Thursday, June 22, 2017

NOTHING GUARANTEED*

Jun. 22, 2017, 12:17 AM AST Comments

Former Test and one-day captain Darren Sammy believes West Indies are still not guaranteed of a berth in the ICC World Cup, even if they are forced to tackle ICC lightweight sides in a 10-team qualifier scheduled for next year. The Caribbean side currently look likely to miss out on automatic qualif

Kumble controversy overshadows India arrival*

Jun. 22, 2017, 12:15 AM AST Comments

Powerhouses India arrived in Trinidad Tuesday for their limited overs tour against the West Indies under a shadow of controversy after Anil Kumble dramatically stepped aside as head coach over a rift with captain Virat Kohli. Kumble was set to oversee the series in the Caribbean but opted to stand d


T&T off the mark in ‘Pan Am’*

Jun. 22, 2017, 12:13 AM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago got off the mark in style when the Pan American Volleyball Cup continued on Tuesday night in Peru. After expectedly losing their first three matches in Group B, the six-time Caribbean champions took two very close sets and then rolled in the third to defeat Chile 26-24, 25-22, 25


Thomas targets #7

Jun. 22, 2017, 12:5 AM AST Comments

Mikel Thomas is a six-time national champion in the men’s 110 metres hurdles. On Saturday, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, the 29-year-old athlete will bid for title number seven. Thomas will surely be tested at the 2017 NGC/Sagicor National Open Championships by rising sprint

Neblett going guns in taekwondo*

Jun. 22, 2017, 12:2 AM AST Comments

A NATIONAL taekwondo athlete is riding a wave of success in his cho­­sen sport, having won three medals—in­clu­­­ding two golds—in re­­gional competition recently. Khaidem Neblett, an Amalgamated Security Services officer, won both his gold medals in Aruba and a silver medal in Suriname.


Walters hails opening partner Matthews*

Jun. 21, 2017, 11:59 PM AST Comments

ROOKIE Felicia Walters says she is enjoying her stint at the top of the order with Hayley Matthews after producing another enterprising opening stand for West Indies Women, albeit in a losing effort against Pakistan Women in England, on Tuesday. The pair put on 49 for the first wicket at Grace Road


‘Lease’ crowns for Ready twins*

Jun. 21, 2017, 11:57 PM AST Comments

ON a day of upsets, Ready twins Charlotte and Nicholas were expectedly crowned champions when the curtain fell on the first part of the Lease Operators Limited Junior Tennis Tournament Monday at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval. Charlotte, runner-up in the Catch National Junior Championships two month


Hometown muscleman Charles is back*

Jun. 21, 2017, 11:54 PM AST Comments

DARREM CHARLES returns home, bringing with him two American professional guest posers for the 2017 SportWorld Classic Invitational body building and fitness championships, which takes place on Saturday at the NAPA (Northern Academy for the Performing Arts), Frederick Street, Port of Spain.

Skeene suffers in JITIC*

Jun. 21, 2017, 11:52 PM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago’s most successful junior of the season failed to make any impression when the under-18 division of the JITIC (pronounced HITIC) Regional Junior Tennis Championship continued Tuesday night at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua. Solange Skeene had reac


Williams, Theodore win ‘Defend It’*

Jun. 21, 2017, 11:50 PM AST Comments

DANEIL WILLIAMS warmed up for the Beach Volleyball World Championships in triumphant fashion Monday at Maracas Bay. The country’s top-ranked player combined with Joel Theodore, one of the indoor stars of last month’s Super League, to capture the men’s title in the “Defend It&