine wickets yesterday at Honeymoon Park, Tunapuna. The “Parkites” restricted Moosai to 165 for eight, then made light work of the total through a big opening partnership of 130 between Guillen and Darren Bravo. Read More »

  • Canadian shocks top seed

    THE top seed went crashing out in his very first match when the National Badminton Championships served off Tuesday night at Central Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Chaguanas. After a bye in the first round, Alistair Espinoza, runner-up in the last two editions of the tournament, was beaten 21-19, 20-22, 21-13 for a place in the quarterfinals by Nicholas Bonkowsky. Read More »

  • Trainers still frustrated with handicapping

    THE PROMOTION of runners-up Buffalo Soldier and Spitfire has angered their connections, who are contemplating filing appeals to the Rating Appeal Committee against their promotion, since Headline News, who beat Buffalo Soldier in the 1,600-metre Champagne Stakes on the turf was not promoted. Buffalo Soldier, meanwhile, was raised by four rating points for his short-head defeat, moving him from 92 to 96. Read More »


    Trinidad and Tobago team manager Dexter Voisin was a satisfied man at the end of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort de France, Martinique. T&T finished second on the medal table with six gold medals, seven silver and 12 bronze. Jamaica produced yet another dominant performance, topping the table with 42 gold medals, 34 silver and 12 bronze, for a grand total of 88. Read More »

  • Swimmers go for glory

    David Mc Leod, Kristin Julien, Jada Chai and Justin Samlalsingh were all competing for gold last night, the first night of the 29th Carifta Swimming Championships in Savonetta, Oranjestad. Read More »

  • Waithe inspired by Walcott’s Olympic gold

    Shakeil Waithe’s Carifta javelin gold medal did not come by chance. It was a result of a two-year journey inspired by Keshorn Walcott’s Olympic gold medal in 2012. The Tobago athlete was one of six Trinidad and Tobago Carifta gold medalist who returned to Trinidad, yesterday, after competing in the 2014 Carifta Games, at the Stade Pierre Aliker in Fort de France, Martinique. Read More »

  • Stresses and strains

    It was a forgettable regional season for both Darren Bravo and Adrian Barath, but national coach Kelvin Williams sticking by them. Read More »

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