“It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life, but I had to go out there knowing my father is dead and not even buried as yet. I had to do it for him.”

There was no bereavement leave for Rheann Chung. Within days of the death of her beloved stepfather, Caribbean table tennis legend Dexter St Louis, the France-based Trinidad and Tobago player made the long trans-Atlantic trek from Bordeaux to Guatemala City to compete in the Pan American Games qualifying tournament.

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CARLISTA MOHAMMED captured her third title in successive days when the curtain fell on the National Tennis Championship yesterday at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Immani Matthew, Jenique McLaren and Kymani Felix emerged as the standout athletes at the NGC/NAAA National Juvenile Track and Field Championships, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, on the weekend.

It’s not “do or die” for the West Indies but captain Jason Holder is hoping to celebrate his 100th One-Day International with a victory that would keep his team in the hunt for a semi-final place when their ICC World Cup campaign resumes today.

If the West Indies fall to Bangladesh today their World Cup is effectively over. Yes, mathematically they will still be in it and many diehards will be invoking the tired cliché of cricket’s glorious uncertainties.

AFTER playing the sixth and final match of the opening day after press time last night, Trinidad and Tobago will return first thing this morning (9 a.m.) in the Men’s Pan American Volleyball Cup in Mexico.