Wednesday, December 28, 2016

NEW TURF*

Dec. 27, 2016, 11:6 PM AST Comments

The National Hockey Centre is set to receive a spanking new artificial turf surface in time for the hosting of the FIH Men’s World Hockey League Round 2, from March 25 to April 2 next year, in Tacarigua. “We are ready to face the new year because in March we host the Men’s World Le

Taylor leads Thunder to victory

Dec. 27, 2016, 11:4 PM AST Comments

A season-best knock from Stafanie Taylor anchored Sydney Thunder to a comfortable, eight-wicket victory over struggling Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League yesterday. The West Indies Women’s captain struck four fours and two sixes in 48 not out from 37 balls, making her a


All about the vibes

Dec. 27, 2016, 10:58 PM AST Comments

“How you going?” It seemed the obvious way to start chatting with Nigel Grosvenor, because well-being is not something he takes for granted these days. He can’t afford to. It’s the Saturday evening of the annual Football Lime at St Anthony’s College; the end of year get


Canadian team for T&T training camp

Dec. 27, 2016, 10:49 PM AST Comments

Canadian team, Club Aquatique Montreal (CAMO), has chosen Trinidad and Tobago as their winter training base for the new year. A team of 13—inclusive of two coaches—arrive in Trinidad tomorrow and dive right into the pool for a packed training schedule.

EYES ON IPL*

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:17 PM AST Comments

Following a breakthrough year in international cricket, Trinidad and Tobago opening batsman Evin Lewis is hungry for more success, and has targeted breaking into the Indian Premier League. “I am just hoping for the best and if I do get that chance I will just go out there and do my thing,̶


League Reps to TTCB: Call in police

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:16 PM AST Comments

The National League Representatives on the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) want the local body to involve the Police in the matter involving one of their officials and a youth team player. Last week the NLR expressed via a press release their “deep disappointment,” at what they


Mendez expects ‘tactical’ St Ann’s*

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:12 PM AST Comments

CHRISTMAS celebrations could spill over on Boxing Day for the connections of either Rocket Wheels or Golden Choice after the running of the 1,350-metre St Ann’s Stakes for West Indian-bred two-year-old fillies today. This is one of the three showcase events on the Boxing Day ten-race card at S


Injury fears keep Del Potro from Aussie Open

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:11 PM AST Comments

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro will miss next month’s Australian Open and possibly his country’s Davis Cup first round tie against Italy because of injury concerns. The former US Open champion has been plagued with wrist injuries for the past three years and after an impressive

Ending the exasperation*

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:7 PM AST Comments

What is preventing us from being as good as we seem to think we are? From Gus Logie’s words of hope for the Red Force to Tom Saintfiet’s optimism before the national men’s footballers’ journey to Nicaragua yesterday, to really almost anyone commenting about sport in this coun


Central deliver holiday cheer

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:6 PM AST Comments

Central FC completed their busy Christmas schedule on Friday when managing director Brent Sancho delivered Christmas gifts to the Couva Children’s Home.


‘Bigman’ out of Gold Cup

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:4 PM AST Comments

BIGMAN IN TOWN is out of today’s running of the marquee 2,000-metre Gold Cup. It is the ninth race out of ten at Santa Rosa Park, and will be run off around 4.30 p.m.


ALL NOT LOST*

Dec. 24, 2016, 8:3 PM AST Comments

Despite languishing at the bottom of the standings at the half-way stage of the Digicel Regional Four-day tournament, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force coach Gus Logie believes the campaign is far from over. “We always have hope,” the coach said, ahead of the Christmas break. “In the s


Footballers off to Nicaragua

Dec. 24, 2016, 8:0 PM AST Comments

The national men’s football squad completed its residential training camp with an early morning session at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium yesterday and will depart Port of Spain for Managua, Nicaragua today for two international friendlies against the Nicaragua, on Tuesday and Friday of next week.