Thursday, January 12, 2017

BETTER NOW*

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:3 PM AST Comments

While Tom Saintfiet's sudden resignation as Trinidad and Tobago football team coach came as a shock to members of the football community, the feeling is that it was better to come now than after key World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Mexico in March. Yesterday, Saintfiet tendered his resignatio

Saintfiet: No support from TTFA

Jan. 11, 2017, 10:0 PM AST Comments

It was actually more than “a 10-days” job, but yesterday Belgian Tom Saintfiet quit as Trinidad and Tobago's senior men's national team coach, citing lack of support from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and its president as the reason.


Simmons explodes in run fest

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:57 PM AST Comments

West Indies opener Lendl Simmons marked his return from injury with a whirlwind hundred as Cane Farm United outscored Munroe Road in a run fest at the UWI UNICOM Twenty20 tournament in St Augustine late on Tuesday evening.


Lights out*

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:55 PM AST Comments

ANGUS EVE is known to be hard-nosed and does not give up things easily. But rather than have 22 footballers, substitutes and staff travel to a venue to play just two minutes of football, Club Sando coach Eve conceded the time lost when a lighting failure put an end to his team’s Pro League foo

Murray survives QPCC vote

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:53 PM AST Comments

Darren Bravo is due to meet with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials this month. Bravo is currently barred from both international duty and regional cricket following his dismissal from the One-Day Tri Nation series in Zimbabwe last November and his subsequent sending of a pre-action protocol


Jumadeen has faith in Ramdin*

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:51 PM AST Comments

CHAIRMAN of the national cricket selectors Raphick Jumadeen, has high hopes for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Regional Super50 series under Denesh Ramdin. The local franchise has struggled in the four-day format, but will have a much more experienced and balanced team under Ramdin for the


Sancho: John-Williams has questions to answer

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:47 PM AST Comments

Former national team player and sports commentator Brent Sancho says the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has some serious questions to answer over the resignation of T&T’s latest men’s senior football team head coach Tom Saintfiet.


King Arthur back in the mix

Jan. 11, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

KING ARTHUR, whose entry in the ICWI Joseph Hadeed SFA National Stakes had been initially thrown out on Tuesday morning, has had his entry accepted. He will leave from the nine-gate in Saturday’s feature event over 1,800 metres.

MIRACLE NEEDED*

Jan. 10, 2017, 10:55 PM AST Comments

Tom Saintfiet has begged for more time to re-shape the national team, but two local football personalities feel his days are numbered as national team coach. Belgian journeyman Saintfiet replaced Stephen Hart in December, following Trinidad and Tobago’s 3-1 defeat in Honduras in November in Wo


Pollard fails to fire for Strikers in latest defeat

Jan. 10, 2017, 10:51 PM AST Comments

Kieron Pollard failed to make an impact and Adelaide Strikers suffered their fourth loss of the Big Bash League season, when Melbourne Stars edged to a two-wicket victory, yesterday. Pollard conceded 17 runs in two wicket-less overs, as the Stars successfully chased 153 for victory in the 22nd match


Club Crusoe whip Central Sports to reach UWI semis*

Jan. 10, 2017, 10:48 PM AST Comments

Defending UWI UNICOM Twenty20 champions Club Crusoe held their nerve to beat Central Sports by four runs in their quarterfinal match yesterday on the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground at The UWI Sports and Physical Education Centre (SPEC) in St Augustine to secure their place in the final four. Centr


Linda retains top ranking

Jan. 10, 2017, 10:44 PM AST Comments

LINDA Partap-Boodhan has finished as the top-ranked female table tennis player in the country for the last two years. However, after winning three of the five tournaments to emerge as a clear No. 1 for the first time in her career in 2015, the 41-year-old only managed to take the lead at the final h


No complacency as Parkites prepare*

Jan. 10, 2017, 10:38 PM AST Comments

Defending champions Queen's Park Cricket Club will start the 2017 domestic cricket season as favourites but coach David Furlonge insisted that his players still have to perform on the field to win matches. The Parkites made a clean sweep of Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board titles last season, clinc