Monday, October 20, 2014

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Already with a foot inside the final four of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, Trinidad and Tobago’s national women’s footballers look to cement a spot in the World Cup qualifying round this evening when they face Guatemala from 5 p.m. in Washington DC at the Robert F Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Seeking to become a historic first Caribbean team to qualify for a Women’s World Cup, a positive result will see T&T’s Soca Princesses into Friday’s semi-final against likely Group B winner Costa Rica —which would be a first meeting between the teams since splitting a couple of friendly internationals in San Jose two years ago, when Costa Rica won 1-0 and T&T 4-0. Read more »

  • Williams hits back in Tarpischev row

    Serena Williams says Russian tennis federation president Shamil Tarpischev’s comments about her and her sister Venus are “sexist, racist and bullying”. Tarpischev, who is also the Russian Davis and Fed Cup captain and a member of the International Olympic Committee, referred to world No 1 Serena and Venus as “the Williams brothers” on Russian television. He made the comments on late-night show ‘Evening with Urgant’ but claims they were taken out of context and only meant as jokes. Read More »

  • Waldrum expects T&T women to complete mission

    The past two days has been all about recovery for this country’s senior women’s footballers. And the possible effects of that will be known this evening when they square off with Guatemala in their final Group encounter at the CONCACAF Finals in Washington DC, USA. Overworked or not, the Soca Princesses intend to do whatever is necessary to progress. Read More »

  • West Indies A make inroads but rain reigns

    West Indies A made breakthroughs at key intervals to limit Sri Lanka A as rain continued to ravage the second four-day “Test” at the Uyanwatte Stadium, yesterday. Following the first day wash-out, the adverse weather allowed just 34 overs on day two, and the hosts limped to 137 for six after being asked to bat. Ashan Priyanjan top-scored with 40 and Kithuruwan Vithanage got 36 not out, while Dimuth Karunaratne weighed in with 25. Fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel (2-20) and Miguel Cummins (2-29), along with off-spinner Shane Shillingford (2-54) all picked up two wickets apiece. Read More »

  • ASJA Boys ‘Scotia’ champs again

    ASJA Boys College held on to their crown, but two of last year’s champions were dethroned in the Scotia Schools Table Tennis Championships Saturday at Jean Pierre Complex, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. Bishop’s High School Tobago battled back from 2-1 down to dethrone Naparima Girls College 3-2 in the under-15 final. Caribbean Under-13 champion Jasher De Gannes, who had drawn first blood for Bishops with an 11-6, 11-6 triumph over Danielle Dick, levelled proceedings at 2-2 by edging Nalini Boodoo 11-6, 5-11, 11-9. And then Shanekah Johnson, who had lost the second match to Boodoo 11-9, 11-7, upset Dick in the decider by the exact score. Read More »

  • Lewis hits ton as practice match ends in draw

    Opening batsman Evin Lewis struck a century as the Rayad Emrit XI versus Jason Mohammed XI practice match concluded in a draw at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva, yesterday. Lewis fired a knock of 106 from 103 balls, including 11 fours and three sixes in an innings lasting 155 minutes as the Emrit XI declared on 252-6 in reply to the Mohammed’s XI 146-4 declared, on the rain-affected first day Saturday. Read More »

  • Same old

    This is neither the beginning nor the end of anything. By abandoning the tour of India after the fourth One Day International on Friday, Dwayne Bravo and his team are merely participating in the continuation of a process. It is a process defined by dysfunction and mistrust between two of the three key parties in West Indies cricket that the third party—West Indians and fans of West Indies cricket—has endured for almost 40 years, at least. Read More »

  • Same Side impose authority over Enforcers

    CHARLIEVILLE SAME Side made light work of a modest 68-run target in defeating Canaan/Bon Accord Enforcers by nine wickets in the second semi-final of the CCN T10 Community Cricket League at the Avidesh Samaroo Park in Endeavour, Chaguanas, on Saturday. Same Side achieved the winning target in 6.4 overs for the loss of left-handed opener Ronald Ganpath as Balraj Ragoo and the hard-hitting Geno Balram featured in unbeaten 44-run second wicket partnership with Balram blasting a quick-fire 33 off 14 deliveries in his 13-minute stay at the crease. Read More »

  • Dandrade, Nero claim 5K titles

    Lionel Dandrade and Tonya Nero claimed the men’s and women’s title, respectively, in Saturday’s TTARP 5K around the Queen’s Park Savannah. Dandrade clocked 15 minutes and 34 seconds with Sherwyn Stapleton (15:50) finishing second and Shane Barran (16:04) third, to make up the three open male winners. Read More »

  • Only four for C’bean Championships

    TRINIDAD and Tobago will only be represented by four players in the Caribbean Table Tennis Championships from tomorrow in Cuba. The team for the one-week tournament is David Mahabir, Alaric Humphreys, Arun Roopnarine and Everton Sorzano. The quartet decided to pay their own way as the Trinidad and Tobago Table Association was unable to attain sponsorship for the team. Read More »

  • Govia looking ahead

    Coach of the successful Trinidad and Tobago men’s hockey team at the FIH World League First Round Raphael Govia was very pleased with the team’s performance in Jamaica but added the squad must focus on their finishing going into other tournaments. T&T won the tournament and qualified for the second round of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) World League in Chula Vista, California, USA, next February. Read More »

  • India 2016 Caribbean tour under threat

    The West Indies Cricket Board’s finances could take another huge hit with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) saying Saturday it was now reviewing its 2016 tour of the Caribbean. Indian officials are fuming after West Indies players abandoned the one-day tour of India on Friday, following the fourth One-Day International in Dharamsala, over a pay dispute with their union, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA). Read More »

  • Police, Stars into FCC semis

    POLICE FC needed a stoppage time Elijah Belgrave winner to defeat a gutsy Rangers 2-1 and book a spot into this Friday’s semi-final round of the First Citizens Cup (FCC) knockout. Also through to the semis phase are North East Stars, which defeated Caledonia 4-1 on penalty kicks. The competition offers a $100,000 first prize. Read More »

  • Doyle suspended for whip use

    Top British jockey James Doyle was suspended seven days and fined £10,000 for excessive use of the whip at Ascot on Saturday, a penalty that will prevent him from riding in Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita on November 1 as well as the Melbourne Cup in Australia on November 4. Read More »

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